"My panic attacks went away with Inspiration"

Shannon uses Inspiration to cope with her panic anxiety disorder, ADHD and dyslexia, while studying for her acupuncture qualification. Read more below and watch the video, where Shannon showcases how neuro-differences are a gift when paired with the best assistive technology.


How have you benefitted from Inspiration?

There are definite metrics. First, the panic attacks and the shakes, the need to run out of the room and self-isolate in the washroom to calm down - that went away. Not completely in all subjects, but it calmed down so that I could get to my frontal lobe and pay attention.

I felt safe because I had a tool that worked, and I knew I wasn't going to get left in the dust. It built my confidence up and my grades stayed up. After that first semester from hell, my grades and self-confidence made me think this isn't for me. I knew the subject was for me, but I didn’t know how to break through into the system. So Inspiration gave me that access.

It allowed me to master aetiology and pathogenesis without hating it. I was able to free up so much time re-doing my notes afterwards, because they were done in real time in class, in presentation quality. That just makes me feel good because I can read it later and remember this lecture verbatim, because I can remember things if I have a visual anchor.

It allowed me to have better connections with my classmates. I wasn't so scared and isolated, I wasn't as afraid to contribute, because what I had was a value and it always was a value that I had to offer, but I didn't believe it. I thought “I’m too much and I'm talking way outside of a box that they don't even want to look at. I'm losing them plus I'm twice their age.” So, Inspiration allowed me to create better bonds with people that were solid and they were able to trust me with the information and my insights, because I could actually express them in a way that they understood.

It helped me with my ability to accept myself, because all along I thought I was stupid, even though logically, I know I'm intelligent. I got great grades, I can think outside of the box and I'm an excellent strategist and negotiator. Inspiration gave me the confidence to know those things about myself. Then, accept that I can think like this and that doesn't make me a bad person, I just think differently.

I was sobbing when I went and got the programme. From my era, we don't accept help easily. Generation X - you have to do it on your own and just keep going. I was hiding huge parts of myself. So, people wouldn't see my faults, but my faults were my gifts. And Inspiration allowed me to share my gifts with people and build my confidence. It inspired people and the name is perfect “Inspiration”. It was an immediate stress reliever and then all these other things became cumulative. It's so simple, so clean and so wonderful.

Everybody needs this programme, everybody.

If you would like to learn more about Inspiration 10, click here, and for more case studies like Shannon's, click here.

Inspiration is an approved product for the Disabled Student Allowance.