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Can superpowers really come from struggles? With three simple steps, the answer is yes! Recognition, understanding and action allows you to take ownership of dyslexic or neurodiverse tendencies and ensure your child and family no longer feel incomplete or less than others. 

Join us for afternoon forums in either Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland to let go, be free and unlock dyslexia. Early bird ticket prices available now!

It’s a family journey, and belief change is key. Dyslexia Foundation co-founders Guy and Suzanne Pope-Mayell, who know this well from their own family experiences, will join us in helping show you how to turn survive to thrive.

This event builds on the launch of the fourth focus for Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand – the family. Following successful advocacy and action in education, youth justice, and the workplace, the family is the next arena for fostering paradigm change (mind-shift) in understanding and harnessing the strengths of dyslexia and neurodiversity.

Through two key presentations and an opportunity for questions & answers, the Forum will explore the reality of the family journey, looking at belief systems, deleting the ones that do not serve and installing those that do.

The centrepiece of the event is a dynamic presentation by international neural coding** experts Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland and Sarah Foo-Ryland. An equal dose of entertainment and liberation.


12.30-1pm Conference room opens, no allocated seating.

1:00pm - 2.30pm ‘Dyslexia Exposed’
Guy & Suzanne Pope-Mayell will distil their collective experiences into an hour of power and then provide answers to your questions. In addition to their 15 years of Dyslexia Foundation awareness, action, and advocacy, Guy brings his experience from 38 years of building an iconic and inclusive business (Cookie Time Limited), and Suzanne brings the insights from a background of Montessori teaching.

There will be 30 mins available for a question and answer session.

Afternoon Tea Break

3pm - 5pm ‘Buckle your seat belt’ (includes a short break)
Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland & Sarah Foo-Ryland: The Family Journey looks at the belief systems, deletes the ones that do not serve and installs those that do. Giving you and your child ownership, strength, empowerment and a willingness to take control and feel complete.

5pm - 5.30pm: Making Connections
Mix and mingle, strengthen connections and be part of a pioneering community. 

We look forward to seeing you there! Thank you!


  • Christchurch, Tuesday 10 August 2021, 1:00 pm-5:30 pm. The George Hotel
    50 Park Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013.
  • Wellington, Wednesday 11 August 2021, 1:00 pm-5:30 pm. Te Wharewaka o Pōneke on Taranaki Wharf, 2 Taranaki Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011.
  • Auckland, Thursday 12 August 2021, 1:00 pm-5:30 pm. Auckland Conference Centre, 12 Nicholls Lane, Parnell, Auckland 1010.
  • Hosted by Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand:
  • Sponsored by Cookie Time Charitable Trust:
  • $145 ($95 early bird for first 100 tickets)

*Note: If COVID levels change such that the event cannot be held, then we will reschedule the event. There are no refunds, many thanks for your understanding.
** Neural Coding is a trade mark of Your Life Live It