Alx Alt

Alx Alt has written 843 posts for The Highly Sensitive Family

Layer 4: Time: Values, Behaviours, People, History

Time is another important yet often invisible dimension of health that is key to understand. First, a highly sensitive child’s harmony depends on a fluid experience of time. When time is fluid, all activities are intertwined and exist as one, within the environment. We move in sync within the world using our broad sensory attention … Continue reading

Layer 3: The Body – A Behavioural Medium of Responses to Sensory Experiences

The body has an internal and external plane. The internal plane regulates what is going on inside of us. The external plane relates to elements from the outside world that influence the body and visa versa that the body influences. On the internal plane, we can observe highly sensitive child behaviours using the traditional holistic … Continue reading

‘Cultural learners’ in the cradle

Reblogged: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810113842.htm Date:August 10, 2016 Source:International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) Summary:Well before starting to speak, children from a very young age pay higher attention to the information received from native speakers of their language compared to the information received from ‘foreigners.’ A new study shows that this behavior, replicated already at the age of … Continue reading

Is depression in parents, grandparents linked to grandchildren’s depression?

Reblogged from: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810113654.htm Date:August 10, 2016 Source:The JAMA Network Journals Summary:Having both parents and grandparents with major depressive disorder (MDD) was associated with higher risk of MDD for grandchildren, which could help identify those who may benefit from early intervention, according to a study. read the entire story at: : https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810113654.htm

The Behavioural Dimension of Sensing

The first clue sensory experiences may be unbalanced is a child’s behaviour. An over-stimulated child who does not yet have the literacy nor the words to express sensory distress will turn to “out of control” behaviours to indicate something is wrong. If as a parent we can learn to recognize that cue, we can then … Continue reading

Layer 1: Inputs: The Hidden Dimensions of Sensory Perception Conclusi

Considering space as vital to sensory health, its quality becomes important to well-being, this leads to examine the role of the environment on a child’s sensory experience as it shapes the positive or negative nature of that energy. Consequently, understanding a highly sensitive child’s sensory health requires “detective” work since what is toxic can be … Continue reading

Sensory Experiences of Social and Cultural Contexts

Taking a deep look at our family lives, and cultural contexts, and given their heightened sensory capacities, also examining the physical environments they live in, for potential toxic experiences is crucial to understanding the environment that is influencing highly sensitive children’s behaviour. Particularly important aspects of sensory experience to explore are familial experiences, as they … Continue reading

The Senses: Center Of A Complex Perceptual Syste

Our body acts as a sensory input device that allows us to understand the world. Our theory of mind is informed by sensory experiences. Feeling and thinking happens once these experiences have been processed. There lies another difficulty to understanding the unique sensory experience of a child. What we understand as being the senses alters … Continue reading

Highly Sensitive Children’s Holistic Experience of the Environment: Identity and Sensory Experiences of Spatial and Social contexts

Holistic Experience of the Environment: Identity and Sensory Experiences of Spatial and Social contexts Interestingly, the quadrivia approach, that we saw earlier, reinforces from a theoretical perspective what aboriginal culture already articulated: a child exists in a social context, a family, a community and the world. Adapted from Cindy Blacksock’s aboriginal health model, which we … Continue reading

Reblogged: Why You Feel Too Much (and How to Cope)

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) manifests in many small, sometimes maddening ways. Itchy tags may be unbearable. Loud music intolerable. Perfume simply sickening. Whatever the specific symptoms, SPD makes it difficult to interact with your daily environment. Here are strategies for living better with SPD. by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. Read the article at: http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/229/slide-1.html?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=july