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Finding our Highly Sensitive Voice: Building Sensory Literacy

Deep listening to highly sensitive children allowed me to deal with life from their perspective and to become their advocate. This process is important, as we model for them how to communicate their specific needs, they will develop the vocabulary to built their own voice and eventually advocate for their own needs. Building sensory literary … 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 Grounding Is Difficult For Highly Sensitive People + What To Do About It

Excerpt from article: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-17987/why-grounding-is-difficult-for-highly-sensitive-people-what-to-do-about-it.html   Being grounded is an essential skill for empaths and highly sensitive people who pick up emotions from the people and environment around them. It means that you’re present in your body and connected with the earth, allowing you to feel centered and balanced no matter what’s going on around you. If … Continue reading

reblogged: Depressive thinking can accompany being a high sensitivity personality

Excerpt: Intuitive people and HSPs may go to dark places In her article Growing Up Gifted Is Not Easy, Elaine Aron, PhD talks about this dark aspect of sensitivity. “Early in my research on sensitivity — while I was studying its relationship to introversion and the four Jungian functions of sensing, thinking, feeling, and intuition … Continue reading

Spiritual Healing Modalities

As we discussed in chapter 2 and chapter 3, quantum scientists are slowly demonstrating that energy drives the universe (Pagels, 2012)[i]. It is a puzzling element, although it can be measured and quantified, but scientists have no real idea of what it actually is. Yet, physics find that energy is the most fundamental property of … Continue reading

Social Life: empathy is a double edge sword

According to psychologist Susan Meindl, empathy is the earliest form of communication: “Human beings communicate through empathic connection from birth. Mothers and infants accurately read each other’s emotional communications. This skill is never lost and we all use empathic understanding of other people’s feelings to round out and nuance what they say to us. We … Continue reading

Space, technology and people as sensory overload

In The Globe and Mail article ” Why is walking in the woods so good for you?”, Alex Hutchinson explores the results from a study, which will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders, that found that volunteers suffering from depression who took a 50-minute walk in a woodland park improved … Continue reading

5 Tough Situations for Kids With Sensory Processing Issues – Understood

Excerpt from 5 Tough Situations for Kids With Sensory Processing Issues – Understood. What triggers a negative reaction for one child with sensory processing issues might have no impact on another. But here are some common trouble spots for kids with sensory processing issues. Read the rest via  5 Tough Situations for Kids With Sensory … Continue reading

Roots of Attention Overexitability

Roots of Attention Overexitability Such preoccupations seem particularly important at a time when an ADHD diagnose immediately calls upon the use of medication. If these drugs can help children operate quietly in the existing social and cultural constructions of our world, in the case of highly sensitive children and any type of gifted child, they … Continue reading