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My Highly Sensitive Person Parenting Manifesto


Inspired by the slow moods manifesto http://slowmoodmovement.wordpress.com/manifesto/ After many years away, I am beginning the process of revisiting this blog, starting with my highly sensitive person parenting manifesto. Relearning how to sense is not an easy process. But I can say, that I feel much richer and fulfilled today than ever before. I have learned to … Continue reading

Chapter 6: A Sensory Base Integrated Health Framework for Highly Sensitive Children


Introduction “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates It is clear that without sensory literacy, we will continue to inadvertently disadvantage and hurt some of our most sensitive children. As we discussed in chapter 4, we tend to be unaware of the prevalent sensory toxicity in our western world, while other … Continue reading

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

The Hidden Dimensions of Sensory Perception


Part 1: Inputs: The Hidden Dimensions of Sensory Perception According to Dr. Aron, a characteristic of highly sensitive children is their sensory processing sensitivity. Sensory processing sensitivity is proposed to be an innate trait associated with greater sensitivity to environmental and social stimuli (Aron et al. 2012)[i]. Researchers Nilda Cosco and Robin Moore explain that … Continue reading

Chapter 5: Conclusion


Conclusion: The Need For A framework to Decolonize the Senses Whereas Ancient health wisdoms understood that our senses and space are central to our well being, modern cultures have colonized space and the senses, and led us to forget their importance. In the process we lost access to the wisdoms and knowledge of the past … Continue reading

Disembodied Electronic Spaces


Disembodied Electronic Spaces Discussing electronic technology in a book about the senses may seem counter-intuitive. However, today’s urban children are immersed in media that are altering their relationship to space in ways our species has never encountered before. A new spatial dimension has been introduced by our modern times. Electronic technologies have altered the nature … Continue reading

Inputs: The Hidden Dimensions of a Sensitive Sensory Life


Beginning to discuss highly sensitive children health means understanding what a heightened sensory or other kinds of heightened experiences are and how they influence how a child perceives the world. Given the spatial embodied knowledge is vital to the experiences of highly sensitive people, we will begin by examining the nature of space at a … Continue reading

Disembodied Electronic Spaces


Disembodied Electronic Spaces Discussing electronic technology in a book about the senses may seem counter-intuitive. However, today’s urban children are immersed in media that are altering their relationship to space in ways our species has never encountered before. A new spatial dimension has been introduced by our modern times. Electronic technologies have altered the nature … Continue reading

Comfort Zone | Article


Science is coming closer and closer to “getting us.” Our own research, in collaboration with experts in genetics and brain imagining, has yielded exciting results. However, we are repeating those studies with larger numbers so they can’t be discussed yet. Hopefully I can at the next HSP gathering, April 6 through 10 in the U.K. … Continue reading

Engineering Interact – Interactive science & engineering for 9-11 year olds


Engineering Interact – Interactive science & engineering for 9-11 year olds.  

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