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reblogged: Highly sensitive people: latent inhibition and creativity

Excerpt: ” One aspect of high sensitivity is increased sensory input. There are some intriguing research studies on how this works at the level of the brain and nervous system, and how it affects creative ability.” Read the entire article at: http://highlysensitive.org/64/highly-sensitive-people-latent-inhibition-and-creativity/

A Child’s Sensorial Experience of The World

Another important part of the process is to begin to observe within which environment a child is comfortable in and which one he/she is not. This dimension is where we can observe the spatial, temporal, and social experiences of a child. Schools, daycare, community centers, stores, malls and other social spaces (particularly new contexts) that … Continue reading

Experience of the Environment: Child, Family, Community and the world.

Given their heightened ability to process subtleties, we should consider the quality of external influences as central to the “self” formation of highly sensitive children. While the processing of sensory input is internal, the inputs themselves are external elements. Energy emanates from all sentient being, as such it is important to understand the quality of … 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

Social cognition in social anxiety: fir… – PubMed Mobile – NCBI

BACKGROUND: Individuals with social phobia (SP) show sensitivity and attentiveness to other peoples states of mind. Although cognitive processes in SP have been extensively studied, these individuals social cognition characteristics have never been examined before. We hypothesized that high socially anxious individuals (HSA) may exhibit elevated mentalizing and empathic abilities. METHODS: Empathy was assessed using … Continue reading

Poor social integration = poor health — ScienceDaily

There are many benefits to being supported by a strong social network. But can a bigger friend base actually make you healthier? New research shows that social relationships do have a positive influence our physical well-being. via Poor social integration = poor health — ScienceDaily.

Sensory Side Effects – A Sensory Life!

The Side Effects of Sensory Processing Difficulties Written By: Angie Voss, OTR The Most Common Side Effect: ANXIETY Three reasons why anxiety is almost always a factor, especially for those who over-register and demonstrate sensory sensitivities and sensory defensiveness: The brain switches to the sympathetic nervous system at a greater frequency than a neurotypical brain … Continue reading

▶ From “De-pressed” to “Deep Rest”: Depression as a Call to Spiritual Awakening? – Jeff Foster – YouTube

▶ From “De-pressed” to “Deep Rest”: Depression as a Call to Spiritual Awakening? – Jeff Foster – YouTube.

Extract: The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker | Books | The Guardian

The human capacity for compassion is not a reflex that is triggered automatically by the presence of another living thing. As we shall see in chapter 9, though people in all cultures can react sympathetically to kin, friends, and babies, they tend to hold back when it comes to larger circles of neighbours, strangers, foreigners, … Continue reading

Spherical Harmonics: The evolution of the circle of empathy

What is the circle of empathy? Empathy, as we all know, is the capacity to feel (or at least recognize) emotions in other entities that have emotions. Many people believe that this capacity is in fact shared by many types of animals. The “circle of empathy” is a boundary within which each individual places the … Continue reading