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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

A moving short film explores what it’s really like to live with ADHD.


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ71vgRzCA4 excerpt from:http://www.upworthy.com/a-moving-short-film-explores-what-its-really-like-to-live-with-adhd Erik Rosenlund was inspired to make the short film after becoming a father and remembering his own experiences growing up. Though he was never formally diagnosed with ADHD, the cause is still near and dear to his heart. “I think it’s a large chunk of myself to some degree,” said Rosenlund. … 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

‘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

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

Research news: Report identifies ways to boost children’s quality of life through outdoor learning


Source:University of Plymouth Outdoor learning can have a significant and positive impact on children’s quality of life but needs to be introduced more formally into the school curriculum in order for its potential benefits to be fully realized, a new report suggests. The report, published today, identifies a framework showing how governments could build on … Continue reading

Chapter 5: In search of a Sensory Health Model – Introduction


Chapter 5: In Search of a Sensory Health Model Time is timeless and knowledge priceless if you believe you are the breath of life versus the embodiment of life. – Cindy Blackstock Highly sensitive children are often healthy. Unfortunately, in our modern world, their ability to notice subtle changes in the environment can trigger major … 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

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