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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 Advertisements

Reblogged: Is It ADHD or Auditory Processing Disorder?


Does your child struggle to block out background noise, follow conversations or pronounce words correctly? Is she hypersensitive to sound? She may have an auditory processing disorder in addition to, or mistaken for, ADHD. Read the entire article at: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/731.html

Holistic Health Model


Holistic Health Model As mentioned at the beginning of this chapter, modern medicine is adapting and beginning to reincorporate some of the ancient wisdoms we have explored into its practices. In part due to the influence of holistic practices. These practices are quite different from modern medicine. They promote health prevention instead of intervention and … Continue reading

Chapter 4: No role models for sensorial growth


No role models for sensorial growth All this toxicity and our disembodied cultural values, suggest that space has been striped of its sensorial essence, in the process, leaving highly sensitive children with no sense of embodied self. Our mythology has taken children away from practices that could help them connect and learn to hone their … 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

Sensory Approaches to Treatment (Rebloged excerpt)


Sensory treatment approaches offer a person-centered, strength oriented, skill building model of care. Sensory strategies initially focus on an essential underlying building block of self-awareness and self-acceptance. They then help a person move from self-awareness to self-regulation and on to self-care and eventually to self-healing. This approach complements other components of treatment including medical care … Continue reading

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

Family Experiences


A type of experience that is crucial yet somewhat invisible is the nature of our social life. The first ones a child is exposed to and that are vital to self formation are the relationships to the immediate family. One of the hidden sources of distress of our highly sensitive children can be ourselves. Indeed, … 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

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