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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

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

Childhood is not a ‘mental disorder’ Posted by CCHR International on Friday, April 3, 2015


The Highly Sensitive Family: How to Thrive In A Toxic World – Introduction


Introduction: Thriving In a Toxic World? The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn – Alvin Toffler If you are reading this book, you are probably looking for information to help a child who does not “fit” in or is … Continue reading

What Causes the Rise of ADHD in Children?


One in 10 American children now has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a 22 percent increase from 2003. Boys are twice more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls ADHD involves a cluster of symptoms that include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behaviors. Often, children with ADHD struggle in school and have difficulty managing interpersonal relationships The cause … Continue reading

Book Chapter 1: Living in An Insensitive Culture, Introduction (draft 2)


Chapter 1: To Live in An Insensitive Culture When you lose touch with inner stillness you lose touch with yourself, when you lose touch with yourself you lose yourself in the world – Eckhart Tolle To be a highly sensitive child in the western world is challenging. Heightened sensory processing capabilities create real distinctions between … Continue reading

Communication means effective listening | Dr Nicholas Jenner PsyD MA


excerpt  from Communication means effective listening | Dr Nicholas Jenner PsyD MA. I can honestly say that there are not too many people who have had a true influence (some fleeting) on my life but Stephen Covey is one of them. His practical way of looking at making life better has always struck a chord … 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

Attention as part of an Intelligence spectrum


Attention spectrum as part of an Intelligence spectrum Howard Gardner and Thomas Hatch[1] identified nine types of intelligence that reflect extra “sensitivities” to the world: Naturalist Intelligence, Musical Intelligence, Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (Number/Reasoning Smart), Existential Intelligence, Interpersonal Intelligence (people Smart), Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (“Body Smart”), Linguistic Intelligence (Word Smart), Intra-personal Intelligence (Self Smart”), Spatial Intelligence (“Picture Smart”). … Continue reading

Introverted Body Temperaments


Introverted Body Temperaments It is thought that one of the most important differences between introverts and extroverts is the effect social life has on them (Laney, 2005). Introverts tend to be exhausted by a lot of social interaction; they recharge by being alone and need a lot of down time. Whereas extroverts recharge by being … Continue reading

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