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Finding our Highly Sensitive Voice: Building Sensory Literacy


Deep listening to highly sensitive children allowed me to deal with life from their perspective and to become their advocate. This process is important, as we model for them how to communicate their specific needs, they will develop the vocabulary to built their own voice and eventually advocate for their own needs. Building sensory literary … Continue reading

Sensory Environmental Diet


According to scent chemist Steve Pearce[i], the sense of smell is by far the most powerful of all our senses, yet it is also our most underrated sense. Smell is the only one of our senses directly hard-wired to our brains. As such, it is the direct extension of the brain. Its direct contact means … Continue reading

Article: Why It’s ‘Self-Reg,’ Not Self-Control, That Matters Most For Kids


Source: http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/07/07/484910409/why-its-self-reg-not-self-control-that-matters-most-for-kids “As parents, it can be natural enough to conclude that when our kids act up or act out — at home, at school, away at the beach or park on family summer vacation — we should tell them to calm down and be sure they follow through. After all, isn’t it our job … Continue reading

Layer 5: Awareness: Senses, Others, Environment, emotional Responses, Neurons, Empathy, Balance, Genes


Sensory self-awareness seems complex in that sensory communication includes all the previous layers, which are intertwined in a dance of influence with one another that impacts how our senses react. If one of these elements is out of balance, how we perceive the world changes. As highly sensitive children develop awareness, they can begin to … Continue reading

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

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/

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study


 The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. The study is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente’s Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego. More than 17,000 Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) members … Continue reading

Indigenous Knowledge and Medicine


North American Indigenous pedagogy acknowledges diverse ways of knowing and respects the pluralism of knowledge. Like many traditional cultures, there seem to be an acceptance of highly sensitivity as a natural trait that some people simply possess. Their understanding of health is quite different from modern traditional western medicine. Health varies depending on the geographic … Continue reading

Time: How our past ancestors influence our present lives.


Recently, researchers have begun to demonstrate that the exposure of past generations to toxins are affecting current generations. According to the article ” Today’s Environment Influences Behavior Generations Later: Chemical Exposure Raises Descendants’ Sensitivity to Stress” ScienceDaily (2012)[i], researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Washington State University have seen an increased reaction … Continue reading

How Do Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder Change Over Time? – Understood


Excerpt  from: How Do Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder Change Over Time? – Understood. As kids grow older, their sensory processing issues may appear differently. Young children with sensory processing issues might be extremely fussy. In grade school, they might be awkward and have difficulty with transitions. And as teenagers, they may have trouble figuring … Continue reading

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