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Part 4: Intensity as a pathway to personal change

Making sense of environmental toxics The denaturalization our environments has serious consequences to our entire body, mind and spirituality which originally formed out of our communion with nature. Adding sensorial settings to the realm of influence, it becomes evident that environments can be very toxic to humans.  Why wouldn’t our young be influenced by changes in … Continue reading

Part 3:Attention diet: space, technology and people as sensory overload

Attention diet: space, technology and people as sensory overload In The Globe and Mail article ” Why is walking in the woods so good for you?”, Alex Hutchinson explores the results from a study, which will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders, found that volunteers suffering from depression who took … Continue reading

Part 2: Toxic Environments

Environmental pollution as an assault on the senses It has been know for along time that our environments influence us. Leanne Rivlin theorized that the environmental cognition involved in human cognition plays a crucial role in environmental perception.  As early as 1947, Roger Barker who created the field of ecological psychology demonstrated that social settings … Continue reading

Part 1: Multi Sensory Intelligence

These sensory abilities are not disabilities Current research is starting to understand that many “disabilities” are special abilities or different ways of perceiving the world, not defects. Finally, an approach that helps to reduce the labeling of children which is often damaging to their self-esteem, and instead work on developing their gifts. It is clear that … Continue reading

Making Sense of a Toxic Life

As the first part of our experiment in Nicaragua is coming to an end, I am noticing many changes in us. The boys are much calmer these days. We have come very far the three of us. This experience is by far the hardest we are going through together but also the most rewarding, we … Continue reading

Aromatherapy for Emotions and Emotional Problems

Reblogged via Aromatherapy for Emotions and Emotional Problems. Aromatherapy for Emotions & Emotional Problems Aromatherapy and the Mind-Body Connection There is an undeniable connection between emotional and physical health. Extreme or prolonged emotional stress, sadness, grief, anxiety, and even tension caused by happy events, can have dramatic effects on the body. These physical effects manifest … Continue reading

Emotions: The 2 Types | Psychology Today

Emotions: The 2 Types What are the 2 types of emotions? Published on October 10, 2011 by Maureen Healy in Creative Development “There are two classes of emotions. One class needs to be expressed, talked about. … The other class of emotions includes anger, strong attachment, and strong desire; there is no natural end to … Continue reading

Kids Feeling Blue: 5 Ways to Get Them Talking | Psychology Today

Kids Feeling Blue: 5 Ways to Get Them Talking Is Your Kid Feeling Down in the Dumps? Published on October 5, 2011 by Maureen Healy in Creative Development Kids Feeling Blue: 5 Ways to Get Them Talking Is Your Kid Feeling Down in the Dumps? Published on October 5, 2011 by Maureen Healy in Creative … Continue reading

How to Break Your Addiction to a Person – Beyond Blue

How to Break Your Addiction to a Person posted by Beyond Blue | 7:00am Friday October 21, 2011 In his book, “How to Break Your Addiction to a Person,” Howard Halpern first explains what an addictive relationship is, then gives guidelines for recognizing if you’re involved in one. Then, he offers several techniques on how … Continue reading

Overview of learning styles

Overview of Learning Styles Learning styles graph Many people recognize that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. Learning styles group common ways that people learn. Everyone has a mix of learning styles. Some people may find that they have a dominant style of learning, with far less use of the other styles. Others … Continue reading