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Look into my eyes: Children can be trained to improve recognition of other people’s emotions — ScienceDaily

Excerpt from  Look into my eyes: Children can be trained to improve recognition of other people’s emotions — ScienceDaily. Children can using training to spot crucial cues on someone’s emotional state, new research has shown. It is hoped the findings could lead to new or improved interventions for children and adults who have difficulty recognizing … Continue reading

Negative Relations Between Pacifier Use and Emotional Competence

Negative Consequences of Pacifier Use on Emotional Intelligence Facial mimicry – recognising and copying outward displays of emotion – plays a key role in the development of emotional understanding. Can a pacifier, which disrupts facial mimicry  by covering the child’s mouth, compromise this delicate process? New research from Basic and Applied Social Psychology shows young … Continue reading

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

Recognizing Empathy in Yourself, Are You a Highly Sensitive Person?

Excerpt from Recognizing Empathy in Yourself, Are You a Highly Sensitive Person? Recognizing Empathy in Yourself. Being a Highly Sensitive Person Article Written By: Lyn Rose-Hornabrook Many of us who were born with empathic abilities have not understood this “gift” until well into our adulthood. Those who were lucky enough to have parents that recognized … Continue reading

On Empathy

Empathy is a double edge sword: or why I am anti social and fat I have noticed that me and my sons are sensitive to a myriad of energies and effect them as well. For instance, I can not wear watches, they stop working after a few weeks of wear. I sense tiny amount of … Continue reading

How To Thrive As An Empath

Empath Grounding Strategies by Dr. Michael R. Smith Ways to Thrive as an Empath via How To Thrive As An Empath.