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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

Deep Listening: Connecting to the Senses and Emotions


Deep Listening: Connecting to the Senses and Emotions Professor David Popenoe, of Rutgers University[i], argues that one of the biggest observations of the last few decades is the deterioration in the bond between parents and children. He strongly emphasizes that the absence, emotional distance or preoccupation of parents strikes at the very heart of those … 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

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

Layer 4: Time: Values, Behaviours, People, History


Time is another important yet often invisible dimension of health that is key to understand. First, a highly sensitive child’s harmony depends on a fluid experience of time. When time is fluid, all activities are intertwined and exist as one, within the environment. We move in sync within the world using our broad sensory attention … Continue reading

Layer 3: The Body – A Behavioural Medium of Responses to Sensory Experiences


The body has an internal and external plane. The internal plane regulates what is going on inside of us. The external plane relates to elements from the outside world that influence the body and visa versa that the body influences. On the internal plane, we can observe highly sensitive child behaviours using the traditional holistic … Continue reading

The Hidden Dimensions of Sensory Perception


Part 1: Inputs: The Hidden Dimensions of Sensory Perception According to Dr. Aron, a characteristic of highly sensitive children is their sensory processing sensitivity. Sensory processing sensitivity is proposed to be an innate trait associated with greater sensitivity to environmental and social stimuli (Aron et al. 2012)[i]. Researchers Nilda Cosco and Robin Moore explain that … Continue reading

Highly Sensitive Children’s Sensory Health Framework


HSC’s Sensory Health Framework The subsequent framework is based on the following hypotheses: 1) Highly sensitive children uniquely combine heightened sensory intelligence to other forms of intelligence, which impart them with a different identity formation. 2) The characteristics of modern space influence highly sensitive children’s sensory experiences and, as a result, their well being. 3) … Continue reading

Chapter 5: Conclusion


Conclusion: The Need For A framework to Decolonize the Senses Whereas Ancient health wisdoms understood that our senses and space are central to our well being, modern cultures have colonized space and the senses, and led us to forget their importance. In the process we lost access to the wisdoms and knowledge of the past … Continue reading

Disembodied Electronic Spaces


Disembodied Electronic Spaces Discussing electronic technology in a book about the senses may seem counter-intuitive. However, today’s urban children are immersed in media that are altering their relationship to space in ways our species has never encountered before. A new spatial dimension has been introduced by our modern times. Electronic technologies have altered the nature … Continue reading

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