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Holistic Health Model

Holistic Health Model As mentioned at the beginning of this chapter, modern medicine is adapting and beginning to reincorporate some of the ancient wisdoms we have explored into its practices. In part due to the influence of holistic practices. These practices are quite different from modern medicine. They promote health prevention instead of intervention and … Continue reading

Spiritual Healing Modalities

Spiritual Healing Modalities As we discussed in chapter 2 and 3, quantum scientists are slowly demonstrating that energy drives the universe (Pagels, 2012)[i]. It is a puzzling element, although it can be measured and quantified, but scientists have no real idea of what it actually is. Yet, physics find that energy is the most fundamental … Continue reading

The Complexity of A Spatially Embedded Social Life

The Complexity of A Spatially Embedded Social Life I have observed that when they are unaware of themselves, my children define themselves by mirroring what others feel and think of them. It is as if they are empathic chameleons that reflect the dominant emotions and thoughts of a social environment. This leads me to believe … Continue reading

Eastern Medicine: An Embodied Animist Model of Health

Eastern Medicine: An Embodied Animist Model of Health In Ayurveda, one of the most ancient healing systems in the world, dated at approximately 6th century BC, illnesses are considered to be psycho-somatic in nature. Key to this Indian belief system is the idea that lifestyle influences the mind and triggers positive or negative reaction in … Continue reading

Indigenous Knowledge and Medicine

Indigenous Knowledge and Medicine 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 western medicine. Health varies depending on the geographic and cultural diversity within a specific indigenous community as a result there is … Continue reading

Chapter 4: Conclusion: From Trauma to Health

Conclusion: From Trauma to Health Highly sensitive people are our future healers, “king counselors”, explorers, teachers and artists (Aron, 2002)[1]. Highly sensitive children represent our future in that their abilities are necessary for creativity and innovation to continue and for exploration of the unknown. But they can only fulfill these roles if their sensory abilities … Continue reading

Chapter 4: No role models for sensorial growth

No role models for sensorial growth All this toxicity and our disembodied cultural values, suggest that space has been striped of its sensorial essence, in the process, leaving highly sensitive children with no sense of embodied self. Our mythology has taken children away from practices that could help them connect and learn to hone their … 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

Youtube Video: My life as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

By Stefan Alexander Lay Ⓥ Published on Jun 25, 2016 Over the years, I have come to understand myself and my character a lot better. In order to do that, I had to recognise I fell into certain categories of personality traits – i.e. Introverted, INFJ (Myers-Briggs Test) and a few years back, I realised … Continue reading

Video: The gentle power of highly sensitive people | Elena Herdieckerhoff | TEDxIHEParis

Elena is a mentor for highly sensitive and empathic entrepreneurs. She explains why we need to change the prevalent cultural narrative around highly sensitive people.