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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

The difficulty with sensory integration issues is that they take many different form?


Sensory integration issues affect many children for different reasons. Often people assume that SI are disabilities when really they are extraordinary abilities.  It is important to understand that an autistic/adhd/gifted child each have different needs but all have sensory issues. One thing that I am becoming very aare of is that SI issues change as … Continue reading

Sensitive children do not have the same symptoms as other children


Every time my children have a new ailments, the symptoms they show are not the ones normally reported. This is a very  important aspect of sensitives as they are very often misdiagnosed and cared for with the wrong treatments. The problem is that each time this happens, a potential trauma is created for the child. … Continue reading

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