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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

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

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

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

The Highly Sensitive Family: How to Thrive In A Toxic World – Introduction


Introduction: Thriving In a Toxic World? The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn – Alvin Toffler If you are reading this book, you are probably looking for information to help a child who does not “fit” in or is … Continue reading

Family Experiences


A type of experience that is crucial yet somewhat invisible is the nature of our social life. The first ones a child is exposed to and that are vital to self formation are the relationships to the immediate family. One of the hidden sources of distress of our highly sensitive children can be ourselves. Indeed, … Continue reading

A Highly Sensitive Child’s Unitive Sensory Experience


A Highly Sensitive Child’s Unitive Sensory Experience Understanding the nature of a highly sensitive child’s sensory experience is crucial, yet not necessarily easy, as what is sensed may not be obvious. Their ability to read subtleties implies that highly sensitive children are holistic and empathic thinkers. One of the most common distinctions in the literature … Continue reading

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 try to understand … Continue reading

Spiritual Healing Modalities


As we discussed in chapter 2 and chapter 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 property of … Continue reading

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 that when highly sensitive children (or adults) are … Continue reading

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