“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates It is clear that without sensory literacy, we will continue to inadvertently disadvantage and hurt some of our most sensitive children. As we discussed in chapter 4, we tend to be unaware of the prevalent sensory toxicity in our western world, while other … More Chapter 6: A Sensory Base Integrated Health Framework for Highly Sensitive Children (Draft)
We need schools like these in Canada. This seems a very important approach to foster and facilitate innovation and creation…. Source: Pourquoi j’ai créé une école où les enfants font ce qu’ils veulent. | Ramïn Farhangi | TEDxSaclay
Wonderful explanation of the need to think of neuro-sciences as an essential activism area. The idea of developing “neuro-wisdom” instead of being manipulated. IDriss Aberkane believes we are in a renaissance that can lead to a “neuro-naissance” or “neuro-fascism”…. Thus the importance of developing ‘neuro-rights”…. Interesting concepts….. I hope the book gets translated to english.
Excerpt from Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration | MindShift. The success and popularity of Minecraft in and out of classrooms is no surprise. It’s one of the best examples of the potential of learning with games because it embraces exploration, discovery, creation, collaboration, and problem-solving while allowing teachers to shepherd play toward … More Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration | MindShift
A comprehensive analysis of children’s rights in 190 countries around the world has now been released. Today, the Convention on the Rights of the Child remains the only formal global effort to improve children’s rights and the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. Only three U.N. member nations have not ratified the treaty: … More Global report card: Are children better off than they were 25 years ago? — ScienceDaily
Chapter 1: To Live In an Insensitive Culture When you lose touch with inner stillness you lose touch with yourself, when you lose touch with yourself you lose yourself in the world – Eckhart Tolle To be a highly sensitive child in the western world is challenging. Heightened sensory processing capabilities create real distinctions between … More Book, Chapter 1: To Live in An Insensitive Culture, Introduction (draft 2)
Chapter 3: Sensory Abilities Are Not Disabilities “That which you mistake for madness is but an overacuteness of the senses.” ― Edgar Allan The elimination of sensory awareness from our language and culture has resulted in their elimination from our medical narratives as well. This has had terrible consequences on the health of highly sensitive … More Chapter 3: Sensory Abilities Are Not Disabilities (Draft)
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Another area of our culture that we do not often associate with aesthetics is modern medicine. Nevertheless, it is a particularly powerful discursive and propagation tool of aesthetics. Its status as science makes … More Modern Medicine as Sensorial Anesthetics
We boast that we have conquered matter, and forget that it is matter that has enslaved us—okakura Children are taught to value specific approaches to sensory life that are highly regimented by our cultural rules. Indeed, psychologists have established that we have specific social norms and languages related to our use of time, space, touch, … More The Aesthetics of Space (draft)
Chapter 1: A Disembodied Culture When you lose touch with inner stillness you lose touch with yourself, when you lose touch with yourself you lose yourself in the world – Eckhart Tolle How we, as parents and educators, understand heightened sensory sensitivity and the senses is influenced by our culture and greatly affects our ability … More Chapter 1: A Disembodied Culture (Draft)
May 5, 2013 — More children today have a disability than a decade ago, and the greatest increase is among kids in higher-income families, according to a study to be presented Sunday, May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC. via Childhood disability rate jumps 16 percent over past decade.
Apr. 5, 2013 — According to several studies(1), more and more children around the world are separated from their homes and placed in residential facilities. However, most of them are neither orphaned nor abandoned: they are placed into these institutions due to financial or family difficulties, as is revealed by a new via How can … More How can children’s interests be protected in the face of poverty?