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Food and wine shows – to do or not to do?

I love food! I love tasting food, smelling food and looking at food. Above them all, I love making food. For years I miserably declared that I don’t have an inkling of artistic flair in me. However, give me an apron, a wooden spoon, a recipe book and throw in a glass of wine. Then [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

What is Sensory Intelligence®?

Knowing about your senses (see+hear+touch+taste+smell+move) and how they respond to your daily environment is important and can make a huge difference in your life. How does it work? It is based on primitive, unconscious brain-body responses: Your brain responds to the millions of sensory messages you receive at any given time per day through an [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|General Blog|0 Comments

Your brain is your biggest asset

”It is thousand times more powerful than the worlds most powerful computer…and it’s all yours!” Tony Buzan The top part of your brain is called the cortex, it can be described as the CEO of your brain. It is responsible for all your executive functions of thinking and doing. When cut through, the middle and [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|General Blog|0 Comments

The auditory sense

The AUDITORY sense is a primary sense we use on a daily basis to process information from the environment. It is vital for communication, interaction and performance. * Our ears are “switched on” 24/7... * We live and work in “sound polluted” environments... * We do not know what "quiet" sounds like anymore... People with [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|General Blog|0 Comments

The tactile sense

The TACTILE (touch) sense is a primary sense we use on a daily basis to process information from the environment. It is vital for communication, interaction and performance. Receptors for the tactile system are located in the skin. It has therefore the widest receptor field of all the senses. We use touch to feel and [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Corporate blog|0 Comments

Sensory defensiveness

Sensory defensiveness is the result of aversive or defensive reactions to what most people consider non-irritating sensory stimuli. Due to a low threshold/low tolerance the brain over-responds. It often leads to tension, anxiety, avoidance, stress, anger and even violence. Basic sensations have the potential to put the brain in “high-alert”, which coincides with a stress [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Corporate blog|0 Comments

Open plan office dynamics

The trend for the past 35 years in office design is to move towards open plan. It uses space more efficiently and is cost effective. It can be easily reconfigured and reduce construction cost. It further also encourages team work, sharing of information, and is seen as motivational for workers. Nearly three-quarters of U.S and [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Corporate blog|0 Comments

Sensory ergonomics

"Sen·so·ry” – adj. Pertaining to sensation; That aspect of consciousness resulting from the stimulation of a nerve process beginning at any point in the body and passing through the brain, especially by those stimuli affecting any of the sense organs, as hearing, taste, touch, smell, sight and movement. “Er·go·om·ics” – n. The study of the [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Call centre blog|0 Comments

A performance management case study

Mrs. X is a loan supervisor of a financial institution. Sensory Intelligence workshops were performed as part of a team building process for their company. Her sensory profile indicated very low thresholds, sensation avoiding traits with sensory overload occurring on a regular basis. She worked in an open plan office environment, in the middle of [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Corporate blog|0 Comments

Sensory Intelligence® and stress: When is too much too much?

We are bombarded by information from our environment on a daily basis. The human brain reacts to this information in a particular way and on certain levels, depending on: * in-born neurological threshold * general health and wellness * type and intensity of the information Levels of reaction to the environment:  1. I’m Ok A [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|General Blog|0 Comments