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Sensory hacks to beat stress

You can’t sleep, because your mind is racing. You have constant butterflies in your stomach. You can’t focus on one thing at a time. You forget someone’s name as soon as they introduce themselves. The slightest extra task reduces you to tears…   You know what I’m talking about it. We are all too familiar [...]

By | April 18th, 2018|Blog general, Corporate blog|0 Comments

How being water-wise affects your senses

If you live in or close to Cape Town your bathroom is littered with buckets.  You wear the same pants for a week.  You’ve become a mini-engineer with water-saving gadgets in your kitchen.  Your car is dirty.  You’ve even tried dry-shampoo (and maybe let that one go…).  You are definitely saving water.   Here at [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Blog general|0 Comments

Lunchtime is holy time

We’re all guilty on this one.  We’ve all done it.  The quick desk-snacking, the in-between-meeting munching, the one-finger-on-the-email, one-hand-on-the-toasted-sandwich typing.  Lunchtime has become a myth in the modern workplace.  With deadlines looming, workloads expanding and performance appraisals around the corner, we all know the feeling … there just isn’t time to take lunch!   Today [...]

By | March 21st, 2018|Blog general, Corporate blog|0 Comments

Mindfulness and Sensory Processing – Being in the “here and now”

How do you know you are here right now? Take a moment and really think about it. How do you know you are right here, right now, not somewhere else?   Well, of course you know that you are (most likely) sitting in front of a computer screen.  If you look around you, you can [...]

By | February 22nd, 2018|Blog general|0 Comments

Forget About New Year’s Resolutions

That's right, forget about New Year's Resolutions.  Try Reflective Practice instead.   Forget the pressure for everything to be perfect and to change all your bad habits when the calendar flips over to January. Instead of New Years’ Resolutions I’ve taken to a Reflective Practice for 2018. This is a more gentle exercise to reflect [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Tips to reduce stress over the holidays

The long-awaited summer school holidays are here, and with that the Festive Season. It is traditionally a time to spend with family and to make new memories. It is a time for fun in the sun, family gatherings and parties, shopping till you drop, and loads of festive food and activities. However, it is also [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|Blog general, Education blog|0 Comments

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

FIDGET SPINNERS – TOYS OR TOOLS

Fidget spinners, they are everywhere! And every child that doesn’t have one wants one. They are just the coolest thing to have right now. As adults, teachers and parents just don’t get it and find them a nuisance as well as distracting. Yet they are no different to past fads such as Yo-yo’s, Silly Bandz [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Blog general, Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Why Sensory Audits matter in the classroom

What is a teacher to do? There are so many sensory types in a classroom and each child in that classroom has a different sensory need. One of the most difficult aspects of teaching is handling behaviour problems. Inappropriate behaviour interrupts lessons, tests a teacher’s patience and distracts the other children from the tasks at [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Blog general, Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Autism and the Senses

April marks Autism Awareness month. All around the world famous landmarks have been lit up with blue lights, a great way for the world to notice that Autism is real, it impacts more people than we can imagine and yet, there is still so much to learn about the condition.   There is no doubt [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Blog general, Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments