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The Power of Environments

Have you ever had a busy day at work and just needed to step outside for fresh air to clear your mind? Or wanted to start a difficult task on a messy desk and have the urge to first clear it up? Or automatically choose the table in the corner of the restaurant with your [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|Blog general, Corporate blog, General Blog|0 Comments

ADHD – Strategies to improve learning

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most talked about conditions within the schooling and parenting world. It is a controversial subject, one that leads to much distress in both teachers and parents.   ADHD is a neuro-developmental disorder that results in difficulty with the organising of actions and thoughts and is characterised [...]

By | May 24th, 2018|Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

The Sensory Side to Wellness

Stress - our common enemy. How many times this week have you answered “busy and stressed” when someone asked how you are?  Even though we all know how it feels to be stressed, not many of us understand how stress works.  For instance, did you know that there are 2 types of stress?  And that [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|Corporate blog, General Blog|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

Why you have to take some quiet & alone time

The world is loud and busy. There isn’t enough time in each day for the things that need to be done, never mind adding elusive concepts like ‘spending quiet time’ to the mix.  And I know what you’re thinking ….I don’t have time for quiet time! What on earth could I gain by taking some [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Corporate blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Beating Exam Stress

All around our country, students are preparing or are already busy writing exams. Our Matric students are already in the thick of it, and those in the lower grades have also already started or are soon to start. Exam time is a time when stress levels are higher than usual. Stress can be a positive [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Education blog, General Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health 101: Sensory Sips & Snacks

At the moment everyone - especially in Cape Town - is aware of the importance of saving water.  But this is no excuse to skip your 2 liters a day. Here at Sensory Intelligence Consulting we are all too aware of today’s busy, on-the-go world.  Unfortunately our bodies often take a backseat and we neglect [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Corporate blog, General 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