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Holidaying in Tokyo when you’re sensory sensitive

A week ago my husband and I came back from our holiday in Japan. My mind is still swirling with crazy, busy, colourful, noisy, fantastical images. Tokyo is another world filled with lights, sounds and constant sensory input.   In the wonderful world of Sensory Intelligence®, we use the analogy of a tree to depict [...]

By | May 31st, 2019|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Coping with Voting

Voting day is upon us!   For all South Africans eligible to vote (i.e. older than 18 and in possession of an ID book/card), 8 May 2019 is a very important date.  This is the day when you have a political voice as you get to choose your homeland’s future as one of the 26 [...]

By | May 7th, 2019|General Blog|0 Comments

Calm down and call your Sensory Intelligence® OT

Have you ever wondered what makes Sensory Intelligence® Consulting’s services different from other wellness interventions? Read on ...   What makes Sensory Intelligence® Consulting different? Our world is getting more complex by the day: our senses are constantly being bombarded from all directions. Due to this overstimulation of our sensory systems, our focus, concentration, productivity [...]

By | April 17th, 2019|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Did chewing gum help Tiger Woods win his 5th Master’s title?

At Sensory Intelligence® Consulting, we have always had a special interest in promoting effective learning in schools, improving wellness and productivity in corporate businesses & call centres and helping individuals to live a balanced, healthy life. And now Tiger Woods – winning his 5th Master’s title - has shown that Sensory Intelligence® is just as [...]

By | April 15th, 2019|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Why parents need Sensory Intelligence®

I have been working as an occupational therapist in a clinical setting for the past 20 years. Although the hands-on part of my work involves individual therapy with children, I have learnt over the years that a child cannot be treated in isolation. The importance of family members and dynamics must always be taken into [...]

By | March 25th, 2019|Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Why I need Sensory Intelligence®. How about you?

It was one of those crazy mornings. I had very little sleep the night before, back-to-back clients booked, a ton of admin waiting for me, and when I arrived at the office the discovery of a drenched floor. The rain from the previous evening had highlighted massive cracks in the wall that suddenly needed urgent [...]

By | March 25th, 2019|General Blog|0 Comments

Mama (In)sanity: Self-regulation to stay sane

In the eye of the storm Today was my 6-year old's hair-grooming day.  He has a sensitive sensory profile, and the cutting of his hair resulted in tactile discomfort. He generally finds it hard not to change clothes more than once a day so it came as no surprise that he wanted to shower and [...]

By | February 8th, 2019|Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Self-care that works for your sensory system

Last weekend we celebrated my mother-in-law’s birthday. A group of us were sitting around the fire, chatting and listening to music when the soundtrack to La Vie en Rose started playing. Everyone quietened down as Edith Piaf’s deep, soulful voice sang “non, je ne regretted rien”  - no regrets. (I am listening to the song [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

The best diet for 2019

Everyone’s talking diets.   We’re talking sensory diets (and snacks)   I’m pretty sure that after the festive season the words ‘snacks’ and ‘diets’ are on everyone’s lips (no pun intended!). Today we want to introduce you to a different kind of snack and diet.  It will not only keep you healthy, but will improve your [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Work-Life Balance for 2019

One of my favourite YouTube videos must be Mark Gungor’s description of the difference between men's and women's brains. In his very entertaining demeanour, he explains how men tend to store their thoughts and experiences in various boxes. These boxes are separated from each other, never touching, ensuring that each subject remains a stand-alone entity. [...]

By | January 9th, 2019|Blog general, General Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments