What is high sensitivity?
Sometimes referred to as Sensory Processing Sensitivity, IS NOT a diagnosis or a disorder and should not be treated as such. Highly sensitive children are born with highly aware nervous systems as they are incredibly responsive to their environments, whether it is sounds, smells, the lighting or the overall mood of the people in the environment...highly sensitive children are responsive too and pickup on these circumstances quickly. They have a very sharp and keen sense of awareness, are very compassionate at an early age, are often gifted intellectually and are creative and emotionally aware, of others feelings.
However, these intensely perceptive children often get overwhelmed easily by noise, crowds, new situations, sudden changes and the emotional distress of other individuals. Criticism, defeat, distress and misunderstanding this gift in them, is something sensitive children feel deeply and depending on their level of emotionality, often take personally.
High sensitivity should not be overlooked, however it should not be used to label children either. It is imperative that teachers, educators and parents, of high sensitivity children, understand that these children need extra care and the impartation of empowering these children with tools to decrease their hypersensitivity, is a necessity, in order to thrive in school, home, church, social settings and life. We must begin to properly nurture, teach and comfort these children by identifying their strengths and speaking in to the fullness of who they are and who they are created to be, emphasizing and celebrating things like: their increased insight, creativity, compassion and empathy, to name a few.
This professional developmental course will offer a teacher/educator/parent observation checklist, emotional maturity and emotional resilience guide, that includes tips, tools and strategies; along with intervention recommendations and strategies, including classroom and home modifications and adaptations, so that the child can thrive and flourish, at an early age.
Let's begin to build up our children by educating ourselves with the information that we need, in order to impart wisdom, tools and languaging, that elicit healthy emotionality in children that are highly sensitive/sensory processing sensitivity!!