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Are you a highly sensitive person?

01 August, 2019 / Mateusz

Although the very term “a highly sensitive person” may seem puzzling to us, research indicates that they can constitute as much as 20% of the population! Despite many other similarities, highly sensitive people are not introverts and show a number of specific characteristics that we can observe in everyday situations. How does this work in […]

Mental hyperactivity, and how it is… to think too much

30 July, 2019 / Mateusz

Do you have the impression that your mind is overcrowded; with thoughts, questions, conclusions and emotions? Are you constantly told that you are “oversensitive” and react too emotionally to everything around you? Or maybe you have the feeling that something is wrong with you? If you answer these questions affirmatively, you may be mentally hyperactive. […]

The difficult art of rest and relaxation while on holidays?

01 July, 2019 / Mateusz

After long months at work, it’s time for a well-deserved holiday. However, not everyone is able to really enjoy their holiday time. According to statistics, we waste as much as 30 per cent of our holidays and only 13 per cent of employees feel really rested when they return to work. How can we really […]

Cortisol – beware of this hormone

01 July, 2019 / Mateusz

When we start to stress, our body reacts as if we were fighting or running away. This condition is mainly determined by cortisol, called the “stress hormone”, an excess of which can damage our body and mind. Fight-or-flight The fight-or-flight response was well known to our ancestors. During hunting and gathering food, the human body […]

The facets of melatonin

19 June, 2019 / Mateusz

Melatonin is responsible for our sleep, protects against many diseases and helps fight depression. However, although it has a number of beneficial features, it can be dangerous. Even so, it is readily available in every pharmacy, like the most common vitamin supplements. From the brain to the intestines Melatonin, also known as the “hormone of […]

“Baby on board” – how to survive car travel with a child

14 June, 2019 / Mateusz

Travelling can be stressful for both the child and the parents. For safety reasons, the child must be placed in a seat with fastened belts, which is most often the reason for his discomfort and resulting dissatisfaction. When we add motion sickness, hunger and boredom to the feeling of restraint, the journey can become a […]

Tired working mothers

16 May, 2019 / Mateusz

Researchers are sounding the alarm – women should not go back to work soon after giving birth. Why? Intermittent and ineffective sleep, as well as the constant night vigil for the child, can cause the new mothers permanent fatigue and frustration. Such an unstable emotional state cannot possibly have a positive effect on job satisfaction […]

Sensory Overload

14 May, 2019 / Mateusz

Everyday life provides us with hundreds of situations in which our cognitive processes are put to the test by a flood of incoming information. Technological development has resulted in pervasive advertising in an extremely wide range of diverse stimuli. The increasing proficiency requirements and overloaded learning programs that are not adapted to the capabilities of […]

Naps are more important than you think!

10 April, 2019 / Mateusz

The culture in which we live has made the line separating professional and private reality very fine and thin. Many of us end up working at home, think about it during weekends and holidays, and there is not much time left for a real physical and mental rest. A short break and specifically a short […]

Weighted blanket in a charitable service

02 April, 2019 / Mateusz

Weighted blankets are therapeutic accessories that are gaining enormous popularity. Each of them is unique, made to order and adjusted to the weight and preferences of the user. But what happens to pieces that have been returned and are not suitable for sale? Owners of Senso-Rex® and GravityBlankets® brands have decided to give them a […]

Bruxism, or how the body relieves tension during sleep

29 March, 2019 / Mateusz

In Europe, this affects up to 25 percent of the population, mostly young women and men, but it also occurs in children. Bruxism, or the unconscious clenching of the jaw muscles during sleep, happens above all to people living in constant tension and stress, causing a number of afflictions and dangers. What exactly is bruxism […]

Exercising the sense of touch – creative activities!

11 March, 2019 / Mateusz

Touch is a very important sense which has a great influence on physical and psychological development of a child. In the first days and months, a baby needs contact with mother’s skin in order to feel safe and within subsequent phases, touch influences the development of the baby’s nervous and emotional system. What is more, […]

How to raise an optimist?

11 March, 2019 / Mateusz

A child is cheerful to a large extent thanks to their cheerful and happy parents. Our little ones carefully watch “adult” activities in stressful situations, how we react to failures and remember very well how the dialogues with our partner, friend or complete strangers look like. Even if not all of our behaviors can serve […]

How to Encourage Your Child to Read Books?

01 February, 2019 / Mateusz

Reading numbers in Poland shrink every year. Children are more eager to find entertainment in cellphones and tablets instead of books. This is a very disturbing phenomenon because, despite booming technology, reading improves the development of the youngest and stimulates them to further discover the world. How to encourage a child to reach for books […]

Relaxing Games for Children

16 January, 2019 / Mateusz

Nowadays when tablets and cellphones are children`s favourite toys, it is important to know relaxation techniques which will help the children to improve their thinking and other skills necessary to live in the today’s world. The best scenario is when they are connected with creative fun to fully engage our children in the play. Learning […]

Concentration Problems at School

21 December, 2018 / Mateusz

As parents we often wonder about the border between usual child’s distraction and a disorder that needs to be examined.  The problem begins when our child starts going to school and his behaviour attracts the teachers’ attention. What can we do to help our child get used to the rhythm and discipline of school or […]

Dangers of Putting to Sleep

02 October, 2018 / Mateusz

Publications on the latest methods of the upbringing of children and infants are gaining popularity. Many of them concern innovative ways of putting to sleep which are supposed to help parents setting the appropriate patterns from the very first months of their children’s life. As it turns out some theories may in practice be detrimental […]

Children gaining weight due to poor sleep. Is it possible?

09 June, 2018 / Mateusz

How long should a child sleep? It is assumed that an adult person should sleep more or less 8 hours, but such standard is much too low in the case of children. According to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, children’s developing bodies will be rested only after sleeping – during the day (i.e. including […]

Does social anxiety have anything to do with Asperger syndrome?

29 January, 2018 , / Mateusz

Asperger syndrome according to DSM V Pursuant to the DSM V disorder classification of the American Psychiatric Association, Asperger syndrome is included into a wider group of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). According to DSM V, the symptoms of Asperger syndrome include: A. Persistent deficits in social communication and relationships with numerous environments, as manifested by: […]

ADHD and child’s problems with sleeping

20 December, 2017 , / Mateusz

Snoring in children with ADHD Snoring can be caused by swollen tonsils that constrict pulmonary airways. Snoring and problems with breathing contribute to sleepiness. This will surely have a negative effect on the child’s well-being as well as both mental and physical condition on the next day. This will result in impaired attention, slow thinking […]

Procrastination might be a sign of serious disorders

13 December, 2017 / Mateusz

Procrastination and stress There are people for whom procrastination is a disturbance in life. Procrastination results in reduced social status as well as deterioration of their financial situation. Also, such persons are not able to change their behavioral schemes – putting things off for later. This is how the vicious circle of stress and procrastination […]

Exercises for adults with ADHD

13 December, 2017 / Mateusz

Exercise is good for the brain During their adult life, persons with ADHD disorders often struggle with a lack of concentration, slower thinking, forgetfulness, distraction, impulsiveness. These features tend to be devastating for both relationships with their loved ones and for their professional careers. Furthermore, all are linked to the most important organ of the […]

ADHD disorders – symptoms in children and adults

13 December, 2017 / Mateusz

Symptoms of ADHD in children ADHD disorder can manifest itself in three areas: attention deficit, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Attention disorders make the child: easily distracted, experience problems with performing difficult, long and monotonous tasks, and often do not finish them, experience difficulty in focusing on one thing, commit errors due to being distracted, experience difficulty […]

How to tell that you are not getting enough sleep?

27 October, 2017 / Mateusz

Swollen eyelids, bloodshot eyes, dark circles around the eyes, tired complexion – reducing your nighttime rest is related to the reduction of the deep sleep phase. This means that the body has insufficient time to regenerate and properly manage the hormones it produces. Thus, the dark circles and bloodshot eyes, skin eczema and a gray, […]

Work – how to be effective despite ADHD

24 October, 2017 / Mateusz

Dreamers and perfectionists Nobody is perfect. Therefore, there are no perfect employees. Many practitioners underline that one of the most significant elements of a successful professional career is adjusting one’s occupation to personal potential (competences, qualifications, predispositions, personality etc). Theory indicates three types of ADHD : predominantly hyperactive-impulsive (most common amongst men), predominantly inattentive (most […]

ADHD and stress

10 October, 2017 / Mateusz

Even when we omit the aforementioned chain of actions and reactions and assume that a person with ADHD experiences nothing but sympathy from the environment, we must consider that stress would accumulate in such a person anyways. Why? Because the limitations caused by ADHD make the afflicted person experience a feeling of loss of control […]

Why do we need sleep? What happens while we sleep – hour after hour

08 October, 2017 , , / Mateusz

11:00 pm – hour dedicated to biological regeneration While going to bed around 10:00 pm you can expect intensive biological regeneration effects even during the very first hour. This hour is definitely most suitable to ladies: the growth hormone comes to the forefront. It improves cell division eight-fold (compared to the level of the process […]

Games for children with ADHD

25 September, 2017 / Mateusz

Examples of games that reduce muscle tension and improve concentration: Pantomime – divide the participants into two groups – actors and audience. The former improvise a selected fairy-tale with their moves, the latter guess the title. Mechanic toys – you tell the child that it will have to play the role of a wind-up toy […]

Sensory integration and sensory integration disorders

14 September, 2017 , / Mateusz

Sensory integration that is the work of the senses The brain does not act alone. It receives stimuli from the outside world through various senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, vestibular as well as proprioceptive and interoceptive systems. What is important is the fact that those senses do not function as standalone, but rather complement one […]

Insomnia during a full moon – Moon’s influence on sleep

05 September, 2017 , / Mateusz

Our ancestors were perfectly aware of this in the past. They claimed that the full moon activates demons, vampires and dark powers. The moon within this lunar phase can cause irritation, nervousness, aggression and anxiety; enhance mental illnesses; stimulate sexual energy and increase fertility. While it had been deemed in the past either as a […]

Weighted collar – always ready to help

28 August, 2017 , / Mateusz

How does the weighted collar help? Weighted collars are used for people with psychophysical disorders. Most often they are used by people that are: autistic, With sensory integration disorders, with anxiety disorder with obsessive-compulsive disorder, with depression or similar mental disorders, with posttraumatic stress syndrome. When do we use a weighted collar? The design of […]

Sensory path – therapy during fun

08 August, 2017 / Mateusz

Sensory integration is the ability to receive, perceive, comprehend and appropriately organize sensory stimuli. This, as a result, affects the ability to learn and gain knowledge about the world. It is based on the functioning of three systems: touch system, vestibular system and proprioceptive system, which is responsible for the so-called deep sensation. Thus, we […]

Autism – how to calm emotions?

13 July, 2017 , / Mateusz

Preventing crises – eliminate irritating stimuli Of crucial importance here is to observe the child and eliminate annoying stimuli from the environment. In case of hypersensitivity to sounds, it is important to place the child in a quiet place that is conveniently isolated from all noises. A perfect shelter can be a room with noise-reduced […]

How can weighted blanket help a child with autism?

06 July, 2017 , / Mateusz

Weighted blanket, and autism Autism and developmental disorders are most often accompanied by sensory and affective problems. The deep pressure exerted by the closely spaced sensory weighted blanket allows children with these disorders to feel comfortable. How? The body experiencing decisive oppression becomes more static, organized and calmer. In such a state, it is easier […]

Fine motor skill activities

16 June, 2017 , , / Mateusz

How to recognize that a child has problems with fine motor skills? Parents can monitor their child’s progress with their hands during daily activities (checklist below). Bear in mind that although poor motor development may be a result of sensory integration disorders, this is not always the case. Sometimes the child develops acquired skills a […]

Weighted blanket and child – 6 ways for home therapy

13 June, 2017 / Mateusz

Action blanket weighted blanket Usually, we can unmistakably feel when we arrange our body in different positions. We are aware of our position, even when we lock eyes. Let us take a moment, close your eyes and try to touch the tip of your nose with your finger tip…each of us has tried this before. […]

Proprioceptive system dysfunctions – how to recognize them?

12 June, 2017 / Mateusz

What is a proprioceptive system? Proprioceptive receptors are located in muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. They read information related to muscle compression, muscle stretching, bending and straightening of joints, body alignment, body movement. The proprioceptive system allows the child to control his or her body position and movement. The child can plan and execute planned […]

Let yourself relax

07 June, 2017 / Mateusz

How to relax? Deep relaxation is possible with silent thoughts and lowering muscle tension. This is equivalent to getting rid of accumulated stress in the body. Purification of thought can be achieved by focusing on any object or activity of one’s own body, such as breathing. Controlling your breath or observing something in the environment, […]

How does a weighted blanket work?

25 May, 2017 / Mateusz

Weighted blanket is particularly recommended for sensory integration disorders, developmental disorders (including ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Down’s syndrome, Rett syndrome, Tourette’s syndrome, etc.), and neurotic disorders (e.g. Anxiety disorder, neurosis, depression, etc.). A weighted blanket and better control over body and emotions The weighted blanket is not a normal cover. Its weight and size are […]

Who can benefit from a weighted blanket?

24 May, 2017 , / Mateusz

Weighted blanket and insomnia Weighted blankets can be used before falling asleep as well as during sleep. They help users to calm down and relax. Furthermore, they ensure better quality of sleep. This is their main task and they fulfill it perfectly – this is confirmed by numerous observations from both scientists and practitioners. There […]

Weighted vest- a way to harness excess energy

22 May, 2017 , / Mateusz

Waistcoats are perfect for all ages. Those who already wear the vest have a good idea of ​​the impact it has on their lives; the type of vest they feel the best in, and which aesthetics suit them. The parents of younger children are much more likely to get bored, even if the child does […]

The weighted blanket – a luxury of a healthy sleep

18 May, 2017 / Mateusz

Who is the weighted blanket for? The sensory blanket is otherwise called a weighted blanket. The first name suggests a connection with the senses, the second one – with weight. It would be most appropriate to combine the two associations, because the blanket’s weight has an evenly distributed pressure, and thus affects the receptors (senses) […]

How to fall asleep and help a baby to fall asleep

17 May, 2017 / Mateusz

What happens in the child’s body during sleeping? A child who sleeps well is easier to assimilate. It’s not just about schooling, it’s about basic learning like walking, memorizing gestures, speaking, or understanding images. Receptive knowledge is responsible for organizing and assimilating. Sleep spindles produced during NREM sleep phase, which is a phase in which […]

Sensory integration with autistic children

15 May, 2017 , / Mateusz

The sensorial world of an autistic child. Every day we all use our senses and do so to a great extent subconsciously. We look, we listen, we taste, we smell and we touch. We also use our sense of balance and proprioception, or deep feeling. All this happens harmoniously and one could say “painlessly”. The […]