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Take care of yourself in a few simple steps!

15 December, 2020

The unconscious education from our parents or the specific era in which we grew up made us carry many emotional deficits. It is through those deficits that, as adults, we enter into partnerships and love relationships with high expectations. Most often, we want someone to take care of us, create an atmosphere of security around […]

Where can I get the strength to live?!

14 December, 2020

We ask ourselves this question more and more frequently, and there often seems no prospect for change. Closed in the machinations of duties, everyday stress, frustration and rush, we begin to function and also to think like robots. We devote ourselves to work, children, home, and development. From time to time, we might catch up […]

When repressing emotions becomes destructive

14 December, 2020

Being able to control your emotions is a sign of maturity, but it can also have repercussions. Why do we actually repress emotions? When should we react and when should we be restrained? Is consciously repressing emotions a good way to deal with stress? The art of maturity Keeping your nerves in check is one […]

Sleeping in anger is bad!

04 November, 2020

Have you heard the sayings that “you should not go to sleep arguing with your partner” or “not take your anger to bed”? It turns out they are based on strong scientific arguments. During sleep, our brain not only strengthens negative memories but also makes it difficult to remove them from memory. Anger is like […]

Are you overwhelmed by everyday life? You may suffer from sensory integration disorders

04 November, 2020

Although the term “sensory integration disorders” may sound scientific and enigmatic, each of us has likely experienced some of their dysfunctions. People with SPD can suffer unknowingly throughout their lives by attributing their symptoms to character traits or lifestyle. Sensory Processing Disorder affects many everyday behaviours, which can accumulate and eventually may overwhelm us and […]

I hate Monday – how to beat the “Monday blues”

04 November, 2020

“Monday blues”, or “Monday syndrome”, is the tension and stress we feel on Sunday, before the upcoming new week. This fear can be present from Sunday morning, and with each approaching hour until Monday, it escalates and grows stronger. This unhealthy reaction can have rapid and unpleasant consequences for our health, so it is definitely […]

What does it actually mean to be here and now?

08 October, 2020

If each of us scrupulously wrote down our current thoughts, it might be that the vast majority of them relate to the past or a perceived future. Generally, only a small part of our attention is directed to what is happening now, because we think about the future almost automatically or we reflect on the […]

Get rid of destructive anger – 4 simple exercises

08 October, 2020

There are multiple situations in our lives that cause frustration. Amongst these are traffic jams, tripping over children’s toys at home, being late for a meeting, long queues and public transport delays. Although everyone experiences anger differently, we sometimes teeter on the verge of fury, which negatively affects our psycho-physical health. Here are 4 exercises […]

How to care for the comfort of our nervous system?

08 October, 2020

When we get into the whirlwind of work and responsibilities, we don’t think about how deeply entrenched our stresses and tensions are. Often, however, malaise or deterioration of health is not only due to everyday problems, but also excessive exposure to stimuli that disturb our mind and body. Our nervous systems have limits, which perhaps […]

Learning to live in the present – 4 hands-on exercises

08 October, 2020

Although we were taught about three kinds of time in school – past, present, and future – as adults we often forget what is happening to us here and now. Our thoughts are constantly revolving around past events or scenarios of what might happen tomorrow, a month or a few years from now. Weakening our […]

When the mind stops understanding the body

07 September, 2020

The harmony of body and soul is the basis of the philosophy and operation of Chinese medicine. According to the knowledge passed down from generation to generation and common methods of diagnosis, many diseases have a mental background, and the body becomes ill due to tension or frustration. What exactly happens when our psyche and […]

Sleep regression, and why you return to sleepless nights

17 August, 2020

Has your baby suddenly stopped sleeping the way he used to? Sudden changes in a baby’s sleep are often caused by the acquisition of new skills at a given stage, i.e. development leaps. How can you recognize sleep regression and deal with it effectively? According to specialists, sleep regression is the temporary deterioration of a […]

Is the baby stressed?

09 July, 2020

We usually don’t associate emotions such as stress with childhood, and certainly not as early as infancy. However, it turns out that we can completely unconsciously give our little one a sufficient dose of stress that will affect his development and functioning. What is infant stress? How does it manifest itself and how to prevent […]

Are you sure you know all your senses?

01 July, 2020

We all know that a person has five basic senses – smell, taste, touch, hearing and sight, through which we correctly receive information from the environment. However, there are other sensory systems that inform us about who we are, how we feel at the moment and what action we should take. What happens when they […]

Healthy sleep – time to return to the basics

01 July, 2020

We are happy to use the latest technologies, simplify our lives and organise everyday life more efficiently. However, there are areas such as sleep, where neither technology nor performance are our allies. In spite of various trends and fleeting theories, in order to sleep well, one should follow simple rules and principles. Here are some […]

Pathological worrying – see if you do it

09 June, 2020

Fear, anxiety, care or concern are normal states and emotions that we deal with in everyday life. However, they can go beyond healthy boundaries and turn into pathological worry. How do you know which type of behaviour you are dealing with and how to deal with it? To understand pathological worry, imagine standing in a […]

Suppression of emotions – through a sick soul to a sick body

09 June, 2020

When stress becomes a permanent part of our lives, and we accept its presence, more destructive changes begin to take place in the body. Over time, hiding from the mental load caused by the stress, and ignoring its warning signs, will cause our body to become physically sick. Do you perceive everything in terms of […]

The ‘yes’ approach – take care of your child’s mental balance!

07 May, 2020

Change can be a challenge for a person and means leaving the comfort zone to a greater or lesser degree. The functional changes we are experiencing during the #stayathome campaign are also rearranging the whole family system, in which one element affects several more. Forced quarantine is trying to balance new challenges – but we […]

Is a sleepy parent a worse parent?

27 April, 2020

It is no secret to anyone that raising young children is overcome by fatigue, especially in the first stages of a baby’s life. Parents often feel frustrated, irritable and have a very strong yearning for uninterrupted, restorative sleep. But what happens when parents of older children and teenagers suffer from sleep disorders? Does it affect […]

How and why should you get up earlier? Here are 5 reasons!

27 April, 2020

Mornings can be challenging; activities are performed in a hurry, stress, no time for breakfast or a moment for contemplation. Sounds familiar? Maybe it’s time to change your habits and start drawing energy for the whole day in the mornings. It is actually possible to start the day with a relaxing hot coffee accompanied by […]

8 things successful people do before bedtime

16 March, 2020

Although the whole balance of our activity during the day is important in falling asleep, it turns out that the last thing we do before falling asleep is the most important. It is this activity that affects the mood and energy levels the next day, as well as the quality and length of sleep. Successful […]

Surprising ways to overcome the blues

12 March, 2020

We all have bad days, moods and attitude to the world. This is completely normal. However, sometimes watching your favourite movie or eating a bar of chocolate is not enough to beat the blues. At times our internal negative state is deeper and requires more specific action. Therapeutic elements (and accessories) that we don’t use […]

Somniphobia – when sleep causes real fear

11 March, 2020

Somniphobia is a chronic and irrational fear of falling asleep and sleep, which is becoming increasingly widespread in modern societies. Sometimes it is also confused with insomnia, but this confusion just makes it harder for a diagnosis and a chance of full recovery. Avoiding sleep can lead to serious disorders such as severely reduced immunity, […]

21st-century stress – what is it and what are its sources?

24 January, 2020

Although stress and its sources may be a familiar topic, we are still underestimating its impact on our lives, health and ability to function normally. We are aware of the fact that it exists, and we feel its impact, but research shows, despite growing awareness, we are becoming increasingly stressed and exhausted by demanding emotions. […]


22 January, 2020

Although it may seem that little is happening during the sleep of a baby or child, actually many very important processes are occurring in his body. Effective naps and sleep allow rapid child development in the early stages of life. Furthermore, research shows that children have problems with concentration and emotions up to adulthood if […]

How Can We Overcome Our Negative Self-perception?

27 December, 2019

When we want to work on our self-assessment, we should answer the fundamental questions, “Who am I?” and “How do I feel about it?” Low self-esteem comes from long term negative perception of yourself. How can you reverse this thinking and stop being so hard on yourself? We assess ourselves poorly when someone touches and […]

Code of conduct for a hyperactive child

18 November, 2019

Although every child needs love and attention, children with psychomotor disorders need them even more. Their behaviour, tiring to everyone around them, causes serious problems and unpleasantness, especially to themselves. Given the ever-growing number of children with this type of disorder, it’s worth knowing how to deal with them to show as much understanding and […]

Smooth and cheerful mornings with children? It’s possible!

28 October, 2019

Is there anything more stressful for parents and hated by children than the morning wake-up calls for school? Do you believe it is impossible that this part of the day can ever be calm and joyful for everyone? It’s time to fix some home habits and make the mornings really enjoyable! Check out our proven […]

Effortless rest- 9 ways to have a good sleep

29 August, 2019

Sleep disorders already affect every second inhabitant of our planet. The pace of life, stress and the pursuit of material goods are increasingly driving us into the trap of depression, insomnia and even to a nervous breakdown. Instead of providing us with a better mental state, our habits only exacerbate the malaise, leading to extreme […]

How to survive when our life falls apart?

29 August, 2019

We have all experienced sadness, fear, regret or anger. These emotions usually stem from loss, either someone or something very close to us. Difficult times happen to everyone and cannot be avoided, but, despite this, we cannot get an absentee note for a broken heart or after an argument with a partner. The emotions we […]

Sweet Sleep: Dealing With And Overcoming Sleep Disorders

28 August, 2019

Sleep. We often take it for granted, expecting that every night we’ll drift into sweet slumber. But for millions of people around the world, sleep is a challenge. Due to sleep disorders, they find themselves unable to sleep, or worse. But what exactly are sleep disorders? And what causes them? In this post, we’re going […]

Are you a highly sensitive person?

01 August, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ,

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 ,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 , ,

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

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 ,

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 […]


05 September, 2017 ,

What processes occur during sleep? A brain deprived of sound sleep resembles a neglected hotel. It cannot function at an optimal level, and it is the first step in creating many deficits in the body’s performance. Remember that our physical and mental wellbeing depends on the proper functioning of the brain and this requires sleep, […]

Weighted collar – always ready to help

28 August, 2017 ,

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

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 ,

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 ,

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 , ,

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

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

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

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

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 ,

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 ,

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

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

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 ,

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 […]