Sensory integration

When the mind stops understanding the body

07 September, 2020 / Mateusz

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 / Mateusz

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 / Mateusz

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 / Mateusz

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 […]

Pathological worrying – see if you do it

09 June, 2020 / Mateusz

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 / Mateusz

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 / Mateusz

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 […]

Surprising ways to overcome the blues

12 March, 2020 / Mateusz

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 […]

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

24 January, 2020 / Mateusz

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]