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Everyone Has Sensory Issues

Updated: Nov 22, 2020

Now...I know what you're thinking. Gin has really lost it now. What kind of judgemental title is THAT to name a blog? How does she know what is going on inside of me? Who is she to judge? I'm so glad you were wondering...asking yourself those questions! I'm not judging you at all! Instead, I would like to bring you some self-awareness. Sensory issues are when a child/person has a hard time receiving and responding to information from their senses. People with sensory issues are either over or under-sensitive to the stimuli in their environment. People who have sensory issues may have an aversion to anything that triggers their senses, such as light, sound, touch, taste, smell, or the two hidden senses: proprioceptive and vestibular sensory issues. Many of us can't stand to hear nails on a chalkboard, feel the tag in the back of our shirt, taste the textures of certain foods, deal with crowds, become dizzy, or walk backward...just to name a few.

If you recognize yourself in any of the above descriptors, you may have a sensory issue (or two, three, or all seven)! Good news, though...EVERYONE has a little quirk or two. If your sensory issue isn't taking over your life, that is fine. However, if your sensory issue is causing you to lose jobs or harm your relationships with others, it may be time to seek help from a therapist. Sensory issues ARE real, and the sooner you tackle them head-on, the better your life will be!!

Thanks for READING!

Gin Spaulding

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