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Mark & making sense of your senses

Mark tells us about his experience of Making Sense of your Senses.

I did the Making Sense of your Senses course because I really wanted to do It after talking to Ash about it because she’d done the course a few months before. I didn’t really know exactly what it was, like I’d made some guesses, but I absolutely loved it.

I really loved it because it was both a mix of a lot of information but also really interactive – working with people, that kind of thing – it was social, lots of group discussion where people learn stuff about themselves by reflecting with other people.

Favourite bit of the course was realising I wasn’t crazy – like living in share houses and things – just because I have a different way of going about things. Like I’m not a person that can be quiet all the time whereas a lot of people seem quite content with that.

I’m also a lot more understanding of other people, like what works for them.

The topics are so relatable – you’re discovering something you kind of have an intuition about, but are getting clarification on it. Like you hear about it and you think “I think I know about that” and then you go and it’s like, “Whoa, there’s so much more to that!”

Personally, the way that I’ve benefited from it (MSOYS) was learning about what works for me in terms of a morning routine, and like working with my own sensory profile around that, and choosing environments – even in terms of going out – based on what works for me and what doesn’t. It’s also given me the ability to say no to people for different reasons and say, “Nah, that’s just not me” and having an understanding of why that is.

I’d just say come along & see if it connects to you.

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