Not only did I gain awareness into my own sensory inputs, but also developed a better understanding of my partner’s threshold for sensory information, which greatly differed from mine. I appreciated the benefits of understanding this difference from a more compassionate place.
Three days after completing the course, I found myself reflecting on the insights I gained and had a deeper realisation of my own sensitivities.
For years, my partner had said things like; “You are not sensitive to what is going on for other people…” or had suggested that I was not aware of things going on around me. While I did acknowledge this at some level to myself, I had been greatly defensive about it to her. I did not want to admit that I was not sensitive to things.
However, after attending the sessions, I felt more in touch with my own understanding of this notion and was able to accept that I am not particularly sensitive to things unless I focus on them.
This also brought me to the realisation that having low sensory sensitivity has played a positive role in my life and allowed me to navigate through ups and downs more easily, without unnecessary worry that others may experience. In summary, I found the course to be greatly beneficial and insightful.
Written by Rick