I am a qualified and registered Occupational Therapist based in the West Midlands. I have always been interested in the relationship between our sensory responses and our emotions. It was fascinating to learn how simple sensory activities can be used in acute psychiatric settings to vastly improve a person's ability to engage with activities and their surroundings, and made me determined to explore more about how sensory approaches can be used to help people with more common mental health difficulties.
I am always learning, and I hope you will join me on my journey to develop a sensational approach to mental health!
Because through our senses we learn and adapt to what is 'around' us. To me the word suggests the global, holistic picture I aim to build of my clients.
Also, two of my favourite bands are Manic Street Preachers and Super Furry Animals. Coincidentally, the word 'sensaround' (or 'sensurround', which is close enough), appears in songs by both bands - I recommend you look up Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky, and Hermann Loves Pauline.