This workshop will provide an introduction to using Sensory Modulation in Community settings for NGO workers. Participants will learn Sensory Modulation strategies to support clients who are experiencing panic, distress, anger, anxiety, dissociation and sensory overload. Many of the sensory items used are able to be low budget eg a bag of rice, ice pack and other common household items.
Sensory Modulation strategies are very useful for practitioners in Mental Health including Occupational Therapists, Social Workers , Nurses, Psychologists and Psychiatrists. Sensory Modulation involves using sensory input to change the way that a person is feeling. This can include :
calming or soothing sensory input
grounding sensory input
crisis kits and strategies
turning down sensory input
winding down for sleep
This workshop will be facilitated by Julie O Sullivan and Carolyn Fitzgibbon from Sensory Modulation Brisbane. Julie and Carolyn have co-authored the "Sensory Modulation Resource Manual " and provided consultation, training, supervision and client sessions.