Sensory Stories # 21: Crowds can be sensory overloading…

Posted: 25 March, 2022

By: Annemarie Lombard


Today we’re talking about crowds – loads of people together in one space. This could be sporting events, outdoor markets, busy shopping malls, concerts or even fairs.

Do you like crowds or not? For some people, finding themselves in places with crowds is basically a bombardment to the senses. Visual stimulation from colours and movement, noise from people communicating and loud music playing, close contact with others with very little personal space… these are just some of the reasons that sensory avoiders (people with low sensory thresholds) may avoid crowds.

Watch the video to learn more about neurodiversity and individuality within sensory thresholds. At Sensory intelligence®, the purpose of our sensory stories are really to share day-to-day experiences and life lessons with you. We hope to make it easier to understand how our choices and behaviours are very much driven by our sensory wiring. This is extremely powerful and helps us to understand ourselves, people close to us, family friends and colleagues. It helps us to become more compassionate and considerate individuals.

#diversity #sensory #noise #choices #habits #crowds #understanding #insight

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👩🏼‍🎓 Annemarie has a PhD in Occupational therapy, Health Sciences and continues to be fascinated by sensory processing and the impact it has on our lives. She works with a dynamic team and a group of licensed users of the Sensory Intelligence® tools. She has also written a book, “Sensory intelligence, why it matters more than IQ and EQ”, which you can buy here.

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