Sensory Intelligence Book

Why it matters more than IQ and EQ, published in 2007

What is it about

Lights too bright? Music too soft? Blanket too scratchy? Not enough chilli in the curry?

We experience our environment in a unique way through our senses. The same sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures are experienced differently by different individuals. Sensory intelligence explains in clear layman’s terms how this works to help you understand why you and others respond to sensory input the way you do. It then tells you how to modulate your senses to adapt to your environment and other people or change your environment to fit your sensory preferences.

Improve your relationships

Conflict is often nothing more than sensory irritations, easily managed if you know what to look for. Practical and informative, Sensory intelligence can be applied in all spheres of life: work, home and relationships. It sheds new light on likes, dislikes, quirks and irritations and suggests a host of easy ways to change these if they are debilitating.

Contents of the book

Chapter 1: Reconnecting with the senses

Chapter 2: Sensory assessments

Chapter 3: The Sensory Systems

Chapter 4: Sensory intelligent relationships

Chapter 5: Sensory overload, stress and shutdown

Chapter 6: Self-regulation – stress management with a difference

Chapter 7: Sensory intelligent self-care

Chapter 8: Sensory intelligence in the workplace

Forward by Winnie Dunn

“Annemarie Lombard is bridging the gap between what professionals and researchers know about sensation and the public would benefit from knowing… When parents, partners, friends and co-workers understand each other and why they are reacting the way they do, it is easier to make adjustments.” Winnie Dunn (PhD, OTR FAOTA), Professor & Chair Department of Occupational Therapy Education, University of Kansas Medical Center.