Emotional Overwhelm due to Sensory Overload


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Welcome to Emotional Overwhelm due to Sensory Overload

This webinar introduces us to the sensory system and explores how a child’s nervous system can feel overwhelmed by their environment and how to support them, through a sensory diet of activities.

It includes training and resources to get you started.

  • Ideal for families and professionals
  • Perfect staff CPD
  • Includes CPD Certificate
  • Accessible for 14-days
  • This webinar is free to Ultimate and Ultimate+ Members without any time restrictions.

Understanding how our senses work and how they impact our emotions is crucial, especially for children. Our senses, including the vestibular (balance) and proprioception (body awareness) systems, play a significant role in how we perceive and respond to the world. When children experience over-sensitivity, under-sensitivity, or sensory cravings, it can lead to emotional overwhelm. By assessing a child’s sensory needs, we can tailor strategies to help them manage their responses.

Implementing a sensory diet, which includes a variety of sensory-based activities, can help children meet their sensory needs effectively. These activities might include deep pressure input, swinging, or tactile play, all designed to calm and focus the mind. By exploring and using these sensory-based calming activities, children can learn to regulate their emotions better, reducing feelings of overwhelm and enhancing their overall well-being.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how our Senses Work and how they Impact on our Emotions
  • Understand the Importance of our Vestibular and Proprioception system on our Emotions
  • Explore Over-sensitivity, Under-sensitivity, and Craving Behaviours
  • Review how to Assess Sensory Needs
  • Explore how to Meet Sensory Needs using a Sensory Diet
  • Look at an array of Sensory-based Calming Activities


  • Sensory Checklist
  • Sensory Diet Toolkit

Training Duration:  1hr 13min

How to Access the Training

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  • To access simply click on ‘Watch Webinar’
  • This link will remain valid for 14-days
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