Theme Two: The Senses
We have five senses - sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. Our senses are associated with the way we explore, interpret and experience the world around us.
During the coronavirus pandemic all of our senses have been affected – not because our senses themselves have changed, but because the environment in which we sense has been altered.
So using one of the greatest poets of the English language, W.B. Yeats, phrase “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper” this fortnight we shall explore our current world by engaging all five senses.
As ever, we want to encourage everyone to share with us any resources or activities that you have found helpful and suggestions or ideas about what might be helpful to you and your family at this time. Please send your ideas and suggestions to Fiona Clark on firstname.lastname@example.org and Carole Taylor on email@example.com
Thank you and we hope you find some enjoyment and support from these resources.
Engaging the senses - You have 5 senses – sight, smell, sound, taste and touch. Your senses work together to let your brain know what is going on around you.
Nature's Way by Heidi Campbell - In this poem, the poet describes the relaxation in the company of nature on a day in the Spring.Download engaging the senses Download Nature's Way
Using our senses for mindful eating
Whenever we sit down to eat, we are not always ‘present’ in the process of eating. We could ask ourselves is there something on our mind distracting us from our meal, did we appreciate the efforts.
Our Dietitian, Nola Lynch has put together this piece on how to plan a meal which can excite all senses!Download mindful eating
We have put together a range of relaxation techniques to try and help you relax and unwind.
Learning to relax your bodies, can help reduce physical tension and make you feel less stressed.Download relaxation techniques
Songs around senses
We hope you enjoy this week’s selection of songs around the theme of the senses. You may find that some of the videos might take you back in time!
If you have any more suggestions, please let us know.Click here to listen