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(Posted June 7th 2016 @ 7:05 PM by: Melody Reever)
Sensory issues can arise for caregivers as well as those affected by disabilities. Feeling overwhelmed is a common, familiar emotion to most of us. I too have felt like running, hiding, screaming, and hitting. Providing care for a person with high needs demands our focus, energy, and attention to detail—all of which are difficult to accomplish when sleep deprived and stressed.
So, we too can avoid and/or seek sensory input. To avoid we may hide, isolate, and withdraw from others. We may seek sensory input in unhealthy ways, such as overeating, shopping, and spending excessive time on media devices.
Give yourself permission to "hide" and "seek" in healthy ways. It is OK to take a time out, to set limits, and unwind your frazzled nerves.
I pray that you find a safe hiding place to run to; "Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty."
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