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James Bond. Sensory Integration Hero.

James Bond. I bet that you think of him as many things.

He has good fashion sense. He is visually stunning. He is brilliant, witty and socially challenging at loud parties. He can step out on the balcony and whip a half a dozen trained killers who are bigger and stronger than him. He shakes it off with a ruffle of his jacket. He sensitively sneaks into a quiet back room to crack the safe and take the top-secret widget. He steps back into the party, charms the beautiful vixen and takes her home. Based on those “morning after” scenes, he’s a good kisser. He must have excellent oral-motor skills and fine motor control. All of this happens in the body of a middle-aged man who lives on very little sleep, rich food, and martinis. He must’ve had excellent therapists as a child.

I bet you’re saying, “That’s nice but how does that impact my day and my kid? 

Well, let’s take Jamie Mom. As an adult, she has things to do each evening. They might include, cooking dinner, eating, helping kids with homework, getting exercise, calling her mother, working on the computer, watching Friends again, putting cucumbers on her eyes, going to curves, checking Facebook, cutting tags out of clothing, putting the kids to bed, putting the husband to bed, getting a late night La Croix, well… you get the idea. There is a lot that she needs to get done.

If you haven’t read this post on tension, you should read it now.

Two of the hallmarks of poor sensory processing are the inability to transition and the inability to understand subtle information.   In the words of Indigo Montoya, “Let me explain –  No, there is too much. Let me sum up.” If we get things done quickly, get the details right and get onto the next thing, we can have more in our life that works right. This applies in situations from corporate business and driving in traffic to packing lunches and making contacts at cocktail parties. We can succeed a greater variety of situations and with people who are more diverse.

By improving your child’s sensory integration,
you give them a more successful and complete life.

By the way, this doesn’t just apply to children. You can get a tune up too. It worked for me. You can improve your structure more quickly with Integrative Bodywork, which creates better sensory integration, which creates the possibility of a more successful life.

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Tony Preston has written and taught about anatomy, trigger points and cranial therapies since the mid-90s. He has a practice in Atlanta, Georgia where he sees clients.

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