every achievement in cinema history has led up to this moment
#that time that michael jordan retired from basketball to play baseball #and then was bad at baseball so went back to basketball #and in order to celebrate his return to basketball #we made a movie in which he teams up with 50 year old cartoon characters #to defeat the space aliens who magically stole the mojo of other famous basketball players #and planned to kidnap these 50 year old cartoon characters #so the cartoon characters who literally never played basketball in any of their cartoons #were like clearly the only way to settle this is with a game of basketball #and just when all hope seems lost #bill murray who has literally only been in one other scene in the movie #shows up completely without explanation #and no one questions it #and doesn’t even do anything to help the team like he literally just shows up to pass the ball to michael #and then michael jordan slam dunks the ball from half court to win the game #and someone in hollywood read that script #and was like yes perfect no changes need to be made let’s get this project going #i don’t believe in god #but i do believe in space jam
I too believe in Space Jam
Sensory Overload and how to cope.
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Sensory Overload And how to cope
Sensory overload has been found to be associated with disorders such as:
· Fibromyalgia (FM)
· Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
· Autistic spectrum disorders
· Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Sensory overload occurs when one (or more) of the body’s senses experiences over-stimulation from the environment.
Basically it feels like everything is happening at once, and is happening too fast for you to keep up with.
Sensory overload can result from the overstimulation of any of the senses.
· Hearing: Loud noise or sound from multiple sources, such as several people talking at once.
· Sight: Bright lights, strobe lights, or environments with lots of movement such as crowds or frequent scene changes on TV.
· Smell and taste: Strong aromas or spicy foods.
· Touch: Tactile sensations such as being touched by another person or the feel of cloth on skin.
Obviously, everyone reacts differently to sensory overload. Some behavioral examples are:
· Angry outbursts
· High energy levels
· Fidgeting and restlessness
· Shutting down
· Refuses to interact and participate
· Low energy levels
· Avoids touching/being touched
· Covers eyes around bright lights
· Covers ears to close out sounds or voices
· Difficulty speaking
· Poor eye contact
· Muscle tension
· Difficulty concentrating
· Jumping from task to task without completing
· Complains about noises not affecting others
· Overly sensitive to sounds/lights/touch
· Difficulty with social interactions
There are two different methods to prevent sensory overload: avoidance and setting limits:
· Create a more quiet and orderly environment—keeping the noise to a minimum and reducing the sense of clutter.
· Rest before big events.
· Focus your attention and energy on one thing at a time.
· Restrict time spent on various activities.
· Select settings to avoid crowds and noise
· One may also limit interactions with specific people to help prevent sensory overload.
It is important in situations of sensory overload to calm oneself and return to a normal level.
· Remove yourself from the situation.
· Deep pressure against the skin combined with proprioceptive input that stimulates the receptors in the joints and ligaments often calms the nervous system.
· Reducing sensory input such as eliminating distressing sounds and lowering the lights can help.
· Calming, focusing music works for some.
· Take an extended rest if a quick break doesn’t relieve the problem.
What if someone you know is experiencing sensory overload?
· Recognize the onset of overload. If they appear to have lost abilities that they usually have, such as forgetting how to speak, this is often a sign of severe overload.
· Reduce the noise level. If they are in a noisy area, offer to guide them to somewhere more quiet. Give time to process questions and respond, because overload tends to slow processing. If you can control the noise level, for example by turning off music, do so.
· Do not touch or crowd them. Many people in SO are hypersensitive to touch—being touched or thinking they are about to be touched can worsen the overload. If they are seated or are a small child, get down to their level instead of looming above them.
· Don’t talk more than necessary. Ask if you need to in order to help, but don’t try to say something reassuring or get them talking about something else. Speech is sensory input, and can worsen overload.
· If they have a jacket, they may want to put it on and put the hood up. This helps to reduce stimulation, and many people find the weight of a jacket comforting. If their jacket is not within reach, ask them if they want you to bring it. A heavy blanket can also help in a similar way.
· Don’t react to aggression. Don’t take it personally. It is rare for someone who is overloaded to cause serious harm, because they don’t want to hurt you, just get out of the situation. Aggression often occurs because you tried to touch/restrain/block their escape.
· When they have calmed down, be aware that they will often be tired and more susceptible to overload for quite awhile afterwards. It can take hours or days to fully recover from an episode of sensory overload. If you can, try to reduce stress occurring later on as well.
· If they start self-injuring, you should usually not try to stop them. Restraint is likely to make their overload worse. Only intervene if they are doing something that could cause serious injury, such as hard biting or banging their head. It’s a lot better to deal with self-injury indirectly by lowering overload.
To summarize—Remember the 5 R’s:
· Recognize the symptoms of overload.
· Remove yourself from the situation.
· Reduce the stimulus causing the overload.
· Relax your body and calm yourself down.
Rest yourself as you will most likely feel fatigue.
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