Hi, I have been calling myself highly sensitive for several years but as from this summer, no longer use this term to describe myself. I am discovering that at the bottom of a lot of problems, insecurities and symptoms I have struggled with over the years is a light processing disorder. I experience this really as an over-reaction to colour. Strangely I am not picking up enough red in colours and my son is picking up too much red in colours. This is causing our brains to go in a spin and it seems that our brains can’t organise or integrate our other senses.
I think it is already recognised that organisation and integration problems in our brains could be at the bottom of high sensitivity. I am thinking that for those of us with constant symptoms and problems, because light is all around us and we can’t turn it off (unless we go in a black box!) that visual processing problems could be the cause of our high sensitivity.
I would be really interested to hear other people’s thought on this.