The biggest thing I have gained by treating my phorias is a sense of stability that I never had. it is a feeling that I know where I am in time and space. The over-riding feeling is that I belong.
The Root Cause of Sensory Processing Disorder – It is all About the Eyes
- Many highly sensitive people are sensitive to their perception of the spectrum, specifically red and blue light.
- Sensitivity to red and blue light causes the visual image not to always fall centrally on the fovea centralis at the back of our eye. Movement of the visual image from falling on the centre of the fovea (promoting sharp visual acuity) and switching on red and green cones, to image falling on outer edge of the fovea (promoting less sharp visual acuity) switching on blue cones, and all the incremental changes of these combinations, cause disturbance in our visual system.
- Disturbance in our visual system cause small muscle imbalances.
- Small muscle imbalances cause sensitivity to misalignment of our gaze (Phorias)
- Misalignment of our gaze causes issues with focus, tracking and depth perception.
- On a deeper level, misalignment of gaze causes Lack of Coherence (difficulty seeing the big picture or processing the whole.) A person’s world may appear to be unintegrated or flat.
- Lack of Coherence causes confusion. It is as if the brain is trying to do a giant jigsaw puzzle but can’t quite make the pieces fit together.
- Confusion overloads the nervous system and the result is sensory processing issues (visual, sound, touch and texture, proprioception, balance and interoception.)
- Issues with focus also cause too low or too high saturation of colour, augmenting the sensory issues of taste and smell.