12 episodes

Welcome to the Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast! In season one, we are bringing you an 11-part deep dive into the world of your senses, sensory sensitivity and sensory overload, with the goal of discovering and sharing sensory-friendly solutions for daily life. You’ll hear the candid voices of the Sensory Friendly Solutions team, international experts, parents, industry leaders and first-person accounts and people like you, who have created solutions made for the real world. Podcast reflections and leadership are provided by Sensory Friendly Solutions Founder and CEO Christel Seeberger. She is someone who experiences sensory sensitivity and sensory overload herself, with adult-onset hearing loss. Christel also previously worked as an occupational therapist for more than 25 years. She founded Sensory Friendly Solutions to make the world more sensory-friendly for everyone. The Sensory Friendly Solutions podcast season one was produced by Matt George, and engineered by Zachary Pelletier.

Sensory Friendly Solutions Christel Seeberger

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome to the Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast! In season one, we are bringing you an 11-part deep dive into the world of your senses, sensory sensitivity and sensory overload, with the goal of discovering and sharing sensory-friendly solutions for daily life. You’ll hear the candid voices of the Sensory Friendly Solutions team, international experts, parents, industry leaders and first-person accounts and people like you, who have created solutions made for the real world. Podcast reflections and leadership are provided by Sensory Friendly Solutions Founder and CEO Christel Seeberger. She is someone who experiences sensory sensitivity and sensory overload herself, with adult-onset hearing loss. Christel also previously worked as an occupational therapist for more than 25 years. She founded Sensory Friendly Solutions to make the world more sensory-friendly for everyone. The Sensory Friendly Solutions podcast season one was produced by Matt George, and engineered by Zachary Pelletier.

    #11: Dr. Temple Grandin - Understanding My Autistic Mind

    #11: Dr. Temple Grandin - Understanding My Autistic Mind

    In this very special bonus episode of the Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast our Host Matt George is chatting with the towering Dr. Temple Grandin.
    Dr. Temple Grandin is well known to many for her trailblazing work as a spokesperson for people with autism and her lifelong work in the field of animal behaviour. Dr. Grandin has been with Colorado State University (CSU) for over 25 years and has led an incredibly productive and diverse professional life.
    Her life’s work has been to understand her own autistic mind, and to share that knowledge with the world, helping autistics and people who identify as neurodiverse.  Her understanding of the human mind has played a critical role in her work with animal behaviour, and she is one of the most respected experts in both autism and animal behaviour in the world.

     EPISODE GUIDE:
    3:48 Dr. Grandin shares her childhood experience living with autism
    4:38 Dr. Grandin shares her top research priorities 
    5:24 Educating other researchers
    8:17 What are the types of thinking? 
    10:32 Importance of routine during COVID-19
    18:53 Thoughts on standardized education
    24:11 What does high but reasonable expectations look like?

     INNOVATION:
    The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
     
    Thanks for listening - Christel Seeberger and the Sensory Friendly Solutions Team.

    Full blog posts and transcripts for each episode can be found on our website.

    Podcast leadership is provided by Sensory Friendly Solutions Founder & CEO Christel Seeberger.

    This podcast is produced by Matt George. is engineered by the great Zachary Pelletier and is part of the Unsettled Media Podcast Network.
     

    • 32 min
    #10: Dr. Peggy Bown & Laura Caswell - Reimagining sensory-friendly businesses

    #10: Dr. Peggy Bown & Laura Caswell - Reimagining sensory-friendly businesses

    In this episode of the Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast our Host Matt George is chatting with Dr. Peggy Bown and Laura Caswell. 

    EPISODE GUIDE
    4:49 Dr. Bown's Introduction
    7:26 Peggy's COVID-19 Experience
    11:10 Laura Caswell's Introduction
    15:12 Laura reflects on the early days of COVID-19
    20:14 Peggy introduces Sensory Friendly service provision
    25:58 Dr. Bown tells us about the "Patient Experience"
    27:33 Laura's Sensory Friendly journey with Neptune Theatre
    32:12 Laura's strategy for reducing the noise of the current moment
    33:39 Peggy's strategy for reducing the noise of the current moment 
    37:00 Season 1 Recap with Christel Seeberger 

    SEASON 1 RECAP
    Tune in to the final segment of this episode to hear Christel & Matt review the most impactful themes of Season 1.Thanks for listening - Christel Seeberger and the Sensory Friendly Solutions Team.

    Full blog posts and transcripts for each episode can be found on our website.

    Podcast leadership is provided by Sensory Friendly Solutions Founder & CEO Christel Seeberger.

    This podcast is produced by Matt George. is engineered by the great Zachary Pelletier and is part of the Unsettled Media Podcast Network.

    Thank you to our sponsor TakingITGlobal, ensuring that youth around the world are actively engaged. Head to risingyouth.ca to learn more and to become the next RisingYouth grant recipient.

    • 56 min
    #9: Trish Hamilton - Parenting a Child With Autism

    #9: Trish Hamilton - Parenting a Child With Autism

    In this episode of the Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast our Host Matt George is chatting with podcast host, marketing professional and mother of a wonderful boy who experiences autism, Trish Hamilton.

    EPISODE GUIDE:
    3:17 Trish's radical transitions in 2020
    7:03 Trish's experience in broadcasting
    8:39 Trish's thoughts on Podcasting
    10:00 Trish did not take her family for granted 
    11:02 Trish's experience teaching her son about COVID-19
    12:37 On Working From Home (WFH)
    17:13 Pursuing a diagnosis for their son
    20:10 Trish's family got help
    21:47 Why don't more families pursue diagnosis?
    24:24 What it means to have support
    27:01 The importance of listening to your gut
    29:08 Does Trish have strategies to reduce the noise of the current era?
    31:57 Christel's reflections
    37:24 Innovation segment 

    INNOVATION:
    Rhylee's Room & The Braedon FoundationThanks for listening - Christel Seeberger and the Sensory Friendly Solutions Team.

    Full blog posts and transcripts for each episode can be found on our website.

    Podcast leadership is provided by Sensory Friendly Solutions Founder & CEO Christel Seeberger.

    This podcast is produced by Matt George. is engineered by the great Zachary Pelletier and is part of the Unsettled Media Podcast Network.

    Thank you to our sponsor TakingITGlobal, ensuring that youth around the world are actively engaged. Head to risingyouth.ca to learn more and to become the next RisingYouth grant recipient.

    • 41 min
    #8: Dr. Winnie Dunn - Living Sensationally

    #8: Dr. Winnie Dunn - Living Sensationally

    In this episode of the Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast our Host Matt George is chatting with Dr. Winnie Dunn.

    Dr. Winnie Dunn is a world renowned expert on the ways that sensory experiences affect our everyday lives. She has studied babies to older adults to identify patterns of reactions to sensations, and has published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and books. Her book Living Sensationally understanding your senses is written for the public and contains over 100 entertaining stories to illustrate how people's sensory reactions affect their relationships and daily life. She has received numerous research and teaching awards as well, and has been invited to speak throughout the world. Her work has been featured in Time magazine, on Canadian Public Radio, in the London Times Newspaper and in Cosmopolitan magazine.

    Dr. Dunn is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she serves as a mentor for faculty and students.  She was previously a Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center for over 36 years.

    EPISODE GUIDE:
    3:25 Dr. Dunn allows us to read her Amazon bio 
    5:17 What it was like in America on election day
    6:16 Dr. Dunn talks about Stacey Abrams
    9:03 Positive psycology
    10:15 Winnie's reflections on COVID-19
    16:53 Winnie reflects on trends in Google search related to sensory overload
    18:58 How we can understand ourselves
    22:42 Dr. Dunn traces her career arc
    32:51 The power of coaching
    35:31 Winnie's writing: Living Sensationally
    41:56 Winnie's epic realization about the sensory world
    49:29 Winnie's strategy for reducing the noise of the current era 
    54:36 Christel's Reflections
    1:03:53 Innovation Segment 

    INNOVATION:
    Living SensationallyVivek Murthy's Book "Together"Thanks for listening - Christel Seeberger and the Sensory Friendly Solutions Team.

    Full blog posts and transcripts for each episode can be found on our website.

    Podcast leadership is provided by Sensory Friendly Solutions Founder & CEO Christel Seeberger.

    This podcast is produced by Matt George. is engineered by the great Zachary Pelletier and is part of the Unsettled Media Podcast Network.

    Thank you to our sponsor TakingITGlobal, ensuring that youth around the world are actively engaged. Head to risingyouth.ca to learn more and to become the next RisingYouth grant recipient.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #7: Stella Waterhouse - Decoding Autism and Preparing for sensory-friendly tourism.

    #7: Stella Waterhouse - Decoding Autism and Preparing for sensory-friendly tourism.

    In this episode of the Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast our Host Matt George is chatting with Stella Waterhouse.

    "As a second generation educator and autism awareness expert  I share my personal and professional experience and understanding of the autism spectrum and the many challenges that people with autism and their families face in their daily lives.
    My goal is to develop resources that will offer practical advice, insight and solutions to parents and teachers so that the child's life is enriched and supported and family life is enhanced."

    EPISODE GUIDE:
    4:21 Stella's first experience in the world of autism
    6:53 Stella describes "the 3 children:
    13:11 How parents respond to Stella's work
    14:56 Stella's take on how we're experiencing COVID-19 collectively
    20:33 Koloko Travel is born
    26:24 Oasis Cafe
    28:59 UK re-enters lock-down and her strategies for thriving in the current moment
    34:14 Christel's reflections
    35:16 Innovation Segment 

    INNOVATION:
    Autism DecodedKoloko TravelThe Oasis Cafe Thanks for listening - Christel Seeberger and the Sensory Friendly Solutions Team.

    Full blog posts and transcripts for each episode can be found on our website.

    Podcast leadership is provided by Sensory Friendly Solutions Founder & CEO Christel Seeberger.

    This podcast is produced by Matt George. is engineered by the great Zachary Pelletier and is part of the Unsettled Media Podcast Network.

    Thank you to our sponsor TakingITGlobal, ensuring that youth around the world are actively engaged. Head to risingyouth.ca to learn more and to become the next RisingYouth grant recipient.

    • 39 min
    #6: Karine Gagner - The Key to Innovation with Sensory Tools

    #6: Karine Gagner - The Key to Innovation with Sensory Tools

    In this episode of the Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast our Host Matt George is chatting with the great Karine Gagner, President of FDMT.

    Karine Gagner is the President of FDMT, a company specializing in high-quality educational materials and sensory tools.  She founded FDMT in 2002 and has grown it ever since.  It's goal: to offer a wide range of solutions for all children with or without learning difficulties in order to lead them towards academic success.  Her passion and motivation also come from the greatest project of her life: being the mother of a 17 year-old girl with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).  Every day, she works not only for her daughter, but also for all the children and parents who live in different situations and who need a little help.

    EPISODE GUIDE:
    2:23 Karine's Introduction
    3:26 Find out why Karine dug in even further 
    6:40 FDMT's COVID-19 Response
    8:56 Karine asks herself, " What is the essence of the business?"
    11:18 How we all deal with anxiety
    13:32 Our modern overload
    16:32 The origin story of FDMT 
    19:04 When Karine recognizes the impact of her business
    21:58 The power of awareness
    22:57 Why MANIMO has been such a success
    25:27 Karine's journey with her daughter
    30:54 Christel's reflections 
    33:57 Christel's reflections on a really special young man
    36:49 FDMT as leaders in the Sensory Friendly space
    43:06 Innovation Segment 
    Thanks for listening - Christel Seeberger and the Sensory Friendly Solutions Team.

    Full blog posts and transcripts for each episode can be found on our website.

    Podcast leadership is provided by Sensory Friendly Solutions Founder & CEO Christel Seeberger.

    This podcast is produced by Matt George. is engineered by the great Zachary Pelletier and is part of the Unsettled Media Podcast Network.

    Thank you to our sponsor TakingITGlobal, ensuring that youth around the world are actively engaged. Head to risingyouth.ca to learn more and to become the next RisingYouth grant recipient.

    • 47 min

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