Creating a Sensory Safe Space - A Step by Step Guide

Lifestyle Wellness
02 October 2021

A ‘Sensory Safe Space’ is a space, usually your bedroom or a private space in your home, where you can feel completely comfortable, with as many of your triggers minimised as possible. This is so important for everyone, as we can all feel overwhelmed at times. However, for those with disabilities that are impacted by external stimuli or sensory input, these are pretty much a necessity (if possible!) These disabilities are not just the first ones that come to your mind, likely autism and sensory processing disorder, but also for a large group of chronic illnesses. Often things like bright lights and strong smells can cause migraines, nausea, seizures and physical pain for many people. If this sounds like you, here is my step-by-step guide and top tips for creating a space where these symptoms are less likely to be triggered.

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Al (she/her) Disabled & Chronically Ill Creator, Writer, Advocate


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Angel · 02 October 2021

This was such an interesting post - I have never heard of a sensory safe space before but it makes so much sense! This is an amazing guide for anyone looking to create their own✨

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