Sensory Modulation for NGO workers in mental health

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Quest Woolloongabba

130 Logan Road

Woolloongabba, QLD 4102


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Using Sensory Modulation for NGO workers in Mental Health

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This workshop will provide an introduction to using Sensory Modulation in Community settings for NGO workers. Participants will learn Sensory Modulation strategies to support clients who are experiencing panic, distress, anger, anxiety, dissociation and sensory overload. Many of the sensory items used are able to be low budget eg a bag of rice, ice pack and other common household items.

Workshop Overview

• Sensory Modulation Definition

• Sensory Processing Overview

• How Sensory Modulation works

• Explaining Sensory Modulation

• Tailoring Sensory Modulation to the individual through ensuring it is Safe, Appropriate, Individualised and Meaningful

• Useful sensory items to use

Workshop Format

• Powerpoint presentation of key concepts

• We will break into smaller groups for practical application of concepts.

• Opportunity for questions, comments, reflections on the workshop.

Suitable for:

Clinical and Registered Nurses, Doctors, Allied Health, Consumer Consultants, Disability Support Workers and Disability Support Co-ordinators.

This workshop will provide 5 CPD hours.


• Quest Woollongabba offers free onsite parking for a limited number of participants.


• Registration will be open from 8.30 am, with a 9 am start.

Question and Answer

• 2.30pm - 3pm will be an optional question and answer session.


• Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.

• Please email dietary requirements to sensorymodulationb@gmail.com


• Training will be conducted by Carolyn Fitzgibbon and Julie O’Sullivan. Carolyn & Julie are two experienced OTs who have worked together for many years & share considerable knowledge and practical experience in the implementation of sensory modulation and sensory approaches, at both direct client and service development levels. Together Carolyn & Julie have conducted a number of webinars & workshops for mental health districts & on behalf of OT Australia regarding sensory modulation and the integration of sensory approaches into service delivery. Carolyn and Julie have co-authored the Sensory Modulation Resource Manual.


• Email sensorymodulationb@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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