Free Webinar Series: Re-imagining and Facilitating Multi-Sensory Environments
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COLORS will be the topic for our continuing, educational webinar series on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11:00 am EDT.
COLOR is an easily overlooked part of our daily lives. The use of colors in learning or multi-sensory environments, evoke emotions and influence one’s perception and/or experience. Excessive use of colors can cause a cognitive or emotional overload, becoming counter-productive for learning, therapeutic, or recreational goals. The thoughtful use of color contributes to defining the purpose of a space, beyond mere functionality. Colors can be inviting and connecting for the (social) engaging-emotional self.
Presentations of topics are approximately 45 minutes, with some additional time allowed for discussion. The sessions are a public service for our communities. All are welcome, but need to register.
About the Presenter: Maurits Eijgendaal, President, International Snoezelen Association, from Denmark
From his 35 years of working as a leader and general manager of various social service organizations, Maurits Eijgendaal acknowledges that a culture of leadership stems from the work culture and what the people themselves accomplishe within the organization; that it is the motivation and interpersonal communications, rather then levels of education, that significantly contribute to the level of success.
For the last 20 years, Maurits has been the managing director for the largest institution in Denmark, The Village of Solund, serving 232 people with severe handicaps and a very strong need of help in many situations. The institution had 750 staff members.
The way of working and creating a culture of gentleness is inspired by Gentle Teaching, a philosophy building on interpersonal relations, companionship, and emotional relations between staff members and the people served.
Maurits introduced Snoezelen-MSE in Scandinavia in the 1980’s, and constructed a state-of-the-art snoezelencenter in 2009, renewing the thoughts of Snoezelen-MSE. Currently, he serves as the international president of ISNA-mse, the international Snoezelen association, and is the past chairman of Gentle Teaching International. Both organizations have members in most countries of the world. People meet globally for annual conferences, and locally more often in their own countries.