The sensory-being project is the third project from The Sensory Projects, it looks at how we create and share engaging sensory moments with Sensory Beings.


Sensory-being the enveloping of natural presentness and awareness in an unfolding sensory moment.

Sensory Beings are people who experience the world in a primarily sensory way. Often these will be people do not have access to language yet/ever/anymore. Sensory Beings may have profound and multiple learning difficulties, they can be people experiencing the later stages of dementia or babies in the first months of life.

Sensory-being for Sensory Beings is available now via Routledge and outlets such as Amazon.

Many of the insights learned through the evolution of the sensory-being project are shared in the Develop your sensory lexiconary courses. Click the link below to attend a course near you.

Sensory-being can be thought of as a type of mindfulness suited to people whose attention falls naturally on the present. In sharing sensory experiences with Sensory Beings we can explore sensory-being and mindfulness together for mutual benefit.

The sensory-being project teaches people how to create and facilitate sensory experiences to promote sensory-being. As with all of the Sensory Projects it runs on the principle that experiences do not need to be expensive in order to be effective, what is most important is to have the relevant underpinning knowledge and a little creativity.

The Sensory Projects worked in conjunction with a team of twenty six Sustainable Design students from Falmouth University to create objects to inspire sensory-being. The Sustainable Design students were advised by teams of Sensory Consultants as to what sorts of sensory experiences were most likely to envelop us in an unfolding moment. Clicking on the photos below will take you to photograph albums that give insight into the consultation process.

The Sensory Being Consultant Team
Zac, Tarik, Shannon, Savannah, Rosa, Zoe,
Mya, Mia, Lilly (hiding on the left), Leo, Julia,
Joseph, Isaac, Harry, Hannah, Gabriel,
Freya, Fox, Elowen, Eleanor, Daryl,
Chloe, Xander, Anonymous, Chloe and Chloe.
Consultants, Oak, Tabby and Suzanne also took part but are not pictured because they either just managed to dodge the camera or were too ill to take part when the photographer visited the consultation. Consultants in later age took part but are not pictured. Some consultants took part but needed to remain completely anonymous. Huge thanks to ALL the consultants for sharing their valuable insight.

Images used as a part of the Sensory-being project with kind permission of parents and careers. 

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