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Experience Type – Sensory

Sensory experiences refer to any activity that stimulates the 5 senses (taste, touch, smell, hearing, sight) and provides a unique and immersive experience. This type of experience can range from visiting an art museum to spending time in nature, to trying new foods. Engaging in sensory experiences can have several benefits for overall wellbeing, ranging from reducing stress to increasing feelings of happiness and contentment. In this article, we will explore five benefits of sensory experiences and how they relate to wellbeing.

  • Stress reduction

One of the most significant benefits of sensory experiences is their ability to reduce stress. Engaging with the senses, such as seeing a beautiful view or feeling the warmth of the sun, can help us relax and let go of our worries. This can lead to a reduction in stress levels and an overall sense of wellbeing.

  • Improved mood

Sensory experiences can also have a positive impact on our mood. Experiencing something new or visually stunning, such as viewing an art exhibit, can stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. This can lead to feelings of happiness, contentment, and overall wellbeing.

  • Increased mindfulness

Sensory experiences can also promote mindfulness, which is the practice of being present and fully engaged in the moment. Engaging with the senses, such as smelling flowers or feeling the texture of a new fabric, can help us focus on the present moment and be more mindful of our surroundings. This can lead to a reduction in stress and an increase in overall wellbeing.

  • Boosted creativity

Engaging in sensory experiences can also boost creativity. Experiencing new sights, sounds, and smells can help us tap into our creativity and inspire us to think outside the box. This can lead to feelings of accomplishment and personal growth, which are important for overall wellbeing.

  • Increased learning opportunities

Finally, sensory experiences can provide opportunities for learning and personal growth. Experiencing something new, such as trying a new food or visiting a new place, can help us expand our knowledge and gain new perspectives. This can lead to a sense of accomplishment and personal growth, which are important for overall wellbeing.

In conclusion, engaging in sensory experiences can provide several benefits that positively impact one’s wellbeing. From stress reduction to increased creativity and learning opportunities, sensory experiences can help us relax, boost our mood, promote mindfulness, and lead to personal growth.


By incorporating sensory experiences into our lives, we can promote overall wellbeing and live a more fulfilling life.

Wellbeing PERMA

The PERMA acronym is a model of Wellbeing theory in the field of positive psychology, by Martin Seligman. PERMA makes up five important building blocks of wellbeing and happiness:

Positive Emotion : feeling good. Including hope, interest, joy, love, compassion, pride, amusement, and gratitude. From exercise, meeting friends, being out in nature, seeing sights, sounds, smells, tastes…

Engagement : being completely absorbed in activities. Living in the present moment and focusing entirely on the task at hand.

Relationships : being authentically connected to others. Feeling supported, loved, and/or valued by others

Meaning : purposeful existence. Belonging and/or serving something greater than ourselves

Accomplishment : a sense of accomplishment and success. Achievement, mastery, competence, attaining goals…

Wellbeing Service

Services relating to the people & groups served

Experience Type

This is a categorisation of the wellbeing experience activity that, in some way, improves your overall Wellbeing

Entertainment : passive watching where you appreciate the activity or performance

Aesthetic : passively engrossed in the beauty or artistic qualities of an object, and not it’s functionality

Sensory : where the activity engages & focuses on one or two of your 5 senses; touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste

Learning : you actively absorb the experience. The activity enhances your knowledge or a skill

Participation : active participation in the activity, where your actions have an effect on the outcome

Volunteer : freely giving your time or knowledge to help others

Embodiment : putting an idea, thought or concept into a physical form or action

Transformation : an activity that takes you from one state (of body, mind or spirit) to a new desired state

Physical , Occupational , Financial , Spiritual
Intellectual , Environmental , Emotional , Social

Wellbeing Dimension

These 8 Wellbeing Dimensions are commonly used in Wellbeing frameworks, to highlight and seperate the various aspects of our lives.

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