Understanding yourself as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) can bring meaning, depth, and strength to your identity and sense of self. Some do not recognize or come across the data about the HSP trait until later in life. Others may have learned about their sensitivity trait while growing up or working with a counselor. Whenever you began learning about the HSP trait, it is likely that you came across HSP books that explained or unpacked what sensitivity is and how you can better understand yourself through the research around the Highly Sensitive Person. ... Read More
HSP Books for the Highly Sensitive Person looking to better understand their trait of high sensitivity.
Many Highly Sensitive Persons who grew up with parents with mismatched attachment styles find that they struggle to make deep and lasting connections as adults. In this article, we'll look at three essentials of Attachment Theory for the Highly Sensitive Person. ... Read More
Some days, it can be hard to find things to be grateful for. The baby is crying, your back hurts, and you had a fight with your partner last night and still haven't made up. This is life. However, often when we take time out to stop and truly appreciate the people around us, the life we have, and the opportunities we get each day, we have the power to turn the tides and change our perspective. Each year, November rolls around and we have a whole month where we can pause to spend a few extra minutes in gratitude each day. Because I adore this audience and am an HSP myself, I've created this unique and free gratitude journal for the Highly Sensitive Person. ... Read More
Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole (Crown, 2022) is a new book by Susan Cain that details the role of sadness and beauty in sorrow as critical components to a happy life. If you're more of an optimistic or extroverted HSP, you might not fully understand what this book captures. This new book doesn't bill itself as a book for the Highly Sensitive Person, but let me tell you, as an HSP, many of us are wired to notice the subtleties in music, to appreciate the sorrowful songs, and to notice the hurt and broken people around us. It's both a curse and a gift, I can safely say. ... Read More
You might be wondering if you’re an empath. You might also ask whether a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) and Empath are in fact the same things. We have shared the... Read More
Highly Sensitive People, or HSPs, comprise 15-20% of the population, according to the researcher, Dr. Elaine N. Aron. As highly sensitives, we often wrestle with overprocessing, overthinking, and overstimulation because of the additional mirror neurons in our brains that cause us to notice more stimuli, feel things more deeply, and react differently to the world around us. There are many great qualities of the HSP and perhaps my favorite is our ability to process the world around us deeply. For this reason, keeping a journal or using a workbook created specifically for Highly Sensitive People can be extremely helpful. Workbooks for the Highly Sensitive Person can help shed light on the trait in positive ways and help find health self-acceptance and joy... Read More