As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), you might experience overwhelming emotions and heightened empathy. This unique trait, also known as sensory processing sensitivity, can sometimes lead to excessive stress and burnout if not managed properly. In this article, we will talk about effective ways to avoid HSP burnout and maintain a healthy balance in your busy life.... Read More
HSP self-care is vital to take care of yourself as a highly sensitive.
As someone who has lived with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) since childhood, I often wondered, is there a link between chronic illness and the Highly Sensitive Person? I have a lot of personal experience with this issue and find that my clients also struggle with more chronic conditions than the average person. ... Read More
Addressing highly sensitive male communication needs can be challenging due to the societal pressure to conform to the stereotypical image of masculinity. These men often find themselves in a conundrum, torn between these expectations and the essential task of prioritizing their emotional, mental, and physical well-being. ... Read More
Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who inadvertently stumbles on one of your soft spots? If you're a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), this may happen quite often - and it's not always easy to deal with. HSPs have a heightened awareness of their surroundings, making them more attuned to emotions, social cues, and even the tiniest details in their environment. This brings its unique set of challenges when interacting with others. In this article, we'll discuss nine things you shouldn't say to a Highly Sensitive Person to show that you care about them. ... Read More
In talking with highly sensitive people on a regular basis, I have noticed that most of us require a solid roster of coping strategies for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) to effectively manage our nervous systems. Because HSPs have more mirror neurons and therefore take in more stimuli through all of our five senses, it's fairly normal to need more downtime and coping strategies than other non-sensitive people. ... Read More
As a psychologist, I’m frequently asked if I believe that people can change as adults. Frankly, I don’t think I could have lasted a quarter of a century in this field if my answer weren’t an emphatic YES! Adults can and do change across their lifespans, despite the cliches of the grumpy elder who is stuck in their ways. Let’s look at HSP Aging from the research about adult development and how we can use this information to support ourselves as aging highly sensitive people (HSPs).... Read More