Are you a Highly Sensitive Person? (HSP)
Being a highly sensitive person (HSP) can make you feel separate or different. However, being highly sensitive is not a disorder, it’s a personality trait, and can even become your greatest gift!
This isn’t something to treat or change; it’s something to better understand and thrive with.
Some common traits of being a HSP may include:
Sensitivity to lights and sounds
Sensitivity to caffeine, medications, and other substances
Feelings of overwhelm in crowded places
Feeling more drained than others after spending time with people
Easily affected by the energy and moods of the people around them
Gets startled easily
Difficulty with transitions and change
Avoids violence in television and movies
Highly sensitive people make up about 20% of the population
Being an HSP means that you are naturally ultra-sensitive to sensory input, people, and your environment. You carry an ability to sense and perceive things in this world that most people are not aware of. Because of this HSPs make amazing writers, historians, philosophers, judges, artists, researchers, therapists, teachers, spiritual mentors, and parents. Many of us are here to guide the collective into a more comfortable, efficient, and sustainable way of being.
It is common for HSPs to experience negative labelling and to be misunderstood. Being called over dramatic, weak, and possibly even experience bullying growing up in school. Often times we accidentally become extreme people pleasers, prioritizing others needs before our own, fearing conflict, disagreements, or confrontation.
Sometimes you may have days where you feel as though you've been dropped off on the wrong planet. But the truth is, that you carry a potent medicine that the world needs.
So where do we go from here?
During our sessions we will explore 4 particular areas
Adressing the Limiting Beliefs
CBT & Narrative therapy to transform the old outdated narrative into a more empowering story that support you moving forward as a HSP.
Expanding your Window of Tolerance
DBT & Nervous System Regulation, to increase your ability to navigate bigger emotions without experiencing stress or overwhelm.
Building Trust with your Emotions
Somatic therapy to build a compassionate relationship to our bodies, understand our needs and limitations, and learning to set firm yet loving boundaries with the world around us.
Finding a Sense of Community
Navigating safe and reciprocal connections with others, finding a sense of familiarity in healthy connections with people who respect and understand what it means to be a HSP.