If you aren’t familiar with the term “Highly Sensitive Person” or “HSP” it refers to about 20% of the population which possess a unique sensory processing trait which allows them to pick up more on subtleties in the environment, resulting in deeper processing and often being easily overwhelmed with stimuli. Most people exist on a spectrum of sensitivity. Learn more here.
Whether you have recently discovered you are a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), or you have known it for years, chances are that managing overwhelming situations is a key component of your wellness and–let’s face it–your survival as a sensitive person.
You get overwhelmed and overstimulated more easily than others. It’s just a fact about your nervous system. Planning for, setting boundaries around, or responding to overwhelming situations may be a focal part of your life. If you are a sensation-seeking HSP, life is often about balancing your desire for exciting or novel experiences, but not letting them completely wreck your delicate nerves. Continue reading “5 Types of Overwhelm You May Experience as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)”
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How do you handle winter?
Winter can be especially hard for highly sensitive people (HSPs). It’s colder, darker, and the holidays and associated travel can add stress, no matter how well you get along with your family. Continue reading “Have A Better Winter: Therapy Group for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)”
This is a guest post by Olivia Knieff, sharing her real-life experience navigating recovery from an eating disorder.
Do you know what in life is important to you? The things that initially come to mind probably include family and friends, pets (or in my case, furbabies), maybe even a prized possession or social cause. But why are those things important? Are they meeting a need that lines up with your values? Maybe you value justice, and volunteer with a group that promotes equality in your community. Perhaps taking risks is important to you, so you continually push the bounds of your comfort zone. Our values serve us by acting as a compass for our behavior. It is important to know what our core values are in order live the lives we want. Continue reading “Finding and Refining Your Values: Taking Recovery to the Next Level”