If you aren’t familiar with the term “Highly Sensitive Person” or “HSP” it refers to about 15-20% of the population who 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, with about 1 in 5 HSPs who are considered High Sensation Seeking. Learn more about HSPs here.
Whether you are a massage therapist, energy worker, psychiatrist, or herbalist, I guarantee that you have patients who are Highly Sensitive People (HSPs).
They may be aware of their trait and embracing it, aware of their trait and fighting it, or not aware of this trait at all.
Given Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) are not the majority and make up only 15-20% of the population, why should you care about them? And why do they matter to your practice? You might be surprised. Continue reading “5 Reasons Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) Matter to Your Practice”