5 Reasons Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) Matter to Your Practice

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”

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Highly Sensitive People

If you aren’t familiar with the term “Highly Sensitive Person” or “HSP” it refers to about 15-20% 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, with about 1 in 5 HSPs who are considered High Sensation Seeking.  Learn more about HSPs here

Most New Year’s Eves, you won’t find me at a bar, a party, or in a crowded plaza watching fireworks.  As midnight approaches, you will find me in a quiet space reflecting on the past year and setting my vision, goals, and intention for the New Year.  This New Year’s Eve was no different, as I was journaling quietly when the clocked turned, contemplating the year ahead. Continue reading “Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Highly Sensitive People”