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Highly Sensitive People

Highly Sensitive Person, or HSP, is a term coined by Elaine and Arthur Aron in the 1990s to describe people who experience unusually deep mental, emotional, and physical responses to life. HSPs report having increased sensitivity to noise, pain, hunger, light, temperature, crowds, relationship interactions in social settings, and/or other stimuli, presenting them with ongoing challenges. They often react to things emotionally and cry easily as deep feelings are processed. HSPs are often blamed with “oversensitivity,” but they have great strengths. They are often empathetic, intuitive, creative, passionate, and have highly perceptive observational insights. While many highly sensitive persons are also introverts or empathic, this is not true for all.

Sense and Sensitivity: How Highly Sensitive People Are Wired for Wonder

Deborah Ward is a Highly Sensitive Person, and her blog, 'Sense and Sensitivity' (Psychology Today), has helped thousands of readers to better understand and manage their HSP personality traits.

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you “too shy” or “too sensitive” according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).

The Emotionally Sensitive Person: Finding Peace When Your Emotions Overwhelm You

It’s a commonly heard phrase: Stop being so sensitive. These words can be frustrating to hear, and if you are an emotionally sensitive person, they often have the opposite of the desired effect.

The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them

With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of “high sensitivity” and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it.

Wholistic Healing for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP): Finding Your Place in the Universe

Wholistic Healing for the Highly Sensitive Person is a complete guide for clearing emotional trauma in order to heal the body.

The Highly Sensitive Person’s Guide to Dealing with Toxic People: How to Reclaim Your Power from Narcissists and Other Manipulators

If you’re a highly sensitive person, or identify as an “empath,” you may feel easily overwhelmed by the world around you, suffer from “people-pleasing,” experience extreme anxiety or stress in times of conflict, or even take on the emotions of others.

The Highly Sensitive Person’s Workbook

Are you a Highly Sensitive Person? If so, this workbook is for you.

Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person

Dr. Elaine Aron’s book, Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person, redefines the term “highly sensitive” for the professional researcher and practitioner.

Highly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World

In today's fast-paced, increasingly public society, we are expected to be resilient, to have the energy to manage a packed work schedule, social calendar, and a large network of friends, both online and offline, day and night.

Belonging Here: A Guide for the Spiritually Sensitive Person

People who are able to feel more deeply and help others heal can find those gifts also bring loneliness and some pain. This book explores the most common challenges of the spiritually sensitive as well as exercises and meditations for embracing and not being overwhelmed by those gifts.

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