Highly Sensitive Person
High Sensitivity (also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity) is an innate trait found in 15-20% of the population (and exists equally among men and women). It is a temperament, not a disorder. Dr. Elaine Aron and others have spent decades researching the trait identifying the characteristics of the highly sensitive person (HSP).
HSPs tend to be intuitive, conscientious and empathetic. An increased awareness of the subtleties in your environment occurs because your brain processes and reflects information on a deeper level. The trait of sensitivity is not the same as being an introvert, in fact, 30% of HSPs are extroverts. It is important to recognize all the gifts of being highly sensitive including: increased emotional awareness, creativity, and greater awareness of nuances in meaning. An HSP has a sensitive nervous system leads to feeling overstimulated and overwhelmed easily. That coupled with a tendency towards perfectionism, experiencing strong emotions and feeling bothered by external stimuli can feel difficult to manage. If you are a highly sensitive, I support you to understand and embrace this trait. I'll help you learn different ways to care for yourself and improve your overall quality of life.
Are you wondering if
you're highly sensitive?
Have you ever been told you're "too sensitive"?
Do you find that you notice subtle changes in your environment?
Are you overwhelmed when a lot is happening around you?
You may be highly sensitive.