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The Highly Sensitive Person s Survival Guide

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If you’re a highly sensitive person (HSP), you’re in good company. HSP’s make up some 20 percent of the population, individuals like you who both enjoy and wrestle with a finely tuned nervous system. You often sense things that others ignore such as strong smells, bright lights, and the crush of crowds. Even the presence of strangers in your immediate vicinity can cause you considerable distraction. You already know that this condition can be a gift, but, until you learn to master your sensitive nervous system, you might be operating in a constant state of overstimulation. As an HSP, the most important thing you can learn is how to manage your increased sensitivity to both physical and emotional stimulation. This accessible, practical guide contains strategies to help you master this critical skill. Build your coping skills by exploring the books engaging exercises. Then, keep the book by your side, a constant companion as you make your way through your vibrant and highly stimulating world. •Find out what it means to be a highly sensitive person •Take the self-examination quiz and find out whether you are highly sensitive •Learn coping techniques indispensable to IHP’s •Discover how to manage distractions like noise and time pressure at home and at work •Reduce sensory-provoked tension with meditation and deep relaxation techniques •Navigate the challenges of interacting with others in social and intimate relationships

Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person

Author : Elaine N. Aron
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Dr. Elaine Aron’s newest book, Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person, redefines the term “highly sensitive” for the professional researcher and practitioner. She dispels common misconceptions about the relationship between sensitivity and other personality traits, such as introversion and shyness, and further defines the trait for the benefit of both the clinician and patient. Readers will learn to assess for the trait, distinguish it from clinical diagnoses such as panic disorder or avoidant personality disorder, understand how sensitivity may change the presentation of a problem such as depression or shyness, and generally inform, validate, and improve the quality of life for these clients. She pays particular attention to self-esteem issues and helping patients separate effects of their innate temperament from problems due to their personal learning histories. Dr. Aron keeps both patient and practitioner in mind as she suggests ways to adapt treatment for highly sensitive persons and how to deal with the typical issues that arise. Three appendices provide the HSP Scale, a summary of the extensive research on this innate trait, and its relation to DSM diagnoses. Through this helpful guide, therapists will see a marked improvement in their ability to assist highly sensitive clients.

The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People

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Are you often told to stop taking things to heart or to toughen up? Do you have a lot of empathy for others? Overanalyze things and get 'stuck in your own head'? Or become easily overwhelmed and frequently need to withdraw? If the answer is YES, you are probably a Highly Sensitive Person and this Handbook will be your survival guide! One in five people are born with the trait of high sensitivity. Yet, there is a general lack of awareness of the trait in our society, which leaves many people struggling physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually with being highly sensitive in a non-sensitive world. More often than not, HSPs are yearning for acceptance of their trait, not just from other people but also for themselves. When they realize their sensitivity is ‘normal’ and it’s acknowledged in a positive way, a deep sense of relief arises and they can begin to flourish – feeling empowered to bring their unique abilities of empathy, compassion, creativity, healing and much more into the world. Presented in four sections that lead the reader on a journey of true holistic self-understanding, the book starts with a section exploring the main qualities and challenges of the trait, and how it can be a real gift in life; not a flaw. The second section then delves into impacts of living as an HSP, such as the many masks that they tend to wear (people-pleasing and so on), the relationships they attract, and how they can start on the journey to feeling more valued. The third section provides a wide range of practical strategies to manage the trait more effectively, from more self-love, coping with over-arousal, tapping for emotional freedom, energy protection, dealing with loss and bereavement, and tuning into the healing power of animals. And the final section touches on the more spiritual aspect of life that many HSPs are searching for, whether knowingly or not – from past-life themes to the unseen world, such as angels – in their quest to fully accept themselves, and to live the authentic, fulfilling lives they deserve.

The Highly Sensitive Person

Author : Elaine N. Aron
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The 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION of the original ground-breaking book on high sensitivity with over 500,000 copies sold. ARE YOU A HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON? Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you noted for your empathy? Your conscientiousness? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a highly sensitive person (HSP) and Dr. Elaine Aron’s The Highly Sensitive Person is the life-changing guide you’ll want in your toolbox. Over twenty percent of people have this amazing, innate trait. Maybe you are one of them. A similar percentage is found in over 100 species, because high sensitivity is a survival strategy. It is also a way of life for HSPs. In this 25th anniversary edition of the groundbreaking classic, Dr. Elaine Aron, a research and clinical psychologist as well as an HSP herself, helps you grasp the reality of your wonderful trait, understand your past in the light of it, and make the most of it in your future. Drawing on her many years of study and face-to-face time spent with thousands of HSPs, she explains the changes you will need to make in order to lead a fuller, richer life. Along with a new Author’s Note, the latest scientific research, and a fresh discussion of anti-depressants, this edition of The Highly Sensitive Person is more essential than ever for creating the sense of self-worth and empowerment every HSP deserves and our planet needs. “Elaine Aron has not only validated and scientifically corroborated high sensitivity as a trait—she has given a level of empowerment and understanding to a large group of the planet’s population. I thank Dr. Aron every day for her having brought this awareness to the world.” —Alanis Morissette, artist, activist, teacher

The Highly Sensitive Child

Author : Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
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The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of “high sensitivity” in children–and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers. 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. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in The Highly Sensitive Child, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up. Rooted in Aron’s years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes from–and as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or “fussy,”or classified as “problem children” (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder). But raised with proper understanding and care, HSCs are no more prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on: • The challenges of raising an highly sensitive child • The four keys to successfully parenting an HSC • How to soothe highly sensitive infants • Helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world • Making school and friendships enjoyable With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens, The Highly Sensitive Child delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives.

Highly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World

Author : Ilse Sand
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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. If you find yourself struggling to live up to, or even enjoy, these non-stop social expectations, then this book is for you. Written for highly sensitive people, the book explains the characteristics of being highly sensitive and how to overcome common difficulties, such as low self-esteem and the exhausting effects of socialising. Ilse Sand also encourages you to explore and appreciate the advantages of high sensitivity, including your aptitude for depth, intensity and presence, and suggests activities to calm and inspire.

The Highly Sensitive Person in Love

Author : Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
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Do you fall in love hard, but fear intimacy? Are you sick of being told that you are “too sensitive”? Do you struggle to respect a less-sensitive partner? Or have you given up on love, afraid of being too sensitive or shy to endure its wounds? Statistics show that 50 percent of what determines divorce is genetic temperament. And, if you are one of the 20 percent of people who are born highly sensitive, the risk of an unhappy relationship is especially high. Your finely tuned nervous system, which picks up on subtleties and reflects deeply, would be a romantic asset if both you and your partner understood you better. But without that understanding, your sensitivity is likely to be making your close relationships painful and complicated. Based on Elaine N. Aron’s groundbreaking research on temperament and intimacy, The Highly Sensitive Person in Love offers practical help for highly sensitive people seeking happier, healthier romantic relationships. From low-stress fighting to sensitive sexuality, the book offers a wealth of practical advice on making the most of all personality combinations. Complete with illuminating self-tests and the results of the first survey ever done on sex and temperament, The Highly Sensitive Person in Love will help you discover a better way of living and loving.

Supporting the Highly Sensitive Child

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It's not easy to be a highly sensitive child. Nor is it always easy to raise, care for, guide and teach a highly sensitive child. This simple, concise book steps beyond a basic understanding of high sensitivity, looking at the challenges and distress that meltdowns can cause for highly sensitive children. And for you. A meltdown can be a terrifying experience for a highly sensitive child and for people witnessing it. This guide gives you the confidence to understand what having a meltdown means, and the knowledge to provide support and comfort. We help you to navigate the reasons why meltdowns happen and how to prevent them where possible, as well as the vital need to be compassionate and caring with yourself and others when they do occur.

The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person

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Many Highly Sensitive People find our chaotic, modern world very challenging. You might often feel misunderstood, have high-stress levels and are overwhelmed a lot. You Are Not Alone. Fortunately, there is a way to feel better and in this book, we explore strategies that will empower you to reach your goals, live your best life, and help you access your gifts and strengths. Author Julie Bjelland is a psychotherapist, global HSP consultant, and leader in the field of high sensitivity and has helped thousands of highly sensitive people around the world. As an HSP herself, Julie understands what it is like to live with high sensitivity and strong emotions. Julie teaches an online course for HSPs and is the author of several books. Want to download and read the ebook version instantly? Visit www.empoweredhsp.com.

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

Author : JULIE B. ROSENSHEIN
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Ms. Rosenshein provides a hands-on approach for helping you and your highly sensitive child. In Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child you will find solutions that work and are easy to apply to home life, school life and your child’s emotional world. You will also learn: What a highly sensitive child is and how it ties into ADHD The 4 types of sensitive children Tips & Tools for helping your sensitive child make it in a less than sensitive world

Thrive

Author : Tracy M. Cooper
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Are you a highly sensitive person who has always felt frustrated in finding a career that works for you? In this groundbreaking book researcher and fellow HSP, Dr. Tracy Cooper, presents important new research findings that can empower you to better understand how HSPs experience the modern workplace, discover emerging new opportunities, and connect with narratives from HSPs from a wide variety of real-world viewpoints. This book is for the highly sensitive person who wishes to move beyond survival to thriving! Based on and extending the research of Dr. Elaine Aron this is a must read for all HSPs!

On Being an Introvert or Highly Sensitive Person

Author : Ilse Sand
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In a culture that ranks sociability and extroversion above the introverted traits of deep thinking and being alone, Ilse Sand shows how to find joy and meaning as an introvert or highly sensitive person. She debates whether these traits are caused by nature or nurture, and shows how someone like this can organise their life to keep them content. What she says is appropriate for people who are temporarily, or for some other reason, in a sensitive situation - for example, because of stress, trauma or burn-out. It describes the introverted personality type and the highly sensitive trait, highlighting the strengths that come with it such as good listening skills and rich imagination, and suggests ways to overcome the negatives such as the need to avoid overstimulation and over-critical thinking. Including advice from other introverts or highly sensitive people, and two self-tests for sensitive and introverted traits, this book provides a deeper understanding of introversion and high sensitivity and gives those with these personality types greater faith and courage in their own talents.

Making Work Work for the Highly Sensitive Person

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"This book gives highly sensitive persons (HSPs) strategies to build confidence, combat stress, and find work that is emotionally, financially, and creatively rewarding. Based on cutting-edge medical and scientific research, this fresh perspective on how readers can secure satisfying careers." -- WEBSITE.

The Highly Sensitive Brain

Author : Bianca P. Acevedo
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The Highly Sensitive Brain covers the assessment, practice, and science of sensory sensitivity, for both clinicians and applied researchers. Focusing on the major theories of sensory processing sensitivity, it also presents the prevalence in humans and other species, the assessment and diagnosis in children and adults, and addresses overlapping symptoms and disorders. The book first describes the mechanisms underlying sensory processing sensitivity, then goes on to examine the neurobiological and genetic correlates of the trait in humans and in non-human species. The latter chapters overview therapies and interventions that have shown to improve the quality of life for individuals with moderate to high sensory processing sensitivity.

Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive

Author : Courtney Marchesani
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Utilize the science of sensitivity to help you maximize your gifts of empath, intuition, vision, and expression. Are you often told that you are too sensitive? Can you intuit things before they happen? Are you an introvert who cares deeply about the people and places around you? Using a new and specialized framework for understanding empaths and sensitive individuals, integrative health coach Courtney Marchesani demystifies the science of sensitivity to help you maximize your gifts of empathy, intuition, vision, and expression. Her insightful sensitivity quiz will help you to recognize where your strengths lie, while her Mind-Body Method will help you to heal from the past and current trauma affecting your sensory processing and employ coping skills to manage what can be an overwhelming onslaught of intense emotions and sensations. Allow your sensory intelligence to shine and relish your profound ability to connect with the world by recognizing and honoring your unique gift of sensitivity.

Highly Sensitive

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Highly Sensitive: The Practical Manual For Dealing With High Sensitivity And Highly Sensitive People (High Sensitivity Guide: Including Many Tips And Tricks For Private And Professional Everyday Life). Highly sensitive living: Calm through all everyday situations without sensory overload! The phenomenon of high sensitivity is becoming more and more well-known. Not least because it seems to be an increasingly frequent phenomenon - even if too many highly sensitive people are still not really aware of their own special characteristics. But many have meanwhile recognized their special sensitivity and thus laid the foundation for a less irritating, stress-free, need-oriented and ultimately happier life. High sensitivity can be a great challenge for those affected - but it is not only a curse but also a blessing. This guide addresses the topic of "high sensitivity" and is therefore suitable for people who are affected themselves, as well as for relatives, parents of highly sensitive children or people who simply want to look more closely at the topic.

Highly Sensitive People

Author : Kesha Smithsson
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Some people are highly sensitive. This can come from a gifted personality or high intelligence. It can also just come from the gift of having strong senses that are easily stimulated. Whatever the origin, there are pros and cons to being very sensitive. Those pros and cons, as well as many other aspects of this phenomenon, are outlined in this comprehensive guide. The author will go over the consequences of being highly sensitive as to professions, relationships, being shy or introverted, creativity, and a range of other qualities that are involved. For some, the world can be overpowering. For others, this very essence of their character is being turned into great success in life. The secrets to this are expalined in this book. If you are curious, then go ahead and get started.

The Highly Sensitive Person s Workbook

Author : Elaine N. Aron
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A psychotherapist and workshop leader presents a comprehensive collection of pre-tested exercises developed to enhance the lives of highly sensitive people and help them embrace their unique trait.

EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament

Author : Rue Hass
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Are you very sensitive to your own feelings and the feelings of those around you? Do you get overwhelmed by external stimuli, such as crowds, loud sounds and hectic environments? Are you deeply affected by the beauty of art, literature, music and nature? Do you get stressed easily? Do you suffer from feelings of inadequacy and sadness? Do you always seek deep and meaningful relationships? If so, you may have a highly sensitive temperament (HST). HSTs are a recently-recognized personality type and face many challenges in a world that is full of overwhelming stimuli. Yet HSTs can learn to survive and be successful. The breakthrough techniques of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) are a powerful resource for HSTs. They teach you how to immediately and routinely reduce the intensity coming at you, how to set personal guidelines that work for you. EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament is an invaluable survival guide for HSTs, their loved ones and their families. It shows how to turn sensitivity into a gift for yourself and the world.

Sense and Sensitivity

Author : Deborah Ward
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"If you're an HSP, Deborah Ward is the friend who finally 'gets' it..." - Jenn Granneman, co-founder of HighlySensitiveRefuge.com, author of The Secret Lives of Introverts Are you a Highly Sensitive Person? If so, you probably find the world to be an overwhelming place. You may struggle with loud, bright or busy situations; your senses are frequently over-stimulated, and you may be a true empath, feeling the pain of others deeply, putting the needs of those around you above your own. In this blend of memoir, scientific research and practical guide, Deborah Ward - author of the popular blog 'Sense and Sensitivity' (Psychology Today) - shares her journey as an HSP from childhood to adulthood. Through her experiences with over-stimulation, work, socializing, relationships and self-discovery, she uncovers the joys of sensitivity, including intellectual curiosity, empathy, compassion and creativity. Each chapter includes a list of practical suggestions that will inform, console, reassure and inspire you, helping you to better understand who you are and what you need to thrive as an HSP. It is not your destiny to live quietly, hiding in fear; nor is it your duty to try to act like everyone else. Being highly sensitive can be challenging, but it is also a gift; it is your gift.