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As odd as this may sound to the average person, many highly sensitive people (HSPs) pick up on and feel the emotions of others. Literal empathy is no picnic on its own, but what makes it traumatizing is that it's often impossible to tell that the emotions one is feeling are not one's own! Imagine, suddenly being sad or frightened with no clear evidence! The Sensitive Person's Survival Guide by Kyra Mesich, Psy.D. contains useful insights that can help tame the overwhelm from other people's emotions. Kyra offers concrete steps you can take for immediate relief and improvement.
Highly sensitive and empathic people are natural targets of bullies and manipulators, some of whom cloak themselves so well as to be true incarnations of wolves in sheep's clothing. Dr. George Simon saw the sociologically damaging pattern coming long before most of us, and his insights help us to see the pattern so that it may be broken. If there are no available prey, the predators move on. Learn how not to be seen as prey. Learn what it takes to return our society to a more civilized one, where predators return to the wild, where they belong.
I can almost always tell who the HSPs are who come to me as clients - they are palpably different from neurotypical people - and they are often remarkably strong, because they have to be. Highly sensitive people are built differently and benefit from understanding why they are different and what to do about it in order to feel more confident, less-stressed, and better able to navigate what too often feels like a heartless world.
Elaine Aron's body of work and research is probably the best introduction for those either unaware they are sensitive or who see it as a burden. My life changed for the better when I embraced my sensitivity, which resulted in the discovery of gifts I never knew I had. Discover your hidden gifts by discovering the beauty of being highly sensitive in a world that embraces the abrasive.
A neurologically sensitive system is more likely to suffer from chronic illness and no one explains it better than this doctor living with chronic illness. It's a great read worth sharing to improve understanding and support:
I'm a Doctor With Chronic Illness. Here are 12 Things I Wish People Knew.
The hallmark of a truly sensitive individual is the extent that their hearts feel, and in a superficial, callous, and greedy world, this often leads to heartbreak of an existential sort. Many of us were taught to distrust our emotions, leading to emotional storms inside our own bodies (via the all-receptive fasciae) causing inflammation, congestion, and even rigidity. Or perhaps the heart-centered acted out, instead of repressing, by defying and breaking rules, or worse, breaking other hearts. Either way, there is a way back. Science and spirituality are finally connecting showing that spirituality is more scientific than most imagine, and now is the turning point. Dare to learn to trust yourself, again. When we learn to direct our hearts to a state of peace, regardless of and fully aware of what may be going on around us, we tap into potentially unlimited healing power for ourselves and for humanity.
Join Deepak Chopra and Gregg Braden in an hour-long talk that might just change your world in the way you've always wished for.
The ability to generate joy for yourself and others is life-changing and healing on so many levels, and sensitives do not thrive without joy. Find out how easy it is to shift your world in an instant toward being joyful wherever you are in life or in the world. It may take courage in some locations, but you may find the effort more than worth it. Note: Joy and happiness are not the same thing, and Ingrid Fetell Lee will tell you why.
Sensitive does not mean weak.
Life affects sensitive people very deeply.
When life affects you deeply, either strength is born or illness prevails, sometimes both.
Nurture your strengths for a happier and healthier life.
An Open Letter to Everyone Who Has Ever Called Me Too Sensitive.
Highly sensitive people (HSPs), the gifted, autistics, and other neurodiverse and wonderful brains like those with ADD or ADHD are needed in this world, yet are more susceptible to environmental and emotional toxicity, increasing the likelihood of suffering from allergies, CFS, fibromyalgia, complex PTSD, etc. Few understand why life is so difficult. Until we, the people, clean up the planet and open our hearts, life can be less difficult with the varying perspectives found in the Sensitive category of this blog.
Solutions to everyday stress involve identifying where we are emotionally unhappy and then taking action to correct or curb the circumstances involved, and that means finding out what’s at the root of a given problem, before seeking solutions. I love this kind of problem-solving and happily share for those seeking similar unique yet ubiquitous solutions. Consequently, the topics here may vary within health, lifestyle, and work/business.
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