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What is a Highly Sensitive Person?

Highly Sensitive People (HSP) are the 15-20% of the population born with a nervous system that's more finely-tuned than others'.

​This trait of sensitivity is a gene; you were born this way!

If you have a Highly Sensitive Nervous System, you may relate to some of these:​

→ You feel deeply and empathize easily
→ ​You're easily overwhelmed by things like big crowds, loud noises, strong smells, or bright lights​
→ Your inner life is rich and complex
→ You need alone time when life feels busy and chaotic
→ You go out of your way to avoid overwhelming or upsetting situations
→ You get stressed when you have too much to do in too little time
→ You were viewed as sensitive or shy as a child​​









Highly Sensitive People have unique gifts.

Some common strengths of HSPs (whom I like to call Intuitive Warriors): are empathy, passion, creativity, and thoughtfulness.

Also, HSPs tend to put thought into subjects and causes important to them, and they use their intuition to access unconscious wisdom that directs their choices.

Lastly, HSPs care. They care about their friendships, relationships, children, work, communities and the world. 









Highly Sensitive People also share similar challenges. 

​Common struggles include:​

Taking on the energy and emotion of those around them​
→ Low self-esteem
→ Feeling controlled by intense emotions (or being over-controlled emotionally)
→ Perfectionism
→ Overwhelm and fatigue
→ Empathy-overload
→ Anxiety/worry
→ Trouble setting boundaries and saying "no"
→ Over-stimulation

Most Highly Sensitive People need support to foster their strengths and work through their struggles. With the right help, we can live rich, joyful lives.

Therapeutic Center for Highly Sensitive People offers a range of therapy services for HSPs of all ages. Explore our Therapy Services. 

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