Empowering Her Highly Sensitive Self

Jasmine. Age 45. Embracing Change as an HSP

I’m currently working with Jasmine. The primary focus of our coaching is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in her work and personal life. She has career goals & intimate relationship desires. She is also clearing distractions & building stronger boundaries – all taking her sensitive trait & empathic tendencies into consideration. Our work together is a beautiful blend of gentle accountability & compassionate presence.

Connecting with other highly sensitive people is a key part of thriving in the world. I’m honored to journey along with Jasmine as she makes a path – learning how to harness her sensitivity and use it as a superpower! As an Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), I understand this concept deeply. This is been clear to me from a very early age. Many highly sensitive people feel different and have a hard time feeling understood, which can often lead to loneliness, impacting every aspect of your wellness, including your physical and mental health.

Our bodies are a rich resource- a true “ body of knowledge”. Our bodies have been with us at every event of our lives. Every experience we have ever had as a human being has been through one or more of our senses: seeing – hearing- touching- tasting- smelling. Our body holds the story of our life. We need to “listen to it”. We need to pay attention to its sensations – for sensations are the language of the body.

Dr. Elaine Aron began researching high sensitivity in 1991 and continues to do research on it now, also calling it Sensory-Processing Sensitivity (SPS, the trait’s scientific term) :

Perhaps this is you too?

  • Are you easily overwhelmed by such things as bright lights, strong smells, coarse fabrics, or sirens nearby?
  • Do you get rattled when you have a lot to do in a short amount of time?
  • Do you make a point of avoiding violent movies and TV shows?
  • Do you need to withdraw during busy days, into bed or a darkened room or some other place where you can have privacy and relief from the situation?
  • Do you make it a high priority to arrange your life to avoid upsetting or overwhelming situations?
  • Do you notice or enjoy delicate or fine scents, tastes, sounds, or works of art?
  • Do you have a rich and complex inner life?
  • When you were a child, did your parents or teachers see you as sensitive or shy?