YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
You are among the 20% of the population that is highly sensitive.
The Trait of High Sensitivity
You’ve heard it your entire life:
No wonder life has felt like such a struggle.
Your nervous system is wired differently, and now research shows that your brain is different, too. If you have the genetic trait of high sensitivity, you do not have the same filters that others do, so sensory stimuli can sometimes overwhelm you. Lights are often too bright. Sounds are too loud. Clothes are too scratchy. Smells may make you physically ill. You may need a lot of quiet time and solitude to recharge.
If you are a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), you need to know first that there is nothing wrong with you. And you also need to know that as an HSP you possess gifts that can help our world. Alongside the challenges of being an HSP, there is another side to this trait—one you may want to liberate, cultivate, and celebrate.
As an HSP, you are likely to be:
According to Elaine Aron, Ph.D., author of The Highly Sensitive Person, HSPs are “unusually creative and productive workers, attentive and thoughtful partners, and intellectually gifted individuals.”
To make the most of your gifts, however, you need to know how to take care of yourself, how to honor yourself, and how to build on your inherent strengths. This is where coaching can be so valuable. With my help, you can learn to reframe the past and move forward in the present based on a deep understanding of what it means to be an HSP.
For a self-test to determine if you are indeed an HSP (though I suspect you already know if you are) please see: hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/
“I felt safe with Bonnie. The best part about our coaching relationship was having someone there to help me honor and appreciate myself. I became more loving of myself. So self-care took on great importance.”
– Penina Horowitz