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In this podcast, we explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives. We talk about the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity and some of the challenges it poses as well. If you are a Creative, a deep thinker, a deep feeler, a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), an introvert, or identify as INFJ or ENFJ, you may enjoy the in-depth conversations where we talk openly and honestly about how we experience life. This is a podcast where you can learn, relate, laugh and maybe even live a bolder, brighter life. Have you been told you’re “too” (fill in the blank)? You’re too sensitive; you think/worry too much; you take things too personally; you’re too emotional, too finicky, too fragile, too intense, too uptight, too slow. Have you been told you can’t take a joke; you can’t go with the flow? You can’t let go of things? Making decisions can be very difficult. You might have an acute sense of smell, and strong odors, crowded noisy environments and bright lights are just too much! You notice things that no one else does. You have a strong sense of justice and you may be a peace-keeper. Conflict feels uncomfortable. You’re the one that everyone tells their problems to because you’re a good listener who cares deeply. You’re in the right place! You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ADHD or something else. Sometimes Highly Sensitive People are misdiagnosed. Our brains are wired differently. We are born with the trait of High Sensitivity. There’s nothing wrong with you! You will learn that your perceived weaknesses are really are your superpowers! Dr. Elaine Aron coined the term Highly Sensitive Person (also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity).

In this podcast, we explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives. We talk about the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity and some of the challenges it poses as well. If you are a Creative, a deep thinker, a deep feeler, a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), an introvert, or identify as INFJ or ENFJ, you may enjoy the in-depth conversations where we talk openly and honestly about how we experience life. This is a podcast where you can learn, relate, laugh and maybe even live a bolder, brighter life. Have you been told you’re “too” (fill in the blank)? You’re too sensitive; you think/worry too much; you take things too personally; you’re too emotional, too finicky, too fragile, too intense, too uptight, too slow. Have you been told you can’t take a joke; you can’t go with the flow? You can’t let go of things? Making decisions can be very difficult. You might have an acute sense of smell, and strong odors, crowded noisy environments and bright lights are just too much! You notice things that no one else does. You have a strong sense of justice and you may be a peace-keeper. Conflict feels uncomfortable. You’re the one that everyone tells their problems to because you’re a good listener who cares deeply. You’re in the right place! You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ADHD or something else. Sometimes Highly Sensitive People are misdiagnosed. Our brains are wired differently. We are born with the trait of High Sensitivity. There’s nothing wrong with you! You will learn that your perceived weaknesses are really are your superpowers! Dr. Elaine Aron coined the term Highly Sensitive Person (also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity).

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United States

Description:

In this podcast, we explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives. We talk about the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity and some of the challenges it poses as well. If you are a Creative, a deep thinker, a deep feeler, a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), an introvert, or identify as INFJ or ENFJ, you may enjoy the in-depth conversations where we talk openly and honestly about how we experience life. This is a podcast where you can learn, relate, laugh and maybe even live a bolder, brighter life. Have you been told you’re “too” (fill in the blank)? You’re too sensitive; you think/worry too much; you take things too personally; you’re too emotional, too finicky, too fragile, too intense, too uptight, too slow. Have you been told you can’t take a joke; you can’t go with the flow? You can’t let go of things? Making decisions can be very difficult. You might have an acute sense of smell, and strong odors, crowded noisy environments and bright lights are just too much! You notice things that no one else does. You have a strong sense of justice and you may be a peace-keeper. Conflict feels uncomfortable. You’re the one that everyone tells their problems to because you’re a good listener who cares deeply. You’re in the right place! You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ADHD or something else. Sometimes Highly Sensitive People are misdiagnosed. Our brains are wired differently. We are born with the trait of High Sensitivity. There’s nothing wrong with you! You will learn that your perceived weaknesses are really are your superpowers! Dr. Elaine Aron coined the term Highly Sensitive Person (also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity).

Language:

English

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Episodes

064 High Sensation Seeking & the Highly Sensitive Person--You May Be Surprised! with Tracy Cooper, Ph.D.

3/31/2020
TITLE High Sensation Seeking & The Highly Sensitive Person—You May Be Surprised! GUEST Tracy Cooper, Ph.D. EPISODE OVERVIEW Author, Tracy Cooper, Ph.D defines how High Sensation Seeking (HSS) shows up in the Highly Sensitive Person, and the 4 core aspects of Sensation Seeking. Dr. Cooper talks about ADHD vs. HSS, and the role dopamine plays in sensation seeking. We talk about being in flow, and the relationship between anxiety, depression. Dr. Cooper says HSPs are wired for creativity...

Duration:01:04:01

Bonus Episode 70 What We May Be Experiencing Right Now That We Can't Explain Or Put Words To

3/24/2020
TITLE What We May Be Experiencing Right Now That We Can’t Explain Or Put Words To GUEST Solo episode EPISODE OVERVIEW Having words to express (or understand) what we’re experiencing is powerful. We are in uncharted territory right now, and as I’m deeply processing what I’m experiencing, I’m wanting to share not only the personal insights I’m having, but what I’m hearing other HSPs talk about. This is to give us a way to understand why we may be having vague, ambiguous feelings that we...

Duration:00:19:33

Bonus Episode 69 HSPs Are Needed Leaders, Healers and Connectors!

3/22/2020
TITLE HSPs Are Needed Leaders, Healers and Connectors! GUEST Solo episode EPISODE OVERVIEW For the next few weeks (at least) I’m hosting FREE Zoom calls for members of the closed Facebook Groups Unapologetically Sensitive & Unapologetically Sensitive Therapist’s Group. The world needs us right now, and we the ability to create connections and support, and we also need to ask for help. This episode talks about some of the things HSPs are experiencing globally, and what we can do to...

Duration:00:32:10

Bonus Episode 68 5 Ways to Thrive As a Highly Sensitive Person During COVID-19

3/14/2020
TITLE 5 Ways to Thrive As a Highly Sensitive Person During COVID-19 GUEST Solo episode EPISODE OVERVIEW Brene Brown said we can heal together during this time. I talk about how the Highly Sensitive Person, aka HSP, may be impacted right now with COVID-19, but more importantly, I talk about ways we can thrive and really take care of ourselves during this time. In spite of the big feels we may be having, we CAN make choices to help us feel connected and supported. Let’s use our HSP Glue...

Duration:00:19:58

063 A Research Scientist Talks About Brain Research in The Highly Sensitive Person with Dr. Bianca Acevedo

3/10/2020
TITLE A Research Scientist Talks About Brain Research in the Highly Sensitive Person GUEST Dr. Bianca Acevedo EPISODE OVERVIEW Dr. Bianca Acevedo talks about how the brain responds to emotional displays, and what deep processing really entails. She explains the different ways the insula processes information. She also talks about intuition, and she answers the question: Do HSPs have more mirror neurons? I was surprised at the answer! Dr. Acevedo talks about a way that HSPs can recharge...

Duration:00:39:11

Bonus Episode 67 What to Do When We're Having Uncomfortable Feelings We Don't Like

3/3/2020
TITLE What To Do When We’re Having Uncomfortable Feelings That We Don’t Like GUEST Solo Episode EPISODE OVERVIEW How do we deal with feelings of depression, anxiety, disappointment, frustration, anger? We may experience shame when we have feelings (especially if we’re therapists) because there’s this belief that we shouldn’t struggle with very human things. How do we still show up and be present for others when we are struggling? Do we have a hard time asking for what we want? Do we...

Duration:00:23:51

062 A Listener Asks, “How Do I Manage Overarousal During an Interview—Because I Can’t Demonstrate What I Know?” with KJ McDaniels

2/25/2020
TITLE A Listener Asks, “How Do I Manage Overarousal During an Interview—Because I Can’t Demonstrate What I Know?” GUEST KJ McDaniels EPISODE OVERVIEW We talk about assessing skills and using visualization to internalize our competence; how to articulate our need for time to respond to questions during an interview. How to talk about our strengths when asked about challenges we experience. We also talk about how to communicate what our learning process can look like, and to emphasize the...

Duration:00:43:10

061 Using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to Help With Strong Reactions as a Highly Sensitive Person with Alison Morris

2/17/2020
TITLE Using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to Help With Strong Reactions as a Highly Sensitive Person GUEST Alison Morris EPISODE OVERVIEW Alison Morris talks about the benefits of using EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as tapping, to help release stress; calm our nervous system; change brain waves, disrupt fear signals from the amygdala, and to change core beliefs. We demonstrate how to tap on the belief of being too sensitive. Alison talks about the importance of...

Duration:00:58:57

060 Tom Falkenstein, Author of the Book The Highly Sensitive Man: Finding Strength in Sensitivity

2/11/2020
TITLE The Highly Sensitive Man: Finding Strength in Sensitivity, Author Tom Falkenstein GUEST Tom Falkenstein, MA EPISODE OVERVIEW Tom Falkenstein, author of the book The Highly Sensitive Man discusses the pressure men feel to be strong and to not show their emotions, and how Highly Sensitive Men can feel they’re not living up to the masculine ideal. He talks about how we can support sensitive boys, and we talk about how men lose touch with their intuition. Tom shares some tools he...

Duration:02:58:10

Bonus Episode 66 The Unspoken Strengths of the Highly Sensitive Person—Mainly, the Power of Our Presence

2/4/2020
TITLE The Unspoken Strengths of the Highly Sensitive Person—Mainly, the Power of Our Presence GUEST Solo Episode EPISODE OVERVIEW HSPs have a powerful ability to show up and be present for others. We often feel less than because we compare the accomplishments of others without realizing that we hold space, listen and notice things in a powerful way. Our society is very oriented to doing. For the Highly Sensitive Person, we excel at being, which is not always appreciated, recognized or...

Duration:00:24:15

059 Influence Comes From Service; I Just Need To Show Up And Be Myself

1/28/2020
TITLE Influence Comes From Service; I Just Need To Show Up And Be Myself GUEST Azul Terronez EPISODE OVERVIEW Author, Podcaster and Book Whisperer, Azul Terronez, was afraid to write a book. He talks about not being good at reading and writing, and flunking freshman English at UCLA; he later learned he has dyslexia. He’s helped authors who have become international best sellers, and he has a TEDx talk called What Makes a Good Teacher that has over 1.6 million views. Azul names his...

Duration:01:01:27

058 Honoring the Highly Sensitive Introvert with Nicole Burgess, LMFT

1/21/2020
TITLE Honoring the Highly Sensitive Introvert GUEST Nicole Burgess, LMFT EPISODE OVERVIEW What do people need to know about introverts? Do introverts tend to need more time to process? Do they tend to process internally vs. processing verbally in the moment? Are introverts shy, anxious, or do they hate people? Are introverts slow to warm up? We tackle some common myths about introversion. This is a fun, spontaneous interview, with lots of laughter. We have a messy, raw conversation...

Duration:00:58:32

057 The Challenges & Gifts of Being a Highly Sensitive Musician with Brian Zirngible, LMFT

1/14/2020
TITLE The Challenges & Gifts of Being a Highly Sensitive Musician with Brian Zirngible, LMFT GUEST Brian Zirngible, LMFT EPISODE OVERVIEW Brian, who is a musician and a therapist, talks about his work with men who are creatives, musicians and artists, but rarely come to therapy on their own, and don’t know that they are Highly Sensitive. Brian talks about the names he was called for being sensitive, and that his family didn’t really talk about feelings. We talk about the importance of...

Duration:00:55:18

056 A Highly Sensitive Therapist talks about Feeling Invisible, & How She Views Her Anxiety After Learning She’s An HSP, Kitty McCormick

1/7/2020
TITLE A Highly Sensitive Therapist talks about Feeling Invisible, & How She Views Her Anxiety After Learning She’s An HSP GUEST Kitty McCormick EPISODE OVERVIEW Kitty is a childhood friend who is now a therapist. We talk about the anxieties we both felt as children, but never discussed. Kitty’s father was a prominent public figure, and she was pushed into acting/auditioning as a child to help with her shyness. She also talks about some of the barriers she experienced with...

Duration:00:59:31

Bonus Episode 65 Free Drawing for Online HSP Course Beginning the week of January 12, 2020

1/6/2020
TITLE Free Drawing for Online HSP Course Beginning the week of January 12, 2020 EPISODE OVERVIEW If you’d like to enter to win free registration for the Online HSP Course that begins the week of January 12, 2020, please listen to this episode (there are 4 groups that will be starting). If you’re interested in taking the Course, but have financial considerations, please reach out to me at unapologeticallysensitive@gmail.com. I’m happy to work with you if I can. There’s a money back...

Duration:00:07:21

Bonus Episode 64 Poll Results—If You Could NOT Be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), Would You? Questions to Ask Yourself, with Patricia Young

12/31/2019
TITLE Poll results—If You Could NOT Be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), Would You? Questions to Ask Yourself GUEST Solo Episode EPISODE OVERVIEW If you could NOT be an HSP, would you? I share the results of a poll that 93 HSPs responded to including the pros and cons given. Two major things happened on Christmas Eve before 9 a.m. at my home. Ways to evaluate how your holidays went, and how to create what you might want for the following year. Questions to ask yourself to help you...

Duration:00:45:45

Bonus Episode 63 Expectations & Disappointments & Creating a Vision for 2020

12/24/2019
TITLE Expectations & Disappointments & Creating a Vision for 2020 GUEST Solo Episode EPISODE OVERVIEW We all experience expectations and disappointments, and it’s more present at this time of year. Do I regret talking about relationship issues? When do we talk about issues with others, and when do we need to work it out on our own? It’s ok to have wants and needs, but sometimes we need to show up for ourselves. I talk about a new awareness that frustrates me! With the New Year...

Duration:00:30:05

055 A Highly Sensitive Relationship Coach Talks About Her Experience Taking the Online HSP Course with Hannah Kuglen

12/19/2019
TITLE A Highly Sensitive Relationship Coach Shares Her Experience Taking the Online HSP Course GUEST Hannah Kuglen EPISODE OVERVIEW Relationship Coach, Hannah, talks about the wound of feeling like you’re too much and not enough. She shares how this came up for her in the Online HSP Course, and how she worked with it. Hannah talks about how she manages intense feelings, and what she tells herself when this happens. Hannah talks about how she reacts when she senses that people...

Duration:00:54:54

054 Creating Peace Through The Holidays with Sharon Martin, LCSW

12/17/2019
TITLE Creating Peace Through the Holidays GUEST Sharon Martin, LCSW EPISODE OVERVIEW We talk about ways to make the holidays smoother—in terms of travelling, having guests, dealing with family members who may be challenging, feeling obligated, overspending, expectations, and lots of ways that Sensitives can provide better care for themselves during these times of overstimulation, high expectations and lots of activity. Sharon explains what it’s like if a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)...

Duration:01:04:18

053 A Highly Sensitive Person and introvert talks about her experience taking the online HSP Course, with Heidi Tamm

12/12/2019
TITLE A Highly Sensitive Person and introvert, Heidi Tamm, talks about her experience taking the online HSP Course GUESTS Heidi Tamm EPISODE OVERVIEW Heidi talks about these questions—How did you feel about the cost? Was it worth it? How was it having an online experience? Did you feel connected to the other members in the group? How was it being an introvert in the group? Did you feel seen, heard and honored? Did the Course meet your expectations? How was it being with 6 other...

Duration:00:27:26