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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

114 Complex Childhood Trauma and Healing for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) with Kina Wolfenstein

4/6/2021
TITLE Complex childhood trauma and healing for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) GUEST Kina Wolfenstein EPISODE OVERVIEW Kina defines trauma (and it may surprise you), and how the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) responds to trauma. We talk what may not be considered trauma (but is), and how it impacts the person in adulthood (including attachment systems). Kina talks about trauma responses as they relate to polyvagal theory, and why a bottom-up approach is highly effective, and which...

Duration:01:08:37

113 The Brain of the Highly Sensitive Person with Drs. Esther Bergsma

3/30/2021
TITLE The Brain of the Highly Sensitive Person GUEST Drs. Esther Bergsma EPISODE OVERVIEW Drs. Bergsma, a Dutch expert on High Sensitivity, discusses research from her book: The Brain of the Highly Sensitive Person. She explains the biological survival benefits of the trait in animals. We talk about social rejection, and the negative messages HSPs receive around their traits. Esther takes 7 negative perceptions and talks about the corresponding talents (strengths) for each perception....

Duration:00:57:35

112 The Challenges and Strengths of Sensitive Strivers in the Workplace with Melody Wilding, LMSW

3/23/2021
TITLE The Challenges and Strengths of Sensitive Strivers in the Workplace GUEST Melody Wilding, LMSW EPISODE OVERVIEW Melody was named one of Business Insider’s “Most Innovative Coaches” for her work on “Sensitive Strivers.” Melody defines Sensitive Striver, and she talks about common challenges sensitive strivers face in the workplace. She talks about imposter syndrome, and ways to work with your inner critic. Melody gives strategies for speaking up and using your voice as well as...

Duration:01:00:40

111 This feels so awkward; my vulnerability softens my husband and improves communication, with Anni Furniss

3/16/2021
TITLE This feels so awkward; my vulnerability softens my husband and improves communication GUEST Anni Furniss EPISODE OVERVIEW This is an honest and vulnerable chat. Anni talks about feeling awkward, and how her vulnerability makes communication with her husband easier. She talks about expectations around friendships, and the challenges and corresponding strengths she finds being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Anni talks about feeling overwhelmed when she has tasks to accomplish...

Duration:00:49:05

110 I wanted to understand my wife, who is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) with Pete Childs

3/11/2021
TITLE I wanted to understand my wife, who is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) GUEST Pete Childs EPISODE OVERVIEW Pete talks about wondering if he is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Taking the Online HSP Course helped Pete change how he looks at his interactions with his wife, who is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Pete learned to understand more about what his wife (and Highly Sensitive Child) need. He learned more about self-care, being gentle with himself, as well as being able to...

Duration:00:19:09

109 The Power of Attachment Styles and the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) with Jessica Fern, MS

3/9/2021
TITLE The Power of Attachment Styles and the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) GUEST Jessica Fern, MS EPISODE OVERVIEW Jessica Fern explains why attachment is important; what fosters a secure attachment; what creates an insecure attachment; the 4 types of attachment systems, and she has an insight about the Highly Sensitive Person and attachment. We talk about how attachment injuries show up in relationships, and that ruptures and misattunement aren’t always bad. Jessica talks about what...

Duration:00:57:07

108 Coming to a Place of Peace Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) with Heather Bollman

3/4/2021
TITLE Coming to a Place of Peace Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) GUEST Heather Bollman, MSN, RN EPISODE OVERVIEW Heather did not like being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). She struggled with accepting the trait. She also felt challenged being a Highly Sensitive Person and working as a nurse. Heather talks about learning to accept how she’s wired, and developing an understanding of the trait, and being able to verbalize to others about being a Highly Sensitive...

Duration:00:26:51

107 A Sensitive Man Who Embraces and Loves his Sensitivity with Andy Smallman

3/2/2021
TITLE A Sensitive Man Who Embraces and Loves his Sensitivity. GUEST Andy Smallman EPISODE OVERVIEW Andy talks about being called a woman/man when he was a teacher, and having a girlfriend break up with him because he wasn’t “tough enough.” His personal stories embody vulnerability that most can relate to, and they show his remarkable resilience. Andy is passionate about helping boys maintain their sensitivity. He and his wife founded a school based on social and emotional learning, and...

Duration:01:06:51

106 We (HSPs) Are Not Too Much, with Susan Kraker

2/23/2021
TITLE We (HSPs) are not too much GUEST Susan Kraker EPISODE OVERVIEW Susan is a therapist who specializes in relationships, and she works with the Highly Sensitive Person. She decided to take the Online HSP Course because she didn’t have many friends who were also Highly Sensitive. We had a rupture during one of the groups, and we talk about this. Susan has some astute observations. We both talk about some common wounds we both have, and the conversation goes deep and is very...

Duration:00:54:33

105 Leadership Skills that are Innate Traits for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) with Dr. Catherine Zeisner

2/16/2021
TITLE Leadership Skills that are innate traits for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) GUEST Dr. Catherine Zeisner EPISODE OVERVIEW Dr. Catherine Zeisner describes what she calls competencies of good leadership. We talk about thriving, resiliency, authenticity, self-advocacy and the value of sharing one’s feelings. We relate these competencies back to how the Highly Sensitive Person is innately wired, and how these skills show up in relationships with our partner, co-workers,...

Duration:01:07:11

104 Boundaries, Consent and Creating Safety with Touch. A Conversation with a Certified Cuddle Therapist with Keeley Shoup

2/9/2021
TITLE Boundaries, Consent and Creating Safety with Touch. A Conversation with a Certified Cuddle Therapist GUEST Keeley Shoup EPISODE OVERVIEW We underestimate the healing properties of touch, and the limitations of talk therapy. Keeley talks about the professional training to be a cuddle therapist. She rocks at communication, and setting clear expectations. We talk about awkward situations and how Keeley creates safety for her clients. Keeley provides 2 exercises where we can use...

Duration:01:01:11

Bonus Episode 88 Should We Call Sensitivity a Superpower?

2/8/2021
TITLE Should We Call Sensitivity a Superpower? GUEST Solo episode EPISODE OVERVIEW If the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is neutral, is it incorrect to call being an HSP or sensitivity a superpower? This is something I’ve been thinking about for some time. Dr. Elaine Aron, who coined the trait Highly Sensitive Person, and has written extensively about HSPs, sees the trait as neutral—not positive or negative. Is it a disservice to claim that we have...

Duration:00:12:46

103 The Rebellious Widow: A Practical Guide to Love and Life After Loss, with Jill Johnson-Young

2/2/2021
TITLE The Rebellious Widow: A Practical Guide to Love and Life After Loss GUEST Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW EPISODE OVERVIEW Jill talks about the impetus for writing her newest book, "The Rebellious Widow: Reclaiming Life and Love after Loss," which came from the blogs she wrote through the deaths of both of her wives. Jill’s book is a guide to successfully navigate and grow through terminal illness, death, and recovery from being widowed. She wants readers to use it to be prepared for...

Duration:00:59:45

102 How to Manage Your Anxiety in a Holistic, Loving Way with Victoria Albina

1/26/2021
TITLE How to Manage Your Anxiety in a Holistic, Loving Way GUEST Victoria Albina EPISODE OVERVIEW Victoria defines anxiety, and we talk about social and anticipatory anxiety—especially as they are related to the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Victoria talks about de-armoring, perfectionism, people-pleasing, and codependency. Victoria gives an abundance of things we can do to ground ourselves, and we explore common reactions when someone says, “We need to talk.” Victoria ends with...

Duration:00:58:41

101 Everything Is Love; I Love Myself with Sarah Buino, LCSW

1/19/2021
TITLE Everything is Love; I Love Myself GUEST Sarah Buino, LCSW EPISODE OVERVIEW In a culture that values and rewards productivity, it can be challenging for the Highly Sensitive Person, who thrives at being vs. doing. Sarah talks about coming to fully love herself. We talk about trauma training, boundaries, developmental trauma. We talk about the gifts and challenges of living during COVID. Sarah talks about her Kundalini Awakening, and we talk about the spiritual...

Duration:00:58:05

Bonus Episode 87 Ten Strategies for Managing When You’re Feeling Down

1/12/2021
TITLE 10 Strategies for Managing When You’re Feeling Down GUEST Solo episode EPISODE OVERVIEW Many of us are struggling with mood and high levels of ongoing stress. I give 10 tangible strategies for coping when we’re struggling. I also share about the challenges I experienced over the holidays and wondering if maybe I have SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), our high levels of emotional responsiveness and empathy can make it challenging to know if...

Duration:00:40:53

100 Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, RDDP, CDWF Interviews Patricia

1/5/2021
TITLE Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, RDDP, CDWF Interviews Patricia GUEST Sarah Buino EPISODE OVERVIEW Sarah Buino interviews me—these are from her show notes--One of my greatest joys in life is connecting with a fellow outcast and truth-teller. All the better if said person comes equipped with a badass nickname like Mad Lady-Balls. Patricia Young, LCSW, the person behind the stern, brass-plated moniker is everything you’d expect her to be: hilarious, whip-smart, and dishy. She’s also...

Duration:00:55:32

099 A Highly Sensitive Person And Introvert, Heidi Tamm, Talks About Her Experience Taking The Online HSP Course

12/29/2020
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 of 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 HSPs?...

Duration:00:28:41

098 No One Ever Asked Me: "What do I Need?" with Rachel Glick

12/22/2020
TITLE No One Ever Asked Me: “What Do I Need?” GUEST Rachel Glick EPISODE OVERVIEW Rachel learned she was a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) when she searched online for Why do I cry when I listen to music? Rachel talks about embracing her traits as an HSP after taking the Online HSP Course, and how it has changed how she parents her Highly Sensitive Child, and how she is forming deep connections with others. Rachel has learned how to check in with herself to see what she is...

Duration:00:59:27

097 If You Can’t See, Imagine with John Furniss, the Blind Woodsman

12/15/2020
TITLE If You Can’t See, Imagine with John, the Blind Woodsman GUEST John Furniss EPISODE OVERVIEW John is an amazing woodworker who is totally blind. He also has a cooking segment on Tik Tok called Cooking with the Lights Out. John and his wife Anni, are both talented artists. John talks about how he lost his vision, and how he uses his strengths to create amazing pieces of woodwork. He explains some of the ways he navigates in a sighted world, as well as some dos and don’ts for...

Duration:00:57:01