Inside: Learning about the trait of sensory processing sensitivity changed my life. I realized that I was not broken or wrong but a highly sensitive human navigating a messy world without much support or understanding of how my brain and nervous system are wired. I was suicidal as a teen, struggled with depression and anxiety, and with lots of hard work and stubborn determination learned to love the fullness of who and how I am and bring my gifts to the world. This post includes referral links.
Your High Sensitivity is not a problem to be fixed.
I love who and how I am but for much of life I felt bad, wrong, or broken. I felt that the world was too heavy for me. Or, perhaps more accurately, I felt ill equipped for this world. When I learned about the trait of high sensitivity, my life changed powerfully for the better.
15-20% of the population is highly sensitive. We are beautifully knit-together (on purpose!) with the trait of sensory processing sensitivity. This part of who and how we are plays a significant role in how we feel and navigate the world. Learning about this trait helps us make sense of our lived experience and bring compassion to our story.
befriend yourself as a highly sensitive person
I help many Highly Sensitive People (like myself!) learn to honour their wiring, become their own best friend, and feel safe and at home in their bodies and their lives. I’d love to support you inside The Brave + Beautiful Community or through personalized coaching and education.
Members of The Brave + Beautiful Community receive two extra courses to work through at their own pace. The first is a course on Exploring the Gifts + Challenges of High Sensitivity. Next is a course on Exploring The Enneagram. Additionally, I’m available in the group to respond to your questions as you work through the courses. Both courses can change your life.
If you are unfamiliar with the trait of High Sensitivity or Sensory Processing Sensitivity, but curious, get started with this blog post: Are You A Highly Sensitive person? 10 ways this Will Change Your Life For The Better.
My courses will help you to work with your unique nervous system, calm your mind, embrace your gifts, grow a heart-centered business, and learn how to harness your superpowers. Courses come with 8 free weeks in my Sensitive Empowerment community, which deepens your experience and helps you to connect with other HSPs.Julie Bjelland
deep dive into lEARNING how to work with your high SENSITIVITY
Of course, I’d love you to connect with me and my work; my work will help you befriend yourself whether you’re an HSP or not. However, if you want to specifically focus your learning in this season on understanding your sensitivity, you may want to look at the work of Sensitivity Specialist, and my friend, Julie Bjelland.
Julie has created more in depth online courses to help Highly Sensitive People understand and nourish themselves well. I can wholeheartedly recommend Julie as a wise and compassionate guide.
You can get started with Julie’s work here:
Take a quiz to learn where you live on the sensitivity spectrum
Read a book about empowering yourself as an HSP