Inside: You can learn to embrace your gifts as an HSP! 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. This post includes referral links.
You’re an HSP? Your Heightened Sensitivity is not a problem to be fixed. It’s a beautiful gift.
If you’re not sure yet whether or not you’re a highly sensitive person, take this quiz to find out.
I love who and how I am but for much of life I felt bad, wrong, or broken. I was only 10 years old the first time I felt and thought to myself that the world was too heavy for me. Or, perhaps more accurately, that I was not cut out for this world.
When I learned about the trait of high sensitivity in my early 30s, my life changed powerfully for the better. I’m not sure I’d be alive today otherwise.
About 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. Additionally, learning about this trait helps us make sense of our lived experience and bring compassion to our story.
It took me a lot of years and a whole lot of hard work to come to the realization that I am not bad, wrong, or broken, but a highly sensitive human in a messy and noisy world. Understanding this part of my True Self and my story is one of the top 7 tools/resources that changed my life and helped me love myself completely and show up fully to life in every season. Learn more here.Krista xo
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, at home, and even joyful in their bodies and their lives. I’d love to support you inside The Brave + Beautiful Community or through private coaching.
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 or at anytime while you’re a member. Deepening self-awareness in this way could change your life.
If you are unfamiliar with the trait of High Sensitivity or Sensory Processing Sensitivity, but curious, start learning with this blog post: Are You A Highly Sensitive person? 10 ways this Will Change Your Life For The Better. You’ll also find more helpful resources below.
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. Learn more here.Julie Bjelland
lEARN how to work with your high SENSITIVITY and embrace your gifts as an hsp
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.
There’s a lot of crossover between our work and while about 75% of my community is highly sensitive, my work offers a broader education to help midlife women embrace their gifts and love who and how they are wired.
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.
resources to help you embrace your gifts as an hsp
- Check out Julie’s courses
- Read a book about empowering yourself as an HSP
- Join the Brave + Beautiful Community
- Free masterclass: Tools to Help the Sensitive Thrive in a Chaotic World
- A conversation between myself and Julie about befriending ourselves as HSPs
Originally published April 11, 2021
feel calmer in your body + mind
Being perpetually calm isn’t the goal – life is messy. But when you feel stressed or anxious, you can pull out this list and try one of the 30 ideas to shift yourself back into a calmer and more empowered state.