Resources: Highly Sensitive Person (H.S.P.) and Highly Sensitive Child (H.S.C.)
Founding Mother: Elaine Aron did the original research to coin the term Highly Sensitive Person and to establish high sensitivity as a positive and accurate name for a trait that runs across various species and previously was labeled less accurately and more negatively. Her website, hsperson.com and writings are a wealth of excellent information. She also produces a free quarterly e-newsletter called ComfortZone.
Here's a 3 minute video clip of Elaine talking about HSP's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04gnoReKgD4
Connecting With Other HSP's
Magazine for HSP's: Tribe - a magazine and e-zine for HSP's, plus an on-line forum to help build our "tribe". One of the Tribe's goals is to showcase our creativity so contributions and comments are welcome. Go look: tribe.paramimedia.com
Discussion group for HSP's (on-line): A free, independently-run email discussion list for HSPs can be found at Yahoo groups. The purpose of the email list is to explore who we are as HSPs and to support each other. To subscribe, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/hspbook/
Group Gatherings for HSP's: Jacquelyn Strickland organizes group gatherings for HSP's
from all over the country. She also has done some great work with
identifying HSP subcultures. The next gatherings are:
HSP's of Maryland and Virginia Meet other HSP's locally - You can gather in a group with other local HSP's or contact members individually through e-mail (and then plan to get together if you'd like). Organized through Meet-up.com - an on-line web sight dedicated to helping people get together off line.
Information About H.S.P.'s
On the web:
Ane Axeford is the most inspiring to me. She has created a personal growth model for HSP's - 4 Stages of HSP Development as well as her HSP Hierarchy of Needs, a reverse pyramid of development for HSP's based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. She uses words well and has an amazing mind for putting together theory and practice!
Check out Ane Axeford's: HSP Manifesto (30 minute video)
Check out Ane Axeford's: HSP Hierarchy of Needs and How to Choose Services (I call this 4 Stages of HSP Development)
Peter Messerschmidt writes well about being a highly sensitive person. In the left hand column of his website, click on the article that interests you, www.innerreflections.homestead.com.
Dr Ted Zeff interviewed about highly sensitive people by Douglas Eby on Inner Talent Interviews. The show is aimed at artists and psychologists to discuss the emotional and psychological aspects of personal growth and creativity. (an audio interview) http://innertalentinterviews.com/54/
Dr Ted Zeff also offers a free quarterly e-newsletter
The Highly Sensitive Person, by Elaine Aron
The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook, by Elaine Aron
The Highly Sensitive Person in Love, by Elaine Aron
The Undervalued Self, by Elaine Aron
Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person, by Elaine Aron
This is Where I Stand: The Power and the Gift of Being Highly Sensitive, by Rue Hass
EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament, by Rue Hass
Making Work Work for the Highly Sensitive Person, by Barrie Jaeger
The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide, by Ted Zeff
The Strong Sensitive Boy, by Ted Zeff
Raise an Emotionally Healthy Boy, by Ted Zeff
Empowered by Empathy, by Rose Rosetree
The Language of Emotions, by Karla McLaren
Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown
Discussion Group (on-line): A
free, independently-run email discussion group for parents of Highly
Sensitive Children (HSC) can be found at Yahoo groups. The purpose of
this group is to explore what it is to be a sensitive parent of an HSC
and to support one another as parents. To subscribe, go to:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hscbook/
Washington DC Area Professionals who work well with HSP's
Beth Burkhardt (301) 369-1526
Do doctors tend to tell you that everything is fine? You are more aware of subtle sensations and need someone who can measure and locate the origins of your issues and give you holistic treatments (non invasive and effective) to help bring your system back into health and balance.
Sharon Fan (301) 564-0777, centerfornaturalcures.com
Uses non-direct force technique, a very sensitive and effective form of chiropractic for HSP's
Zahra Yousefi (202) 452-1888, nonforce.com/referrals/northeast.html
Young Living essential oils is my top pick for therapeutic grade essential oils and high quality health products that incorporate essential oils. My member number is 173551.
www.youngliving.us Read an interesting article http://www.mesothelioma.com/alternative_aromatherapy.htm
Rob Sherrod (301) 613-4420, robsherrodmt.com
Harold Goodman (301) 565-2494
Amazing subtle and effective techniques.
Julie Reybold (301) 497-6158