HSP Resources


Resources:  Highly Sensitive Person (H.S.P.) and Highly Sensitive Child (H.S.C.)


Mary Kay Parkinson and Elaine Aron "linking" at a workshop Elaine presented in San Francisco on working with highly sensitive people.  Our greatest resource is each other!

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

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.

Magazine for HSP's
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  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.  There are two beautiful printed issues you can purchase and an on-line forum you can sign up for that's free, to connect with other HSP's.  No new issues have come out as the creator is recovering from some health issues.  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'sJacquelyn 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:

  • The 28th HSP Gathering Retreat is scheduled for April 27 - May 1, 2014, at Red Corral Ranch in Wimberly, Texas.
  • The 29th HSP Gathering will take place November 20-24, 2014 near Bowral, Australia at Hartzer Park. HSPs are already coming forward with offers for ride sharing from the Sydney Airport.
  • The 30th HSP Gathering will take place December 4-8, 2014, just outside Wellington, New Zealand at Tatum Park
Facebook Groups for HSP's: (these are open facebook groups that you can request to join)

Highly Sensitive Souls

Highly Sensitive People



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 - scroll down the page for video)

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's new video:  Highly Sensitive Men and Boys:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn6pTpJytgU

Dr Ted Zeff also offers a free quarterly e-newsletter.


Books

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

Highly Sensitive Person's Companion: Daily Exercises for Calming Your Senses in an Overstimulating World, 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

Parents of Highly Sensitive Children

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/

Books

The Highly Sensitive Child, by Elaine Aron

The Temperament Perspective, by Jan Kristal

 Washington DC Area Professionals who work well with HSP's

Acupuncture
Beth Burkhardt (301) 369-1526

BioSET System
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


Chiropractic
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

Essential Oils
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


Massage
Rob Sherrod (301) 613-4420, robsherrodmt.com

Osteopathy
Harold Goodman (301) 565-2494

Physical Therapy
Amazing subtle and effective techniques. 
Julie Reybold (301) 497-6158



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