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I'm Anna with Sensitivity Uncensored. Each week on the podcast, I explore different aspects of living a soulful, sensitive life. I’ll bring you stories of other sensitive, creative pioneers as well as my own thoughts, teachings and tools. This is not the beginner’s guide to sensitivity, but rather the place for sensitive souls to gather up their courage and pioneer their way into a life of personal freedom and spiritual sovereignty. Your sensitivity is sacred – are you ready to live that way?

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    • Society & Culture
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I'm Anna with Sensitivity Uncensored. Each week on the podcast, I explore different aspects of living a soulful, sensitive life. I’ll bring you stories of other sensitive, creative pioneers as well as my own thoughts, teachings and tools. This is not the beginner’s guide to sensitivity, but rather the place for sensitive souls to gather up their courage and pioneer their way into a life of personal freedom and spiritual sovereignty. Your sensitivity is sacred – are you ready to live that way?

Cover Photos by In Her Image Photography

    Birth Song Loop

    Birth Song Loop

    This is a simple recording I made playing my singing bowls, looped to create 90 minutes of sound for you. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 50: A farewell to this podcast, plus a reading from the intro of my new book!

    Episode 50: A farewell to this podcast, plus a reading from the intro of my new book!

    All good things must come to an end, and episode 50 is the final episode of the podcast! Thank you to all who made this possible and who supported my work in this endeavor - I am forever grateful to you!

    In this episode, I talk a bit about what to expect from my work moving forward, what my maternity leave looks like, and then I move into talking about my new book that launched today! The book is called "Embracing High Sensitivity: Your HSP Guidebook to Eliminating Overwhelm, Handling Difficult Emotions, and Becoming the Boss of Your Life." It's on my website (link below) and available in all major ereader formats. It's a perfect gift for the hsp in your life!

    To finish off this episode, I read to you the introduction from the book, giving you the lens through which the book was written and leaving you with my deepest beliefs about high sensitivity and our place as hsps in this world. I hope you enjoy it (and I hope you buy the book, too! I wrote it for you!)

    One more thing - there is one last recording in this podcast, which is a simple gift to you--a sound healing. There is no guided meditation, it's just me playing my singing bowls for you to listen to when you need the ambiance to calm your nervous system. Enjoy!

    Learn more: www.sensitivityuncensored.com
    Get the book: www.sensitivityuncensored.com/book

    • 41 min
    Sarah Nicotra on thriving as a highly sensitive person in a collapsed world

    Sarah Nicotra on thriving as a highly sensitive person in a collapsed world

    Sarah and I take on the very real and important subject of how to thrive as a highly sensitive person in a world that is collapsed. How do we find capacity? How do we become resilient? How do we function with so much pain in the world?

    Guiding us through her own story of chronic illness, her experiences helping others through death, and being sensitive when collapse is all around, Sarah has a powerful perspective on the need for high sensitivity in the world right now.

    Sarah H Nicotra is a professional coach (ICF and HeartMath certified), modern day völva, and spiritual care provider with 1000+ hours clinical spiritual care experience. Sarah helps sensitive people people face the power of paradox to become more rooted, resilient, and magical in times of unprecedented collapse, disintegration, and turmoil.

    This was - hands down - one of the most empowering conversations I've walked away from in months. I hope you enjoy it!

    Learn more about Sarah:
    www.likeavitaminforyoursoul.com
    https://www.instagram.com/sarah.h.nicotra/ (follow her, she's awesome)

    Learn more about me: www.sensitivityuncensored.com
    Book a session: www.sensitivityuncensored.com/work-together
    Get my book at pre-sale price: anna@sensitivityuncensored.com

    • 58 min
    How sleep, processing feelings + self-regulation relates in babies (+ adults) with Eliza Parker

    How sleep, processing feelings + self-regulation relates in babies (+ adults) with Eliza Parker

    Today we dig into the connections between emotions, the psyche, sleep and behavior in babies and toddlers AND adults. Eliza Parker, the woman behind ConsiousBaby.com, shares her expertise on how sleep for little ones is connected to everything else, and how we (as highly sensitive parents) can learn to recognize the innate abilities of babies and toddlers for coping with birth, trauma, experiences, feelings and stimulation.

    This conversation is not just for parents (but it WILL inform the the highly sensitive parent or the parent of a highly sensitive child). While speaking with Eliza, I noticed so many "ah-ha's" for myself! Sleep, self-regulation and our ability to cope with life experiences are tools that all highly sensitive people need.

    In many ways, this conversation piggy-back's off the last two episodes with Sukie Baxter and our chats about how the nervous system, emotions and cultural expectations are all related.

    Find more about Eliza at www.consciousbaby.com

    Get Eliza's FREE GIFT for listeners: http://www.consciousbaby.com/sleep/

    Follow Eliza on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConsciousBabyEliza

    Find me at www.sensitivityuncensored.com

    Support this podcast at www.patreon.com/sensitivityuncensored

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Part 2: The Cult of Positivity + The Curse of Positivity Washing with Sukie Baxter

    Part 2: The Cult of Positivity + The Curse of Positivity Washing with Sukie Baxter

    In Part 2, we jump back in exactly where we left off and lead with the positivity movement being akin to trying to manage the ecology of our emotions. But our body is a wild thing, so who does this serve? We also discuss:

    - How the positivity movement serves a post industrial culture, capitalism and external validation
    - Learning to be present and internally validated is an act of rebellion against oppressive systems
    - Spiritual bypassing: what it is, why it's dangerous, and why it's counterproductive to the spiritual movement
    - The idea of the positivity movement that all your problems are 100% your responsibility and how that leaves out our circumstances, which are real
    - Gratitude journalling and how it's become bastardized
    - What we can do to heal and move forward out of the dangerous positivity movement
    - Get present
    - Find sensation
    - Intuition is in the body, not outside of it
    - Emotional triggers and how biology doesn't understand time
    - Using Time-In Corners with kids and adults
    - Somatic experiencing and why it's helpful with emotional trauma
    - Your body is a wild animal
    - This is a process, not an event

    Resources from this episode:
    - Antonio Damasio -- The Strange Order of Things: https://www.amazon.com/Strange-Order-Things-Feeling-Cultures/dp/0307908755/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+strange+order+of+things&qid=1562344352&s=gateway&sr=8-1
    - Guy Claxtion -- Intelligence in the Flesh: https://www.amazon.com/Intelligence-Flesh-Your-Needs-Thinks/dp/0300223471/ref=sr_1_1?crid=J4ZS3R3Y9F7A&keywords=intelligence+in+the+flesh&qid=1562344399&s=gateway&sprefix=intelligencein+%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1
    - Somatic Experiencing, http://somaticexperiencing.com/
    - "Healing Through the Dark Emotions" by Miriam Greenspan, https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Through-Dark-Emotions-Despair/dp/1590301013
    - Heather Plett and Holding Space, https://heatherplett.com/
    - Time-In Corner, https://genmindful.com/products/time-in-toolkit

    Learn more about Sukie Baxter at www.wholebodyrevolution.com

    Work with me or learn more at www.sensitivityuncensored.com

    Support this podcast at patreon.com/sensitivityuncensored

    • 59 min
    Part 1: The Cult of Positivity + The Curse of Positivity Washing with Sukie Baxter

    Part 1: The Cult of Positivity + The Curse of Positivity Washing with Sukie Baxter

    Posture and movement therapist and friend Sukie Baxter is here with me to have a conversation about positivity - the good, but mostly the bad, ugly and dangerous. Seriously, people - this movement is an epidemic and works against our actual biology. Here's what we cover in Part 1:

    - What is the positivity movement and positivity washing?
    - Where the movements show up - in the wellness, fitness, spirituality and coaching communities
    - How we miss out on connection if we only allow "good emotions," since connection is built on "going through" something
    - Using biology to explain the ridiculousness of "good" vs "bad" processes or emotions
    - The danger of intellectualizing wisdom traditions
    - Using horse training and parenting as examples of how nervous systems get shut down, and how we can build resiliency instead
    - Our emotion phobic culture
    - Repressed emotional trauma
    - Identified patient and highly sensitive people
    - The relationship behind the positivity movement to colonialism
    - Colonialism and how we think we're right about everything, including nature

    Resources from this episode:
    - Kelly Diels, http://www.kellydiels.com/
    - Horse trainer Warwick Schiller - https://www.warwickschiller.com/
    - Christine Kent and her book, "Saving the Whole Woman" - http://www.savingthewholewoman.com/
    - Brene Brown, https://brenebrown.com/

    Learn more about Sukie Baxter at www.wholebodyrevolution.com

    Support this podcast at www.patreon.com/sensitivityuncensored

    Book a session with me or learn more at www.sensitivityuncensored.com

    • 1 hr 4 min

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Janelleha ,

So useful.

I just love the breadth of knowledge and passion Anna brings to her podcast and interviews. I know I can count on her to teach, discuss and illuminate.

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