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Marriage Coach and HSP Love Expert Hannah Brooks teaches sensitive women how to not only have an easier marriage but to have a marriage where love, understanding, lightness, and connection gets deeper every day.   Highly Sensitive people have unique differences that lead to predictable challenges in committed relationships, and sometimes even the deterioration of love.   Right now your marriage might feel difficult: you may get upset easily, feel weighed down by resentment, hurt, irritation. It does not have to stay this way. Because as a sensitive person you are cut out for the best marriage possible. You just need to learn and apply a few things you were never taught.  You'll hear relatable stories, interviews, advice, and coaching on just what you need to know to use your sensitivity to your advantage in love.   You’ll learn how to stop taking things personally, manage your feelings, feel so secure and good about yourself, feel empowered instead of stuck, and how to influence (without manipulation) how your partner feels and behaves towards you, so you can just enjoy the person you’ve chosen as your partner, and invite so much more love and joy into your daily lives together.

Highly Sensitive, Happily Married Hannah Brooks

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    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

Marriage Coach and HSP Love Expert Hannah Brooks teaches sensitive women how to not only have an easier marriage but to have a marriage where love, understanding, lightness, and connection gets deeper every day.   Highly Sensitive people have unique differences that lead to predictable challenges in committed relationships, and sometimes even the deterioration of love.   Right now your marriage might feel difficult: you may get upset easily, feel weighed down by resentment, hurt, irritation. It does not have to stay this way. Because as a sensitive person you are cut out for the best marriage possible. You just need to learn and apply a few things you were never taught.  You'll hear relatable stories, interviews, advice, and coaching on just what you need to know to use your sensitivity to your advantage in love.   You’ll learn how to stop taking things personally, manage your feelings, feel so secure and good about yourself, feel empowered instead of stuck, and how to influence (without manipulation) how your partner feels and behaves towards you, so you can just enjoy the person you’ve chosen as your partner, and invite so much more love and joy into your daily lives together.

    The 3 Simple Things You Must Be Able To Do To Have An Amazing Marriage

    The 3 Simple Things You Must Be Able To Do To Have An Amazing Marriage

    The ESSENCE of what it takes to have a good–even amazing –marriage is not complex– its actually very simple. So in this episode, I boil down EVERYTHING I teach my clients to do–and everything I have done to make my marriage the amazing loving thriving one it is– into the 3 things you must do to have the same. Just 3! 
    Because I want you to see how simple it really is. 
    That said, DOING them may not be “easy”. Which is why I take my clients through a 4 step process that breaks the 3 things down into easy, digestible, do-able steps. 
    So in this episode we dive into:
    The 3 simple things you must be able to do to have a great marriage–the WHAT you need to do to make your marriage loving, supportive, affectionate and funHow seeing how simple it is benefits you,How simple doesn't necessarily equal easyA deeper overview of the 3 things and why they are so key to a great marriage.How my 4 step process gives you the HOW of these 3 things (teaches you how you actually DO the 3 simple things!)What will make being able to do the 3 things so much easier, so you can reap the huge rewards of your marriage becoming the way more loving, connected, light-hearted one you want it to be.Listen in. You will come away with a clarity that has likely been missing up until now.

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    • 31 min
    Transparent, Authentic And Open (With Yourself)

    Transparent, Authentic And Open (With Yourself)

    104   Being honest and authentic with your partner is important to intimacy–but being  transparent, authentic and open (TAO) with yourself is even more important if you want to  have a relationship you feel great in!
    I want this to be the year your marriage changes for the better forever.
    So let’s start it off on the right foot: with a TAO process that helps you take a clear-eyed look at yourself in your relationship over the past year, and helps you decide how and if you want to adjust anything on your side of the street this year--so you can be set up for the most success you've ever had at making your marriage the best it can be this year.

    Because a marriage that grows in peace, fun, connection, living ally-ship and intimacy can’t happen if you aren't willing to look at yourself: how you act, the choices you make, the ways you interact –and most especially– the ways you THINK. 

    If you want to have any sway over your experience in love and the way your marriage goes…you must be able and willing SEE your mind.

    In this episode I dive into why and exactly how to do this, along with a process to get the ball rolling right now.

    Grab your pen and perk your ears–because this is the beginning of the most influence you’ve ever had over how happy, living and fulfilling your marriage is.

    SHOW NOTES:

    Join THE STOP TAKING IT SO PERSONALLY CHALLENGE
    Set up your consult here.

    • 39 min
    Making Self-Responsibility In Relationships Fun

    Making Self-Responsibility In Relationships Fun

    103  Ready to start the New Year off on the most love-empowering foot, for REAL positive change in your marriage?
     
    The most powerful way to do that (actually the only way to do that) is by taking super-responsibility for all you can in your marriage–in particular the pain or unhappiness you are experiencing.

    Doesn’t sound like fun? I’ve heard that before from other sensitive people. And it’s the reason so many people don't take responsibility–and therefore lose out majorly on having the kind of loving fulfilling marriage they want.

    That doesn't have to be you.

    In this episode I share how taking responsibility for your experience in your relationship can be the most EMPOWERING experience— instead of it feeling crappy! In fact, you can make this key to great love FUN. 
    Dive in to hear: 
    My definition of self-responsibility and what it means to be 100% self-responsible
     How, if you live without it,  it will cost you love, connection, happiness, fulfillment, laughter, joy and passion in your relationship.
     why it’s like winning the lasting-love-lottery once you learn to really do it, giving you way more power than you ever knew you had to make your marriage the best it can be. 

    The totally avoidable mistake people make that leads to it feeling bad

    What the people who are good at it have that others don’t (you can develop this!)

    How to make it feel empowering, fun and totally rewarding, so you can GROW the love, connection, happiness, fulfillment, laughter, joy and passion in your relationship.Honestly, I can’t believe I didn't make this episode for you sooner! It’s one not to miss-–giving you the biggest foundational key to breaking through to long-term happiness in love. 

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    • 38 min
    3 Keys To Stop Taking Things So Personally In Your Relationship As An Hsp

    3 Keys To Stop Taking Things So Personally In Your Relationship As An Hsp

    102    Join the free Stop Taking It So Personally Challenge for HSPs here.
    Ever felt that stinging (or punch-in-the-gut) feeling when your partner says or does something hurtful? Or maybe it’s something he doesn't do that leads to you feeling like he just doesn’t care. Like you don’t matter. Like you aren’t loved. 


    For highly sensitive women, this is oh-so-common. 


    It may very well be true that your partner could be more skillful in his interactions with you. At the same time, so much of the hurt you feel in these moments comes from  taking things personally. 


    Which you can put an end to NOW. 


    And you want to. Because taking things personally doesn't  just hurt–it costs us big time in our intimate relationships, leading to all sorts of AVOIDABLE pain and diminishment of affection and connection.


    The good news is you can learn to not take things so personally. And it will free you up to have way more of the support, connection and loving intimacy you want with your partner. Listen in as I share how.


    I used to take all sorts of things personally, and it hurt me and my marriage. I spent years learning how to put an end to that unnecessary pain, and replace it with the closeness, ease and love I want between my husband and I. I want that for you to. 


    In this episode, I dive into 3 big keys to stop taking things so personally so you can less hurt and more love everyday of your life. 


    And don't miss the announcement about the FREE event I'm hosting to make taking things personally a thing of the past for you.


    SHOW NOTES
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    • 43 min
    Successful Gestures of Connection (The Overlooked Key)

    Successful Gestures of Connection (The Overlooked Key)

    101  If you want more connection, love, and joy between you and your partner, but you're often disappointed, frustrated, resentful or irritated with your significant other, you're definitely going to want to listen to this episode.


    We are diving into what has been researched to be the #1 thing happy couples do to keep their marriage fulfilling, connected, and strong for life: Making regular gestures of connection, as I call them.  But there is something overlooked in the research that will make or break whether these gestures of connection work successfully in YOUR marriage.


    All too often these gestures of connection don’t make the impact they could. Because they just won't work if you are emotionally not truly open to connection–and the truth is, so many of us aren’t a lot of the time–and don't know how to get back to that place where you are able to both offer and receive these gestures of connection.


    But you can change that, and therefore tap into the power of these gestures of connection to make your marriage one that deepens in love, intimacy–and all things good–over time.


    So today I share:


    What these gestures of connection look likeHow they benefit you and your marriageHow just doing them superficially can actually backfireWhat the common obstacles are that keep you from being able to harness the marriage enhancing power of these gestures of connectionwhat you really need to make this key actually have the positive impact on your marriage they are touted to.Ways to shift back into the emotional states that make these gestures so successful for so many couples.

    In fact, what I share here isn’t just the key to making these gestures of connection work for your marriage's success, but it’s key to the success of ALL the expert communication and connection building strategies.

    In other words, nothing will make your marriage the loving one you want as deeply, powerfully, and quickly as developing the skills of guiding yourself out of emotional states that are closed to connection, and into ones that grow connection, as I share here today.  So dive in!

    SHOW NOTES:
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    • 28 min
    Love For The Long-Term; A Convo With My Husband

    Love For The Long-Term; A Convo With My Husband

    It’s episode 100!!! And we are celebrating with a special conversation with my very own husband about what it takes for you, as a sensitive person, and your partner to have a marriage you LOVE for the long-haul.
    He and I dive into a few of our keys to keeping our marriage “real-enchanted” (fun, passionate, and loving despite being real–and flawed– humans living real, messy lives.) We cover:
    How we have a marriage we both feel so good in–and yet, we still experience real human relationship difficulties at times. But we let those times bring us closer together, instead of further apart–and how you can do this, too. How we went through a hard phase this summer and what we learned from it together and individually–that is so relevant for all HSP couples.How we choose to focus on what we love about each other more than what we don’t like so much–and how you can do this, too.How, throughout our marriage, we have continued to keep alive a sense of excitement and eagerness about our future together–and how you can do this, too.Join us for this light-hearted but serious conversation with a real-life couple who truly loves the marriage they have created! You’ll laugh and go aha right along with us.
    If you missed episode 25, Interview With My Husband: Growing An Amazing Marriage With An HSP give that a listen, too. 
    To help me CELEBRATE this 100th episode, if you’ve been enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on apple podcasts. Thank you so much and cheers!
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

HSPjewels ,

So glad to have discovered Hannah’s podcast

I am so glad to have discovered Hannah’s podcast! And you don’t have to be a woman or an HSP to appreciate her wisdom. Her calming demeanor and insightful guidance will inspire you to learn and grow. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Amus l r n ,

Great advice!

I would say Hannah’s advice is great for any marriage whether or not there is an HSP involved. It is also somewhat applicable to any relationship, romantic or friendship. It is great to use her tip in all personal interactions that happen- to make life less heavy and more enjoyable.

Jmixjb ,

Abundantly, generously helpful

Hannah’s insight & advice are so helpful. She achieves something that can be tricky - helping us to see ourselves more clearly - including the parts that can be painful to look at - providing useful, practical, effective tools, all the while showing us the way to be gentle & loving to ourselves. This podcast is like a book I can’t put down. I’m listening to every episode. I think of it first thing every morning & look forward to listening to the next episode. Deep gratitude, Hannah.

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