In this podcast, we explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives. We talk about the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity and some of the challenges it poses as well. If you are a Creative, a deep thinker, a deep feeler, a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), an introvert, or identify as INFJ or ENFJ, you may enjoy the in-depth conversations where we talk openly and honestly about how we experience life. This is a podcast where you can learn, relate, laugh and maybe even live a bolder, brighter life.
Have you been told you’re “too” (fill in the blank)? You’re too sensitive; you think/worry too much; you take things too personally; you’re too emotional, too finicky, too fragile, too intense, too uptight, too slow. Have you been told you can’t take a joke; you can’t go with the flow? You can’t let go of things? Making decisions can be very difficult. You might have an acute sense of smell, and strong odors, crowded noisy environments and bright lights are just too much!
You notice things that no one else does. You have a strong sense of justice and you may be a peace-keeper. Conflict feels uncomfortable. You’re the one that everyone tells their problems to because you’re a good listener who cares deeply.
You’re in the right place!
You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ADHD or something else. Sometimes Highly Sensitive People are misdiagnosed. Our brains are wired differently. We are born with the trait of High Sensitivity. There’s nothing wrong with you! You will learn that your perceived weaknesses are really are your superpowers! Dr. Elaine Aron coined the term Highly Sensitive Person (also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity).
We (HSPs) Are Not Too Much, with Susan Kraker
Susan is a therapist who specializes in relationships, and she works with the Highly Sensitive Person. She decided to take the Online HSP Course because she didn’t have many friends who were also Highly Sensitive. We had a rupture during one of the groups, and we talk about this. Susan has some astute observations. We both talk about some common wounds we both have, and the conversation goes deep and is very vulnerable.
Leadership Skills that are Innate Traits for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) with Dr. Catherine Zeisner
Dr. Catherine Zeisner describes what she calls competencies of good leadership. We talk about thriving, resiliency, authenticity, self-advocacy and the value of sharing one’s feelings. We relate these competencies back to how the Highly Sensitive Person is innately wired, and how these skills show up in relationships with our partner, co-workers, friendships, families and in parenting in addition to leadership roles.
Boundaries, Consent and Creating Safety with Touch. A Conversation with a Certified Cuddle Therapist with Keeley Shoup
We underestimate the healing properties of touch, and the limitations of talk therapy. Keeley talks about the professional training to be a cuddle therapist. She rocks at communication, and setting clear expectations. We talk about awkward situations and how Keeley creates safety for her clients. Keeley provides 2 exercises where we can use touch with ourselves or our partners to stimulate our touch receptors and the release of oxytocin.
Should We Call Sensitivity a Superpower?
If the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is neutral, is it incorrect to call being an HSP or sensitivity a superpower? This is something I’ve been thinking about for some time. Dr. Elaine Aron, who coined the trait Highly Sensitive Person, and has written extensively about HSPs, sees the trait as neutral—not positive or negative. Is it a disservice to claim that we have superpowers?
The Rebellious Widow: A Practical Guide to Love and Life After Loss, with Jill Johnson-Young
Jill talks about the impetus for writing her newest book, "The Rebellious Widow: Reclaiming Life and Love after Loss," which came from the blogs she wrote through the deaths of both of her wives. Jill's book is a guide to successfully navigate and grow through terminal illness, death, and recovery from being widowed. She wants readers to use it to be prepared for what's coming, from organizing and business that has to get done to set boundaries, so the process is their own, not driven by the Widow Rules.
How to Manage Your Anxiety in a Holistic, Loving Way with Victoria Albina
Victoria defines anxiety, and we talk about social and anticipatory anxiety—especially as they related to the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Victoria talks about de-armoring, perfectionism, people-pleasing, and codependency. Victoria gives an abundance of things we can do to ground ourselves, and we explore common reactions when someone says, “We need to talk.” Victoria ends with talking about polyvagal theory.
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Amazing and great energy
This is the podcast I listen to when things around me feel too much, and I need to re-center and connect.
I feel so connected to this podcast. Patricia (the host) has such a wonderful way of wording. And interacting with others. it has been so beneficial in my healing process.
1 podcast equaled a lifetime of learning
This podcast is a gift to the world. And especially to HSPs
This podcast has provided me with much insight and understanding into being an HSP. It’s incredibly validating and affirming. I cannot thank Patricia enough.