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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).

Unapologetically Sensitive Patricia Young

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 146 Ratings

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).

    Focusing on Your Needs, Emotions and Happiness, with Jen Perry

    Focusing on Your Needs, Emotions and Happiness, with Jen Perry

    Focusing on Your Needs, Emotions and Happiness
    Jen Perry talks about attachment patterns and how the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is often focused on what everyone else is feeling, wanting and needing. We talk about tools to identify what YOU are wanting.  Jen talks about self-care and self-centering.  We talk about self-talk, as well as the burden of the mental load that many of us carry. We also talk about perfectionism, gentle parenting and conscious parenting.  How NOT to parent the power out of your child, and learn to have power with your child?
    GUEST
    Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC
    GUEST BIO
    Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC has been a psychotherapist for 20 years. She specializes in helping Highly Sensitive People thrive in love, work, and parenting Highly Sensitive Children. Jen is passionate about using mindfulness and compassion-based approaches to ameliorate human suffering.
    PODCAST HOST
    Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach.  She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller.  Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion.  She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren’t alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges.  Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us 
    LINKS
    Jen’s links
    Jen@heartfulnessconsulting.com
    Phone: 215-292-5056
    Website: https://heartfulnessconsulting.com/ 
    Facebook.com/Heartfulnessconsulting
    Patricia’s Links
    Collaborative Problem Solving by Ross Green
    HSP Online Course--https://unapologeticallysensitive.com/hsp-online-groups/
    Unapologetically Sensitive Merchandise-- https://patriciayounglcsw.com/product-category/merchandise/ 
    Online HSP Course Materials (no group included) https://patriciayounglcsw.com/product-category/hsp-classes/ 
    Receive the top 10 most downloaded episodes of the podcast-- https://www.subscribepage.com/e6z6e6 
    Sign up for the Newsletter-- https://www.subscribepage.com/y0l7d4 
    To write a review in itunes: 
    click on this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unapologetically-sensitive/id1440433481?mt=2  select “listen on Apple Podcasts” chose “open in itunes” choose “ratings and reviews” click to rate the number of starts click “write a review” Website--www.unapologeticallysensitive.com
    Facebook-- https://www.facebook.com/Unapologetically-Sensitive-2296688923985657/
    Closed/Private Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive-- https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099705880047619/
    Instagram-- https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallysensitive/
    Youtube-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOE6fodj7RBdO3Iw0NrAllg/videos?view_as=subscriber
    Tik Tok-- https://www.tiktok.com/@hsppodcast
    e-mail-- unapologeticallysensitive@gmail.com
    Show hashtag--#unapologeticallysensitive 
    Podcast editing by The Podcast Distillery Co  https://thepodcastdistillery.co
    Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson www.andyrobinson.com

    • 26 min
    Setting Boundaries with Emotionally Immature People, with Lindsay Gibson, PsyD.

    Setting Boundaries with Emotionally Immature People, with Lindsay Gibson, PsyD.

    Setting Boundaries with Emotionally Immature People
    Dr. Lindsay Gibson, author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, and Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents provides a 5-part process outlining how to set boundaries with an Emotionally Immature Person (EIP). She also talks about how to reinforce and reset those boundaries when they aren’t honored. Dr. Gibson talks about how to determine the optimal physical and psychological distance with EIPs, including examples. Dr. Gibson states what you can say when an EIP says something hurtful.
    GUEST
    Lindsay Gibson, PsyD.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    5-Part process in talking to an emotionally immature person:
    Ask if you can have some time (10 minutes) for the person to listen to you There are some things I need to tell you I’m going to tell you how I’m feeling, and I’d like for you to just listen and understand.  You don’ have to do anything Are you willing to do this? Set ground rules When you (example), I feel (share feeling) Tell them what you need to say following this format: Would you be willing to promise me that You won’t use these words (examples) You will talk to me in private instead of publicly  You will say this (example) instead of that (example) Follow up immediately with what you would like from them Would you be willing to try this for me? GUEST BIO
    Lindsay Gibson, PsyD. has been a licensed clinical psychologist for over thirty years and specializes in individual adult psychotherapy with adult children of emotionally immature parents. She is the author of four books. Her book Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents remains a #1 Amazon Best Seller. The follow up to this book is Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents, and the 2nd edition of her first book Who You Were Meant To Be has been recently released on Amazon. Her latest book, Self Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, was just released in September 2021. In the past Dr. Gibson has served as an adjunct assistant professor teaching doctoral psychology students, and she writes a monthly Well-Being column for Tidewater Women magazine in Virginia Beach, VA.
    PODCAST HOST
    Patricia Young hosts the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive, and she works with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) helping them to understand their HSP traits, and turning their perceived shortcomings into superpowers. Patricia is passionate about providing education to help HSPs and non-HSPs understand and truly appreciate the amazing gifts they have to offer. Patricia works globally online with HSPs providing coaching. Patricia also facilitates online groups for HSPs that focus on building community and developing skills (identifying your superpowers, boundaries, perfectionism, dealing with conflict, mindfulness, embracing emotions, creating a lifestyle that supports the HSP, communication and more).
    LINKS
    Dr. Gibson’s links
    Website— http://www.drlindsaygibson.com/
    Patricia’s links
    Website--www.unapologeticallysensitive.com
    Facebook-- https://www.facebook.com/Unapologetically-Sensitive-2296688923985657/
    Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive-- https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099705880047619/
    Instagram-- https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallysensitive/
    Youtube-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOE6fodj7RBdO3Iw0NrAllg/videos?view_as=subscriber
    e-mail-- unapologeticallysensitive@gmail.com
    Show hashtag--#unapologeticallysensitive
    Podcast editing by The Podcast Distillery Co  https://thepodcastdistillery.co
    Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson www.andyrobinson.com

    • 53 min
    Death by a Thousand Papercuts

    Death by a Thousand Papercuts

    Death by a Thousand Papercuts
    My computer was hacked and they downloaded files from my computer.  In the midst of this awful experience, there were a number of gifts and amazing connections with people.  I feel some shame and embarrassment.  How can you thrive while going through something terrible? I talk about the fears that came up, as well as all the grace that was given to me.  The multitude of challenges that came up felt like death by 1,000 papercuts. You can thrive and be challenged at the same time.
    PODCAST HOST
    Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach.  She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller.  Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion.  She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren’t alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges.  Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us 
    LINKS
    HSP Online Course--https://unapologeticallysensitive.com/hsp-online-groups/
    Unapologetically Sensitive Merchandise-- https://patriciayounglcsw.com/product-category/merchandise/ 
    Online HSP Course Materials (no group included) https://patriciayounglcsw.com/product-category/hsp-classes/ 
    Receive the top 10 most downloaded episodes of the podcast-- https://www.subscribepage.com/e6z6e6 
    Sign up for the Newsletter-- https://www.subscribepage.com/y0l7d4 
    To write a review in itunes: 
    click on this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unapologetically-sensitive/id1440433481?mt=2  select “listen on Apple Podcasts” chose “open in itunes” choose “ratings and reviews” click to rate the number of starts click “write a review” Website--www.unapologeticallysensitive.com
    Facebook-- https://www.facebook.com/Unapologetically-Sensitive-2296688923985657/
    Closed/Private Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive-- https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099705880047619/
    Instagram-- https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallysensitive/
    Youtube-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOE6fodj7RBdO3Iw0NrAllg/videos?view_as=subscriber
    Tik Tok-- https://www.tiktok.com/@hsppodcast
    e-mail-- unapologeticallysensitive@gmail.com
    Show hashtag--#unapologeticallysensitive 
    Podcast editing by The Podcast Distillery Co  https://thepodcastdistillery.co
    Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson www.andyrobinson.com

    • 24 min
    Softening, Surrendering, Accepting & Allowing with Jen Perry

    Softening, Surrendering, Accepting & Allowing with Jen Perry

    Softening, Surrendering, Accepting & Allowing
    This episode focuses on being with whatever is going on to ease suffering when you want things to be different than they are. How can you accept things when it sucks? Jen and I talk about how we practice softening when things are hard. Jen talks about how she drops into her body to get information.  How can you use noticing to ease tension and control? Jen also talks about how she has power with her children vs. power over her children. 
    GUEST
    Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC
    GUEST BIO
    Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC has been a psychotherapist for 20 years. She specializes in helping Highly Sensitive People thrive in love, work, and parenting Highly Sensitive Children. Jen is passionate about using mindfulness and compassion-based approaches to ameliorate human suffering.
    PODCAST HOST
    Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach.  She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller.  Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion.  She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren’t alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges.  Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us 
    LINKS
    Jen’s links
    Jen@heartfulnessconsulting.com
    Phone: 215-292-5056
    Website: https://heartfulnessconsulting.com/ 
    Facebook.com/Heartfulnessconsulting
    Patricia’s Links
    Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
    HSP Online Course--https://unapologeticallysensitive.com/hsp-online-groups/
    Unapologetically Sensitive Merchandise-- https://patriciayounglcsw.com/product-category/merchandise/ 
    Online HSP Course Materials (no group included) https://patriciayounglcsw.com/product-category/hsp-classes/ 
    Receive the top 10 most downloaded episodes of the podcast-- https://www.subscribepage.com/e6z6e6 
    Sign up for the Newsletter-- https://www.subscribepage.com/y0l7d4 
    To write a review in itunes: 
    click on this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unapologetically-sensitive/id1440433481?mt=2  select “listen on Apple Podcasts” chose “open in itunes” choose “ratings and reviews” click to rate the number of starts click “write a review” Website--www.unapologeticallysensitive.com
    Facebook-- https://www.facebook.com/Unapologetically-Sensitive-2296688923985657/
    Closed/Private Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive-- https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099705880047619/
    Instagram-- https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallysensitive/
    Youtube-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOE6fodj7RBdO3Iw0NrAllg/videos?view_as=subscriber
    Tik Tok-- https://www.tiktok.com/@hsppodcast
    e-mail-- unapologeticallysensitive@gmail.com
    Show hashtag--#unapologeticallysensitive 
    Podcast editing by The Podcast Distillery Co  https://thepodcastdistillery.co
    Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson www.andyrobinson.com

    • 24 min
    Practicing Self-Compassion when Perfection Competing Needs and Burnout are Present

    Practicing Self-Compassion when Perfection Competing Needs and Burnout are Present

    Practicing Self-Compassion when Perfection, Competing Needs and Burnout are Present
    It can be hard having needs; not getting your needs met; having to compromise around your needs.  This can activate attachment injuries, that can cause or exacerbate depression, anxiety, burnout and self-doubt. How do you take care of yourself? How do you bring in self-compassion and self-trust? Do you believe that if you do things a certain way, you can protect yourself from having doubts or negative feelings? I talk about how this showed up for me. I was embarrassed to share it. 
    PODCAST HOST
    Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach.  She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller.  Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion.  She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren’t alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges.  Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us 
    LINKS
    HSP Online Course--https://unapologeticallysensitive.com/hsp-online-groups/
    Unapologetically Sensitive Merchandise-- https://patriciayounglcsw.com/product-category/merchandise/ 
    Online HSP Course Materials (no group included) https://patriciayounglcsw.com/product-category/hsp-classes/ 
    Receive the top 10 most downloaded episodes of the podcast-- https://www.subscribepage.com/e6z6e6 
    Sign up for the Newsletter-- https://www.subscribepage.com/y0l7d4 
    To write a review in itunes: 
    click on this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unapologetically-sensitive/id1440433481?mt=2  select “listen on Apple Podcasts” chose “open in itunes” choose “ratings and reviews” click to rate the number of starts click “write a review” Website--www.unapologeticallysensitive.com
    Facebook-- https://www.facebook.com/Unapologetically-Sensitive-2296688923985657/
    Closed/Private Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive-- https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099705880047619/
    Instagram-- https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallysensitive/
    Youtube-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOE6fodj7RBdO3Iw0NrAllg/videos?view_as=subscriber
    Tik Tok-- https://www.tiktok.com/@hsppodcast
    e-mail-- unapologeticallysensitive@gmail.com
    Show hashtag--#unapologeticallysensitive 
    Podcast editing by The Podcast Distillery Co  https://thepodcastdistillery.co
    Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson www.andyrobinson.com

    • 27 min
    Stoicism During Hard Times for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

    Stoicism During Hard Times for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

    Stoicism During Hard Times for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
    When there is a crisis, do you reach out and share what’s going on and ask for support? Do you tell yourself that you will worry when there is something to worry about?  I share some recent experiences.  My son asked me to let him know next time if his Grams is sick because he wants to know.  I thought I was protecting him from worrying. There is also a gift in allowing others to be there to support you, so you don’t have to go through things alone.
    PODCAST HOST
    Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach.  She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller.  Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion.  She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren’t alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges.  Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us 
    LINKS
    HSP Online Course--https://unapologeticallysensitive.com/hsp-online-groups/
    Unapologetically Sensitive Merchandise-- https://patriciayounglcsw.com/product-category/merchandise/ 
    Online HSP Course Materials (no group included) https://patriciayounglcsw.com/product-category/hsp-classes/ 
    Receive the top 10 most downloaded episodes of the podcast-- https://www.subscribepage.com/e6z6e6 
    Sign up for the Newsletter-- https://www.subscribepage.com/y0l7d4 
    To write a review in itunes: 
    click on this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unapologetically-sensitive/id1440433481?mt=2  select “listen on Apple Podcasts” chose “open in itunes” choose “ratings and reviews” click to rate the number of starts click “write a review” Website--www.unapologeticallysensitive.com
    Facebook-- https://www.facebook.com/Unapologetically-Sensitive-2296688923985657/
    Closed/Private Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive-- https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099705880047619/
    Instagram-- https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallysensitive/
    Youtube-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOE6fodj7RBdO3Iw0NrAllg/videos?view_as=subscriber
    Tik Tok-- https://www.tiktok.com/@hsppodcast
    e-mail-- unapologeticallysensitive@gmail.com
    Show hashtag--#unapologeticallysensitive 
    Podcast editing by The Podcast Distillery Co  https://thepodcastdistillery.co
    Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson www.andyrobinson.com

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

SouthernBaker ,

Genuinely helpful

This was genuinely helpful. Thank you

mmmmmmat ,

Fantastic

I found this useful and inspiring. Thanks for making this available. I feel less lonely now.

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Great show

Thanks for providing great information to empower HSPs. I really enjoy your show and listen weekly.

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