Courses and other programs to inspire and support you as an introvert or highly sensitive person. Maybe you are both.
See bottom of page for links to other resource pages for books, articles and more sites.
This painting is “Mindfulness” by Erika Pochybova-Johnson – a depiction, it seems to me, of the rich inner life of many creative people, especially those of us who are introverts or HSP – or both.
Why bother with programs when we are highly sensitive?
Alanis Morissette comments on being highly sensitive and needing to take care of herself:
“I have a lot of friends who are a non-sensitive temperament, and they will be in what I consider a wildly over-stimulating environment, and they can stick it out, but I’m imploding…overwhelmed.
“I get maxed-out more quickly than some, so it’s my responsibility that I schedule little mini-breaks throughout the day, and have enough sleep.
“It’s almost incumbent on me to make sure that I take care, in a very fierce way, in order to be able to continue to write and to be the person I want to be.”
Sensitive Evolution (previously HSP Health) “wants to help each highly sensitive person (HSP) embrace their unique trait and gifts and take their place in the world. Most highly sensitive people do not get what they need to come into their own. The Sensitive Evolution website seeks to change that situation.”
Maria Hill about her site and programs:
Two of the multiple Sensitive Evolution online courses :
The course is “a deep dive into the sensitive trait.
“It is designed to provide you with the opportunity to investigate both the advantages and challenges of being highly sensitive. The course has 36 modules. It has videos that explain the characteristics of sensitivity and in depth exploration questions to help you formulate a clearer picture of the good that can be found in being a sensitive person.
“You could think of this class as a treasure hunt!
“After exploring the individual characteristics you will have the opportunity to reframe that characteristic for yourself and after working on each of the advantages and challenges of being sensitive you will be able to develop a new self statement about yourself as a sensitive person that acknowledges to full goodness of your nature.”
“It is important to understand the biology behind energy challenges especially difficult stuck energy so that you can be compassionate with yourself as you try to release old energy patterns.
“Energy patterns are not just biological. They are also social.
“The course takes a look at various ways that social structures can create energy problems for you and helps you start to consider new choices.”
Are you a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur?
Learn more about resources to support you as a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur at A Course in Business Miracles.
Founder Heather Dominick says:
“A Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur™ is a person with highly sensitive abilities who has chosen to utilize these special traits within the world of self-employment.
“Most likely, if you are highly sensitive, you have been given the message over time that your traits are not assets but hindrances.
“Perhaps you heard things growing up like:
~ Stop being so sensitive.
~ Cry baby!
~ What’s wrong with you?
“But in truth you are coded to be extremely successful within the world of self-employment in what according to Dr. Elaine N. Aron, one of the primary researchers of the high sensitivity personality trait and author of the book Highly Sensitive Persons, refers to as “advisor role” within society.
“She states, ‘For aggressive societies to survive they always need that priest – judge – advisor class. Highly sensitive persons tend to fill that advisor role. We are the writers, historians, philosophers, judges, artists, researchers, theologians, therapist, [coaches], teachers, parents, and plain conscientious citizens. What we bring to any of these roles is a tendency to think about all the possible effects of an idea.’
“It’s no accident that the coaching industry has exploded over the past five years, offering a litany of business building opportunities aimed at a more ‘spiritual’ practice of integrated business and marketing. Literally, as Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs™, our time has come.
“However, as Dr. Aron states, ‘to perform our role well, we have to feel very good about ourselves. We have to ignore all the messages from the ‘Warriors’ that we are not as good as they are. The Warriors have their bold style, which has its value. But we, too, have our style and our own important contribution to make.’
“The key is, how do we do that? How do you use your highly sensitive abilities to support you in being purposeful, profitable and empowered rather than scattered, poor and undervalued?
It’s why Business Miracles was created.
“You may be asking yourself, how do I know if I’m a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur?… Simply take the Free Quiz on the site and find out.”
The Complete Empath Toolkit by Michael Smith, Ph.D.
From bio on his site:
“For over two decades, noted self-help author Dr. Michael R. Smith has been a global leader in the field of personal growth and transformation.
“As the author of three popular books, including ‘The Complete Empath Toolkit,’ Dr. Smith works to help empaths and highly sensitive people recognize and embrace their gifts.
“As a doctoral trained counselor and energy medicine practitioner, his work on empathic sensitivity has been promoted by best-selling authors like Sonia Choquette, and he has been featured in documentary films.
“Dr. Smith has given workshops worldwide, including at New Yorks’ Omega Institute,and has received invitations to speak alongside luminaries like Gregg Braden and Marci Shimoff.
“He has personally coached several thousand individuals to make stronger connections between mind, body, and Spirit.
“Over 750,000 individuals have been guided by Dr. Smith’s materials, and his content has appeared on CNN & ABC News, among others. Dr. Smith has spent the last 10 years working with indigenous healers around the world to more deeply explore and promote human potential.
Dr. Smith says, “I’ve been working professionally as a spiritual coach and counselor for 20 years.
“My goal is to help all emotionally and energy sensitive individuals to blend the best of Western self-improvement techniques with the ancient traditions of Eastern, indigenous, and holistic medicine.”
“Although the Complete Empath Toolkit series is described as being for empaths or highly sensitive people, you don’t have to identify with either of those words or labels to benefit from this information.
“You just have to want to learn how to better manage your energy and connect more deeply with your Divine, intuitive, and Spiritual gifts.”
Learn more about The Complete Empath Toolkit by Michael Smith, Ph.D.
Founder of the Sheep Dressed Like Wolves site and The Haven membership section, Andy Mort:
“I am a musician and songwriter who often struggles to get my quiet temperament working effectively towards my life’s goals and ambitions.
“I help encourage, inspire, and equip other introverted and Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) looking to find meaning and variety in their own lives. I want to assist so that they can live out their deep passion and purpose and make their unique gentle impact on a loud world that easily overwhelms them.
“Sheep Dressed Like Wolves is the Blog and Podcast for people I define as Reluctant Leaders and Gentle Rebels” …
“If you are an introverted or Highly Sensitive Person it is quite probable that you carry with you a deep longing to feel like what you do in life matters.”
Andy Mort – in free intro to his course: A Little Bit Every Day.
The Haven “is completely dedicated to helping introverted and/or highly sensitive people (HSPs) like you, understand your temperaments, manage your energy, and gain the confidence, encouragement, and inspiration you need to turn your inner dreams into external realities.”
by Judith Orloff, MD
Three-Lesson Live Online Course from Hay House.
“You’ll identify where you’re clinging to old patterns of behavior that don’t serve you and learn simple surrender techniques to release them.
“You’ll also learn how to stop absorbing the stress or negativity of others so that you can experience vibrant well-being.
“This intensive three-lesson online course is packed with practical teachings, each 90-minute LIVE audio lesson includes specific exercises to deepen your understanding of where you’re holding back and where you can let go more in your life.”
Video: Dr. Orloff talks about her course
Resources for Introverts and Highly Sensitive People – Articles, videos, sites, quotes, books.
Introversion and high sensitivity are different, but they can also overlap and interact, and many of us experience both personality traits to some degree, perhaps along with the mild social anxiety of shyness.
People may refer to themselves or others as “shy” because it is a convenient label, but they may really be introverted or highly sensitive – perhaps also shy.
Another resource page:
Emotional Health Resources: Programs, books, articles and sites to improve your emotional wellbeing.
Article publié pour la première fois le 24/09/2015