As a highly sensitive person, we may experience interactions with other people, our emotional reactions, and a wide range of sensations much more deeply than people who do not have the personality trait.
All this can add depth and richness to our lives, and help support our creativity, but also make us more vulnerable to overwhelm and anxiety.
Jenna Forrest writes in her memoir Help Is On Its Way about growing up with the trait of high sensitivity.
In our audio interview, she talks about empowering and transcending sensitivity.
Here is an excerpt from the interview:
“Millions of highly sensitive people right at this moment are carrying a heavier burden than the rest of society just because they’re perceptive of the world’s discord, which is coming at them every day from a laundry list of sources.
“This is where many sensitive kids and adults are right now, thinking that all these energies going on inside them are because something’s wrong with them.
“Highly sensitive people have a beautiful ability to turn these burdens into art, inventions, writing, acting and other expressions that speak to the hearts of humanity.
“They also have powerful, healing intuition that when developed, can be used to nullify the suffering that’s been endured by themselves and others.” …
Continued in audio interview (and transcript) Jenna Forrest on Empowering Sensitivity.
Relieving anxiety for highly sensitive people
Jenna has mentioned the Tapas Acupressure Technique, which is an energy therapy, like EFT.
Learn more about meridian tapping and EFT / Emotional Freedom Techniques (including a video) on the Anxiety Relief Solutions page: The Tapping Solution – Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
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As highly sensitive people, we may experience many positive aspects of the trait, but we can also be more reactive and vulnerable to stress and anxiety.
Heidi Hanna, Ph.D. teaches how to “transform your stress and use it for good.”
Dr. Hanna notes, “We all experience stress in different ways for different reasons but there’s one thing that each of us has in common: The majority of the time the way that we react to stress is primal, being fueled by the lower level functions of our highly developed brain.”
Heidi Hanna identifies herself as a highly sensitive person, and presented a Stress Mastery Webinar on “stress sensitivity, anxiety and how to train for better resilience.”
In the hour-long webinar she covered many topics, including how she uses HeartMath biofeedback devices and programs.
See the article for much more