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  • Counseling for Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP)

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    Being a High Sensitivity Person (HSP) means that you are a highly attuned, intuitive and creative.  As an HSP, I can help you navigate and increase your understanding.

    D – Depth of Processing

    The Highly Sensitive brain has a more active insula, the part of the brain that helps enhance perception and increase self-awareness. HSPs are also wired to pause and reflect before engaging. Therefore, HSPs are always taking in a lot of information around them and thinking deeply about it. This may result in slower decision making and more transition time between tasks.    

    O – Overstimulation

    Since HSPs notice more subtle details in their environments and are more emotionally impacted by social stimulation, it makes sense that they are more likely to get overstimulated and exhausted by high levels of input. 

    E – Emotional Responsiveness/Empathy

    Brain scans have shown that HSPs have more active mirror neurons which are responsible for feelings of empathy for others and more activity in areas that are involved with emotional responses. HSPs feel both positive and negative emotions more intensely than non-HSPs.   

    S – Sensitive to Subtleties/Sensory Stimuli

    HSPs notice subtle details that others miss such as non-verbal cues and small changes in their environment. They are also more impacted by strong sensory input such as bright lights, loud noises, strong smells or rough textures.

    Challenges of the HSP:

    ·      Easily Overwhelmed

    ·      Emotional Intensity

    ·      Shyness and Social Anxiety

    ·      Guilt and Difficulty with Boundaries

    ·      Struggle with Transitions and Decisions

    ·      Low Self-Esteem and Feeling Misunderstood

    ·      Work Stress and Challenges 

    ·      Failure to Prioritize Self

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