Did you grow up hearing people say, “You’re too sensitive”?
Did it leave you feeling alone and different from everyone else? You feel things so deeply that you are often left feeling overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted, burnt out, and ready to hide (or run away to cabin in the woods overlooking a beautiful lake!). When you think about when your anxiety started, you realize that you’ve had it pretty much your whole life. If some or all of these things are true, you are probably a Highly Sensitive Person or HSP for short.
Highly Sensitive People may be great at their jobs because they ar able to think about all the possibilities, challenges, and solutions when working on a project. They might be the person that is given extra work because they are so good at getting things done with attention to detail. The truth is, this can leave HSP’s feeling depleted. Difficulty with transitions and fear of criticism can make work even more challenging.
If you’re a Highly Sensitive Parent, you may feel overwhelmed by the clutter, noise, competing priorities and difficulty finding time for self-care.
You might ask yourself, “Why does it have to be so hard?”
I understand the gifts and challenges that come along with having the trait of high sensitivity. Most of the clients I see in my practice are highly sensitive and are struggling with overwhelm, anxiety, and overstimulation of the world around them. I work collaboratively with clients to help calm the nervous system, learn new coping skills, and explore boundaries in order to decrease anxiety and discover new ways to channel the gift of being a Highly Sensitive Person.
If you are ready to begin letting go of the overwhelm to embrace a more balanced life, email or call me for a free 15 minute consultation.