Hello and welcome

This website is for people who struggle with their deep sensitivity and strong emotions and who are – whether they know the term or not – ‘Highly Sensitive‘.

If that’s you (read on to find out more), I hope what you find here will help you understand, embrace and manage your sensitivity rather than fight it.

The information may also be helpful for people who live with or know someone who’s Highly Sensitive … because understanding more about it is in everyone’s interests.

One paradox, one surprising statistic

Being Highly Sensitive is a curious thing.

It can feel like the root of so many difficulties and judgements. Something to change or hide or apologise for. Yet that same sensitivity is your gift – the essence of who you are and what you bring to the world.

And you’re not alone. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 people are what’s called a ‘Highly Sensitive Person’ (HSP). Doesn’t that feel different? Still a minority but not the tribe of one you may have been thinking.

Are you an HSP?

Are you someone who does things ‘deeply’ – like feel, think, process, care, connect, hurt?
Do you notice details and nuances that others don’t register or think are important?

Have you been told you’re ‘too’ something – much, intense, serious, analytical?
Or that you need to “lighten up”, “toughen up” or “grow a thicker skin”?

Are you highly attuned to, and affected by, the emotions of others?
Is how you see things often out of sync with how others do?

If you recognise these, then you may well be an HSP.

This website can help you decide.

Read on to find out more…

New perspective

Most HSPs have spent a lifetime trying to change or get rid of their sensitivity.

But, as you probably know, that doesn’t work, however hard you try. Because you can’t just switch off what is naturally you.

The truth is being highly sensitive is your difference not your flaw, your gift not your shame.

Understanding that allows you to embrace your sensitivity – enjoy and deploy its benefits and manage its challenges.

I say this as an HSP myself and, far more importantly, as a retired counsellor who worked with countless HSPs.

Most didn’t realise they were highly sensitive, and told me discovering they were was …

life-changing

transformative

and that it

finally makes sense of me and my life.

What can change?

This new perspective can unlock so many benefits:

  • an end to the relentless battle between you and your sensitivity
  • more clarity about who you are and what you want from life
  • refocused energy
  • better relationships
  • more capacity to enjoy activities and manage challenges
  • a turbo boost to the power and potential you’ve always had

What now?

If you relate to any of what I’ve said, let’s walk awhile together as you look around the website.

My hope is that what’s here can be a springboard back to who you’ve always been … but with a surer sense of what can be better for you.

Because you deserve to walk in the world as your truly authentic – and highly sensitive – self.

And to be free of the doubts about your sensitivity that have been holding you back.

It really is a game-changer to let being highly sensitive be the answer not the problem.