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Empowering highly sensitive people. Sharing all the ways you are needed and valuable in the world. As a sensitivity expert, psychotherapist, and founder of the online Sensitive Empowerment community, my mission is to help you reduce the challenges of having a sensitive nervous system so you can access the many gifts of this trait and thrive to your fullest potential. Explore all episodes and learn more at HSPpodcast.com Take the free Sensitivity Quiz, my free HSP Masterclasses, and explore a ...
 
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Calling all Empaths! Do you and your children have difficulty discerning which emotions are yours vs. which belong to other people? As a parent, do you sometimes get overwhelmed or into conflict with your sensitive empathic child when they show intense emotions? This event includes an overview of the energetic anatomy of empathy and an introduction…
 
Julie Bjelland, a sensitivity expert and psychotherapist, talks with Willow McIntosh about why highly sensitive people (HSPs) can "often feel like we are in constant battle with ourselves internally." Bjelland explains: "It is almost like interference with our own energy and well-being. Whilst this sounds counterintuitive to our own happiness we ca…
 
Artist and Mentor Nicola Newman says "My passion is supporting Creative Hearts to build loving relationships with themselves, express their creativity, trust their inner wisdom and carve out a life that’s personally meaningful and fulfilling to them." Here is an excerpt of one of her podcast episodes. Her Show Notes include: Often when we begin a n…
 
During this self-care practice, Sara gently guides us through a series of at-home rituals and sends us healing reiki to help create a clear and clean energetic line. I encourage you to revisit this whenever life gets overwhelming and you desire peace, calm, and focus. Please add your comments and thank Sara for sharing these beautiful tools with us…
 
This is a short audio clip from the video for an episode of the HSP Podcast by sensitivity expert and therapist Julie Bjelland on "Understanding the Polyvagal Theory of stress and how stress impacts your biology as an HSP." From the Show Notes for podcast: Here are some questions answered in this event: 1. What is Polyvagal Theory and how might it …
 
Julie and Willow answer your HSP Questions! How can we stay regulated and balanced while we are feeling deep excitement so we can sleep? Can you speak to how perfectionism keeps us trapped from trying out new things and leading our lives with curiosity? I get severe overwhelm when driving, particularly in busy or unfamiliar areas. Also going to pla…
 
The first part of this audio with Dr. Ron Siegel is from his Talks at Google presentation titled "The Science of Mindfulness." He notes, "It turns out that in recent years, neurobiologists, clinical researchers, and mental health professionals have discovered that a number of ancient practices, like mindfulness, that have been refined over the last…
 
"It makes a big difference in your life when you learn how to balance your sensitive nervous system." High sensitivity therapist and author Julie Bjelland notes : "You don't have to suffer so much in the world. I used to be somebody that suffered a lot with anxiety and depression and just overwhelm and feeling like I couldn't do everything that nee…
 
Julie Bjelland is a psychotherapist and author specializing in high sensitivity. This is a brief excerpt from an episode of her HSP Podcast in which she interviews psychiatrist and empath Judith Orloff. Topics in the full interview include: What is an empath and what are the neuroscience findings explaining the empath experience? What is the differ…
 
Julie Bjelland is a psychotherapist specializing in high sensitivity, and author of many resources to help highly sensitive people (HSPs) worldwide. In this excerpt of one of her podcast episodes, she is joined by Willow McIntosh, the founder of Inluminance and leader of the High Sensory Intelligence movement. In her Show Notes, Julie Bjelland writ…
 
Crystle Lampitt is a mental health therapist and trauma specialist. The first part of this audio is from her video presentation "The myth of self-sabotage" for the Trauma Super Conference. The second audio is from her TED Talk "Sad, Sick, and Stuck: Rethinking Mental Health." Lampitt notes most people are likely to experience some type of trauma in…
 
The human mind is wired to look out for us which can often mean thinking worst-case scenarios and a negative view of things. It takes conscious effort to maintain a positive outlook for us all, which of course is not always easy. As HSPs we sometimes have a tendency to turn our powerful cognitive processing ability in on ourselves. When this is cou…
 
Author Elizabeth Gilbert (“Eat, Pray, Love” and “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear”) is one of the speakers at the Self-Acceptance Summit produced by Sounds True. Host Tami Simon: Let’s start right with self-acceptance as a topic that you care about – why is this an important topic to you personally Elizabeth Gilbert: Well, I mean I’ve kind of…
 
Julie Bjelland, a psychotherapist and author specializing in helping Highly Sensitive People, notes "life can hit us with a bunch of emotional wounds or hard times - all impacting both our physical and mental health." Here is an excerpt of the notes about her HSP Podcast episode: Episode 149: Emotional Wounding Support During Hard Times with Julie …
 
HSPs high on my Sensitivity Scale tend to absorb the world's pain. Plus life can hit us with a bunch of emotional wounds or hard times all at impacting both our physical and mental health. Examples of Emotional Wounding… Painful world events and images seen on the news Social media, discrimination, hatred… Death or pain of loved ones including anim…
 
Actor and activist Evan Rachel Wood speaks with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show about surviving trauma and speaking out. Singer, songwriter, voice actress and director Sia (Sia Furler) talks with Dr. Gabor Maté for the Talks on Trauma interviews. See related article for more comments by artists and psychologists, videos, plus links to resources to re…
 
Realizing you have environmental sensitivities to things like chemicals, EMFs or mold can be overwhelming. Many people don't know much about these sensitivities, what to do, where to go for help or how to explain what's happening and this can lead to additional stress and emotional burden on top of what is already being experienced with physical sy…
 
Emily Fletcher – founder of Ziva Meditation – notes “Stress is actually keeping you from performing at the top of your game. “I tend to work with a lot of high performers. “My CEO clients will say ‘Emily, my stress is the thing that gives me my cutting edge, that’s the thing that keeps me, you know, competitive and in the game’ – and my actors will…
 
Healthy self-confidence can be an issue for anyone, of course, but may be especially challenging for us as a highly sensitive person. Here are excerpts from the Show Notes for the original podcast episode with Julie Bjelland and Willow McIntosh: We often hear how important it is that we believe in ourselves, yet what if we are struggling to make so…
 
Do feelings of insecurity and self-doubt impact our creativity? Of course. In this audio and the related article, artists and psychologists express perspectives on our common feelings of insecurity and self-doubt – and how to improve our confidence. Actor Annette Bening thinks we benefit from some insecurity. In a video interview, actor Jessica Cha…
 
We often hear how important it is that we believe in ourselves, yet what if we are struggling to make something happen? It is all too easy to slip into self-doubt and a spiral of negative beliefs. One of the greatest resources we have as HSPs is our commitment to our growth and development. Also, our tenacity to pursue our personal evolution and wh…
 
Dr. Natasha Fallahi is a mind-body health expert and functional medicine practitioner. Based on her years of research and personal experience, she notes there are 6 Sensitivity Types — mental, emotional, physical, chemical, social, and energetic. Also, 5 health issues that indicate you might be a Highly Sensitive Person: Chronic fatigue, Overstimul…
 
How Can High Ability Adults Understand and Ameliorate Their Anxiety? "Exceptionally bright human beings are infinitely more than the sum of their complex intellects and remarkable talents." From description on a page for the Let’s Talk 2e Adult Conference, for the presentation "The Role of Anxiety in the Lives of Gifted Adults: Origins, Manifestati…
 
The Let’s Talk 2e Adult Conference hosted by Julie Skolnick was an online event with presentations by 16+ experts “sharing powerful strategies on everything from dating to self-advocacy.” In this short clip from the full presentation (about 1 hour) Julie Skolnick introduces psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman for his talk "The New Hierarchy of Needs a…
 
Susan K. Perry, Ph.D. is author of the books “Loving In Flow,” the Los Angeles Times Bestseller “Writing In Flow,” other nonfiction books, many articles and essays, and a novel. She is also a social psychologist with expertise in relationships, and is a writing consultant and online instructor. This is an excerpt from our much longer interview: Sus…
 
Imi Lo works with emotionally intense and highly sensitive people, and is the author of books Emotional Sensitivity and Intensity, and The Gift of Intensity: How to Win at Life and Love as a Highly Sensitive and Emotionally Intense Person. Imi is the founder of Eggshell Therapy and Coaching, working with intense people from around the world. Listen…
 
“Highly Sensitive People have particular brain differences that make us more susceptible to high stress, overwhelm and even anxiety. “Thankfully there is a way to train your HSP brain so you can live your fullest life.” Sensitivity expert Julie Bjelland, LMFT adds, “What’s important to understand is…think of it as having two parts of your brain: th…
 
William writes...“On many occasions, Dr. Elaine Aron has written that Highly Sensitive People were designed by nature to perform an evolutionary function. We are the wise counselors, the cautious advisors, and the thoughtful and empathetic souls who aid the human race. We are at an important juncture in human history. A form of exploitative and dom…
 
This is a short excerpt from a free video: Why Your “Survival Brain” Knows How to Face Trauma and Heal. [Follow link to register and listen to the full video.] Producer Sounds True summarizes: "In this free video session, you'll learn about: * A Closer Look at the “Fight-Flight-Freeze” Response - Why animals in the wild experience traumatic events …
 
Halle Berry comments about her movie ‘Bruised' and how it relates to abuse and trauma: "It viscerally impacts me. I’ve seen this. I grew up with a very abusive father who was alcoholic, very much like our Desi character. I know that man. That could have been my father or my uncles. "But what I also know about these people is they’re not bad people.…
 
Topics in our interview include * the use of mood-altering substances, esp. marijuana and alcohol, by writers and other artists * the genius myth stereotype * how the idea of a creative muse impacts creative self-direction * how positive and negative moods relate to creative thinking James C. Kaufman, PhD is a Professor of Educational Psychology at…
 
Dr. Jeffrey Rutstein is a clinical psychologist, and an expert in the treatment of trauma. This is a brief excerpt from an hour long podcast interview with Tami Simon, founder of Sounds True. Dr. Rutstein talks about how being in a "state" impacts creative thinking and emotional health and life in general. Hear the full interview and see excerpt vi…
 
When you follow your passions into an arts career, you can find many creative and emotional satisfactions, even financial rewards, but artists also experience unique challenges and pressures. “Actresses are made to feel entirely dependent in order to do the work they love.” Actor, Director Olivia Wilde “I slowly started to fall into pressure, but I…
 
Judith Orloff MD is a NY Times bestselling author of multiple books, and is "a psychiatrist, an empath and intuitive healer, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. "She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality and passionately believes in the power of integrating thi…
 
Melora Hardin has wide-ranging passions as an artist, including acting, directing, dancing, writing and singing. She says of her multiple talents: “I’m always very very keen to keep my eyes and heart and ears open to opportunities to be creative. “That’s really my reason for being on this Earth, is to find more and more opportunities to be creative…
 
This is a brief audio excerpt from a much longer video class by Julie Bjelland - Register free for Sensory Overload & The Highly Sensitive Person. Also see article with a related podcast episode "HSPs & Sensory Overload" plus videos and more: How to Live Better With Sensory Overload as a Highly Sensitive Person. Support the show (https://thecreativ…
 
“Creating art has always been a way to channel emotional intensity…” Psychologist Cheryl Arutt Dr. Arutt thinks that actors and other artists who are willing, in their creative work, to delve into the really “messy” feelings of being human (shame, devastations, disappointments, betrayals, traumas and more), probably have a relationship with those f…
 
"Imagine there is a motor inside you. Most people whose motor is too fast experience feelings of anxiety." - Sensitivity expert Julie Bjelland. One of her free Masterclasses: Highly Sensitive People and Anxiety. See much more in article - How to Relieve Stress and Anxiety When You’re a Highly Sensitive Person. Support the show (https://thecreativem…
 
"Think of the shadow as the parts of yourself that you don't know much about, that circumstances in life activate so that you can find out a lot about...the shadow is neither good nor bad." * Why is it so important to understand your Shadow’s contents?" * How can the Shadow can also manifest as a protector? This audio is from a free 3-part video se…
 
Dr. Diamond talks about some of the shadow emotions and thinking we may have learned to disown or bury, which can interfere with our creative lives. See much more on this topic in article Make friends with our shadow self to be more creative. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=4G29Z9ADZN26W)…
 
Listen to full-length interview, plus see videos and much more, in article Shelley Carson on enhancing our creative brain. > NOTE: this is a Private article for subscribers - follow link to learn more about memberships. Support the show (https://thecreativemind.net/the-creative-mind-community/)By Douglas Eby
 
As HSPs we can often feel like we are in constant battle with ourselves internally. Almost like interference with our own energy and well-being. Whilst this sounds counterintuitive to our own happiness we can often be unaware of how much we are doing it. The cause of this is often as a result of feeling we needed to hide our true feelings as childr…
 
"So many gifted HSP healers are struggling financially and yet the potential for financial freedom in a heart-centered online business is big right now. "I want to teach you what I did and provide you resources that can help you grow a business that you love, that helps people, and that gives you financial freedom." - Sensitivity expert and entrepr…
 
Our self-concept, positive self-regard and simply confidence, are key influences on how fully we realize our talents and live our lives. What can we do to nurture healthy self-esteem, self-appreciation, self-compassion? Therapist, author and speaker Marisa Peer finds “One of the biggest and most common issues people face is the belief that they are…
 
Why are we more vulnerable to anxiety as a highly sensitive person? Sensitivity expert Julie Bjelland explains, “Anxiety or high stress is actually pretty common for highly sensitive people. “Much of it has to do with an overloaded sensitive nervous system.” “When the nervous system doesn’t get time to turn off, even away from someone’s energy in t…
 
This interview is part of the Empaths, Sensitives & Intuitives Summit a free online event. For more information, and to register free, click here. This recording is a copyright of The Shift Network. All rights reserved. The modern world is often overwhelming and stressful for those with sensitive nervous systems. You often suffer from the challenge…
 
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