The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide

Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World

Author: Ted Zeff

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608828484

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 633

If you’re a highly sensitive person (HSP), you’re in good company. HSP’s make up some 20 percent of the population, individuals like you who both enjoy and wrestle with a finely tuned nervous system. You often sense things that others ignore such as strong smells, bright lights, and the crush of crowds. Even the presence of strangers in your immediate vicinity can cause you considerable distraction. You already know that this condition can be a gift, but, until you learn to master your sensitive nervous system, you might be operating in a constant state of overstimulation. As an HSP, the most important thing you can learn is how to manage your increased sensitivity to both physical and emotional stimulation. This accessible, practical guide contains strategies to help you master this critical skill. Build your coping skills by exploring the books engaging exercises. Then, keep the book by your side, a constant companion as you make your way through your vibrant and highly stimulating world. •Find out what it means to be a highly sensitive person •Take the self-examination quiz and find out whether you are highly sensitive •Learn coping techniques indispensable to IHP’s •Discover how to manage distractions like noise and time pressure at home and at work •Reduce sensory-provoked tension with meditation and deep relaxation techniques •Navigate the challenges of interacting with others in social and intimate relationships

The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide

Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World

Author: Ted Zeff

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781572243965

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

View: 7641

If your an HSP (a highly sensitive person), you need to learn to manage your increased sensitivity to both physical and emotional stimulation. Zeff shows you strategies to help you build your coping skills and make your way though a vibrant world.

The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide

Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World

Author: Ted Zeff

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608828476

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 4182

If you’re a highly sensitive person (HSP), you’re in good company. HSP’s make up some 20 percent of the population, individuals like you who both enjoy and wrestle with a finely tuned nervous system. You often sense things that others ignore such as strong smells, bright lights, and the crush of crowds. Even the presence of strangers in your immediate vicinity can cause you considerable distraction. You already know that this condition can be a gift, but, until you learn to master your sensitive nervous system, you might be operating in a constant state of overstimulation. As an HSP, the most important thing you can learn is how to manage your increased sensitivity to both physical and emotional stimulation. This accessible, practical guide contains strategies to help you master this critical skill. Build your coping skills by exploring the books engaging exercises. Then, keep the book by your side, a constant companion as you make your way through your vibrant and highly stimulating world. •Find out what it means to be a highly sensitive person •Take the self-examination quiz and find out whether you are highly sensitive •Learn coping techniques indispensable to IHP’s •Discover how to manage distractions like noise and time pressure at home and at work •Reduce sensory-provoked tension with meditation and deep relaxation techniques •Navigate the challenges of interacting with others in social and intimate relationships

The Highly Sensitive Person

Author: Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0806536705

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 1119

Are You A Highly Sensitive Person? Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you "too shy" or "too sensitive" according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the HSP, it's a way of life. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Elaine Aron, a clinical psychologist, workshop leader, and an HSP herself, shows you how to identify this trait in yourself and make the most of it in everyday situations. Drawing on her many years of research and hundreds of interviews, she shows how you can better understand yourself and your trait to create a fuller, richer life. Updated with a new Author's Note, including the latest scientific research, and a fresh discussion of anti-depressants for HSPs, this edition of The Highly Sensitive Person also includes: Self-assessment tests to help you identify your particular sensitivities Ways to reframe your past experiences in a positive light and gain greater self-esteem in the process Insight into how high sensitivity affects both work and personal relationships Tips on how to deal with overarousal Information on medications and when to seek help Techniques to enrich the soul and spirit "Elaine Aron's perceptive analysis of this fundamental dimension of human nature is must reading. Her balanced presentation suggests new paths for making sensitivity a blessing, not a handicap." —Philip G. Zimbardo, author of Shyness "Enlightening and empowering, this book is a wonderful gift to us all." –Riane Ensler, author of The Chalice and the Blade

The Highly Sensitive Person's Companion

Daily Exercises for Calming Your Senses in an Overstimulating World

Author: Ted Zeff

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608824616

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 5713

Day-to-Day Help for Highly Sensitive People About one in every five of us has a nervous system that is especially acute and finely tuned. If you're in this group, on one hand, it's a great gift. You're creative, compassionate, and you deeply appreciate subtlety and beauty in the world. On the other hand, you may be more easily disturbed by noise, bright lights, strong scents, crowds, and time pressure than the less sensitive among us. In his first book, The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide, author Ted Zeff presented ways to manage your heightened sensitivity. Now, in this take-along daily companion, he offers practical tips and exercises you can use to find inner peace in any environment. Each chapter of The Highly Sensitive Person's Companion addresses overstimulation as it occurs in a specific aspect of life: relationships, work, daily pressures, exercise, and more. Let this book be your pocket-sized guide to finding the calm you need to enjoy and thrive with your heightened sensitivity without feeling overwhelmed.

The Highly Sensitive Person in Love

Understanding and Managing Relationships When the World Overwhelms You

Author: Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307567680

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 6091

Do you fall in love hard, but fear intimacy? Are you sick of being told that you are “too sensitive”? Do you struggle to respect a less-sensitive partner? Or have you given up on love, afraid of being too sensitive or shy to endure its wounds? Statistics show that 50 percent of what determines divorce is genetic temperament. And, if you are one of the 20 percent of people who are born highly sensitive, the risk of an unhappy relationship is especially high. Your finely tuned nervous system, which picks up on subtleties and reflects deeply, would be a romantic asset if both you and your partner understood you better. But without that understanding, your sensitivity is likely to be making your close relationships painful and complicated. Based on Elaine N. Aron’s groundbreaking research on temperament and intimacy, The Highly Sensitive Person in Love offers practical help for highly sensitive people seeking happier, healthier romantic relationships. From low-stress fighting to sensitive sexuality, the book offers a wealth of practical advice on making the most of all personality combinations. Complete with illuminating self-tests and the results of the first survey ever done on sex and temperament, The Highly Sensitive Person in Love will help you discover a better way of living and loving. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person

Improving Outcomes for That Minority of People Who Are the Majority of Clients

Author: Elaine N. Aron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135967563

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 5762

Dr. Elaine Aron’s newest book, Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person, redefines the term “highly sensitive” for the professional researcher and practitioner. She dispels common misconceptions about the relationship between sensitivity and other personality traits, such as introversion and shyness, and further defines the trait for the benefit of both the clinician and patient. Readers will learn to assess for the trait, distinguish it from clinical diagnoses such as panic disorder or avoidant personality disorder, understand how sensitivity may change the presentation of a problem such as depression or shyness, and generally inform, validate, and improve the quality of life for these clients. She pays particular attention to self-esteem issues and helping patients separate effects of their innate temperament from problems due to their personal learning histories. Dr. Aron keeps both patient and practitioner in mind as she suggests ways to adapt treatment for highly sensitive persons and how to deal with the typical issues that arise. Three appendices provide the HSP Scale, a summary of the extensive research on this innate trait, and its relation to DSM diagnoses. Through this helpful guide, therapists will see a marked improvement in their ability to assist highly sensitive clients.

Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person

Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions: an 8-week Program

Author: Julie Bjelland

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545460351

Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)

Page: 102

View: 7172

There are real differences in the HSP brain and Julie Bjelland, a psychotherapist who specializes in the highly sensitive has developed innovative tools specifically for HSPs in this 8-week training program. Feel true self-acceptance, improve your self-esteem and learn to access your HSP gifts and super strengths. Build skills to reduce overstimulation and overwhelming feelings. Learn how to get out of your intense emotional reactions and how to respond, instead of react, to emotions. Improve your health, strengthen your immune system and increase your energy levels. Discover new neuroscience and research about the real differences in your HSP brain.

The Undervalued Self

Restore Your Love/Power Balance, Transform the Inner Voice That Holds You Back, and Find Your True Self-Worth

Author: Elaine N. Aron

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316072273

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 6305

Elaine Aron follows up her bestsellers on the highly sensitive person with a groundbreaking new book on the undervalued self. She explains that self-esteem results from having a healthy balance of love and power in our lives. Readers will learn to incorporate love into situations that seem to require power and deal with power struggles that mask themselves as issues of love. From the bedroom to the boardroom, her strategies will enable us to escape feelings of shame, defeat, and depression; dissolve relationship hostility; and become our best selves. With Aron's clear, empathetic writing and extraordinary scientific and human insight, THE UNDERVALUED SELF is a simple and effective guide to developing healthy, fulfilling relationships, and finding true self-worth.

The Empath's Survival Guide

Life Strategies for Sensitive People

Author: Judith Orloff

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622038312

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 5146

What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? “Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,” says Dr. Judith Orloff “But for empaths it goes much farther We actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.” With The Empath’s Survival Guide, Dr. Orloff offers an invaluable resource to help sensitive people develop healthy coping mechanisms in our high-stimulus world—while fully embracing the empath’s gifts of intuition, creativity, and spiritual connection. In this practical and empowering book for empaths and their loved ones, Dr. Orloff begins with self-assessment exercises to help you understand your empathic nature, then offers potent strategies for protecting yourself from overwhelm and replenishing your vital energy For any sensitive person who’s been told to “grow a thick skin,” here is your lifelong guide for staying fully open while building resilience, exploring your gifts of deep perception, raising empathic children, and feeling welcomed and valued by a world that desperately needs what you have to offer.

The Highly Sensitive Child

Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them

Author: Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780767913904

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 1769

The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of “high sensitivity” in children–and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers. With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of “high sensitivity” and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in The Highly Sensitive Child, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up. Rooted in Aron’s years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes from–and as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or “fussy,”or classified as “problem children” (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder). But raised with proper understanding and care, HSCs are no more prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on: • The challenges of raising an highly sensitive child • The four keys to successfully parenting an HSC • How to soothe highly sensitive infants • Helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world • Making school and friendships enjoyable With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens, The Highly Sensitive Child delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Power of Sensitivity

Author: Ted Zeff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780966074543

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

View: 3605

The book contains 44 success stories that have been submitted from sensitive people from 10 different countries. Highly Sensitive People throughout the world have shared their triumphs and happiness living with the trait of high sensitivity, which will empower the global HSP community.

A Highly Sensitive Person's Life

Stories & Advice for Those Who Experience the World Intensely

Author: Kelly O'Laughlin

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511582971

Category:

Page: 132

View: 6245

Imagine accepting yourself for the first time. Imagine realizing that you aren't the only person who feels the way you do. Imagine no longer wishing you were like everyone else. A Highly Sensitive Person's Life is like having a cup of tea with a good friend while chatting about issues that only another HSP would understand. Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), introvert, blogger, and podcaster Kelly O'Laughlin balances humor and sound advice in this blog-style collection of personal stories and honest reflections. Readers may see themselves described in these pages and think: "I didn't know anyone else felt this way!" You might even discover surprising new insights. Many HSPs have spent years feeling defective, wrong, or weird. O'Laughlin's relatable, down-to-earth narrative provides a sense of being part of a community, empowering the reader to understand and accept his or herself, and how to deal-and thrive-in a world that is full of stimulus. (With a sense of humor and some attitude.) A variety of topics are covered, including: loud noises, bad smells, stagnant air, caffeine, scary & violent movies, creativity, empathy, dealing with loss, anxiety, decisions, peacefulness, misophonia, parties & social events, friendship, childhood, control, commitment, appreciation of art & nature, and aging. This book is based on topics from the author's podcast and blog at HighlySensitivePerson.net.

Highly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World

How to Create a Happy Life

Author: Ilse Sand

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 178450324X

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 7835

In today's fast-paced, increasingly public society, we are expected to be resilient, to have the energy to manage a packed work schedule, social calendar, and a large network of friends, both online and offline, day and night. If you find yourself struggling to live up to, or even enjoy, these non-stop social expectations, then this book is for you. Written for highly sensitive people, the book explains the characteristics of being highly sensitive and how to overcome common difficulties, such as low self-esteem and the exhausting effects of socialising. Ilse Sand also encourages you to explore and appreciate the advantages of high sensitivity, including your aptitude for depth, intensity and presence, and suggests activities to calm and inspire.

The Sensitive Person's Survival Guide

An Alternative Health Answer to Emotional Sensitivity & Depression

Author: Kyra Mesich, Psy.D.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462042554

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 3158

"The Sensitive Person's Survival Guide is an outstanding contribution to body-mind healing and has our highest recommendation. Dr. Mesich explains the relationship between emotional sensitivity and psychic awareness in clear, accessible language, showing that such abilities should not be discredited but rather developed as genuine gifts."-Patricia Kaminski, Executive Director, The Flower Essence Society The Sensitive Person's Survival Guide presents a radically new way of looking at emotional sensitivity, chronic depression and anxiety. Through her own experiences and courageous research, Dr. Kyra Mesich, a traditionally-trained psychologist, found that psychic sensitivity is the underlying key to understanding emotional sensitivity. Dr. Mesich focuses on empathic ability (also known as psychic feeling), which is the ability to literally feel other people's emotional experiences. This misunderstood ability often results in recurrent depression, anxiety and the painful aspects of emotional sensitivity due in part to society's denial and repression of the existence of psychic phenomena. With simple, down-to-earth language and examples, The Sensitive Person's Survival Guide demystifies empathic ability and explains the relationship between emotional sensitivity and psychic sensitivity. Readers learn specific alternative health remedies and practices to immediately implement in their own lives to rebalance their sensitivity and reconnect with their empathic ability. Armed with this knowledge, readers will experience relief from mysterious lifelong emotional suffering and turn their sensitivity into strength and joy! "People suffer in countless ways from their sensitivity, depression being the most common, and most are never properly diagnosed, only medicated. The Sensitive Person's Survival Guide gave me a ray of hope that the day is coming when the maladies of empathic people will be taken seriously and treated in a more realistic way."-Echo Bodine, author of Echoes of the Soul

Thrive

The Highly Sensitive Person and Career

Author: Tracy M. Cooper

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514693230

Category:

Page: 184

View: 1024

Are you a highly sensitive person who has always felt frustrated in finding a career that works for you? In this groundbreaking book researcher and fellow HSP, Dr. Tracy Cooper, presents important new research findings that can empower you to better understand how HSPs experience the modern workplace, discover emerging new opportunities, and connect with narratives from HSPs from a wide variety of real-world viewpoints. This book is for the highly sensitive person who wishes to move beyond survival to thriving! Based on and extending the research of Dr. Elaine Aron this is a must read for all HSPs!

The Strength of Sensitivity

Understanding Empathy for a Life of Emotional Peace & Balance

Author: Kyra Mesich

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738748730

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 3766

Empathic ability is a profound reminder that we are all connected. However, it's not always easy to cope with. For highly sensitive people, it can feel like an invasion, leading to confusion, physical issues, depression, and emotional distress. The Strength of Sensitivity explores the causes of empathic and psychic connections, providing techniques for developing and coping with sensitivity in a positive way. Join author Kyra Mesich, PsyD, as she shares stories about the struggles and triumphs of being an empath and amazing scientific research that explains how this connection works. Discover tools such as flower essences, meditation, and a twenty-day, four-step practice that effectively help sensitive people create healthier relationships with their empathic abilities. Holistic psychology has shed new light on sensitivity; let this guide show you how to live intuitively every day while integrating your whole body, mind, and spirit. Praise: "The Strength of Sensitivity is an outstanding contribution to body-mind healing and has our highest recommendation."—Patricia Kaminski, Executive Director of Flower Essence Services "Anyone longing to thrive as a highly sensitive person should read this warm, supportive book."—ForeWord Reviews

The Strong, Sensitive Boy

Author: Ted Zeff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780966074529

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 9613

In this groundbreaking book, psychologist Zeff explores the unique challenges of sensitive boys, showing parents, educators, and mentors how to help them grow into strong, happy, and confident men.

Live a Life You Love

7 Steps to a Healthier, Happier, More Passionate You

Author: Susan Biali

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780825305993

Category: Self-Help

Page: 180

View: 6776

The promise of Live A Life You Love is simple: being true to your most authentic self and following essential principles of wellness will make you happy, healthy, and passionately in love with life. With insights drawn from her own personal transformation from a depressed medical doctor to a joyful and fulfilled flamenco dancer, writer, speaker, and life coach, Dr. Susan Biali's seven-step plan will help you discover (or re-discover) the hopes, passions, and talents that make up the real you. Even if your dreams have faded, or you worry they are unrealistic, Dr. Biali will teach you how to reach that creative, hopeful place and work towards making those dreams a reality. Along the way, you'll also learn how to maximize your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.You will learn how to:. Begin making YOU a priority. Understand your body's language. Choose foods that slow aging, boost health, and improve energy. Improve your most important relationships. Balance your life and find time for what counts. Turn this knowledge into action today

Emotional Freedom

Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life

Author: Judith Orloff

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307451651

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 413

A New York Times bestseller, Emotional Freedom is a road map for those who are stressed out, discouraged, or overwhelmed as well as for those who are in a good emotional place but want to feel even better. Picture yourself trapped in a traffic jam feeling utterly calm. Imagine being unflappable and relaxed when your supervisor loses her temper. What if you were peaceful instead of anxious? What if your life were filled with nurturing relationships and a warm sense of belonging? This is what it feels like when you’ve achieved emotional freedom. Bestselling author Dr. Judith Orloff invites you to take a remarkable journey, one that leads to happiness and serenity, and a place where you can gain mastery over the negativity that pervades daily life. No matter how stressed you currently feel, the time for positive change is now. You possess the ability to liberate yourself from depression, anger, and fear. Synthesizing neuroscience, intuitive medicine, psychology, and subtle energy techniques, Dr. Orloff maps the elegant relationships between our minds, bodies, spirits, and environments. With humor and compassion, she shows you how to identify the most powerful negative emotions and how to transform them into hope, kindness, and courage. Compelling patient case studies and stories from her online community, her workshop participants, and her own private life illustrate the simple, easy-to-follow action steps that you can take to cope with emotional vampires, disappointments, and rejection. As Dr. Orloff shows, each day presents opportunities for us to be heroes in our own lives: to turn away from negativity, react constructively, and seize command of any situation. Complete emotional freedom is within your grasp.