Sensitivity, Empath, High Sensitive Person (HSP)

How are you?

How are you in the world around you? Do you feel different  in certain ways, more responsive? Many people with sensitivity qualities recognize this and have memories from their earliest youth, others notice they have become more sensitive over the years.

The moment you explore sensitivity, you find out that you are not unique but share your sensitivity with an increasing number of adults and children who identify themselves as HSP, which means High Sensitive People or as Empath.

Research and theory

Over the past twenty years, more and more people have been talking and reading about sensitivity. Research shows that about 20% of people and animals are more sensitive than the average individual. 

‘Sensitive people have a sensitive nervous system, they absorb and process more information than others, and they reflect on it more deeply. Sensitive people are more attuned to their environment than others. Sensitivity is a personal skill. It is not something you have but who you are’  (source: Judith Orloff).

If you would like background information about sensitivity, visit Elaine Aaron’s website  The highly sensitive person or Judith Orloff’’s website The power of empath.

Maybe you recognise yourself in certain things mentioned. Maybe you’re not sure whether that is the case. Recognising that you are more sensitive than others and that you are not the only one, can be a huge relief.

Common situations and overstimulation

You notice everything around you. In common situations you can be swamped by experiences, sensations, noise and activity. More  than you can cope with. You can feel overstimulated and overwhelmed.. How do you know whether this is the case? I write an article about this: Overstimulation and feeling overwhelmed.

Finding focus and balance

I am convinced that you can find the balance between sensitivity, self-esteem and personal balance.

Get help to understand what is going on

If you want to know if you are sensitive, HSP or Empath, feel more confident, stronger and approach life with a greater sense of trust, it can be useful to seek guidance from a professional.

Step by step we discover what helps you during our sessions:

  • find out which sensitivity skills belong to your personality.
  • discover your personal borders.
  • understand what is helpful for you,
  • see what your pitfalls are.

You will  gain insight and space and you’ll learn to trust. 

Personal plan

After our sessions you will have your personal plan that helps you in daily life. With this plan it will be easier for you to deal with the rough patches you may come across in the future.

You can contact me for more information or make a telephone appointment here.

If you prefer personal contact, you can make a first appointment.
This way you discover how it works for you.

My practice is at Mountain Retreat Annagh More. This is a beautiful place surrounded by nature, situated between Killarney and Kenmare.

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