How to Find the Right Therapist For Your Highly Sensitive Child or Teen

Finding a therapist for your Highly Sensitive Child or Teen can feel overwhelming.  In this episode of The Science of Sensitivity podcast I demystify the process and talk about: 

➤ When to seek therapy 

➤ How to find the right clinician for your family

➤ How to talk to your child about starting therapy 

➤ What to expect from the process from start to finish

➤ Validating your child’s anxiety or fears

➤ The importance of working with an HSP-knowledgeable therapist

4 Ways HSPs Can Overcome the Struggle for More Downtime

Quiet downtime is essential for all Highly Sensitive People because without it, we end up feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, anxious or irritable.  We can find the balance between productivity and rest by letting go of our perfectionist habits, creating a consistent routine of prioritizing our needs and softening our inner critic.

Holiday Survival Plan for the Highly Sensitive Person

Do you often dread going home for the holidays or visiting with friends and family because it leaves you feeling exhausted and depleted? While the busyness and high expectations of the holiday season have the potential to be stressful for everyone, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People are especially vulnerable to becoming overwhelmed during this time of year.

9 Ways Introverts Can Embrace High Pressure Situations

Have you ever been on a first date or in an interview when you got so nervous you couldn’t think clearly and stumbled over your words?  It can be pretty frustrating and possibly embarrassing.  You aren’t alone.  Most Introverts and Highly Sensitive People are easily overstimulated so we tend to struggle more in high pressure situations or any time we need to “perform” in front of others.  Unfortunately, when this happens we have even more difficulty expressing ourselves and can become completely overwhelmed.  

How to Survive Airports as a Sensitive Traveler

Does flying leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed?  The crowds, noise, cramped spaces and pressured timelines can make it feel like too much to handle.   Airports are very overstimulating and chaotic in general, but even more difficult for the Highly Sensitive or Introverted traveler who is hyper-aware to their surroundings and more attuned to sensory input.