HSP Consultancy and Mentoring
“The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.”
(Charles R. Swindoll)
It is in HSP’s nature to process and reflect upon incoming information very deeply and formulate their responses accordingly. This is why I love to share information about High Sensitivity. I know that it can be empowering and potentially life-changing for HSPs to have the right information about their trait. And the beauty is that the right information will fit their personal experience, so in a way I simply encourage them to trust more what they already know about themselves deep down.
We are living in a world designed around the majority that is non-sensitive. This means that even the most successful HSPs can face unexpected difficulties at times, due to lack of awareness about the trait and cultural bias towards non-sensitive ideals. Learning about what it means to have Sensory Processing Sensitivity can help you in real and concrete ways. You can gain insights into how to successfully navigate the unique situations and challenges that arise for HSPs and begin to make adjustments in your life, your thoughts and your attitude to take the fullest advantage of being a person who experiences life more intensely than the average person.
As an HSP consultant, I offer information about Sensory Processing Sensitivity that allows you to consider how your needs are different from the non-sensitive majority. I can assist with assessing various parts of your life (emotional health, relationships, home environment, work & hobbies) in relation to your specific needs as an HSP. I can help to identify the source of some of your difficulties and create together a plan, which could significantly improve your life. I also offer follow up mentoring sessions to monitor your progress and find ways to implement changes that you may find challenging.
NCHS Brighton HSP Meetup Group
“HSPs like other HSPs. HSPs help each other. As HSPs, we must find those who believe in us
and in whom we believe, and band together for support, encouragement and protection.” (Jacquelyn Strickcland, excerpted and adapted from: The Artist’s Way)
Together with my colleague, Astrid Fuhrmeister, I facilitate a monthly HSP Meetup Group in Brighton supported by the National Centre for High Sensitivity. This is an information sharing rather then therapy group, which is open to new memebers and is limited to 12 people per meeting. The aim of the meetups is for highly sensitive people to meet each other, share, learn and commune and help them to make the most of being an HSP. I have attended similar HSP Meetup groups in Hampshire and cannot say enough positive things about the importance of HSPs connecting and making friends with their peers this way. Although the idea of “a group” may sound daunting to an HSP (after all, about 70% of HSPs are introverts), the benefits of spending time with others who “get it” far outweigh the moments that go with thinking “I’m not sure I am keen on being in a group…” In order to attend and get detailed information about this group, please join the NCHS Meetup community at Meetup.com and RSVP and pay for the meeting you would like to attend under Upcoming Meetups. We started this group in Brighton in October 2012, so it is still in its formative stage. As more members join and we get a better sense of what people are interested in, we expect a variety of events to become part of our schedule.
Brighton HSP Network
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”(Margaret Mead)
The Brighton HSP Network is currenty a Facebook Page moderated by me in order to raise awareness locally about Sensory Processing Sensitivity by sharing articles, quotes and inspiration with other HSPs in Brighton. I am hoping that the page can inspire discussion and assist with building a local community of HSPs. It also provides a way to network and share relevant information about HSP-friendly events, services and professionals. Anyone can browse on this page without signing up to Facebook, but would have to log-in to Facebook in order to add any coments to postings.
“Follow what you are genuinely passionate about and let that guide you to your destination.” Diane Sawyer
I have been getting feedback – not surprisingly – that many of you HSPs are not keen about participating in social media websites, like Facebook. So, for all of you out there, who would prefer a more HSP-friendly way to get information relevant to HSPs – you can get e-mail updates about local HSP events and news, if you
subscribe to the HSP News
I value your trust and take your privacy very seriously and will never share your details with anyone. I will also keep the postings to a minimum – about once every two months – to avoid clogging up your inboxes unnecessarily 🙂 This newsletter started out as the Brighton HSP News and has become the official newsletter for the National Centre for High Sensitivity in July 2014. This means that we include HSP related news/events from all around UK now and not just Brighton.
Past Issues of the HSP News:
– HSP News #9 – Changing to Grow
– HSP News #8 – Remeber Who You Are
– HSP News #7 – Hello Again
– HSP News #6 – Hello World!
– HSP News #5 – Shine on
– HSP News #4 – March on…
– HSP News #3 – Baby Steps
– HSP News #2 – History in the Making
– HSP News #1 – Our First NCHS Newsletter
– Brighton HSP News #9 – Change in the Air
– Brighton HSP News #8 – Happy New Day!
– Brighton HSP News #7 – Winter Downtime
– Brighton HSP News #6 – One Year On
– Brighton HSP News #5 – Don’t Sweat It
– Brighton HSP News #4 – HSP Stories
– Brighton HSP News #3 – Back to Basics
– Brighton HSP News #2 – Balance
– Brighton HSP News #1 – Welcome!