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Can you guess THE most common challenge of being an HSP? Here are some clues (quotes from our HSP community)… “I can take over the feelings of other people just by sitting next to them.” “It can be painful to care so much about all living things.” “The thing I find hardest is absorbing the emotions of people around me.” […]

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HSP Challenges

How to Make Sure You Aren’t Robbed of Your Right to be Human

Did you have a role in your family growing up? In many families, each family member takes on a certain way of operating. Instead of responding authentically to each situation that arises, the role we take on causes us to respond in habitual and narrow ways. One of my roles in my family was Holder of […]

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HSP Challenges

How to Reconnect to Your Authentic Self When You’re Highly Sensitive

I used to resonate with the Thomas Edison quote, “the chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.” I was most comfortable in my thoughts, and I could even talk about emotion from an intellectual, somewhat detached place. My body and emotions weren’t a safe place to be; I was scared of my emotions and my […]

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HSP Challenges

How to Know if Shame is Fueling Your Personal Growth

I know something wonderful about you: you value growth. In fact, you’re self-aware and thoughtful, you care about how your actions impact others, and you see the importance of doing personal development work. But I have to ask you: what drives your growth? Is it curiosity? Conscientiousness? Passion? Excitement? I hope so! But if you’re like […]

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HSP Challenges

When You’ve Experienced Trauma as a Highly Sensitive Person

Does this sound familiar? You’re going about your day when something catches you completely off guard. In a flash, your body comes alive with energy, your head is foggy, your thoughts spin, and your hands feel clammy. Your emotions are huge, overwhelming. Shame, anger, and/or fear overtake you and you want to lash out/hide/run away. […]

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Dealing with Intense Feelings as an HSP

Do you ever feel at as loss as to what to do with your emotions? They can get so big and intense sometimes, you may not know what to do with them. You might fear that if you fully surrendered to them, you’d become totally overwhelmed, never stop crying, or become non-functional. I used to think that […]

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5 Ways To Coach Yourself Through Change As An HSP

​We’re solidly in Summer now, and here in Colorado, we’ve gone from having a snowstorm in May to temperatures in the 90’s in June! The above photo is a gorgeous view of the mountains from where I am.  Not only has the weather been in a state of flux; It’s also been a time of massive […]

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HSP Challenges

Dropping the Burden of Perfectionism

Perfectionism is the pursuit of an ideal way of being: how we act and look or what we achieve, for example. These ideals are often culture-created but can also come from within. Purpose-driven Highly Sensitive People are at risk of falling into the trap of perfectionism. You may think there’s an “ideal you” out there that, once attained, will […]

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HSP Challenges

Dealing with Constant Overwhelm as a Highly Sensitive Person

Do you ever dream about going a week without feeling overwhelmed? The idea of sailing through stressors without feeling battered by them can seem out of reach.​You sometimes know what’s causing your stress: traffic was awful or your relationship with your significant other is rocky, for example. Other times, you have no idea why you’re […]

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How to Overcome Shame and Self-Doubt as a Highly Sensitive Person

For over a decade, a certain group of people have come into my office for therapy. They’ve sat opposite me and shown me how people judge them, and how it’s affected the way they judge themselves. ​I see people constantly second-guessing their decisions, questioning their feelings and reactions. They didn’t start doing this on their […]

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Hi, I'm Brooke.
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