what's an hsp?

Born This Way

Highly Sensitive People (HSP) are 15-20% of the population born with a nervous system that's more finely-tuned than those of others.

Deep Processors

HSPs process our experiences, thoughts, and feelings more deeply than do non-HSPs. And because we're processing SO much, we can get overwhelmed more easily.


HSPs are gifted empathizers and feel deeply for others. We pick up on subtle changes too, whether someone's facial expression or a shift in the way our body feels.

If you've landed here, you probably have a whole lot of questions.

You may be wondering if you're a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), and if you are, what this unusual term means.  For most of us, we lived years of our lives without a name for the hyper intuitive way we experience the world. 

You may have noticed you're sensitive to energy. Not in a woo woo type of way; you just feel and sense things that others don't. You may be highly intuitive and able to pick up on subtle details, or you may just know things without knowing how you know them.

You may have even experienced a sort of identity crises, wondering why some people are more intuitive than others and why you've always felt like an outsider. When people first work with us, they often ask questions like:

  • What does it mean to be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)?
  • What's the difference between intuition and empathy?
  • What's the difference between and HSP and an empath? Can I be both? 
  • What are the signs that I'm an intuitive sensitive?
  • Why am I so sensitive to others' energy?
  • Is this just who I am or can I change it?
  • It's so hard to be this sensitive. What can I do?

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If you have a highly sensitive nervous system, you may relate to some of these:

You feel deeply and empathize easily

You're easily overwhelmed by things like big crowds, loud noises, strong smells, or bright lights

Your inner life is rich and complex

You need alone time, often in a quiet or darkened room, when life feels busy or chaotic

you're in the right place.

You go out of your way to avoid overwhelming or upsetting situations

You get rattled when you have too much to do in too little time

You were viewed as sensitive or shy as a child

HSPs have unique gifts:

we have common strengths

Some common strengths of HSPs (whom I like to call Intuitive Warriors) are empathy, creativity, conscientiousness, perceptivity, and thoughtfulness.

we have Passion and intuition

HSPs tend to put thought into subjects and causes that are important to them, and they use their intuition to access unconscious wisdom that directs their choices.

we care

HSPs care. They care about their friendships, relationships, children, work, communities, and the world.

HSP Challenges

common struggles include:

Taking on the energy of
those around US

Low self-esteem

Feeling controlled by
 intense emotions


Overwhelm and fatigue

anxiety / worry

trouble setting boundaries
and saying "no"


we can support you

Let's Start This Journey Together

Most Highly Sensitive People need support to foster their strengths and work through their struggles. With the right help, we can lead rich, joyful lives.

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You don't have to do it alone.

It's time you finally got the support you've been longing for.

Our powerful, life-changing support looks like HSP-focused coaching and programs geared towards your unique needs.
Our communities of growth-minded HSPs give you the experience you've been waiting for: to know you're not along and to feel fully accepted, as YOU. 

i can help because i've been there

but nowI know how to help!

15 years ago, I felt broken, tired and overwhelmed.

I first heard the term HSP in college and read the seminal book on the topic. Time stood still. For the first time, someone both named my experience and said there was nothing wrong with me. I was just wired differently than the other 80% of the population. The door to my sensitive heart cracked open.

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- Robin

My favorite part was the community interaction and nonjudgemental space that Brooke held as well as the fact everyone in the community was wanting to grow and heal.

After 58 years of living my life feeling not-good-enough, I now feel like I'm stepping into a world where it's ok to be myself, and it's deeply acceptable to operate this way!

I have learned SO much - about myself as an HSP, and about how to start healing my life-long issues that resulted from childhood trauma in addition to being an HSP.  I had NO idea how much I'd learn and how much impact it'd have on everything in my life. 

- Jen


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- melissa

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