Understanding the Highly Sensitive Person

Understanding the Highly Sensitive Person

In this episode, I'm joined by Brooke Nielsen, LMFT to talk about the Highly Sensitive Person also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity.

We talk about:

  • Sensory Processing Sensitivity is a trait that 1 in 5 people are born with.

  • Understanding HSPs using the acronym D.O.E.S.

  • The differences and similarities between HSPs and other disorders and character traits.

  • How to discover if you or your child is an HSP.

  • Viewing the HSP as an Intuitive Warrior.

  • The gifts and benefits of being an HSP.

  • Common struggles of an HSP.

  • Practical strategies to use as an HSP.

To have a sensitive nervous system in a world that’s chaotic takes so much resilience and strength.
— Brooke Nielsen

Find out more about Brooke and grab her HSP Survival Toolkit at https://www.intuitivewarriorway.com

Visit https://hsperson.com to take the self-test and to find books and resources by Dr. Elaine Aron or to find a therapist specializing in HSPs 

Join the facebook group at https://epaftershow.com to continue the conversation!


Brooke Nielsen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of experience supporting strong, sensitive people who want to make an impact yet struggle from feeling overwhelmed by their emotions and anxieties.  A Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) herself, she's the founder of Intuitive Warrior, an online community built to support Highly Sensitive People. 

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