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    • The Happiness and the Highly Sensitive Person teleconference series is specially designed to help individuals high in sensory processing be more themselves, happier and more productive. You can be a more authentic HSP.

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    • HSP coaching helps you create an action plan, providing tools, perspective, and support to reach higher than you could on your own. It offers the understanding and encoucragement your current environment may not.

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    • This FREE monthly class is an introduction to goal-setting for the HSP. Learn why traditional goal-setting techniques may not have worked for you, and balance life's areas to keep your "wheel of life" turning smoothly.

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    • Let's talk about your life experiences, your goals as an HSP, and how Authenticity Coaching could help you reach them. Schedule a free, no-obligation phone conversation with instructor-coach Celeste O'Brien.

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    • Your HSP super powers

      In this article, you’ll learn more about the character strengths that many highly sensitive people share, and about how many of us are blind to our best qualities, plus a simple exercise that can change that. Pre-eminent HSP researcher Elaine Aron, Ph. D. identified these qualities as common in HSPs: creativity, imagination, empathy, intuition, reflection, wisdom, vocation, idea generation, depth, and perceptiveness. Other authors have also highlighted focus, passion, commitment, [...]

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      HSPs & the orchid-dandelion hypothesis

      The highly sensitive child, if raised in a positive atmosphere, grows into an adult who, according to researcher Dr. Elaine Aron, may be "happier, healthier, and more socially skilled" than one who is not highly sensitive. They are like orchids in that they can flourish when given good care. In this article: some, not all, orchid children are HSPs. Put sensitivity into perspective. Find an important tip for parenting the orchid child. The orchid-dandelion hypothesis is very good news for the [...]

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    • Advantages of being an HSP

      As a sensitive child, you may have experienced great joy in the natural world—plants, pets, animals and babies of any species. You most likely also had the ability to feel more positive emotion than other, less sensitive children would have felt in the same circumstances. In your teen years and now in adulthood, you may benefit more than others would from an upgrade in circumstances. Here are several important research updates. Science has been increasingly aware that the highly [...]

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      Ten misconceptions about happiness

      The highly sensitive person (HSP) thrives in a supportive atmosphere. We can learn a lot about creating that atmosphere from positive psychology. With its focus on happiness and the factors that help individuals and communities thrive, it is a good fit for the HSP. Instead of endlessly trying to fix what we don't like about ourselves, the research is clear that we can use our innate strengths and core abilities to "crowd out" the negative. So you too can become a more effective, confidant, and [...]

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    • Schedule of classes

      Jun

      06

      Pillars of a Balanced Life

      This free introduction to goal-setting for the highly sensitive person includes four weeks via email beginning Tuesday, June 6 and continuing June 13, 20, and 27.

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      14

      Happiness and the Highly Sensitive Person, part I

      This five-week teleconference course is for the HSP who wants to better understand and appreciate their special strengths and avoid common pitfalls. It begins Wednesday June 14th and continues June 21, 28, July 5, and 12 from 7 - 8 pm ET.

      Jul

      06

      Pillars of a Balanced Life

      This free introduction to goal-setting for the highly sensitive person includes four weeks via email beginning Thursday, July 6 and continuing July 13, 20, and 27.

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    • Twelve tips for the manager of highly sensitive people

      Are you the manager of highly sensitive people? Probably, because HSPs are twenty percent of the population. The HSP tends to more fully consider options and outcomes and so may be a major asset to your department. You may think of a sensitive person as an immature, self-absorbed and temperamental individual who flies off the handle at every small thing. Not so, according to science. Being “highly sensitive” means being high in sensory processing sensitivity (SPS), a trait that[...]

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