Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP) also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS)
Do you have the Highly Sensitive Persons Trait? You may have an inkling that you, or perhaps someone close to you (a child, partner, friend) could be highly sensitive. Perhaps you’ve been called “ultra-sensitive”, or you often think to yourself that you are too sensitive – “and that’s a problem, a defect, a weakness and I should just get over myself”. Is this resonating with you?
The body of work on the HSP/SPS trait is relatively recent.
Finding out whether or not you’re an HSP could be a helpful part of that awareness and it could have implications on your career and life. Being “highly sensitive” is not a weakness of character (and may I add what a relief it was for me to learn that fact). That said, every brain is different, every person is different and every HSP is different. Being an HSP does not excuse you from being responsible for your own development and owning your own behaviour and thinking processes. Neuroscience research show us that our brains are capable of learning and changing – at all ages.
Want to get started? Coaching can be wonderful for many different situations - e.g. you might be at a crossroads in your life or career or wrestling with certain issues, or simply wanting to learn and accept yourself more.
For more information and a self-test you could visit Dr Elaine Aron's website: https://hsperson.com/
Here's what one of my wonderful HSP/SPS clients had to say:
"It is hard to put into words the impact that my coaching with Jo has had on my life. She has guided me on a journey that has not only been a joy but also a huge learning about myself as an HSP. We spent quite some time working out my goals which was an invaluable process as I now realise they are so much more than that, less goals, more a handbook for how to steer my way through life.
Jo is always so professional, and has a wonderful, non-judgemental and calm style and after our calls I always felt like I could do and be anything!
An unforgettable experience, thank you." SP