What Exactly Is a Highly Sensitive Person

co-hosted with Patricia Young LCSW

GUEST

Patricia Young, LCSW

EPISODE OVERVIEW

We talk about the 4 Core Characteristics that encompass being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP); how our culture views sensitivity; how to tease out our superpowers; the correlation between depression, anxiety and being a Highly Sensitive Person. Why being an HSP is genetically a survival strategy and how this trait has been identified in over 100 animal species.  How to deal with overstimulation and overwhelm and ways to cope and manage.  The 5 things HSPs need. All the data in this episode is based on the research by Dr. Elaine Aron who initially researched the trait, then named it.

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. 4 Characteristics of Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) D-O-E-S
    1. Depth of processing
    2. Overarousability & Overstimulation
    3. Emotional Responsiveness/Empathy
    4. Sensory Sensitivity
  2. Being an HSP is an innate trait
  3. 30% of HSPs are extroverts; 70% are introverts
  4. High Sensation Seekers (HSS)
  5. Inherent problem with being an HSP is being easily overstimulated
  6. How to cope
  7. What is good self-care
  8. Sleep and the HSP
  9. 5 Things HSPs need
    1. Believe the trait is real
    2. Reframe the past
    3. Heal traumas
    4. Don’t live like the other 80%
    5. Surround yourself with other HSPs
  10. Mirror Neurons
  11. Differential Susceptibility

BIO

Website–www.patriciayounglcsw.com

Podcast–www.unapologeticallysensitive.com

Facebook–https://www.facebook.com/Patricia-Young-LCSW-162005091044090/

Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive– https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099705880047619/

Instagram–https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallysensitive/

Youtube–https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOE6fodj7RBdO3Iw0NrAllg/videos?view_as=subscriber

e-mail—unapologeticallysensitive@gmail.com

Show hashtag–#unapologeticallysensitive

 

LINKS

 

Dr. Elaine Aron’s website— https://hsperson.com/

 

HSP Self-test– https://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/

HSP Child self-test– https://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-child-test/

 

Introversion, Extroversion and the Highly Sensitive Person by Jaquelyn Strickland, LPC– https://hsperson.com/introversion-extroversion-and-the-highly-sensitive-person/

  

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Patricia Young

Patricia Young

LCSW

BIO–Patricia Young, LCSW is a therapist in San Diego who is in private practice, and sees clients who live in California via online therapy.  Patricia works primarily with Highly Sensitive People (HSP) helping them understand their HSPness, and helping them to turn their perceived shortcomings into superpowers.  Patricia is passionate about providing education to help HSPs and non-HSPs understand and truly appreciate all the gifts they have to offer.  Patricia is also the host of the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive, which is a podcast for Highly Sensitive Persons about the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity

Website–www.patriciayounglcsw.com

Podcast–www.unapologeticallysensitive.com

Facebook–https://www.facebook.com/Patricia-Young-LCSW-162005091044090/

Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive– https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099705880047619/

Instagram   https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallysensitive/

Matthew E. Morgan, MA, LPCC

Matthew E. Morgan, MA, LPCC

Host

Today’s show is hosted by Matthew Morgan, a licensed professional clinical counselor in Ohio. Matthew’s favorite roles are as a husband and father. He also is known for loving his coffee. See more about Matthew here

Behind the Podcast Thoughts:

I loved being able to interview Patricia and I’m so thankful for her generosity for her time. We shared with each other after the podcast that we were both nervous to do this. We’ve made such a good connection though our Facebook groups and we didn’t want to disrupt that with a failed interview.