Are you tired of being “TOO SENSITIVE”?
Yes? Then you’re in the right spot.
What the sensitive + thriving basics online program is:
- 6 basic modules of information from me with all that you need to know as a highly sensitive person to start shifting your whole worldview from “what’s wrong with me?” to “I belong as highly sensitive, and I work in a totally different way that’s just as important.” (yeah, that’s a big deal).
- Modules are about understanding your highly sensitive self, reframing your childhood and reparenting your self, highly sensitive physical health, interdependent relationships rather than co-dependent or independent, highly sensitive vocations, and celebrating spirituality.
- Recorded Coaching Q + A calls with actual HSPs learning about themselves broken down into easy-to-use categories (these may actually be the best part of the program).
- Reading and activities to promote your process of strengthening your sensitivity to complete that cover all areas of being highly sensitive :: physical, emotional, vocational, spiritual, relational, and more.
- MP3 downloads of hypnosis recordings related to the topic that month, to listen to as many times, whenever you want to in order to progress your growth through the direct use of your subconscious programming.
- MP3 format for all the content to listen to whenever you want and as much as you want. This information is basic and therefore always valuable to review.
I used to live a very avoidant and controlled life.
I lived a very lonely life.
I felt anxious, paralyzing over-analysis of EVERYTHING. Everything had to be carefully planned.
That was tiring.
I felt so different than everyone around me.
Everyone else seemed to just know how to be human…and somehow I didn’t. I carefully planned every move, figuring out how to be because I didn’t just know.
And others noticed.
“You’re TOO sensitive! Too emotional! Too intense! Too analytical!”
Not surprisingly, that didn’t help the whole situation. I just got more overwhelmed, analytical, and emotional as I tried desperately not to be those things or avoid situations where I would come across that way.
I needed to make sure that I would be prepared for every possible situation. Otherwise, I might not be able to handle it. Or I might do the wrong thing! And I really couldn’t handle being criticized. There was no worse feeling in the world than feeling like someone thought I was doing something wrong…I spent so much time wondering if people were judging me, my every little move. Or, was I letting people down?
I kept to myself mostly and preferred to just watch, shy and detached from my environment.
This was depressing.
I didn’t understand why so many people liked so many of the popular things they did: styles of clothing, TV shows, hobbies. Participating in a sport where there would be a crowd of people to watch me seemed like the worst possible torture. How could people so confidently do that?! Even the way many people interacted socially was completely confusing to me, saying one thing and doing another. How did they know that they were supposed to wait to call the guy they were interested in? How did they even go on dates?
There were also a lot of mysterious chronic autoimmune health issues throughout my life that got more aggravating in my late teen years into adulthood. I didn’t know they were all autoimmune issues at the time. I was constantly struggling with digestive issues, fatigue, insomnia, muscle tension, scoliosis, unexplained rashes and skin conditions, sexual difficulties, acne, joint pain and overexertion, uncontrollable moments of anxiety and heart racing (my mom later told me that as a child I was diagnosed with a heart murmur/mitral valve prolapse), rapid and significant weight loss or gain, sugar and bread cravings to the point of addiction.
Along with the addictions to my thoughts, perfectionism, and carbohydrates…my relationships were addictive too.
I remember clinging to one best friend or boyfriend at a time, codependent relationships, needing to be needed, always seeking to do everything for everyone else, be overly accommodating as I was filling in the gaps with my friends or family. It seemed that everything was always on one end of the spectrum or the other, all or nothing. I was totally enmeshed with people or else totally blocked them out.
I lived in a very rich life inside my head, all alone, while I carefully controlled my external environment with my compulsive thoughts, perfectionism, and relationships. I felt that I NEEDED these things. By the way, yes, these are all common experiences for highly sensitive people.
This was all until, after a lifetime of health struggles, my grandfather was diagnosed with Celiac Disease.
This is a disease in which the small intestine is destroyed due to a reaction with gluten—the protein found in wheat. This had been the secret cause for many health struggles throughout my grandfather’s life, including thyroid issues and acid reflux to the point of getting a hole in his esophagus.
I did my research, learning that Celiac Disease is hereditary and if one family member has it the chances for others in the family to have it are significantly increased. I learned that it was called gluten sensitivity. It wasn’t an allergy or even coined in negative terminology.
Some people are genetically more sensitive…interesting.
They are meant to be more sensitive; there is a biological and evolutionary benefit to this.
And, other people are more tolerant, or hardy. They have thicker skin, so to speak, more naturally and I have thinner skin more naturally.
I began to see parallels in my life on all levels. I struggled with thin boundaries and therefore increased sensitivity everywhere, not just in my digestive system. It seemed this world was built for the thick-skinned and I didn’t know how to be thin-skinned.
I literally DID NOT know what I wanted, as odd as that seemed. I was so busy controlling my external environment that I didn’t know what was inside me. I didn’t know what would nourish me or feel good. I felt that I could never relax with such thin skin, I always had to be managing my environment, so what did it matter anyway?
All decisions were logical. I lived entirely in my head trying to figure out “the best way to be”. I was ALWAYS trying and holding on and tensely trying to fix everything.
Things got so bad that it became hard for me to get out of bed. I didn’t have the energy.
I finally admitted that I didn’t like my life.
I realized that I was waking up to a creation of what I thought life should be, not what I wanted. And, I didn’t know what I wanted! I felt hopeless.
Here’s where it starts to get good.
“Faith” was a term I had heard my whole life, but I didn’t know what it actually was. What does it look like to have faith? I wanted to know and I started experimenting with it. Some people were supposed to have literally healed through their faith. And how did that happen exactly? What were they doing? What are the steps? I wanted to be healed so badly.
I began to come to the conclusion that maybe faith was about what I focused on, and that what I truly believe is what I act on. Maybe it was about trusting that I already have everything I need inside of me and I can let go and trust my inner voice.
As circumstances/fate/serendipity/magic had it, I ended up having very direct experiences with belief as I got trained in clinical hypnosis. I started to open to the possibility that I could be healthy…that even my back could be straight!!!
What really made that healing possible was connected with one of the most unconditionally loving and sincere group of people I have ever met. The group I trained in hypnosis with was like coming home to a love I never knew was possible. I was totally seen for ME and loved for ME, not for what I did or pretended to be.
I didn’t know it then, but this was a group of highly sensitive people! I was the ugly duckling finally at home with swans. That type of understanding and connection made me begin to realize that I was just right.
It’s important for ANYONE to spend time with their tribe, where they can be “normal”. I had never experienced this before now.
I didn’t know it was possible to feel so comfortable being me.
In this environment, I began to see some of the beliefs and LIES I had been holding on to and how they were showing up all around me in my life, my body, my relationships. I used specific techniques to focus my awareness and get in touch with my desires, what I want.
I had first hand experiences with my power to create my reality.
I began to understand the important roles of my thoughts, feelings, and actions and how to use them rather than let them use me.
I went through some big transitions to more directly get what I wanted, now that I was coming to understand that I could want things as well as identifying what those things were. I divorced, left my religious practice, moved, and started a whole new life…to explore ME.
I continued to use hypnosis and a number of methods to better understand myself, yet there was still something missing.
And then, the precious moment I came across the work of Dr. Elaine Aron occurred.
This was it!!! The missing piece, the one that I knew was there deep down. Not only is there nothing wrong with me and the way I am, this sensitivity is an incredible STRENGTH!
Dr. Aron studies the 20% of the population with the genetic trait of high sensitivity (HSPs—highly sensitive persons) and their very different way of functioning than the rest of the 80%. She wrote books which I devoured, every word was delicious and hit me on such a deep level. I was shifting my entire perception.
It’s like I had this powerful fire hose of sensitivity on full blast my whole life just going crazy, spraying me in the face and with such force! That hurt. And I didn’t know what it was or why I was so hurt by it. I kept trying to block it out, and it would just tear down the walls I built. Is there no way to get rid of it?! Now I realized, I can hold it. And, when I get practiced at holding it, get strong, I can use that great force for great good with specific intention.
I’m so happy to say that today I am living a life I never thought possible.
I live in New York City. There is NO WAY I could have done that a couple years ago.
I have more amazing and truly intimate relationships with friends and family than I can count on all my fingers and toes.
I get to meet incredible people like you daily in my work. I find satisfaction and joy in doing what I do every day.
I know how to take care of myself, and I know that I am just right.
I love being me.
And you know what’s really amazing?
My body is changed too.
My spine is almost completely aligned, yes, that’s right. Scoliosis is being healed. My muscles, my skin, my digestion, my energy, my whole experience of sensation is new and delicious. The mysterious health issues are resolved as I care for myself the way I need to be cared for AND use this amazing sensitivity to come into alignment with who I am in every way.
Yes, sometimes I get overwhelmed, I’m still alive after all. I know how to handle it now, though. I know I can do what I want now. I know me. I’m happy to be me. I am showing up now, not this carefully planned image. It’s so much easier, more rewarding, and I feel energized being ME. I am just being me, in front of a room, alone, in new and unexpected situations, and in NYC. I can handle stimulation and now it’s actually fun for me. I use my sensitivity to serve me all day in so many ways, and I LOVE IT.
So here’s the REALLY good news for you…
I know that I need to share this information with all of the rest of the highly sensitive people out there who are struggling with their sensitivity as I did. I want each of you to have what I have had. I have been doing my best to meet one-on-one with as many HSPs as possible and came to the quick conclusion that there is some basic information that all HSPs can and do benefit from. I have been doing in-person groups in NYC discussing and presenting this basic information and watching the rapid transformation that can happen, even in a matter of months.
I realized how much HSPs all over the globe need to connect with one another and have this information, not just those in NYC. I realized that I needed to create a convenient and inexpensive format that would be accessible to as many as possible. DRUM ROLL………and so the sensitive + thriving basics 6 month online program was formed!
Are you ready to open to the possibility that you can:
Feel connected to yourself and others?
Be able to relax into your self?
Feel strong and aligned?
Find your own personal calling/vocation?
Digest your life comfortably and easily, while also being nourished by bringing into your life healthy, yummy things to chew on?
Set boundaries clearly and easily?
Know what you want and don’t want?
Be able to say no when you mean no and yes when you mean yes?
Switch from figuring out, analyzing, and controlling to just being you?
Know how to and use your thoughts, feelings, and actions rather than letting them use you?
Find meaning and joy in every day?
Learn specific skills and techniques to help you manage your stimulation to prevent or deal with overwhelm?
Find yourself as beautiful, just right?
Thrive in your environment—fully taking care of yourself the way you need to be cared for?
Connect with friends like you, on a level so sincere and unconditional you can’t even imagine?
Manage your time, money, and day-to-day life in a way that feels good?
Have supportive partnerships with those you love?
Express yourself in a way that makes sense to you?
Enjoy social situations and contributing meaningfully to conversations with anyone?
Stop trying to “fix” yourself and start enjoying yourself?
There’s no other teaching like this anywhere that really supports you in transforming your whole perspective on life and your self as highly sensitive.
Trust me, I have looked.
And, all you need is a computer, along with these 2 highly recommended books by Elaine Aron to participate:
Read “The Highly Sensitive Person” right away as a good introduction, if you haven’t read it already.
There will be assignments given from “The Highly Sensitive Person’s Workbook” that you will get.
***NOTICE: This program is for those who are ready to thrive. There are some online HSP communities that seem to get taken over by those who are seeing their sensitivity as a weakness, a curse, or burden. I know sensitivity can be difficult to understand, manage, and it has been sorely misunderstood/mistreated by humans as a whole. I’ve been there. That’s why this program is here. It’s time to step up. WE need to step up. This program is not for those who want to be victims. It’s ok to be weak and go into parts of ourselves that are weak, in fact we must, in order to strengthen them. But, the point is building that sensitivity muscle, not staying weak.
Are you ready to get going NOW?
It is my mission to strengthen sensitivity in all of us, especially those of us who are highly sensitive.
I really just want to get this information out, connect with you, and get you thriving so that you can start holding that power to use it as only you can. I know how much can change in as little as a day, let alone an essential 6 months, with this information. I want you to have that.
I have spent over $75,000 and 10 years on my education, licenses, and certifications about relationships, mental health, a holistic understanding of high sensitivity, nutrition and digestion, how the mind and body work, and how to achieve success. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, clinical hypnotherapist, nutrition and supplementation health professional, and leader of the sensitive revolution.
There are participants who are recorded in this program who are amazing and dedicated to growth whom you get to learn from as they grow in their sensitivity.
There is so much here for you.
Oh, I am breathing such a big sigh of joy and relief for you!
I can remember being where you are and having no idea of the joy of thriving through sensitivity that was just around the corner.
Sensitivity REALLY is a super power. You’re already on your way, and I’m so happy to have you here.
We want you.
We want you to come alive in your sensitivity. It is true power and the things you can and will do with it are indescribable. We are ready for you. You are ready for you. Thank you for being here.
THIS is where you belong.
“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.” Steven Pressfield
“I glanced at her and took my glasses off—they were still singing. They buzzed like a locust on the coffee table and then ceased. Her voice belled forth, and the sunlight bent. I felt the ceiling arch, and knew that the nails up there took a new grip on whatever they touched. ‘I am your own way of looking at things, ‘ she said. ‘When you allow me to live with you, every glance at the world around you will be a sort of salvation.’ And I took her hand.” William Stafford