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This is a group primarily for those who identify as Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs), as defined by Elaine Aron. More broadly, it is for anyone interested in the topic. This is a space where HSPs can meet to discuss high sensitivity and what it means to them. We share our experiences, get informed on the trait, and sometimes get together elsewhere to have fun and enjoy life. There's a lot to share and learn.

Information on the trait can be found at Dr. Aron's website: http://hsperson.com. She also gave a talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQLBnUBKggY. And here is a simple self-test to get a sense of whether or not you're highly sensitive: http://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/. A great first step into the literature is the book "The Highly Sensitive Person."

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Four indicators of high sensitivity:

Depth of processing - reflecting more than others would about the past and future
Overarousability - more easily overwhelmed in stressful or busy situations
Emotional intensity - stronger emotional reactions, both positive and negative
Sensory sensitivity - heightened awareness of subtleties 

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Some on-line resources:

HSP Podcast: http://highlysensitiveperson.net/hsppodcast/

The Highly Sensitive Badass: https://thehighlysensitivebadass.com

Quiet Revolution: http://www.quietrev.com

Highly Sensitive Introvert (Facebook group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/highlysensitiveintrovert/

Sensitive Evolution (Facebook group):  https://www.facebook.com/groups/158999967969987/

Sensitive: The Untold Story (movie): http://sensitivethemovie.com

Sensitive And In Love (upcoming movie): http://sensitivethemovie.com/sensitive-and-in-love/

Cultivating Compassion Training: http://ccare.stanford.edu/education/about-compassion-cultivation-training-cct/ 

Compassion Camp (Meetup in Boston): https://www.meetup.com/Compassion-Camp/

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons - Boston/Cambridge Meetup

    4 Members attending
  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 7:00 PM

    Discuss Chapters 5 and 6 of The Highly Sensitive Person in Love

    4 Members attending
  • Friday, September 1, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons

    1 Members attending
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons - Boston/Cambridge Meetup

    1 Members attending
  • Friday, September 15, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons

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  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons - Boston/Cambridge Meetup

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  • Friday, September 29, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons

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  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons - Boston/Cambridge Meetup

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  • Friday, October 13, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons

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  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons - Boston/Cambridge Meetup

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  • Friday, October 27, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons

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  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons - Boston/Cambridge Meetup

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  • Friday, November 10, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons

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  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons - Boston/Cambridge Meetup

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  • Friday, November 24, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons

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  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons - Boston/Cambridge Meetup

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  • Friday, December 8, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons

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  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons - Boston/Cambridge Meetup

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  • Friday, December 22, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons

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  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 7:00 PM

    Highly Sensitive Persons - Boston/Cambridge Meetup

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Founded Dec 13, 2010

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Johannes, Bea
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