What we're about

This community is for you if you are a Highly Sensitive Person who loves adventure, connecting with others, positive psychology, and learning how to develop your Highly Sensitive gifts/strengths. In this community, we see sensitivity as a strength and a superpower that needs to be cultivated and developed in order to be used in the way it was meant to. Why not learn how to develop your strengths as a HSP and meet others in the process who want the same thing?

The 4 common traits that distinguish a Highly Sensitive Person include:
1. Depth of Processing (we think deeper about things)
2. We have a finely tuned nervous system that can lead to overstimulation if not managed properly
3. We are more emotionally responsive and many of us are highly Empathic.
4. We are detail oriented and pay attention to details. We notice things others don't notice.

20% of the population has the innate trait of high sensitivity. It occurs equally in men and women and is found in all species. HSPs can be Extroverts as well as Introverts and this trait is expressed in every ethnic and cultural background. Find out here if you are a Highly Sensitive Person: http://hsperson.com/test/ and I'll see you at our next live or virtual event. Looking forward to meeting you.

With love,
Karina Antonopoulos
Relationship Coach for Highly Sensitive People
A Place for Highly Sensitive People Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/756527637719780/?ref=bookmarks)

Upcoming events (5+)

Hudson Valley 1:1 HSP Meetups

Hudson Valley

$5.00

Do you prefer 1:1 meetings rather than groups? This event page is to connect people in Hudson Valley for 1:1 Meetups. A new event page will be created for each month so you can find someone to connect with. (Note: The date and time posted on this event does not reflect a meeting day/time - you and the other person(s) set up the date and time.) Here's how it works... Post in the comments if you'd like to connect with another HSP. In your comment, state: 1. Where you live in the Hudson Valley 2. Where you'd like to Meetup (suggest an idea/place/open to anything and how far you'd be willing to travel) 3. Who you are looking to connect with (Ex: Age Bracket, Myers Briggs Type, High Sensation Seeker, etc.) A few things to keep in mind: *Be sure to have an updated picture on your Meetup profile so the other person can recognize you when you meet. *Consider meeting in a space you will feel safe to meet a new person. *Once a connection has been made, please solidify your plans in a private message or text. *You are welcome to meet with more than 1 person in your Meetup. I recommend 2-3 per Meetup to keep it small and intimate. Send Karina a private message if you have any questions about how this works. Recommendation: --> Post FIRST to set up a 1:1 meeting --> Once your meetup is scheduled, THEN RSVP to submit your donation --> All donations will go towards Meetup fees as well as the development of The Center for Highly Sensitive People in New York.

Hudson Valley 1:1 HSP Meetups

Hudson Valley

$5.00

Do you prefer 1:1 meetings rather than groups? This event page is to connect people in Hudson Valley for 1:1 Meetups. A new event page will be created for each month so you can find someone to connect with. (Note: The date and time posted on this event does not reflect a meeting day/time - you and the other person(s) set up the date and time.) Here's how it works... Post in the comments if you'd like to connect with another HSP. In your comment, state: 1. Where you live in the Hudson Valley 2. Where you'd like to Meetup (suggest an idea/place/open to anything and how far you'd be willing to travel) 3. Who you are looking to connect with (Ex: Age Bracket, Myers Briggs Type, High Sensation Seeker, etc.) A few things to keep in mind: *Be sure to have an updated picture on your Meetup profile so the other person can recognize you when you meet. *Consider meeting in a space you will feel safe to meet a new person. *Once a connection has been made, please solidify your plans in a private message or text. *You are welcome to meet with more than 1 person in your Meetup. I recommend 2-3 per Meetup to keep it small and intimate. Send Karina a private message if you have any questions about how this works. Recommendation: --> Post FIRST to set up a 1:1 meeting --> Once your meetup is scheduled, THEN RSVP to submit your donation --> All donations will go towards Meetup fees as well as the development of The Center for Highly Sensitive People in New York.

Hudson Valley 1:1 HSP Meetups

Hudson Valley

$1.00

Do you prefer 1:1 meetings rather than groups? This event page is to connect people in the Hudson Valley area for 1:1 Meetups. A new event page will be created for each month so you can find someone to connect with. Here's how it works... Post in the comments if you'd like to connect with another HSP. In your comment, state: 1. Where you live 2. Where you'd like to Meetup (suggest an idea/place/open to anything) and how far you'd be willing to travel 3. Who you are looking to connect with (Ex: female or male, age bracket, Myers Briggs type, etc) A few things to keep in mind: *Be sure to have an updated picture on your Meetup profile so the other person can recognize you when you meet. *Consider meeting in a space you will feel safe to meet a new person. *Once a connection has been made, please solidify your plans in a private message or text. *You are welcome to meet with more than 1 person in your Meetup. I recommend 2-3 per Meetup to keep it small and intimate. Send Karina a private message if you have any questions about how this works. Please consider donating to keep our Meetup page alive and active. To do so, simply RSVP on this month's event page and submit your payment. Note: You do not need to send a donation to meet with another person. You may post in the comments and solidify your plans without RSVPing. However, if you meet someone and enjoyed the company, please consider donating as a Thank You to our community's page. All donations will go towards our group's Meetup fees as well as the development of The Center for Highly Sensitive People in New York.

HSP Mothers Talking Circle

One EPIC Place

$5.00

If you are a new or fairly new Mother and are seeking a supportive, safe space to connect with other local HSP women to share the challenges and celebrations of Motherhood and relationships, you're in the right place. Talking Circles are a Native American approach to experiential learning. The purpose of a Talking Circle is to create a safe, non-judgmental place to discuss an issue and allows each person to have the opportunity to speak without interruption. The intention is to engage and share openly, authentically, and honestly about your thoughts and feelings, to be seen and heard, and acknowledged and witnessed for your personal experience, whether beautiful or dark. We will always meet you where you are. The skills learned in this environment will not only teach you how to listen to your fellow group members in a more genuine way, but it will also foster your ability to slow down and listen to your child(ren), partner, and inner voice with greater presence and curiosity outside of the circle. You are not forced to speak or share, but we do ask that you only speak when you have the 'talking stick'. The talking stick is a symbol of respect and honor and is to be shared amongst the spirit of others. When you do not have the stick, your job is to listen with presence and hold space for the speaker. Finally, this space is not meant to give or receive advice. However, if you do wish to receive advice or feedback, you may ask for one round of clarifying questions and/or comments of what the other group members see and hear from what you presented. --- --- --- HSP Mothers Talking Circle Agreements: 1. Talking Stick = Speaker (Your chance to practice using your voice and being seen/heard). No Stick = Practice listening/holding space for others. 2. Confidentiality = Every circle is different. Share only your personal experience, not someone else's. What is said in the circle stays in the circle. No exceptions. If you do not comply you will be kindly asked to not return to the space. 3. If you need something, do it/ask for it. Don't force yourself to be uncomfortable if you need something. Use the bathroom. Tend to your child. We are all Mothers and understand. 4. Trust the Process; Share from what you feel in the present and don’t try to plan ahead what you will say. Tune into a key word or feeling and speak from there. 5. Refrain From Giving Advice to Others. However, if you would like feedback from other members, you may ask for one round of ideas and deeper questions from the others. --- --- --- FAQ 1. Can I bring my child? --> Yes, you are welcome to bring your child(ren). If your child is older, please consider bringing them something they can play with that will keep them occupied. If your child is on the go, you are welcome to let them explore. 2. Do I NEED to bring my child? --> You may also leave your child(ren) at home if that is an option for you. If you feel you will be able to be more present in the group (or want this time for yourself), you can come solo. 3. Do you only accept cash? --> We also accept Venmo. 4. Do I need to bring anything? --> Chairs and limited pillows will be provided. Bring what you need for you and your child to stay nourished, hydrated, clean, and occupied. 5. What can we discuss in the group? --> Topics may in include...Motherhood, Relationship Challenges, Celebrations & Gratitudes, Babies, Toddlers, Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, Mom Guilt, Time Management, Grief, etc. This and more.

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HSP Mothers Talking Circle

One EPIC Place

$5.00

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