What we're about

Welcome to our HSP Hampshire Meetup :). You may be thinking of joining us because you feel you've always been a bit 'different'. Maybe things affect you more than they appear to affect others and you have a sensitive nervous system? Perhaps you'd like to meet up with some people who are like you, not different from you? Have a look at Dr Elaine Aron's website at HSPERSON.COM and see some of the traits that make up sensitivity. Highly Sensitive People tend to be careful of feeling too overwhelmed or overstimulated by the usual social chatter, noise and expectations of social interaction which is why we create the chance to meet others in a relaxed setting, it is for fun and info. Come along and stay for the whole time or leave early if you need to - we do understand. It's not a 'therapy group' but you may find it supportive being around others who are taking a positive approach to their sensitivity and meeting similar challenges to you.

I look forward to meeting you and hope that you will enjoy meeting more people like yourself. We try to meet in locations that match our sensitive nature. There is a yearly fee for members of £10, renewable in June each year - if joining before June then, please multiply 83p by the number of months until June and pay that in the first year. You can pay this by Paypal to growingunlimited@hotmail.com. Alternatively you can pay by direct banking (email for details). After that, simply RSVP and pay for any event that takes your fancy.

These meet-ups are sponsored and owned by Growing Unlimited Therapeutic Consultancy with the aim of supporting HSPs and to promote awareness of the trait. Growing Unlimited currently sponsors, funds and underpins the fledgling National Centre for High Sensitivity with help from time to time of paid and voluntary HSP helpers. Plans are underway to develop the National Centre and support it to find it’s own funding in order to develop services to HSPs on a national level.

Thank you for joining us and I hope to meet you soon :)

Kind regards

Barbara

Founder, Growing Unlimited Therapeutic Consultancy (2002)

& National Centre for High Sensitivity (2010)

Upcoming events (5)

Sensitive company - commune with HSP friends (online) £6.50

Online event

£6.50

An hour to commune with other sensitive people, update us on how you are doing, look at the joys and challenges of recent times and share ideas and inspiration. Talk or just listen and take the opportunity to renew your sense of belonging to a community of sensitive friends :) Facilitated by Barbara, an experienced mentor for highly sensitive people. You will see the Zoom video conference details when you have RSVP'd. If you don't have a Zoom account yet, sign up for a free one here: https://zoom.us/meetings. Its free, and easy to set up.

Information and discussion event for teachers - £14

Online event

£14.00

Join us for an opportunity to talk about some specifics on high sensitivity and enjoy a discussion with colleagues to explore how this information could positively impact your work in school and how you might support each other. Topics might include (but are not limited to): - factual information on high sensitivity (as explained by Dr Elaine N Aron) - some easy tips for supporting highly sensitive children in school - discussing sensitivity with parents - managing your own high sensitivity - managing highly sensitive pupils‘ needs as they return (or don’t return) to school following the Covid outbreak. Facilitated by Barbara Allen (www.growingunlimited.co.uk), Barbara is an experienced mentor in the field of high sensitivity, working in this specific field for over 20 years. She is a retired therapist and trainer and has attended specialist training with Dr Elaine Aron in the USA. She is a listed spokesperson on the topic of sensory processing sensitivity and a founding member of the International Consultants on High Sensitivity (ICHS).

Sensitive company - commune with HSP friends (online) £6.50

Online event

£6.50

An hour to commune with other sensitive people, update us on how you are doing, look at the joys and challenges of recent times and share ideas and inspiration. Talk or just listen and take the opportunity to renew your sense of belonging to a community of sensitive friends :) Facilitated by Barbara, an experienced mentor for highly sensitive people. You will see the Zoom video conference details when you have RSVP'd. If you don't have a Zoom account yet, sign up for a free one here: https://zoom.us/meetings. Its free, and easy to set up.

HSP Meetup JUNE - £5 on the day

Annadell, Clatford Lodge, Anna Valley,

£5.00

Welcome to our HSP meetup in Hampshire. We look forward to welcoming new and old members who would like information on the Highly Sensitive Nervous System and to meet others like themselves! The meetup lasts for a couple of hours with a break in the middle for tea/coffee and cake etc. Facilitated gently so that you can relax as much as possible and enjoy the time together with other HSPs. This is an information meeting, with opportunity to share ideas and tips on living life to the full as an HSP, run in a supportive atmosphere but not a therapy group. If you would like to come along, do call Barbara on[masked] for more information and to get directions. £5 per person on the day. Please RSVP so I know how much cake will be needed :)

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