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Welcome to our HSP UK 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. We hold quite a few Meetups in Hampshire, but also offer meetups from time to time in other parts of the UK. NB: During the restrictions of the pandemic, we are sticking to on-line meetings unless we can meet outdoors.
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. We have now changed our membership requirement and removed the annual fee for membership and instead have increased the fee for each attendance at any event. Simply pay for what you attend. When you RSVP for events, you will be prompted to pay by Paypal to growingunlimited@hotmail.com. Alternatively you can pay by direct banking (email for details).
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. Thank you for joining us and I hope to meet you soon :) 
Kind regards  
Founder, Growing Unlimited Therapeutic Consultancy (2002)

Upcoming events (4+)

HSP Professionals Support & Friendship Meeting

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An online meeting where HSPs can gather as professionals (in any field) for mutual support and friendship. Facilitated by Barbara Allen and Ildiko Davies. Come along to share, to laugh, to gain insight and company along your journey towards wholeness and integrity.

This is not a supervision, therapy or training group but you may find it enlightening to hang out with your peers a few times a year, to discuss the ups and downs of being at work as a professional person and how you are learning to work to your full capacity as a highly sensitive person whilst remaining authentic to your trait and living healthily.

See you there :)

HSP Cornish Weekend - Pendeen, Cornwall

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This is an invitation to spend some time with other HSPs informally on the beautiful south west Cornwall coast. The fee includes daytime activities but not accommodation. The weekend will start at 6pm on Friday evening (with a light supper provided by Barbara) whilst watching the sunset (weather permitting). Barbara will offer one or two structured HSP discussion or learning activities each day over the weekend, there will be a two-hour meditative art session with Penzance artist HSP Rowena, some gentle yoga with HSP Georgina and there will also be an accompanied walk in the beautiful local area with Tristan. If you would like to learn a little about Barbara’s style and area of work with HSPs, do take a look at her video here: https://youtu.be/3SdLUeAJ-E4. Barbara’s website also has various posts and articles on Sensitive living. Information provided over the weekend will be based on Dr Elaine Aron’s research and books on high sensitivity.

Tea and coffee will be available each day, but you will need to bring a packed lunch and picnic outside on the lawn, or spend time alone looking at the stunning view, walk around the local area, talk with fellow HSPs, or take independent trips to local beaches, events or villages of interest and so on.

The centre of activity will take place at Barbara’s cottage in Lower Boscaswell, Pendeen, where you are free to come and go, picnic, sunbathe and mix if you wish between 10.30am and 9.00pm. There is limited parking in the area, but you will be notified nearer the time of the various places you can park and walk down to the cottage.

The cottage and garden are very rustic, so you will need to be able to navigate steps and stairs, please also be aware that some of the garden is uneven. There are some outdoor tables and chairs, a lawn to spread out on and an open plan indoor area if the weather is wet. There is a shared loo in the cottage. There is a bus running from the railway station in Penzance (was number 18 but I think it’s currently run by a new company), that stops right outside the cottage. If anyone needs to lift-share, please mention it below this event in the comment section, someone might see it and be able to help. There is a small food shop, pubs, a Portuguese restaurant, a cafe-come-museum and gift shop and a post office near to the cottage.

This weekend offers a place to meet others with some informational and discussion group input from Barbara and other activities. Barbara will be around at the cottage throughout to make you welcome, but you will need to organise your own accommodation and meals (except for the light meal provided on Friday evening as part of the event). There are a lot of places to stay within Pendeen and nearby villages, including campsites, airbnbs and so on. The North Inn nearby, for example, has camping, shower and meals and a small chalet. The postcode of the cottage is TR19 7ER.

NB: All plans are subject to Covid rules at the time. If we have to cancel due to Covid or any other reason, you will be refunded your fee, however we cannot take responsibility for any other costs incurred. This event is for our HSP members only, please make sure you are in a good enough place to enjoy this weekend and to offer the best of yourself to others. Please also take a Covid self-test just before you arrive at the cottage :)

HSP Positive Living Group (online 6 sessions)

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Rosanna Leigh is offering a six week group for HSPs (group size 4-8) starting in July on Tuesdays,[masked]pm. Topics include but are not limited to: authentic sensitive living, anxiety, confidence, life goals. If you are interested in joining the group but would like to chat it through first, please message Rosie on [masked], have a look at www.therosieroom.co.uk or call[masked]. Alternatively click this link to see more details of the group and to complete the form to apply and Rosie will contact you about a short zoom assessment to see whether this group is suitable for you. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxjaF74gcDJNPEFUtHS73dtJsSRQFazvvojkjDa9Bu70fj Fw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please note you cannot RSVP for this group via this page, go directly to Rosie for more details about what the group will cover.

Payments due: £100 on or before Tuesday the 21 of June. 7 days notice required if you change your mind about starting the group, in which case you will receive a full refund. There are no refunds once the group meetings have started.

Upcoming HSP online support group 6 weeks

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If anyone is looking for a bit of structured online HSP support, this group might be useful. One evening (UK time] per week for six weeks starting in July. £100 for the six sessions. Rosanna has a very engaging style and a wide range of experience. She has also attended specific training on high sensitivity. More details and application form on this link. You cannot RSVP directly from this page, sign up with Rosanna direct.

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