• *Free* HSP Q & A - online with Barbara and Jacquelyn - 5pm-6pm

    An hour of questions and answers about the HSP trait and living authentically as a sensitive person - with Barbara Allen, Founder of the National Centre for High Sensitivity and Jacquelyn Strickland, Founder (with Dr Elaine Aron) of the HSP Gathering Retreats (2000). Between them they have 36 years experience of working alongside highly sensitive people. Barbara is in Colorado with Jacquelyn preparing to present an HSP Weekend Retreat, so this is a great opportunity to catch them both together on the same side of the Atlantic :). This event will be suitable for those new to the trait and also those who have been following the path of sensitive authenticity for some time - Barbara and Jacquelyn are open to looking at questions from both these groups, from simple factual questions, to the more complex and deeper questions HSPs have in terms of the roles we all potentially play, as Dr Elaine Aron calls it, our roles as 'priestly advisors' to the tribe of man. Simply RSVP here and include your question when prompted. We will answer as many collected questions as possible in the time we have and we hope you will also benefit by spending some time online not only with Barbara and Jacquelyn as Sages in our HSP community, but also with others like yourself, seekers of light, watchers of the way and guardians of hope. This Meetup is free of charge and will happen online via Zoom. Zoom is truly very simple to set up and use, go to this link to set up your account https://zoom.us/signup. I suggest you set it up and have a play with Zoom at least the day before so that you don't lose any time once the Meetup is underway :) Click the link below to join us in the Zoom meeting on Saturday, 5pm: Topic: Free Q and A with Barbara and Jacquelyn Time: Mar 23,[masked]:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada), 5pm UK https://zoom.us/j/487953839 See you soon :)

  • Online HSP Meetup 😊

    Online via Zoom

    £10.00

    Welcome to our Online HSP Meetup, a bi-monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Join Ildiko for an open conversation via video link exploring aspects of HSP living. Ponder questions, find out some facts, discuss what it means to be highly sensitive and get to know others at various places along the path towards thriving and enjoying the sensitive life. A friendly, facilitated, gentle and informative atmosphere will be created so that it's easy to be present. Join in discussions if you like, or just listen and ponder, it's up to you. The meeting will begin with some information around High Sensitivity, followed by discussion, questions and conversation. Topics open for exploration through the year might include: Facts about Sensory Processing Sensitivity Acting and reacting Boundaries The difference between avoidance and protection Friends, family and partners Challenges and joys of work Healing past wounds Sensitivity as an asset Self worth and confidence Anxiety, stress, relaxation Creativity, balance and process Nutrition, sleep and environment Everyday spirituality or connectedness If you would like to attend online, simply RSVP here. Nearer the time you will receive access information for the video meeting by email via this meetup site (make sure email messages are switched on in your profile). You can prepare ahead of time by creating a free account at Zoom (https://zoom.us/download). Remember, we have no control over your internet connection, so do make sure it's up and working properly before we start. You can get directions about how to join a Zoom online meeting at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting . If you have any questions, email Ildiko through this site. See you in our HSP Meetup 😊

  • Online Meetup for HSP Support Professionals

    Needs a location

    £10.00

    Details Welcome :). If you are a highly sensitive person and a therapist, psychologist, or professional in a related support field and would like information on Sensory Processing Sensitivity and to meet professionals like yourself, join this gently facilitated Meetup supported by the National Centre for High Sensitivity. Those in training or working as volunteers are also welcome if you have experience or self-awareness that will enable you to be a full participant. If you are a client of a group member, please check with them if it's appropriate for you to join them here. You can evaluate whether you are highly sensitive by taking the self-test on Dr Elaine Aron's website at hsperson.com and you will find it helpful to read her book 'The Highly Sensitive Person' before attending so that you can make the most of the opportunity for discussion with your peers. Ildiko will facilitate exploration of topics related to this trait and professional aspects relevant to your practice and sensitivity, as a person and therapist. This is an information sharing and peer support group rather than a therapy, training or peer supervision group, however, you may find the discussions have poignant moments. You are welcome to join in discussions, or just to listen in if you prefer. Over time, we are hoping that you will be able to form closer relationships with some of your Highly Sensitive peers through these meetups and would be able to expand your referal network for your clients. You would be also welcome to initiate forming peer support or supervision groups with your fellow HSP professionals. If you have any questions about this Meetup, please contact Ildiko by email through this site. This Meetup is sponsored by Growing Unlimited on behalf of the National Centre for High Sensitivity (NCHS) and participants of this Meetup would get 10% off the Professional Training about Sensory Processing Sensitivity organised by the NCHS. (Valid for a year after this Meetup for any of the professional trainings organised in the UK by the NCHS). If you have any enquiries about other events and training for professionals, please call Barbara Allen on[masked] or message her through this site. Places are limited for this meeting so please RSVP early. In the meantime, if you have not already, please do read Dr Elaine Aron's book 'The Highly Sensitive Person'. If you would like to attend online, simply RSVP and pay here via Paypal. Nearer the time you will receive access information for the video meeting by email via this meetup site (make sure email messages are switched on in your profile). You can prepare ahead of time by creating a free account at Zoom (https://zoom.us/download). Remember, we have no control over your internet connection, so do make sure it's up and working properly before we start. Please also make sure that your webcam and microphone is working sufficiently. You can get directions about how to join a Zoom online meeting at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting . If you have any questions, email Ildiko through this site. See you online in our HSP Meetup for Support Professionals 😊

  • HSP Meetup APRIL -£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 :)

  • Nurturing the Numinous - Mentoring and Support Day

    Annadell, Clatford Lodge, Anna Valley,

    £12.50

    This is a support day for those who are, or are well on the way to being, HSP role-models and who already have responsibilities or an interest in the development of highly sensitive people. If you have known about the trait of high sensitivity for some time, have read about it and are on a conscious path to authentic HSP living, then this day is about you. It is about support for you as an individual, through group discussion and experience. Topics that will likely surface over the series of day-events will include: • What it means to be a role-model, ethics of learning while leading at the same time. • The relationship between self-care and your work. Maintaining compassion for self in a non-HSP dominated world. • Balancing earning in vocational work with the messages we receive about success. • Examining your support network of like-minded colleagues, friends or family. • The role of empowered HSPs in society. • Other topics that may arise from your pre-event comments or as the day goes on. There will be two or three of these events each year to join if you wish, so that you can progress your development as a role-model, hopefully with known others who are with you on the same path. I look forward to spending a whole day with you, exploring what matters to you, supporting your dreams and intentions and above all, enjoying that special energy that surrounds us in a room full of sensitive people :) Please bring a packed lunch :) NB: Please do not attend if you want to receive a stack of documents, a certificate, or are thinking of this as a substitute for academic training. Whilst there is a lot to learn here, this day is about you. You need to attend with your personal head in the foreground and professional head in the background, even though the day will likely have a very positive effect on your professional path. You will find out why this is important by the end of the day.

  • Online HSP Meetup 😊

    Online via Zoom

    £10.00

    Welcome to our Online HSP Meetup, a bi-monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Join Ildiko for an open conversation via video link exploring aspects of HSP living. Ponder questions, find out some facts, discuss what it means to be highly sensitive and get to know others at various places along the path towards thriving and enjoying the sensitive life. A friendly, facilitated, gentle and informative atmosphere will be created so that it's easy to be present. Join in discussions if you like, or just listen and ponder, it's up to you. The meeting will begin with some information around High Sensitivity, followed by discussion, questions and conversation. Topics open for exploration through the year might include: Facts about Sensory Processing Sensitivity Acting and reacting Boundaries The difference between avoidance and protection Friends, family and partners Challenges and joys of work Healing past wounds Sensitivity as an asset Self worth and confidence Anxiety, stress, relaxation Creativity, balance and process Nutrition, sleep and environment Everyday spirituality or connectedness If you would like to attend online, simply RSVP here. Nearer the time you will receive access information for the video meeting by email via this meetup site (make sure email messages are switched on in your profile). You can prepare ahead of time by creating a free account at Zoom (https://zoom.us/download). Remember, we have no control over your internet connection, so do make sure it's up and working properly before we start. You can get directions about how to join a Zoom online meeting at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting . If you have any questions, email Ildiko through this site. See you in our HSP Meetup 😊

  • HSP Meetup MAY -£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 :)

  • Updated Training CPD for Professionals working with highly sensitive clients

    Annadell, Clatford Lodge, Anna Valley,

    £70.00

    This will be a one-day training CPD event for therapists and other professionals who would like to understand more about Highly Sensitive Clients, the facts and science around Sensory Processing Sensitivity and how you can be more effective and supportive with this specific group. Following Barbara's recent advanced training with Dr Elaine Aron last year, this training is updated with summaries of recent research that is influencing our understanding of this trait. If you have attended the professionals training before and would like to update with some extra information, do come along for the reduced fee. The training workshop is quality-checked by the National Counselling Society. Suitable for therapists, coaches, teachers, social workers and health/mental health workers. As professionals, we owe it to our sensitive clients to understand their trait and to work with them appropriately in the context of their sensory processing sensitivity (SPS). Referring to the renowned work of Dr Elaine N Aron and Barbara's extensive experience in the area of SPS, this workshop will explore, through information and discussion, how we identify and work with sensitive people, plus common myths, misdiagnoses and assumptions that can cause professionals to focus on sensitivity as an 'issue' or diagnosis rather than asset. We will look at the importance of awareness and how we as professionals can give our full support to a group who make up the majority of our clients. We will also take time to consider self-care for Professionals who are also highly sensitive, and the joys and challenges of this work for both HSP and non-HSP professionals. A certificate of CPD attendance will be provided after the training. Barbara Allen is the founder of Growing Unlimited Therapeutic Consultancy (2002) and Director of the National Centre for High Sensitivity CIC (2010). She retired from private practice after 20 years as a therapist and supervisor in April 2013 and uses her experience and observations to promote training, awareness and best practice with highly sensitive adults and children. Training is aimed at therapists, parents, coaches, social workers, employers, teachers, nursery workers and other professionals. She has a practice in Andover, Hampshire where she runs Meetups and personal development events for sensitive people. She also co-hosts HSP Gathering Retreats and presents HSP Workshops and Weekends in UK, Europe and USA. • What to bring Bring your packed lunch and a notepad and pen, although you will be provided with comprehensive handouts. We will provide drinks and snacks in the morning and afternoon break, but if you have special dietary requirements please tell us in plenty of time or bring something with you. • Important to know We have some parking available, but you can also park in the local Garden Centre and either walk or car-share down to the venue. The workshop space will be available from 9.15am onwards, come in and make yourself a drink. We are 1.5 miles from Andover train station, one hour by train from London. There are taxis at the station (approx £6 each way). [NB: A limited amount of overnight accommodation, room, use of bathroom and kitchen, available on site in this pleasant venue, please ask (£20 per person per night)]. Please note there are animals on site. There are also B&Bs locally and in surrounding villages.] Payments can be made on our booking system by Paypal or you can pay direct to Paypal at [masked], or ask Barbara for online banking details. Fee for the day: £70 Professionals who have attended before and wish to update: £30 Concessions in some circumstances, please enquire

  • Workplace know-how for HSPs - Info, support, networking and ideas day

    This four hour workshop is an opportunity to look at your work and how you go about it, discuss common challenges and dilemmas, your goals and needs at work, whilst also meeting others who may prove to be all-important HSP friends and colleagues of the future. Our time will consist of information and discussion with the aim of increasing your sense of choice, providing meaningful HSP insight and support on the day, a chance to discuss or test ideas and sign-posting to resources from within the group and in the larger HSP support network out there. We will discuss your own self-care at work, how you place yourself within your workplace, factors in choosing a career and work environment, positive ways to manage HSPs, the unique gifts that HSPs bring to the workplace, different ways of working, learning and training, subtle ways in which you or your employer may influence the development and wellbeing of HSPs and influencing the workplace in the bigger picture. The possibility of creating a regular, facilitated support day two or three times a year will be discussed as well as shorter support options online. NB: The venue will remain open until 5pm if anyone wishes to continue discussions or network after 2pm. Suitable for any professional person at any level and for those who have as yet not quite found the right fit either in terms of career or work environment or have ideas they want to test around future projects or employment matters. Barbara Allen: Barbara is the Founder of the National Centre for High Sensitivity CIC (since 2010). She is a retired therapist, supervisor and group worker and currently works as an HSP Mentor, trainer and spokesperson on matters related to high sensitivity as described by Dr Elaine Aron. Barbara has attended advanced training with Dr Aron and is listed on Dr Aron's website page of HSP consultants at www.hsperson.com. NB: Bring a packed lunch - drinks and snacks provided for grazing. There is some parking at the venue, you may also find it helpful to park at the local Garden Centre and car-share or walk down to the venue. There are taxis at Andover railway station (1.5 miles), the taxi fare averages at £6 each way. Andover is 1 hour from London Waterloo by train. There is some limited informal accommodation at the venue: bedroom, use of bathroom and kitchen in pleasant surroundings at £20 per person per night, please enquire. There are also a number of B&Bs in local villages that can be found online, as well as on Airbnb. NB: there are animals on the premises. There are no fee concessions for this event.

  • HSP Meetup LEEDS - NOVEMBER - £10

    Needs a location

    £10.00

    Welcome to our HSP meetup in Leeds. We look forward to welcoming new 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. £10 per person. Please RSVP so I know how much cake will be needed :)