This training will provide you with information and guidance on mentoring highly sensitive people. Barbara will share her extensive experience in this field and her insights and understanding of sensitive living, underpinned by the research and books of Dr Elaine Aron.
Why does this training need to be offered? Mentoring HSPs require specific skills and qualities. The training aims to fill important gaps, give some structure to the HSP mentoring process and offer suggestions and ways forward that will attune more fully to the needs of HSPs on many levels. This will increase the chance that your work will impact positively on the variety of roles they play in the future.
Who should attend? You may be mentoring already, or thinking of starting out and want some input, know-how, an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the processes and needs of HSPs as they develop. You do not have to have ‘special’ skills already, but you should have been directly or indirectly on the path to managing and thriving as a sensitive person for some time. You should also be familiar with the work of Dr Elaine Aron and at the very least, have read and absorbed her first book ‘The highly sensitive person - how to thrive when the world overwhelms you’.
After your training, you will receive a certificate of CPD attendance and have the opportunity to participate in a regular support and consultation group for HSP Mentors** (the first one will be in December and they will take place two or three-monthly).
Bring a packed lunch :)
FEE: as you will see, the fee to RSVP to this training is £10. You will be asked to then add a donation on the day according to your means (your contribution will be confidential). The reason this training is priced so low is that HSPs around us desperately need more Mentors and the National Centre for High Sensitivity is trying to fill the gap. Mentors come in all shapes and sizes and often those with the most to offer have not developed their skills pursuing highly paid jobs - some of the wisest people I know are also living the most modest life. So, hopefully, this training offer will encourage you to appreciate your wealth of experience, rather than worry about your bank account and you will contribute financially according to your means, whether you are a highly trained and successful professional who can pay full market value on the day, or someone who has accumulated their wisdom through experience and will contribute a modest sum :).
TRAIN: Andover 1.5 miles. AIRPORT: Southampton /Heathrow
Barbara Allen is the founder of Growing Unlimited Therapeutic Consultancy (2002) and the fledgling National Centre for High Sensitivity CIC (2010). In 2013, she retired as a qualified integrative therapist, group worker and supervisor after working in the therapeutic field for 20 years. Barbara now runs and sponsors regular Meetups for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) around the UK, and facilitates one-day workshops for HSPs. She has written and presents quality checked continuing professional development workshops (CPD) for professionals such as therapists, teachers, nursery workers and social workers, on the trait of sensory processing sensitivity. Barbara has received training directly from Dr Elaine Aron and is a recommended speaker and consultant on Sensory Processing Sensitivity on Dr Aron’s website at www.hsperson.com. You can contact her at[masked] or by email at [masked].
[**HSP Mentor Support and Consultation Group - This support group is in no way mandatory, it is simply a resource that you may find helpful in your future ongoing work. There is a fee to attend and there are concessions for those who are volunteer HSP mentors.]