Are you highly sensitive to stimuli? Are you highly observant and notice even the slightest change in your environment? Are you highly empathetic and easily be overwhelmed by the emotions and the feelings around you? You might be an HSP! Highly Sensitive Persons, or HSPs as described by Elaine Aron in her various books, are a group of people - 15 to 20% of the population - who have common gifts, and challenges, that can make them feel out of step with the mainstream way of living.
The 4 common traits that distinguish a Highly Sensitive Person include:
1. The depth of Processing; Process information more deeply.
2. Over-stimulation; having a finely tuned nervous system that can lead to over-stimulation if not managed properly.
3. Emotional Reactivity; Being emotionally responsive and many of us are highly Emphatic.
4. Sensing the Subtle; being detail oriented and paying attention to details. Noticing things others don't notice.
If you're not sure you're an HSP you're welcome to the group to find out if this is a group with like-minded people for you. It's open for everybody who commits to rules of the group: A sense of respect and being positive is something we care about.
Commercial/marketing activities and healers/coaches active in the group are not appreciated!
With your help, we want to create a fair, safe and non-commercial environment where you can have meaningful conversations and meet with other HSPs and like-minded people. A place to socialize in an enjoyable way by sharing and learning more about yourself and about the trait and possibly build in-depth relationships along the way.
We are going to have two types of occasional meetups; the casual meetup and book discussion:
- The casual meetup is for those who would like to socialize, get acquainted with the trait, or freely explore their thoughts and feelings. Relaxed, open & social. We meet twice a month, every 2nd and 4th Sunday afternoon.
- The book discussion group is focused on self-development by exploring a chosen topic and book. These meetings are more structured, although we can wander at times. They give us a chance to develop ourselves at a deeper level and share more intimate knowledge.