What we're about

Hello! My name is Deborah Orandon, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland Oregon and have been working with highly sensitive people for over 30 years in my movement, massage and counseling practices. (Please visit: http://www.selfawarenesscounseling.com/ to get to know me a bit better.) Discovering Dr. Elaine Aron’s Highly Sensitive Person work over 20 years ago, and honoring my own sensitivity, was a turning point for me in being able to move my life toward balance. And I'm excited to share this gift by sponsoring the Highly Sensitive People of Portland, OR Meetup Site.

I've included some more information about the trait of High Sensitivity, here: http://www.meetup.com/Highly-Sensitive-People-of-Portland-OR/about/

My hope is that together we can empathize, share, witness, nurture and cultivate our sensitive selves while forming connections and community. Please feel free to share your ideas for locations and types of meetups, resources for HSPs, tips and information.

I look forward to meeting you and helping this community inter-connect so that we can lend each other support in making the most of our sensitive natures.

Upcoming events (5)

Online Weekly Mindfulness Meditation

Online event

Mindfulness meditation is a well-proven tool that can help you stay sane in an increasingly insane world. Each Friday evening until September 25, Greg Jesser will lead a half-hour mindfulness meditation focused on grounding to regain your calm center, and to provide an opportunity for you to learn and practice this valuable tool on your own. Greg is a retired counselor with 45 years experience helping a diverse range of people find their empowerment to lead more authentic, fulfilling lives. He has been a volunteer Community Mediator for the City of Beaverton and is the host of the monthly “Highly Sensitive People Support Circle” on Meetup.

Online Weekly Mindfulness Meditation

Online event

Mindfulness meditation is a well-proven tool that can help you stay sane in an increasingly insane world. Each Friday evening until September 25, Greg Jesser will lead a half-hour mindfulness meditation focused on grounding to regain your calm center, and to provide an opportunity for you to learn and practice this valuable tool on your own. Greg is a retired counselor with 45 years experience helping a diverse range of people find their empowerment to lead more authentic, fulfilling lives. He has been a volunteer Community Mediator for the City of Beaverton and is the host of the monthly “Highly Sensitive People Support Circle” on Meetup.

Online Weekly Mindfulness Meditation

Online event

Mindfulness meditation is a well-proven tool that can help you stay sane in an increasingly insane world. Each Friday evening until September 25, Greg Jesser will lead a half-hour mindfulness meditation focused on grounding to regain your calm center, and to provide an opportunity for you to learn and practice this valuable tool on your own. Greg is a retired counselor with 45 years experience helping a diverse range of people find their empowerment to lead more authentic, fulfilling lives. He has been a volunteer Community Mediator for the City of Beaverton and is the host of the monthly “Highly Sensitive People Support Circle” on Meetup.

Online HSP Support Circle Saturday Group

Online event

This meetup is a support group for those identifying as highly sensitive to come together and share issues and solutions in a safe, nonjudgmental space. Although this is not therapy, it can be therapeutic to be heard and listen to others. Our goals are to better understand our traits, share our experience with other HSP's and move beyond feelings of not fitting in and the belief that we are somehow “broken” or "too sensitive", to celebrate a personal empowerment which benefits us and our world in profound new ways.

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Online Weekly Mindfulness Meditation

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