What we're about

This a group for anyone who identifies as a highly sensitive person. This group's primary purpose is to facilitate support and social connections for highly sensitive people along the Wasatch Front and beyond. Our group activities, including group mentoring circles, are meant to be fun, educational, encouraging, and inspiring for all highly sensitive people, empaths, and intuitive personality types.

Is this you?

• Do you feel fundamentally flawed?

• Do you get easily overwhelmed in uncertain or unfamiliar environments?

• Are you conscientious and have a strong sense of justice?

• As a child were you considered shy or introverted?

According to Dr. Elaine Aron, PhD, 15% to 20% of the population is "highly sensitive" or has what is called Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS). If you are a highly sensitive person (HSP) this means you process things more deeply, take in more details, and often operate in life using a "pause to check" system. Dr. Aron has studied and pioneered what we know today about highly sensitive people. HSPs have a genetic characteristic that allows them process sensory input more deeply than others; it is not a disorder. HSPs tend to be more empathic and conscientious. However, they can also get easily overstimulated then require recovery time or "down time." Dr. Aron created a self-test that can help you determine whether you share this trait (https://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/). There is also a self-test to help you determine whether your child shares this trait (https://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-child-test/).

HSP/SPS is found in males and females alike. HSP has been scientifically documented in both humans and animals. Although introverted personality traits are associated with HSP, many HSP (as many as 30%) are extroverts, and some are high sensation seeking HSPs (https://hsperson.com/test/high-sensation-seeking-test/).

Two of the best things you can do as an HSP is (1) learn as much as you can about sensory processing sensitivity; and (2) to get to know other HSPs! Be part of this amazing community of sensitive souls.

Upcoming events (2)

ONLINE HSP Mentor Circle

via Zoom Video Conference

This is a free event. For HSPs, divorce, separation, and other major life changes can be especially difficult. Join others for this unique ONLINE group experience via Zoom video conferencing. Everyone will have an opportunity to share (or not share, if you prefer to observe instead). Join us and have some fun. Meet and interact other HSPs. Get support. Research suggests there is higher satisfaction and better outcomes with online coaching. Online is perfect for HSPs--Skip the traffic, the parking, and the stress of a new location and lounge in the comfort of your own space. You are all encouraged, but not required, to read Dr. Elaine Aron's book "The Highly Sensitive Person." Upon your RSVP for the online event, I will send to you (via Meetup Messages) the link for joining the Zoom video conference. It is free to you. You may choose to show up using audio and video functions. Please make sure that your webcam and microphone are working properly. You may also show up to the online conference simply by dialing in from your phone. Prepare ahead of time by creating a free account at Zoom (https://zoom.us/download) if you don't already have one. To get directions about how to join a Zoom online meeting go to https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting . If you have any questions, email Jennifer through this site. See you online! 😊

Holiday Mixer

2485 Grant Ave

Join NUHSP for our holiday mixer on Friday, December 6, 2019 Save the Date! We will socialize for an hour or so, then check out Christmas Village and Ogden's First Friday Art stroll -- all right here on 25th Street. Details to follow.

Past events (5)

Picnic in the Park with HSPs & Friends

Ogden River Parkway Botanical Gardens 1750 Monroe Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401

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