Unapologetically Sensitive

Unapologetically Sensitive

In this podcast, we explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives. We talk about the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity and some of the challenges it poses as well. If you are a Creative, a deep thinker, a deep feeler, a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), an introvert, or identify as INFJ or ENFJ, you may enjoy the in-depth conversations where we talk openly and honestly about how we experience life. This is a podcast where you can learn, relate, laugh and maybe even live a bolder, brighter life. Have you been told you’re “too” (fill in the blank)? You’re too sensitive; you think/worry too much; you take things too personally; you’re too emotional, too finicky, too fragile, too intense, too uptight, too slow. Have you been told you can’t take a joke; you can’t go with the flow? You can’t let go of things? Making decisions can be very difficult. You might have an acute sense of smell, and strong odors, crowded noisy environments and bright lights are just too much! You notice things that no one else does. You have a strong sense of justice and you may be a peace-keeper. Conflict feels uncomfortable. You’re the one that everyone tells their problems to because you’re a good listener who cares deeply. You’re in the right place! You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ADHD or something else. Sometimes Highly Sensitive People are misdiagnosed. Our brains are wired differently. We are born with the trait of High Sensitivity. There’s nothing wrong with you! You will learn that your perceived weaknesses are really are your superpowers! Dr. Elaine Aron coined the term Highly Sensitive Person (also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity).... Show More

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Leading From The Heart and Reclaiming Yourself

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Amber Rochelle

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The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) often leads from the heart.  We often experience the world differently than non-HSPs. It’s important to reclaim our strengths and identify the gifts we have.  Prioritizing our relationship with ourselves and shedding the messages we get from society about the values of being strong is part of the process of b...

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Can We Laugh At Our Embarrassing Moments?

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Joanne Jarret

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Joanne shares a few of her embarrassing stories, and we talk about why it’s important to be able to laugh at ourselves, and how this increases connection and can break shame and isolation.  We talk about what internal overstimulation is, and the difference between ruminating and working something out.  We explore the difference between processing a...

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Regrets, Healing and How to Imperfectly Set Boundaries During COVID-19

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I have some regrets about releasing some episodes when I was feeling hurt and reactive.  We’re all doing the best we can during COVID-19, and I want to focus on my own healing.  I didn’t set boundaries when my kids and their girlfriends came home, so I imperfectly set boundaries and had a little meltdown.  How do we brin...

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How We Heal When We’ve Been Blindsided Part 2

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As I continue to process being dropped from a group, listeners have asked how to NOT take things personally, and how to not get stuck.  I’m finding I’m wanting to doubt my experience—maybe it wasn’t that bad; maybe I’m exaggerating.  I’m also feeling grief and disappointment.  How do we hold compassion for ALL parts of ourselves because we will ...

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How We Heal When We’ve Been Blindsided

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I gave feedback, and I was dropped from a group I had joined, and was told the group is not a good fit for me.  I found out I was ejected from a colleague. There was no invitation to discuss fit, or the decision to drop me from the group. I talk about the feelings I’m having.  I feel silenced, and it stinks! How do we honor our feelings, and create emp...

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Is What I’m Experiencing Right Now Normal?

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

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We’re all going through something traumatic; This doesn’t mean we are all traumatized.  Laura Reagan, host of Therapy Chat Podcast, and a trauma therapist, talks about our innate threat response system; what it looks like, and what types of movement can be helpful based on our trauma response.  We talk about attachment ruptures, wanting to ...

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Flourishing As A Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) During Times of Stress

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Alane Freund, MS, MA, LMFT

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During times of stress, the Highly Sensitive Person can fare better than the other 80% when we cultivate environments that help us flourish, as well as being mindful about what we consume. Overstimulation can look like anxiety, and HSPs can be misdiagnosed with anxiety & depression. Alane talks about o...

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Our Need For Comfort & Support

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Solo episode

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Many of us are craving comfort, security and a sense of connection.  During uncertain times (like COVID-19), I’m seeing themes emerging, and many people are wanting a sense of normalcy and a return to the familiar.  I’m hearing about stress in relationships, and people may not be showing up for us the way we want them to, or how they did pre-COVID.  I talk...

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Being Real and Normalizing Our Human Experience

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Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC

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What if we believed that we don’t always have to have our stuff together? The more real we can be, the more it allows others to be real. We need to normalize suffering, so we don’t think something is wrong when we are not constantly feeling exuberant.  We can accept that wounding happens. Misunderstandings and miscommunications are...

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April 21, 2020 10 min

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Yin Yoga Meditation

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Julie Quinn

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This is the meditation Julie Quinn did in episode 66.  This is just the meditation.

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Julie Quinn discovered Yoga in 1999 and explored several different styles, such as Bikram, Hatha, Anusara, Acro, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa, completing over seven unique teacher trainings, including a 200 hour certification with YogaWorks. Currently, she teaches yoga at MOSAIC in Gol...

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Yin Yoga, and How I Healed My Autoimmune Disease

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Julie Quinn

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Julie Quinn talks about Yin Yoga, and the benefits for the Highly Sensitive Person. She talks about the vagus nerve; the importance of the parasympathetic nervous system; why rest & digest is important, and the possible symptoms of constantly being in a state of fight or flight.  Julie shares her journey with autoimmune disease, and how sh...

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Where You're At Right Now Is Perfect! Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It!

 

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We are all doing the best we can right now.  There is no wrong way to experience this global pandemic, and whatever we are feeling or experiencing is ok.  What will it take for us to allow ourselves to accept all the ways we are experiencing this time.

 

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Patricia Young works with Highly Sensitive...

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Should I Tell Others That I’m a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)?

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Arianna Smith, LPC, EMDR

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Arianna talks about the grief and joy she felt when she learned she was an HSP (she wanted to be told she wasn’t one).  She talks about being strategic about her day and using pacing in order to honor her HS needs. We talk about using food/substances to self-soothe and to manage being sensitive. Arianna talks about h...

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High Sensation Seeking & The Highly Sensitive Person—You May Be Surprised!

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Tracy Cooper, Ph.D.

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Author, Tracy Cooper, Ph.D defines how High Sensation Seeking (HSS) shows up in the Highly Sensitive Person, and the 4 core aspects of Sensation Seeking. Dr. Cooper talks about ADHD vs. HSS, and the role dopamine plays in sensation seeking. We talk about being in flow, and the relationship between anxiety,...

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What We May Be Experiencing Right Now That We Can’t Explain Or Put Words To

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Solo episode

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Having words to express (or understand) what we’re experiencing is powerful.  We are in uncharted territory right now, and as I’m deeply processing what I’m experiencing, I’m wanting to share not only the personal insights I’m having, but what I’m hearing other HSPs talk about.  This is to give us a way to understan...

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HSPs Are Needed Leaders, Healers and Connectors!

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For the next few weeks (at least) I’m hosting FREE Zoom calls for members of the closed Facebook Groups Unapologetically Sensitive & Unapologetically Sensitive Therapist’s Group.  The world needs us right now, and we the ability to create connections and support, and we also need to ask for help.  This episode talks about some of the thin...

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5 Ways to Thrive As a Highly Sensitive Person During COVID-19

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Brene Brown said we can heal together during this time.  I talk about how the Highly Sensitive Person, aka HSP, may be impacted right now with COVID-19, but more importantly, I talk about ways we can thrive and really take care of ourselves during this time.  In spite of the big feels we may be having, we CAN make choices to help...

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A Research Scientist Talks About Brain Research in the Highly Sensitive Person

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Dr. Bianca Acevedo

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Dr. Bianca Acevedo talks about how the brain responds to emotional displays, and what deep processing really entails. She explains the different ways the insula processes information. She also talks about intuition, and she answers the question: Do HSPs have more mirror neurons? I was surprised at the answe...

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What To Do When We’re Having Uncomfortable Feelings That We Don’t Like

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How do we deal with feelings of depression, anxiety, disappointment, frustration, anger? We may experience shame when we have feelings (especially if we’re therapists) because there’s this belief that we shouldn’t struggle with very human things. How do we still show up and be present for others when we are struggling? D...

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A Listener Asks, “How Do I Manage Overarousal During an Interview—Because I Can’t Demonstrate What I Know?”

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KJ McDaniels

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We talk about assessing skills and using visualization to internalize our competence; how to articulate our need for time to respond to questions during an interview.  How to talk about our strengths when asked about challenges we experience.  We also talk about how to communicate wha...

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