As promised, here’s my post for those of you who find yourselves on the lower end of the sensitivity spectrum that I will refer to as Low Sensitivity People (LSP). Now, I have to make a disclaimer and tell you that I can’t find much information out there about LSP types in regard to a “physical” nervous system difference, so this will be based on personality temperament theory and my own interpretation. I will also mention that you LSP types are more likely to come across this post because your more sensitive friend or family member would like you to see that you have your challenges also, since many of you often think you’re just fine as you are and that others are just being “too sensitive” (see the last post) :). And, no doubt, you do have your strengths. Let me start with these first – (hold on sensitive ones, I’ll get to the challenges soon). Continue reading
How many of you have heard the comment “oh…you’re just too sensitive”? So, in addition to feeling hurt, you’re left to think that there is something wrong with you. What is sensitivity? The answer to that has a lot to do with your nervous system. According to Elaine Aron, Ph.D in “The Highly Sensitive Person” (HSP), research shows that approximately 20 percent of the population has a highly sensitive physical nervous system. If this isn’t you, just imagine wearing your nerves on the outside of your skin. I am sure, like many other things, sensitivity has a spectrum ranging from very low to very high, with those on the extreme ends having varying degrees of difficulty in experiencing the world around and within themselves. In this post, I will discuss those who find themselves on the highly sensitive end of the spectrum. Continue reading
So I’ve picked back up on blogging after a four-year hiatus! It was this time four years ago, that everything got really busy at the therapy office and I was beginning to enjoy the experience of having an amazing 3-year old, Dylan (now 7 yrs old) in my life. Anyone who juggles parenting and working knows what a challenge it can be, yet so rewarding.
I’ve also had the honor of working with many of you and witnessing your struggles and growth. I have learned so much from all of you and look forward to sharing my reflections with you through this blog. If there are any topics you would like to see me address, please let me know. And, of course, feel free to make comments on my posts.