Thriving As A Highly Sensitive Person

Why CBT For Eating Disorders Works Well For HSPs

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | November 12, 2022 |

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a highly effective psychological treatment approach. It’s considered the gold standard for treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, insomnia, and many other psychological conditions and illnesses. This discussion is about why CBT for eating disorders works well for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs). Let’s start with the basics. What…

AMA: What Exactly Is The Brain Difference Of Highly Sensitive People?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | October 27, 2022 |

We’re all different, each and all uniquely our own. And yet, we find connection and sense of place in those moments of sameness, consistency, and mutual recognition. And so it is with a unique segment of the population known as Highly Sensitive. Different from the majority. Recognizable precisely for their differences. And, because of more…

AMA: Can A Highly Sensitive Person Change?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | October 21, 2022 |

Who are you? What defines you? What immutable characteristics make you “who you are”? And do you believe you can change more than what you do and actually change who you are? The examination is important, not just for understanding and accepting yourself, but for shaping the way you understand and accept others. Those who…

Are HSPs More Prone to Addiction?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 27, 2022 |

The world of Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) is ultra-vivid, extra-dimensional, and oh-so-overstimulating. Their radar is pre-programmed and hard wired to be set on constant intake. By default, their brains are constantly processing. Emphasis is on constantly. It makes sense, then, to question how that same neurological predisposition responds to constant stimuli. Are HSPs more prone…

Are HSPs More Prone To Addiction?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 19, 2022 |

The world of Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) is ultra-vivid, extra-dimensional, and uber-overstimulating. HSPs’ radar is essentially set on perennial intake. Their brains are constantly processing. It makes sense to wonder how that same neurological predisposition responds to constant stimuli. Are HSPs more prone to addiction? The question may have far-reaching implications for this narrow slice…

7 Reasons There Is A Prevalence Of Eating Disorders Among HSPs

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 1, 2022 |

Eating disorders are equal-opportunity destroyers. Their sufferers develop them for many different reasons. Risk factors from psychology, biology, and genetics combine with culture to create a perfect storm. And wow, what a storm it is, especially for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs). Understanding the reasons behind the prevalence of eating disorders among HSPs comes down to…

Key differences between an Empath and Highly Sensitive People are nuanced.

Key Differences Between An Empath And A Highly Sensitive Person

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | August 28, 2022 |

Talking about sensitivity can be so…well…sensitive. It can even feel like splitting hairs because of the way every little difference and every little nuance matters. Teasing out key differences between an empath and a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is a perfect example.  The overlap is significant.  And so are the differences. To the non-empath/non-HSP, the…

How to Know if You’re a Highly Sensitive Person or a Sensitive Person?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | July 18, 2022 |

It’s a sensitive topic. Literally. And, if you consider yourself a sensitive person, you’ll want to be in on this discussion about how to know if you’re a Highly Sensitive Person or a sensitive person.  What you think you know about sensitivity may not be all there is to know about it. And what you…

a phot of a sign that reminds us to be patient and that no everything in nature blooms right away. Just like a Highly Sensitive Person.

10 Super-Effective Highly Sensitive Person Coping Strategies Every HSP Needs To Know

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | May 29, 2022 |

The sensitive life is filled with dimension, vibrancy, and awareness. That’s why super effective Highly Sensitive Person coping strategies for every HSP to know are important to know. People destined from birth to live a life of High Sensitivity (HS) know, with or without labels, that there is something different in their makeup. Unflawed, yet…

A wooden model in a running position illustrating you should run if someone is touting a highly sensitive person treatment

6 Reasons You Should RUN From Someone Touting A Highly Sensitive Person “Treatment”

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | May 24, 2022 |

We humans tend to criticize, judge, and even flat-out reject what we don’t understand. We take comfort in norms, even as we delight in their departures. If you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), you know where this is headed. Those who don’t understand you are usually the first trying to “fix” you with a Highly…

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