The handbook for highly sensitive people How to transform feeling overwhelmed and frazzled to empowered and fulfilled

Mel Collins

Book - 2019

Are you often told to stop taking things to heart or to toughen up? Do you have a lot of empathy for others? Overanalyze things and get 'stuck in your own head'? Or become easily overwhelmed and frequently need to withdraw? If the answer is YES, you are probably a Highly Sensitive Person and this Handbook will be your survival guide! One in five people are born with the trait of high sensitivity. Yet, there is a general lack of awareness of the trait in our society, which leaves many p...eople struggling physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually with being highly sensitive in a non-sensitive world. More often than not, HSPs are yearning for acceptance of their trait, not just from other people but also for themselves. When they realize their sensitivity is 'normal' and it's acknowledged in a positive way, a deep sense of relief arises and they can begin to flourish - feeling empowered to bring their unique abilities of empathy, compassion, creativity, healing and much more into the world. Presented in four sections that lead the reader on a journey of true holistic self-understanding, the book starts with a section exploring the main qualities and challenges of the trait, and how it can be a real gift in life; not a flaw. The second section then delves into impacts of living as an HSP, such as the many masks that they tend to wear (people-pleasing and so on), the relationships they attract, and how they can start on the journey to feeling more valued. The third section provides a wide range of practical strategies to manage the trait more effectively, from more self-love, coping with over-arousal, tapping for emotional freedom, energy protection, dealing with loss and bereavement, and tuning into the healing power of animals. And the final section touches on the more spiritual aspect of life that many HSPs are searching for, whether knowingly or not - from past-life themes to the unseen world, such as angels - in their quest to fully accept themselves, and to live the authentic, fulfilling lives they deserve.

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Published
London : Watkins 2019.
Language
English
Physical Description
xvi, 189 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-186).
ISBN
9781786782090
178678209X
Main Author
Mel Collins (author)
  • Section One: What is high sensitivity?
  • Section Two: The self-help strategies
  • Section Three: A spiritual perspective.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

An empowering guide to navigating the world as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), with exercises and strategies for managing sensitivity and developing greater self-love   Are you often told to stop taking things to heart or to toughen up? Do you have a lot of empathy for others? Do you tend to overanalyze things and ‘get stuck’ in your own head? Or become easily overwhelmed and often need to withdraw? If the answer is yes, you are likely to be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), and this book will be your guide to embracing your innate sensitivity, accepting your most authentic self, and thriving in life. It will empower you to:  1.) Acknowledge the key qualities and challenges of being an HSP and learn how to recognize the trait as a strength, not a weakness2.) Explore a wide range of practical strategies to manage your sensitivity more effectively, from developing more self-love and tapping for emotional freedom to energy protection techniques3.) Connect with your spiritual side, including exploring past life patterns ad accessing inner guidance from spirit guides and angels4.) Learn to safely share your amazing qualities of empathy, compassion, creativity, healing, and much more with the worldA groundbreaking study of high sensitivity and human consciousness, this unique handbook will help you lead the happy, fulfilling life you deserve.