Tips & Techniques for Highly Sensitive People and Parents + What NOT to Say to a Highly Sensitive Person, and the Benefits of Being Highly Sensitive (with Dr. Elaine Aron)
Published July 6, 2020
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    The word “sensitive” has both positive and negative connotations in our society, from statements like “he’s such a sensitive person” to phrases like “don’t be so sensitive!”. Yet the nature of human sensitivity is often misunderstood, especially when it comes to recognizing and dealing with highly sensitive people.  As I discuss in this podcast with psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Elaine Aron, a significant percentage of the population (regardless of gender, race or nationality) are highly sensitive individuals, although many of them don’t know they are highly sensitive, or what that means for the way they interact with others, express their emotions, deal with disapproval or parent their children. In this podcast Dr. Elaine shares some great tips and techniques for those who identify as highly sensitive, tips for highly sensitive parents, what NOT to say to someone who is highly sensitive, the benefits of being highly sensitive, and so much more!

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    Podcast Highlights

    2:49 How Dr. Elaine coined the term “highly sensitive person”

    5:00 Why highly sensitive people are not just introverts

    6:18 What does the term highly sensitive mean?

    10:28 The word “sensitive” has both positive and negative connotations

    14:00 Raising sensitive boys

    16:08 How to manage your sensitivity

    31:40 Parenting as a highly sensitive person

    48:10 Getting over the ideal of the perfect person

    55:00 Why you need to find a therapist that works for you

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