Jan 18, 2022
Social Anxiety and the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC
A listener wrote in and said she has social anxiety and finds it hard to talk to people. She gets anxious that she won’t be able to communicate her thoughts clearly, or that she’ll be misunderstood, or she’ll lose her train of thought. She also finds it difficult to talk about her own experiences and feelings, even when she’s comfortable with the person, and she wants to share. We about tools the listener can use to help ease her anxiety and to know that she’s not alone, and nothing is wrong with her.
Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC has been a psychotherapist for 20 years. She specializes in helping Highly Sensitive People thrive in love, work, and parenting Highly Sensitive Children. Jen is passionate about using mindfulness and compassion-based approaches to ameliorate human suffering.
Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach. She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller. Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion. She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren’t alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges. Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us
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