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Unapologetically Sensitive

We explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives; the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity--and some of the challenges it poses as well. You may learn to live a bolder, brighter life.

May 16, 2023

Managing Dysregulation with Compassion & Mindfulness

In this episode, you will be able to: 1. Learn the importance of honoring your personal needs and setting boundaries to maintain your emotional well-being. 2. Recognize the impact of differentiating past traumas from present experiences to feel more empowered. 3. The importance of cultivating authentic connections through vulnerability and empathetic listening. 4. Uncover some tools for healing through journaling, meditation, and IFS.


Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC


The resources mentioned in this episode are:

  • Practice self-awareness and tune into your feelings and needs, especially during moments of dysregulation.
  • Honor your emotions and personal boundaries by taking breaks, resting, and setting limits as needed.
  • Use cognitive tools, such as present moment focus, to help manage dysregulation and negative thought patterns.
  • Find a supportive group or community where you feel comfortable and understood, and avoiding situations that make you feel othered.
  • Invest in helpful tools, like noise-cancelling earplugs, to make sensory experiences more manageable.
  • Educate yourself about your own neurodivergence, such as autism, to better understand your needs and experiences.
  • Communicate your needs to friends and loved ones, and allow them to support you during difficult moments.
  • Recognize and challenge unhealthy attachment patterns or expectations in relationships.
  • Practice self-compassion and avoid self-judgment, recognizing that taking care of yourself is not quitting or failing.
  • Seek therapy or support from a mental health professional if needed to help navigate challenges related to being a highly sensitive person.


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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