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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.

Jun 13, 2023

Healing & Connection: Finding Your People Amidst the Storm

We talk about honoring your neurodivergence, and bringing in self-compassion when you’re having a hard time connecting with your strengths and gifts. We talk about having unrealistic expectations in friendships, and the fear of rejection if you ask for what you want. How do you recognize where you do have control of yourself, and how do you learn to embrace uncertainty? We talk about the challenges with setting boundaries, and identifying who honors your boundaries.


Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC


·         Unravel the significance of self-compassion and mindfulness in working with stress and anxiety.

·         Appreciate your unique perspective to enrich your connections in relationships.

·         Attain equilibrium by letting go of the uncontrollable and harnessing personal power.

·         Elevate your communication skills with meta-awareness to focus on the spirit of connection.

·         Discover the impactful role of self-compassion and mindfulness in minimizing stress and anxiety.

·         Embrace your individuality to strengthen connections and bonds in relationships.

·         Establish boundaries to foster a sense of safety and stability in your life.

·         Achieve inner peace by releasing control over uncontrollable situations and embracing personal agency.

·         Enhance your conversations through meta-awareness, emphasizing the essence of connection while you speak.


·         Consider working with a coach or therapist that is knowledgeable in neurodivergence and can provide a safe space for you to talk about your challenges and find healing.

·         Practice self-compassion by taking a self-compassion break, which includes mindfulness of the present moment, connecting with the universality of suffering, and wishing gentleness and fullness for oneself and others.

·         Focus on what is possible rather than an impossible task by redirecting energy towards simple acts such as taking a sip of water or a deep breath.

·         Recognize that different mindfulness and meditation techniques work for different people and find a repertoire of techniques that work for you to manage stress and regulate emotions.

·         Review your friendships and relationships, recognize patterns, and communicate your needs clearly to foster safe and supportive connections.


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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