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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.

Mar 22, 2020


HSPs Are Needed Leaders, Healers and Connectors!


Solo episode


For the next few weeks (at least) I’m hosting FREE Zoom calls for members of the closed Facebook Groups Unapologetically Sensitive & Unapologetically Sensitive Therapist’s Group.  The world needs us right now, and we the ability to create connections and support, and we also need to ask for help.  This episode talks about some of the things HSPs are experiencing globally, and what we can do to create a sense of peace.  There are lots of great resources in the closed Facebook groups right now just for you!


  • Talking with people all over the world (Japan, Germany, UK, Canada, across the U.S.)
  • Process deeply
    • Don’t know if we’re coming or going
    • Trying to absorb all the info
    • Overwhelming/overstimulating
    • One day you may be doing well, and the next you’re a hot mess
    • We’re saying things we don’t mean
    • We may have more conflict/tension
  • We tend to like structure and knowing what to expect to some degree
    • There is SO much uncertainty right now
  • We may be experiencing empathy overload
    • Even for people we don’t actually know
  • Activating the wound of taking things too seriously or making a big deal out of things
    • Acknowledge that we may have different points of views
    • Acknowledge that there is no right or wrong (even if you think there is), and HONOR each person’s way of processing/dealing
    • Honor OUR feelings!
  • Adjusting
    • Working from home
    • Not having work
    • Having kids home
    • Having partners home
    • Potential loss of income
    • Reshifting priorities
    • Concerns for aging parents, children, anyone who is medically vulnerable (could be yourself)
  • Trying to figure out what social distancing will look like
    • Having to set limits
    • Guilty setting boundaries (even though we can be fierce advocates for others when things are unjust or unfair
    • Tearful
    • Activate narratives around being bossy, controlling, saying what others don’t, not doing enough
  • Seniors
    • Not taking precautions
    • Saying if this is how they’re gonna go, then that’s fine
    • This may be activating to those of us that are taking precautions to keep them safe
  • Watch what we consume
    • Where we get our news/information
    • How much we consume/when we consume
    • Cling to those that nourish our souls
    • We do better when we’re surrounded by things that work
  • Can we honor what’s coming up for us AND know that we are healers and often create a sense of peace and comfort for others (even if we’re fearful or anxious)
    • Find ways to connect with other
    • Share the good stuff
    • Focus on gratitude
    • Be of service
    • Ask for help
    • Use this as a time to slow down—it’s what we often say we need
    • Get outdoors
    • Move your body
    • This is an opportunity to be mindful and consciously find ways to connect (people, creativity, beauty, nature, animals, etc.)


Patricia Young works with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) helping them to understand their HSP traits, and turning their perceived shortcomings into superpowers. Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who is passionate about providing education to help HSPs and non-HSPs understand and truly appreciate the amazing gifts they have to offer. Patricia works globally online with HSPs providing coaching. Patricia also facilitates online groups for HSPs that focus on building community and developing skills (identifying your superpowers, boundaries, perfectionism, dealing with conflict, mindfulness, embracing emotions, creating a lifestyle that supports the HSP, communication and more).


Facebook Group Elaine Aron & High Sensitivity--

Marco Polo--




HSP Online Course--

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Closed/Private Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive--

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Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson