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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 24, 2020


What We May Be Experiencing Right Now That We Can’t Explain Or Put Words To


Solo episode


Having words to express (or understand) what we’re experiencing is powerful.  We are in uncharted territory right now, and as I’m deeply processing what I’m experiencing, I’m wanting to share not only the personal insights I’m having, but what I’m hearing other HSPs talk about.  This is to give us a way to understand why we may be having vague, ambiguous feelings that we don’t understand.


  • What we may be experiencing right now that we can’t explain or put words to
  • Talked about feeling surreal—like when someone dies
  • Not where you used to be, not where you’re going
  • Rationally trying to explain that there is no death
    • Minimizing
    • Denying
    • Common for HSPs
  • Saw an article about experiencing grief right now—didn’t read it
  • Resonated with me
  • Magic wand and could erase all COVID-19 moving forward and the economy and jobs resumes as they were, we would STILL BE AFFECTED!
  • We are experiencing all kinds of loss
    • Ambiguous loss, anticipated loss—less tangible, but oh so real!
    • Routine, structure, schedules
    • Time alone when we drive to work, drop the kids off
    • Job
      • Security
      • Clients
      • Furloughed
      • Healthcare worker—working harder without PPE—more stress
      • Loss/change in income
      • Retirement, kids in college on 529 plan
      • Kids at home, working from home, partners working from home
      • Increased precautions
      • Shelter in home or self-quarantine
      • Disruption of our daily activities—gym, church, synagogue, temple, mosque, spiritual and social practices
      • Overload of information
      • Free offerings feel like too much
        • I’m just keeping it together and what gets activated with new things
        • Seeing people singing, creating, cooking, which is bringing up the narrative of
      • Too serious, can’t take a joke, not a fun person
    • I have depth, intensity, empathy, I’m wired for connection and holding space
    • I’m intensely curious about what’s coming up for me and wanting to find words to express what I’m feeling, and hopefully helping others put words to what they’re experiencing
    • I’m SO blessed to have a circle of HS therapists that I’m communicating with even more right now. We are holding space for each other and validating the things that are coming up.
    • Whatever you’re feeling and experiencing is ok!
    • Even though I knew I was feeling “heavy” feelings, it wasn’t until I was talking with some friends, and one of them made space for me, and I had a good cry.
    • I forget that when I allow room for my feelings, it creates space for something else to move into that space.
    • Podcast episode—release and lightness—giving voice to feelings--honoring
    • We can be so used to pushing it down, denying and minimizing, or the fear that we’re going to come totally undone if we allow ourselves to feel
    • We are holding space in our bodies, minds and souls.
    • When we are able to allow those feelings to be seen, honored, felt and expressed, it frees room for other stuff.
    • Therapy, coaching, online
    • This is a time when we need connection and support more than ever
    • We are wired for connection
    • I’m looking at ways I can make my services more affordable—at least for the immediate present
    • com
    • Send me an e-mail
    • If you’re listening in the future, this offer may not be available, but I’m trying to figure out how to be of service and do the word I’m wired to do—it’s helping me as well
    • Closed fb group unapologetically sensitive weekly Zoom calls free for now
    • Closed fb group unapologetically sensitive therapist’s group—really for professionals and healers who are highly sensitive and provide services. I’m also hosting free weekly zoom calls for now
    • We are the healers, connectors, emotional glue—if if it doesn’t feel like it right now.
    • What do you need today to take care of yourself?
    • Finally client—permission
    • In training for this all my life
    • This is what I’m built for
    • I’m pandemic-ready



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).


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