THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON :: EMPATH

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"Being a HSP is my gift and allows me to connect and provide care for people that makes them feel simply validated and heard, but being a HSP also provides challenges in life that can be navigated in order to utilize my gift in a healthy way."

Ash

My parents and brother also have these gifts. 

We have big hearts and wear them on our sleeves. This can be dangerous for our health.

I have yet to read Elaine Aron's book, but I found out about it on her appearance in a sounds true podcast that was recommended to me by my therapist. 

I loved the podcast episode!

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THE STIGMA

"Snowflake"

"They're weird!

You're overreacting

Loss of friends and family

They are too much

We are taught to suppress emotions

They have a problem

Bullying

Judgement

Unaccepted

I am in my 30's and I am just beginning to navigate and use this gift to my advantage instead of feeling lost by it.

I am growing confidence and acceptance around this part of me. 

Before I knew

Not Confident

I was confused

Anxious

Uneducated

I was harder on myself

Overwhelmed

Suppressed

Emotional and Physical Pain

Negative Self Talk

Low energy and Fatigue

I felt alone

How I know I am a HSP and Empath

I am hyperaware of my surroundings

I get symptoms

My body feels heavily the same that others around me feel. 

I need a slower paced life

I get overwhelmed easily

I am a deep thinker

People confide in me to listen and hear them

My energy gets depleted fast, especially by toxic people

My TOOLS TO NAVIGATE

Slow down!

SELF CARE!

Quality not Quantity

I stopped trying to please everyone and stopped trying to fit in.

Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness

Focus on myself

BOUNDARIES!

Needing more time to down regulate and unwind.

Working on not caring about what people think.

Still Navigating

My FAVorite HSP and Empath Resources

I was born a highly sensitive person and an emotional empath. 

When I was 3, I remember being overwhelmed by the world. I didn't know anything about being sensitive until I was older.

I remember being sent clear messages from people that being sensitive was a bad thing. 

There is STILL SO MUCH STIGMA around being a sensitive person. 

I know these gifts are how I connect with people and relate.

©2020  ©ASH ALIGNED™

Love

Ash

DISCLAIMER

Information on this website is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment.

The information I provide on my website is strictly resource based and part of my experience only.