Bonus Episode 9
How Wounding from Childhood gets Confused with Being an HSP
Solo episode—Patricia Young
Many HSPs have wounding from childhood because their caregiver(s) were not able to attune with them (to understand their needs, and respond in a way that would have nurtured the HS child). This leads to anxiety and depression (shown in Dr. Elaine Aron’s Research www.hsperson.com). Many HSPs grow up hating their sensitivity because it wasn’t embraced or supported when they were young. These HSPs didn’t learn how to honor their gifts, and often they have been told what’s wrong with them, so they bring these wounds into their relationships, where they are told again that they are too sensitive. It’s not the sensitivity that’s the problem! It’s the wounding. Then I go off on a little rant about the benefits of therapy and how to choose an HSP knowledgeable therapist.
Patricia Young, LCSW is a therapist in San Diego who is in private practice. Patricia works primarily with Highly Sensitive People (HSP) helping them understand their HSPness, and to turn their perceived shortcomings into superpowers. Patricia is passionate about providing education to help HSPs and non-HSPs understand and truly appreciate all the gifts we have to offer.
Dr. Elaine Aron’s website—www.hsperson.com
MUSIC—Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson www.andyrobinson.com