Updated: Nov 17
Highly Sensitive People can often find themselves in a world that struggles to really grasp the depth of their sensitives and perceptions. They navigate life with heightened emotional responsiveness, increased awareness to change, and sensitivities to the nuances in life. In a society that often praises extroverted traits and "doing" rather than "being," Highly Sensitive People may be portrayed as being emotional, shy, or overly sensitive. This misunderstanding can lead to feelings of isolation and not belonging, making it essential for them to find spaces, relationships and communities that appreciate and celebrate their unique qualities, allowing them to thrive as the gentle souls that they are.
Below are some books that I found exceptionally insightful and helpful as an Highly Sensitive Person.
"Dodging Energy Vampires - An Empath's Guide to Evading Relationships that Drain You and Restoring Your Health and Power" by Christiane Northrup
"The Empath's Survival Guide" by Dr. Judith Orloff
"Sensitive: The Hidden Power of the Highly Sensitive Person in a Loud, Fast, Too-Much World" by Jenn Granneman and Andre Solo
"Sensitive Is the New Strong: The Power of Empath's in an Increasingly Harsh World" by Anita Moorjani
Being a Highly Sensitive Person is a gift that deserves to be cherished and celebrated. My hope is that these books provide you with warmth and welcoming invitations to discover insights, guidance and a sense of community. Whether you are looking for scientific understanding, personal stories, or practical advice, these books are here to help you unlock your potential and embrace your beautiful sensitivities. Remember, you are not alone, and your gentle nature is a source of incredible strength.