EFT for HSP

A monthly tapping circle for Highly Sensitive people

Wednesday 11th January (and every 2nd Wed. of the month)

7:30pm IST (5:30pm GMT / 12:30pm ET)

Duration: 1.5 hours 

Location: Online

Cost: 

$42 - Wed. 11th January

$37 - monthly subscription

Learning how to manage your highly tuned nervous system and your emotions is the biggest gift you can give yourself as a Highly Sensitive person. Your ability to self-regulate and return your mind-body to optimal arousal is a skill, an art, and a practice! 

The more we practise the better we become. Let's do it together.

What is EFT tapping?

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), also known as tapping, is a technique where we use our fingers to tap on specific energy points on the body whilst acknowledging how we feel.

Why tap?

Tapping on these points immediately calms our nervous system. Once calmer we can then address whatever it is that's bothering us, and clear it. We may not be able to change the externals, but we can change how you feel about it, and release that emotional charge.

How does it work?

By tapping specific points on our body with our fingertips, whilst bringing to consciousness and vocalising thoughts/emotions, we send signals to our brain, altering brain chemistry, and changing the way we feel, think, behave and respond. The research and science have proved this. One hour of tapping can change 72 genes in your body.

Why is tapping beneficial to you as an HSP?

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Release negative thoughts
  • Calm your overthinking brain
  • Reduce the overwhelm
  • Release the stress of overstimulation
  • Return to balance
  • Heal past wounds
  • Reframe the past
  • Release resentment
  • Regulate your emotions and nervous system
  • Create new thought patterns
  • Increase self-acceptance and self-love


Tapping works!

It's simple, gentle, fast and effective, 

and you can do it anytime, anywhere! 

Help at your fingertips.

What exactly is HSP (Highly Sensitive People)...and what it is not!

This is my absolute favourite article by my favourite HS mentor and expert, Jacquelyn Strickland. It's worth reading again and again and again.

"Sensory Processing Sensitivity (HSP), as defined by Dr. Elaine Aron, is not a syndrome; it is not a disorder; it is not a diagnosis - just as having blue or brown eyes is not a syndrome, disorder or diagnosis. It is also NOT Sensory Processing (Integration) Disorder; it is not hyperacusis; it is not Soft Sound Sensitivity; it is not misophonia, it is not synesthesia, it is not on the Autism Spectrum. (Although it is true that some HSPs may suffer from one or more of these or other diagnoses.) 

Sensory Processing Sensitivity is a genetic, innate and neutral trait that can be greatly affected by environmental stimuli - both positive and negative. (Research differential susceptibility (Pluess, et.al). This trait is found equally among men and women, and also found in over 100 animal species. 70% of highly sensitive people are introverts, and the remaining 30% are extroverts. Further research by Sensitivity Research has coined the term "Environmental Sensitivity". This research shows that approximately 30% of the population are "highly sensitive" to environmental stimuli (i.e. HSPs); another are moderately sensitive; and the remaining 30% have low level sensitivity to their environment.

And yes, it's true - the more negative the environment, and/or the more chronically overstimulated, the more likely an HSP might develop and suffer from depression or anxiety. However, the HSP trait in and of itself does not cause depression or anxiety, nor is it the cause of any other diagnoses. 

One of the major things HSPs must do besides get extremely grounded and knowledgeable about the HSP trait is: Heal from Past Wounds!! For most of us, this took therapy to do properly. It was when my childhood wounds were healed that my HSP Self blossomed, soared and found delight in being sensitive. It was when I learned to set strong boundaries that I began to honor my true sensitive gifts. It was when I learned to "Be in this World, but Not Of It" that I learned what "thriving" was. (Romans 12:2). 

It is also important to know that the ONLY four things ALL HSPs have in common are: D.O.E.S. 

1) Depth of Processing; 

2) Overstimulation; 

3) Emotional responsiveness with a high degree of empathy or intensity; 

4) Sensitive to Subtleties. 

The ways in which these four things manifest for each individual are incredibly varied - and usually depends much upon one's family of origin (or culture) and the degree to which one's sensitivity was accepted, understood, managed or ridiculed. 

Is being a Highly Sensitive Person easy? No, definitely not. But truly, Life Is Difficult for most everyone at one time or another. There is a way to be happy and live authentically as an HSP. (I've come to call this Authentic Sensitive Living.) It takes work, support, knowledge, trial and error, to create your own unique HSP Owner's Manual. I believe it takes work, support and knowledge for the non-HSP to be happy and authentic as well."

About me 

I'm a certified, accredited Advanced EFT practitioner, Highly Sensitive therapist and advocate, forager & herbalist, and the founder of An Integrated Life. 

I specialise in supporting you in your journey of self-growth, increased inner peace, and healing. I combine EFT (tapping) with other modalities and techniques to help you create more joy and harmony, both innerly and with the world around you.