What is high sensitivity?
15 to 20 percent of people have the trait of high sensitivity, and many of those have grown up never knowing there’s a word for what they are.
Highly sensitive persons (HSPs) experience the world differently than “normal” people. This is mainly because their brain and nervous system work differently. Due to this biological difference they are more aware of subtleties and process information deeply. This means they tend to be creative, insightful, and empathetic, but it also means they’re more prone than others to stress and overwhelm and need more quiet time to recharge.
It’s important to point out that being highly sensitive is not a disease or disorder that needs “fixing”. It’s a normal trait that people are born with. However, being part of a minority in society can cause different challenges for HSP’s like:
+ being more vulnerable to develop mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression,
+ struggling with functioning in a society that values sensory over-stimulation and a fast-paced lifestyle,
+ working in an environment surrounded by people who are non-HSP,
+ struggling with being in a relationship with a partner who is not highly sensitive,
+ accepting their sensitivity as it makes them feel ashamed or worthless.
A common solution for highly sensitive people is making lifestyle changes in order to find their optimal level of stimulation so that they can regard their gift as their greatest strength, as their superpower.
Embrace your high sensitivity in this world & trust your senses and perception.
Are you highly sensitive?
+ Do loud environments make you want to run and hide?
+ Are you easily overwhelmed by such things as bright lights, strong smells, coarse fabrics, or noises nearby?
+ Are you frequently emotionally exhausted from absorbing other people’s feelings?
+ Do you walk into a room and immediately sense the moods of the people in it?
+ Does having several different tasks to complete actually make you less productive because you become overwhelmed and stressed?
+ Do you make a point of avoiding violent movies and TV shows?
+ Do you need to withdraw during busy days, into bed or a darkened room or some other place where you can have privacy and relief from the situation?
+ Do you make it a high priority to arrange your life to avoid upsetting or overwhelming situations?
+ Do you consider yourself abnormally empathetic?
+ Do you hate open office plans and prefer to work in private, calm environments?
+ Do you dislike sitting or standing in the middle of a room? Do you prefer being close to a wall, so that you have all the energy of others in front of you and not all around you?
+ Do you easily sense when other people are feeling overwhelmed?
+ Do you notice or enjoy delicate or fine scents, tastes, sounds, or works of art?
+ Do cluttered, chaotic, or just plain ugly environments really unsettle you?
+ Do you have a rich and complex inner life?
+ When you were a child, did your parents or teachers see you as sensitive or shy?
+ Do you get really irritable when you’re hungry?
+ Are you sensitive to changes in your blood sugar level?
+ After a long day, do you need solo, quiet time to recharge?
Giving yourself Reiki or receiving a Reiki session from someone else is a wonderful tool for you as a highly sensitive person to:
♥ have a more peaceful life
♥ take a break from sensory over-stimulation & retreat from the world
♥ pause, relax & recharge
♥ cleanse & protect your energy
♥ come back into balance
♥ centre yourself
♥ practice self-care
♥ activate a natural self-healing process
♥ do the inner work
♥ connect & align with your authentic self
♥ be able to shine your light brightly
♥ be able to embody your soul purpose
♥ lead a joyful & fulfilled life
Treatments & Courses
RELAX AND RECHARGE WITH REIKI TREATMENTS
In addition to treatments in my practice, I also offer distant Reiki sessions. This way you can receive Reiki from the comfort of your own home in case of sensory over-stimulation.
EMPOWER YOURSELF BY LEARNING REIKI
The Reiki courses I offer are HSP-friendly, as I accept a maximum of 2 people for a course. And the flexible appointment scheduling allows you to have time for yourself between the two course days.