June Program

Wednesday, June  28         7:30 PM

“The Highly Sensitive Person:
Evolutionary Forerunners for the New Age 


with
Tracie NicholsCareer Development Coach, Healer /Aromatherapist, Nature Intuitive


Have you ever been called “too sensitive”? “Too complicated” or “too emotional?” “Too easily distracted or overwhelmed by your environment?” Do you crave meaningful work? Do you feel misunderstood by your family or friends, peers or colleagues because of your sensitivity or deep empathy? Then you may be one of the 15 – 20% of our population who identify as a Highly Sensitive Person.

Highly Sensitive People is a term coined by Elaine Aron, Ph.D. in her national bestseller. “The Highly Sensitive Person,” describing people whose nervous systems are wired differently than the rest of the population. According to Aron’s research, one person out of every five has this trait of high sensitivity. This physical difference in their “wiring” makes them highly sensitive to their environment, often intellectually gifted, and quite intuitive. 

Tracie Nichols, M.A. will be talking about the phenomena of the Highly Sensitive Person (or HSP), her own journey of self discovery as a  highly sensitive person and how she has learned to incorporate her gifts to create a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life. She will also describe how an HSP has the opportunity to use their gifts to promote and nourish change on a local, community and even global scale.

In her own words, ““I think of HSP’s as evolutionary forerunners.   I believe that people gifted with high sensitivity possess ways of interacting with the world that are needed to help us evolve into a more loving, compassionate and mature culture. The way their nervous systems work – deeply, intuitively, with intense perceptions and tons of innovative insights – is a gift that can be used to create a wide range of personal, community-wide or even even global changes.  Because these gifts and ways of interacting aren’t yet the norm, it can be challenging to recognize, accept, and use them to their fullest potential, especially when navigating a society still clinging to “power over” rather than “power with” ways of doing things. Bringing this trait into the light, now, is essential to creating a world where every human being is safe, connected, loved, supported and appreciated for who they are.”

Tracie will help you explore how to use your gifts of high sensitivity through lecture, guided experiences and conversation and a rich question and answer session touching on the following topics:

  • Determining your gifts and abilities as a highly sensitive person
  • Smart, self-nourishing ways to persist as a sensitive person in a challenging world
  • Standing strong while staying sensitive
  • Noticing what needs to be changed…even when others don’t see it. (Like being canaries in a cultural coal mine.)
  • Starting something when your voice feels small, unheard or unappreciated
  • Highly sensitive ways of being a leader

Admission to this program is $15 at the door
or $10 online.  

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