A word on Sensitivity
Does being sensitive mean that you are a retiring wall flower? Does it mean that you have a social phobia? Does it mean that you should snap out of it and be strong for a change?
In my opinion none of the above. Being sensitive actually has it benefits. Lets start with those.
I find that people who are more sensitive are likely to be intuitive by nature, which means they have a good, clear guidance system (even if they are not fully following it yet, they will be well aware of having knowing feelings about people or situations in relation to their own needs). They are often thoughtful or overly concerned about other peoples feelings, too.
The sensitive people I have worked with usually have a sensual perception of the world around them, enjoying the beauty in life like the smell of flowers, and relishing in good music and feel high on positive emotions – they really feel and enjoy the good stuff. They often have good emotional intelligence – even if sometimes they feel that their emotions are running them.
You would never guess people are sensitive or highly sensitive people when you meet them.
I have heard social phobias may have been linked to sensitivity, or being ‘highly sensitive’, but I have not found this the case with the clients I’ve worked with. Anxiety based issues or patterns may be present. If anxiety is there, sensitive’s can learn to manage it really well, given simple, effective tools.
Sensitive people may have a lower tolerance for coping with stress, and become overwhelmed if a number of problems present themselves, or have bottled up over time. Kinesiology can help release layers of stress that have built up, helping you to feel calmer, clearer, more energised and able to cope with one thing at a time.
From working with people in clinic, I find that many are sensitive to other peoples energies and moods as well as environments, and can easily experience strong emotions – often several very different ones in a day.
I do not like labels. I use the word sensitive as it is the best descriptive word I can find. I like to think that sensitivity is rather a part of somebody’s nature, not their full identity.
Although it can be helpful to identify with being sensitive, you do not need to take it on as a label of who you are along with a list of traits or problems that come with it. We are all very individual and have our strengths and weaknesses – this is true of all people.
I love working with sensitive people – probably because I am one myself. It is wonderful to be in a position to offer powerful techniques that can help sensitive’s feel more stable, and support them in embracing their sensitivity and being fully themselves.
It is okay to be you, and not to feel that you should harden up. You can find your way in life and do it your way. When you are following your own path in what you are here to do, you will find that everything you are is absolutely perfect for that, and for being you.
Someone once said to me (talking about his 19 year old daughter) ‘Not everyone is born with confidence, for some confidence comes as they grow up and they grow into it’. This is an interesting observation. I have definitely found more confidence has come with age in a natural way.
But had I had all these wonderful techniques at my disposal when I was younger, I would have felt comfortable, free and more confident a lot sooner!
If you are interested in learning some great techniques to feel more confident, centred in your own energy and in a good headspace to deal with personal challenges, and are ready to accept and utilise your sensitive nature, the Workshop for Sensitive People might be just the thing for you.