Welcome to the HSP Brain Training Course Syllabus! 

I hope you are giving yourself lots of praise right now for being motivated to make some changes in your life and learn how to live your best as an HSP. I am always so excited to see HSPs start with this kind of step because I know what awaits you on the other side . . . a happier, more balanced, and centered life that will be a stronger foundation to build the type of life experience you really want. 

HSPs are born with many gifts, but we often cannot use those gifts when we are caught in our emotional and sensory overload. My goal for this course is to help you reach your gifts and to develop specific methods of bypassing and getting out of your emotional and sensory overwhelm.

If you are committed to doing this work right now, you will experience transformation and a path toward blossoming into reaching whatever goals you have for yourself.  

Your success with this course will depend on how much effort you put into practicing the methods I am offering. If you skip weeks, don’t read the materials, and/or don’t practice the methods, then you won’t get the results you are looking for.

I am always very open and honest with my clients and my students. If you put in the effort now you will experience the benefits for your entire life. I also believe that sometimes we just aren’t ready for the type of commitment necessary to change, and if that’s the case for you, then you won’t receive the same benefits. You need to be ready and willing to put in the work to get the payback you will need to reach your goals.

If you feel ready to make a change and ready to put in the effort, then congratulations on the first step toward living your best as an HSP! I applaud you for this first step toward building a life that you deserve.  

Along with my interest in neuroscience and studying the HSP brain, I’ve been working directly with HSPs for years in my practice as an HSP psychotherapist.  Early on, I noticed that having this deep understanding of the HSP brain helped me navigate my work with my HSP clients. I watched one HSP client after another get better. As colleagues began noticing, I was asked to teach other therapists my methods. It’s exciting to see that these methods have now been working for other therapists, spreading the benefits to more and more HSPs around the world.  This is exactly what has inspired me to write down my methods—I want more people to benefit.  Here’s a document you can share with your therapist to help teach them about your trait. Working with an HSP-knowledgeable therapist can be a great addition to this course.

As an HSP myself, I had to personally navigate the sensory and emotional overload and began to use specific methods of training my HSP brain in order to move out of what I call our emotional storms and into a more cognitive, rational state when necessary.

All of my work and research of HSPs over the years has led me to know that we can train our brains and live more balanced, centered, and happy. If we know it works, then we owe this to ourselves to live our best. 

Starting the Course

I recommend you pick the same day and time of the week to commit to doing this course work. You will be receiving weekly course links and passwords on Mondays at noon Pacific Standard Time. Try to read the course materials on Mondays or Tuesdays, and start posting on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, if possible, so you have time the rest of the week to respond to other participants comments and discussions. Put it in your calendar as a reminder and prioritize doing the work. You deserve this, and everyone around you will benefit from you learning these tools. You will be a happier, healthier version of yourself, and you deserve that. 

Moving through the weeks at the same time as other students will give you the best benefits so that you can discuss your work together through our online HSP chat groups. This has a way of solidifying your progress. If you get behind you will lose out on important discussions in the course. If you get too behind, then I recommend repeating the course when you are ready and able to commit to the work.

To gain the benefits you are seeking, expect to practice the tools you learn daily.

Course Prep Needed

Buy two journals that you will be writing your work in weekly. One journal should either be very beautiful or have special meaning to you so, when you look at it, you will feel good. This is your “Positive-Tank” journal. The other journal will be your “Challenges-Tank” journal. It is important that you have two different journals.

If you haven't already done so I encourage you to take Elaine Aron's self-test to find out what number you score on the HSP scale. There's a link to it on my HSP Resources page. You may also be interested in checking out the different resources on that page as a supplement to your coursework and/or while waiting for the course to begin.

To achieve your goals in this course, every week you need to read the materials, practice the methods, journal, and come share in our HSP group with other HSP course participants.  We are all in this together to help support each other to live our best as HSPs! 

Mark your calendars and set reminders. Get ready to live your new, improved life as an HSP!

In the meantime, buy your journals, check out the resources I recommend here, and get yourself ready to live a new you.

Lastly, please reply with the email that you use to log into Facebook so I can invite you into our course discussion area.  

Thank you and Welcome!

All the best,


The Instructor

       Julie Bjelland, LMFT 

       Julie Bjelland, LMFT 


Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Limbic System training

Week 3: Self Care Medicine

Week 4: Compassionate Exploration

Week 5: Identifying Emotional Triggers

Week 6: Identifying Sensory Triggers

Week 7: Accessing Your Positives

Week 8: Living Authentically


Resource LINKS

-HSP Resources Page