Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person

Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions: An Eight-Week Online Course

NEXT COURSE BEGINS September 25, 2017

About This Course

As an HSP psychotherapist and author of Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person: Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions, my mission is to help HSPs thrive. I developed this online global course as a space for HSPs to work through the 8-week program together, and with the addition of my guidance along the way.

Read HERE what previous highly sensitive people (HSPs) had to say about our last course.

HSPs often live in an overwhelming tornado storm, the brain overloaded by emotional and sensory input. Being an “untrained” HSP is really hard. I want to turn you into a “trained” HSP, one that knows how to navigate the emotional brain and who trusts the tools necessary to live the life you deserve. If you work with HSPs in your profession, you will also love learning these tools to pass onto them!

Come join other HSPs in an online, self-paced, nurturing, and positive course that includes specific HSP brain training material backed by research, all taught by an HSP psychotherapist.

Ready to transform your life? In less than an hour or two a week, you will begin to feel the benefits of this training. Your family and friends will notice a happier, more centered, and balanced version of YOU.

What can you expect to gain from this course?

  • Reduce symptoms of anxiety
  • Gain more control over your life and emotions
  • Learn stress-reducing skills specifically designed for HSPs
  • Learn how to respond, rather than react, to emotional experiences
  • Increase self-esteem and self-worth
  • Increase energy
  • Learn how to free yourself from intense, out-of-control sensory overload
  • Sleep better
  • Feel real, lasting self-acceptance and self-love
  • Learn new neuroscience and research about the true differences in your HSP brain
“I highly recommend that highly sensitive people take Julie Bjelland’s HSP course. This thorough and well-researched class contains many techniques to help transform the HSP’s life. Even if the student implements only a portion of the many practical and innovative methods that are presented in the course for calming the sensitive nervous system, the HSP will live a happier, more tranquil and productive life.”
— Ted Zeff, Ph.D. author of "The Highly Sensitive Person Survival's Guide," "The Strong Sensitive Boy," and " The Power of Sensitivity."

Where do we begin?

The very first step is to understand your trait fully.

There are particular differences in an HSP brain that make you the way you are. Understanding these differences helps us start out in week one of our course. It is because of those big differences that we need to do some extra training in our emotional brains, and that's what we will start to learn in week two. In week three, we dive deep into what it really means to practice self-care and how it is one of the essential pieces to our well-being as HSPs.

Compassionately exploring our internal experiences helps us gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, and that's what we explore in week four. Moving onto identifying emotional and sensory triggers in week five and six, we learn techniques that can help us get out of and even bypass our emotional overload! In week seven, we spend time with all the amazing gifts and benefits that exist as an HSP, and discover how you can now access them to live your best, authentic self in our final week eight. 

I found this course to be a breath of fresh air . . . literally. It seems for the first 50 years of my life I was holding my breath but now, thanks to Julie, I can breathe freely. The whole experience was so eye opening . . .

Thank you Julie, you have made a huge difference in my life and wish you all the best with helping the larger HSP community.”

— Deb Trotter, Australia

Course Info

You will receive weekly passwords into the course. You can log in anytime and read the material whenever it is convenient for you each week, and then join in on discussions with other classmates at anytime. There are no videos, so you can be in your pajamas! :) No worries about time zones, because you can log in and engage whenever it is convenient for you. Plus, I don't want to overwhelm HSPs more with trying to schedule a time to work!

This course is created by an HSP Psychotherapist for HSPs. Many participants enjoy the "silence" of this course because it does not include audio and video since these additional sensory experiences can add to our feelings of being overloaded. Much of the "work" of this course is internal work and course students have commented on how precious the silence of this course feels as internal awareness and consciousness increases.

Time commitment is minimal and flexible because the reading might be less than an hour a week with some journaling, all online on your own time. Much of the coursework has to do with increasing awareness of particular aspects of your life and starting to brain your brain to experience them in different ways. Discussions with other course participants is as often as you wish . . . of course the more you discuss the more you get out of it . . . but that part is fun :)

New neural sprouts only take about three weeks to start, so most participants start to feel really good early. 

It's a very supportive space, so participants enjoy the discussions quite a lot. For this course we are using a "Secret" Facebook group, so no one can see your posts or your Facebook page except course participants. If you are more comfortable creating a Facebook account just for this course that works too—it's free! We are using Facebook because more people are familiar with its forum style.

Course Price

$299 for eight-weeks, which includes weekly material to teach you the tools to train your brain to live at your optimum along with extra support and guidance from me, an HSP psychotherapist that specializes in working with HSPs, as well as connections with other HSP course participants. This ability to connect and share and discuss with other HSPs the brain tools we are working on creating together provides a wonderful, deeper sense of support through the process.  

The value in this course is that I like to keep my class size a little smaller so I can really offer a lot of individual contributions during the eight weeks to help participants explore their life and their goals through support and encouragement. The course is meant for people who really want to explore themselves deeply with me as their guide.

Cannot afford the cost of the course but still want to learn the tools?

Another option is doing the eight-week program on your own through my book, Brain Training For The Highly Sensitive Person: Techniques To Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions

This book offers a similar program (minus the personal input from me and other HSPs that you get within the eight-week class), but the book can be really helpful too because a lot of the same tools are within the book. If you happen to have a therapist, the book can be a great supplement to work with and share with your therapist for some of the tools.

Some HSPs also like to use the book on their own and then work with me individually to support the process.

There are different ways we all learn, so hopefully, one of these ways offers you what you need.

I want HSPs to have the right tools to live their best, so I have offered the tools through my interactive online course, my book, or individually. It's great you are seeking resources and tools to live your best. You deserve to live optimally as an HSP!

New 

There are two journals that are now available as workbooks to the course and book.  Positives Journal and Challenges and Growth Journal are available on Amazon. 

“Julie, what a gift this course is to HSPs. It has been important to have this information and to be able to talk to other HSPs. To be heard and understood is so validating!”
— Sharon B California

Bonuses After Completing course: 

1. Course "graduates" gain free access to a special ongoing HSP Facebook group to continue to share and connect exclusively with graduates after course completion! Imagine having a space to connect with conscious, caring, like-minded HSPs who have completed the eight-week program. This group is a wonderful ongoing space for connections, friendships, support, encouragement, etc. 

NEXT COURSE STARTS September 25, 2017

 Are you ready to make positive life changes in this stage of your journey?

Sign up now to reserve your space in this transformational course to train your HSP brain and live your best life! 

Read what others are saying about the course here

The Instructor

Julie is a licensed psychotherapist in California. Having built a successful private practice, Julie continues to expand her reach by developing online brain-training courses, serving as a consultant to other therapists, teaching workshops, and coaching HSPs globally. Her passion and expertise is in neuroscience and determining how to successfully train the brain so people can live their best lives. Her most recent book, Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person: Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions, has received outstanding reviews from world-renowned psychologists Tara Brach, PhD, Rick Hanson, PhD, and Ted Zeff, PhD. Julie specializes in working with anxiety and the highly sensitive person (HSP), couple's communication, self-esteem, and the LGBTQQ community. In addition to her work in psychology, she is a former Guide Dogs for the Blind trainer and author of the book Imagine Life With A Well-Behaved Dog.


RESOURCES

- Read what others are saying about the course here

- How This Course Came to Be: Read About My HSP Journey here

-Course FAQs

-HSP Resources

 

Course Outline

Week 1: Creating Brain Space and Filling up the Positives

Week 2: Limbic system and neural pathway training

Week 3: Practicing Self Care and Self Compassion

Week 4: Compassionate Exploration to lower stress levels

Week 5: Identifying your emotional triggers and learning how to bypass and get out of your limbic system

Week 6: Identifying sensory triggers and accommodations

Week 7 Accessing the Positive superpowers of being an HSP

Week 8 Conclusion: Living Well and Authentically as an HSP