Which HSP Book is Helpful to Read First?


Hi, HSPs! I've gotten some questions about which of my two main HSP books are better to read first. Here's a bit of a breakdown of what to expect from each.

Both books were written by me, a psychotherapist who specializes in the trait of high sensitivity, and they are the result of years of research and work with HSP clients and students globally. The methods taught in these books came from what I know works for the hundreds of HSPs I've worked with and the thousands I've taught in my HSP courses.

These books are written for the 20%, not the 80%, so the methods are developed with the brain differences YOU have as an HSP. This piece is VERY important.

Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person has techniques that are really helpful to reduce anxiety and the feeling of being overwhelmed a lot. If you are really struggling with anxiety, for example, this is a book you should start with and then follow it up with my next book.

The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person is a book that takes you to the next level. Are there things that hold you back from achieving your dreams in your personal life or your work life? Do you have a hard time saying no and creating boundaries? This book will also help you walk through the 5 stages of empowerment as an HSP.

I fully believe and have seen that HSPs that use the methods in these books truly thrive in life, and I know once you are well and balanced you will be out there making a difference in the world.

My mission is to get more of you living in your highest state of wellness and balance so you can be your best at whatever you need to be, whether it is in your job, as a parent, in your relationship, or out there helping others.

The messages I get from HSPs all over the world let me know that these methods work and help get the challenges out of the way so you can truly thrive within your inner gifts.

What are you waiting for? Let's start today on the path of growth and celebrate our movement and progress together!

Here are links to the books:



Find out how my brain-training program can help you live to your highest potential. hspcourse.com

Want to live to your highest potential as an HSP? Do challenges hold you back from using your gifts? Learn how to create healthy boundaries, say no without guilt, get your needs met and feel more connected. The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person. Download your copy now

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  2. Check out the dozens of pages of information on my HSP resources page that I invite you to explore.

  3. Subscribe and watch the many ongoing free videos I’ve done teaching techniques on my HSP Youtube channel

  4. Join my HSP tribe on my HSP Facebook page for connection and my free live trainings. Connect with me on Instagram and Twitter and Linkedin too.

  5. Join me and other HSPs also ready to improve their lives in my 8-week online HSP course with live coaching from me!

  6. Read the recommended HSP books

  7. Listen to these HSP podcasts

~Julie Bjelland is a psychotherapist, global HSP consultant, and leader in the field of high sensitivity and has helped thousands of highly sensitive people around the world. As an HSP herself, Julie understands what it is like to live with high sensitivity and strong emotions. Julie teaches an online course for HSPs and is the author of several books.  www.juliebjelland.com.

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