Goal Setting For Highly Sensitive People
As we begin a new year, it’s a great time to think about what some of your goals are in life. Maybe you wish you felt more centered, could find work you love, had more energy, learned to say no, had stronger boundaries, or felt more aligned in your center and more empowered. To get to where we want to go, we need to know what direction we are heading. Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) are often notorious for putting other people's needs ahead of their own. We often think we will get to our needs when everyone else is taken care of, but the problem with that is that we usually end up at the bottom of the priority list and might not even get to our needs. When our needs go unmet consistently, we might start to feel resentment, irritability, fatigue, or anger. Maybe we feel all of those things like we are caught in a never-ending storm. How do we fill up our energy tanks and still accomplish everything we need to do? There is a way.
After working with and researching HSPs for years as a psychotherapist, as well as being an HSP myself, I’ve observed patterns that we all seem to share and created tools and techniques that work for the way an HSPs brain experiences life. Most books are written for and about the other 80%, and it has been my mission to create techniques that work for us, 20%. If you are experiencing a lot of anxiety or high stress, I recommend reading Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person, Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions. If you are functioning well and feel you want to strengthen your set of existing tools, improve in your work or relationships, or just wish you could connect all the dots in life a little easier, then reading The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person, How to Harness Your Sensitivity Into Strength in a Chaotic World would be great for you. Or you can read both! Life does get better when you understand your unique HSP brain and why you are the way you are, and learn what YOU need to be your best self in the world. We need you aligned in your center in the world so you can bring out all the gifts inside of this trait. You are some of the most compassionate people in the world, and now it’s time to learn how to take care of that super-computer brain of yours!
"I highly recommend that highly sensitive people read Julie Bjelland's book, Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person. This thorough and well-researched book 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 book for calming the sensitive nervous system, the HSP will live a happier, more tranquil and productive life."
-Ted Zeff, PhD
“Julie’s new book [The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person] conveys the knowledge and insight, care and compassion, advice and support she brings to her work with Highly Sensitive People. Highly recommended!”
— Rick Hanson’s “Buddha’s Brain” Page
~Julie Bjelland is a licensed psychotherapist, global HSP consultant, and empowerment coach. She specializes in the trait of high sensitivity and has helped thousands of highly sensitive people around the world. As an HSP herself, and mother of highly sensitive children, Julie understands what it is like to live with high sensitivity and strong emotions. She is recognized as an expert and works with people globally to ensure both the needs and strengths of HSPs are fully understood and acknowledged.