Stress & Sensitivity Can Worsen With Age for HSPs. Here’s How to Prevent That.

If you are a highly sensitive person (HSP) you might be growing larger stress centers in your brain without even knowing it, and if you don’t do anything about it, they will become even bigger.  The larger they grow, the harder life will be. Whatever we activate the most grow, and by default, HSPs have certain parts of their brain that gets activated more than 80% of the population. The more activated these centers, the worse you feel. More activation in these centers not only impact our daily mood and ability to cope with what’s going on around us, but it can also cause or worsen chronic conditions. Many of us as HSPs release more stress hormones than the majority and these stress hormones damage our immune response, overall health and well being. We might see more inflammation, increased pain, decreased healthy sleep, increased emotional reactions and even an increase in sensitivity!

Have you ever felt that you seem to feel more impacted by stress than most people?

Luckily there are things you can do about it. If you do nothing, this will likely worsen and become even worse the older you get. I hear from a lot of HSPs who believe their sensitivity has worsened with age and I believe this is one reason why. It’s so important to do something about this, and you can reverse the damage and improve your health, increase your ability to cope, feel more energy, sleep better, and be in a better mood among many other positives. It’s also really great to be able to pause, reflect and respond rather than react! This is a skill most of us need to develop as HSPs. I sure had to work on this one!

The fortunate thing is that we can train the brain. Just like an athlete might train their bodies to perform at its peak, HSPs can train their brain to perform at its peak. In addition to reducing the challenges you also can increase access to the gifts of the trait. You have a supercomputer brain as an HSP, and most of us have no idea how to manage it, much less how to benefit from it, but you can. You are more intuitive, perceptive, have more in-depth processing abilities and about a million other amazing qualities of your HSP brain. I often think back on my life before I did this type of brain training and I can’t believe how much better my life is now. I love helping other HSPs learn these skills too because you are meant to shine in the world. There is so much in you that wants to rise above the hard parts and live life to the fullest!

One of the best things I’ve done in my life is to develop special brain-training techniques for the highly sensitive person because I get to watch you all soar out into the world after you learn these tools. A balanced, centered, empowered HSP truly can change the world, and I am doing my part by getting these tools out to you in the world, and now all you need to do is practice them and get into your highest self in the world. What could that look like for you? Who would benefit if you felt more energy, focus, peace, and joy?

The fantastic thing about the brain is you can activate the centers you choose intentionally, and you can do it better than the majority because of your supercomputer brain. And when you activate these more calming centers, you deactivate the stress centers! Because they cannot be activated at the same time. Do you want to learn these techniques so you can deactivate those stress centers and grow the more peaceful and joy centers?


Video Topic: How stress and sensitivity can increase with age and what to do about it.


I have a lot of free HSP resources, such as podcasts, videos, and articles that I invite you to explore, as well as Books for HSPs, and the HSP resource I recommend that has the fastest and most successful results is my 8-week online HSP brain training program.  I would LOVE to see you live your best life too.  It only takes about 3 weeks to grow a new neural sprout and that’s why people in the program start to feel better within the first couple weeks! You deserve to live your best, and you are meant to share your gifts with the world.

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~Julie Bjelland is a psychotherapist, author, and leader in the field of high sensitivity.  As an HSP herself, Julie recognized the challenges and now lives a mission in life to get more HSPs thriving and empowered in the world.