A discussion of the trait of the Highly Sensitive Person as a Guest Expert for Dr. Rick Hanson's wonderful Foundation of Well-Being Program.


Podcast Interviews

Soulfilled Sisterhood Ep 10: Parenting a Highly Sensitive Child

In this episode:

  • About 50% of people in therapy are HSPs (or sensory processing sensitivity)
  • Highly Sensitive Person-about 20% of populations
  • Greater sensitivity and responsiveness to the environment and social stimuli
  • Elaine Aron’s-DOES (episode 9)
  • Not the same as introversion
  • Trait in over 100 different species
  • Signs your child might be HSP-texture of clothing, feeling overwhelmed in crowds, more meltdowns,
  • Julie shares differences in the physical category, emotional, social
  • How parents can support HSP children
  • HSPs want to “get it right the first time”-learn to accept this is real and being more self-compassion with self
  • Role modeling self-care as an adult HSP-quiet time together
  • Using your creative powers to manage self-care
  • Research showing sensitive children supported by parents having less depression and anxiety
  • Top 5 Ways to Support your HSP-ness per Elaine AronPh.D.D work
  • Being in nature is “medicine for the HSPs” -Julie
  • Need 2 to 3 hours per day of quiet time
  • Recommend a day off per week
  • Sleep schedules and amount of sleep
  • Sleep impacts-mood, focusing, memory, physically, immune systems
  • Do same 5 things each night prior to bed helps your brain and system relax
  • HSPs do better with a slower morning routine
  • Taking mini-breaks throughout the day-mindfulness breaks
  • Practicing mindfulness-increases self-awareness (what do you say to yourself and how often do you judge yourself) and developing self-love
  • Are you using a perfectionistic stick to measure your life?
  • Julie shares her journey of taking off her mask and being more of herself
  • Rick Hansen’s visual he shared with Julie when dealing with an aggressive person

Women In-Depth Episode 63: Gifts & Challenges of the HSP

I was a featured guest several times on the Women in Depth Podcast with Dr. Lourdes Viado discussing the trait of the highly sensitive person. 


  • What compelled Julie to write her new book Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person: Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions.
  • The definition of high sensitivity.
  • Unique challenges of HSPs and the correlation between high sensitivity and health issues.
  • The importance of self-care for highly sensitive persons.
  • The neuroscience/research on high sensitivity
  • Techniques that HSPs can use to manage their high sensitivity.

Women In-Depth Episode 88: Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • What is the D.O.E.S acronym and how does it pertain to high sensitivity?
  • The difference between a high-sensitivity trait and a sensory-processing disorder
  • What is the “super-computer brain” and how do we teach our children to manage it?
  • How learning your body’s sensations can give you control over your high sensitivity.
  • How and when to discipline a highly-sensitive child

Women In-Depth Episode 84: The Highly Sensitive Mother


  • What is the trait of high sensitivity?
  • How highly sensitive people process things differently than a non-sensitive person.
  • Why prioritizing finding time for self-care is so important for highly sensitive mothers.
  • The things HSP moms can do to re-energize throughout their day.
  • How a positive, supportive environment is essential when both mother and child are highly sensitive.
  • The ways an HSP mom can approach raising a non-sensitive child.

Practice of Being Seen: The Evolution of Sensitivity

At Practice Of Being Seen we discuss character traits that are common among HSPs, such as anxiety, low self-esteem, negative self-beliefs, and a sense of obligation to take care of others’ needs over their own. And we also explore the research which shows specific differences in the HSP’s brain. Julie shares why she feels sensitive people have always been needed among the human species for survival, evolutionarily speaking. Hosted by Rebecca Wong.

Coming Soon:

  • Mindfulness Mama