9. Additional Resources

 Resources・Additional Resources・Julie Bjelland, LMFT


  • HSP Friendly Careers This is a compilation of careers HSPs reported as fulfilling from a poll from my HSP Facebook page. 

Reducing Shame, Blame & Guilt

  • I recommend a lot of Brene Brown’s work, particularly the book she narrates called “The Power of Vulnerability."  You can see a free YouTube video here as well. 

Neuroplasticity (Rewiring the brain)

  • Online Course: HSP Brain Training: Tools to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions
  • These Gratitude Journals can help you build up the part of your brain that feels calm, peaceful, and positive. 
  • Rick Hanson is a best selling author and has some very interesting teachings incorporating neuroplasticity with a spiritual twist:  http://www.rickhanson.net/
  • http://www.wisebrain.org/  (psychology, neurology, and contemplative practice).

Blending Psychology and Spirituality

  • Tara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world.  https://www.tarabrach.com/



Lourdes Viado, PhD, MFT who is also an HSP, offers podcast interviews you may enjoy that explore women's lives in depth.  Listen to Julie's interview about the trait of high sensitivity. 


  • Julie Bjelland, LMFT offers LGBTQ friendly services.
  • Gaylesta: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity,  a non-profit organization focused on LGBTQ mental health. 

LGBTQ Families

  • Our Family Coalition "advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy."

Lesbian/Queer Women: Dating and Love

  • The Conscious Girlfriend website and book uses a conscious, sensitive approach, and offers great tools for lesbian and queer women for dating and keeping relationships strong. 

Transgender and Gender Non-conforming

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Julie Bjelland