Events

Find out where our next meetup, workshop or event is and join us.

HSP Meetup SEPTEMBER -£5 on the day
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:30

Welcome to our HSP meetup in Hampshire. We look forward to welcoming new and old members who would like information on the Highly Sensitive Nervous System and to meet others like themselves!

The meetup lasts for a couple of hours with a break in the middle for tea/coffee and cake etc. Facilitated gently so that you can relax as much as possible and enjoy the time together with other HSPs. This is an information meeting, with opportunity to share ideas and tips on living life to the full as an HSP, run in a supportive atmosphere but not a therapy group. If you would like to come along, do call Barbara on[masked] for more information and to get directions.

£5 per person on the day. Please RSVP so I know how much cake will be needed :)

Read More
Training CPD for Professionals working with highly sensitive clients
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:00

Places for this event are also being booked via Eventbrite.com.

This will be a one-day training CPD event for therapists and other professionals who would like to understand more about Highly Sensitive Clients, Sensory Processing Sensitivity and how you can be more effective and supportive with this specific group. The training workshop is quality-checked by the National Counselling Society. Suitable for therapists, coaches, teachers, social workers and health/mental health workers. If you would be interested, please RSVP and pay here by Paypal, or contact Barbara for direct banking details.

As professionals, we owe it to our sensitive clients to understand their trait and to work with them appropriately in the context of their sensory processing sensitivity (SPS). Referring to the renowned work of Dr Elaine N Aron and Barbara's extensive experience in the area of SPS, this workshop will explore, through information and discussion, how we identify and work with sensitive people, plus common myths, misdiagnoses and assumptions that can cause professionals to focus on sensitivity as an 'issue' or diagnosis rather than asset.

We will look at the importance of awareness and how we as professionals can give our full support to a group who make up the majority of our clients. We will also take time to consider self-care for Professionals who are also highly sensitive, and the joys and challenges of this work for both HSP and non-HSP professionals.

Barbara Allen-Williams is the founder of Growing Unlimited Therapeutic Consultancy (2002) and Director of the fledgling National Centre for High Sensitivity (2010). She retired from private practice after 20 years as a therapist and supervisor in April 2013 and uses her experience and observations to promote training, awareness and best practice with highly sensitive adults and children. Training is aimed therapists, parents, social workers, employers, teachers, nursery workers and other professionals. She has a practice in Andover, Hampshire where she runs Meetups and personal development events for sensitive people. She also co-hosts HSP Gathering Retreats and presents HSP Workshops and Weekends in UK, Europe and USA.

NB. Fee concessions available, see Eventbrite for details .

• What to bring
Bring your packed lunch and a notepad and pen, although you will be provided with comprehensive handouts. We will provide drinks and snacks in the morning and afternoon break, but if you have special dietary requirements please bring something with you.

• Important to know
We have some parking available. The workshop space will be available from 9.15am onwards, come in and make yourself a drink. We are 1.5 miles from Andover train station, one hour from London. There are numerous taxis at the station. We have space and kitchen/bathroon facilities for one or two attendees to stay overnight if needed (£20 per person). There are also B&Bs locally and in surrounding villages.

Read More
Nurturing the Numinous - Mentoring and Support Day
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 09:00

This is a support day for those who are, or are well on the way to being, HSP role-models and who already have responsibilities or an interest in the development of highly sensitive people. If you have known about the trait of high sensitivity for some time, have read about it and are on a conscious path to authentic HSP living, then this day is about you. It is about support for you as an individual, through group discussion and experience.

Topics that will likely surface over the series of day-events will include:

• What it means to be a role-model, ethics of learning while leading at the same time.

• The relationship between self-care and your work. Maintaining compassion for self in a non-HSP dominated world.

• Balancing earning in vocational work with the messages we receive about success.

• Examining your support network of like-minded colleagues, friends or family.

• The role of empowered HSPs in society.

• Other topics that may arise from your pre-event comments or as the day goes on.

There will be two or three of these events each year to join if you wish, so that you can progress your development as a role-model, hopefully with known others who are with you on the same path.

I look forward to spending a whole day with you, exploring what matters to you, supporting your dreams and intentions and above all, enjoying that special energy that surrounds us in a room full of sensitive people :)

Please bring a packed lunch :)

NB: Please do not attend if you want to receive a stack of documents, a certificate, or are thinking of this as a substitute for academic training. Whilst there is a lot to learn here, this day is about you. You need to attend with your personal head in the foreground and professional head in the background, even though the day will likely have a very positive effect on your professional path. You will find out why this is important by the end of the day.

Read More
Online Meetup for HSP Support Professionals
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:00

Welcome :). If you are a highly sensitive person and a therapist, psychologist, or professional in a related support field and would like information on Sensory Processing Sensitivity and to meet professionals like yourself, join this gently facilitated Meetup supported by the National Centre for High Sensitivity. Those in training or working as volunteers are also welcome if you have experience or self-awareness that will enable you to be a full participant. If you are a client of a group member, please check with them if it's appropriate for you to join them here. You can evaluate whether you are highly sensitive by taking the self-test on Dr Elaine Aron's website at hsperson.com and you will find it helpful to read her book 'The Highly Sensitive Person' before attending so that you can make the most of the opportunity for discussion with your peers.

Ildiko will facilitate exploration of topics related to this trait and professional aspects relevant to your practice and sensitivity, as a person and therapist. This is an information sharing and peer support group rather than a therapy, training or peer supervision group, however, you may find the discussions have poignant moments. You are welcome to join in discussions, or just to listen in if you prefer.

Over time, we are hoping that you will be able to form closer relationships with some of your Highly Sensitive peers through these meetups and would be able to expand your referal network for your clients. You would be also welcome to initiate forming peer support or supervision groups with your fellow HSP professionals.

If you have any questions about this Meetup, please contact Ildiko by email through this site. This Meetup is sponsored by Growing Unlimited on behalf of the National Centre for High Sensitivity (NCHS) and participants of this Meetup would get 10% off the Professional Training about Sensory Processing Sensitivity organised by the NCHS. (Valid for a year after this Meetup for any of the professional trainings organised in the UK by the NCHS). If you have any enquiries about other events and training for professionals, please call Barbara Allen on[masked] or message her through this site.

Places are limited for this meeting so please RSVP early. In the meantime, if you have not already, please do read Dr Elaine Aron's book 'The Highly Sensitive Person'.

If you would like to attend online, simply RSVP here. Nearer the time you will receive access information for the video meeting by email via this meetup site (make sure email messages are switched on in your profile). You can prepare ahead of time by creating a free account at Zoom (https://www.zoom.us/?zcid=1378&gclid=CjwKEAjwh_bLBRDehaSMyJSCj1gSJAB-GWBDdfuj-5wbzhvjcSCeGlboziwiO6EKI2NA8In8638LcBoCxi3w_wcB). Remember, we have no control over your internet connection, so do make sure it's up and working properly before we start. Please also make sure that your webcam and microphone is working sufficiently. If you have any questions, email Ildiko through this site.

See you online in our HSP Meetup for Support Professionals 😊

Read More
HSP Meetup OCTOBER -£5 on the day
Sat, 06 Oct 2018 09:30

Welcome to our HSP meetup in Hampshire. We look forward to welcoming new and old members who would like information on the Highly Sensitive Nervous System and to meet others like themselves!

The meetup lasts for a couple of hours with a break in the middle for tea/coffee and cake etc. Facilitated gently so that you can relax as much as possible and enjoy the time together with other HSPs. This is an information meeting, with opportunity to share ideas and tips on living life to the full as an HSP, run in a supportive atmosphere but not a therapy group. If you would like to come along, do call Barbara on[masked] for more information and to get directions.

£5 per person on the day. Please RSVP so I know how much cake will be needed :)

Read More
REAL self-care for HSPs -Andover
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 09:30

If we want to be healthy, growing and happy, what do we need to do in order to take proper care of ourselves as Highly sensitive people? Suitable for all HSPs, from those new to the trait to those who are already discovering the path to HSP well-being. Bring a packed lunch :)

Read More
Online HSP Meetup 😊
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:00

Welcome to our Online HSP Meetup, a bi-monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Bring a warm drink and a smile and join Ildiko for an open conversation via video link exploring aspects of HSP living. Ponder questions, find out some facts, discuss what it means to be highly sensitive and get to know others at various places along the path towards thriving and enjoying the sensitive life. A friendly, facilitated, gentle and informative atmosphere will be created so that it's easy to be present. Join in discussions if you like, or just listen and ponder, it's up to you.

The meeting will begin with some information around High Sensitivity, followed by discussion, questions and conversation. Topics open for exploration through the year might include:

Facts about Sensory Processing Sensitivity
Acting and reacting
Boundaries
The difference between avoidance and protection
Friends, family and partners
Challenges and joys of work
Healing past wounds
Sensitivity as an asset
Self worth and confidence
Anxiety, stress, relaxation
Creativity, balance and process
Nutrition, sleep and environment
Everyday spirituality or connectedness

If you would like to attend online, simply RSVP here. Nearer the time you will receive access information for the video meeting by email via this meetup site (make sure email messages are switched on in your profile). You can prepare ahead of time by creating a free account at Zoom (https://www.zoom.us/?zcid=1378&gclid=CjwKEAjwh_bLBRDehaSMyJSCj1gSJAB-GWBDdfuj-5wbzhvjcSCeGlboziwiO6EKI2NA8In8638LcBoCxi3w_wcB). Remember, we have no control over your internet connection, so do make sure it's up and working properly before we start. If you have any questions, email Barbara through this site.

See you in our HSP Meetup 😊

Read More
HSP Meetup NOVEMBER -£5 on the day
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:30

Welcome to our HSP meetup in Hampshire. We look forward to welcoming new and old members who would like information on the Highly Sensitive Nervous System and to meet others like themselves!

The meetup lasts for a couple of hours with a break in the middle for tea/coffee and cake etc. Facilitated gently so that you can relax as much as possible and enjoy the time together with other HSPs. This is an information meeting, with opportunity to share ideas and tips on living life to the full as an HSP, run in a supportive atmosphere but not a therapy group. If you would like to come along, do call Barbara on[masked] for more information and to get directions.

£5 per person on the day. Please RSVP so I know how much cake will be needed :)

Read More
HSP Xmas Meetup DECEMBER -£7
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 10:30

Welcome to our Christmas HSP meetup in Hampshire. We look forward to welcoming new and old members who would like information on the Highly Sensitive Nervous System and to meet others like themselves!

Please come along and enjoy some festive bites and the company of other HSPs who understand the joys and challenges of Christmas and all it entails! The theme this year is 'jingly bells', so do wear one somewhere on your person :)

The meetup lasts for a couple of hours with a break in the middle for tea/coffee and cake etc. Facilitated gently so that you can relax as much as possible and enjoy the time together with other HSPs. This is an information meeting, with opportunity to share ideas and tips on living life to the full as an HSP, run in a supportive atmosphere but not a therapy group. If you would like to come along, do call Barbara on[masked] for more information and to get directions.

£7 per person on the day. Please RSVP so I know how much cake will be needed :)

Read More
Pay your ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE here 🌻 2018 🌻 REMINDER
Sun, 09 Jun 2019 18:00

Hello everyone 😊

Following on from my email recently about creating a membership fee to help with putting on services and events through the National Centre for High Sensitivity, here is a place to pay your annual membership fee of £10 per year :).  To pay, simply click 'RSVP' here on this event and the site will take you through the payment process automatically.

See below for the exceptions to needing to pay your fee this year - if you are in any of these categories, please email me so that I can update you as paid and keep you on the Membership list.  Use this site to pay - no problem if you don't have a PayPal account, you can also use your card at PayPal too :)

EXCEPTIONS
Some of you may belong to more than one of the three Meetup.com sites I organize, (Growing a unlimited Hampshire; Positively Sensitive Reading; National Centre for High Sensitivity) if so, you only need to pay once, that will mean your membership to any of the others remains free of charge.
If you have recently made a donation of £10 or more to the 'Plans and Can You Help' event, you also do not have to pay the membership for this year 2015 :)
If your financial circumstances are exceptionally dire and cannot afford the £10 annual charge, please email me and I will see what I can do - I don't want anyone to miss out if they really can't afford this, however I am guessing the fee will be affordable for the vast majority.

IMPORTANT: The cut off date for payment for current members is 12th of June 2015. After that, the next payment will be 12th June 2016. Members who haven't subscribed by[masked] will be removed from the list or you can remove yourself beforehand. But don't worry, you can join again later if you would like to. I do hope that you will stay with us and enjoy the events and discussions board coming up over the next few months :)

If you have any questions, please email me and I will do my best to help 😊

Read More
PAY your ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE here 😊 - 🌻June 2017 🌻
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 18:00

Hello everyone 😊.  Thank you so much for your support this last year.</p> 

Your Annual Membership Fees help support admin, events and our Newsletter (www.hspsensitive.com/contact-us/) through the National Centre for High Sensitivity, here is a place to pay your annual membership fee of £10 per year :). If you have recently joined, you should by now have and paid 84p for each month up to May, and now, simply pay the full fee £10 as per normal - this will cover you for the next 12 months from June 2017.  Contact me if you have any queries about payments.  See below for exceptions **.

To pay, simply click 'RSVP' here on this event and the site will take you through the PayPal payment process automatically. If you would like to pay by direct banking, please email Barbara for details. If you won't be subscribing to our Meetup this year from June 2017, please remove yourself from the membership list by 10th June. Don't worry, you can re-join any time :)</p> 

**EXCEPTIONS<br>Some of you may belong to more than one of the three Meetup.com sites I organize, (Growing Unlimited Hampshire; Positively Sensitive Reading; National Centre for High Sensitivity) - if so, you only need to pay once - that will mean your annual membership to any of the others remains free of charge for the year.<br>If you voluntarily facilitate one of our NCHS Meetups.<br>If your financial circumstances are exceptionally dire and cannot afford the £10 annual charge, please email me and I will see what I can do - I don't want anyone to miss out if they really can't afford this, however I am guessing the fee will be affordable for the vast majority.</p> 

If you are in any of these categories, please email me so that I can update you as paid and keep you on the Membership list.</p>

IMPORTANT: The cut off date for payment for current members is 10th of June 2017. After that, the next payment will be in June 2018. I do hope that you will stay with us and enjoy the events and discussions board coming up over the next few months :)</p> 

If you have any questions, please email me and I will do my best to help 😊</p>

Read More
Pay your ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT 🌻 June 2017 to June 2018 🌻 "
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:00

Hello everyone 😊

Your Annual Membership Fees help support admin, events and our Newsletter (www.hspsensitive.com/contact-us/) through the National Centre for High Sensitivity, here is a place to pay your annual membership fee of £10 per year :). If you have recently joined and paid a £10 joining fee in the last few months, please subtract 84p for every full month already paid for and pay what's left. Next year (2017), simply pay the full fee as per normal. To pay, simply click 'RSVP' here on this event and the site will take you through the PayPal payment process automatically. If you would like to pay by direct banking, please email Barbara for details. If you won't be subscribing to our Meetup this year from June 2017, please remove yourself from the membership list by 10th June. Don't worry, you can re-join any time :)

See below for the exceptions to needing to pay your fee this year - if you are in any of these categories, please email me so that I can update you as paid and keep you on the Membership list.

EXCEPTIONS
Some of you may belong to more than one of the three Meetup.com sites I organize, (Growing Unlimited Hampshire; Positively Sensitive Reading; National Centre for High Sensitivity) - if so, you only need to pay once - that will mean your annual membership to any of the others remains free of charge for the year.
If you voluntarily facilitate one of our NCHS Meetups.
If your financial circumstances are exceptionally dire and cannot afford the £10 annual charge, please email me and I will see what I can do - I don't want anyone to miss out if they really can't afford this, however I am guessing the fee will be affordable for the vast majority.

IMPORTANT: The cut off date for payment for current members is 10th of June 2017. After that, the next payment will be in June 2018. I do hope that you will stay with us and enjoy the events and discussions board coming up over the next few months :)

If you have any questions, please email me and I will do my best to help 😊

Read More

Stay in touch. Subscribe to our newsletter