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 :)

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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.

Concessions available. Please note we are also taking bookings via the Eventbrite link below, as their system allows us to offer concessions, here is the link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/training-cpd-for-professionals-working-with-highly-sensitive-clients-tickets-48160184408?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button.

• 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.

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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.

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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 😊

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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 :)

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Art for HSPs, led by HSP Bridget Woodward
Sat, 06 Oct 2018 12:30

I’m delighted to announce a new HSP-friendly art workshop presented by long-time Meetup member HSP Bridget Woodward. Here is her description: “In this workshop, we will practise some simple art journaling techniques using watercolour, drawing and collage. We will experience gentle movement, creative exercises, mindfulness and guided visualisation and then move into using art as a means of self-discovery. This workshop is about exploring the creative, intuitive parts of ourselves, celebrating our awareness of subtleties and diving into a visual world. As HSPs we can tend to get stuck on over-thinking and art offers us a chance to communicate in a more natural and organic way. We will be curious about the process and be open to making wonderfully imperfect art.

The event will be suitable for all, there will be a focus on creating a warm and welcoming environment with time for reflection, sharing of experiences and of course, tea and cake.

All materials are provided. Please wear old clothes or bring an apron.”

"In the creative process, as in falling in love, we contact our sweetness, longing and powerful intention, and profound thoughtfulness" Joseph
Zinker.

Bridget is kindly donating part of her fee to the National
Centre for High Sensitivity, CIC. Thank you so much Bridget :)

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Training for NCHS HSP Meetup Facilitators - SOUTHERN ENGLAND
Sat, 06 Oct 2018 15:30

Would you like to volunteer to run a monthly HSP Meetup for the National Centre for High Sensitivity? Running an HSP Meetup can be great fun and it provides an opportunity to commune and enjoy the company of your fellow sensitive souls. If you have been in touch with me before about running a Meetup, please do so again in case your name has slipped through the net.

As many of you know, the NCHS supports HSPs around the UK to create HSP Meetups in their area. We are woefully short of HSP-friendly opportunities to commune and I often get emails from HSPs asking if there is a Meetup in their area. So often, I have to say no.

If you would consider learning how to facilitate one of our Meetups, do get in touch. You need to fulfil the following criteria:

- attend our training and make time for the online facilitator support meetings that are there to help you
- be prepared to run 12 x monthly Meetups (1.5 hours) for us on a voluntary basis
- have access and willingness to use email and learn to use online Meetup facilities
- be in a good enough place emotionally and physically to create a reliable and positive environment for others to meet for one year
- have known about the trait for some time and have read Dr Elaine Aron’s work
- must be patient*, kind, tolerant and non-judgmental
- willing to assist in getting news about your Meetup out there where people can spot it
- happy to reply or return calls from prospective Meetup members seeking information, or concerned HSPs seeking reassurance about the environment they are coming to
- not restricted by strict boundary issues that might prevent you or any HSP from attending the Meetup
- willing to run the HSP Meetup as trained and not as ‘group therapy’

If you can offer the above, we will help by:

- training you in the basics and principles of running one of our HSP Meetups in a professional and relaxed manner
- offering scheduled online group meetings where you and fellow facilitators can ask questions and get support
- paying for venue, tea and coffee costs
- collecting contributions from Meetup members online
- advertising your Meetup on our site
- providing ideas or materials to facilitate learning about the HSP trait where required

Sometimes facilitators like to work in pairs, both for mutual support and so that holidays or sickness can be covered. We are happy to train individuals or pairs. Whilst venues need to be agreed beforehand, we do encourage facilitators to meet outdoors occasionally, since being in nature is so beneficial for sensitive people.

*NB: You will also need patience when you set up a new Meetup; it can take some time not only for HSPs to hear about a new Meetup, but it also takes time for them to pluck up courage to get in contact, sometimes months. If you are easily disappointed or frustrated, running one of our Meetups may not be ideal for you :). Numbers can be very small to start with, but Meetups do grow in size if you bear with the (slow) HSP process. We limit Meetup size to 12 maximum, with an ideal number being 4-8.

Our next training is with Barbara in Andover, Hampshire, but some training can be provided elsewhere in the UK if we have enough training participants in that larger region. Barbara has been facilitating HSP Meetups for ten years and the original Meetup is still going.

In Andover we have capacity for two people to share accommodation at the venue overnight. Let us know if you want to reserve this and we will send more information.

Thank you for reading this far :). If you have any questions, please email Barbara at [masked].

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Training CPD for Aspiring HSP Mentors
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 09:00

This training will provide you with information and guidance on mentoring highly sensitive people. Barbara will share her extensive experience in this field and her insights and understanding of sensitive living, underpinned by the research and books of Dr Elaine Aron.

Why does this training need to be offered? Mentoring HSPs require specific skills and qualities. The training aims to fill important gaps, give some structure to the HSP mentoring process and offer suggestions and ways forward that will attune more fully to the needs of HSPs on many levels. This will increase the chance that your work will impact positively on the variety of roles they play in the future.

Who should attend? You may be mentoring already, or thinking of starting out and want some input, know-how, an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the processes and needs of HSPs as they develop. You do not have to have ‘special’ skills already, but you should have been directly or indirectly on the path to managing and thriving as a sensitive person for some time. You should also be familiar with the work of Dr Elaine Aron and at the very least, have read and absorbed her first book ‘The highly sensitive person - how to thrive when the world overwhelms you’.

After your training, you will receive a certificate of CPD attendance and have the opportunity to participate in a regular support and consultation group for HSP Mentors** (the first one will be in December and they will take place two or three-monthly).

Bring a packed lunch :)

FEE: as you will see, the fee to RSVP to this training is £10. You will be asked to then add a donation on the day according to your means (your contribution will be confidential). The reason this training is priced so low is that HSPs around us desperately need more Mentors and the National Centre for High Sensitivity is trying to fill the gap. Mentors come in all shapes and sizes and often those with the most to offer have not developed their skills pursuing highly paid jobs - some of the wisest people I know are also living the most modest life. So, hopefully, this training offer will encourage you to appreciate your wealth of experience, rather than worry about your bank account and you will contribute financially according to your means, whether you are a highly trained and successful professional who can pay full market value on the day, or someone who has accumulated their wisdom through experience and will contribute a modest sum :).

TRAIN: Andover 1.5 miles. AIRPORT: Southampton /Heathrow

ABOUT BARBARA
Barbara Allen is the founder of Growing Unlimited Therapeutic Consultancy (2002) and the fledgling National Centre for High Sensitivity CIC (2010). In 2013, she retired as a qualified integrative therapist, group worker and supervisor after working in the therapeutic field for 20 years. Barbara now runs and sponsors regular Meetups for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) around the UK, and facilitates one-day workshops for HSPs. She has written and presents quality checked continuing professional development workshops (CPD) for professionals such as therapists, teachers, nursery workers and social workers, on the trait of sensory processing sensitivity. Barbara has received training directly from Dr Elaine Aron and is a recommended speaker and consultant on Sensory Processing Sensitivity on Dr Aron’s website at www.hsperson.com. You can contact her at[masked] or by email at [masked].

[**HSP Mentor Support and Consultation Group - This support group is in no way mandatory, it is simply a resource that you may find helpful in your future ongoing work. There is a fee to attend and there are concessions for those who are volunteer HSP mentors.]

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REAL self-care for HSPs -Andover
Sun, 14 Oct 2018 09:00

If we want to be healthy, growing and happy, what do we need to consider 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.

Topics covered can include the following (depending on how the group wish to use the time on the day). All topics covered will be through the lens of the high sensitivity trait:

Factual basis of high sensitivity trait
Sleep
Diet
Home and work environment
Energy
Illness and medication
Emotional well-being and nervous system balancing
Healthy habits vs toxic habits

Bring a packed lunch. We have a kitchen if you need to warm anything through :)

NB: there are two concessionary places available on this workshop, please enquire.

Barbara Allen bio
Barbara Allen-Williams is the founder of Growing Unlimited Therapeutic Consultancy (2002) and the fledgling National Centre for High Sensitivity CIC (2010). In 2013, she retired as a qualified integrative therapist, group worker and supervisor after working in the therapeutic field for 20 years. Barbara now runs and sponsors regular Meetups for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) around the UK, and facilitates one-day workshops for HSPs. She has written and presents quality checked continuing professional development workshops (CPD) for professionals such as therapists, teachers, nursery workers and social workers, on the trait of sensory processing sensitivity. She offers extensive individual assessments and/or mentoring for HSPs, both for adults and parents with their children. Barbara has also worked internationally, co-hosting 4-day HSP Gathering Retreats with Jacquelyn Strickland including two-day personal development workshops for HSPs in Europe and USA. You can contact her at[masked] or by email at [masked] or visit her websites at: www.hspsensitive.com and www.growingunlimited.co.uk.

NOTES

Nearest train station is Andover, 1.5 miles, bus station two miles. Andover is one hour from London Waterloo station. Taxis from the station to the venue cost about £6/£7. Nearest airport is Southampton, which has easy rail links. London Heathrow airport also has good links via the National Express coach to Andover.

Please note that this event will also be advertised on Eventbrite.com which could impact number of places left. Book early if you are concerned about ensuring a place.

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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 😊

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HSP Meetup LEEDS - NOVEMBER - £10
Sat, 03 Nov 2018 10:30

Welcome to our HSP meetup in Leeds. We look forward to welcoming new 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.

£10 per person. Please RSVP so I know how much cake will be needed :)

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Training for NCHS HSP Meetup Facilitators - NORTHERN ENGLAND, Leeds
Sat, 03 Nov 2018 14:00

Would you like to volunteer to run a monthly HSP Meetup for the National Centre for High Sensitivity? Running an HSP Meetup can be great fun and it provides an opportunity to commune and enjoy the company of your fellow sensitive souls. If you have been in touch with me before about running a Meetup, please do so again in case your name has slipped through the net.

As many of you know, the NCHS supports HSPs around the UK to create HSP Meetups in their area. We are woefully short of HSP-friendly opportunities to commune and I often get emails from HSPs asking if there is a Meetup in their area. So often, I have to say no.

If you would consider learning how to facilitate one of our Meetups, do get in touch. You need to fulfil the following criteria:

- attend our training and make time for the online facilitator support meetings that are there to help you
- be prepared to run 12 x monthly Meetups (1.5 hours) for us on a voluntary basis
- have access and willingness to use email and learn to use online Meetup facilities
- be in a good enough place emotionally and physically to create a reliable and positive environment for others to meet for one year
- have known about the trait for some time and have read Dr Elaine Aron’s work
- must be patient*, kind, tolerant and non-judgmental
- willing to assist in getting news about your Meetup out there where people can spot it
- happy to reply or return calls from prospective Meetup members seeking information, or concerned HSPs seeking reassurance about the environment they are coming to
- not restricted by strict boundary issues that might prevent you or any HSP from attending the Meetup
- willing to run the HSP Meetup as trained and not as ‘group therapy’

If you can offer the above, we will help by:

- training you in the basics and principles of running one of our HSP Meetups in a professional and relaxed manner
- offering scheduled online group meetings where you and fellow facilitators can ask questions and get support
- paying for venue, tea and coffee costs
- collecting contributions from Meetup members online
- advertising your Meetup on our site
- providing ideas or materials to facilitate learning about the HSP trait where required

Sometimes facilitators like to work in pairs, both for mutual support and so that holidays or sickness can be covered. We are happy to train individuals or pairs. Whilst venues need to be agreed beforehand, we do encourage facilitators to meet outdoors occasionally, since being in nature is so beneficial for sensitive people.

*NB: You will also need patience when you set up a new Meetup; it can take some time not only for HSPs to hear about a new Meetup, but it also takes time for them to pluck up courage to get in contact, sometimes months. If you are easily disappointed or frustrated, running one of our Meetups may not be ideal for you :). Numbers can be very small to start with, but Meetups do grow in size if you bear with the (slow) HSP process. We limit Meetup size to 12 maximum, with an ideal number being 4-8.

Our trainer Barbara is based in Andover, Hampshire, but some training is provided elsewhere in the UK if we have enough training participants in that larger region. Barbara has been facilitating HSP Meetups for ten years and the original Meetup is still going.

Thank you for reading this far :). If you have any questions, please email Barbara at [masked].

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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 :)

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HSP Mentors’ Consult and Support Group
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 10:30

This is the first meeting of an ongoing support and learning group for those of you who are Mentors to other HSPs. It’s a place to discuss your mentoring work, share ideas, receive guidance and get the support you need as a person and professional in order to provide HSPs with relevent, effective and HSP-friendly mentoring. Ideally, you should have attended the Mentoring training provided in October, or a subsequent training with us before you join this ongoing group. As HSP Mentors you may be working with adult individuals, or with parents of highly sensitive children, or professionals who often have sensitive people in their care.

Very careful discretion and respect for privacy is required by all participants, since the important work and the business of participants may be discussed. Sessions are two hours and fifteen minutes, with a short break in the middle for tea/coffee etc.

Please note this group is for HSP Mentors only, it will not substitute as a therapeutic supervision group for therapists, although if you happen to be a therapist who also mentors, that is fine.

[NB: If you need some space to be nurtured on a personal level, and you are supporting HSPs in some professional or in-depth way, such as in therapy or in your work in another helping or educational profession, you can access our ‘Nurturing the Numinous’ days, please take a look at our calendar of events :) ].

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HSP Christmas Mingle :) 🌲
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:00

As this year draws to a close, let's get together for a typically gentle and warm Christmas Mingle, with the opportunity to have some nice group or 1-1 conversations, a catch-up or simply to quietly sip tea, eat cake and watch others like yourself enjoying being together at a special time. This year's theme is 'Reindeers' so please turn up with something relevent somewhere on your person :)

Tea/coffee/juice, quiche and cakes provided. Let us know ASAP if you will need a lift from Andover train station using the comments box below.

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Nurturing the Numinous - Mentoring and Support Day
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 10:00

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.

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HSP Meetup JANUARY -£5 on the day
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 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 :)

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HSP Meetup FEBRUARY -£5 on the day
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 10:30

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 :)

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HSP Meetup APRIL -£5 on the day
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 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 :)

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Nurturing the Numinous - Mentoring and Support Day
Sat, 11 May 2019 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.

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