Events

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

Postponed: REAL self-care for HSPs -Andover
Mon, 30 Apr 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 :)

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HSP Meetup MAY -£5 on the day
Sat, 05 May 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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Falun Dafa taster session - FoC
Sat, 05 May 2018 12:30

• What we'll do
Falun Dafa is a modern Chinese spiritual practice that combines meditation and qigong exercises with a moral philosophy centered on the tenets of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance. The practice emphasizes morality and the cultivation of virtue, and identifies as a qigong practice of the Buddhist school, though its teachings also incorporate elements drawn from Taoist traditions. As HSPs, we might draw strength and peace at this taster gathering, by considering the underpinning tenets of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance in our lives, plus experiencing a calming meditative gathering in a peaceful and positive environment.

Steve White, who has been practicing Falun Dafa for some years, will be leading the session and will give some information about Falun Dafa and where you can join more gatherings if you wish to find out more.

If you are attending the usual HSP Meetup in the morning, do bring your lunch with you for the break in between these two events :).

NB: Depending on numbers and weather, we may do this session outside, so bring something to sit on comfortably.

Enjoy!

• What to bring
Lunch if attending HSP Meetup in the morning, plus a drink and something comfy (yoga mat, cushion etc) to put on the ground when sitting.

• Important to know
Wear something comfy to move in.

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Nurturing the Numinous - Mentoring and Support Day
Sat, 12 May 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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Pay your ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT 🌻 June 2017 to June 2018 🌻 "
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 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 😊

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Pay your ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE here 🌻 2018 🌻 REMINDER
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 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 😊

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PAY your ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE here 😊 - 🌻June 2017 🌻
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 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>

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International HSP Gathering Retreat - 4 days
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:00

I am excited to announce that the 34th (since 2001) HSP Gathering Retreat will be in the U.K, 14-18th June, at Gaunts House, Dorset. There are only 9 of these that have ever taken place outside of the USA. These gatherings were co-created by Jacquelyn Strickland (http://www.lifeworkshelp.com/hspgathering.htm­­) and Dr Elaine Aron (www.hsperson.com) for the benefit of HSPs. To learn more about Jacquelyn and her background, do listen to this 60 minute Interview. (https://soundcloud.com/sensitive-leadership/jacquelyn-strickland-sensitive-revolutionary) I have co-hosted a number of HSP Gathering Retreats with Jacquelyn in USA, Cananda and Europe. They are residential for four days, in a natural and beautiful setting, and each Gathering has a special theme. It is a chance to learn more about your trait, to find your growing edges and to commune with HSPs in a very rare, HSP-friendly setting. Dr Elaine Aron often attends on one of the days to give a talk and answer questions.

One of the beautiful things that I like about these gatherings is the way you can do what you need. None of the things on offer (talks, group discussions, creative opportunities, guidance opportunities) at the Gathering is compulsory, you are encouraged to sleep or rest when you like, and healthy, nourishing meals are provided for you. There is no special requirement in terms of prior knowledge, just be in a good enough place to be a positive companion in the group, whether that is by participating verbally or in action, or simply by your quiet and attentive presence. If you have known about your trait a long time, you will still learn and experience growth here. The gatherings are kept small, maximum is usually approximately 25 attendees, meaning that there is plenty of time to meet needs, learn at depth and make lasting friends.

Plan ahead financially if you want to attend. These gatherings are residential, in lovely settings and have internationally well-known and respected leaders. Overall, the gatherings are not only empowering, but life-changing and affirming of your trait. Do come if you can. Every effort is made to keep costs of the Gathering as low as possible. However, for what it is and the fact that the fee includes accommodation, food and the wisdom and support of such HSPs as Dr Elaine Aron and Jacquelyn Strickland means that value for money is not in question. Do consider coming along, I am not sure how many more of these opportunities there will be. Here is a link to the registration form with costs in dollars REGISTRATION (http://lifeworkshelp.com/register/2018/GauntsHouse/index.html).

Based on November 2017 currency rates, here is a rough guide to costs for the whole event. Prices include food, the gathering content, use of Gaunts House facilities (swimming pool etc) and accommodation where relevant. Bathrooms are separate but nearby to the room, unless marked ‘ensuite’:

Shared twin or triple room £604

Single room £664

Single room, ensuite £704

Shared twin or triple, ensuite £654

Commuter, no overnight accommodation required £474

Camping £490

Gaunts is in a beautiful setting, so a lot to enjoy both indoors and out, including outdoor swimming pool, acres and acres of grounds. They also grow a lot of their own food, so there is a lovely selection of fresh meals :). Last time we were there, attendees could book massages etc, so worth enquiring at Gaunts House if you would like that.

If you have a private question, please message me through this site or to [masked] or email Jacquelyn HERE.

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International HSP Gathering Retreat - 4 days
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:00

I am excited to announce that the 34th (since 2001) HSP Gathering Retreat will be in the U.K, 14-18th June, at Gaunts House, Dorset. There are only 9 of these that have ever taken place outside of the USA. These gatherings were co-created by Jacquelyn Strickland (http://www.lifeworkshelp.com/hspgathering.htm­­) and Dr Elaine Aron (www.hsperson.com) for the benefit of HSPs. To learn more about Jacquelyn and her background, do listen to this 60 minute Interview.  I have co-hosted a number of HSP Gathering Retreats with Jacquelyn in USA, Cananda and Europe. They are residential for four days, in a natural and beautiful setting, and each Gathering has a special theme. It is a chance to learn more about your trait, to find your growing edges and to commune with HSPs in a very rare, HSP-friendly setting. Dr Elaine Aron often attends on one of the days to give a talk and answer questions.

One of the beautiful things that I like about these gatherings is the way you can do what you need. None of the things on offer (talks, group discussions, creative opportunities, guidance opportunities) at the Gathering is compulsory, you are encouraged to sleep or rest when you like, and healthy, nourishing meals are provided for you. There is no special requirement in terms of prior knowledge, just be in a good enough place to be a positive companion in the group, whether that is by participating verbally or in action, or simply by your quiet and attentive presence. If you have known about your trait a long time, you will still learn and experience growth here. The gatherings are kept small, maximum is usually approximately 25 attendees, meaning that there is plenty of time to meet needs, learn at depth and make lasting friends.

Plan ahead financially if you want to attend. These gatherings are residential, in lovely settings and have internationally well-known and respected leaders. Overall, the gatherings are not only empowering, but life-changing and affirming of your trait. Do come if you can. Every effort is made to keep costs of the Gathering as low as possible.  However, for what it is and the fact that the fee includes accommodation, food and the wisdom and support of such HSPs as Dr Elaine Aron and Jacquelyn Strickland means that value for money is not in question. Do consider coming along, I am not sure how many more of these opportunities there will be.  Here is a link to the registration form with costs in dollars REGISTRATION.

Based on November 2017 currency rates, here is a rough guide to costs for the whole event.  Prices include food, the gathering content, use of Gaunts House facilities (swimming pool etc) and accommodation where relevant.  Bathrooms are separate but nearby to the room, unless marked ‘ensuite’:

Shared twin or triple room £604

Single room £664

Single room, ensuite £704

Shared twin or triple, ensuite £654

Commuter, no overnight accommodation required £474

Camping £490

Gaunts is in a beautiful setting, so a lot to enjoy both indoors and out, including outdoor swimming pool, acres and acres of grounds.  They also grow a lot of their own food, so there is a lovely selection of fresh meals  :).  Last time we were there, attendees could book massages etc, so worth enquiring at Gaunts House if you would like that.

If you have a private question, please message me through this site or to [masked] or email Jacquelyn HERE.

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International HSP Gathering Retreat - 4 days
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:00

I am excited to announce that the 34th (since 2001) HSP Gathering Retreat will be in the U.K, 14-18th June, at Gaunts House, Dorset. There are only 9 of these that have ever taken place outside of the USA. These gatherings were co-created by Jacquelyn Strickland (http://www.lifeworkshelp.com/hspgathering.htm­­) and Dr Elaine Aron (www.hsperson.com) for the benefit of HSPs. To learn more about Jacquelyn and her background, do listen to this 60 minute Interview.  I have co-hosted a number of HSP Gathering Retreats with Jacquelyn in USA, Cananda and Europe. They are residential for four days, in a natural and beautiful setting, and each Gathering has a special theme. It is a chance to learn more about your trait, to find your growing edges and to commune with HSPs in a very rare, HSP-friendly setting. Dr Elaine Aron often attends on one of the days to give a talk and answer questions.

One of the beautiful things that I like about these gatherings is the way you can do what you need. None of the things on offer (talks, group discussions, creative opportunities, guidance opportunities) at the Gathering is compulsory, you are encouraged to sleep or rest when you like, and healthy, nourishing meals are provided for you. There is no special requirement in terms of prior knowledge, just be in a good enough place to be a positive companion in the group, whether that is by participating verbally or in action, or simply by your quiet and attentive presence. If you have known about your trait a long time, you will still learn and experience growth here. The gatherings are kept small, maximum is usually approximately 25 attendees, meaning that there is plenty of time to meet needs, learn at depth and make lasting friends.

Plan ahead financially if you want to attend. These gatherings are residential, in lovely settings and have internationally well-known and respected leaders. Overall, the gatherings are not only empowering, but life-changing and affirming of your trait. Do come if you can. Every effort is made to keep costs of the Gathering as low as possible.  However, for what it is and the fact that the fee includes accommodation, food and the wisdom and support of such HSPs as Dr Elaine Aron and Jacquelyn Strickland means that value for money is not in question. Do consider coming along, I am not sure how many more of these opportunities there will be.  Here is a link to the registration form with costs in dollars REGISTRATION.

Based on November 2017 currency rates, here is a rough guide to costs for the whole event.  Prices include food, the gathering content, use of Gaunts House facilities (swimming pool etc) and accommodation where relevant.  Bathrooms are separate but nearby to the room, unless marked ‘ensuite’:

Shared twin or triple room £604

Single room £664

Single room, ensuite £704

Shared twin or triple, ensuite £654

Commuter, no overnight accommodation required £474

Camper £490

Gaunts is in a beautiful setting, so a lot to enjoy both indoors and out, including outdoor swimming pool, acres and acres of grounds.  They also grow a lot of their own food, so there is a lovely selection of fresh meals  :).  Last time we were there, attendees could book massages etc, so worth enquiring at Gaunts House if you would like that.

If you have a private question, please message me through this site or to [masked] or email Jacquelyn HERE.

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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 😊

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