Events

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

HSP Parlour 😊 - online - 1st Monday Monthly
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:30

Last Parlour of the summer.  Welcome to our HSP Parlour, a monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Bring a warm drink, cake and a smile and join Barbara for an hour by 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.

Each month, 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.com.  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 the Parlour 😊

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HSP Parlour 😊 - online - 1st Monday Monthly
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 17:30

Last Parlour of the summer.  Welcome to our HSP Parlour, a monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Bring a warm drink, cake and a smile and join Barbara for an hour by 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.

Each month, 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.com.  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 the Parlour 😊

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HSP Meetup - Sept - £10 (conc)
Sat, 09 Sep 2017 12:30

Welcome to our HSP meetup  in north Berkshire.  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 two hours with a break in the middle for tea/coffee and biscuits 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. Call Cindy on <a>[masked]</a> or Barbara on[masked] if you need more information, otherwise do go ahead and RSVP - see you there :)

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Nurturing the Numinous - Mentoring and Support Day
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 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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HSP Meetup Facilitator Check-in
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:30

Online video meeting for NCHS 'HSP Meetup' Facilitators.  For support and information around practical and awareness topics related to your role, plus an opportunity to meet together every other month and share some HSP energy, ideas and encouragement with your peers.  Facilitated by Barbara.   Please note: don't forget that facilitators can access Barbara for urgent matters in between these meetings if needed.  To attend, set up a free Zoom.com account - you will see the meeting ID and password shown in the comments of this event on the day of the Meeting.

See you there :)

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HSP Parlour 😊 - online - 1st Monday Monthly
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30

Last Parlour of the summer.  Welcome to our HSP Parlour, a monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Bring a warm drink, cake and a smile and join Barbara for an hour by 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.

Each month, 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.com.  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 the Parlour 😊

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Exeter HSP Meetup - October £10 (conc)
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30

Welcome to our regular bi-monthly HSP Meetup in Exeter, facilitated by HSPs Shyron and Helen on behalf of the National Centre for High Sensitivity. As with all our events, these are gentle, HSP-friendly meetings for those who would like to know a little more about their trait and to meet others like themselves. Join in any discussions if you wish, or you are also welcome to just listen - you will not be 'put on the spot'. Places are limited to keep the Meetup small and approachable, so please RSVP early if this event might be important to you :).

Tea/coffee/biscuits provided. Stay for as much of the session as you like. It might be useful (but is not essential) to read beforehand Dr Elaine N Aron's book 'The Highly Sensitive Person'. 

The fee for the Meetup is £10.  If you are on a very low income and experiencing genuine financial hardship, please message us to receive our concessionary fee of £5.

If you have any questions before you attend, please contact Helen or Shyron through this site, they will be more than happy to help.

See you there  :)

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HSP Rest and Recovery Retreat - £225 (£60 deposit)
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:30

Two gentle nights for HSPs seeking to be actively encouraged to sleep, rest, relax, laugh, recover and enjoy quiet time with other sensitive people.  Breakfast and Lunch as and when you please, then dinner all together each evening, taking turns to cook. 

Two nights in total. Arrive on Friday[masked]pm, leave by 12 on Sunday. 

THE ACCOMMODATION


Our rest space is located in an area of natural beauty.  The area is fabulous for walking, wildlife watching or simply relaxing. 

THE SUPPORT

• Reminders and full permission to sleep/nap, walk, meditate, snack and generally meet your restful needs.


• Opportunity to book 1-1 time with Barbara to deepen your understanding of your rest and relaxation needs (included in cost of weekend).


• Encouragement to engage with other HSPs where appropriate on topics or activities that will enhance your stay, visits to local beaches and places of interest.


• Relaxation group and meditation time if requested.


• Full permission to 'do nothing and rest afterwards'.


• Small dog provided for cuddles or walks.

GUIDELINES

• You must be in a good enough emotional place to be able to offer as well as receive support and to be a good companion (even if you are a quiet companion).

• You should at the very least have read Dr Elaine Aron's book 'The Highly Sensitive Person' and attended HSP Meetups or something similar before attending.

• You need to be able to meet your own needs and organise your own activities where appropriate.

• Be prepared to share a bedroom with one other person and follow the rule that there is no talking in bedrooms unless the person sharing with you makes it clear they would like this.  Some people will be in bed during the daytime to get some quiet time, to read or to calm themselves - do respect this.  If someone is asleep, try not to wake them.

• Bring earphones so that you can enjoy music etc quietly in the same room.  Bring ear plugs if you are sensitive to noise, also bring anything with you that makes you more comfortable (hot water bottle, special blanket or pillow, guitar, art supplies, books).

Price of £225 includes shared accommodation for two nights and Barbara's special support and guidance in the background throughout the weekend. Bring food or share the shopping as we go.  Lift-sharing is encouraged (use the comments box to link up).  Please pay a non-refundable deposit of £60 to book your place.  The remainder of the fee is due a month before the retreat. 


Please contact Barbara if you have any queries[masked] or [masked].

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HSP Meetup October -£5 on the day
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 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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HSP Parlour 😊 - online - 1st Monday Monthly
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:30

Last Parlour of the summer.  Welcome to our HSP Parlour, a monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Bring a warm drink, cake and a smile and join Barbara for an hour by 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.

Each month, 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.com.  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 the Parlour 😊

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HSP Meetup In Bristol NOVEMBER
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:30

We look forward to welcoming members from Bristol and surrounding areas who would like information on the Highly Sensitive Nervous System and to meet others like themselves!

The meetup lasts for an hour and a half with a break in the middle. 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 more information on our HSP Meetups, please call or text Barbara on 07773124854.

£5 per person on the day. Please keep your RSVP up to date so we know how many to expect 😀.

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Rediscovering your sensitive identity - BRISTOL - £42 (concs)
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:00

A day dedicated to rediscovering who you are, your natural way of being, your hopes and dreams for a sensitive life.

Join Barbara on a gentle, reflective and informative day, exploring together the fundamental values and ways of being that are both natural and essential in the day to day expression of our HSP trait. Discuss, encourage, visualise and heal.

Please be sure to have taken Dr Elaine Aron's self-test at www.hsperson.com and, if time, please read her book, 'The Highly Sensitive Person'.

Please bring a packed lunch. Refreshments will be provided mid-morning and afternoon.

Fee is £42, (concessions for those on minimum incomes). Pay by PayPal here or by direct banking - ask Barbara for details. You can reach her by email through this site or call 07773124854.

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HSP Meetup - Nov - £10 (conc)
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:30

Welcome to our HSP meetup  in north Berkshire.  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 two hours with a break in the middle for tea/coffee and biscuits 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. Call Cindy on <a>[masked]</a> or Barbara on[masked] if you need more information, otherwise do go ahead and RSVP - see you there :)

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HSP Meetup November -£5 on the day
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 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 Parlour 😊 - online - 1st Monday Monthly
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:30

Last Parlour of the summer.  Welcome to our HSP Parlour, a monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Bring a warm drink, cake and a smile and join Barbara for an hour by 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.

Each month, 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.com.  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 the Parlour 😊

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Exeter HSP Meetup - December £10 (conc)
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:30

Welcome to our regular bi-monthly HSP Meetup in Exeter, facilitated by HSPs Shyron and Helen on behalf of the National Centre for High Sensitivity. As with all our events, these are gentle, HSP-friendly meetings for those who would like to know a little more about their trait and to meet others like themselves. Join in any discussions if you wish, or you are also welcome to just listen - you will not be 'put on the spot'. Places are limited to keep the Meetup small and approachable, so please RSVP early if this event might be important to you :).

Tea/coffee/biscuits provided. Stay for as much of the session as you like. It might be useful (but is not essential) to read beforehand Dr Elaine N Aron's book 'The Highly Sensitive Person'. 

The fee for the Meetup is £10.  If you are on a very low income and experiencing genuine financial hardship, please message us to receive our concessionary fee of £5.

If you have any questions before you attend, please contact Helen or Shyron through this site, they will be more than happy to help.

See you there  :)

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HSP Christmas Mingle :)
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:00

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 'Holly' so please turn up with a bit of holly 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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HSP Parlour 😊 - online - 1st Monday Monthly
Mon, 01 Jan 2018 18:30

Last Parlour of the summer.  Welcome to our HSP Parlour, a monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Bring a warm drink, cake and a smile and join Barbara for an hour by 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.

Each month, 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.com.  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 the Parlour 😊

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HSP Meetup January -£5 on the day
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 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 Parlour 😊 - online - 1st Monday Monthly
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:30

Last Parlour of the summer.  Welcome to our HSP Parlour, a monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Bring a warm drink, cake and a smile and join Barbara for an hour by 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.

Each month, 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.com.  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 the Parlour 😊

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