“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?”
- George Eliot
Richard Dossett (Wednesday, 03 January 2018 01:58)
If I had listened then perhaps we would have never left at all. If I had listened and trusted what I felt then we would never have got on those bikes and he would never have met that car at that
moment and he would still be whole.
Not survivor guilt, not self blame, just practicality. If I had known then that I was a sensing intuitive then I would have listened to the feeling. Sitting on the couch, putting on my boots whilst
he put on his jacket I could feel it.
The black cloud came down in my mind, a fog of anxiety. Doom came into the room and I could not see properly. I pushed it aside like I had before, didn’t trust it, just a feeling. But I knew, there
and then that it was not right, that we should not go now.
I didn’t really remember it till afterward, when I had finished scraping him up off the road and had piled him into the ambulance. Then It came back to me. I had known it was going to happen.
So now, I know. This happened to make it known. To wake me up. To open my mind to listening to the subtle. Like I have all my life and yet closed it down because it was not normal or acceptable.
Denying myself to myself.
To learn this lesson. That is why my friend lies broken in a sterile room. Tied to a bed with a wandering mind. Not knowing what reality is real. It stabs my heart and pierces my eyes with blades
that the mind forever sharpens and plunges in again.
Each time it does I remember and won’t forget that I feel more than others, see more, hear more. What I always locked away as an undesirable curse is now embraced as the gift that it is.
Jet Woudstra (Thursday, 20 April 2017 22:28)
Hello? So excited to find this website after having finally come to understand 'me' after 47 years of life and discovering Elaine's books! So sad to find no posts since 2012. Is there any one out
there? Preferably in Perth!
Altamente sensibles (Wednesday, 15 February 2017 09:08)
Hello from Spain and thank you for this site. We are a HSP association in Spain (Andalussia). We are so glad to meet HSPs around the world. You are welcome if someone want to meet us. Our site:
Herbert (Friday, 05 August 2016 06:59)
Shy hello from another lonesome Hsp soul in very lonesome Sydney...Though I definitely have plans to move to Tasmania in the near future...Love cool/cold clean air (the heat and the stickiness in
Sydney often makes me feel sick...tooo hot/muggy...heat sensitive too, always prefered cold weather)...pristine nature...quiet environments...creative activities, painting drawing, music,
photography. My long dead parents never understood me (felt very rejected), forced me into IT, where I soon cracked up...Lots of traumas, where I'm now going to see a spiritual healer to help tend
Anna (Saturday, 09 July 2016 13:15)
For all my life I have been told I am too sensitive. I used to think how can I toughen up. How to I change myself? I can't this is who I am. I find modern society is loud, overestimulating and too
much at times. I like my own company. I find I get upset very easily. Reading about HSP has made me feel so.much better about myself. I am an okay person
Mon (Sunday, 03 April 2016 04:12)
It really is great to find these information filled websites and know we are all normal. Although it is not always easy in a noisy world, and I am constantly tired, to the point that I'm tired of
pointing out that I'm tired. I also have a very overstimulating job with 8hr constant contact with people.
So, I'd be happy to meet up with other HSP in Perth and just share how it is. I could start a MeetUp group if people would be interested. Pls let me know. Many thanks
Christina (Sunday, 13 March 2016 01:56)
I have known all my life that I am sensitive to how others feel and can pick up on the environment and are very sensitive to words spoken yet have often thought and been told that this was a
wrongness in me. I have felt quite alone and miss understood. I was so happy and grateful to see that I am not alone and would love to join a HSP group in Wellington or explore a Therapist who has an
awareness and understanding of HSP s
Katey (Friday, 09 October 2015 19:33)
I knew I wasn't weird, crazy, bi polar, or any of the things people I love seem to think..
The sound I asked if you could hear..happened. The light out side some days or maybe the sounds or bustle of the street or even sometimes the trees is too much and I'll look a bit odd trying to
escape the overload waving my hands too agitated to explain to whomever I'm with. All the bugs I find are relocated carefully to the roadside, even ants and cockroaches are asked to leave before I
try to move them without breaking their little legs. I avoid events with family because I can't handle the tense forced conversations about everything while everyone seems to act a part they don't
usually play, and I'm the only one who can't stand to fake along. I spend most of my time alone, reading, and that makes me happy. I flit from subject to idea to tutorial to lecture at a rate that I
can't even keep up with sometimes, but I handle my own company better than others. My partner seems to understand the patterns and little quirks and he handles them well, even though I can tell he
doesn't understand them fully. I love my cat, and I love that she doesn't speak english. I don't like children but thats more because they are just too noisy being children as they should, playing,
laughing, I feel bad saying it but it's true. I'm very patient and self controlled despite feeling like I have no coping mechanisms at all. Holding all the emotions in takes its toll physically. I
lost most of my hair a year ago from stress that I believe was not hair loss worthy. Glad to be acknowledged and see I'm a kind of subcategory of human than broken or defective one. I will see if
anyone I know will read through this stuff, but won't be bothered if they don't. Me knowing is all I've ever needed to feel valid in my thoughts/feelings. not narccisstic just i understood myself and
accepted nobody else really did. Off to paint, make soap, ponder the universe...then watch documentary on quazars or engineering solar electricity or ... too many random things I have to find out and
learn still. I wish you could get paid for learning, and never had to stop to actually work. I don't in that sense though, I'd go insane, I have to make money selling crafts I make, or not, I like to
just exist and not let myself get pulled into the time, money worries that people seem to abide by. Thats insane to me!!
Therése (Monday, 03 August 2015 06:28)
Hi, I try to contact the person behind this page but could not send the message, so I try here:) Is there anyone that know if this website is still in use? The last message is written in
I am a HSP-person, 29 years old, plan to go to New Zeeland in october and want to make contact with other HSP-persons.
Wolud be glad if anyone respond on this.
Kind regards, Therése
JMS (Wednesday, 22 May 2013 23:05)
Since having discovered Elaine Aron and her work on the HSP yesterday, I can't stop thinking, researching and reading on the topic. It has been the most amazing revelation I've experienced in my 53
years. I feel as though I've been living my life so 'fuzzily' and now it's coming very sharply into focus. It's producing a strange and intense sensation that feels as though I'm being comforted for
the very first time. As I read through the material, so many, many things are now making sense.
JMS (Tuesday, 21 May 2013 19:38)
Wow, just came across this website and now my whole life makes sense. Many signs have been evident since I was a baby [going by the stories told to me by my mother], and I've often wondered whether I
had Asperger's or a Personality Disorder, but now I see how much I 'fit the profile' of HSP, it is a huge and reassuring surprise. Just another variety of a totally normal person. I think my husband
and one of my three children are very likely also HSP.
Phillipa (Thursday, 18 April 2013 08:26)
Hi, I'm an HSP still learning how to manage in a world that often feels overwhelming. I live in Sydney (Pyrmont) and am looking for a psychologist/therapist who understands and has experience working
with high sensitivity individuals. Would greatly appreciate if anyone can recommend someone. Many thanks
Ginny (Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:40)
I'm popping in after a long hiatus- HSP extrovert, mother of a now 6yr old. I created a Facebook page a while back, but it isn't very active, and also ran a support group in Fremantle a few years
I'm really feeling the need to connect and share with other HSPs, after some counselling with someone who isn't familiar with the HSP framework (which I recently sought in the aftermath of a
relationship breakup). Her tendency to pathologize what is normal and seemingly unavoidable about this trait reminded me that I need to keep refining the search for people who "just get it" without
me having to explain it to them!
I'm also quite keen to explore face-to-face meetings with other HSPs, in Perth, if there are other Western Australians tuning in. I noticed a posting from Karen in Guestbook 1. Perhaps we can chat
Jess (Monday, 10 December 2012 18:48)
Hi.I feel like I've spent my life apologizing for myself and 'acting' normal to fit in, with my radar always on hypervigilant.It's been exhausting and confusing. At 52 I now find that being HSP is a
gift in that it let's me help others especially special needs children who sometimes can't express themselves "normally" either. I am very interested in the way HSP traits and Aspergers traits can
sometimes be very similar.Very grateful to Elaine Aron and this website for letting me know I'm not the only one....
Kevin FitzGerald (Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:31)
Hi. Learning about being HSP has made quite a difference to my life over the last few years. It's good to know that my reactiveness to noise, and too many things going on at once, and not being able
to shut off empathy, and being overwhelmed by films, TV and books is just the way I am. But most of all finding two other HSP's to be in my life has been wonderful. I recommend reaching out to others
if the opportunity comes your way. I'm a practising therapist and with my colleague want to get involved with any HSP networking here in Canterbury if anyone is interested.