Reading Emma Cammeron’s blog I was fascinated to discover a section about Highly Sensitive People. (HSP’s)
“I have noticed that many of the young people whom I work with tell me of their sensitivities and how school can be overwhelming, or the noises that their younger brother make are unbearable, these people also tell me about other sensitivities such as tummy aches when they have to go to school and skin rashes from certain laundry detergent. These same people find it very hard to manage when a friend is perceived as disloyal and seem to suffer from environmental stress and are affected by other people’s words and moods.” I am finding in my practice that expressive art therapy is a valuable way to gain understanding into our sensitivities and provides a way to understand our triggers and to gain personal strategies and ways of keeping ourselves safe.
Sometimes if you talk about something you can feel quite detached from it. And emotional detachment does not lead to much real change. Using images in therapy can help you to get a deeper, more ‘felt’ and emotionally connected quality. This can help you to move on so that you can really allow change to happen.
Do you think that you might be a Highly Sensitive Person?
Here is a link to a free test to see if it fits with you.