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Making Work Work for Highly Sensitive People
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Building on Elaine Aron's groundbreaking work in The Highly Sensitive Person, this invaluable book helps highly sensitive persons find the work they are called to do and do their best work in less than perfect enviornments. Here are strategies that will help HSPs experience work in a way that is emotionally gratifying, financially rewarding, and that allows them the freedom to achieve their maximum potential. Because the real job for these exceptionally creative, multi-talented people is learning how to make their sensitivity work for them.
Based on lifelong study, cutting-edge research, and extensive interviews with hundreds of HSPs, Dr. Barrie Jaeger tackles the problems and issues highly sensitive people face on a daily basis--from feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of work and overstimulated by the workplace environment, to suffering from a lack of confidence, and a nagging sense that they are not "cut out for the real world."
Jaeger outlines three experiential states of work, and shows HSPs how they can progress from the lowest, most arduous level, when a job is "just a job," to the highest and most desired state of comfort and happiness in their work:
Jaeger also includes dynamic exercises, shows ways to take breaks (vital for stress relief) and provides helpful personal assessment features. Encouraging, invigorating, and healing, Making Work Work is an owner's manual for any highly sensitive person who wants to discover how to love what they do--and do what they love.
"If plunging ahead into the unknown to try to find one's true work is not courage, I do not know what is. And Barrie Jaeger is giving that courage. It is at work that HSPs are able, or forced, to interface with the often troubled and troubling non-HSP world. Here is where hope and support are most needed. Barrie provides what counts--the emotional support. Soul support."
--From the foreword by Elaine Aron
If you feel drained and generally debilitated at work, or your work doesn't fulfill your creativity, you may be among the 20 percent of the population who find themselves overwhelmed by the pressures of their job. The Highly Sensitive Person is often highly intelligent, imaginative, empathetic, and hyper-aware of his or her surroundings. This sensitivity is part of being passionate about your work. But it can make being part of the work force a painful trial.
Building on the groundbreaking national bestseller, The Highly Sensitive Person, this book is devoted to explaining why traditional work doesn't work for you--and what you can do to improve your situation. Dr. Barrie Jaeger provides proven strategies to find work you can embrace--and not just endure.
A practical guide to coping at work
Making Work Work for the Highly Sensitive Person builds on Elaine Aron's groundbreaking bestseller The Highly Sensitive Person.
This new book, which includes a Foreword by Aron, gives highly sensitive persons (HSPs) strategies to build confidence, combat stress, and find work that is emotionally, financially, and creatively rewarding.
Based on cutting-edge medical and scientific research, this fresh perspective on how readers can secure satisfying careers includes strategies to:
Gives highly sensitive people the strategies to cope at work, building confidence, combating stress and finding work that is rewarding.
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