Synopses & Reviews
Highly sensitive people (HSPs), who make up some 20 percent of the population, are individuals who both enjoy and suffer from a finely tuned neurological system. This condition can be a gift, but, until HSPs master their sensitive nervous systems, they operate in a constant state of overstimulation. Conditions that most of us ignore completely overwhelm the HSP: bright light, loud sounds, and strong smells. More importantly, HSPs are also very sensitive to their internal worlds. They tend to be deeply affected by pain, both emotional and physical. The emotional demands of relationships and inevitable consequences of change often leave them reeling.
If you're a HSP, the most important thing you must learn is how to manage your increased volume of sensory experience, both physical and emotional stimulation. This accessible, practical guide contains strategies that help you master this critical skill. The book starts with a brief description of the highly sensitive person, and then offers a self-examination quiz, which allows you to assess whether you are highly sensitive. Then the book outlines coping techniques specific to the plight of the HSP. Youíll learn tips for reducing the influence of provocative sensory experiences, such as excessive light and noise in the home and office. Meditation and relaxation techniques help you to reduce the anxiety caused by heightened sensitivity. Easy-to-follow exercises guide you through the challenges of communicating and interacting with others in both social and intimate relationships.
If youre highly sensitive, youve picked up the right book. Zeffs easy-to-follow advice will transform your life. An illuminating book on a critically important topic.”
Linda Johnen, MS, author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Hinduism and Alpha Teach Yourself Yoga in Twenty-Four Hours
This book is a must read for every highly sensitive person. Zeff has many innovative techniques for coping with the overstimulation and stress in our fast-paced world.”
Sanford L. Severin, MD, author of TriEnergetics
"This is an excellent collection of new, practical coping strategies."
Elaine N. Aron, PhD, author of The Highly Sensitive Person
Ted Zeff, a psychologist who specializes in treating highly sensitive people, provides practical strategies for dealing with sensory and emotional overload, communicating effectively with non HSP partners, and developing ways to block stress triggers at work. Print advertising. 10-city radio tour. Mental health, women's, and psychology media campaign. Mailing to 50,000 mental health and medical professionals.
Ted Zeff, a psychologist who specializes in treating highly sensitive people, provides the first, easy-to-use survival guide offering immediate, practical, day-to-day coping skills for highly sensitive people. The book offers strategies for dealing with sensory and emotional overload, communicating effectively with nonHSP partners, developing ways to block stress triggers at work, and much more.
If you’re a highly sensitive person (HSP), you’re in good company. HSP’s make up some 20 percent of the population, individuals like you who both enjoy and wrestle with a finely tuned nervous system. You often sense things that others ignore such as strong smells, bright lights, and the crush of crowds. Even the presence of strangers in your immediate vicinity can cause you considerable distraction. You already know that this condition can be a gift, but, until you learn to master your sensitive nervous system, you might be operating in a constant state of overstimulation.
As an HSP, the most important thing you can learn is how to manage your increased sensitivity to both physical and emotional stimulation. This accessible, practical guide contains strategies to help you master this critical skill. Build your coping skills by exploring the books engaging exercises. Then, keep the book by your side, a constant companion as you make your way through your vibrant and highly stimulating world.
- Find out what it means to be a highly sensitive person
- Take the self-examination quiz and find out whether you are highly sensitive
- Learn coping techniques indispensable to IHP’s
- Discover how to manage distractions like noise and time pressure at home and at work
- Reduce sensory-provoked tension with meditation and deep relaxation techniques
- Navigate the challenges of interacting with others in social and intimate relationships
About the Author
Ted Zeff, Ph.D., received his doctorate in psychology in 1981 from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. He currently teaches workshops on coping techniques for highly sensitive people. He has taught stress reduction and insomnia management for over fifteen years at various hospitals and medical groups. For more information please visit drtedzeff.com.
Foreword writer Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D., is the author of The Highly Sensitive Person, The Highly Sensitive Persons Workbook, The Highly sensitive Person in Love, and The Highly Sensitive Child.
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