Welcome to the Colorado Highly Sensitive Person Book Club!

 

You're invited to the Colorado Highly Sensitive Person Book Club, offered to you by local, Highly Sensitive Therapist, Anneva NK Garner, MA, RSMT, LPCC. This free, Zoom book club will focus on Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) and the genetic trait of Sensory Processing Sensitivity, which is found in 15-20% of the population worldwide. Sign up for one or multiple books. Each discussion group has a limit of 10 local, highly sensitive readers.

New book starts Sunday, August 1st, 5PM

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You, 25th Anniversary Edition

by international bestselling author, researcher, and therapist Elaine N. Aron,  Ph.D.

Meeting dates: 8/1, 8/15, 8/29, 9/12, and 9/26

Groups Really Aren't My Thing. Why Join a Book Club?

 

Many HSPs spend decades feeling overwhelmed in an insensitive world, believing no one understands them, and worrying they are somehow broken. Yet, research indicates that 1 in 5 people are HSPs, and furthermore, HSPs serve an essential function for our species. The purpose of this book club is to illuminate the science, debunk the myths, and explore our shared experiences as HSPs. This book club aims to foster local community among Colorado's HSPs, because cultivating deep friendships with kindred spirits is worth the effort!

What's the Commitment?

  • Register for 1 or more books

  • Read the assigned chapters (general pace: 1 chapter per week)

  • Participate in the Zoom book club discussion​​

    • There will be 4-6 meetings per book, depending on the length of the book (please make attending all meetings a priority)

    • Meetings occur every other Sunday, 5-6PM

    • There will be a month-long break between books, during which time participants may change

    • Stay focused on the assigned chapters – voicing questions, speaking to your own experiences, and advocating for your needs

    • Remember this is a book club and not a therapy or support group, though reading these books may be therapeutic

    • Promote a culture where everyone feels safe, heard, beloved, and hopeful for the future

    • Welcome respectful disagreement

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Registration Now Open:
The Highly Sensitive Person

Meeting 1: Sunday, August 1st, 5-6PM, ZOOM

  • Intro

  • Ch.1: The Facts About Being Highly Sensitive: A (Wrong) Sense of Being Flawed

  • Ch. 2: Digging Deeper: Understanding Your Trait for All That It Is

 

Meeting 2: Sunday, August 15th, 5-6PM, ZOOM

  • Ch. 3: General Health and Lifestyle for HSPs: Loving and Learning From Your Infant/Body Self

  • Ch. 4: Reframing Your Childhood and Adolescence: Learning to Parent Yourself

 

Meeting 3: Sunday, August 29th, 5-6PM, ZOOM

  • Ch. 5: Social Relationships: The Slide Into "Shy"

  • Ch. 6: Thriving at Work: Follow Your Bliss and Let Your Light Shine Through

 

Meeting 4: Sunday, September 12th, 5-6PM, ZOOM

  • Ch. 7: Close Relationships: The Challenge of Sensitive Love

  • Ch. 8: Healing the Deeper Wounds: A Different Process for HSPs

 

Meeting 5: Sunday, September 26th, 5-6PM, ZOOM (possibly hybrid, Longmont)

  • Ch. 9: Medics, Medications, and HSPs: "Shall I Listen to Prozac or Talk Temperament With My Doctor?"

  • Ch. 10: Soul and Spirit: Where True Treasure Lies

  • Appendices: Tips for Health-Care Professionals Working With Highly Sensitive People; Tips for Teachers Working With Highly Sensitive Students; Tips for Employers of Highly Sensitive People

About Your Host:
Anneva NK Garner, MA, RSMT, LPCC

Anneva is a Highly Sensitive Person and a Highly Sensitive Person Knowledgeable Therapist in Longmont, Colorado. She is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and a Trauma-informed Energy Healer 300-Hour.

 

Anneva is the founder of Garner Guidance LLC | Resilience for sensitive people in insensitive times. This practice offers holistic mental health services, integrating talk therapy, body psychotherapy, and energy healing to treat individual adults with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, and spiritual/religious concerns.

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