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 focuses 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, May 15th

The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them (2002)

by Elaine N. Aron,  Ph.D.

Meeting dates: Sunday, 5/15 & 6/26, 5-6PM

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 2-6 meetings per book, depending on the length of the book (please make attending all meetings a priority)

    • Meetings occur on Sundays, 5-6PM, with at least 2 weeks between meetings

    • 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



Registration Now Open:
The Highly Sensitive Child

Meeting 1: Sunday, May 15th, 5-6PM, ZOOM

  • Introduction

  • Is Your Child Highly Sensitive: A Parent's Questionnaire

  • Ch. 1: Sensitivity: A Better Light on "Shy" and "Fussy" Children

  • Ch. 2: Fasten Your Seat Belts: The Challenges of Raising an Exceptional Child

  • Ch. 3: When You the Parent Are Not Highly Sensitive: Blessings in Disguise

  • Ch. 4: When You and Your Child Are Both Highly Sensitive: And What About the Rest of Your Family's Temperament?

  • Ch. 5: Four Keys to Raising a Joyous HSC: Self-esteem, Shame Reduction, Wise Discipline, and Knowing How to Discuss Sensitivity


Meeting 2: Sunday, June 26th, 5-6PM, ZOOM

  • Ch. 6: Off to the Right Start: Soothing and Attuning to Highly Sensitive Infants

  • Ch. 7: Toddlers and Preschoolers at Home: Adapting to Change and Dealing with Overstimulation

  • Ch. 8: Toddlers and Preschoolers Out in the World: Helping Them Feel Successful in New Situations

  • Ch. 9: School-Age HSCs at Home: Resolving Problems

  • Ch. 10: School-Age HSCs Out in the World: Helping Your Child Enjoy the Classroom and Social Life

  • Ch. 11: Sensitive Adolescents and Young Adults: The Delicate Task of Launching a Spirited, Seaworthy Vessel

  • Twenty Tips for Teachers

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.