(PRWEB) July 7, 2005
Highly Sensitive People, or “HSP” as they are also known, make up 15% to 20% of the population. Thats about 50 million Americans with this inherited trait!”Chopped Liver for the Loving Spirit” by Jim Hallowes…and Friends, including the chapter “Loving Highly Sensitive People” about the trait of high sensitivity is a collection of stories by Jim Hallowes…and Friends, including chapters by actor Dick Van Patten, Comedian Fred Travalena, and Heisman Trophy winner Les Horvath, among others. Paperback, 272 pages. Published by Best-Seller Books. ISBN 1-881474-47-X
As an introduction to the inherited trait of high sensitivity and the website HighlySensitivePeople.com, see if some of these statements resonate with you, or relate to someone important in your life…
You, your partner, or someone important to you have a heightened awareness of subtleties in your environment, whether it’s sight, sound, touch, taste, or smell?
Become stressed out and upset when overwhelmed and may find it necessary to get away, maybe into a darkened room, to seek solitude, relief and comfort?
Very conscientious, hard working, and meticulous, but become uncomfortable and less efficient and productive when being closely watched or scrutinized?
Feel compiled to file and organize things and thoughts, also enjoys simplicity and may become overwhelmed or even immobilized by chaos, clutter, or stress?
Get a sense of comfort and well being when around a lake, river, stream, the ocean, or even a fountain?
Often feel the need to rearrange or move things around in the house?
Experience mood swings, sometimes occurring almost instantly and can also be affected by other people’s moods, emotions and problems?
Have a deep, rich, inner life, are very spiritual and may also frequently have vivid dreams, including possibly nightmares?
Intuitive and can usually sense if someone isn’t telling the truth or if something else is wrong?
Get concerned and worry about many things, and have been called too sensitive?
You or they were considered quiet, introverted, timid, or shy as a child.
Or, can be startled easily? Cautious in new situations? Have trouble sleeping? Extra sensitive to pain? Don’t like crowds? Avoid violent movies and TV shows? Have a deep respect and appreciation of nature, music and art?
Do some, or many, of these statements ring true for you, your partner, or someone important in your life? If so, you or they may be HSP. Whether you already know something about the trait and temperament of highly sensitive people, or if this is your introduction to the subject, welcome! The goal and intent of the website and book is to impart information, provide support and be a resource to individuals with the trait of high sensitivity and the people in their lives. Contact Jim Hallowes for interviews, workshops, and speaking engagements, or to purchase the book or CD, or just to say hello.
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