Are you “too sensitive”?

November 16th, 2010

Have you ever been told you are “too sensitive”?

This is not a “flaw” as some would infer, but most likely you have a highly receptive and highly sensitive nervous system.  In psychological language, this is called “HSP” (highly sensitive person) traits. This is typical for about 15-20% of the population, and as a child, your temperament may have been called “shy” or “fussy”. You may notice that loud voices, bright lights, changes, nervousness, hyper-awareness, etc. combine to create a life that requires self-awareness and self-care.  HSP is “normal” but different than the majority of the population.  Often, stress, trauma, and fear register more strongly for your nervous system.

What was / is your role in your family of origin?

July 14th, 2010

Home is where your story begins.

What does this mean to you?  Our past experiences in our families influence our present relationships. The common roles taken or prescribed in families include the “hero”, the “scapegoat”, the “lost child”, and the “mascot”.  If you recognize one or more of these roles, ask yourself (and a good friend) if it influences you today, and whether it is helpful or not.

Bob’s Comments

June 19th, 2010

Does mediation work?  When I hear destructive communications change to constructive, I know mediation is effective.  When I see people who appear to be weak, become empowered, I know mediation is effective.    When I witness empathetic listening, I know mediation is effective.

Barbara’s Comments

June 19th, 2010

I offer  therapeutic experience in a confidential setting so you can transform your life.

Suggestion Box and other comments

June 19th, 2010

We would like to hear suggestions, comments, complaints, and any other input clients or others would like to offer.  Also this provides an avenue for clients’ interaction.