Summer Dates: June 7, 14, 21, & 28 [in person, with physical distancing]
Registration due by Wed., May 27 (1 space remains)
Fall Dates: Sept. 20 & 27, Oct. 4 & 11
Registration due by Wed., Sept. 9
Dr. Elaine Aron's groundbreaking research on HSPs (Highly Sensitive Persons) helps us understand why this 15-20% of the population may feel like they are fundamentally different from most people they know.
As with any personality trait, sensory-processing sensitivity involves both light and shadow. HSPs often feel lonely and frustrated by having a keen level of awareness and empathy beyond what is culturally considered "normal." It can be helpful, encouraging, even inspiring to connect with other people who share this kind of highly-attuned temperament.
Previous groups have been a beautiful experience, with recent participants commenting, "This is the first time in my life that I've been in a group of people where I
could just be myself," and "I feel like I could have bypassed 10 years of my life by coming to these meetings!" Each session Dr. Laura gives a brief
didactic piece about HSP and then opens the group to sharing and
Because this is a small group (5-6), participants must commit to attending all four sessions. The HSP Group is designed to benefit both therapists and non-therapists who identify as having Highly Sensitive Personality.
1st & 3rd (or 2nd & 4th?) Mondays of each month
7:00-8:30pm at Dr. Laura's office group room
Therapy groups can be incredibly helpful by giving us a chance to observe our interactions with and reactions to others, experiment with different ways of relating in the moment, and increase our freedom and authenticity -- all in a safe space for the kind of real-time honest, respectful communication that rarely occurs in everyday life.
If you have been a participant in one of the Sunday afternoon HSP Groups and would like to continue with deeper work in an ongoing way, contact Dr. Laura to indicate your interest in this long-term group. Once we have enough participants, we will begin.