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Jul 14, 2023

Do you have a keen imagination, rich inner life, and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential as air? Do others call you too shy or overly sensitive? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a highly sensitive person, or HSP. In this Talk, marriage & family therapist Alane Freund, an expert consultant working with the trait of high sensitivity, discusses how to use your strengths as an HSP, coping mechanisms for dealing with overstimulation, ways to improve your relationships, and the latest developments in research about highly sensitive people (HSPs). For more information about Alane Freund's work and highly sensitive people, visit and

Originally published in November of 2019, here is Alane Freund - Understanding the Highly Sensitive Person.

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