HSP Highlights & Insights November 2011
(Revised & republished February 2018)
Top Ten Reasons to Have a HSP Dyad Partnership© ~ or a significant reciprocal relationship ~ OR “Do you ever just long for something deeper? ”
by Jacquelyn Strickland, LPC and Molly Sheahan
Note: A “dyad” in this instance is defined as: a pair; specifically, sociology : two individuals maintaining a sociologically significant relationship.
With HSPs, a “dyad” can easily be expanded to include two or more individuals in a sociologically significant relationship — as is so uniquely, and beautifully co-created at the HSP Gathering Retreats, and on many social media sights today. This does not automatically imply a “friendship” so much as a moment in time when one is is allowed to see and be seen, to understand and be understood.
Here is another top ten list that is shared at the HSP Gathering Retreats. Many of you have asked that it be printed in my newsletter … so, here it is ~ a gift to you ~ with my sincerest wish that you also have a HSP friend or connection in your life with whom you can share a part of life’s journey with.
1. The safety of the relationship provides us with a forum within which to fully “come out” and reveal ourselves as a highly sensitive person.
2. It provides us with validation and acknowledgment – allowing us to be seen, heard and understood.
3. It relieves pressure, tension and energy drain from not being authentically seen or heard in our daily lives.
4. It creates an avenue for fuller self-expression of our Spirit, including our emotions, imaginations, and perceptions, often leading us to wonderful (inner) places and (outer) possibilities never before revealed.
5. It provides us a place to share our vivid and often intense experiences of the world around us.
6. It focuses on our strengths, opens our heart and infuses us with a sacred innocence and joy.
7. It helps us move beyond blind faith to a feeling of “faith like prayers just heard.”
8. It can take the pressure off others, especially our non-HSP partners or friends, who may find it tiring to go the depths we naturally find energizing, nurturing and supportive.
9. It can keep us focused on what really matters and away from irrelevant details which can ultimately drain our energy.
10. It can provide us with a mirror which allows us to fully see, hear and feel our own energies which can then serve as validation and clarification for the depth of our perceptions.
This list comes from my personal experience and was co-created with my special HSP friend and dyad partner, Molly, back in 2001. Thank you Molly.
Some of you might remember meeting Molly at the 6th HSP Gathering Retreat near Sequoia National Park in the fall of 2004, and also at the Colorado HSP Gathering Retreat in Colorado in the fall of 2007.
P.S. And did I say :
“ These same top ten reasons are often experienced
at the HSP Gathering Retreats ! ”
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The 2018 HSP Gathering Retreats™ , with Dr. Elaine Aron, my co-founder, always joins us either in person or via Skype or Zoom ~~ Unless something changes, Elaine will be joining us this year from the comfort of her own home. There will be plenty of time to personally connect with her, ask questions, and hear her latest wisdom.
The 34th HSP Gathering Retreat
14-18 June 2018 Dorset, England with my returning, lovely, helpful, supportive co-hosts, Barbara Allen-Williams
and Annet DeZwart
... did you catch my description of Barbara and Annet ? I think I just defined a “sociologically significant” relationship with another.)
The 35th HSP Gathering Retreat:
September 30 -October 4, 2018 Phoenicia, New York
Register here: http://www.lifeworkshelp.com/hspgathering.htm