HSP Learning Circle: A coaching, mentoring book club discussion

an HSP community mentoring & coaching book club discussion experience, reading the
The Highly Sensitive Person:

How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
by Dr. Elaine Aron.


Facilitated by Jacquelyn Strickland, a member of
the International Consultants on High Sensitivity (ICHS.) 
A few members of the ICHS are also moderators of the Elaine Aron/High Sensitivity Facebook page:
One of the questions asked before joining this FB group is “What books of Elaine Aron’s have you read?”  We are contiually surprised at the number of HSPs who  have not yet read Elaine’s first book published in 1996.   In our professional and personally opinion, this book is of paramount importance for any HSP.  Thus …. the reason for this book club discussion – to encourage everyone to read the book, and to enjoy the learning, sharing and discussion with other HSPs.   I hope you will join in…. space is limited.

(1):  to deepen understanding of Sensory Processing Sensitivity; become educated about the facts, while dispelling myths; share experiences;  science, new research, and enjoy knowledgeable discussions on all aspects of our SPS trait.

(2)   to co-create a community of seekers who would enjoy reading Elaine Aron’s first book, or the newest 2020 edition:   The Highly Sensitive Person, How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You. 

Who is this HSP Learning Circle for?
This HSP Community Book Club discussion is for those who have not yet read Elaine’s first book, and also for those who would like to refresh their knowledge of SPS, and how it applies to their life.   Many of us have read this book several times with new insights each time.

This HSP community book club will adhere to the two purposes mentioned above.  It will be facilitated with the added knowledge, wisdom, coaching, and mentoring skills of Jacquelyn Strickland.

Jacquelyn will incorporate the new science, knowledge, and insights from the foreword in the newest edition of The Highly Sensitive Person as these topics arise in each chapter.   You can still use the older version (published in 1996) or purchase the newest version.

What:  An online Educational /Community Opportunity

When:  Every other Tuesday for 11 meetings, starting March 9, 2021, through August 3, 2021

Time:  60-90 minutes starting at:   11:30 am (U.S. Mountain)   6:30 pm (U.K.)   7:30 pm (Europe)   Check your time zones here.  (US Mountain is Denver, CO)

Cost:   $297 payable in advance.  Make payment at https://www.lifeworkshelp.com/pay.htm  click Workshops and enter the amount.   Once payment is made, you will receive a brief questionnaire that needs to be completed prior to our first meeting on March 9, 2021. Deadline to make payment is Friday, March 6, 2021 at 5: 00 pm (Mountain, US)

These meetings will take place on the Zoom platform.  If you have not used Zoom before, please go to the Zoom website to create your free account.    In the U.S. go to: www.zoom.us or in Europe: https://zoomeurope.zoom.us/
Please take time to familiarize yourself with how to use it.    Links for each chapter are in the comments below, and there is also a link to Zoom to set up an account.   Note:  It is quite easy.
Once our group is a definite go, you will receive the Zoom link to join our group.

Group Norms / Expectations

  • Speak what has heart and meaning for you: about your experience, questions, concerns, thoughts; emotions, and needs. Reading this book together may feel therapeutic and poignant at times, yet it is important to remember it is not a therapy or support group.
  • Stay focused on the topic at hand.
  • Please come prepared, having read the chapter, and engage in the group’s discussion.
  • It is okay to respectfully agree to disagree, however, the group’s purpose is to learn about Elaine Aron’s research and work about high sensitivity.

About ICHS – International Consultants High Sensitivity

International Consultants on High Sensitivity (ICHS) is a professional group of HSPs from different countries who are well-versed in the scientific research pertaining to SPS. They bring a wealth of combined knowledge and experience in how to thrive and honor our trait in our workplaces, families, relationships, and more. The ICHS professionals are fortunate to have received in-depth training and ongoing updates regarding the most current research on highly sensitive people from Elaine Aron, PhD.

About Jacquelyn:

Jacquelyn has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1993, having worked exclusively with highly sensitive people since 2000.  She is one of the very first pioneers, with Elaine Aron, of what is now an international movement connecting HSPs around the world.  Jacquelyn & Elaine co-founded the HSP Gathering RetreatsSince 2001, and there have been 36 and counting, national and international retreats.   We will be celebrating the 37th retreat as soon as it is safe to gather, and possibly we will gather virtually as well.

Jacquelyn’s background in Social Work, Women’s Studies, cultural diversity and a graduate degree in Counseling have empowered and informed her work since first finding out about our HSP trait in May of 1996.   Her psychotherapy practice included therapeutic orientations, coaching principles, mixed with a client’s spiritual foundation. She has been trained in hypnotherapy and loved her work as an EMDR, Level II practitioner.

She has been certified to utilize Myers Briggs Personality Assessment since 1991, and is also well versed in the use of the Enneagram, using both of these modalities, when helpful, in her work.    She now connects with highly sensitive people around the world as an HSP mentor, coach, educator, and retreat & workshop leader, including the HSP Gathering Retreats, and her Nature as Teacher and Healer retreats held in beautiful Colorado where she lives.    She is an expert on Sensory Processing Sensitivity and a member of ICHS – International Consultants High Sensitivity, a group of international professionals trained by Elaine Aron in 2018.

Jacquelyn has been married to a non-HSP introvert since 1978 and is the mother of two grown sons, one an HSP, and one simply very kind. She is the grandmother of three delightful grandchildren, ages 3, 4 and 6.  One granddaughter is almost certainly a sensitive extrovert like her grandmother.

Connect with Jacquelyn at her website:  www.lifeworkshelp.com  or on Facebook page at:   https://www.facebook.com/HSPGatheringRetreats.

You can sign up for her newsletter,
HSP Highlights & Insights  – http://www.lifeworkshelp.com/subscribe.htm


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