Although Highly Sensitive People (HSP) make up 15-20% of the population, we often feel misunderstood and isolated from our Sensitive community leading to feelings of low self-esteem and depression.
Spending time with others who "get you" is incredibly healing and validating, as I've seen in clients who attend my HSP groups.
If possible, I encourage other therapists to offer a safe space for your HSP clients to gather in like-minded community, learn more about their Sensitivity and discover tools to manage overwhelm.
Although the format of each group can vary widely, below are some of the components that I regularly incorporate into my HSP groups:
The books below can be used to learn more about the trait of Sensory Processing Sensitivity and get inspiration for your group activities. The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook offers a step-by-step guide to starting your first HSP group.