Highly Sensitive AND a woman?
Your tendency to take in more information than others & process it deeply? – Overthinking.
That constructive feedback you received from a work colleague that you’re mulling over 2 months later. – Why can’t you just grow a thicker skin?
Sitting in meetings, thinking - hang on, the project can’t possibly be delivered on time if we lose our key tester. – Am I crazy, why can’t anyone else see this?
Railing at the injustice of your colleague being promoted ahead of you, even though you’re far more qualified & capable. And not speaking up about it. – It’s just not fair! Followed by the thought ‘I’m not good enough….’
Children that won’t get up in the morning, packed lunches to make, school run to navigate, can I get to my desk in time for my 9am meeting, what - now the computer has decided to spontaneously update?? – Overwhelm swiftly followed by Meltdown.
Welcome to the life & inner dialogue of a Highly Sensitive woman.
Before I discovered I was Highly Sensitive, these would be typical situations & conversations going on inside my busy, sensitive brain.
Are you highly sensitive?
Thinking deeply & processing deeply, overstimulation & overwhelm, feeling things intensely & noticing things that others miss while relating them to the Bigger Picture – these are all key characteristics of a Highly Sensitive Person.
Our brains are actually wired differently from the non-Highly Sensitive brain, as are our nervous systems. We are physiologically built to be more sensitive than others. Nature made us this way to keep us & the rest of our species safe. HSPs are the First Alerters, the canaries in the coal-mine, designed to respond to the first signs of danger or toxins in our environment.
Once we understand this, we can take responsibility for our own needs & pay attention to the environments we place ourselves in. Nobody else can do this for us. It’s when we stay out of our sensitive shadows & actively manage our energy that our true abilities shine. That’s when we stand fully in our sensitive power & fulfil our purpose in the World.
Martine Louis, Money Coach
"I knew from my early childhood that I was an introvert, shy & very sensitive but it became a real challenge when life pushed me to become an entrepreneur.
When I met Nina and discovered that I was a highly sensitive person, my vision and my life completely changed.
I now welcome this challenge as a strength. In a very safe environment with empathy, understanding, & patience, Nina gave me confidence using very powerful tools specially designed for people like me. Now I know that I am not alone... I embrace my trait and focus on the benefits that being an HSP can give me - more empathy, creativity, the ability to feel positive emotions very deeply, intuition and also the ability to develop qualities to be a great leader.
I used to say to my clients that Awareness is the open door to the shift, that’s exactly what Nina does with her coaching and the huge benefits that occur."
When I discovered I was an HSP, I felt as if I’d finally been given the right user manual for me.
Lightbulbs went off in my mind & everything started to make sense. Even though I had a degree in Psychology, spent years studying Neuro Linguistic Programming, Shamanism & other personal development modalities, I had intuitively felt there was something missing. Recognising I was an HSP was the missing piece of the puzzle.
I finally understood why:
• years working in the technology department of a global investment bank left my soul feeling destroyed & nearly led to burn-out
• the early years of becoming a mother were a blur of sleep deprivation & feelings of inadequacy
• I struggled at school as a child growing up in Malaysia, never fitting in with the other children, struggling to keep up with lessons, because the method of teaching just didn’t work for me
• when I found myself in a different country & new school, my teacher inspired such a passion for learning in me that I desperately wanted the weekends to end so I could go back to school!
Decades on, this passion for learning is still with me.
It’s what led me to find the NIA technique, a form of exercise perfect for HSPs as it works on the mind, body, spirit & emotions. Get fit, find joy, release deep-seated trauma, meet like-minded people, all while dancing to great music? – Hell Yes!
I highly recommend HSPs to try a NIA class – in person or online.
I continue to explore, learn & train in new methods & techniques that support me as a Highly Sensitive Woman & I love to share what I learn in my programs & with my clients.
These are some of the modalities I draw on in my coaching:
Psychology, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Clean Language & Symbolic Modelling, Shamanism, Energy Medicine, Quantum Physics, mBraining, Numerology, NIA, Buddhism