Julie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an HSP Psychotherapist and author of Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person, Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions.

Julie’s mission is to help sensitive people reduce the challenges and increase the positives. Through her website, specializing in Highly Sensitive People (HSPs), also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS), she offers many valuable resources for both HSPs and parents of sensitive children.

Julie has a mission to spread awareness and education about the trait of high sensitivity and believes the world needs the gifts of sensitive people.

In this episode:

  • Julie discusses parenting a highly sensitive child in episode 10
  • How sensitivities are a gift to the world vs hiding them
  • Julie discusses her online program on managing overwhelm through brain training
  • D.O.E.S. acronym
  • Limbic part of the brain is like a supercomputer
  • More activity in the insula part of the brain
  • Untrained HSP and Trained HSP regarding supporting our minds and body
  • Describing brain with two parts
  • Importance of body awareness
  • Being more centered means you can be less impacted by stimulations
  • Self-care continues to be key as preventative
  • Taking stress levels down from 7 to 8 to 2 to 3 on daily basis
  • Cycle of shame or guilt and its impact on our self-esteem
  • Changing the default of care-taking everyone else before taking care of self first
  • Pausing when you hear “should” in your mind
  • Taking breaks increase focus
  • How multitasking impacts the brain
  • Unlearning habits of stress
  • Two questions to ask yourself
  • Exploring what are your triggers
  • Being mindful of our self-talk and bringing in self-compassion and self-love
  • Perfectionist measuring stick
  • “We can only be loved as much as we love ourselves”-Julie
  • When we raise the bar for ourselves we raise the level of relationships we are in
  • supervisors rating HSPs higher in work yet stress is higher
  • Steps in taking sensory breaks to have energy left at end of a work day
  • Transitions
  • Stating your needs as a positive need request
  • Raising children who have sensitivities and are supportive are less likely to develop anxiety and depression later in life

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