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Back to Comfort ZoneMay 2009: Comfort Zone ONLINE
A Letter from Elaine:
Power in the Workplace; Suggestible HSPs; What Kind of Sensitive Are You?

Dear Highly Sensitive Friends and Readers,

Summertime, and I hope the living is easy for you, or easier than it was. Just consider how nice it is to live where there's safe drinking water, to have no fear of prowling grizzly bears or aerial bombings, and just not to be at death's door today, if all that's true for you.

Sorry if that sounds like a grim start, but I am getting sunnier with the lengthening days. I've simply been reminded anew, by some deaths of people close to me, that it is good to be grateful for health and life. One of those I lost, and we all lost, was Jan Kristal, a fellow HSP and one of my dearest friends. She wrote The Temperament Perspective.

I would not have written The Highly Sensitive Child without her help. She had consulted about temperament for over 700 children and was one of the leaders in her field. Some, like me, miss her desperately and that will include those I would have referred to her in the past. (Alice Shannon, also an expert on temperament and an HSP who worked with Jan for years, will be available for that now.)

This newsletter has three articles, as usual, but two are from questions you have asked: About dealing with power in the workplace when you are a sensitive manager, and whether HSPs are more suggestible--easy to hypnotize, apt to be cured by a placebo, or prone to imagining illnesses.

The other article, What Kind of Sensitive Are You, was great fun and practically written for me by the biologists studying sensitivity in animals.

Also, new international websites have been added. The New Zealand website has changed ownership. It is now at www.hspnetwork.com.au    See a list of other international websites here.

I do not have any speaking planned this summer. I'll be taking it easy after copyediting the new book, The Undervalued Self (Little, Brown is the publisher, out next March), and hopefully finishing Psychotherapy with Highly Sensitive People (Routledge, out whenever). But you will see another newsletter in August.

I hope you have a summer that would suit Goldilocks: Not too hot, not too cold, but just right.

Elaine

 

May 2009 Articles:

A Letter from Elaine

Questions Answered:
Power in the Workplace & Are HSPs More Suggestible?

Insights: What Kind of Sensitive Are You?

 

More Comfort Zone Email Newsletters

May 2009 Articles:

A Letter from Elaine

Questions Answered:
Power in the Workplace & Are HSPs More Suggestible?

Insights: What Kind of Sensitive Are You?

 

 

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