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Back to Comfort ZoneNovember 2013: Comfort Zone ONLINE
Happy Holidays, Therapist List Begun, and Changes in Comfort Zone

Plus: My New Zealand Visit; Making Decisions; Discuss HS with Your Therapist; and more...

Dear Highly Sensitive (HS) Reader,

Happy (if-we-play-our-HS-cards-right) Holidays! Our HS world is getting more and more full. There are TEN announcements below, the longer ones with links, so I will get right to them:

  1. Welcome to the last, or maybe next-to-last, Comfort Zone newsletter. (You see why there's an article in this issue on trouble making decisions!) If you'd like to know my thinking on this...
  2. You are all invited to submit a brief "HSP success story" for a book of same name to be edited by Ted Zeff. This is a great idea and should inspire many. Do consider adding your story.

Articles in this issue:

  1. A Brief Reminder for the Holidays
  2. An HSP (me) Visits New Zealand, or Why this Newsletter is Late
  3. On Making Decisions
  4. Discussing your Trait with Therapists


Coming events:

  1. HSP Gatherings: Past participants will tell you that all HSPs need to come to at least one. These intimate groups of usually around 25-30 are very empowering yet gentle; connecting yet retreat-like. I speak to each Gathering by Skype, answering any question you can think of. Jacquelyn Strickland has done over 25 of these remarkable seminars. She really knows how to enrich the lives of HSPs.

    The next Gatherings will be...
    • Sunday, April 27 through Thursday May 1, 2014, in the Texas Hill Country, Red Corral Ranch. "Think spring in the Hill Country, with Texas Bluebonnets and starring skies." You can register now.
    • June, 2014, Pacific Northwest. Details coming
    • November 20-24, 2014, Bowral, Australia (one hour south of Sydney)
    • December 4-8, 2014, New Zealand. Details to come
  2. Friday night May 30 through Sunday morning June 1, Kripalu, Western Massachusetts. I have been persuaded to do another weekend for HSPs at Kripalu after we had to close the enrollment at 70 last time. I don't know how many more I will do so this is an unusual chance to be together. I will discuss the latest research and answer all questions, but mostly we will keep it easy and restful as we get to know each other. You will like the nourishing food and soft energy at Kripalu, just right for HSPs. Being Memorial Day weekend minus Memorial Day itself, this leaves you an extra day in this area that can be full of light and grace at this time of year (or any time). To register, click here or call 1-800-741-7353.
  3. Therapist certification.Not exactly an event, but it has begun a list of therapists who have been trained to work with highly sensitive clients. If they want they can indicate if they are highly sensitive themselves, and some have. It is short and all in Northern California, but it will grow in the spring.

    At that time it will be set up that therapists who either read Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person or watch the 5-hour DVD made at the course I gave for therapists on October 19, can (for a fee) take a test that will be at at www.hperson.com. When they pass it, they can be on the list. This should eventually provide HSPs with a list of licensed therapists all over the country who are knowledgeable about our trait. Nice, huh? Start warming up your favorite therapist. In the meantime, read the article "Discussing your Trait with Therapists," listed above.
  4. Don't Forget the HSP Store for the Holidays. I don't mean to seem self-serving with this little ad, but the books, DVDs (one brand new), and The Highly Sensitive Person on audio may also serve someone else. There are gifts for...
    • the parent of an HSC (The Highly Sensitive Child) or an HS boy (Ted Zeff's The Strong Sensitive Boy)
    • a couple or a close friendship, in which one is an HSP--The Highly Sensitive Person in Love
    • people you think have the trait but do not realize it yet (with The Highly Sensitive Person maybe enclose the note, "In case you know someone who might make good use of this, even yourself!")
    • an HSP with the basic book who does not have the Workbook, a DVD, or one of the other books in the store
    • a friend who is a therapist and would appreciate Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person
    • those who would appreciate The Undervalued Self, if you can get away with giving this person a book with that disastrous title. Someone psychologically minded will especially appreciate it. You could say, "I know the title is a little strange, but try the first chapter. It's really about love and power, and not like anything else you’ve ever read."
    • finally, for the parent of any boy, not just an HSC, you might want to give Ted Zeff's Raise an Emotionally Healthy Boy: Save Your Son from the Violent Boy Culture by going to the Amazon Kindle download site or drtedzeff.com. For an inexpensive gift, even a "stocking stuffer," the e-version is on sale for only $2.99!

      (At Amazon, you can easily give many books for HSPs as e-books.)

 

November 2013 Articles:

A Letter from Elaine
Why this Might be Nearly the Last Issue of Comfort Zone
Share Your HSP Success Story
A Brief Reminder for the Holidays
An HSP (me) Visits New Zealand
On Making Decisions
Discussing Your Trait with Therapists

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November 2013 Articles:

A Letter from Elaine

Why this Might be Nearly the Last Issue of Comfort Zone

Share Your HSP Success Story

A Brief Reminder for the Holidays

An HSP (me) Visits New Zealand

On Making Decisions

Discussing Your Trait with Therapists

 

 

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