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Resources for Highly Sensitive People

Looking for more information about how to thrive as a
Highly Sensitive Person?

I've got you covered! 


This page includes affilate links. 

The Highly Sensitive Person

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This book is a great place to start if you are looking to expand your knowledge on the Highly Sensitive trait. Dr. Elaine Aron was the first to coin the term Highly Sensitive Person, after years of research on the trait and this book covers all the essential things to know about the trait.

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This important book felt like a breath of fresh air to my sensitive soul. It includes updated data about the High Sensitivity trait as well first-hand stories from HSPs doing amazing things, and a focus on the strengths of the trait.

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This book reviews the most recent research on how neurodivergence presents in women, including Sensory Processing Sensitivity (High Sensitivity), Autism, & ADHD. It's helpful if you're looking to unravel the overlap and differences between various neurodivergent experiences. 

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Sensitivity, Work & Burnout


 This book explores the common challenges that HSPs experience in the workplace, as well as support and encouragement for HSPs in finding their calling and doing work that is meaningful to them. 

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This book is for sensitive strivers, highly sensitive people who are also high achievers and find themselves struggling with perfectionism, people-pleasing, and burnout. It offers clear strategies to help you find balance, which I personally found very helpful!

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social justice for the sensitive soul book

This book offers pathways for sensitive souls to contribute to social justice work in ways that honour sensitivity.

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the cure for burnout book

This book offers easy-to-implement tools for finding balance and managing burnout in a post-pandemic world.

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Journals & Workbooks


This journal is a great tool for self-care for HSPs. It offers support and thoughtful questions in a way that is not overwhelming and helps you come back to yourself each week of the year.

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This workbook offers you a series of exercises that will help you overcome the obstacles and harness the benefits of your empathetic gifts.

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04. Using Boundaries to Heal From Burnout with Amy Pinnell, RSW

In this episode, we explore when prolonged stress and overstimulation turn into burnout, and how to truly heal from it. We also talk about when it's time to take a break or even quit a stressful job. 

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161. Boundaries for Burnout Prevention

Do you feel deeply when working with clients? If yes, you may be highly sensitive and have specific ways you need to care for your mental well being. In this episode we discuss how boundaries are your first defense against burnout as a highly sensitive human. 

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61. How to thrive while helping others as a Sensitive Social Worker with Amy Pinnell

You can be a powerful source of support for those in need and make a positive impact on your community.

In this episode, you will not only learn how to effectively support others but also the importance of self-care and boundaries to overcome burnout and continually serve others

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Highly Sensitive People and Burnout

In this episode, Esther Kane, MSW, RSW, RCC speaks with Amy Pinnell, MSW, RSW, about the link between Highly Sensitive People and burnout. There are some great tips on how HSPs can prevent burnout in the long run by taking care of themselves in the present.

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Ep. 38 Preventing Burnout as a Highly Sensitive Social Worker ft. Amy Pinnell

On this episode of The Social Work Bubble Podcast, our guest, Amy Pinnell, shares her experience being a Highly Sensitive Person and how fellow highly sensitive social workers can thrive in an emotionally draining field.

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S2E8: How to thrive as a therapist with traits of highly sensitive people (HSP) with Amy Pinnell, MSW, RSW

On today's episode of The Flourishing Therapreneur we are joined by Amy Pinnell, MSW, RSW. We chatted about the many qualities that HSP possess that make us really good therapists and how these qualities help our clients feel seen and successful. We tackle burnout for HSP, including how burnout can happen and how we as HSP can offset this unhealthy capacity. Finally, true to the Flourishing Therapreneur mission, we explore how HSP can flourish as therapists, including setting boundaries for our energy and utilizing soul-nourishing self-care techniques.

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Free Resources

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Take the Quiz

Take the Boundaries at Work quiz, and receive a free mini training that will help you improve your boundaries, and make adjustments to prevent burnout.

Free Meditation

Grab your free guided meditation - specifically created to help busy Social Workers leave work at work!

Grounding & Sensory Objects

My favourite tools for keeping myself and my clients grounded during therapy sessions. 

Blogs & Websites

The Highly Sensitive Person - Dr. Elaine Aron

Expansive Heart

Sensitive Therapist

Highly Sensitive Refuge

Life by Alissa

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