• October 24-25, 2020
  • 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45AM US Pacific)
Add to Calendar 10/24/2020 10:00 am 10/25/2020 1:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Self-Care for Highly Sensitive People Join Elaine Aron and Alane Freund to learn about identifying the trait, the latest research on high sensitivity, as well as the five basic needs of HSPs. Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45AM US Pacific) false MM/DD/YYYY

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Members - $120-$152

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Do you have a keen imagination? Do you think deeply, feel strongly, and have an unusually high level of empathy? Have you been told that you are shy or overly sensitive? If so, you might be a Highly Sensitive Person, or HSP. Whether we identify as an introvert or extrovert, 20 percent of us are HSPs.   

Having high sensitivity is a valuable trait belonging to many artists and thinkers. HSPs are generally very conscientious and intuitive individuals who possess a greater emotional responsivity and an ability to process deeply. However, when HSPs become overstimulated, some of these wonderful qualities fade.  

While there are benefits to being a Highly Sensitive Person, HSPs are more vulnerable to a troubled past as well as present stressors. As a result, HSPs are prone more than others to depression, anxiety, and shyness.   

Elaine Aron began studying the positive and negative effects of high sensitivity over two decades ago and is now the foremost researcher on the topic. Alane Freund is an international consultant on high sensitivity, teaching, writing, and consulting on the trait.  

Join Elaine and Alane for this interactive workshop to learn about identifying the trait, the latest research on high sensitivity, as well as the five basic needs of HSPs, including practical suggestions for self-care, boundaries, and dealing with overstimulation. They will also discuss the unique needs of highly sensitive children and teens in addition to consideration of the trait in relation to various disorders, including differential diagnosis.    

This workshop is open to highly sensitive individuals and clinicians, as well as those who would like to be more supportive to the HSPs in their lives, because almost everyone has someone in their life who is highly sensitive. 

Elaine and Alane focus on self-care in this workshop and suggest that all participants plan to spend their Saturday afternoon and evening after the workshop ends for the day to have a true self-care retreat experience. They will provide a suggested plan and self-care tips for the rest of Saturday during the workshop. 

Please note that this workshop will be hosted live online. Instructions on how to join will be included in your event confirmation email. If you need additional assistance finding or joining the event, please email publicprograms@ciis.edu. 

Continuing Education Credits (available for an additional $30): 6 CEs Available

• The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT licenses
• For questions about CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact CIIS Public Programs at publicprograms@ciis.edu
• LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

Elaine Aron

Elaine N. Aron, PhD, is a psychologist living in the SF Bay Area. She has been studying high sensitivity since 1990.  Besides her research, published in the leading scientific journals of her field, she has published six books, including The Highly Sensitive Person (in 35 languages), The Highly Sensitive ChildThe Highly Sensitive Parent, and Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person. She and her husband, Arthur Aron, PhD, are also well known for their study of love and close relationships. 

Alane Freund

Alane Freund, LMFT, has helped adults, youth, and families focus on solutions through psychotherapy and consultation for over three decades in the mental health field. An International Consultant on High Sensitivity (ICHS) Ms. Freund has developed and implemented programs for highly sensitive people, children, families, and clinicians who serve them. She holds Masters’ degrees in clinical psychology and school counseling. She hosts the twice monthly “Are You Highly Sensitive LIVE” Q&A webinar, and leads the HSPs & Horses™ retreats at Heart and Mind Equine in Northern California (CEs offered). She can be reached for consultation or referrals through her website, alanefreund.com. 

Current CIIS students, staff, and faculty receive discounts on all events. Contact us for more information at publicprograms@ciis.edu or check your CIIS email address for our monthly email. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility on arrival at event.

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