Do you fit the description of a Highly Sensitive Person? 20% of the general population does.
Intuitive and deeply perceptive.
You think and feel deeply.
Sensitive to the feelings of others.
Need time to your self.
Annoyed by tags in your clothing.
Have a rich inner world and are imaginative.
Overwhelmed by noise and bright lights.
Sometimes feel misunderstood.
Become irritable if around too many people too long.
Hate conflict and violence in your life and in shows.
You are conscientious and become anxious or upset when your to do list is too long to complete. Fear you will let others down.
Told as a child that you were too sensitive or high strung.
Seek deep meaning and purpose in life.
In group we will explore our sensitivities, our inherent gifts and challenges. We will learn and practice ways of soothing our sympathetic nervous system. We will cultivate accurate and useful perceptions of ourselves and our abilities. We will increase our spiritual intelligence and intentionally co-create our lives. We will support and be supported.
Long ago women gathered around quilts, shared, laughed and created. Let us create a quilt of souls, yours, mine, ours.
2 hours: 30 minutes social and 90 minute group.
Held in a private home (Address will be given when you register)
dava is "compassionate, wise, stable, thoughtful and receptive". KP
Many "aha's". Love the expansion of awareness & presence I am experiencing. JA
It has been helpful to "listen to and gain insight from the group! JL
dava is extremely knowledgable and presents insights from a variety of disciplines. I am amazed at the details she recalls from all of her years of studying. She is a sensitive, validating teacher to each student! NW
dava is "excellent! Love the science, research, experiential and intuition shared. I learned so much by doing my own work and witnessing others. MM
I'm just so happy I reached out to join in this beautiful group!
dava "was very rounded and just so encouraging of our life forces".
Invest in yourself: The cost is $50 per session. Early bird savings: $275 paid by 3/20/19.
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I call many of the highly sensitive women I have met “Modern Mystics”. Modern mystics are often spiritual rather than religious, feel deeply connected with other people, animals and nature. Their thought processes and feeling states are deeper than those of most people.
HSP abhor violence, may become overwhelmed in crowded spaces, often need time alone, and are often contemplative. For many HSP (myself included) tags on clothing are torture and must be cut out. For many the long ‘to do’ lists with limited time is very stressful. Some find change unsettling. Some are more sensitive to pain and discomfort. Some are especially sensitive to caffeine or alcohol. Most have a rich imagination and inner life Many have felt misunderstood at some point in their lives.
If you are an HSP you are probably conscientious, perceptive and moved by beauty.
Some of the best music, books and art were created by an HSP.
They make wonderful, compassionate leaders.
You can develop strategies and skills to deal with overwhelm, exhaustion and burn out.
If you are an HSP, you are highly aware of the needs of others and likely make a good friend, therapist, pastor, artist, musician or writer.
What results can I expect from being in group?
Each person may have specific goals for themselves. It will be one of the first things we will address.
There will likely be a number of results. Feel more confident in your sensitivities and the gifts they bring, trust your intuition, release any unconscious shame or embarrassment at being different, learn and practice a number of exercises that will calm your fight, flight, freeze response, connect and relate to other sensitives/empaths (the gifts can show up differently), experience fulfillment in supporting others on their journey. In addition, any current challenges in your life or relationships can be addressed in the group so that your responses to the issue provide the outcome you want.
We will address many themes that often show up as challenges including ‘commitment’ and the ‘impulse to help others’ which may be challenging.
In addition, the elder members of the group fulfill a developmental task of generativity leading to greater mental health. Generativity includes teaching, influencing and supporting younger generations.
Besides all that, we will laugh and have fun together.
Is HSP a diagnosis or disorder?
No, it is simply a difference.
As an HSP do I need to avoid life?
No, you can learn to quickly ground yourself, calm your central nervous system in order to fully show up in your life.
Am I being too sensitive?
You are who you are, in part because of brain formation. Because of your difference you have many social and spiritual gifts.
3/13/19 When I read of a death, as I just did, I feel grief throughout my body, even when I do not know the person. Today we had a huge storm in Colorado, a cyclonebomb. I went to the news on my phone to see if the storm had moved on, it is so much more quiet now, and saw that a state trooper was killed on the highway helping a stranded motorist. My heart went out to him, his family and friends and coworkers. My heart went out to the person who hit him and their family. My heart went out to all the witnesses including the person or people being helped. All of this went through my body, heart and mind within a second with intensity. I am a Highly Sensitive Person. This is the way I live my life. And I am okay with it. In peace, dava
AUTHENTICITY SERIES COURSE LIST AND RECOMMENDED READING
Authenticity Series courses: the first 10 courses are 6 weeks in length, the 11th course is 10 weeks in length to review the earlier courses. Each class is 90 minutes in length.
1. Foundations of Authenticity: Relationship to Self, Others and Spirit
Recommended Reading: Reaching Out, Henri Nowen
Journey: From performance to authenticity.
Tara Brach article (Awakening from Trance)
From apathy to pathos
3. Authentic Abundance
Recommended Reading: Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, Deepak Chopra
From scarcity to fulfillment
4. Authentic Archetypes
Sacred Contracts, Carolyn Myss
From outsider to villager
5. Authentic Callings
Authentic Callings, Gregg Levoy
From lost to found
6. Authentic Surrender
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Richard Bach
From resistance to flow
7. Authentic Companioning
Ask and It Is Given, Esther and Jerry Hicks
From hunger to nourishment
8. Ego in Service of Authenticity
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, Eckhart Tolle
From wrestling to dancing
9. Authentic Intimacy
If the Buddha Married, Charlotte Kasl
From masking to revelation in relationship
10. Transition, Transformation and Transcendence
eat, pray, love, Elizabeth Gilbert
From “what’s next?” to “what is…”
11. Integrating Authenticity
Presence Process, Michael Brown
From practice to Practice
“I thought the workshop was excellent—heartwarming, focused, very safe and supportive with a good balance of group sharing and covering the material”. DB
“I found this very valuable. Again I love looking at and learning new and different skills. " KT