Every person receives information via the senses. However, a highly sensitive person experiences the stimuli through sensory sensations more intense and deeper. The nervous system takes on more details and these incentives are sorted more intense. Being highly sensitive offers advantages, but as long as you are not able to use the benefits, you can experience high sensitivity as an disadvantage.
Highly sensitive persons often focus on the world outside and live their life from the outside in. The goal of counseling is that you’re going to live from your true nature again, meaning that you learn to give direction to your life from the inside. Because I am highly sensitive myself, I give you insight in your personality and clear instructions how to deal with high sensitivity.
As a parent you may also have to deal with high sensitivity in the family. Therefore it is important to get clear instructions on how to cope with your highly sensitive child.
More information about the guidance of problems with High Sensitivity and other complaints can be found under treatment.
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Temperament trait of sensory processing sensitivity moderates cultural differences in neural response.
Research shows that sensory processing sensitivity (SPS), a temperament trait characterized by social, emotional and physical sensitivity was associated with significantly greater activation in brain areas involved in high-order visual processing (i.e. right claustrum, left occipitotemporal, bilateral temporal and medial and posterior parietal regions) as well as in the right cerebellum, when detecting minor (vs major) changes in stimuli. These findings remained strong and significant after controlling for neuroticism and introversion, traits that are often correlated with SPS. Results provide the evidence of neural differences associated with SPS, the direct support for the sensory aspect of this trait that has been studied primarily for its social and affective implications, and preliminary evidence for heightened sensory processing in individuals high in SPS.
Aron, A., Ketay, S., Hedden, T., Aron, E. N., Markus, H. R., & Gabrieli, J. D. E. (2010) Temperament trait of sensory processing sensitivity moderates cultural differences in neural response. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6, 38-47.