Three Pathways

An Introduction to High Sensitivity

This is the first video in a new series on high sensitivity and neurotransmitters. The course will be exploring questions such as, “Do people with high sensitivity need more neurotransmitters due to increased processing in various of the brain?” Importantly, this series is relevant for everyone interested in improving mental and emotional health, not just those with high sensitivity.

Featured Art

As a new addition to the community, we’re going to begin featuring artists. We’ll be exploring the relationships between high sensitivity and art. If you’re an artist and would like to have your work considered to be featured here, please get in touch. All art forms are welcome. Create a free account on the site if you’d like to receive the newsletter with featured artists and to be notified when new content about high sensitivity is released.

Three Pathways for Highly Sensitive People & Gifted Individuals

If you suspect or know you are a highly sensitive person and/or a gifted individual, there are three pathways available to you here:

Highly Sensitive People

Being highly sensitive is something extraordinary. In fact, as you’re about to learn, high sensitivity is a genetic, evolutionary trait seen in over 100 species in the animal kingdom, including humans.

Until recently, high sensitivity was not well understood. That is changing now and we are beginning to understand what this genetic trait is, how valuable it is, and the unique challenges and gifts that come with being a highly sensitive person.

Highly sensitivity people are wired differently. We are wired to take notice and to process and experience life deeply. We notice subtle things that other people miss. We tend to have empathy for others and also react more strongly to life experiences.

Making up roughly 30% of the population, with the middle 40% being moderately sensitive, there are as many as 2 billion highly sensitive people in the world.

Connection & Friendships

Whether you are highly sensitive, moderately sensitive, or gifted, you’ve found a place to form real world connections with others like you.

Online forums are great and we have those here, but as Elaine Aaron has recommended in her work, the path of highly sensitive people is to:

  • Learn about the trait
  • Heal old pain
  • Spend time with other HSPs

This website provides the means to meet other highly and moderately sensitive people as well as gifted individuals. If you want to meet other people that live in your area, go ahead and sign up, it’s free:

If you’ve already created an account, click here to start meeting people…

Gifted Individuals

Research shows that 87% of gifted individuals are also highly sensitive.

Being “gifted” is generally defined as having an IQ of 130 or higher and is its own journey.

There is a lot of overlap between the traits of high sensitivity and the traits of gifted people. They are not exactly the same however.

Parenting a Gifted Child

This is a topic very dear to my heart since I grew up as a gifted child. Read more…