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High Sensitivity & Insecure Attachment

It’s only recently that I became aware of the trait formally called Sensory Processing Sensitivity, via a documentary film titled Sensitive: The Untold Story. This led me to a book by Dr. Elaine Aron, a leading researcher in the field who coined the term Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) to refer to individuals who have this genetic trait. According to Dr. Aron, this amounts to about 15-20 percent of us, not just humans. The trait has been identified in more than 100 different species of animals.


Dr. Aron’s book, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You, changed my life. This is not an exaggeration. When I read about attachment styles in relationship to high sensitivity, I knew I had some serious inner work to do. And I knew I’d need help to do it.


Fast forward a few years, and I’m now able to share parts of this journey through writing. As many acquainted with me know, writing is how I process and make meaning.


My guest blog “When High Sensitivity Meets Insecure Attachment” published last week on a website dedicated to helping HSPs thrive.


Please feel welcome to have a read, and let me know via my contact form of any questions or thoughts you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!




More about high sensitivity along with links to additional resources can be found at the bottom of my Services page.