The word "sensitivity” to describe being “easily affected (with reference to mental feelings)” has been around since the 1800’s
If you check out this month’s In the News article, you’ll find a straightforward yet poignant window on the world of the highly sensitive person. I know that many readers of this newsletter can relate. There’s no doubt in my mind that much of the substance abuse problems among teenagers stems from a desire to self-medicate for this very issue. Sensitive
teenage boys and girls are subjected to an unrelenting barrage of sensory input – from the constant stimulation of social media, to video games, to the feelings and thoughts of the kids they’re in classes with and pass in the halls. Some of them feel they’re walking around without skin and absorb EVERYTHING. Excessive video game use and underage
drinking are two coping mechanisms that are fairly effective in creating the numbness they crave. Of course, the consequences can be disastrous.
I’m not suggesting that we wrap these kids in cotton or helicopter parent them – such parental interventions sap the teen’s resilience and adversely impact their self- worth, exacerbating the problem. What I do suggest is the need for an ongoing conversation between parent and child about what it means to be highly sensitive in the world. Just identifying what might be going on can be life-changing for a teen – and even some adults. Addressing the challenges of being highly sensitive with honesty and compassion creates a bridge between parent and child that is particularly precious in the teen years.
There are several safe, easy, effective mind-body techniques that can help a highly sensitive child, teen or adult to manage this trait. Journaling, invoking a shield of protection made of Light or Teflon and going into the Control Center of the body-mind to adjust the level of sensitivity are some examples. The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and The Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT) are invaluable in diffusing the charge of past experiences with being “too sensitive” that resulted in emotional pain.
Please call 925-820-1949 or email me at to find out how my work can help you keep your balance in this latest wave of uncertain times.
Until next month, remember: All is moving toward the good.
With heart hugs,
A Higher Perspective
2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 254
San Ramon, CA 94583
Someone to Watch Over Me is here!
Please add Someone to Watch Over Me to your list of supportive resources for children and adults. Here are some reasons why:
It's beautifully illustrated by visionary artist Mary Derrick
It offers 26 avenues of connecting with Heavenly Guides and Angels - one for each letter in the alphabet.
It can be a door to spirituality for children and adults who are aren't already oriented that way
It's non-denominational and non-religious so you don't have to worry about offending anyone you give it to
It is a keepsake hardcover workbook that the reader makes his/her own
It requires the reader's active participation through questions
It invites and fosters artistic imagination through the reader's own illustrations
It establishes life-long pathways for spiritual resourcing
It generates conversation and discussion about spirituality within families
It teaches kindness, compassion, confidence, inner peace and inner strength
It's simple enough for children and sustaining enough for adults
Autographed copies are available directly from me
Direct ordering is available from Amazon (qualifies for Prime shipping) and Barnes & Noble. See details below.
I now have copies available for purchase via PayPal which can be individually autographed and shipped as you wish. The cost per book directly from me is $19.95 + 8.5% sales tax and ground transportation costs. Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble are fulfilling orders within a couple of days and depending upon your account with those online retailers, you may qualify for free shipping.
Those of you who have taken the time and care to post your review of Someone to Watch Over Me on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, thank you very, very much! Those online reviews help tremendously to bring new awareness to the book.
My goal is 100 5-star reviews by December 31, 2017. Will you help me reach it? You don't have to have purchased the book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble to write a review of it on either site.
Did You Know...
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Interested in backstories of my practice? My blogs often highlight client experiences as well as links to articles in the media about all kinds of fascinating mind-body-spirit topics. You're always welcome to comment on what I post either on the blog itself or my A Higher Perspective Facebook or LinkedIn pages. Also, I'd love to connect with you via Twitter (@LucyGrace888).
A Portal of Grace
The Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT) has been "a portal of grace." It's the newest technique in my celebrated mind-body-spirit toolbox and there's nothing else like it in the cutting-edge world of meridian therapies. If you enjoy the tranquility of meditation, then TAT may just be the mind-body-spirit avenue of healing for you. Even the creator of TAT, licensed acupuncturist Tapas Fleming , doesn't know exactly how TAT works - it just does.
Tap It Away!
I have been using The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) with adults, teens and children since 1997. A recent study confirms that there's nothing better than EFT for the stress carried by returning veterans. If you are interested in a copy of the study, please email me. My website has a lot more information about EFT, including client comments. EFT can be done in person, via Skype or by phone with outstanding results.
A Higher Perspective Anywhere!
Skype sessions are now available for handwriting coaching, The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and the Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT). I'm excited about bringing these extraordinary mind-body-spirit tools to a new, world-wide audience. Since I will be conducting all the Skype sessions in my San Ramon office, those clients will benefit from the high vibration so many of you have enjoyed there over the years.
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston TAT professional Patricia Thatcher put out a call to the TAT Professionals community worldwide for volunteers to join a Trauma Response Team . Along with many of my colleagues, I answered Pat's call.
Please keep me in mind as a resource in case of future need. I am available for three free TAT sessions via phone or Skype (preferred) in the aftermath of any natural or man-made disaster.
Success at Your Fingertips
Believe it or not, writing in cursive is an important mind-body-spirit connection. Although handwriting originates in the part of the brain that's most capable of change, I've always thought of The Vimala System of Handwriting as success at your fingertips. Using The Vimala Alphabet in a daily handwriting practice offers incredible benefits to your mind, your body and your spirit. Check out Vimala Rodgers' wonderful alphabet for the 21st Century on my website; then call me to arrange a series of handwriting coaching sessions in person, via Skype or by phone.
Vimala Rodgers has designed a postage stamp using the Vimala Font. You can see and purchase it here.