July 25th: On-line Master Class: Highly Sensitive Children & Parents. Heightened sensitivity can be a tremendous asset in life, but it can also create tension, friction, and overwhelm in families. HSP parents may feel overwhelmed by the stimulation, noise, and demands of children. Highly sensitive children can become emotionally flooded by too much sensory input. If you or your child have highly sensitive temperaments, this Master Class class will be illuminating, informative, and helpful in very practical ways. Register now for on-line master class here.
Sept 29 – Oct 2: Highly Sensitive Therapist Retreat in Upstate NY. An educational and restorative experience to learn more about yourself as an HSP, discover tools to support your clients and join in a supportive community. Hosted by April Snow, AMFT and featuring Alane Freund, LMFT teaching: The Science and Self-Care of High Sensitivity. For more information and to register visit here.
September 13-15: Kripalu, W. Massachuetts. Weekend for Highly Sensitive People. These are great weekends designed just for highly sensitive people, covering everything you need to know about your sensitivity, including a quick review of the research and many ideas for self-care, plus chances to meet other HSPs. Kripalu is in a lovely setting with excellent food. Alane Fruend and I will teach together, and I will speak about HSPs and spirituality in the context of anxiety. Teenagers are very welcome. Learn more and register here.
October 26: Q Center, St. Charles, Illinois Best Practices for Parents of Highly Sensitive Children/Teens. Candy Crawford MSW, LCSW (with whom I have taught this course before); Mary Beth Nickolaou, BA, MA, School Intervention Specialist; and myself by video conference. We will review the research that supports the reality of the trait, identify your needs as parents of highly sensitive children and teens, teach you some practical interventions for everyday challenges, and offer unique community with other parents. Please spread the word beyond the HSP community, as it is always difficult reaching parents who are not highly sensitive but are raising HSCs. For more information and to register visit here.
November 3-8: Santa Cruz, CA 1440 Multiversity, Highly Sensitive People Self Care University. Myself and Alane Freund. Topics to include: Families and Relationships (Intimacy), HSPs at Work (Entrepreneurs), Parenting (Re-parenting self), Spirituality (I will spend a day on this), Boundaries, Communication, Radical Self Care, also classes specifically for family members who are not sensitive. Teenagers are very welcome. For more information and to register visit here.
March 13-15, 2020: 1440 University near Santa Cruz, CA. THE FIRST HIGHLY SENSITIVE MEN’S CONFERENCE. For highly sensitive men only. (Except I will speak Saturday afternoon.) Organized by Tracy Cooper, Ted Zeff, and John Hughes–all three were in Sensitive: The Untold Story. Short but important talks, plenty of time for small groups so that you can meet other HSMs. Please, please get the word out. EVERY HSM needs to know about it. If you want to volunteer to help spread the word or just let us know you are definitely coming so that we can announce the growing numbers, email Ted Zeff at: email@example.com