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Good Books for Highly Sensitive People

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  • Larissa Burgess
    Larissa Burgess

    Hi,

    Any good recommendations to help with emotions, health, and life in general as an HSP?

  • Lisa J Patel
    Lisa J Patel

    Hi! I think the classic the Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron is a good place to start if you haven't already read it. It foundational and give an overview of this trait as well as how to manage it.

    The two other ones I'm currently working through are: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk and Running on Empty: Overcoming your Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jonice Webb. These are particularly heavy, but they apply to my background. Maybe they might help someone else here too! I have to read them slowly just because of the subject matter, but they've helped me piece together many of my problem areas.
    Hope this was helpful!

    • Larissa Burgess
      Larissa Burgess

      Lisa J Patel Hello Lisa. Thank you so much. I've read the Highly Sensitive Person, and I liked it. I think they will. Thank you for sharing. I'll check them out. 


  • Abhinav  Bhardwaj
    Abhinav Bhardwaj

    Larissa Burgess Lisa J Patel I'd recommend Calm Clarity. I enjoyed reading the book. The book talks about the practice of meditation, and its effects in regulating emotions.


    • Lisa J Patel
      Lisa J Patel

      Thanks for this rec! I did some research into the book and the organization. It's a great resource and exactly what I was looking for!

    • Abhinav  Bhardwaj
      Abhinav Bhardwaj

      Great, I’m glad you found it useful.Lisa J Patel

    • Abhinav  Bhardwaj
      Abhinav Bhardwaj

      Lisa J Patel I wanted to read a book on neuro-plasticity, and calm clarity was one of the recommended ones on google. The author's story is very traumatic, and is amazing how she used the practice of mindfulness to handle that. She teaches the practice to high school kids from poor neighborhoods who are exposed to violence, crime and trauma.

    • Lisa J Patel
      Lisa J Patel

      Yeah, I've been really interested in the neuroscience aspect of mindfulness tooI. I was reading about the founder's experience at Harvard and her journey to create CalmClarity. It was very inspiring to hear her story as a first generation immigrant. Her website has a resources pages, and it's a treasure trove of great links on meditation, neuroscience, leadership and trauma. Highly recommend checking it out!

    • Abhinav  Bhardwaj
      Abhinav Bhardwaj

      Lisa J Patel yeah, her journey is remarkable. I def will. Thanks

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