Living sensitively and well is about allowing ourselves to experience life more fully, with all of our senses.
In being sensitive to ourselves – to our inner environment, our thoughts, feelings and our bodies, as well as our outer environment and those we are in relationship with, we have a greater sense of awareness. This brings us more choice and freedom in how we respond to ourselves, to others and to life.
Currently, we might experience:
Feeling out of touch
It’s about finding our balance
Feeling out of touch
Often, we have learned over time to become less sensitive to our experience of life, especially if things feel too overwhelming or unsafe. We construct a kind of armour, a defence to protect ourselves from the outside world and others, but in fact this blocks our true connection to ourselves, to others and the environment around us. We can become de-sensitised. We can use different tactics to numb out and distract ourselves that over time we might begin to recognise as unhelpful.
When we live in a way that’s out of touch with our emotions and needs, we can feel dissatisfied and yet we don’t know why. In this case, becoming more sensitive to ourselves and our experience of life is hugely beneficial and allows us to evolve and grow.
Or we may recognise ourselves as being highly sensitive (perhaps identifying as an HSP/Highly Sensitive Person). We think about things deeply, often taking things to heart and are easily overstimulated by our experiences. We may feel that we are lacking a protective layer or shell.
When we feel that we are overly sensitive, we can feel overwhelmed by our emotions and thoughts, and it can be hard to cope, in general or in certain contexts. It can lead us to feeling disempowered and stuck in negative patterns. In which case, finding ways to support ourselves is extremely helpful and allows us to flourish.
Finding Our Balance
Wherever we are on the sensitivity scale, it’s about finding our own sense of balance and identifying what we need in order to live a full and satisfying life.
Therapeutic Coaching helps you to find your balance.
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“To be sensitive is to be alive.”Vanda Scaravelli