In 1991 Psychologist Dr. Elaine Aron wrote a book called The Highly Sensitive Person based on her discovery of the innate trait of high sensitivity. High sensitivity is not a disorder or condition, and there is now much more substantial research on the subject that ranges from brain studies to genetic analysis.
The Highly Sensitive Person often grows up being labeled “too timid,” and “too sensitive.” As children, they are prone to cry more easily because they have more empathy than their peers. They may also have frequent meltdowns and tantrums from being overwhelmed by daily life. They tend to be very creative, have vibrant dreams, and require more quiet time alone. Highly Sensitive Alanis Morissette states in the film that as a child, she felt “alone in a world where she was misperceived, and misunderstood.”
This temperate trait is found equally in both men and women and one out of five people. Dr. Aron discovered that Biologists also found this sensitivity trait in at least 100 animal species for survival advantages. In the wild, having a few highly sensitive animals in your pack in a dangerous environment can be lifesaving for the whole animal herd.
Are you a highly sensitive person? Check out this movie – Sensitive – The Untold Story – based on Dr. Elaine Aron’s book and featuring Alanis Morissette. I’m not promoting Amazon, but I did watch it for free on Amazon Prime.
As an energetic healer, I found this documentary fascinating, and it has opened me up to new ideas about how to be a more effective practitioner. I realize many of my clients might be HSPs, and energy work is so calming for overstimulated nervous systems.
Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork Monday through Friday. 510-601-9632
Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632
Next time you feel stressed and overwhelmed, try earthing. Walk outside and stand barefoot on the ground for about 20 minutes. Then see how you feel. It may be just the thing you need to rebalance and calm your nervous system.
I suggest earthing to many clients healing long-term emotional and physical challenges. Earthing and staying grounded after healing sessions can support, maintain, and even enhance the benefits of a Healing Touch or Reiki session.
Check out this link to The Grounded, an independent feature film about the power of connecting to the Earth’s healing energy. Directed by Steve Kroschel, The Grounded tells the story of Steve’s personal discovery of Earthing and how it helped him and his friends in the small town of Haines, Alaska.
Earthing is nurturing, accessible and costs nothing. Try it and see if you can feel a difference.
Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632
Do you eat when you are tired, stressed or unfocused?
Food is grounding. Eating makes us feel nourished, supported and more present in our bodies. Many people overeat because they are ungrounded.
Eating to feel balanced and grounded is not a bad thing, especially when you are conscious of what you are doing. In fact, that is the key, making conscious choices of what and when you eat, instead of reacting from habitual emotional patterns.
An energetic healing can get you grounded, and a series of sessions can clear your energy field of emotional blocks, congestion and toxins so your body can stay grounded. People often change their eating patterns after a series of healings, because they feel balanced.
If you are planning to do a cleanse or change your diet, a hands-on-healing can be an excellent support. Here are a few other ways to reground: