Welcome to the National Centre for High Sensitivity, founded by Barbara Allen-Williams in 2010 as a result of working consciously as a therapist with HSPs for over ten years and the experience of providing Meetups since 2008, for sensitive people to meet each other, share, learn and commune.
This organization hopes to bring together information about Sensory Processing Senstivity, a variety of services useful to highly sensitive people (HSPs) and to provide a platform of community for HSPs, their families and friends, and the professionals who provide services to them. It is also hoped over time to develop as a centre for learning, discussion and research that will benefit all.
The National Centre for High Sensitivity is currently funded, sponsored and subsidised by Barbara Allen-Williams' private practice, Growing Unlimited Therapeutic Consultancy plus a small amount of donations received from HSP Meetup members. Growing Unlimited has subsidised the development of a range of HSP Meetups in the South of England and other events such as training for professionals, talks and so on, plus promotion of awareness of sensory processing sensitivity, providing venues, travelling costs and so on. HSP Meetup members now pay an annual Membership fee of £10 as well, most of which goes to cover costs of Meetup events, some of which will go to developing and improving resources for HSPs through the NCHS. It is hoped in the future that further funding sources will be found so that the NCHS can continue to develop services and links for HSPs in the UK.
To support our work with donations, please pay via bank transfer to Sort-code: 30-99-71
Account number: 02514820 or via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also support us by paying to become a member one of our Meetup Groups.
In recent years, thanks to the dedicated research of Dr Elaine N Aron, we now have some wonderful books, literature and ongoing research that is both enlightening and validating for highly sensitive people (HSPs) and those who know them. One of the most striking things one becomes aware of, is just how many sensitive individuals fail to thrive or to reach their true potential, or struggle to deal with the overstimulating world in which we all live. Often this happens because of misunderstanding and the invisibility of a quiet minority who needs the right environment in which to thrive.