Events

Find out where our next meetup, workshop or event is and join us.

HSP Meetup October -£5 on the day
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:30

Welcome to our HSP meetup in Hampshire. We look forward to welcoming new and old members who would like information on the Highly Sensitive Nervous System and to meet others like themselves!

The meetup lasts for a couple of hours with a break in the middle for tea/coffee and cake etc. Facilitated gently so that you can relax as much as possible and enjoy the time together with other HSPs. This is an information meeting, with opportunity to share ideas and tips on living life to the full as an HSP, run in a supportive atmosphere but not a therapy group. If you would like to come along, do call Barbara on[masked] for more information and to get directions. 

£5 per person on the day.  Please RSVP so I know how much cake will be needed :)

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Meetup for HSPs in GLASGOW, Scotland :)
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:00

If you live in or within travelling distance of Glasgow, would like information on Sensory Processing Sensitivity and to meet Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) like yourself, do come along to this gently facilitated Meetup, supported by the National Centre for High Sensitivity.  Information provided at the Meetup is underpinned by Dr Elaine N Aron's books and research on the trait of sensory processing sensitivity (the high sensitivity trait).

Helen and Michelle, local HSPs trained by the National Centre for High Sensitivity, will be there to welcome you and to facilitate exploration of topics related to this trait and the art of sensitive living.  This is an information rather than a therapy group, however, you may find the discussions have poignant moments. You are welcome to join in discussions, or just to listen or chat in the break if you prefer. To find out whether you may have high sensitivity, do try Dr Elaine Aron's self-test on her website at <a>www.hsperson.com.</a>

If you have any questions about the Meetup, please contact Helen, Michelle or Barbara Allen by email through this site and we will be delighted to help. If you need information on other events hosted by the National Centre for High Sensitivity, please call Barbara on[masked] or go to the events page at <a>www.hspsensitive.com.</a>


Early RSVP is advised as places will be limited.  Fee for the Meetup is £10 (concessions available).  You can book your place at the Meetup by RSVP-ing here and making a payment via Paypal (simply follow the process as you RSVP).  You can also pay by direct banking if you prefer (ask Barbara for details).  

Refreshments provided in the break, please bring something with you if you have any special dietary requirements.

Parking and trains:  The venue is five minutes walk from Charing Cross Station and twenty minutes walk from Central or Queens Street Station.  There is free parking in the town car parks on Sundays.

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Monthly Group Walk with HSP Caroline :). £3.50 on booking.
Sun, 05 Nov 2017 10:30

Our occasional HSP walks have been very popular, so we have asked HSP Caroline to provide a monthly walk from now on (thank you Caroline).  The locations will vary, so do check the details each time.  Wear appropriate clothing, bring water and walking boots and your special HSP sense of humour, and enjoy the nourishing energy of HSP company and natural surroundings :)


NB:  Do meet promptly at the starting point as the walk will begin on time.  Please check your route and leave extra time so that you won't be late.  If you need more details do contact Caroline or Barbara.

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HSP Parlour 😊 - online - 1st Monday Monthly
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:30

Last Parlour of the summer.  Welcome to our HSP Parlour, a monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Bring a warm drink, cake and a smile and join Barbara for an hour by video link exploring aspects of HSP living. Ponder questions, find out some facts, discuss what it means to be highly sensitive and get to know others at various places along the path towards thriving and enjoying the sensitive life. A friendly, facilitated, gentle and informative atmosphere will be created so that it's easy to be present. Join in discussions if you like, or just listen and ponder, it's up to you.

Each month, the meeting will begin with some information around High Sensitivity, followed by discussion, questions and conversation.  Topics open for exploration through the year might include:

Facts about Sensory Processing Sensitivity
Acting and reacting
Boundaries
The difference between avoidance and protection
Friends, family and partners
Challenges and joys of work
Healing past wounds
Sensitivity as an asset
Self worth and confidence
Anxiety, stress, relaxation
Creativity, balance and process
Nutrition, sleep and environment
Everyday spirituality or connectedness

If you would like to attend online, simply RSVP here. Nearer the time you will receive access information for the video meeting by email via this meetup site (make sure email messages are switched on in your profile). You can prepare ahead of time by creating a free account at Zoom.  Remember, we have no control over your internet connection, so do make sure it's up and working properly before we start.  If you have any questions, email Barbara through this site.

See you in the Parlour 😊

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HSP Meetup In Bristol NOVEMBER
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:30

We look forward to welcoming members from Bristol and surrounding areas who would like information on the Highly Sensitive Nervous System and to meet others like themselves!

The meetup lasts for an hour and a half with a break in the middle. Facilitated gently so that you can relax as much as possible and enjoy the time together with other HSPs. This is an information meeting, with opportunity to share ideas and tips on living life to the full as an HSP, run in a supportive atmosphere but not a therapy group. If you would like more information on our HSP Meetups, please call or text Barbara on 07773124854.

£5 per person on the day. Please keep your RSVP up to date so we know how many to expect 😀.

Parking nearby to Colton Street (Trenchard), see link for parking HERE.

Location:  Local site. and Local Map.

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Rediscovering your sensitive identity - BRISTOL - £42 (concs)
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:00

A day dedicated to rediscovering who you are, your natural way of being, your hopes and dreams for a sensitive life.

Join Barbara on a gentle, reflective and informative day, exploring together the fundamental values and ways of being that are both natural and essential in the day to day expression of our HSP trait. Discuss, encourage, visualise and heal.

Please be sure to have taken Dr Elaine Aron's self-test at www.hsperson.com and, if time, please read her book, 'The Highly Sensitive Person'.

Please bring a packed lunch. Refreshments will be provided mid-morning and afternoon.

Fee is £42, (concessions for those on minimum incomes). Pay by PayPal here or by direct banking - ask Barbara for details. You can reach her by email through this site or call 07773124854.

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HSP Meetup - Nov - £10 (conc)
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:30

Welcome to our HSP meetup  in north Berkshire.  We look forward to welcoming new and old members who would like information on the Highly Sensitive Nervous System and to meet others like themselves!

The meetup lasts for two hours with a break in the middle for tea/coffee and biscuits etc. Facilitated gently so that you can relax as much as possible and enjoy the time together with other HSPs. This is an information meeting, with opportunity to share ideas and tips on living life to the full as an HSP, run in a supportive atmosphere but not a therapy group. Call Cindy on <a>[masked]</a> or Barbara on[masked] if you need more information, otherwise do go ahead and RSVP - see you there :)

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Maudie, the movie - Andover
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:00

If you like moving films about difference and creativity, this might be one to enjoy. Join me if you would like to. See this LINK to purchase your ticket directly. I will be there 7.30pm-ish for 8pm.  RSVP so I know you are coming :).

Ethan Hawke portrays Everett as a truculent, reclusive man, hardened by adult isolation and a childhood spent in an orphanage. His relationship with Maud is transformative. “Her life, the life she wants for herself, changed when she met him,” Film Director Walsh says, “and his life changed when he met her.”

 For Walsh, Maudie is all about “what happens to people who find one another and let go.” And according to Walsh, “letting go” for Maud and Everett Lewis meant embracing each other’s damaged parts as much as, if not more than, their strengths.”


There is an introduction to the film beforehand and you will be asked by the film club to fill in a little feedback form at the end to give your impression of the film.


Plenty of parking.  Cinema is next to ASDA, same car park if you want to combine your shopping or have a coffee/food in the ASDA Cafe beforehand :).

See you there :)

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HSP Meetup November -£5 on the day
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:30

Welcome to our HSP meetup in Hampshire. We look forward to welcoming new and old members who would like information on the Highly Sensitive Nervous System and to meet others like themselves!

The meetup lasts for a couple of hours with a break in the middle for tea/coffee and cake etc. Facilitated gently so that you can relax as much as possible and enjoy the time together with other HSPs. This is an information meeting, with opportunity to share ideas and tips on living life to the full as an HSP, run in a supportive atmosphere but not a therapy group. If you would like to come along, do call Barbara on[masked] for more information and to get directions. 

£5 per person on the day.  Please RSVP so I know how much cake will be needed :)

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Being Seen and Heard as a Sensitive Person - £40
Sat, 25 Nov 2017 10:00

A one-day personal development workshop in a gentle, HSP-friendly environment. HSPs often talk about difficulties in communication, especially around areas of conflict or fast-paced dialogue, whether at work or at home. Coping with others' emotions is not as easy as it sounds when your natural trait makes your own so intense and your own over-arousal, fears or concern for others gets in the way. What can we learn about how to be seen and heard whilst remaining authentic and meeting our natural needs? 

This workshop is for those HSPs who are on a path of personal development and empowerment. You need to be in a place where you feel able to share, learn and offer support to the group, whether by contributing to discussions or simply by your quiet, reflective listening. It is hoped you will find the workshop increases confidence and validates your sensitivity as well as creating a space in which to meet others like yourself in warmth and authenticity.

Payment please by 1st November via PayPal to [masked], cheque made payable to 'Growing Unlimited' to above venue address, or contact Barbara for online banking details.

Please bring a packed lunch. Refreshments will be available in coffee and tea breaks. NB: we have pets on the premises.  Lift-sharing from local garden centre encouraged as parking at the venue can accommodate six cars only.  Do use comments box to liaise :).

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HSP Parlour 😊 - online - 1st Monday Monthly
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:30

Last Parlour of the summer.  Welcome to our HSP Parlour, a monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Bring a warm drink, cake and a smile and join Barbara for an hour by video link exploring aspects of HSP living. Ponder questions, find out some facts, discuss what it means to be highly sensitive and get to know others at various places along the path towards thriving and enjoying the sensitive life. A friendly, facilitated, gentle and informative atmosphere will be created so that it's easy to be present. Join in discussions if you like, or just listen and ponder, it's up to you.

Each month, the meeting will begin with some information around High Sensitivity, followed by discussion, questions and conversation.  Topics open for exploration through the year might include:

Facts about Sensory Processing Sensitivity
Acting and reacting
Boundaries
The difference between avoidance and protection
Friends, family and partners
Challenges and joys of work
Healing past wounds
Sensitivity as an asset
Self worth and confidence
Anxiety, stress, relaxation
Creativity, balance and process
Nutrition, sleep and environment
Everyday spirituality or connectedness

If you would like to attend online, simply RSVP here. Nearer the time you will receive access information for the video meeting by email via this meetup site (make sure email messages are switched on in your profile). You can prepare ahead of time by creating a free account at Zoom.  Remember, we have no control over your internet connection, so do make sure it's up and working properly before we start.  If you have any questions, email Barbara through this site.

See you in the Parlour 😊

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Exeter HSP Meetup - December £10 (conc)
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:30

Welcome to our regular bi-monthly HSP Meetup in Exeter, facilitated by HSPs Shyron and Helen on behalf of the National Centre for High Sensitivity. As with all our events, these are gentle, HSP-friendly meetings for those who would like to know a little more about their trait and to meet others like themselves. Join in any discussions if you wish, or you are also welcome to just listen - you will not be 'put on the spot'. Places are limited to keep the Meetup small and approachable, so please RSVP early if this event might be important to you :).

Tea/coffee/biscuits provided. Stay for as much of the session as you like. It might be useful (but is not essential) to read beforehand Dr Elaine N Aron's book 'The Highly Sensitive Person'. 

The fee for the Meetup is £10.  If you are on a very low income and experiencing genuine financial hardship, please message us to receive our concessionary fee of £5.

If you have any questions before you attend, please contact Helen or Shyron through this site, they will be more than happy to help.

See you there  :)

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Monthly Group Walk with HSP Caroline :). £3.50 on booking.
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:00

Our occasional HSP walks have been very popular, so we have asked HSP Caroline to provide a monthly walk from now on (thank you Caroline).  The locations will vary, so do check the details each time.  Wear appropriate clothing, bring water and walking boots and your special HSP sense of humour, and enjoy the nourishing energy of HSP company and natural surroundings :)


NB:  Do meet promptly at the starting point as the walk will begin on time.  Please check your route and leave extra time so that you won't be late.  If you need more details do contact Caroline or Barbara.

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HSP Christmas Mingle :)
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:00

As this year draws to a close, let's get together for a typically gentle and warm Christmas Mingle, with the opportunity to have some nice group or 1-1 conversations, a catch-up or simply to quietly sip tea, eat cake and watch others like yourself enjoying being together at a special time.  This year's theme is 'Holly' so please turn up with a bit of holly somewhere on your person :)

Tea/coffee/juice, quiche and cakes provided.  Let us know ASAP if you will need a lift from Andover train station using the comments box below.

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HSP Parlour 😊 - online - 1st Monday Monthly
Mon, 01 Jan 2018 18:30

Last Parlour of the summer.  Welcome to our HSP Parlour, a monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Bring a warm drink, cake and a smile and join Barbara for an hour by video link exploring aspects of HSP living. Ponder questions, find out some facts, discuss what it means to be highly sensitive and get to know others at various places along the path towards thriving and enjoying the sensitive life. A friendly, facilitated, gentle and informative atmosphere will be created so that it's easy to be present. Join in discussions if you like, or just listen and ponder, it's up to you.

Each month, the meeting will begin with some information around High Sensitivity, followed by discussion, questions and conversation.  Topics open for exploration through the year might include:

Facts about Sensory Processing Sensitivity
Acting and reacting
Boundaries
The difference between avoidance and protection
Friends, family and partners
Challenges and joys of work
Healing past wounds
Sensitivity as an asset
Self worth and confidence
Anxiety, stress, relaxation
Creativity, balance and process
Nutrition, sleep and environment
Everyday spirituality or connectedness

If you would like to attend online, simply RSVP here. Nearer the time you will receive access information for the video meeting by email via this meetup site (make sure email messages are switched on in your profile). You can prepare ahead of time by creating a free account at Zoom.  Remember, we have no control over your internet connection, so do make sure it's up and working properly before we start.  If you have any questions, email Barbara through this site.

See you in the Parlour 😊

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HSP Meetup January -£5 on the day
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 10:30

Welcome to our HSP meetup in Hampshire. We look forward to welcoming new and old members who would like information on the Highly Sensitive Nervous System and to meet others like themselves!

The meetup lasts for a couple of hours with a break in the middle for tea/coffee and cake etc. Facilitated gently so that you can relax as much as possible and enjoy the time together with other HSPs. This is an information meeting, with opportunity to share ideas and tips on living life to the full as an HSP, run in a supportive atmosphere but not a therapy group. If you would like to come along, do call Barbara on[masked] for more information and to get directions. 

£5 per person on the day.  Please RSVP so I know how much cake will be needed :)

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Nurturing the Numinous - Mentoring and Support Day
Sun, 28 Jan 2018 10:00

This is a support day for those who are, or are well on the way to being, HSP role-models and who already have responsibilities or an interest in the development of highly sensitive people. If you have known about the trait of high sensitivity for some time, have read about it and are on a conscious path to authentic HSP living, then this day is about you. It is about support for you as an individual, through group discussion and experience.


Topics that will likely surface over the series of day-events will include:

•  What it means to be a role-model, ethics of learning while leading at the same time. 

• The relationship between self-care and your work. Maintaining compassion for self in a non-HSP dominated world.


• Balancing earning in vocational work with the messages we receive about success. 

• Examining your support network of like-minded colleagues, friends or family. 


• The role of empowered HSPs in society.


•  Other topics that may arise from your pre-event comments or as the day goes on.

There will be two or three of these events each year to join if you wish, so that you can progress your development as a role-model, hopefully with known others who are with you on the same path.

I look forward to spending a whole day with you, exploring what matters to you, supporting your dreams and intentions and above all, enjoying that special energy that surrounds us in a room full of sensitive people :)

Please bring a packed lunch :)


NB: Please do not attend if you want to receive a stack of documents, a certificate, or are thinking of this as a substitute for academic training. Whilst there is a lot to learn here, this day is about you. You need to attend with your personal head in the foreground and professional head in the background, even though the day will likely have a very positive effect on your professional path. You will find out why this is important by the end of the day.


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HSP Parlour 😊 - online - 1st Monday Monthly
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:30

Last Parlour of the summer.  Welcome to our HSP Parlour, a monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Bring a warm drink, cake and a smile and join Barbara for an hour by video link exploring aspects of HSP living. Ponder questions, find out some facts, discuss what it means to be highly sensitive and get to know others at various places along the path towards thriving and enjoying the sensitive life. A friendly, facilitated, gentle and informative atmosphere will be created so that it's easy to be present. Join in discussions if you like, or just listen and ponder, it's up to you.

Each month, the meeting will begin with some information around High Sensitivity, followed by discussion, questions and conversation.  Topics open for exploration through the year might include:

Facts about Sensory Processing Sensitivity
Acting and reacting
Boundaries
The difference between avoidance and protection
Friends, family and partners
Challenges and joys of work
Healing past wounds
Sensitivity as an asset
Self worth and confidence
Anxiety, stress, relaxation
Creativity, balance and process
Nutrition, sleep and environment
Everyday spirituality or connectedness

If you would like to attend online, simply RSVP here. Nearer the time you will receive access information for the video meeting by email via this meetup site (make sure email messages are switched on in your profile). You can prepare ahead of time by creating a free account at Zoom.  Remember, we have no control over your internet connection, so do make sure it's up and working properly before we start.  If you have any questions, email Barbara through this site.

See you in the Parlour 😊

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HSP Meetup February -£5 on the day
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:30

Welcome to our HSP meetup in Hampshire. We look forward to welcoming new and old members who would like information on the Highly Sensitive Nervous System and to meet others like themselves!

The meetup lasts for a couple of hours with a break in the middle for tea/coffee and cake etc. Facilitated gently so that you can relax as much as possible and enjoy the time together with other HSPs. This is an information meeting, with opportunity to share ideas and tips on living life to the full as an HSP, run in a supportive atmosphere but not a therapy group. If you would like to come along, do call Barbara on[masked] for more information and to get directions. 

£5 per person on the day.  Please RSVP so I know how much cake will be needed :)

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HSP Parlour 😊 - online - 1st Monday Monthly
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:30

Last Parlour of the summer.  Welcome to our HSP Parlour, a monthly online meeting of Highly Sensitive people. Bring a warm drink, cake and a smile and join Barbara for an hour by video link exploring aspects of HSP living. Ponder questions, find out some facts, discuss what it means to be highly sensitive and get to know others at various places along the path towards thriving and enjoying the sensitive life. A friendly, facilitated, gentle and informative atmosphere will be created so that it's easy to be present. Join in discussions if you like, or just listen and ponder, it's up to you.

Each month, the meeting will begin with some information around High Sensitivity, followed by discussion, questions and conversation.  Topics open for exploration through the year might include:

Facts about Sensory Processing Sensitivity
Acting and reacting
Boundaries
The difference between avoidance and protection
Friends, family and partners
Challenges and joys of work
Healing past wounds
Sensitivity as an asset
Self worth and confidence
Anxiety, stress, relaxation
Creativity, balance and process
Nutrition, sleep and environment
Everyday spirituality or connectedness

If you would like to attend online, simply RSVP here. Nearer the time you will receive access information for the video meeting by email via this meetup site (make sure email messages are switched on in your profile). You can prepare ahead of time by creating a free account at Zoom.  Remember, we have no control over your internet connection, so do make sure it's up and working properly before we start.  If you have any questions, email Barbara through this site.

See you in the Parlour 😊

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