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An insightful and instructive handbook for highly sensitive people, filled with helpful tools to understand, manage and make the most of the gift of sensitivity.  

Are you often told to stop taking things to heart or to toughen up? Do you have a lot of empathy for others? Overanalyse things and get 'stuck in your own head'? Or become easily overwhelmed and frequently need to withdraw? 

If the answer is yes, you are probably a highly sensitive person, and this handbook will be your survival guide!  

One in five people is born with the trait of high sensitivity. Yet there is a general lack of awareness of the trait in our society, which leaves many people struggling physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually with being highly sensitive in a nonsensitive world.  

More often than not, HSPs are yearning for acceptance of their trait. When they realise their sensitivity is ‘normal’ and it’s acknowledged in a positive way, a deep sense of relief arises, and they can start to flourish - feeling empowered to bring their unique abilities of empathy, compassion, creativity, healing and much more into the world.  

The audiobook starts by exploring the main qualities and challenges of the trait - including both the reasons for these and the impact that they have. The invaluable second section then provides a wide range of practical strategies to manage the trait more effectively, from more self-love, coping with overarousal, tapping for emotional freedom, energy protection, dealing with loss and bereavement and tuning in to the healing power of animals. And the final section touches on the more spiritual aspect of life that many HSPs are searching for, whether knowingly or not - from exploring past lives to getting help from the unseen world, such as angels - in their quest to fully accept themselves and to live the authentic, fulfilling lives they deserve.

©2019 Mel Collins (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing

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Really insightful and helpful

I felt much lighter after listening to this book. It was validating and eye opening.

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Fabulous!

I absolutely loved this book. It really helped me to understand myself better. Thank You!

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Enlightening

This has been so amazing to listen to. I’ve ordered the paperback version for reference too. I would recommend it for anyone who is,or knows,or just wants to make themselves aware of, the hyper sensitivity personality trait.

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healing and informative

The narrator's voice is very calming...and I resonated with most of the story. The story talked about the problems that HSPs face, how to deal with them, and also taught us about personality types and the underlying problems of said types. It's a great handbook for HSPs like myself. The book gave an in-depth perspective at how HSPs function and experience life in general, and I feel that if you are an HSP as well, this short audiobook might serve as a gateway to a better understanding at the unique gift that you have.

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Life changing book and tools

It made complete sense of my youth and gave me confidence for my future. It will take self healing and analysis but Mel Collins coaches you how to heal and cope with life.

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very helpful.

very helpful but could have done with less about the angels etc and stuck to original subject.

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  • 05-08-19

Took a turn in the middle

At first I was thoroughly enjoying this book. The beginning portion of the book explains what a HSP Is, what triggers a highly sensitive person, and further explores the personality traits of an HSP. I was enjoying this portion of the book and could relate to about 95% of it. As the book progressed The storyline went from being very fact based and took a more spiritual/out of body/past life/Déjà vu perspective to which I did not relate to any of it. I had very high hopes and high interest level going into this book but have to give it a lower rating based on the path it took midway through.

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  • 14-02-21

i have tried almost all already, before reading

I can't say these tools are effective, sorry!
This isn't the right method for ESP
But I would like to know if anyone achieved any progress 🤔

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  • 17-08-19

Well Presented

I found it to be logical, insightful and therapeutic.
Truly touching way of explaining this personality.