132: Tools for the Highly Sensitive Person with Allison Lefkowitz

Join me in a laughter-filled conversation with Allison Lefkowitz, author of “The Highly Sensitive Person’s Toolkit: Everyday Strategies for Thriving in an Overstimulating World,” and one of the best resources for highly sensitive individuals. Allison is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in New York City who specializes in working with highly sensitive people (HSPs).    Topics discussed in this episode: 
  • What it means to be Highly Sensitive (8:18)
  • Areas where Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) struggle (9:30) 
  • How to differentiate an empath versus an HSP (10:16)
  • Self-Advocacy and Self Parenting: the first of the nine Core Skills for HSPs (13:26)
  • The Self-Advocacy and Self Parenting Skill Set (14:51)
  • The *5 Different Sensitive Styles (23:19)
  • What has surprised Allison the most in her work with HSPs (30:02)
Resources: Allison’s website: http://almft.com/  Allison’s email: AllisonLefkowitz@icloud.com  The Highly Sensitive Person’s Toolkit: http://almft.com/highly-sensitive-persons-toolkit-book/  *Resource for the 5 different sensitive styles:  Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults, edited by Susan Daniels and Michael Piechowski