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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)


Allison’s website: 

Allison’s email: 

The Highly Sensitive Person’s Toolkit: 

*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