Welcome to the podcast! Today I am delighted to be joined by Julie Bjelland, LMFT.
Julie specializes in working with the highly sensitive person (HSP), anxiety, couple communication, self-esteem, and the LGBTQ community.
Her passion and expertise is in neuroscience and determining how to successfully train the brain so people can live their best lives. Her most recent book Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person: Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions, has received beautiful reviews from world-renowned psychologists Tara Brach, PhD, Rick Hanson, PhD, and Ted Zeff, PhD.
As a licensed psychotherapist in California, Julie enjoys working with clients in her private practice and continues to expand her work by developing online brain-training courses; coaching the highly sensitive person globally; supervising interns; serving as a consultant to mental health professionals; working with parents of highly sensitive children; and serving on the advisory council for global sensitive leaders. What you’ll hear in this episode
What compelled Julie to write her new book Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person: Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions
The definition of high sensitivity
Unique challenges of HSPs and
The correlation between high sensitivity and health issues
The importance of self-care for highly sensitive persons
The neuroscience/research on high sensitivity
Techniques that HSPs can use to manage their high sensitivity