Comforting Thought: A traumatic childhood may actually make you more conscious, complex and understanding of others

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Dr Elaine Aron in her research looking at Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) found that they are generally more affected by traumatic childhoods and that they are more depressed and anxious as adults. However, there is a big hopeful caveat with this finding – the HSP has all of the emotional tools and understanding of self to do inner work and to overcome this trauma.

Keep in mind that that the earlier the problem occurred, or the more that it was rooted in the behaviour of your primary caregiver, usually your mother or father the more deeply rooted and long-lasting the effects. You must have great patience with yourself throughout your life. You will heal but in your own way but in your own way and with some qualities you could not have gained had there been no problems. For example, you will be more conscious, more complex and more understanding of others.

As adults, HSPs tend to have the right personalities for inner work and healing. Generally speaking, your keen intuition helps you uncover the most important hidden factors. You have greater access to your own unconscious.

Dr Elaine Aron, “The Highly Sensitive Person’
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Read my review: The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron

For some of you, reading this book may be like holding a mirror up to yourself and really seeing yourself for the first time. This was most definitely the case for me.

Publisher: Penguin

Genre: Non-Fiction, Psychology, Spirituality.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Book Review: The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Dr Elaine Aron

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