We learned a lot from Julie Bjelland’s free High Sensitivity and Anxiety class.
We learned about the six reasons why Anxiety is high in HSPs, five simple ways to help reduce Anxiety, and four calming techniques for dealing with Anxiety.
The class is a helpful resource for anyone wanting to learn more about the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) trait.
And because we learned so much, we are sharing that knowledge with you here on the blog.
So in this post, learn about the five ways you can reduce Anxiety as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), according to Julie Bjelland – a Psychotherapist specializing in High Sensitivity.
5 Ways to Reduce Anxiety as an HSP
1. Understand the HSP Trait
Understanding the Highly Sensitive Person trait is the first step towards reducing Anxiety.
Because by learning how external and internal stimuli affect your sensitive nervous system, you can learn to control and calm it.
Watch this video and download this free letter to understand your HSP trait.
You will learn what it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person, the advantages and challenges of being an HSP, and a list of go-to resources for your sensitive journey.
2. Balance Your Nervous System
Being a Highly Sensitive Person means you have an overly-sensitive nervous system. It also means you get overwhelmed easily from too much processing of information.
And because you live in a fast-paced world with so much happening around you, your nervous system is always set on overdrive.
So to avoid overheating and suffering from constant Anxiety, you need to learn how to balance your nervous system.
You can do this by scheduling daily alone time, being in nature, meditating, practising mindfulness, and having these tools to help calm a sensitive nervous system.
3. Process, Rest, and Restore
If you’ve read about the Highly Sensitive Person trait, you’re familiar with the acronym DOES. And if you’re new to the HSP trait, this is what DOES stands for:
- Depth of Processing
- Emotional Reactivity & Empathy
- Sensing the Subtle
These are the elements that define a Highly Sensitive Person.
And because, as an HSP, you process information deeply, you also need time to rest, recharge and restore. Failure to do so will cause you to be highly overwhelmed and anxious.
4. Train Your Brain to Recognize and Reduce Anxiety
Did you know that the brain is another part of your body that you can train to do what you want? And that with repetitive exercises, you can tone it into submission just as you would your abs and thighs?
If you didn’t know, now you know.
And through this brain training course for HSPs, you can learn to recognize and reduce Anxiety in as little as two weeks; by following the techniques and exercises in the 8-week program.
5. Spend Time With Other HSPs
Being part of an HSP community can make a difference between a struggling HSP and a thriving HSP.
Because when you are working hard to make sense of your HSP trait by yourself, another HSP shares how they overcome HSP challenges in their community.
And if you were part of such a community, you would learn how to deal with common HSP issues, like how to reduce Anxiety and overwhelming emotions.
So check out the Sensitive Empowerment Community. You might find it the right place to spend time and engage with fellow HSPs.
In the End
Anxiety sucks! And it doesn’t matter what type of Anxiety you are dealing with. What matters is learning how to manage, reduce, or get rid of it.
These five ways will help you, as a Highly Sensitive Person, reduce Anxiety and overwhelming emotions. And we learned about them in this free High Sensitivity and Anxiety class.
Try to implement them in your HSP journey, and let us know your experience. And remember to browse Julie Bjelland’s vault of HSP resources. She has more free classes, courses, articles, podcast episodes, and downloads for you to explore.
With love and kindness,