#GlobalHSPSummit 2024: These are My Key Takeaways from the 14-Day Event

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The 2024 Global HSP Summit is a 14-day online gathering bringing together 25 experts to speak on different topics affecting the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).

Jill Marie Haas, an Integrative Wellness Coach for sensitive souls, is hosting the event. Get your free ticket here to follow along with the interviews.

And then return to this post to read my Global HSP Summit takeaways.

My Key Takeaways from the 2024 Global HSP Summit (Listed by Speaker)

Discover lessons from the 2024 Global HSP Summit.

With two interviews happening every day of the summit, below are lessons I’m learning from the experts as I go. 

Please note that everyone picks up something different depending on the stage of healing they’re in. So, while these takeaways resonated with me, your experience might be different.

That said, let’s get to it.

Day 1 of the 2024 Global HSP Summit

Key Takeaways from Jadzia Jagiellowicz, PhD

The first interview at the summit featured Jadzia Jagiellowicz, PhD – a leading researcher in the field of High Sensitivity and an International Consultant on High Sensitivity (ICHS). 

Her conversation with Jill Marie Haas addressed how HSPs can stop emotional energy drains. Below are the lessons and strategies I took home.

  • Every stressor comes down to emotions – No matter how small or big the issue, the result is usually an emotion. And because HSPs are more sensitive to these stressors, their feelings are also heightened.
  • The brain’s first interpretation is always negative – In every situation of every day, the brain registers a negative interpretation first. This occurrence applies to both HSPs and non-HSPs. 
  • To stop emotional energy drains, you must train your brain to reframe the negatives – Because your brain is a prediction machine that sees negatives first, it’s your job to retrain it towards the positive. 
  • Talking to yourself is a valuable tool in the reframing process. You can repeat simple statements like these: you’re not overreacting, it’s normal to feel this way, anger alerts me to something wrong, excuse others for the sake of your wellbeing, that was then, this is now, etc. 
  • Be consistent with the reframing strategy. The more you talk to yourself with compassion, the more your brain learns to correct its default predictions and the more control you get over your emotions.
  • Always write out your mantras – Whatever statements you use to talk to yourself, write them down on paper. According to Dr Jadzia, science shows that small muscle movements of the jaw and the hands increase serotonin. Combine both and await the transformation.
  • Give yourself time to start seeing results – While you may want to see changes as soon as possible, the reality is different. A good practice is to allow at least one month of consistent reframing and incorporating the strategy into your lifestyle.

All interviews at the 2024 Global HSP Summit expire after 24 hours. To watch Dr Jadzia’s interview, get a VIP pass to the vault. 

Connect with Jadzia Jagiellowicz, PhD on her website, Highly Sensitive Society.

Key Takeaways from Lloyd Burrell

The second interview of Day 1 featured Lloyd Burrell – a renowned speaker on EMF matters, author of Healing through Vibration, and founder of ElectricSense.Com.

Lloyd’s conversation with Jill Marie Haas discussed EMFs and how HSPs can distance themselves from their devices to avoid complications. My key takeaways, however, came towards the end of the interview.

Jill asked Lloyd what advice he would share with fellow Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) as a successful business owner. The following is what I took home:

  • Follow your intuition – If your intuition keeps telling you where to go or what to do, but you keep blasting it with common reasoning, you’re doing yourself an injustice. You possess a strong intuition as an HSP – learn to identify and honour it.
  • Believe you can heal – Sometimes, healing doesn’t come through medication or holistic strategies. Sometimes, all you need to do is trust that you can heal. The rest will align as you go.
  • Have mentors – Having people to look up to or learn from is a great way to grow as a business owner. You don’t even need to know them in person. Identify them, follow their journey, and learn from their success or mistakes.
  • Be of service to others – As an HSP, you’re born with an inherent need to help others. That’s why you often choose impact over money in your jobs. To fulfil this need, pick up roles that provide service to others.
  • Enjoy the journey – If you’re not enjoying the process, you’re doing something wrong. In Lloyd’s words from the interview, “Laugh a Lot!”

To watch Lloyd Burrell’s interview, get a VIP pass to the vault. All interviews from the 2024 Global HSP summit disappear after 24 hours.

Connect with Lloyd Burrell through his website, Electric Sense

Day 2 of the Global HSP Summit

Takeaways from Karen Curry Parker, PhD

Karen Curry Parker is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) and Human Design practitioner. She’s the founder of Quantum Human Design and a bestselling author of many books in this niche.

In her interview with Jill Marie Haas for the 2024 Global HSP Summit, Dr Karen shared how she got into Human Design work and how HSPs can use their charts to live in alignment.

Here are some takeaways from the conversation:

  • Access what is zapping your energy – Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) have different stressors causing their energy drain. Identify yours through the Human Design chart so you can address them.
  • Embrace the seasons of your life – Yesterday’s toddler is today’s teen and tomorrow’s adult. Every season of your life is significant in your development and should be acknowledged and celebrated.
  • Work on reducing overwhelm – Living as an overwhelmed HSP is no way to live. Identify what causes you to be overwhelmed and put in the work to reduce it.
  • Develop a daily practice – Learning to connect with your divine voice is a great way to manage your energy. You can achieve this connection with a daily exercise that works for you. So, whether it’s a prayer session, yoga, meditation, walking, swimming, running, or journaling, find something and stick to it.
  • Above all, know your Human Design – Your chart is the key to thriving as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). It explains all your energies and helps you show up in the world in a way that honours those needs.

Go here to get your Free Human Design chart.

Karen’s interview is no longer accessible for free, but you can get a $47 All-Access Pass to all conversations from the 2024 Global HSP Summit.

Visit Karen Curry Parker’s website to learn more about Human Design.

Key takeaways from Melissa Schwartz

Melissa Schwartz is a parenting coach for anyone raising Highly Sensitive Children (HSCs). She also works with HSPs and has co-authored Authentic Parenting Power alongside her mum and coach, Sandi Schwartz.

In her interview with Jill Marie Haas at the 2024 Global HSP Summit, Melissa’s discussion included more than practical advice for parents of HSCs. 

Below are some of my key takeaways from the conversation:

  • Know your limit and honour it – All interviews at the summit focus on tools to use in setting boundaries and eliminating energy drains. According to Melissa, it starts with identifying how far you’re willing to go and refraining from going beyond it.
  • Sort your components to discover what drains you most – We all have different stressors based on our environment and healing journey. Take stock of your energy drains to identify the recurring issue so you can address it head-on.
  • Unwind with yourself away from devices – Watching a movie or YouTube videos does not count as unwinding for HSPs, as you’re still open to stimulation. Instead, consider practices like walking in nature, reading a book, undisturbed alone time, art, etc.
  • Work towards your highest level of consciousness – Many HSPs cruise life on autopilot before learning about their trait. Once you learn about it, become conscious of whatever you do, say, and think. And then start making deliberate choices and follow through.
  • Get out of victimhood and take responsibility – When you discover you’re an HSP and affirm there’s nothing wrong with you, avoid the temptation to play victim. Instead, use the information to change how you interact with the world.
  • Take care of your nervous system – The key to thriving as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is not to make others conform to your needs and sensitivities. The secret is to heal your nervous system, minimize overstimulating activities, and follow through with your conscious decisions.

Visit Leading Edge Parenting to connect with Melissa Schwartz.

Get the All-Access pass to watch Melissa’s interview and catch up with missed conversations.

Day 3 Takeaways

Unfortunately, the Day 3 interviews featuring Peter Paul Parker and Kholoud Antique expired before I could watch them. To watch these conversations, get a VIP pass on the Summit website for full access.

Day 4 Takeaways 

Heidi Siegal Kogon and Annet van Duinen were the two speakers at the 2024 Global HSP Summit.

Below, read my key takeaways from their interviews. 

Key Takeaways from Heidi Siegal Kogon

Learning she was a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) in her 40s, Heidi Siegal Kogon felt the need to move away from her corporate job in finance and start a coaching business.

Her conversation with Jill Marie Haas at the 2024 Global HSP Summit centred around this transition and how Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) wanting to leave their unfulfilling jobs can do it effectively.

Below are some of my takeaways from the interview:

  • Understand your level of risk – Starting a business is a complex undertaking for anyone, and as a Highly Sensitive Person, it can drain all of your energy. Get clear on the risks and tasks involved before you take the leap. This clarity will help you decide how much you’re willing to handle.
  • Have a clear mindset – Knowing the risks you’re taking is the physical part of your preparation. The second part is gaining clarity on your why. Many HSPs go after meaningful jobs and seek opportunities that promise this satisfaction. If this is your reason for wanting to become an entrepreneur, get clear on how you want to serve others.
  • Get a sense of your tolerance – We all have our limits. And as a Highly Sensitive Person starting a business, you will get tested repeatedly. Understand your boundaries and follow through. 
  • Create an environment that aligns with your needs – You might have a step-by-step plan for your business endeavours, a clear mindset, and a set of boundaries. But if your environment does not align with your needs as an HSP, you might struggle longer than you should. Go after quiet spaces, block out alone time in your calendar, mute notifications, develop a daily self-care practice, and do everything you can to work in sensory-friendly surroundings.
  • Tap into your gifts – Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) have unique gifts they can leverage in their work and personal lives to succeed and thrive in the world. But do you know what those are for you? If unsure, take a strengths test to understand your unique gifts and learn how to leverage them in your business.

Connect with Heidi Siegal Kogon on her website.

The interview replay is only available to attendees with an all-access pass. Get yours on the summit website.

Key Takeaways from Annet van Duinen

Annet van Duinen is a leadership coach for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) who trained under Elaine N. Aron, Jacquelyne Strickland, and Barbra Allen. 

She also specializes in High Sensation Seeking (HSS), so if you identify as an HSP/HSS, Annet might be a great source of guidance.

In her interview with Jill Marie Haas for the 2024 Global HSP Summit, Annet van Duinen shared insights on what it means to be an empowered HSP leader.

Here are some of my key takeaways:

  •  Every HSP is a leader in their own unique way – The common understanding of a leader is someone in charge of a group, organization, country, church, etc. However, according to Annet van Duined, just being you is a form of leadership. As long as someone is looking to you for guidance as a parent, friend, colleague, or neighbour, you’re leading them through something.
  • Leverage your traits for effective leadership – As an HSP, you possess high empathy, deep processing, creativity, and the ability to connect the dots. Learn to identify these gifts in yourself and tap into them in your leading roles.
  • Embrace your trait unapologetically – One of the reasons many HSPs believe they make terrible leaders is self-doubt. To counter this and progress with confidence, learn to embrace your trait in its full capacity. Reframe your past beliefs that something is wrong with you and learn to own your true self as an HSP.
  • Double down on self-awareness – According to Annet van Duinen, the disconnect many HSPs experience begins when you lack alignment with your inner core. Commit to knowing who you are, your values, and what makes you truly yourself. And then adjust your external life to blend with your inner one.
  • Stop adapting to the ways of the 80% – While you may have grown up learning to fit in with the 80% of the population that is not Highly Sensitive, true liberation comes when you decide enough is enough and embrace the ways of the few. Become more aligned with who you are to become an empowered HSP leader.

Connect with Annet van Dinen on her website, High Sensitive Coaching.

Get an all-access pass on the 2024 Global HSP Summit website to watch a replay of Annet’s interview.

Day 5 Takeaways

Key Takeaways from Odille Remmert

Odille Remmert is an author, speaker, and empowerment coach specializing in subconscious reprogramming. 

Along with her husband Steve, Odille co-created The Remmert Method – a mindset coaching program helping people change their brain chemistry and succeed in every area of life.

In her interview with Jill Marie Haas at The Global HSP Summit, Odille shared her story and insights on how to rewire your brain for success.

Below are my key takeaways from the conversation.

  • Our thoughts are connections between neurons or nerve cells. To change your brain chemistry, you must first understand how it works. Whenever you have a thought – negative or positive – your nerve cells communicate.
  • These connections trigger matching chemicals. Your brain produces feel-good chemicals when you have a positive thought and stress chemicals when you have a negative thought. 
  • Stress chemicals are much stronger than feel-good chemicals. Do you ever wonder why it takes so long to get out of a stressful or depressing situation? According to Odille Remmert, studies in neuroscience show that stress chemicals overpower feel-good chemicals in all instances.
  • Switching from stressful chemicals to feel-good chemicals takes 60 to 90 seconds. If you notice yourself having a negative thought and your mood changing and want to get ahead of it, there are techniques you can implement. No matter the practice, always remember that it takes about 90 seconds to make the switch. 
  • The subconscious brain can’t tell the difference between real and imagined memories. If your childhood memories keep you in a destructive loop and impede your success, you can feed your brain new memories. Because you see, while you may have healed your childhood wounds through the conscious part of your brain, the memories remain in your subconscious. Luckily, you can imagine an alternative childhood and reprogram your subconscious brain to believe in this new past.
  • Changing your brain chemistry will consequently change your destination. The brain predicts the future based on what’s happening in the present. And the present is determined or influenced by the past. So, by reprogramming your subconscious to believe in an ideal childhood of your choosing, you give the brain a new foundation to build on. And with this new foundation, the brain is able to predict a future free of limitations.  

I could talk all day about my key takeaways from Odille Remmert’s interview. That’s how much I enjoyed this conversation from the 2024 Global HSP Summit.

But I recommend you watch the interview yourself. Get an all-access pass from the summit website to watch the replay. And then connect with Odille on The Remmert Method website.

Key Takeaways from Joshua T. Speraneo

Josh Speraneo is a master certified coach helping Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) and Empaths to overcome their fear of visibility and rewrite their self-worth story.

His passion for this work radiates through his conversation with Jill Marie Haas at the 2024 Global HSP Summit.

Here are my key takeaways for anyone struggling with their self-worth today.

  • Peel back the layers to identify where you’re holding back. You may have succeeded in creating a false sense of self in your efforts to fit in. But now is the time to look deep within you and uncover your true identity. Think about the areas you hold back because you fear what people will say or think. And then learn to express them. 
  • Imagine the ideal you in the future and work on becoming them. What does the best version of you look like? What activities do they like to do? How is their self-worth? Once you’ve identified who that version is, put in the work to become them.
  • Look at the people you admire and let them guide you to your destiny. Each one of us has a role model of sorts that we look up to. Someone whose self-worth is so high it shows when they talk, in their behaviour, and success. Let this person become your example that, by taking the necessary steps, you too can increase your self-worth and succeed.
  • Rewrite your self-worth story by focusing on activities that recharge you. Think about the practices that fill you with energy and love, then do them as often as possible. These activities could be taking long walks, playing with your pet, bike riding, being of service to others, or sitting in silence with yourself. Whatever makes you feel good, do that.

Connect with Josh Speraneo on LinkedIn to learn more about raising your self-worth.

Day 6 Takeaways

Key Takeaways from Mary Kathryn Jackson

Mary Kathryn Jackson is a life coach harnessing the power of yoga, astrology, energy medicine, and Mother Earth to help individuals unlock their unique gifts.

In her interview with Jill Marie Haas at the 2024 Global HSP Summit, Mary Kathryn discussed how HSPs can use their birth or astrology chart to unveil their true essence and thrive in the world.

Below, please find some of my key takeaways from the conversation.

  • Your birth chart explains your unique blueprint in the world. You must have heard that everyone is unique, but have you ever wondered what that means for you? According to Mary Kathryn, the answers to your uniqueness lie in your astrology chart. It explains your gifts, challenges, emotional and mental state, and more.
  • Knowing your birth chart gives you complete control over your life. As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) who grew up trying to fit in, you must have developed a false sense of identity. But a time comes when the disconnect is too much, and you want to unlock your true self. Knowing your birth chart and understanding what it means can help you take back control and start living in alignment with your true identity.
  • Harness your energy for the greater good. Your astrology chart gives you a map to help you make informed choices and live your purpose. But you still get to decide what you do with that immense power. As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) wired towards compassion, you will be happier if you use this energy to help others.
  • Nourish your body to nourish your energy. Mary Kathryn wants you to remember that beyond your unique blueprint, you’re a physical being. And the more you take care of your physical essence, the more your energetic self will soar and help you to live in alignment. So eat healthy, nurture your nervous system, and honour your HSP needs.

Connect with Mary Kathryn Jackson on her website.

Key Takeaways from William Allen

William Allen is a former Hypnotist, founder of The Sensitive Man and HSP Men’s Group, and the author of two books on High Sensitivity: Confessions of a Sensitive Man and On Being a Sensitive Man.

His interview with Jill Marie Haas at the 2024 Global HSP Summit centered around High Sensitivity in Men. 

Below are some of my takeaways from the conversation.

  • You become happier when you live your authentic self. Many HSP men recognize a disconnect with their authenticity but are too afraid of what others will think of them if they own their High Sensitivity. If this describes you, William Allen wants you to know there’s more happiness when you choose to be your true self.
  • Accept the trait and celebrate it in your children. Consider the disconnect you feel when you’re sitting with yourself, knowing you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) but refusing to own it. Now, imagine your son having to live through that? To avoid passing on this shame and judgement to your child, learn to accept High Sensitivity in yourself and celebrate it in your child.
  • Use your inborn awareness to influence the world around you. According to William Allen, Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) are aware in two ways: they know what affects them and how they impact the environment. Leverage this awareness to succeed in life and change the world around you.
  • Educate yourself and embrace High Sensitivity for the gift that it is. Forget what other people will think or the cultural beliefs surrounding sensitivity. Read The Highly Sensitive Person book by Dr. Elaine N. Aron, take the free HSP test on her website, and connect with other HSP men. 

Connect with William Allen on his website, The Sensitive Man.

Day 7 Takeaways

Key Takeaways from Maria E. Hill

Maria E. Hill is the founder of Sensitive Evolution and Magic of Joy and the author of The Emerging Sensitive: A Guide for Finding Your Place in the World.

In her interview with Jill Marie Haas at the 2024 Global HSP Summit, Maria discussed why this is the best time for Sensitive People.

Here are my key takeaways from Maria Hill.

  • We have to think of a new way of living – For years, we have focused on surviving as our primary way of living. And while that worked okay, the times we’re living now demand us to shift from survival to thriving.
  • Listen to your body to make practical and aligned decisions. If most of your choices have been controlled by your environment, circumstances, or those around you, you are doing yourself a disservice. Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) are highly aware and benefit greatly from listening to their bodies.
  • Value your gifts and use them to follow your calling. As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), you rank high on intuition, empathy, and intimacy, among other gifts. Know what strengths resonate with you most and use them to succeed in life and work. 
  • Get a handle on culture. Both HSPs and non-HSPs carry a lot of cultural baggage into their adult life, which leads to having limiting beliefs and self-doubt. To counter this and thrive with High Sensitivity, learn to differentiate between what is toxic and what isn’t. And then get rid of the destructive patterns.

Connect with Maria E. Hill on her website.

Key Takeaways from Willow McIntosh

Willow McIntosh is the founder of Inluminance, creator of The High Sensory Program and co-creator of The Live Identity Journey.

In his interview with Jill Marie Haas at the 2024 Global HSP Summit, Willow discusses the purpose of the HSP trait in the world and how to discover yours.

Below are my key takeaways from Willow.

  • Get interested in how differently you see the world. When you learn about the HSP trait, you can either embrace or hide the sensitivities that come with it. Instead of seeing the complexity of the trait as overwhelming, Willow invites you to show interest in these differences as they hold the secrets to finding your true purpose. 
  • As an HSP, you are here to contribute positively to the world. Many HSPs go about their lives feeling the need to do meaningful work but not knowing what that is exactly. An explanation for this is that High Sensory People have a calling to change or impact the world in one way or another.
  • Get a support system. If you struggle with common HSP issues like overthinking, limiting beliefs, a false identity, or loneliness, you will benefit from having a support system. And if you can’t find the support you’re looking for in your family and friends, remember there are communities online with like-minded individuals. Join them and connect with others.
  • The information you take in is a form of intelligence. Two main characteristics of High Sensitivity are Depth of Processing and Sensitivity to Subtleties. These two abilities result in HSPs processing more information than others. And while this extra data is often a source of overwhelm, when processed right, it can provide the link to your true purpose.

Connect with Willow McIntosh on his website.

Day 8

Key Takeaways from Takara Shelor

Takara Shelor is an author, speaker, engineer, and mystic best known for helping individuals experience profound personal transformation to achieve their dreams.

Known as The Spiritual Hunter, Takara has helped thousands of people from over 100 countries discover their unique gifts and talents, intuitive and healing abilities, passion, purpose, and joy.

Her interview with Jill Marie Haas at the 2024 Global HSP Summit discusses how being sensitive is a superpower.

Below, find my takeaways from the conversation.

  • As an HSP, you tune in more than others. By harnessing this ability, you can overcome the overwhelm and become more calm, clear, divinely connected, confident, and courageous. Tap into the benefits of energy work and healing to manage the information you absorb.
  • Develop a daily practice to help you with clarity. There are many practices to choose from, including meditation, journaling, and time in nature, among many others. Try different techniques and settle on the one that meets your unique needs.
  • Be gentle with yourself, and remember you’re not alone. As you learn to tune in to yourself and your environment, you might encounter overwhelming emotions and feel like you’re losing your grip. When this happens, resist the urge to beat yourself up. Choose compassion and reach out to fellow HSPs or HSP practitioners for assistance.
  • Clear negative energy as often as you can. Your HSP trait allows you to pick up on different energies around you. To avoid being overwhelmed and internalizing other people’s energy, adopt a daily habit of cleansing your energy. Takara recommends learning to use a pendulum for this clearance.

Connect with Takara Shelor on her website.

Key Takeaways from Randy Grasser

Randy Grasser is a certified life coach, author, and a High Sensing, Sensation Seeking man. 

For 15 years, Randy travelled around the globe in a profound quest for self-discovery and the mastery of emotional management through the thrills of extreme adventure. 

He now helps High Sensing individuals embrace and harness their unique abilities to thrive to their fullest potential. And together with Annet van Duinen, he teaches the High Responsive Training Program.

Here are my takeaways from his interview with Jill Marie Haas at the 2024 Global HSP Summit.

  • Learn to develop and trust your high sensing abilities. The ability to read your environment with intensity can be a curse or blessing; it depends on whether you approach it with acceptance or rejection. Randy Grasser recommends learning to accept, harness and trust this unique gift.
  • Believing in or denying your HSP trait is a choice only you can make. The best researchers, practitioners, healers, and fellow HSPs can do is share the truth about High Sensitivity. And while accepting the trait and believing in its strengths is the best choice an HSP can make, how you react to it is solely up to you.
  • Don’t trust your memories. Your subconscious mind stores real and imagined memories because it can’t tell the difference. (learn more about this in Odille Remmert’s interview) So, when you feel like your memories are weighing you down and controlling your present, remind yourself that you cannot depend on them. And then embark on creating new memories.
  • Learn more about yourself – your true, authentic self. Many HSPs grow up feeling misunderstood and, in their efforts to fit into society, develop a false identity. As you learn about the HSP trait and your unique strengths, pay close attention to unveiling your true self. And if you need help with this, Willow McIntosh and Julie Bjelland are teaching live classes every Thursday throughout March to address this topic.
  • Learn to control how you show up in the world. Instead of waiting for others to adjust the environment to accommodate your unique needs as an HSP (you might wait forever), teach yourself to be in control. Listen to your body often, know what it needs and doesn’t, and then honour those requests.

Randy Grasser and Annet van Duinen (both speakers at the 2024 Global HSP Summit) will teach the High Responsive Training Program starting April 1, 2024.

Visit the Living Adventures website to learn more and take a free introductory class.

Final Word on Key Takeaways from the 2024 Global HSP Summit

This post shares my key takeaways from all 2024 Global HSP Summit speakers. Check back daily to see what lessons I learn as the event progresses.

And please remember, your experience and takeaways might differ from mine as we’re in different stages of life and healing. Get your free ticket to attend the summit and learn from 25 HSP experts.

The 2024 Global HSP Summit runs from February 19 to March 3, 2024. 

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