Do you find yourself frequently feeling overwhelmed and overstimulated by your environment?

Perhaps you’ve heard those close to you say “You’re too sensitive.”

You’re not alone and in fact, you might be part of the 20-30% of the population that are highly sensitive people. 

Today I am sitting with Natalie Brunswick to talk about highly sensitive people and the impact that being a highly sensitive person can have on our lives.

Natalie Brunswick is a registered occupational therapist and psychotherapist who focuses on supporting parents during the perinatal period, navigating the parenting journey, and beyond. She believes in a holistic, relational, and trauma-informed approach to mental health, wellness, and parenting. She has also been trained with Postpartum Support International and is a proud mom to two amazing boys. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What a highly sensitive person (HSP) is [4:55] 
  • What makes the trauma experience unique for HSP [8:00]
  • Traits of HSP we can identify in our children [14:35]
  • Family dynamics that show up when there are HSP [22:30]
  • How our childhood as an HSP might impact our adult relationships [30:30]
  • HPS and attachment styles [34:30]  

Natalie’s Website
Connect with Natalie on Instagram 
The Highly Sensitive Family Facebook Group

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I'm Not Your Shrink is a podcast aimed at helping you feel connected to yourself, to others, and to live a life aligned with what matters most to you. I bring you clinical knowledge and evidence based research, along with experiences of sitting in the therapist chair along with being a wife and mother. I'm joined by subject matter experts to talk about everyday issues we all face to change the dialogue in your life.