Ane Axford specializes in working
with genetically highly sensitive people (HSP). She hosts websites, a Facebook page, podcasts, workshops and other resources
Ane says honesty is her most important and value. Honestly sharing your
ownfeelings is a part of being of empathic.
For her empathy is like a compass, creating a container for intentional
and safe connection for two people to come together on purpose.
How to build a culture of empathy?
Know where you are coming from with your energy, your focus, and your
sensations. Understanding if you are more introverted or extroverted,
more analytical or more feeling based, more sensitive or more hardy can
allow you to know where you are starting from, where others are starting
from, and so where you can come to meet.
2. Self-Empathy and
Self-Compassion. Remember that HSPs must practice empathizing with themselves and showing compassion toward themselves in order to really bring that into
experiences with others. Otherwise, they just feel overwhelmed by
Sometimes the best one can do is to know that they don't know what
it's like to be in someone else's shoes, rather than judging or blaming
or forcing it, just opening to the unknown can be of value.
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highly sensitive people, empath, empathy, etc.
What is a highly sensitive person?
How is that different or similar to
being an empath?
Is experiencing empathy different for highly sensitive people than
people who are hardier?
Are there any unique challenges or advantages?
would you give to hardier people to help them empathize with HSPs?
would you give to HSPs to help them empathize with hardier people?