Once you identify with being a highly sensitive person, things just open up in remarkable ways. From healing to learning how to heal, healing the way it works for you. To relationships, how to deepen your relationships through your sensitivity and how that works for you. It is magical.” – Courtney Marchesani
After many years of coaching women with PCOS, I can definitely say that most of our sympathetic nervous systems are more reactive. We worry and we struggle with overwhelm, but we also feel deeply and are highly sensitive to other people’s feelings.
I’m not one for labels, but when I discovered the highly sensitive personality (HSP), it made so much sense and I noticed so many connections between the HSP and PCOS.
I invited Courtney Marchesani to join me on this podcast to talk more about the highly sensitive person and to explore how it relates to PCOS.
Courtney specializes in the often-hidden mental health and emotional struggles of Highly Sensitive People (HSP). HSP’s were first written about by Dr. Elaine Aron in her book The Highly Sensitive Person. Often overwhelmed by the intensity and stimulation from the world, HSP’s make up roughly 15 to 20% of the population.
She won the Hay House 2017 Writer’s Workshop Book Contest with her proposal Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive which identifies four specific archetypes of the highly sensitive person.
Listen in (or read the transcript below) as we discuss:
- Definition & characteristics of the Highly Sensitive Person
- How PCOS, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal disorders, and fascia tension present in the HSP
- How inflammation, which is one of the root factors of PCOS, is actually adding to the sensitivity
- Tips and tricks to thrive as an HSP
- The gifts of being sensitive