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APIDA Highly Sensitive Person Support

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Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Highly Sensitive Person Support

A compassionate space for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) adults to share their HSP experiences, receive support, and learn skills.

WHO

Open to all APIDA adults (21+) anywhere in the US

COST

$295 for all 8 sessions; sliding scale & payment plans available

WHAT

Support group, self-exploration tools and skills development and building/sharing of resources

TIME

75-minute evening sessions on Mondays from 6PM - 7:15PM PT | 8PM - 9:15PM CT | 9PM - 10:15PM ET

WHERE

Zoom link to be sent upon signup

WHEN

This group will begin on October 24th, 2022. Register to join this cohort.

GROUP GOALS

Group members will have a deeper understanding of their sensitivity, uncover their unique strengths, gain new tools to care for themselves, and start developing a community with other HSPs

WEEK 1

Being an HSP within the APIDA community

  • What does it mean to be sensitive?
  • How do others view sensitivity?
  • What were some cultural messages around being sensitive?

WEEK 2

Getting to know your sensitivity

  • Self-Assessment
  • Tuning in to the body: Physical sensations and emotions
  • Introduction to WOT

WEEK 3

Care of your sensitive self in a cultural context

  • Follow up on reactions/reflections
  • Sharing ways to cope with overarousal
  • Learn Shielding against energies / Umbrella Walk

WEEK 4

Discover your strengths & weaknesses/struggles

  • Different Flavors of HSP
  • How has culture shaped how we see these/our flavor of HSP
  • Inventory of HSP assets & weaknesses

WEEK 5

Reframe your past experiences & Self-compassion

  • Explore past experiences
  • Self-confidence and how we understand this event in light of our sensitivity
  • 'Perfect Ally'

WEEK 6

HSP & Relationships

  • What are the impacts of being highly sensitive on your close relationships?
  • Communication of needs and getting people to understand within the APIDA cultural lens
  • Mindful Communication Exercise

WEEK 7

HSPs in the Social World

  • Exploring shyness & the cultural notions around it
  • Analyzing our flops
  • Philosophy to share

WEEK 8

Celebrating your sensitivity

  • Celebrating our sensitive perception
  • Personal Reactions/Experiences of the Group
  • Resources and closure

This group is right for you if:

  • You are a person age 21+
  • You are Asian identifying
  • You have heightened sensitivity to and are often overwhelmed by physical, emotional, or social stimuli.
  • You notice a deep sense of empathy for others that can feel overwhelming.
  • You tend to process things at a greater depth than others around you.
  • You want to connect with others who experience the world similarly.
  • You want to learn the strengths of sensitivity, as well as how to manage the challenges that come from sensitivity.

This group is not right for you if:

  • You are actively self-harming in ways that require medical attention.
  • You are experiencing suicidal ideation and require a higher level of care than a support group.
  • You’re looking to process a diagnosis. While sensitivity can be understood as an aspect of neurodivergence, we will not be focusing on any specific diagnoses related to neurodivergence.

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