Sensitive Feelers and Empath Group
A compassionate space for all adults (21+) from all backgrounds to share their Sensitivity and Empath experiences, receive support, and learn skills.
Open to all adults (21+) from all backgrounds anywhere in the US
$300 for all 8 sessions; sliding scale & payment plans available
A support group to learn tools for self-exploration, develop skills, and gather/share resources
Zoom link to be sent upon signup
Our groups run seasonally. Please register below be notified about the next cohort!
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 Sensitive Feelers & Empath
What does it mean to be sensitive for you?
- What does it mean to be sensitive?
- How do others view your sensitivity?
Getting to know your sensitivity
- Tuning in to the body: Physical sensations and emotions
- Introduction to WOT
Care of your sensitive self
- Follow up on reactions/reflections
- Sharing ways to cope with overarousal
- Learn Shielding against energies / Umbrella Walk
Discover your strengths & weaknesses/struggles
- Different Flavors of Sensitivity
- How has culture shaped how we see these/our flavor of being a Sensitive Feeler/Empath
- Inventory of assets and weaknesses for sensitive feelers
Reframe your past experiences & Self-compassion
- Explore past experiences
- Self-confidence and how we understand this event in light of our sensitivity
- 'Perfect Ally'
Sensitivity & Relationships
- What are the impacts of being highly sensitive on your close relationships?
- Communication of needs and getting people to understand
- Mindful Communication Exercise
Empaths and Sensitive Feelers in the Social World
- Exploring shyness & the cultural notions around it
- Analyzing our flops
- Philosophy to share
Celebrating your sensitivity
- Celebrating our sensitive perception
- Personal Reactions/Experiences of the Group
- Resources and closure
This support group was formerly called “The Highly Sensitive Person” Group. It has been one of our most popular and successful groups, offering group members a space to share their experiences and learn to navigate their sensitivity, including how their sensitivity intersects with our identities. However, it has come to our attention that the term “Highly Sensitive Person” (or HSP) that was first coined by Psychologist Elaine Aron has been used by some professionals to foster stigma against the autistic community, associating the term with an ableist sentiment. Here at YCC, inclusivity and diversity are our core values, and we have relied on individual participants’ self-identification of HSP regardless of having other identities/diagnoses or no diagnosis. After much consideration, we have decided to step away from using the term HSP while still upholding a space where empathic and sensitive experiences can still be discussed. We will continue to provide a welcoming space for all those who identify as an empath or sensitive feeler or simply want to process their experiences of sensitivity.