Highly Sensitive Person

normal trait – not a disorder

US-based psychologist Dr Elaine Aron (http://www.hsperson.com) started researching “high sensitivity” in the early 1990s. She coined the phrase the “highly sensitive person” (HSP) which now has a scientific term of “sensory-processing sensitivity” (SPS).

Does this sound like you?

  • Are you easily overwhelmed by such things as bright lights, strong smells, coarse fabrics, or sirens nearby?
  • Do you consider yourself a bit weird?
  • Do you feel you don’t belong? And often think where are my people?
  • Despite many self improvement courses you still can’t find a comfortable lane in life?
  • Do your daily emotions make you feel like a scrambled egg – up, down, around and back again? When will this stop? And HOW do I stop it? Do other people feel like this? Do other people pick up I feel like this?
  • Does daily life feel mostly like a battle to keep it together?
  • Do you get rattled when you have a lot to do in a short amount of time?
  • Do you make a point of avoiding violent movies and TV shows?
  • Do you need to withdraw during busy days, into bed or a darkened room or some other place where you can have privacy and relief from the situation?
  • Do you make it a high priority to arrange your life to avoid upsetting or overwhelming situations?
  • Do you notice or enjoy delicate or fine scents, tastes, sounds, or works of art?
  • Do you have a rich and complex inner life?
  • When you were a child, did your parents or teachers see you as sensitive or shy?

 What is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)?

Due to the distinctive makeup of their nervous system, Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) process sensory information unusually thoroughly and reflect on it deeply. If you are an HSP, you notice so much at once that it is easy to become overstimulated (and at times overwhelmed) if you receive sensory information that is intense, complex, chaotic or even just new to you.

As a HSP myself, I am passionate about assisting other HSPs (of all ages children and adults and different backgrounds) to understand their innate deep sensitivity and work with them towards living a healthy and productive life as a HSP. I spent many hard fought years of my own life ‘trying’ to fix myself however since becoming aware of the HSP trait through Elaine Arons’ work, my life improved dramatically and led me to a career change in effort to help others.

Knowing you are not alone and that sensitivity is not some type of disorder that needs to be cured is a welcome relief and provides a good place to start to begin to work ‘with’ our sensitivity.

I enjoy thoroughly sharing what I have learnt with other sensitive souls.

A HSP’s response to Counselling, Mentoring, Holistic Medicine and Hypnotherapy

From working with many HSPs in my clinics and as a Natural Therapist I have found that gentle, subtle, less evasive complimentary medicines are helpful and favourable to HSPs sensitive system. The body possesses an innate ability to heal itself. Approaches used by herbalists to overcome illness are therefore those that restore and promote the body’s own normal and optimal function. I provide guidance and holistic medicines (Tissue Salts, Flower Essences and Crystal / Gem Elixir ) personalised to the individual’s needs after a consultation.

For counselling and mentoring being a HSP myself enables me to deeply connect, relate, understand, and provide guidance and options for you to consider. My ethos is to work from the premise of non-judgement, respect, active listening, and non-attachment. I believe the ultimate gift we have all been given is free will and choice. Often in the presence of another HSP we can feel safe and allows us to express all the things we need or would like to. This works well in therapy when the therapist is HSP, we may develop a sense of comfort which allows us to go to the corners of our mind and soul; and then express ourselves, which in itself can be healing just to get it out, acknowledge what is there and to be heard!

As all hypnosis is self-hypnosis (the therapist voice is used to guide you through) I have found that HSPs, once they have decided on a change and use hypnotherapy as the therapy to do so, the results are very favourable. I have observed that our sensitivity trait allows us to receive the hypnosis deeply and the outcome is often very beneficial and energetically shifting. From experience as a natural therapist, hypnotherapy and HSP’s are mostly a very good match.

Where to?

You can book a consultation here.


For all bookings at the Adelaide Energy Healing Centre, [192 Prospect Road, Prospect on Friday’s and Saturday’s] please phone (08) 8342 4109

If you would like more information on how I can assist you, please click on the contact page and we can go from there.

Feedback from another HSP

Vanessa really understands me

The Highly Sensitive Person

Dr. Elaine Aron’s full HSP self-test can be found on her website: www.hsperson.com



My belief is we are all have God given intuition and different divination tools (tarot, numerology, runes, palmistry etc) sometimes allow us to access our intuition more deeply.

Numerology allows me to finely tune into the energy, people and situations through my intuition. I have always had a strong curiosity and fascination about the rhythm of numbers.

I have studied many numerology systems over the years and I practice Pythagorean numerology.

Dr D.A Phillips on Pythagorean numerology….

In around 529BC Pythagoras developed an adaptation of the simple numeric system to a symbolic representation of human life and expression. It is essentially this system we employ today in our mathematic and numerically in our logical search for the meaning of life.

Within in each person is beautiful light just waiting to shine forth, a beautiful being just aching for expression. Each person really is two people – that which we freely express in the image that we suppress all too frequently in the real person, the Inner Self. In associating with other people and through exposure to our environment we become known by the image we create. But we sell ourselves far too short for the image can never hold a light to the beauty and grandeur of the Inner Self. It is time for the Inner Self to become less of a stranger. Its acute sensitivity is often mistaken for vulnerability, causing it to be encircled by our psychological wall. In that manner, stifled it needs airing, exercise and expression. We commence to discover the secrets of the Inner Self when we start to understand who we are, from where we have come, our purpose and where we are going. Answers to these investigations remain secrets only so long as we fail to discover the deep, yet profound simple meaning of life.

In different ways, we are all searching. Some people search unconsciously, being hardly aware of the search and less aware of what they seek. Others are searching blindly, looking for something which they would fail to recognise even if found, for they keep hoping it is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Religion and politicians keep these hopes alive, always promising something better but neve seeming to deliver the good. Thinking sensitive people need more answers from life, they need guidance not promises. 

Rediscovering Pythagoras life’s jigsaw puzzle at last became a picture of beauty. They cast off the limitations of mere measurement to which modern science had unthinkingly relegated them, resuming them to a role of symbols, custodian of the keys to higher knowledge. Numbers became recognised as the hieroglyphs of infinite knowledge, representing the many human environmental characteristics to understand. Our method of achieving this is through an understanding of the symbols by which qualities appear in life. Employing simple numbers, he formulated a system by which the known became the known.

What is the history of numerology?

The ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Chaldeans, Hindus, Hebrew, Babylonians, Assyrians all developed numerological systems of their own which have evolved over time and have been adapted to be applied in this century.

What is numerology?

Numerologist believes that we are not born at a set day or time randomly but more so at a predetermined point in time to learn important lessons of the soul for THIS lifetime. Some may even call it destiny.

Numerology is also a character analysis which uses numbers derived from dates of birth and names to help answer the age old question of ‘Who am I?’. Numerology allows us to take an objective look at ourselves to discover our innate abilities and talents as well.

What areas can numerology help with?

  • Character traits – understanding our strengths and weakness
  • Career – where we will thrive
  • Relationships – how we operate within relationships
  • Love – how we love, who we love, strength and our blind spots
  • How we communicate – understanding strengths and weakness
  • Our hidden talents and abilities
  • What is the numerology energy surrounding you at the time (universal year you are in) of the reading and how best to work within that cycle

Where to?

You can book a consultation here.

For all bookings at the Adelaide Energy Healing Centre, [192 Prospect Road, Prospect on Friday’s and Saturday’s] please phone (08) 8342 4109

If you would like more information on how I can assist you, please click on the contact page and we can go from there.

Feedback from numerology clients.

Vanessa’s knowledge of numerology is that accurate it comes across as her second language.


Holistic Medicine

I am a qualified herbalist and classified as a ‘Schedule 1 Practitioner’ certificated under the Therapeutic Goods Administration to dispense practitioner only products.

I use a wide range of natural remedies to suit each individual and their presenting issues.

I have studied:

  • Flower remedies (Bach, Bailey and Australian) and choose to mostly work with the Bach Flowers.
  • Crystal healing and use crystals and crystal / gem elixirs as needed.
  • Tissue salts and am very passionate about these amazingly effective cells salts.
  • Astro palmistry which identifies any chakra blockages / imbalances in the palms.
  • Currently completing my studies in Iridology*

I am affiliated with a Master Herbalist and Iridologist who I refer to when my skill set and / or TGA accreditation doesn’t suffice. He has greatly assisted many clients when orthodox medicine has been unable to, turning their lives around. These are his words of wisdom on holistic medicine…..

‘It is common fact these days that so many people continue to turn to holistic medicine because of its outstanding results, its non-invasiveness, cost-effectiveness and the fact that it is logical, safe and works! The hub of human existence hinges upon our embracing and celebrating the ‘entire body… the whole person’ as the primary focus of what individual needs may be.’

 What is IRIDOLOGY*?

Assessing and considering the ‘iris’ (the colored part of the eye) is an accurate, ancient and dependable diagnostic technique – a virtual roadmap – for providing insight into the inner health and hidden causation(s) of problems and imbalances within the body.  The Iris records a recognisable, readable and consistent history of your body’s health, nutritional patterns, strengths, weaknesses, mental and emotional considerations pointing the practitioner in the direction she needs to go to address the ‘causes’ of your health concerns.

Where to?

You can book a consultation here.

For all bookings at the Adelaide Energy Healing Centre, [192 Prospect Road, Prospect on Friday’s and Saturday’s] please phone (08) 8342 4109

If you would like more information on how I can assist you, please click on the contact page and we can go from there.

Feedback from Holistic Medicine

I was utterly amazed at the effectiveness of all these natural remedies