A highly sensitive nervous system causes emotions to be expressed and experienced in a more physical way.
Highly Sensitive People suffering from ongoing stress are more apt to experience stressful symptoms and syndromes, such as headache, fatigue, chronic pain, irritable bowel, insomnia, and anxiety disorder. This can make the HSP wish to withdraw from normal daily activities and adapt a lifestyle that is less stressful, more hidden, quiet, and controlled. However, this can lead to under-arousal (not enough stimulation or activity to the senses), which can backfire into episodes of panic, isolation, attracting negative people or beliefs, or neglecting one's body or living spaces. Under-arousal may exist due to boredom, unfulfilled passions, idleness, isolation, feeling a lack of direction or purpose, depression, or fear.
Both, over-arousal and under-arousal are energy draining. They lead to negative emotions and ongoing negative emotions usually precede dis-ease, meaning a state of discomfort, which is really a disturbance in energy levels. Therefore, it is extremely important, especially living in today's world (as compared to 100 years ago) for you, the HSP, to seek balance in life. There are several ways to do this without necessarily seeking therapy, taking medications, spending a fortune, or becoming someone you are not.
You don’t have to be reduced to merely surviving each day just because you are Highly Sensitive. Feeling tired, hurt, anxious or overwhelmed on a daily basis isn't really living, but, rather, simply existing. It is a sign you have lost energy and are suffering from nervous ills.
Being a Highly Sensitive Person means you are creative and positively gifted, which, in turn, means you have what it takes to live life on your terms and fulfill your dreams.
Also, see TCL's Old World Wellness Library for HSPs, which contains self-help, natural remedy e-books.
Artwork: Swallow Swallow by John Everett Millais
Mari J. Dionne ~ CHP, CLC
Whirligigs ~ Testicles
Accoucheur ~ A male mid-wife.
Kingsevil ~ A disease or swelling of the cervical lymph nodes.
Valitudinary ~ Subject to sickness; crazy.
Chime-Child ~ A child born on Sunday who was immune to witchcraft, could see ghosts, and was a natural healer.
Periblepsis ~ A delirious stare of the eyes.
Wormland ~ A churchyard.
Green-Sickness ~ A disease incident to virgins; sickly paleness, with green tint of complexion.
Tissek or Tissicky Cough ~ A tickling faint cough.
Multiplying Medicine ~ An elixer of the alchemists, used in making and multiplying gold.
Peat-Reek-Whisky ~ Highland whiskey, distilled over peat fires.
Belly-Brussen ~ A distended stomach or having a protuberant stomach.
Oint ~ To smear with an unctuous substance (usually having to do with painting or disguising something).
Farbed-Up ~ Confused
Nyctobasis ~ Somnambulism; to walk in one's sleep.
Roozles ~ Wretchedness of mind and body.
Coolth ~ Coolness (opposite of warmth).
Pharmacopolist ~ An apothecary.
Laver ~ To wash (before dinner).
Gothicism ~ To be rude or rudeness.
Desuetude ~ Lack of use.
Splay the Bream ~ To cut up that fish.
Doctor of Skill ~ A physician.
Pimpish ~ Dainty in the matter of food (taking in small quantities.)
Dendranthoplology ~ The theory that man sprang from trees.
Fash ~ Care, trouble, anxiety.
Satisfy Colon ~ To satisfy one's hunger.
Neurasthenia ~ Debility or impairment of the nerves.
Trollibags ~ The intestines.
Cothish ~ Faint, sickly, ailing.
Fogo ~ A disagreeable stink or smell.
With Squirrel ~ Pregnant
Pottinger ~ A cook, apothecary, druggist (Scotland).
Pomster ~ A quack doctor; to treat illness without knowledge or skill.
Bleflummery ~ Vain imaginings.
Venefice ~ A practice of poisoning.
Fish-Whole ~ As sound as a fish or healthy.
Weaponsalve ~ A salve that was supposed to cure the wound by applying it to the weapon that caused it.
Overset ~ To recover from mental shock.
Fordolked ~ Wounded.
Witchify ~ To bewitch.
Wamblecropped ~ Humiliated
Naufrage ~ Shipwreck
Peffle ~ In a nervous state.
Measondue ~ A hospital or poor house.
Dead-Nip ~ A blue mark on the body not caused by an injury or any known cause...sometimes called a witch's nip.
Sadly On ~ Expressing that a person is ill or in a bad way.
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