Embracing Your Sensitivity: Strategies for Self-Care and Healing in Women’s Therapy in NYC

Highly sensitive people make up around 20% of the population. As a highly sensitive person, it’s important to celebrate your strengths while simultaneously honoring your unique sensitivities and needs. As an HSP your nervous system and brain process subtleties and nuanced details that most people around you don’t notice. Because as an HSP you are wired in this unique way, you are ultimately prone to overstimulation and exhaustion. Therapy for women in NYC provides a dedicated space to support you in better understanding your sensitivity and living a life that is both nurturing and aligned with your sensitivities. Here are five self-care and healing strategies for Highly Sensitive Persons from a NYC Women’s therapist!

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Quiet time

It’s important as a highly sensitive person to schedule much-needed downtime. Make it a point to unplug and disconnect from devices. As a society, we are constantly bombarded by a stream of alerts, notifications, and emails. As a highly sensitive person, you can honor your sensitive nervous system by disconnecting from technology and instead immersing yourself in the present moment. Try your best to be mindful of your needs by making fewer commitments and thoughtfully choosing with whom and how you spend your free time. It’s important to prioritize stillness and quiet moments. This can be as simple as resting in a quiet room or engaging in a meditation practice. Whatever you do, just know carving out time for yourself is invaluable.

Embrace your sensitive side through nurturing sensory experiences

HSPs often discover that being outside and spending time in nature has a calming and healing effect. Similarly, highly sensitive persons find that listening to music or engaging in the arts and creative practices are soothing pastimes. Whether you go for a walk in the park, cuddle up with your dog, or listen to soothing music, these simple acts can help you feel more centered, relaxed, and at peace.

A woman walking an empty beach, practicing self-care. Self-care is important for HSPs. In therapy for women in NYC, NY, you can develop the right self-care practice for you.

Accept your sensitivity

Reflecting on your life experiences with the knowledge and understanding that you are a highly sensitive person can be life-changing. Too often women with highly sensitive traits engage in self-criticism surrounding their sensitivities. When you begin to accept and embrace your sensitivity, you no longer operate under the assumption that something is wrong with you that needs fixing. Instead, you’ll acknowledge that you are simply a highly sensitive person with unique strengths that at times can feel like a burden and other times feel like your greatest gifts.

Learn to regulate your emotions

As a highly sensitive person, you feel your feelings deeply. Experiencing strong emotions and absorbing the feelings of those around you can be overwhelming and at times even paralyzing

Here are some tips to better regulate your emotions:

  • Engage in a body scan. Scan your body and notice if anything is coming up. Maybe you sense one or several somatic markers for emotions (clenched fist, butterflies in stomach, lump in throat)
  • Respond to your feelings with self-compassion and self-validation. “It’s normal I feel this way, there’s a reason I’m feeling this way.” And “We all struggle sometimes and this is just a moment of suffering”.
  • Remind yourself that feelings are temporary and not dangerous. While some feelings can be incredibly uncomfortable, try reminding yourself that these emotions will pass. You can imagine feelings like the waves in the ocean, that they ebb and flow and will eventually dissipate.

Try therapy for women in NYC

Liz Yarock Psychotherapy believes that you deserve to feel good about the person you truly are and to live in attunement with your true self. Through meaningful self-exploration, you can learn to shift any unhelpful inner narratives that are no longer serving you. Liz Yarock Psychotherapy provides compassionate and empathetic support to help you live a life filled with greater confidence, joy, and inner peace.

A woman holding a white flower in her palm. In therapy for women's issues in NYC, NY, you can learn to embrace your sensitivity. Begin working with a therapist for women today!

Begin Therapy for Women’s Issues in NYC, NY Today!

If you are having a hard time managing your sensitivity, you don’t have to do so alone. Therapy for Women provides tailored support for highly sensitive persons and is one of the many services provided at Liz Yarock Psychotherapy. I offer online therapy in New York City and online therapy in New Jersey, as well as parts of New England. Additionally, I provide evidence-based and self-compassionate approaches to treating Anxiety, Relationships, and Life Transitions. I am skilled in working with deep-feeling individuals and those who identify as Highly Sensitive Persons. If you’re ready to find support, follow the steps below to get started. Psychotherapy is a powerful way to start your journey towards making lasting changes in your life.

  1. Contact me here so we discuss your hopes for therapy and see if we are a good fit working together
  2. Learn more about Therapy for Women through my blog posts!
  3. Begin supporting your sensitivity.

Other Services I offer as a NYC Women’s Therapist

Liz Yarock Psychotherapy offers a range of services to support holistic well-being. From anxiety counseling and life transition therapy to women’s issues therapy, I provide tailored support using evidence-based approaches. I also offer relationship therapy and highly sensitive person therapy. Whatever your needs, I’m here to support you on your journey toward living your most fulfilling and empowered life.

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I am happy to offer a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to help you gain a sense of who I am and my approach to therapy in order to determine if we will work well together.