Introduction to Highly Sensitive People (HSP)s
HSP stands for Highly Sensitive Person, a personality trait found in up to 30% of the world’s population (according to research in the Journal of Clinical Medicine).
The number of people becoming aware of this term is increasing, along with an understanding of how it impacts people in the workplace. And with communities, articles and best-selling books on the topic are growing all the time, it’s a subject which organisations can tap into to support staff retention, along with employee wellbeing and satisfaction.
This session introduces this topic so organisations can be more informed, as well as addressing some of the myths and misconceptions about HSPs. We also explore how we can both support and tap into the particular qualities Highly Sensitive People have.
• What is an HSP?
• How useful is a label?
• Myths and Misconceptions
• Why should we be aware of HSPs?
• Supporting and getting the best from HSP colleagues
With a background in business, education and leadership, Tom is passionate about helping raise awareness within the topics of mental health, wellbeing and personal development. He combines lived experience of mental health and wellbeing challenges with professional knowledge and outstanding teaching and training skills, resulting in the delivery of empowering sessions and workshops which consistently receive very positive feedback.
As a lifelong learner and educator, he works with individuals, organisations and businesses to increase awareness of positive psychology topics and mental health, working to embed both individual and team skills that help safeguard people’s wellbeing, prevent future problems and enable them to thrive.