In her extraordinary new book from Hay House, Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive: Embrace the Science of Sensitivity, Heal Anxiety and Relationships, and Connect Deeply With Your World, Courtney Marchesani de-stigmatizes the term “sensitive,” illustrating how “sensitivity” is a powerful advantage, and provides a pathway to an effective balancing act between being highly aware and participating fully in the world without feeling the need to shut down or self-anesthetize to avoid pain, people or environmental stimulation.
Now a coach, teacher and health advocate with a master’s degree in mind-body medicine, she has spent the last 20 years passionately exploring the research gap that exists between what medical science believes and what the gifted sensitive feels. She provides an enlightening ride through early to now-emerging science on sensitivity and the abilities of the highly sensitive.
00:02:36 Welcome, Courtney!
00:06:43 Understanding Our Experiences
00:13:23 How Trauma Shapes Our Perception
00:19:54 The History of Medicine in the United States
00:30:17 Complex Trauma
00:34:57 Types of Sensitive Individuals
00:44:33 Intuition Research
00:50:55 Our Brains and Sensitivity
00:56:41 Raising Sensitive Children
01:01:43 Resources Courtney is Looking For
01:03:03 Courtney’s Life-Changing Book
01:05:04 Courtney’s Personal Call to Action
01:06:25 Connecting with Courtney
01:07:10 Thank You, Courtney!
Courtney’s Life-Changing Book
“The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker
The Fourth Kind
Aliens in Alaska
The Alaska Triangle
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Jon Kabat Zinn
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Hypermorphic Gene Mutations
CRISPR Gene Editing