Highly Sensitive Person: Experts and Coaches

The highly sensitive person has a wealth of books and expertise available to them thanks to the work of the following experts and coaches. In 1999, Elaine Aron, Ph.D. released her first book on the highly sensitive trait and has been a prolific author of various aspects of HSPness ever since. She and many others are thankfully bringing the significant and valuable HSP qualities to public awareness at a time when we need more sensitivity in the world.

Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D is the pioneer of HSP awareness. Her numerous books include: The Highly Sensitive Person, The Highly Sensitive Person Handbook, The Highly Sensitive Person in Love, The Highly Sensitive Child and The Undervalued Self.Elaine's work is the starting point for anyone seeking to understand the highly sensitive trait.  Elaine Aron's website

David Ritchey wrote The H.I.S.S. of the A.S.P. Understanding the Anomalously Sensitive Person.  The book is based on his research and findings, and provides some scientific insight into sensitivity, has very useful data and insights into the range of HSP capabilities, as well as HSPs and Myers Briggs information. David Ritchey's website

Dr. Ted Zeff, Ph.D has written some important books for sensitive people. They are The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World, Highly Sensitive Person's Companion: Daily Exercises for Calming Your Senses in an Overstimulating World, and The Strong, Sensitive Boy: Help Your Son Become a Happy, Confident Man.  He is an expert on stress reduction and insomnia for HSPs.  Ted Zeff's website 

Mari J. Dionne is an HSP and Holistic Health Practitioner, board certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, specializing in nutrition, supplements, and alternative remedies. She holds a degree in Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counseling from Pierce College in Washington. In addition to her formal education she has studied various forms of energy balancing. Mari combines her HSP empathy with her education, knowledge, and expertise to help other highly sensitive people relieve stress syndromes doctors have a hard time treating. She offers lifestyle management solutions and all-natural, body-based remedies to relieve the pain of being highly sensitive. Mari Dionne's website 

Sharon Heller, Ph.D is an expert on sensory defensiveness derived from her own experiences. Sensory defensiveness which applies to HSPs is the characteristic of having a very high sensitivity to light, sounds, and touch. Her book is Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight, Anxiety: Hidden Causes, Uptight and Off-Center, Healing Home, and The Vital Touch. Sharon Heller's website 

Barrie Jaeger, Ph.D. is another HSP whose challenges have led her to investigate the world of work for HSPs. Her insights are fresh and very helpful for HSPs because she helps HSPs to categorize work in a way that helps them navigate the world of work with a different eye. Her book is Making Work Work for the Highly Sensitive Person.  Barrie Jaeger's website

HSP Coaches

Jenna Avery is an experienced, trained coach for highly sensitive people. She is one herself. She has a website that offers many tools for the personal development of HSPs, a network of professionals who provides many types of assistance for HSPs, great resources as well as excellent courses that help HSPs better handle their issues with the energy of others as well as the boundary issues that create social and life challenges for sensitives.  Jenna Avery's website

Ane Axford, M.S. LMFT is an HSP who has developed a counseling practice that provides a wide variety of relationship and personal counseling. Her services include: Individual, Group, and Relational Therapy; Clinical Hypnosis; Highly Sensitive Persons; Codependence to Interdependence; Chronic Health Issues--Resolving Autoimmune Disorders--Celiac Disease and Digestive Disorders, HIV/AIDS, Muscular Disorders (TMJ, Fibro, Scoliosis);
ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment; Trauma and Phobia Release; and Sexual Abuse/Sexual Offense Treatment.    Ane Axford's website 

Jim Hallowes is a coach, who works with Dr. Pat Allen, a communications expert. He has an extensive website with many links to important websites for HSPs. His website is: Jim Hallowes' Highly Sensitive People

Roxanne Elaine Smith is a coach for highly sensitive people who are suffering from the effects of narcissistic parents or other forms of childhood abuse. Elaine has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child and Family Community Services. --with emphasis on humanistic counseling psychology, sociology, family dynamics, and child development. Her website is HSP Survivors

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