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High sensivity, giftedness etc...

     

              Many people consider gifted children/adluts as little geniuses and 1st of the class, or adults who would surpass others with pride.

The reality is very different: a child identified "gifted" may very well be in school failure, be affected by ADHD (attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity) or even be the victim of harassment because too different according to his/her peers. of their peers. Another example: "gifted" adults are more susceptible to be victims of burn-out than the average.

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How can I help you if your family has one or more "gifted" person or if you have any doubts?

           I can refer you to quality clinical psychologists to take the test. Concerned within my family, I consulted many specialists, I trained and I am part of networks. Often the test will suggest consulting a psychomotrician or a neuropsychologist or even a speech therapist. It's not always easy to navigate... So I know the caring people in the sector who can help you.

Giftedness is also a fad. So I take the time to sort out the increasing number of books as well as sites, podcasts and videos on the subject. I can therefore tell you about quality resources and put you in touch with other gifted or families of gifted if everyone agrees and/ or with associations.

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This illustration is an excerpt from  Stripes and Stripes 2: For Life .

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    Here is the route I propose:

  • learn to live with your emotions and use them constructively

  • strengthen self-confidence + legitimacy

  • develop your creativity (workshops, advice)

  • feed your curiosity while setting limits

  • appropriate techniques to "unplug the mind" and let the body speak: relaxation, foot reflexology etc...

  • make the difference within the family, school or business a wealth

  • parenting well with one or more HPI children or how not to feel overwhelmed

  • if necessary: explore the link between high sensivity and allergies and/or autoimmune diseases

  • if necessary: support in the implementation of a PAI (projet d'accompagnement individualisé) within the framework of the school

II-Highly sensitive persons (HSP)

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Even if a gifted person is necessarily highly sensitive , there are  more highly sensitive  people than HPI.

According to a study published by Translational Psychiatry, highly sensitive people made up 31% of the world's population in 2018.

For the psychoanalyst and emotionally gifted (HPE in French) Saverio Tomasella, high sensivity is "the sensory and in-depth processing" of information.

He develops the thesis that we are all born ultrasensitive. Young children are often cash and transparent. Then with education, they become less sensitive. 70% of the population would gradually lose some of their sensitivity.

           High sensitivity has 2 aspects:

 

- it is emotional: the signs can be empathy, tearfulness, taking everything too much to heart

-it is also physical, carnal: it is hyperesthesia: that is to say the capacity of the 5 senses amplified, which can even go as far as pain.

There are highly sensitive people who can't bear to wear certain materials, others who can't stay in a room with certain scents.

A group from Rennes performed an MRI on highly sensitive people: this revealed a less active thalamus (structure of the central nervous system): it therefore filters less  pain and stimuli from the everyday life

I want to believe that the world after or the new world will be highly sensitive. I wish like Saverio Tomasella that this world is going to be more open to all forms of differences: to the highly sensitive,  gifted, autistic, emotionallly gifted, and original people.

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What I offer:

 

  • learn to live with your emotions and use them constructively

  • boost self-confidence

  • develop your creativity (workshops, advice)

  • learn to ask the right questions: what do I like? What makes me happy? What keeps me going?

  • Highlight your human qualities

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