& Founder of the Sensitive Empowerment Community
Julie Bjelland, LMFT
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Receive easy and powerfully effective tools for balancing your nervous system — and increasing focus and resilience during moments of sensory overload.
Embody the blessings of your high sensitivity to heal yourself and help you bring more compassion to our world.
As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), your mind and heart hold an expanded capacity for creating a deeply meaningful and enriched experience of life — once you learn how to mitigate the many challenges to your sensitivity.
One of the biggest obstacles is sensory overload... the challenging side of your heightened senses, deeply perceptive nature, and keen awareness of the emotional and mental states of others.
Having the inherent ability to perceive the nuances of life — easily reading environments, situations, and people through their energy, body language, and microexpressions — skilled HSPs inhabit a rich inner world that they can, when well-resourced, translate into profound insights and creations.
As psychotherapist Jule Bjelland teaches, HSPs are the compassionate and forward-thinking artists, innovators, teachers, healers, and leaders that the world desperately needs right now.
In short, HSPs are the “future” of humanity, in that they’re accessing deeper dimensions of consciousness.
If you’re like many HSPs, however, you frequently struggle with feeling overwhelmed by the constant bombardment of sights, sounds, scents, and the energetic states of everything and everyone you encounter.
It’s not easy living as a “future human” in today’s chaos.
As your senses become overloaded, anxiety, energy depletion, and irritability can take over your health and your life...
... creating cascades of new challenges such as sleep disturbances, exhaustion, and a loss of productivity, creativity, and focus in the process.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
During this deeply transformative course with Julie, you’ll uncover the gifts of your neurodiverse nature and learn how to thrive in an insensitive world by mastering practical tools. Julie designed these tools to help HSPs overcome sensory overload by balancing their nervous system and relaxing their emotional reactions so they have access to clearer, higher thinking.
As an author and host of the HSP Podcast, Julie has helped thousands of HSPs worldwide discover the value of their innate sensitivity.
With Julie, you’ll explore how, as an HSP, you’re on the spectrum of neurodiversity (variations in brain function and behavioral traits). You’ll gain an understanding of the HSP traits that you possess and ways to leverage them to enhance your life and the lives of others.
Throughout this course, you’ll explore the science that explains why you experience life in a penetrating and visceral way... how that makes you distinctively insightful... and why neurodiversity is becoming more widely embraced, valued, and even needed in mainstream culture.
During this empowering course on how to work with your innate sensitivity, you’ll:
- Discover simple daily practices and powerful tools to help balance and restore your nervous system when experiencing sensory overload
- Receive a user’s manual to function well as a sensitive person in a world that’s often incompatible with your needs
- Learn why sensory overload is the main culprit of anxiety, irritability, and emotional reactivity for HSPs
- Explore common challenges for HSPs and how to cultivate the gifts of sensitivity that can mitigate them
- Learn a technique to relax emotional reactions so you have access to clearer, higher thinking
- Explore 3 essential stages of restoration for a HSP that allow you to function at your optimum levels
- Create a customized plan for daily HSP self-care that restores and rebalances
- Equip your sensitive nervous system with self-compassion — a protective armor that can be called upon when you need a little calming or reassurance
- Learn to leverage your innate HSP gifts to shift your thinking in ways that make you stronger in the face of adversity
- Discover how to raise your threshold of tolerance to stressors of your sensitive nervous system
- Examine the differences between the brain of a HSP and non-HSP
- Receive a guided meditation to help deepen your sense of connection and dissolve loneliness
- Explore how to boost your energy, increase your brain focus, experience more patience, and regulate your emotions
- And much more...
With 20-30% of the world’s population displaying traits of high sensitivity, Julie teaches that HSPs have a profound opportunity to lead the way toward a more equitable, caring, and sustainable world.
She’ll share how many HSPs are using their gifts within their own areas of expertise to do just that — working for causes they care deeply about as healers, performing artists, and more...
You’ll use potent tools to balance your sensitive nervous system and ease stress, emotional overwhelm, and reactivity — regaining clarity and calm. You’ll likely have more energy and feel more joy and self-love as a result — and those around you will also benefit by the emergence of your gifts of sensitivity.
As you begin to deactivate stress and activate calm, you’ll instill a deep sense of safety and balance throughout your entire being that allows your high sensitivity to shine... and light up the world.
If you’re ready to embody the blessings of your high sensitivity, join Julie on this evolutionary journey to cultivate and unleash your gifts as a HSP, and share them with a world that needs you.
— Andrea Weber, Founder of ExpansiveHappiness.com: “Through Julie's Programs, I’ve Come to Understand Myself and My Own Needs a Lot Better”
— Gracie King, Positive Psychology Wellness Coach: “Listening to Julie’s Teachings Is as If She Were Reading My Mind”
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks
In this 7-week transformational intensive, Julie will share powerful tools for reducing sensory overwhelm as an empath, healing yourself, and bringing compassion to an insensitive world — as you learn how to calm your nervous system and regulate your wellbeing at any time.
Join the Livestream — or Stream Later to Watch at Your Convenience
You’ll connect with Julie and experience her teachings through livestreaming video via any connected device. This connection is easy to use and will enhance the impact of Julie’s transmissions. Can’t make it live? After each class, you can stream the video and audio recordings to enjoy anytime and anywhere at your convenience.
Weekly Sessions Tuesdays at 9:00am Pacific
This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive training sessions, experiential practices, and Q&A with Julie. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to embody the blessings of your high sensitivity by learning how to calm your nervous system, deactivate emotional overwhelm, and regulate your wellbeing at any time.
Module 1: Prevent Sensory Overload by Understanding High Sensitivity & Its Challenges That Cause Anxiety, Irritability & Reactivity (January 24)
Sensory overload is often the culprit of emotional reactivity, anxiety, irritability, sleep issues, exhaustion, and even loss of productivity, creativity, and focus for HSPs. Understanding this can be life changing.
This week, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of sensory overload from an empathic and scientific perspective, and how it impedes your ability to function easefully.
Julie will also share tips on how to overcome it and empower your unique gifts of sensitivity.
In this opening session, you’ll discover:
- Why sensory overload is the main culprit of anxiety, irritability, and emotional reactivity for HSPs
- The differences between the brain of a HSP and a non-HSP
- Common challenges for HSPs and how to cultivate the gifts of sensitivity to mitigate them
- Tips to prevent sensory overload and empower your innate sensitivity
- The most important mindset shifts for HSPs — what’s supporting and not supporting the development of your HSP gifts
Module 2: Recognize the Gifts of Sensitivity to Increase Your Self-Compassion & Self-Love (January 31)
HSPs have many incredible, unique, and much-needed gifts. This week, you’ll explore many of them and gain a deeper understanding of how valuable they are to the world.
Oftentimes, your HSP gifts are buried under challenges, so it’s even more essential to take care of yourself in ways that honor your sensitivity.
Because the world is not always set up for sensitive people, it’s easy to think that something is wrong with you for being sensitive. You may have received messages that feeling deeply or having sensitivity in general is a weakness. This can impact your self-esteem and cause you to be hard on yourself.
This week, you’ll learn to recognize the gifts of your sensitivity and increase self-love, as you begin to see your value. You’ll also learn how important self-compassion is — a tool that helps with everything.
- Learn how what we deem as positive human qualities are often the main qualities of HSPs
- Discover the many gifts of sensitivity and why they’re so vital for today’s world
- Explore the power of nature as your greatest healer
- Become a kind, caring friend to yourself by improving self-talk — and increase self-love, confidence, and self-esteem
- Learn how to equip your sensitive nervous system with self-compassion — a protective armor that can be called upon when you need a little calming or reassurance
Module 3: Balance & Calm Your Sensitive Nervous System With Self-Care Tools Designed to Restore the Nervous System for HSPs (February 7)
Learning the right self-care tools that work for the sensitive nervous system is key to thriving for HSPs. Self-care practices are essential because doing what most people do is unlikely to work effectively for you.
Society isn’t set up for our high levels of sensitivity, and without tools you can become overwhelmed, overloaded, and exhausted in a way that impacts every aspect of your life.
This week, you’ll finally learn what works for the sensitive system, which may be very different from what you’ve been taught.
Julie will give you a technique for centered alignment as you learn more about calming the overstimulated nervous system and explore tools and skills that work specifically for HSPs — so you can finally learn how to fully calm, restore, and rebalance your sensitive nervous system.
In this session, you’ll explore:
- Simple daily practices that help balance and restore your nervous system
- A user’s manual (that you’ll receive) for functioning well as a sensitive person in a world that’s often incompatible with your needs
- A technique to relax emotional reactions so you have access to clearer, higher thinking
- The power to transform negatives into positives in the brain
- A breathing technique that communicates safety to your brain
- The key to exercising parts of your brain that help you pause, reflect, and respond
- 3 essential stages of restoration for HSPs that allow you to function at your optimum levels
- A customized plan for daily HSP self-care that restores and rebalances
Module 4: Track & Preserve Your Energy to Increase Your Creativity, Balance Emotions & Improve Sleep (February 14)
Many HSP gifts can be buried under exhaustion and overwhelm, so it’s crucial to understand how to support and honor your sensitivity and release its gifts.
You only have so much energy in your tank. And, as a HSP, you need extra processing time, because you take in and often give out so much at one time. In fact, one of the biggest challenges of sensitivity is an overloaded nervous system that overwhelms your body, mind, and spirit.
This week, you’ll learn how to track and preserve your energy to reduce overwhelm and boost and maintain higher levels of balance.
If you’re wondering why you’re so tired all the time or have a hard time keeping up with the demands of life, this session will illuminate not only the reasons, but also the solutions.
In this module, you’ll learn:
- An easy point system for tracking your energy — so you can preserve some of your precious energy for yourself
- The 5 steps that improve sleep for HSPs
- How to boost your energy, increase your brain focus, experience more patience, and regulate your emotions
Module 5: Prioritize Wellness by Setting Healthy, Guilt-Free Boundaries (February 21)
You likely feel more empowered when you’re feeling your best because you give yourself permission to live in a way that supports your needs as a sensitive person. You can then recognize your gifts, knowing that you’re truly here for a reason.
Imagine moving out of survival mode into thriving. What would you do if you had more energy? Who would benefit in your life if you felt calm and balanced with greater access to joy? This class will be dedicated to exploring these important questions.
- The cost to your health and overall wellbeing of over-giving
- Why prioritizing your wellness begins with knowing your value
- Why the world is better with sensitive people in it
- How to set healthy boundaries, and ways to say “no” without guilt
- Helpful language to use when setting boundaries
- An easy compromise technique
Module 6: Overcome Adversity by Leveraging Your Gifts of Sensitivity & Increasing Your Resiliency — With Special Guest Gracie King (February 28)
Positive psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing, and it seeks to identify what enables people to thrive. Research shows that there are an abundance of practices designed to promote increased resiliency for HSPs.
This week, positive psychology wellness coach Gracie King joins the class to explore the most powerful tools HSPs can use to build resilience.
If you’ve ever felt like you’re too easily broken by stressful situations or unhelpful patterns of thinking, or like you’ve barely recovered from one setback before you get hit with another...
... you’ll delight in the strategies taught during this session, as you strengthen the armor you have to protect yourself from common HSP struggles — from perfectionism and difficulty adapting to change, to emotional overreaction and physical exhaustion.
In this session, you’ll:
- Learn to leverage your innate HSP gifts and shift your thinking in ways that make you stronger in the face of adversity
- Discover how to raise your threshold of tolerance to nervous system stressors
- Learn how to replace fragility with equanimity
- Identify tools that help you feel more confident that you can face challenges that arise
- Start to perceive the gifts within you that will begin to emerge even more as you increase resiliency
Module 7: Move Out of Survival Mode, Flourish & Help Heal the World by Living in Alignment With Your HSP Gifts (March 7)
Once you normalize the way that you experience life and realize that all HSPs have a more sensitive system than the majority of the population, the guilt you may feel about having different needs than others dissipates.
Understanding how to take care of your unique needs means you finally get to live aligned with who you are, which brings you to a higher level of empowerment where you can truly share your gifts with the world.
During the final week of this course, you’ll learn how, as you live in alignment with your authentic self, everyone benefits.
Developing a true sense of who you are and what you want and need helps you make better life decisions — a skill that’s been underdeveloped because you’ve been focused on others’ needs.
Now you finally have a chance to know yourself deeply without always filtering through the lens of other people’s needs... creating a solid baseline that helps you soar even higher in life.
During the final class, you’ll explore:
- Your value as a sensitive person and why the world needs you
- Why your light is so important, and why it’s a positive thing to share your gifts
- The importance of celebrating your growth
- The profound experience of spending time with other kind-hearted HSPs
- How to move out of survival mode and truly thrive as a sensitive person
- A new freedom now that your sensitivity has been “normalized” and you’ve been validated by others who share it
- Your personal template for supporting your needs and nurturing yourself as a HSP
- Resources that empower you to flourish in all areas of your life
The Gifts of High Sensitivity Bonus Collection
In addition to Julie’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these special bonuses with leading visionaries and teachers to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
The Gifts of Sensitivity
PDF Guide From Julie Bjelland
People born with the trait of high sensitivity possess a type of neurodiversity that manifests extraordinary strengths and gifts. You’ll explore them while reading this PDF from Julie, which will help you honor and value those gifts. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of why you’re highly sensitive in the first place — and why your gifts are needed in the world.
What People Are Saying About Julie Bjelland, LMFT...
— Mai Oliphant: “I Just Feel Happier and More Fulfilled”
— Carol Huckle: “If You Want to Clear Your Life of Negativity, Plant Yourself in Julie’s Garden”
— Tammy Goen: “Julie Is So Heart-Centered”
“Julie’s kind heart, wise guidance, and obvious passion and care for HSPs truly shine through in everything she does.”
Julie’s kind heart, wise guidance, and obvious passion and care for HSPs truly shine through in everything she does. Her full dedication to educating the world about our unique experiences fulfills a deep community yearning, which many sensitive people missed out on during our formative years. Her genuine empathy and widespread message are a much-needed gift to the world.
— Elizabeth Fox Butler, PsyD
“Julie guides HSPs to re-see themselves as people with a unique set of traits that can be used to build new and happier places in life.”
It can be tough to be an HSP in a generally non-HSP world. Julie has devoted her professional life to helping HSPs understand their traits and their gifts and to help them navigate their challenges in positive and constructive ways. Sometimes HSPs have grown up seeing themselves as people with a problem. Julie guides HSPs to re-see themselves as people with a unique set of traits that can be used to build new and happier places in life. Her work also helps HSPs learn that they are far from alone and allows them to feel connected to their “tribe”.
— Jeannie Wolitzer, MS, LMFT
“Julie Bjelland inspires me!”
Julie Bjelland inspires me! She brings such fierce intelligence and such a loving heart to her support of Highly Sensitive People. As an HSP myself, I find her work deeply validating and illuminating; I also share it widely, because it’s so very needed in this world.
— Ruth L. Schwartz, PhD, director of Conscious Girlfriend and author of Soul on Earth: A Guide to Living & Loving Your Human Life
Join the Global Community
Embrace the Gifts of Neurodiversity as a Highly Sensitive Person offers some of the most transformational online teachings available, within a thriving global community of learning and practice.
Join fellow students and practitioners to support and inspire each other as you integrate the teachings and practices Julie Bjelland, LMFT, will share in this powerful training.
You’ll join an international community on the leading edge of manifesting a world grounded in the principles of cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Julie Bjelland, LMFT
Experience a unique opportunity to be mentored by and learn from psychotherapist and author Julie Bjelland, LMFT, host of the HSP Podcast and the Sensitive Empowerment Community — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a livestreaming video option and will guide you to alleviate sensory overload and its debilitating effects, using practical tools designed specifically for the highly sensitive person. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 9:00am Pacific.
Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the video will be available for you to stream in a high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere at your convenience.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to stream. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere at your convenience.
Seven Transcripts of Class Sessions
You'll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Gifts of High Sensitivity Bonus Collection
- The Gifts of Sensitivity
PDF Guide From Julie Bjelland
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Online Training, Embrace the Gifts of Neurodiversity as a Highly Sensitive Person
We feel honored that Julie Bjelland has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with a psychotherapist and author whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
If you’re serious about embodying the blessings of your high sensitivity by learning how to calm your nervous system and alleviate sensory overload, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in your own evolution, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Your Satisfaction Is 100% Guaranteed!
Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE Embrace the Gifts of Neurodiversity as a Highly Sensitive Person — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please submit your refund request form on or before February 7, 2022 and we’ll happily issue qualifying customers a refund.
More Praise for Julie Bjelland, LMFT...
“Julie brings a compassionate, joyful, brilliant, and clear presence to her work and empowers us...”
Within the first hour of meeting Julie, and comparing notes about such things as how Highly Sensitive People navigate stressful situations, I experienced deeper peace and increased self-acceptance through the recognition of my human operating system as a HSP. Julie illuminated a “spectrum of sensitivity.” This information helped me, as a practitioner and coach, to be more aware of how simple things like too much light in a room could overstimulate and distract a HS client in my practice. Julie brings a compassionate, joyful, brilliant, and clear presence to her work and empowers us HSP to capitalize on our gifts as we learn to more consciously care for ourselves and our clients.
— Georgette Star, MA, Doctor of Ministry soul stream coach and method trainer
“Whenever I interact with Julie, it’s been my experience that she truly lives what she teaches.”
Not only is Julie deeply committed to her work and an expert in her field, but she is a kind and compassionate leader. What I respect most is her curiosity and ability to create a safe space of learning and support for her community. She demonstrates a high level of integrity and a strong commitment to her core values. Whenever I interact with Julie, it’s been my experience that she truly lives what she teaches. Her caring and warmth are apparent in all she does.
— Sukie Baxter, CR, LMT, author of Perfect Posture For Life
“Julie brings extensive knowledge, experience, and wisdom of psychology in combination with her profound expertise in the field of HSPs.”
Julie brings extensive knowledge, experience, and wisdom of psychology in combination with her profound expertise in the field of HSPs. She pulls it all together and offers a unique and impactful approach for highly sensitive people and the HSP community. The combination of psychology and high sensitivity is very inspiring to me. I highly recommend Julie and her great work!
— Annabelle Breuer-Udo, integrative medicine practitioner, author, and certified coach
“Julie Bjelland is a master of her craft.”
Julie’s Brain Training program is full of thoughtful, warm-hearted, and useful suggestions for calming and fortifying the nervous system. Julie Bjelland is a master of her craft.
— Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
About Julie Bjelland, LMFT
Julie Bjelland, LMFT, is an HSP psychotherapist specializing in high sensitivity, the author of The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person, and founder of the Sensitive Empowerment Community. Her HSP Podcast ranks among the top 5% of the most shared and listened to podcasts worldwide.
Julie’s webinars. resources, online courses, and blog have helped millions of HSPs reduce the challenges of living with sensitivity in an overstimulating world. Her greatest joy is helping sensitive people discover their significant value and seeing them share their much-needed gifts with the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device, or telephone. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom video conferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
There’s no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.
“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
I had never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion, and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon within which to participate. I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
— Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts
Can I still benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can stream the recordings and download the transcripts of all course sessions, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage with the full community and leaders in our private online community group.
Q: Can you tell me about the private online community group?
A: We’ll have a private online community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, and completing homework assignments that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this training?
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