Highly Sensitive Youth Online Mini-Course
Understanding Highly Sensitive Youth and How to Support Them
15 Minutes To Mental Health
Focus: 15-20% of children are highly sensitive and many of these children suffer in silence because parents and other adults don’t know about highly sensitive youth (HSY) and how to support them. HSY often find the world an overwhelming and challenging place, and they grapple with mental health issues and loneliness, including thoughts of suicide. This is due to their extraordinary ability to feel and sense everything so deeply.
Take just 15 minutes a day for 6 days to learn how to support highly sensitive youth (HSY) in your life. This mini-course will support parents and caregivers in understanding who highly sensitive youth are, what they need to thrive, and how to support them in dealing effectively with this fast paced and intense world.
Highly sensitive children perceive, feel, and process sensations and feelings more intensely than children who don’t have a heightened sensitivity. Because they have heightened sensitivity, intense experiences and environments can overwhelm their nervous systems. This can lead to emotional meltdowns and to being scared and hesitant to try to new things. Sensitivity is a form of intelligence and can be a tremendous gift for children if they receive the support that they need.
When: Watch this course at your convenience (you’ll have lifetime access! – this course doesn’t expire!)
What Will You Learn: Gain an understanding of the below listed topics …
- Characteristics of Highly Sensitive Youth (HSY)
- The Challenges and Gifts of Sensitivity
- Why Are HSY Susceptible to Mental Health Issues and Suicide
- How Their Brains Work
- How Their Nervous Systems Work
- Why Behavior Issues Are Cries for Help
- Techniques and Ideas for Supporting HSY
- How to Talk with Teachers and Schools
Instructor: Tom McSheehy MSW, LSW
Tom McSheehy has been a licensed social worker / family therapist for 26 years. He has worked with children and teenagers for 36 years as a teacher and social worker. Tom has supported highly sensitive youth and their parents for the last 26 years and makes presentations to parents of HSY around the country.
Audio, Webinar and Video Refund Policy: Fees are non-refundable, but are transferable to other courses. If you are dissatisfied with the course, you may request a transfer of funds to another course.