This is a local and regional discussion group and "contact point" for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) in the North Central US states including (but not limited to) Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.
The main purpose of the list is to explore the ups & downs of being a Highly Sensitive Person, and to support each other as HSPs. The secondary purpose is to help HSPs in the region interact, make contacts, form support groups and make friends. The list is loosely modeled after hspbook, a large international discussion group that's also part of YahooGroups.
Why a REGIONAL/LOCAL group? The idea grew from the extremely positive feedback from HSPs who have gone to the large HSP Gatherings on the East and West coasts. HSPs gain much from meeting their peers. However, for every HSP who goes to a Gathering, there are another 50 who aren't ready for the cost and possible overwhelm of traveling cross-country, and instead wish they knew other HSPs "in their area." The answer, thus, had to be "local" groups.
This is NOT a "personals" or "dating" list-- however, we hope you'll make new friends in your area, and if sufficient numbers of members show enough interest, it may be possible to arrange local HSP get-togethers on a regular basis.
Although we highly recommended that you have some familiarity with Elaine Aron's books "The Highly Sensitive Person," "The Highly Sensitive Person in Love," or "The Highly Sensitive Child," that is by no means a requirement for membership.
The list is moderated to help maintain an "HSP-safe" environment. Flaming, trolling, proselytizing or advertising will not be tolerated and will result in the posting member being banned. However, open discussions are invited and welcomed.
For more information please check out our web site!
- Mental Health
- Mar 19, 2004
- This is a restricted group.
- Attachments are not permitted.
- Members cannot hide email address.
- Listed in Yahoo Groups directory.
- Membership requires approval.
- Messages require approval.
- All members can post messages.