You can just ask them to turn down the music?
Shoot. Lauren beat me to the restaurant. It’s always easier when I arrive first, so I can choose the seat that will work best for me.
I wave as I approach the table and start taking off my jacket. She stands to greet me and as she begins to sit back down, I say, “Before you get comfortable, would you mind if I take that seat?”
She looks puzzled, but not annoyed. “Of course not!”
“Are you sure? If facing the window bothers you too, we can ask for a different table.”
“No, it’s fine,” she assures me.
I set down my purse on the chair - my purse doubles as lumbar support, of course - and look at the menu.
Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.
I look up.
“Sorry,” she says. “Chewing ice cubes bothers you?”
“I wish it didn't. I don’t have a great filter. I’m actually having a hard time hearing myself think over this music. Is that our server?"
"Excuse me!” I wave and catch his attention.
“Are you ready to order, Miss?”
“Hi, no, not quite. But would you mind turning down the music a little bit? It's a little too loud to speak over.”
“Sure, no problem.”
Lauren looks at me in awe. “You can just ask them to turn down the music?”
As a Thriving HSP, I’ve gotten used to asking for lots of things.
If you’re a driven, empathetic and highly sensitive control freak with a great big heart, you might be an HSP (highly sensitive person), too.
You might feel like you don’t fit in, in this overly stimulating world designed for the neurotypical brain, but there’s room for you and all of your beautiful quirks in an HSP Thrive Circle.
What’s an HSP Thrive Circle?
HSP Thrive Circles have evolved from the Happy Space Pod— a safe online community where HSPs connect and share the ups and downs of the HSP experience. An HSP Thrive Circle is a group where you and up to five other HSPs experience conversation, connection, and camaraderie. Oh, and talk about how you, too, can feel comfortable asking them to change the lighting in your office or turn down the music at your favorite restaurant.
We'll focus on topics integral to an HSPs journey to thrivedom. (Is thrivedom a word?... it is now! Take that Grammarly.) We'll explore:
1. HSP Trait Secrets - Superpowers & Struggles
2. Designing with Sensitivity in Mind - Shape your Space & Schedule to Sustain You
3. Build a Trio of HSP ThriveAbility Skills - Self-awareness, Self-regulation, and Self-advocacy
I'm excited to work with small groups this year as I build "HSP ThriveAbility", an HSP Success program.
Special pricing is available to founding members in return for your partnership in helping build this valuable resource. You get to shape it as we go. We'll be talking about what's important to you!
As a founding member, you receive:
80-minute group calls each week with Clare to discuss topics relevant to thriving as an HSP
Special pricing for HSP webinars and events including "Getting Things Done Days" where we will tackle special projects together
Access to our private HSP Thrive Circles Facebook Group
Connection other supportive, empathetic, motivated HSPs
Personal and professional growth
The opportunity to take inspired action
Sign up for next Thrive Circle!
I'm aiming to provide huge value in a short time with special limited offer pricing. You'll get time with me each week for six weeks with six other people, for only $599 USD, a fraction of the cost of 1:1 coaching.
As soon as we have a group of six committed people, we will co-create the meeting times so it works for everyone.
Small group work requires people who can play well together. Participating will require you to:
- show up consistently
- be prepared to engage in conversation and connection in this safe space
- be a respectful listener and supportive member of the group
- understand that this is not therapy. It is a facilitated conversation with an accredited and Certified Executive Coach.
Are you ready to dance out of discomfort? Then join us!!
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I look forward to dancing with you!