HSP - High Sensitivity as Potential
On this page you will find a lot of information about how you can master your everyday life and grow through your high sensitivity.
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Guided HSP 1 group course with Theodor
From May 1 to July 3, 2022
This course offers weekly webinars every Sunday at 19:00 CET (check this time zone converter) to introduce the next module, a chat with moderator and lots of exercises. The exercises are to be carried out in everyday life and deepened and strengthened with eurythmy. You will receive the replay of the meeting within 24 hours. After the course all lessons are permanently available.
Here you can see what the course brought to the participants from last year:
In addition to last year's course, we will present the eurythmy soul gestures in combination with tone eurythmy and discover their healing and strengthening powers. We will be using our new seven-fold sensitivity scale for for highly sensitive people to monitor our progress. We will share our experiences and questions in small groups - and discover them as a wonderful resource for mutual support.
“The course was extremely interesting for me. For the first time I read in words what I experience inside. It is described very concretely and is "ordered".
Thanks to the precise explanation, the exercises were easy for me, and the topics covered were also present in everyday life. I noticed that all of the exercises helped, immediately or later.
Every morning I did the eurythmy exercises. It was very easy and I loved doing it. I experienced them as a reinforcement of the main exercises. The thematic part, the everyday exercises and the eurythmy are absolutely complementary and form a force together.
The course brought me enormous well-being. I feel more present, calmer, more stable and more secure.”
These are our individual self-paced HSP courses
There are many courses available on High Sensitivity that will help you to better master your everyday life, let you get to know yourself better and take your needs seriously.
The special feature of our courses is the systematic structure according to topics which are adapted to uncover the different layers of your personality. The basis for this is on the one hand the Eightfold Path of the Buddha, as taught 3000 years ago, and on the other hand, the beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount. Both of them take up the complex structure of mind and body in a similar way, and subdivide it into eight or nine basic principles. Rudolf Steiner worked out the similarities between these two paths of inner schooling in the 20th century. These sources and their systems form the basis for our courses
The introductory course, protected despite high sensitivity, includes exercises that we once put together for a live course and excerpts from our HSP live courses. It is good for moving questions of high sensitivity for yourself and building an inner shelter. It costs 35 euros (reduced 25 euros).
The course HSP 1, personal growth through high sensitivity, is a systematic walk through all layers of your being (chakras), which you can do for yourself or with friends. It costs 70 euros (reduced 55 euros).
The course HSP 2 is a spiritual deepening of the HSP 1 course in reverse order with the aim of: getting to know the deeper layers of your being, living without fear and becoming more and more helpful in life. It costs 70 euros (reduced 50 euros).
The guided group course HSP 1+ with webinars, chat, lessons and many exercises takes place once a year from April to June. It builds on the HSP 1 course and costs 225 euros (reduced 175 euros).
Owners of HSP-1 courses and participants of previous HSP group courses may obtain the course for 140 euros. In order to do that, you need to be logged in.
How can I protect myself from overstimulation? If I can't stand the noise from the neighboring construction site? When I can't stand my colleagues' nervous habits? If I can't stand smells or crowds?
Four-element body scan and 12 eurythmy exercises
€ 35 .- / € 25.-
14 days unrestricted right of return.
Eight weeks with meditations, exercises and eurythmy.
€ 70.-/ € 50.-
14 days unrestricted right of return.
The course HSP 2 is a spiritual deepening of the HSP 1 course in reverse order with the aim of: getting to know the deeper layers of your being, living without fear and becoming more and more helpful in life.
€ 70.-/ € 50.-
14 days unrestricted right of return.
Previous HSP group courses
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Where does the concept high sensitivity come from?
In 1996, Elaine Aron, a well-known psychologist, brought the concept of high sensitivity into the world and made it known in its depth and relevance over the next decades. We consider high sensitivity to be a very special form of perception of the self, a level of self-perception that is differentiated into many facets. Not easy, but full of potential. That is why it fits with the signature of high sensitivity that not someone else, but a highly sensitive person herself, Elaine, became the spokesperson for highly sensitive people.
Highly sensitive, is that me? Yes, hopefully!
Forgetfulness, tension, anxiety, self-doubt, burnout, restlessness, loss of control, psychosomatic issues, dependence on substitute gratifications, compulsions to act, compulsive thoughts - who does not know that?
But that has nothing to do with high sensitivity. This is life, or our body, which provides us with 1000 different types of stress. In 1912 Rudolf Steiner already gave the exercises to alleviate these conditions. Our ABSR courses are based on these exercises.
High sensitivity is the polarity of it, so to speak! Here it is our inner being that challenges us. How do we want to deal with its signals? We all know them: over-excitability, perfectionism, getting lost in the many possibilities, boundary problems, excessive and stressful emotionality, indecision and worrying, overstimulation. A seemingly chaotic diversity under which we quickly feel helpless and overwhelmed.
But it's worth taking a closer look. If we can get through it - and we'll get through it! - the transformation into the positive, the fulfillment, is not far. Have a look at the diagram below. We tried to put together a few threads. We deal with them in the topics and exercises of our eight-week HSP course. Try it out, you will be amazed to experience how much it helps to approach these topics so systematically. And how much fun it is!
Why do we use musical Elements in our HSP courses?
In our course for high sensitivity we work with the vowels and - this is special compared to the other courses - with the intervals of music. Why?
Rudolf Steiner described this very nicely:
- Language is a going out into the world, into the awakening soul qualities of the world. It is meeting the senses, encountering the world.
- Music is an inner awakening and a taking action in this process: Like gliding into the going out. And thus you encounter your own spiritual, your own creative activity.
The vowels can be assigned to the seven themes of high sensitivity: The A creates soil, the O brings light and warmth, creates harmony, the I creates spaces of freedom, the E brings strength and sets boundaries, the Ei is the path to the self, the Au creates a powerful relationship between inside and outside, the U leads me to my deepest depths. With the vowels we work to ensure that the body becomes a home for us, that we can live our I in the here and now and contribute to our surroundings in a good, helpful way.
But our I is not easy to grasp. We are always on the move. For example, sometimes it is “here” when we wake up, during the day, or “there”, somewhere far out when we're asleep at night. But if we're honest, we're never quite here, and never quite there, but mostly somewhere in between, on the way between here and there. In music we can feel this: we experience being on the way outside as a major, and on the way to being here as minor. In music we feel our self, our I, on its journey! When I feel into a musical movement, I feel myself.
The musical intervals are taught in our group courses only. First you get to know the movement of an interval and to feel its quality. Then we try to have this feeling present during the corresponding vowel exercise that we do with the arms or legs. The vowel exercises are available as videos, the interval exercises we practice in the Sunday meetings where you get the replay soon after.
In the video I show an exercise with which we - in a slightly different form - will complete the 8-week course for highly sensitive people. The eurythmy in this video is a spontaneous answer to a request at our Eurythmy request concert this year: "Thinking - led by the I".
High Sensitivity as Potential
Introduction Webinar from 18. April 2021 Part 1
About the course
Introduction Webinar from 18. April 2021 Part 2
Introduction Webinar from 18. April 2021 Part 3
Trust your perception
Become more alive inwardly
Work on a full body experience
Nurture your imagination
Breathe deeply again