Our Highly Sensitive nervous systems are great at alerting us to the first signs of danger in situations – it’s what they’ve been designed to do and has helped us survive as a human race through the ages. However, once the perceived danger has passed, our systems need to go back to normal to maintain balance and good health.

In our highly stimulating, 24/7, modern world, the Highly Sensitive Person’s nervous system is triggered and stays in a fight or flight state far longer than is healthy.

Unless we actively find ways to bring our systems back to their natural calm state, we’re more prone to stress-related illnesses resulting from raised cortisol levels.