A Weekend for Highly Sensitive People

How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You


Elaine N. Aron

July 21-23, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights
CE Credits available

$340 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Do you have a keen imagination, rich inner life, and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential as air? Do others call you too shy or overly sensitive? Are you a clinician who works with HSPs?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a highly sensitive person, or HSP—twenty percent of us are. It is a valuable trait: many great artists and thinkers are HSPs, and HSPs are generally highly conscientious and intuitive. There are also drawbacks: an HSP is easily overstimulated and more affected by a troubled past and present stressors.

Elaine N. Aron, PhD, author of five books, including The Highly Sensitive Person, has been conducting and publishing scientific research on this subject for more than 20 years. During this rare opportunity to spend time with Elaine, you will learn:

  • How to use your strengths as an HSP in all areas of life
  • Coping mechanisms for dealing with overstimulation
  • Ways to improve your close relationships
  • What to look for in choosing the right career
  • The latest developments in research about HSPs
  • Skills and support strategies to add to your toolbox as a clinician.

John Hughes, a corporate leadership consultant, will join Elaine and share his experience of being an HSP in the corporate world and the advantages HSPs bring to the workplace.

Rich in wisdom, this weekend is also restful, and the retreat environment is structured exclusively with HSPs in mind.

Faculty Bio

Why Attend

  • Experience the deep comfort and acceptance that comes from being in retreat among others who are also highly sensitive.

  • Use your high sensitivity as an asset in finding the right career and enjoying close relationships.

  • Appreciate your gifts as a highly sensitive person and deepen your understanding of who you most naturally are.

  • Clinicians will expand their clinical competencies in working with with HSPs.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    This program is for Highly Sensitive People (HSP). Partners of HSPs also are welcome. To be sure that you are an HSP, take the complete self-test at hsperson.com/test.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Recommended Reading

    The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aaron. Also, any of Elaine’s other books, or research articles found at hsperson.com.

  • Special Interest to

    HSP helping professionals

  • Special Details

    While the group may be large, it will be all HSPs in the room, and past participants report that it is a life-changing experience.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.

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