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Next Start: February 10th, 2024

Empowering Highly Sensitive Clients

A comprehensive 6-week online masterclass on counseling highly sensitive clients. Limited to 20 participants, enrolment will begin in early 2024.

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The Highly Sensitive Person

Although only 15-20% of individuals are highly sensitive (HSPs), they constitute more than 75% of those seeking psychological counseling. It's important to emphasize that sensitivity is not a mental disorder. Being highly sensitive, also known as Sensory-Processing Sensitivity (SPS) in the scientific realm, is a personality trait that enables deeper processing of experiences, both emotionally and cognitively.

Research highlights that highly sensitive individuals may encounter symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, and ADHD if they lack the necessary resources to navigate their emotions effectively. The Zensitively® Institute is dedicated to providing insights and support for understanding and embracing sensitivity in a healthy way.

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Why it's important to understand HSPs

With our raising awareness for neurodiversity and sensitivity comes an increase in demand for expert counselors who are able to cater to the specific needs, abilities, and goals of their clients.

Developing a solid understanding of high sensitivity requires getting familiar with the latest scientific research on the topic, learning from experienced professionals who specialize in HSPs, and grasping the common challenges HSPs face, along with proven ways to address them. Together, these insights form a comprehensive, effective toolkit for counselors and therapists alike.

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Learn to help those who need you the most

This 6-week, part-time online course takes place only four times a year and is limited to 20 participants. We refer to it as a Masterclass, as it represents the culmination of over a decade of development, research, and clinical practice and training counselors in working with HSPs - all distilled into a single 6-week course. In approximately 8 hours of video content, all essentials for working with highly sensitive individuals are comprehensively covered and made accessible. The course structure is built upon years of experience in training psychologists to work with highly sensitive clients.

Furthermore, participants have the opportunity to share questions and insights, engaging in discussions with fellow participants. The course instructor, Nazim Venutti, MSc Psy, is also available throughout the duration of the course, ready to address inquiries either through the forum or in one-on-one video sessions.

Course Syllabus

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    Week 1: Understanding Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) in Professional Settings

    • What is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)?
    • Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS) and its significance in therapy
    • Key traits and characteristics of HSPs in a professional context
    • Dispelling myths and misconceptions about HSPs
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    Week 2: The Therapeutic Relationship with HSPs

    • Establishing trust and safety with HSP clients
    • Addressing unique challenges and sensitivities in the therapeutic setting
    • Emphasizing empathy and validation for HSPs
    • Setting boundaries and managing transference with HSP clients
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    Week 3: Tailoring Interventions for HSPs

    • Understanding the HSPs' response to different therapeutic approaches
    • Integrating mindfulness and grounding techniques in sessions
    • Cognitive-behavioral strategies for managing HSPs' emotional experiences
    • Incorporating creative and expressive therapies
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    Week 4: Emotional Regulation and Resilience for HSPs

    • Teaching emotional self-regulation skills to HSP clients
    • Supporting HSPs in managing overwhelm and emotional intensity
    • Cultivating resilience and coping strategies for HSPs
    • Exploring the role of self-compassion in the healing process
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    Week 5: Empowering HSPs in Relationships and Work

    • Assisting HSPs in navigating relationships and social dynamics
    • Empowering HSPs to set boundaries and communicate effectively
    • Strategies for supporting HSPs in career choices and workplace challenges
    • Balancing self-care and professional responsibilities as an HSP
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    Week 6: Personal Growth and Flourishing as an HSP

    • Identifying and nurturing HSPs' strengths and unique gifts
    • Encouraging personal growth and self-discovery for HSP clients
    • Cultivating a positive and growth-oriented mindset for HSPs
    • Fostering a sense of purpose and meaning in the lives of HSPs
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Meet Your Instructor: Nazim Venutti, MSc Psy

"This online course is the culmination of a decade's worth of my work as a clinical psychologist specializing in high sensitivity. As a teaching therapist and supervisor, I've aimed to understand how highly sensitive individuals experience the world, what supports their healing and growth, and how we can offer them the most effective aid.

I'm truly excited to share the knowledge that I've previously only been able to provide through multi-year training programs, now distilled into a comprehensive 6-week program."

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Next Start: February 10th, 2024

This online course takes place only 4 times a year and has a limited capacity of 20 participants. The total participation fee is a one-time payment of US$480. We're proud to offer a full, unconditional 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied with the course so that there is absolutely no risk for you. Enrolment begins in early 2024. Join the waitlist now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This course is designed to be completed while working. There is a total of 1-1.5 hours of video material per week. We have efficiently focused the content on the essentials.

Yes, if you are already engaged in therapeutic, counseling, or coaching activities, this course enables you to effectively support highly sensitive individuals.

This course is exclusively built upon scientifically and therapeutically proven approaches and is the culmination of 10 years of development work. It draws from countless hours of practical experience with HSP clients and follows the same structure that Nazim Venutti has used for training psychologists to become HSP counselors.

We're proud to offer a 30-day, unconditional, 100% money-back guarantee. It's simple: if you're unsatisfied with the course for any reason, we'll give you your money back. This means there is no risk in booking this course.

Yes. To ensure the highest level of participant support and facilitate interaction among attendees, it has proven effective to limit the number of seats and set specific start dates for the course.

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