Find Your Strength
A Workbook for the Highly Sensitive Person
by April Snow
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Pub Date 10 May 2022 | Archive Date 21 Jun 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Wellfleet Press, Wellfleet Press
This elegantly designed workbook by psychotherapist April Snow, LMFT, offers you a series of exercises that will help you overcome the obstacles and harness the benefits of your empathetic gifts.
If you often feel anxious, burned out, and overstimulated, you’re not alone. Some people are born highly sensitive to the emotions of others and to their surroundings, but this can be a source of great strength if you learn simple methods to care for yourself and to enable yourself to thrive. With this workbook, you can find strength and healing as you:
- Explore and honor your innate sensitivity
- Create a lifestyle that supports your needs
- Learn how to navigate relationships and create healthy boundaries
- Discover methods to help you thrive at work
- Turn your sensitive nature into a force for good in your life and in the world
Journaling and writing prompts will deepen your awareness of your unique needs and experiences, while stories and metaphors will help you understand how HSP characteristics show up in real life. Exercises include helpful scripts to kickstart conversations to easily explain your sensitivity in your personal and professional life. This supportive, enjoyable workbook is an insightful, educational guide that's straightforward and easily accessible for anyone coping with overwhelm and anxiety.
The Wellness Workbooks series from Wellfleet Press offers guidance on a wide range of self-help and mental health topics. Each book presents a thoughtful, evidence-based collection of straightforward exercises in an accessible, enjoyable format that will keep you engaged and inspired. With a distinctive design and full-color illustrations throughout, these workbooks deliver a practical path to personal growth in a beautiful package.
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This is a great workbook to keep up with self esteem. If you are feeling overwhelmed or has anxiety this is a perfect place for you to unwind your feelings and get it all out!!
Thank you to NetGalley for an arc in exhcnsge for an honest review all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Beautiful book!! Loved it, cannot wait to purchase a physical copy to fully utilize.
I would like to preface this by saying that this is my first true “self help” novel/workbook that I have ever been interested in buying. I received an eBook version, but have found that I will be ordering a physical copy as soon as I am able.
Being in therapy for a decade of my life now, I have had the privilege of learning a lot of things about myself; one of those being that I am a very emotionally sensitive person. I know myself well enough to know that it is hard to regulate and care for my own emotions. This workbook is a surprisingly great resource to write out your coping mechanisms and pull out and reference on a difficult day. Not to mention, the theme and format is adorable! I want to spend my time filling it out and focusing on my own care ASAP!
Been using my advance review ecopy for more than a week now to update the exercises given in this workbook and it's been life-changing!
At first, I have been a little apprehensive about the spaces given which I initially thought were too less but it works just as fine. You will find the exercises and the interactive spaces fit for most days to update whenever you're ready to give yourself some time to reflect and plan.
The points focus on our general everyday habits we adults perform. I find this workbook really helpful and it's making me focus on things I need to, discard useless habits and thoughts.
Thank you, Quarto Publishing Group - Wellfleet Press, for the advance review copy.
This is a must-have resource to help one improve mental health, resiliency, and live a more full and happy life. It is full of great strategies, advice, and easy to implement ideas. This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
I can’t rate this book highly enough - I absolutely loved it. It feels like the author could see right into how exactly my brain works, and that this book was written specifically for me. The way it is written doesn’t overwhelm or confuse, the simple-to-understand language hits the nail on the head and explains everything that’s going on in your mind. The end of chapter summaries, opportunities to write your own thoughts / ideas, and the gentle guiding hand through it all, all come together to make this book fantastic. The fact that it reframes being highly sensitive as a gift, is a total game changer in itself. I couldn’t recommend highly enough.
Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group – Wellfleet Press and Netgalley for an eARC of this book to read and review
I have to be honest, I wasn’t sure about this book initially, I wasn’t sure how relevant it would be to me once I had read the author’s story and the introduction because I really didn’t know if I was a Highly Sensitive Person, although I did recognise some things in myself, but as a person who is somewhere on the spectrum and who also suffers with chronic depression and anxiety, how could I know the difference across them all when there appears to be significant overlap in some of the ways they each present behaviourally.
However I stuck with it and in the end did find a number of things that definitely gave me food for thought.
I liked the way the author told her story first, for me that gave the book some credibility because their thoughts and understanding of this trait are not just academically learned, but also come from lived experience.
I think the way the book is broken down and the different exercises and activities that really make you think at times, even so far as to help you reframe things in your mind.
In the end I was quite surprised, pleasantly so, by this book and I happily recommend to others.
My thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this book in return for an honest review.
This journal/workbook/workshop on being a HSP (highly sensitive person) is absolutely STUNNING. I absolutely love the layout & artwork. I would say that if you really dig into this workbook, it could function a lot like either taking a course or seeing a HSP-specialist/coach. If you are neurodiverse (ADHD, or on the spectrum) this could also be a valuable resource if your symptoms include emotional sensitivity.
It is really unfortunate that the colourways chosen weren't WAY more gender-neutral so that many more male-of-centre people would be drawn to this work. The writing itself is pretty inclusive, if the colours don't bother you.
WHAT I LOVED ABOUT THIS BOOK:
• beautifully put together. Lovely layout.
• This journal succinctly combines all of the aspects of living life as an HSP in this world, and many different exercises and ways to deal with it and make it easier, in one accessible workbook.
• each section is short, concise and to the point.
• All exercises given are simple and easy to follow, and I honestly think can affect real change in a reader’s life.
• The journalling questions are wonderful prompts to get you really thinking (though, for certain exercises/questions, there isn’t nearly enough room to really tackle things within this workbook unless they plan to leave extra room to write somewhere that isn’t evident in the ARC).
• Chapter summaries to review what is learned in each - very nice addition.
• At first, I thought that because this journal keeps everything very simple and accessible, it would most benefit people that are newer to these concepts. But after continuing through the full workbook, I can see that it is more like a choose-your-own-adventure book. As the umbrella of HSP contains such a wide variety of folks, we can each take the sections that most impact our own lives and make real change happen. And if one actually does the associated exercises, there is a lot of depth and self-knowledge to be found.
• I LOVE the overall formatting of this workbook: find the gifts in your sensitivity, make your lifestyle and home work for you, navigating different relationships, creating a complimentary work-life and nurturing our inner landscapes.
WHAT I REALLY DIDN’T LIKE:
• I love the beautiful layout, but wonder how off-putting the pink colourway and cover might be to male and non-binary HSPs. There is already so much stigma around emotionality and deep feeling, especially in men and those male-of-centre. Making this journal more gender neutral would have probably helped many more HSPs - especially since the writing itself is pretty inclusive.
There is a lot of very valuable information in this workbook, for navigating the world as a HSP or sensitive person. I would also say that if you are neurodiverse and want help dealing with emotional sensitivity, boundary-setting and the like, you will likely also get a lot out of this book.
I would love to thank the author April Snow, Quarto Publishing Group - Wellfleet Press, and NetGalley for an advanced digital copy in exchange for my honest review.
This journal surprised me. It’s a great guide and definitely helped me sort out my thoughts and narrow down my priorities for what makes me feel my best
I loved this book!!!
As a HSP myself, I loved how relatable it felt. It made me feel less alone!
I also loved how it was super informative like a work of non-fiction, but then it also had all of the journal prompts too - was completely the best of both worlds!
I was lucky enough to receive an electronic copy to review, but I have already bought a hard copy so I can fill in my own book.
Beautiful book that delves deeply into the highly sensitive person, with many questions, worksheets, and insight. I loved this book and am grateful for the author, the publisher and Netgalley for allowing me to read and review. Definitely one I plan to purchase for a physical copy, and a book I highly recommend.
I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.
Find Your Strength is a beautiful self-help workbook for people who are highly empathic and highly sensitive.
This book has some great exercises to try, information on HSP and ways to cope and deal with and recognise the emotions that come with it. Each section is short and easy to follow and understand and I've learned so much about my emotions as a HSP from this book. It has helped me to categorise these emotions and recognize them and what causes them. I enjoyed that the book had short chapter summaries to recap on what you've just learned about too. This is a great book for highlighting the positives of being a HSP and definitely one I recommend to anyone who's HSP or wanting to learn more about it.
Another good workbook from the "Find Your..." series! This time it's about strength for Highly Sensitive People.
Even though the legitimacy of HSP as a diagnosis or defining oneself is still widely deliberated, I was really curious about April Snow's approach to the subject of strength. Of course, the focus on the HSP as a topic / target audience seems like riding the wave of a new and trendy topic to monetise it left and write, however I won't be dwelling on this for much longer.
I actually found exercises in this book quite universal, and could be quite helpful to people from different walks of life: neurodivergent folks, persons socialised to the role of a woman and those who find it difficult advocating for themselves. Snow shows that sensitivity can be a strenght and doesn't encourage one to fake confidence or loose their precious mental energy to pretend to be someone they're not. Instead, she advocates for a deeper understanding of oneself and being on your own team when it comes to various social situations and managing emotions and feelings.
This workbook is not only aesthetically pleasing with its pastel layout and matching illustrations, but the exercises are easy to understand and very similar to what you'd receive as a homework as a part of your therapeutic process. I would be recommending this book to my clients.
A fantastic beautiful read only wish it wasn’t downloaded to kindle too. I’d love to come back to it time again. This elegantly designed workbook by psychotherapist April Snow, LMFT, offers you a series of exercises that will help you overcome the obstacles and harness the benefits of your empathetic gifts.