Being Sensory Defensive
Being Sensory Defensive

Sensory Defensive People (Sensitive Minds)

Are you a person who can be 95% comfortable in bed, but one wrinkle in the sheets could keep you awake until you straightened and pressed out the wrinkle? Do you often find things wrong with your food at a restaurant? Do you have to wear a mask at department stores because of the perfumes? Can you feel negative people when they walk into a room?



Sensory Defensive People


You may be an empath, which initially makes life too loud, too strong, too crowded, too bright, and too much of just about everything. You may intensely feel the energy of everything and everyone around you. 


If you are empathic, crowds, loud noises, needy people, and chaos can physically exhaust you. Powerful perfumes can give you migraines. You may avoid certain textures of food. When empathic people feel too much, this mental fragileness is known as sensory defensiveness. In other words, your senses think they must fight to defend you from being overloaded with too much of any sense. When your body detects a fight to protect itself, this tires you and causes fight or flight responses in your brain and body. 


Sensitive Minds 

I am the poster boy of sensory defensiveness. As a result, I have been living on the fringe of my anxiety garden for a long time. An empathic life can be lonely, at first. Mine was. I assumed that I was different than everyone else in my life. Sensory Defensive people often get called “too sensitive,” which makes us isolate. 


As I have matured, I realized that different wasn’t so bad. I am unique, with certainty. My overactive senses have led me to be a good musician—to be able to hear pitch; they have caused me to be a great cook, understanding the nuance of seasoning; also, they have encouraged me to help others, because I can often sense what others feel.


I am a super-feeler. Everything from my food to my entertainment to relationships deserve a long conversation with self. As a result, one of my fascinations about observing the machinations of my own human thinking is listening to the stories in my human brain. This, of course, requires getting quiet. 


If you wait long enough, your brain will begin to connect tangents of thought. For example: You’re sitting on a chair with no stimuli. Yet, you hear your own stomach gurgling. This leads you to wonder what you ate or didn’t eat. The conversation in your brain begins. You imagine having dinner with an old friend when your stomach became upset from eating raw oysters. That same friend’s father died recently. Then, you think about your own parents and wonder how long they will live, resulting in thoughts about how ephemeral your own life is.


Your brain is a genius at keeping your attention on stories and scenarios that have nothing to do with your peace, your joy, or your contentment. The habit of thinking in tangents is actually something you can shut off. Zeroing-Out will help this issue, as well.


If when you get quiet, you begin to think about a story that you tell yourself often; instead of shutting down the story, simply listen. Listening to your own brain without interruption is harder than it sounds. 


Every night before bed, I sit on my recliner and clear my mind of the day and of my stories before I go to bed. If I try to sleep with all the clutter, I’ll be awake all night. 


Sleep cannot happen when you think deductive thoughts or listen to words in your brain. You can, however, sleep if you change the words to images. Pictures cause the mind to dream.


You must begin to control your thinking at some point, otherwise, you will be at the mercy of your past thoughts for the rest of your life. Listening to yourself or anyone requires a quiet mind. 


One of the easiest ways to avoid chatter in the brain is to imagine the silence just after you ask a question.



The purpose of this blog is to realize that the stories in the brain are impulses from Spirit to help us heal, if we are willing to take the time to understand our own pain. Most of us want to avoid it. But, if you are tired of reliving your stories over and over again, try learning to become the observer of your mind. Restore and Renew Your Mind. Finding out more about the Stages of Grief.


With 31 years of experience and a new, great office in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Hypnosis on Las Olas creates a clear path to health and prosperity for many people in South Florida. I will help put you on the road to peace of mind and keep you there, so that you may rewrite your prosperous story daily and learn the True Meaning of HealingSensory Defensive people.


When Healing Flows like Living Water through your being, you’ll notice you feel led and connected, sleep better, your mind stays affixed on positive things, and you’ll even want to cook better, healthier food to protect your body. Are you looking for help with anxiety or are you bored at home. 

Try this yoga practice below on YouTube I made just for this purpose or give me a call for a 10 minute consultation. I’d love to work through your stress at this time with you. 

The process is so simple, it doesn’t make sense that it could result in such a vast change in mind. You could do some seated yoga. I actually made 3 different yoga videos on YouTube you could go to now and enjoy how great you’ll feel if you spend just a little time getting your body free of stress. But, I can’t do it for you. This article about it can make you do it. You  must be a self-started at home, as well as work. Set your mind to a clear schedule of things to do. This would be a brilliant time to learn a new language or clean out the closets.



We give away our peace of mind every time we react emotionally to inevitable change. Peace is yours to keep, not give away. So, if you are not experiencing peace, it’s up to you to share why you are anxious with yourself by carrying on a self dialogue. Yes, that’s right. Question yourself. Work it out together with all the parts of your mind (the good, bad, and the ugly). These are the times when we will be closest to our loved ones and also have a great deal of alone time. Use it to your spiritual and physical advantage.

Some friendly reminders about Peace:

  • You are made in the image and by the grace of Peace. 
  • Peace doesn’t comprehend pandemonium. 
  • Peace of mind is gentle.
  • Peace does not judge you or others.
  • Peace promotes calm and love.

Peace Helps You Keep Your Retrospect in Check

Psychology Today says that “it’s not bad to have negative thoughts …

We just have to stop believing them!” (Change your unhealthy thought process to a positive connection with Hypnotherapy.) Don’t avoid the Ripple!

You will always find all the coaching, compassion, and peace of mind you need at Hypnosis on Las Olas with 31 years of experience. You can find what we do? and How we do it here… Getting Older with GraceExperiencing Narcissistic AbuseIronically, despite the popularity of the word, most people have never heard of the phrase “narcissistic abuse.”

Narcissistic abuse is a form of emotional and psychological abuse. It is primarily inflicted by individuals who have either narcissistic personality disorder (NPD, which is characterized by a lack of empathy), or antisocial personality disorder (ASPD, also known as sociopaths or psychopaths), and is associated with the absence of a conscience.  More than enough fish in the sea.

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The Physiology of Hypnotherapy:

By going into a subconscious, light sleep or trance, a hypnotists helps find the pathways connecting your outside stimulus to your negative thoughts (food, smoking, anxiety). The work begins in the frontal cortex of your brain

Disconnect the root cause (stress, relationship problems, no quality ME time) at the foot of the pathway (the place where our response to triggers happens) and build a healthy, new pathway to positive outcomes in your life—a new story for tomorrow.

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