If you are a Highly Sensitive Person, you will understand why the Festive season can lead to overarousal in our sensitive nervous systems. Large crowds in shopping centres and supermarkets, too much noise or having too many visitors can lead to overwhelm.
As well as the sensory sensitivities that they experience, many HSPs feel different to their family and often feel like they don't fit in or belong. So Christmas can also be a very stressful time for them on an inner level.
The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year, it also symbolises a period of great darkness just before the light starts to return. The word solstice comes from the Latin ‘sol’ meaning sun and ‘sistere’ which means to ‘stand still’. It is a ‘yin’ time, a feminine cycle in the seasons. A time for us to rest, meditate or hibernate. It is a time to withdraw from the outside world and take shelter in our inner cave. Here we explore the deepest aspects of ourselves and our