Ted Zeff on Benefits of Being Highly Sensitive

Ted Zeff, PhD teaches workshops on coping techniques for highly sensitive people and has taught stress reduction and insomnia management at various hospitals and medical groups.

Ted Zeff - from video

He has a private practice counseling HSPs in-person and by phone, and is author of papers and books on helping sensitive people thrive.

His site: www.drtedzeff.com

Here is our audio interview:



Video: Highly Sensitive Boys and Men – An Interview with Dr. Ted Zeff by Shari Dyer


Brief audio clip on work of Ted Zeff:

Related post: Ted Zeff on highly sensitive boys and men.

Also see post: Video: nurturing our sensitive self: Ted Zeff, PhD on strategies

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Books by Ted Zeff, PhD include:

The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World

Highly Sensitive Person’s Companion: Daily Exercises for Calming Your Senses in an Overstimulating World

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The Power of Sensitivity: Success Stories by Highly Sensitive People Thriving in a Non-sensitive World

Review by Elaine Aron, Ph.D.: “This book provides what every HSP needs: a full understanding of our trait through a diversity of stories that will empower sensitive people.”

The Power of SensitivityAnother review: “The Power of Sensitivity contains many fascinating and inspiring success stories from the global HSP community that will help sensitive people lead a peaceful, confident and joyous life.”Judith Orloff, M.D., author of The Ecstasy of Surrender.

My review [on Amazon.com] – In addition to the wide range of helpful information about the trait, Dr. Zeff provides many examples and stories by highly sensitive people who successfully use their empathy and other traits to lead more fulfilled lives and careers.

A retired medical doctor talks about how she used her inborn intuition to treat patients more effectively. A computer instructor, who is both sensitive and a high sensation seeker, says they were “able to tune in to the psychological makeup of each student immediately” to know “how to present the material.” This is a book to encourage us to explore and celebrate being highly sensitive, as well as help others better understand the many positive qualities of high sensitivity.

Highly sensitive people make up 20 percent of the population in every country, and the trait is equally divided between males and females. The book contains 43 success stories that have been submitted from sensitive people from 10 different countries. Here is part of one:

Swedish woman, born in 1949, who has retired as a medical doctor:

“I’ve started to study photography in recent years, and I’ve noticed that photography reminds me of how I process things as an HSP and as a physician. I zoom in to details and then zoom out to get the big picture.

“However, this constant zooming in and out can be draining, so I need my downtime. In recent stress research it was shown that it’s especially stressful for women who take on too much responsibility without any personal time for themselves. I am very responsible by nature and very careful in my work as a doctor, so I reduce the stress by making sure I spend some time alone when I’m not working.

“Learning that I am an HSP has helped me both professionally and personally. I can now look back at that shy, lonely 10 year-old girl I used to be with both respect and love. I wouldn’t have been able to accept my sensitivity and understand the gift it has been in my work as a doctor if it weren’t for Elaine Aron’s work.”

Ted Zeff: “Dr. Ia Staaf has been able to use her inborn intuition to successfully treat patients. If there were more HSP medical doctors who also looked inwardly for guidance about what the body is trying to tell the patient, rather than just treating symptoms, I think there would be a quantum leap in healing.”


Article publié pour la première fois le 13/12/2009

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