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Closed 05/11/2015

£250raised of £200,000 target by 7 supporters

    Weʼve raised £250 to expand our much-needed, fledgling UK service

    Andover, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Thursday, 5th November 2015

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    This fledgling organisation, founded in 2010, offers support, guidance, mentoring and training on the topic of Highly Sensitive People (HSPs - people with sensory processing sensitivity). We provide meetups & events for HSPs in Hampshire, Sussex, Bristol & Devon, plus we help make links to counsellors, coaches and other care professionals who have an interest in this area. We also train professionals in the particular needs of HSPs, including teachers, employers, therapists.

    Many HSPs are not thriving. Their trait, which focuses around a highly sensitive nervous system, tends to make the world feel overwhelming. The ability to notice subtleties, their sensory sensitivities, overwhelm in busy or loud environments and generally caring too much about the world often results in being told they are 'just too sensitive'. This trait, present in 15% of adults and children, often leads to a life of anxiety and stress due to misinterpretation of their normal responses.

    The difference will be seen almost immediately. We will have some funds to help me travel to various counties throughout the UK and develop local Meetups where HSPs can meet each other and get information. Also I will be able to run training for professionals further afield and lobby for inclusion of HSP-related information on teacher and counsellor training courses. I will later be able to plan and fund a two-day conference on issues and research related to this genetic trait in the UK.

    So far, I have spent £40,000 of my own earnings to sponsor and create the beginnings of appropriate therapy, training for therapists, meetup venues, training facilitators, training teachers, mentoring parents with anxious children and much more. I am now in the position of having created a fledgling National Centre for High Sensitivity but need to spend money on admin assistants, a daily manager, expenses for attending to train in schools, write and create leaflets, and much more.



    • Barbara Allen-Williams

      Barbara Allen-Williams

      2 years ago

      Barbara Allen-Williams

      Thank you Jacquelyn, I really appreciate your kind words, it has been likewise an honour and a pleasure to work beside you :)

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    • Barbara Allen-Williams

      Barbara Allen-Williams

      2 years ago

      Barbara Allen-Williams

      Thank you James, that is so kind of you :)

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    • Barbara Allen-Williams

      Barbara Allen-Williams

      2 years ago

      Barbara Allen-Williams

      I received a very supportive message from Dr Elaine Aron this morning (see comment section). Thank you Elaine, it means a lot to know your good wishes are with us on this project :)

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    • Sheila


      Nov 4, 2015


    • Jacquelyn Strickland

      Jacquelyn Strickland

      Oct 15, 2015

      This donation represents my gratitude for your friendship, and for your professional assistance as my Co-Host & Facilitator at five past HSP Gathering Retreats! I honor you and your work with HSPs !


    • Ildiko


      Oct 12, 2015

      It's great to hear that you are looking ways to support your incredibly valuable work, Barbara! I'll keep my fingers crossed for a successful fundraising campaing.


    • Rosanna Leigh

      Rosanna Leigh

      Oct 11, 2015


    • Tania


      Oct 7, 2015

      Thank you so much Barbara for all that you are doing.


    • James Williams

      James Williams

      Oct 7, 2015

      As owner of the Facebook Page My Highly Sensitive Child which is about to hit 10,000 likes and author of the bestseller Understanding the Highly Sensitive Child how could I not support :)


    • Loveday


      Oct 6, 2015

      Much needed support. Thank you ALL who help HSP's


    About the fundraiser
    Barbara Allen-Williams

    Barbara Allen-Williams

    Andover, United Kingdom

    I am 54, a retired therapist and supervisor with 22 years experience and now focus on developing much-needed services for highly sensitive adults and children. I've been working with HSPs for 15 years and draw on the books & research of Dr Elaine Aron (www.hsperson.com).

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