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Chronically Healing Podcast

Oct 27, 2021

Today we’re so excited to share with you our interview with my friend Alissa Boyer, a mentor for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs.) Christina wasn’t able to make the episode today, so my husband, Ben Fritz (who is also an HSP and coaches a lot of HSPs) stepped in to be my cohost!

Alissa’s experience with chronic gut issues and SIBO brought her to the HSP world and now she’s helping others out there just like us! I’ve always been interested in interviewing Alissa because I’ve always seen the correlation between some of us who are highly sensitive and have a chronic condition. For those of you out there a that think you might be an HSP (take the test here), this episode is for you!

In today’s episode we chat about:

  • What is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) and how do you know if you are one?

  • Sensitivity is not a “weakness” and how it actually tends to impact those of us who are high achievers

  • How chronic stomach issues and SIBO led Alissa to finding out she is an HSP

  • How the phrase “just stop being stressed!” from our doctors is extremely unhelpful and how we can learn to manage that stress

  • Sometimes we subconsciously don’t want to heal OR don’t think we can (ouch!)

  • How being out of alignment as an HSP affects our health

  • If you are an HSP, finding ways to take care of your self is key in our healing

  • The correlation between being highly sensitive and having chronic illness (for some!)

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