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Elaine N. Aron, PhD

Pioneer in the field of high sensitivity

Elaine N. Aron is a clinical and research psychologist, author, and pioneer in the field of high sensitivity.

She has published five books, including The Highly Sensitive Person,‰ which has been translated into more than 17 languages,‰ and The Highly Sensitive Parent, as well as numerous scientific articles in leading journals. She also created The Highly Sensitive Person‰’s Workbook and shares extensive resources on her website to help people identify the HSP trait in themselves and nurture the new, positive self-image they deserve for a fuller, richer life.

Elaine leads workshops for professionals and the public, practices psychotherapy in Marin County, California, and collaborates with her husband Arthur Aron in studies on the psychology of love and close relationships. Her degrees are from University of California Berkeley, York University, and Pacifica Graduate Institute.

A documentary, Sensitive, the Untold Story, featuring Elaine and her work was released in 2015.

Upcoming Programs

Understanding the Highly Sensitive Child and Teen

Understanding the Highly Sensitive Child and Teen

July 20 - 22, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Is your child highly sensitive? An observer who asks deep questions? Easily overstimulated? Or often distressed by the injustice or suffering of others?  Over 20 percent of children have this trait often overlooked by “one-size-fits-all” parenting advice. Do you find the usual approaches just aren’t working with your highly sensitive child? Taught by Alane Freund,...

Previous Programs

A Weekend for Highly Sensitive People

A Weekend for Highly Sensitive People

July 21 - 23, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Do you have a keen imagination, rich inner life, and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential as air? Do others call you too shy or overly sensitive? Are you a clinician who works with HSPs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a highly sensitive person, or...