Book Review: The High sensitivity Survival Guide

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High sensitivity and high sensitivity is the literal translation of highly sensitive. It means sensitivity or very sensitive. There have always been children who were more sensitive than others, but in the past there was less attention. Dexterity has its advantages and disadvantages. This book explains to the youth what it means to be highly sensitive, what types there are, the feelings associated with it, the problems it can cause. Also, information about how you can deal with it, some fellow sufferers experiencing and what help is there.

Details of the book

  • Title: The High sensitivity Survival Guide
  • Text: An Michiels
  • In collaboration with: Luc Descamps
  • Cover and illustrations: Maaike Devos
  • Publisher: Publisher Abimo
  • Year: 2010
  • ISBN: 978 90 5932 612 5
  • Page ?? s 127
  • Genre: children's health
  • Target group: children between eight and fourteen years

About the authors, An Michiels and Luc Descamps

An Michiels is a therapist and teaches courses. She helps children feel better about themselves. She teaches children how to be calm and how to deal with bullying. An further gives advice to parents, caregivers and teachers.
Luc Descamps was born in Wilrijk in 1962. On his website, Luke writes that as a child was already crazy knight and western stories, both on television and in books. At school, he noticed that his essays were popular, but Luc did not have to be a writer. He chose the direction of modern languages ​​and became a teacher. Suddenly the urge to become a writer, the first book was a novel for adults, then followed a story for the youth and Luc won a contest for unknown writers. The first children's book was in March 2001 in stores. From then on everything went very fast and six months, the second children's book came out. Luc likes to create new worlds and to connect with the ?? real ?? world. The story must be such that the reader want to read further. It may be funny, exciting or sad, it does not matter.

About the illustrator, Maaike Devos

They already draws some years the illustrations for Dutch courses for foreigners. Maaike likes to use humor in her illustrations. Since 2007 she creates illustrations for Abimo Publisher. They usually draws with pencil, pen and watercolor, then they modified the drawings digitally.

The structure of the book

The book includes a foreword and an introduction. There followed eight chapters, an epilogue and a message for parents, teachers and counselors.

The chapters

In the preface Eva imagines. She is ten years a highly sensitive. Previously, they did not know and had to bother the handsome. She got abdominal pain, other children did not understand her. Eve knows now that she is not weird and that she is not alone, there are a lot of kids like them. She hopes that children will benefit greatly from the book.
You get to ever hear that you too attracts all of you to think too long about everything. Do you sometimes feel different from others, even though you can not tell what it's different. Maybe you are highly sensitive?
Chapter 1: A whole gang: Different kinds of hoogsensiviteit
This chapter explains that there are different types hoogsensiviteit. Physically highly sensitive, emotionally highly sensitive, highly developed intuition or a child may react very sensitively to new things.
Chapter 2: Sensitive nerves and senses
This chapter is scientifically examined hoogsensiviteit. Children who are highly sensitive are experienced anything quite intense, they have an extra sensitive nervous system and senses throughout the day stimulated by many things.
Chapter 3: A quality with challenges!
High sensitivity is something that a child is born, but also education and environment play an important role. How can parents, teachers and other people treat the child will determine whether a child learns them well to handle. The best quality is that someone who is so much highly sensitive can feel and can sympathize with others. If there is too much going on, the pressure becomes too great, must learn dosing a child.
Chapter 4: How to survive if you are highly sensitive?
In this chapter, a true story. Hanne is highly sensitive and it gives a clear picture of her feelings. On the basis of the story, solutions are given for high-sensitive children to break free from all their impressions. At the end of this chapter, a story of a mother wrote for her daughter who had a hard time with change. The story is about the art of letting go.
Chapter 5: Your biggest challenges
In this chapter difficult things to offer such as bullying, teasing, self-confidence and homesickness. It explains the difference between bullying and teasing, why it is being bullied. That different things can happen: by giving return or retention. Bullying can really stop as everyone is well aware of what is happening. So who is being bullied, who walks along, who helps bullying, bullying and who incites others to bully but also who is in charge at school. The best defense against bullying is a very strong confidence. Do you believe in yourself then nobody can humiliate / do believe you are worth less than others. At the end of this chapter interesting tips.
Chapter 6: The tricks
This chapter contains great tips that a child can really help when it all gets too much:
  • Say stop to things you are doing and just go do something else.
  • Go looking for a private, special sentence giving you courage. For example: Learning is try.
  • Think of fixes to something funny.
  • Keeping a diary, you can use the less fun, but also reading back the fun moments.
  • Do not sit still, but do something. When you exercise, come substances are released in your body that make you happy.
  • Throw everything out: swat on a punching bag, stamp foot or cry a jar.
  • A warm bath, a hot bath in the evening ensures a good night's sleep. Use scented bath oils, no synthetic fragrances, which many sensitive children smell unpleasant.
  • And more tips like: Be creative, start your own project, create space for yourself, worry only if it really helps, wear your favorite clothes, go outside, help others.

Chapter 7: Where can you find help?
The environment is very important. Talking to parents, but also with a teacher. If it is really no more successful than can offer a therapist outcome or participate in a course assertiveness.
Chapter 8: Cosy do-things
Children who are highly sensitive, often feel lonely and therefore it is important to do fun things. The chapter discusses activities which can be done alone or with parents: music sort or make your own, photo ?? s or beautiful view prints, a self-portrait drawing or painting, make presents, colors or designs of mandalas ?? s, a fairy write a haiku, cooking, making perfume boxes, ?? sensitive ?? children's books borrowed from the library or make a lucky man.
A fragment
Highly Sensitive means that you gain a lot of extra impressions and reacts intensely all these impressions. Very intense! That's just as hungry: you can have a little hungry or you can squint of hunger. With sadness it is exactly the same: you may feel very sad or so sad that the bathtub is not large enough to capture all of your tears. Also with joy is true: you may feel a little excited or so overjoyed that you would tear down the house, because you have eg just heard that you finally the dog get what you been so long craved.

My opinion

Learn in this book and reading with a child how to deal with their particular property. There are many highly sensitive children and the particular sensitivity also has many positive sides. The target audience for this book: eight to fourteen year olds. Glad there is a message for parents, teachers and care workers has been added.