With International Consultant on High Sensitivity &
Creator of the Are You Highly Sensitive Workshops
Alane Freund, LMFT

New 7-Week Live Video Course Starts
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
 
 
 
 

Discover new insights and a vast set of tools that will allow you to access, cultivate, and implement your growth and resilience as a highly sensitive person so you can live to your fullest potential.

 

Continuing Education Credit for licensed practitioners is available for this course through Cassidy Seminars.

Do you have a keen imagination, rich inner life, and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential as air?

Perhaps others have called you “too shy” or “overly sensitive”?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a highly sensitive person (HSP). In fact, 20% of the population is.

Being highly sensitive is a valuable trait. The world has simply not caught up with that fact though...

... yet!

Many great artists, innovators, and thinkers are HSPs. They are generally highly conscientious and intuitive.

And as you likely already know, there are also challenges to this trait. An HSP is easily overstimulated and more likely to be affected by (and struggle with) a troubled past and present stressors.

Alane Freund, LMFT, an international consultant and leader in the field of high sensitivity, writes, teaches, speaks, and consults extensively on this topic.

 

She’s created and taught workshops for the last decade alongside Dr. Elaine Aron, the esteemed psychologist and leading scientist who coined the phrase “Highly Sensitive Person.”

 

— Dr. Elaine Aron, Groundbreaking Author of The Highly Sensitive Person:
“Alane Is the Most Experienced Person Out There Working With Highly Sensitive People”

 

Are you willing to explore:

  • Who you are when you are your very best self?
  • Your true capacity for living your ideal life?
  • How your ideal day would unfold?

With a deep well of teaching experience and knowledge on HSPs (she is one herself!), Alane is delighted to share new insights, research, and skills to support HSPs in redesigning their lives.

(For clinicians who work with HSPs and want to better support their patients, this course will expand your clinical competencies and support strategies. Likely more than half of all therapy clients are HSPs. Continuing Education Credit for licensed practitioners is available for this course through Cassidy Seminars.)

HSPs live in a world that doesn’t value their sensitivity...

... which is especially the case for men, who deeply need connection — but simply may not know how to create it.

For HSPs, the frequent sense of overwhelm can be debilitating — many will spend their entire lives seeking ways to manage their anxiety.

You’ll find the answers you’ve been looking for, Alane says, through making changes within yourself.

During this intensive 7-week course, you’ll learn skills to help you redesign your life — so that your sensitivity works FOR you, not against you.

As you’ve likely already experienced, it’s impossible to make changes when you’re in a state of overarousal. You’ll explore ways to prevent these situations by learning how to recognize the environments and triggers that cause you to not function well.

As a highly sensitive person, you were born to be a leader and a spiritual guide. Yet, if you’re struggling with shame and feel badly about yourself — and your sensitivity — you’ll run into difficulties fulfilling your purpose.

As an HSP, you need to come into your power so that you can live your life to the fullest — and in doing so, change your world and the world around you.

Your strong empathy is a virtue, but therein lies the issue. If you don’t apply the same empathy toward yourself that you apply toward others, you’ll find yourself in codependent relationships — and feel flooded by these intense emotions.

Does this sound like you?

A common misconception is that empaths and HSPs are one and the same. Empaths and HSPs have commonalities but they have two different identities and ways of interacting with the world.

As HSPs, we need to learn how to be kinder to ourselves. We’ve mastered being kind to others — we’re typically overly focused on others — and we need to bring the focus back to ourselves.

In fact, research shows that depression and anxiety tend to coexist with the HSP trait when paired with a history of stress in childhood — something most HSPs experience.

You can learn how to stop that spiral.

When you discover how to create and respect appropriate boundaries, you’ll explore what it feels like to “put your own oxygen mask on first.”

Know that you are not alone — and that it’s vital to be surrounded by a community in which you feel safe and can connect with other HSPs.

In this insightful course on sensitivity, you’ll develop just that — a community that understands you.

You’ll be given a variety of gratitude, mindfulness, and intimacy practices. You’ll be introduced to guided meditation and journaling prompts that will help you author your life story. You’ll have opportunities to share with others who understand what it’s like to be you.

You’ll explore breathing exercises specifically designed for preventing overarousal, and resilience-building exercises to settle your nervous system during overwhelm. You’ll be presented with scientific research and learn how each piece of new information applies to your life.

You’ll write a letter to your ancestors and excavate the family trauma that’s been passed down through generations and created the trauma that’s a part of you today. You’ll also learn how to recognize and resolve this trauma so you can move forward in your life — with resilience.

 
 
 

During this intensive 7-week course, you’ll:

  • Experience hands-on tools that will support you in building trust with other participants as accountability partners
  • Design a life that’s compatible with living as a strong, empowered, sensitive person who puts their own mental health and sanity first
  • Learn to use your high sensitivity as an asset in redesigning your life and enjoying close relationships
  • Appreciate your gifts as a highly sensitive person and deepen your understanding of who you most naturally are
  • Create new habits and reset your life by developing a deep toolbox and accountability with your fellow participants
  • Experience the deep comfort and acceptance that comes from being in community with others who are also highly sensitive, which can help you move out of isolation and self-doubt
  • Become an expert on the HSP trait, and learn how to talk about this trait with others
  • Reframe and heal from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
  • Discover coping mechanisms for dealing with overstimulation
  • Find new ways to improve your close relationships — and explore what to look for in choosing the right career
  • Expand your clinical competencies and support strategies if you’re a clinician working with HSPs
  • Continuing Education Credit for licensed practitioners is available for this course through Cassidy Seminars
 
 

Some individuals are disproportionately more susceptible to both negative and positive environmental conditions. This is called differential susceptibility, and it explains why people react differently in seemingly similar situations.

Using 12-step program tenets — awareness, acceptance, and action — Alane will help you become aware of and take action on issues that impact you around differential susceptibility.

The world of traditional psychotherapy is actually misdiagnosing many people as ADHD or ADD who are in fact HSPs. Ironically, highly sensitive people are being prescribed medications such as Ritalin that are actually creating MORE anxiety in our sensitive brains.

As you learn to recognize your personal trigger situations, the transformation will unfold. Diving into what sends you above or below your optimal thresholds, you’ll learn the tools to return to equilibrium.

You’ll literally (re)train your brain so that you can design your best life as a highly sensitive person.

Isn’t it time you reframe being sensitive as the advantage it truly is?

You are a highly sensitive person.

And yes, that is a gift.

 

What Is a Highly Sensitive Person?

How Sensory-Processing Sensitivity Works

Inner Compassion is Essential

 

What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks

In this 7-week transformational intensive, Alane will guide you to cultivate skills for growth and resilience so you can live your optimal life and fulfill your purpose.

Can’t make it live? After each class, video and audio recordings are available to download and watch anytime.

The Power of Livestreaming Video

 
 

You’ll connect with Alane and experience her teachings through livestreaming video via any connected device. This connection is easy to use and will enhance the impact of Alane’s transmissions.

 
 

Weekly Sessions Tuesdays at 9:00am Pacific

This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive training sessions, experiential practices, and Q&A with Alane. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to redesign your life as a highly sensitive person.

Module 1: Understand the Science & Evolution of Sensory Processing Sensitivity (September 13)

 

Twenty percent of us are highly sensitive people (HSP). It’s a valuable and innate trait — many great artists and thinkers are HSPs, and we’re generally highly conscientious and intuitive. But there are also challenges. HSPs are easily overstimulated and more affected by a troubled past and by present stressors.

The path to thriving and redesigning our best lives begins with developing a level of expertise in understanding exactly what the sensitivity trait is, what it means, and the ways the brains of HSPs are different. Sensory Processing Sensitivity is the scientific name for this trait, which has been documented in at least 100 species and is hypothesized to exist in all species, even fruit flies.

We’ll explore the how and why of the 80-20 rule of genetics. At the end of this module, you’ll be developing the expertise required to explain the trait and the science to your family and community.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn a gratitude practice focused on living a great life as a highly sensitive person
  • Develop expertise on the trait of high sensitivity
  • Question and challenge the scientific research so you’re comfortable speaking about it with others
  • Use and understand the Are You Highly Sensitive self-assessment — with special considerations for extroverts and male-identified HSPs
  • Begin telling the new story of your life as an HSP — the plot, characters, and outcomes are up to you
  • Explore practices to settle the nervous system and reduce empathy overwhelm
  • Share the beginnings of your story with another HSP and discover that you’re not alone
  • Become acquainted with the Hallelujah Breath, a simple physical exercise practice for preventing anxiety and overstimulation (including a video link you can use daily between sessions)
 

Module 2: Leverage Deep Resilience to Address Anxiety as a Highly Sensitive Person (September 20)

 

Some people say that highly sensitive people aren’t resilient, and while it’s true that we’re more impacted by our surroundings — which can create anxiety and make us appear less resilient — our ability to access deep resilience is actually greater than the 80% who don’t have this trait. The trick is knowing how to access and implement our growth and resilience potential.

Resilience comes from the understanding and conscious implementation of what’s called differential susceptibility. Functional MRI studies have shown just how profoundly the brains of HSPs are unique and reactive. Thanks to this reactivity, HSPs have stronger reactions to stress, especially in childhood — they are “differently susceptible.”

The good news and the bad news are the same: While HSPs are more easily stressed, they are also most susceptible to positive influences thanks to their strong empathy. Many empaths are also highly sensitive, but in this case we’re talking about the empathy of all HSPs.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Come to understand anxiety’s special role in the life of HSPs
  • Learn a 60-second HSP-friendly mindful living technique called Mindful Doors
  • Hear why meditation doesn’t work for HSPs, at least not the way most people meditate
  • Explore a meditation technique designed for the sensitive, reactive, empathic brains of HSPs
  • Experience Hard Style Plank, a physical exercise practice for preventing anxiety and overstimulation (including a video link with a 2-5-minute practice you can use daily between sessions)
 

Module 3: The Key to a Life Redesign — Reframing Childhood & the Family Lineage (September 27)

 

Do you find yourself becoming overwhelmed and overaroused when the people around you seem just fine? What’s happening is that you’re noticing so much more and processing all that input, a justifiable reason to become overwhelmed.

Now imagine yourself at age three, five, or seven (or any time in childhood). What must it have been like to be a small, powerless child soaking in everything — everything people say and do and feel... everything each of your senses perceives... and everything happening around and within you? If the word that comes to mind is overwhelming, you would be right.

And what about your parents? Did they sign up for raising a child who saw and felt everything so deeply? Chances are high they didn’t quite value your sensitivity. Maybe you were part of the generation that was told to toughen up. Maybe you were diagnosed with ADHD? Perhaps you were prescribed stimulants that made it all worse.

It’s time to reframe and heal that child’s life and perspective so you can flourish in your life today. This isn’t your typical inner child work. This is about the sensitive experience and temperament.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Explore the role of high sensitivity in neurodiversity and giftedness
  • Discuss how neuroplasticity shapes and reshapes the brain of the highly sensitive child you once were
  • Learn a 60-second HSP-friendly mindful living technique, Green Leaves
  • Explore the Listen Like a Horse meditation technique
  • Receive the HSPush-up physical exercise practice to prevent anxiety and overstimulation (including a video link you can use daily between sessions)
 

Module 4: From Striving to Thriving — Trails of Trauma & Summits of Success (October 4)

 

In this course, we’ll reframe past trauma experiences through the lens of the trait. Suddenly, we’ll know that we are neither crazy nor alone. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) often lead highly sensitive people into medical or mental illnesses — in this session, we’ll explore the role of health and illness in the life of a successful HSP.

Thriving as a highly sensitive person is all about leaning into past challenges and embracing them with deep compassion. We’ll discover that success is about prior and proper preparation.

Highly sensitive people are likely to explore many different priorities and careers, some wonderful and some awful, yet none of them may be a long-term fit. Sometimes the career or path we love is too overstimulating or exhausting. With deep processing, we may find that we’re slower to change our minds, or struggle with attaining the success we envision.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Explore the role of mental illness in the life of HSPs
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions about medication and differential diagnosis during Q&A
  • Discover paradoxical interventions to turn the strive into a thrive
  • Learn Car Keys, a new 60-second HSP-friendly mindful living technique
  • Learn Talk to the Hand, a new meditation technique designed for the sensitive, reactive, empathic brains of HSPs
  • Explore a simple physical exercise practice for preventing anxiety and overstimulation, Nitric Oxide Dump (including a video link you can use daily between sessions)
 

Module 5: Train the Brain & Live the Life Redesign (October 11)

 

Highly sensitive people were born to be advisors, philosophers, healers, creatives, thinkers, and shamans. Where is your shaman’s hut? We’ll explore exactly what that means in your own life.

An HSP can live in the middle of Manhattan or off the grid in the Rocky Mountains as long as they design a life that honors their gifts. Most modern, Western cultures no longer honor the shamans in their midst. Whether you surround yourself with helpers or dial back your life to the point that you don’t need them, honoring your reactive and finely tuned nervous system is not optional.

Tools for thriving and training that brain of yours are front and center this week.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Learn about the “rhythm and routine” life plan
  • Explore the Window of Opportunity — and how to prevent the spinning brain
  • Discover certain non-negotiables for HSPs
  • Experience Drink Up, a 60-minute HSP-friendly mindful living technique
  • Learn Prayer Beads, a meditation designed for the sensitive, reactive, empathic brains of HSPs
  • Explore Table It, a simple physical exercise practice for preventing anxiety and overstimulation (including a video link you can use daily between sessions)
 

Module 6: Be the Author of Your Own Life — Marriage, Money & Mystery (October 18)

 

I do enough, I have enough, I know enough... I AM ENOUGH. Yes, you are. What does it take to believe it? You are enough as the author of your own story. As you write and design that story, you step into your personal power, becoming the shaman of your own life. Some might even call your sensitivity your superpower.

The beauty of empathic and sensitive people is that while we’re unlikely to abuse that power, at times we might be hesitant to use it. Wielding personal power in relationships means you’re the one who draws the line. You find yourself tapping into unlimited resources and attracting personal and professional relationships that sustain and nourish you.

We’ll explore empowerment practices, including abundance, spirituality, and self-awareness as totems to sustain us and our lives. It’s time to break through the denial and create new habits.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Learn Alane’s program, Speaking Volumes, to improvecommunication in relationships
  • Absorb the truth that spiritual health is the key to your mental health
  • Discover how to resource, take sabbaticals, and balance social engagement with solitude for your wellbeing
  • Discover a 60-second HSP-friendly mindful living technique, Knock Knock
  • Learn Analytics, a meditation designed for the sensitive, reactive, empathic brains of HSPs
  • Discover a simple physical exercise practice, Get Up, for preventing anxiety and overstimulation (including a video link you can use daily between sessions)
 

Module 7: Time to Integrate — Taking Your Empowerment on the Road to Your New Life (October 25)

 

After this intense and intimate journey together, we’ve created a strong sense of empowerment as individuals and as a community.

Through this journey of building community, accountability, and skills, you may feel better and stronger about your high sensitivity and life in general. Now it’s time to take it on the road and venture into the environments that have challenged you in the past.

With your deep, full toolbox, you’ll explore emotional leadership as the gifted and empathic sensitive being your genetics designed you to be. We’ll strategize and plan for the beautiful life you have redesigned.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Learn what it means to be an invisible minority and come out of the closet, while addressing the stigma attached to being an HSP
  • Explore how emotional leadership is a blessing (and your birthright)
  • Gather talking points, see yourself as part of the speaker’s bureau, and embrace mentoring and HSP leadership
  • Discuss avocation and vocation
  • Learn Left Bank, a 60-second HSP-friendly mindful living technique

In each week’s modules, you’ll:

  • Receive journaling prompts to become the author of your story
  • Be introduced to an intimacy practice for developing personal leadership and preventing empathy overload
  • Learn a new breathwork technique specifically designed for preventing overarousal and returning to an optimal level
 
 
 

 

The Highly Sensitive Person’s Life Redesign Bonus Collection

In addition to Alane’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these special bonuses with leading visionaries and teachers to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

 

Understanding Anxiety in Times of Stress
Video Teaching From Alane Freund & Daniel Martin

Alane Freund, LMFT, and Daniel Martin, LAc and herbalist, discuss the slippery slope between stress and anxiety through the dual lenses of mental health and traditional Asian medicine. This workshop offers different perspectives on recognizing symptoms and defining anxiety plus simple techniques to prevent and alleviate stress. For the past decade, Dr. Martin has specialized in treating anxiety, chronic digestive disorders, migraines, and chronic pain. He practices a gentle Japanese style of acupuncture that engages patients in the power of their own healing process.

 

Is Your Family a Dream Team?
Video Teaching From Alane Freund

Our families are the most important team in our lives. We deserve to pay attention and adapt our family team to perform at its very best. Family relationships can be stressful, but they don’t have to be when we mindfully build our team and create strategies to thrive.

 

Writing Our Self-Care Journey
Video Dialogue With Alane Freund & Shay Youngblood

Learn the power of the pen, especially for highly sensitive people. Alane and Shay Youngblood, a writer, visual artist, and educator, touch on writing for ourselves and writing for an audience. The author of several novels, short stories, and essays, Youngblood was appointed as a Commissioner to the Japan U.S. Friendship Commission and serves on the board of Yaddo artist residency.

 

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What People Are Saying About Alane Freund, LMFT…

 
“Alane’s gentle understanding and her acute awareness of the experience and needs of highly sensitive humans has enriched my self understanding…”

Alane’s gentle understanding and her acute awareness of the experience and needs of highly sensitive humans has enriched my self understanding and has provided approaches to daily life that truly make a difference. Her expertise on the subject of high sensitivity, blended with compassionate attention, curiosity, and sense of humor, offer her clients and students a meaningful learning experience and an extraordinary opportunity for self discovery.
— Nancy Alstrand, Nevada City, California

“Alane is a loving, competent, humble professional…”

Alane is a loving, competent, humble professional, showing determination to learn and help people with her knowledge and example.
— Hermínia Freitas Escoboué, Fortaleza, Brazil

“[Alane] is a gifted teacher and mentor.”

Alane was helpful to me as an individual teacher at a critical moment in my life, and I was also able to participate in her group retreat for HSPs and horses. She is a gifted teacher and mentor. Her style is practical and informative, but also intuitive and responsive to the needs of the group. It is also admirable that she shows HSPs by example that it is possible to create a life that allows space for rest and contemplation while developing and sharing the gifts of our unique brains.
— CT, Poulsbo, Washington

“[Alane’s] continuous work will hopefully help many generations of HSPs to thrive.”

Alane has been such an inspiration and friendly guide during the journey that helped me discover my HSP trait. Her continuous work will hopefully help many generations of HSPs to thrive.
— V. Parker, California

“I have learned so much from [Alane’s] workshops.”

I really enjoy working with Alane Freund. She is so approachable and easy to talk to, plus she is highly knowledgeable about highly sensitive people. I have learned so much from her workshops. She makes me feel known and far less alien than I tend to feel in a world full of people who are not sensitive and don't get HSPs.
— S.A. Smith, San Leandro, California

“I highly recommend the work and teachings of Alane Freund!”

I highly recommend the work and teachings of Alane Freund! She is an expert in the field of working with highly sensitive people and we need more such experts in our world! With deep gratitude and respect for the work and teachings of Alane Freund, LMFT.
— HC, Santa Rosa, California

“Alane Freund is a highly sensitive and compassionate facilitator of transformation!”

Alane Freund is a highly sensitive and compassionate facilitator of transformation! I’ve been blessed to take her workshops with horses as well as to facilitate alongside her. She is loving, funny, kind, and understanding. I highly recommend Alane!
— Sage L.

“... [Alane] has given me a huge opportunity to heal and see my sensitivity as a real gift!”

I was struggling about being a HSP after a huge change in my life. Alane has helped me very much. I haven’t met her in person, but talking to her a bit and seeing her giving her time to others makes me admire her. I notice she loves what she does and is really into helping people learn how to survive and be happy as an HSP. We are gifted and she has given me a huge opportunity to heal and see my sensitivity as a real gift! Thank you Alane for so much, and for giving me the opportunity to let me be part of the group with a scholarship. God bless you!
— Dyana

 

Join the Global Community

 
 

The Highly Sensitive Person’s Life Redesign offers some of the most advanced online teachings available, within a thriving global community of learning and practice.

Join fellow students and practitioners to support and inspire each other as you integrate the teachings and practices Alane Freund will share in this powerful training.

You’ll be part of an international community that’s on the leading edge of a global movement of people manifesting a world grounded in principles of cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.

 

Here’s What You’ll Receive

 
 
 
Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Alane Freund, LMFT
 

Experience a unique opportunity to be mentored by and learn from therapist Alane Freund, an international consultant on high sensitivity — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a livestreaming video option and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to help you align your life as an HSP in an optimal way. Course sessions are on Tuesday at 9:00am Pacific.

 
Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions
 

After each class, the digital video will be available for you to download or stream in a high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

 
 
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
 

After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

 
 
Seven Transcripts of Class Sessions
 

In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

 
 
Seven 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
 

With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share, and do additional practices to help you further integrate the weekly lessons. Practice sessions are available for live attendance only and are not recorded for playback. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Facebook online community group allows you to connect with each other and find alternative times to interact.

 
 
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
 

Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

 
 
Online Community
 

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

 
 
The Highly Sensitive Person’s Life Redesign Bonus Collection
 
  • Understanding Anxiety in Times of Stress
    Video Teaching From Alane Freund & Daniel Martin
  • Is Your Family a Dream Team?
    Video Teaching From Alane Freund
  • Writing Our Self-Care Journey
    Video Dialogue With Alane Freund & Shay Youngblood
 

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join The Highly Sensitive Person’s Life Redesign Online Training

 

We feel honored that therapist Alane Freund has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with an International Consultant on High Sensitivity whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

If you’re serious about living your best life as an HSP, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

 
 
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Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE The Highly Sensitive Person’s Life Redesign — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please submit your refund request form on or before September 27, 2022 and we’ll happily issue qualifying customers a refund.

 

More Praise for Alane Freund, LMFT…

 
“I love learning from Alane, and I gain so much from her honesty and wisdom and mastery as a teacher and storyteller…”

I love learning from Alane, and I gain so much from her honesty and wisdom and mastery as a teacher and storyteller and as a pioneer making the world a better place for HSP adults, children, and youth. I feel deeply acknowledged in her presence, I laugh and learn, and gain so much insight into the trait of sensitivity while building my self compassion and understanding around the nature of sensitivity. I feel very grateful for Alane and am able to directly apply her practical insight and tools to my parenting and in my personal and professional life. Alane is sharing such inspiring and important work in this world, and may we all get to benefit.
— Julie Cusmariu, coach, mentor, facilitator, and podcast host, Montreal, Canada

 
“[Alane] is a wonderful teacher who communicates in such a clear and caring way.”

Alane’s teaching on the theoretical background to being a HSP and how it can be expressed has been so validating and reassuring to me personally, as well as many of my clients to whom I have recommended her. She is a wonderful teacher who communicates in such a clear and caring way. Thank you so much for your important message, Alana!
— Rachel New, dating and relationship coach, London, United Kingdom

 
“Alane and her team of sensitive beings… have changed my life and I am so thankful.”

Understanding myself as an HSP at 53 has been a bittersweet revelation. My trauma narrative and its continual retelling only served to reinforce the negative. In my first Equine Assisted Therapy session, I barely spoke but felt more deeply seen and mirrored than in any healing modality I have experienced in 30 years. Perhaps it is the ineffability of this work that makes it so powerful? Each time I entered the paddock with Alane and the herd, I learned about my curious nervous system, its triggers, and my subconscious. I have a deep respect for Alane and her team of sensitive beings — their process and patience have changed my life and I am so thankful.
— Megan Brady, Lagunitas, California

“My work with Alane Freund has transformed my highly sensitive nature from what felt like a heavy burden to what I can now appreciate as a gift!”

My work with Alane Freund has transformed my highly sensitive nature from what felt like a heavy burden to what I can now appreciate as a gift! I have participated in retreats and online workshops with Alane. I am enriched by it all. Alane strives sincerely to improve the lives of HSPs. Her practical tips, such as closing the eyes more often and noise canceling headphones, have been simple game changers! I treasure her workshops, because they are so interactive. She makes space for reflection and small group dialogue, connecting the participant to themselves and fostering a sense of community. Don't hesitate to work with Alane. You will soon find your highly sensitive nature is real, manageable, and your superpower!
— Jessica D. Riley, Scranton, Pennsylvania

“Alane’s mentorship has assisted both personal and professional breakthroughs that have brought me to a place I feel really proud of.”

Alane has been a central figure in my journey to learn about myself as a Highly Sensitive Person. Her straightforward, clear, and compassionate teachings are equally as relevant to someone deep in their understanding of the trait as they are to someone just finding out about it. I trust that Alane’s teachings provide the latest scientific research on high sensitivity; it’s critical to understand the measured nuances of this trait in order to best care for ourselves and Alane shares with that intention as number one in mind. For me, understanding high sensitivity is simply the most important thing to contextualizing and moving forward in my life. Alane’s mentorship has assisted both personal and professional breakthroughs that have brought me to a place I feel really proud of. Her teachings have helped me value my trait as a tremendous strength.
— Ericka Gutierrez, Portland, Oregon

 

About Alane Freund, LMFT

 

Consultant, speaker, and therapist for highly sensitive people, Alane Freund has worked in mental health for three decades. An International Consultant on High Sensitivity (ICHS), Alane has developed and implemented programs for highly sensitive people and youth as well as the clinicians who serve them. She holds Master’s degrees in both clinical psychology and school counseling and is the parent of a highly sensitive young adult.

Alane’s widely acclaimed Talks at Google presentation, Understanding the Highly Sensitive Person, has become a major resource for HSPs worldwide. She hosts the twice-monthly Are You Highly Sensitive LIVE Q&A workshops and leads small group Sensitivity Circles, including Parenting Sensitivity, Sensitive & Anxious Teens, HSQs, and Wise Women & Wonder (HSWomen 50+).

Alane offers team building, educational workshops, and retreats online and across the globe, including her trademarked program, HSPs & Horses, at Heart and Mind Equine in Marin County, California.

 

Continuing Education Credit for licensed practitioners is available for this course through Cassidy Seminars.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device, or telephone. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom video conferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

There’s no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.

“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
I had never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion, and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon within which to participate. I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
— Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts

 

Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private online community group.

 

Q: Can you tell me about the private online community group?
A: We’ll have a private online community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, and completing homework assignments that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the course.

 

Q: Are there scholarships available for this training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, for those who otherwise would not be able to enroll at the regular rate. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

 

Q: What’s your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is September 27, 2022. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Qualifying refunds will be processed within five business days and an email confirming the refund will be sent. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there’s something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)

 

Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to your problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.

 
 
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