Have you ever been told that you're sensitive? That you should not take things so personally, or generally just stop being so sensitive? But let me ask you a question, what is sensitivity anyway?
We are told that we are sensitive when we have knee-jerk reactions such as bursting into tears inexplicably at a tv advert, suddenly getting really angry when someone says something you don't agree with, or even just cutting people off for what seems like something very small. Sensitivity can also be linked to being overly emotional or having an intense sense of sympathy and empathy.
So often we are told how we should and shouldn’t be with kids, what is the right way of doing things, the correct approach, the wrong things you should never say, and the results all of this will bring. And a lot of this information can be incredibly useful, both for the adults and the kids. But how often does it leave the adults feeling like yet again, they have not done a good enough job? Or they are failing as parents/teachers? Or that this may be yet another technique that kind of works a few times, but doesn’t create lasting change?
Diva Diaz is an Access Consciousness® and X-Men facilitator. Being an X-Men herself, she is passionate about this topic and the change this work creates!