Spirituality and Empowerment: A Love Letter From Jacquelyn Strickland

This is Day 14 of the 2020 Empowerment Guide For Sensitive People! Jacquelyn has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1993 and is now an international consultant on the trait of SPS, an educator, mentor and workshop/retreat leader based in Ft. Collins, Colorado. She has worked exclusively with HSPs since 1999. Her background in Social Work, Women’s Studies, cultural diversity, and a graduate degree in Counseling have empowered and informed her work since first finding out about the HSP trait in May of 1996, even before Elaine Aron’s first book was published.


Her therapeutic private practice included therapeutic orientations, with coaching principles, and her client’s spiritual foundation. Although no longer taking personal therapy clients, she continues to share her work with HSPs around the world via national and international retreats, workshops and online classes. She co-founded the HSP Gathering Retreats™ in 2000 with Dr. Elaine Aron, and there have been 36 national and international HSP Gathering Retreats since that time. The 37th HSP Gathering Retreat is planned for August 2020 in Colorado where Jacquelyn lives.

She has been trained in hypnotherapy, EMDR, Level II, and has been certified to utilize the Myers Briggs Personality Assessment since 1991. She is also well versed in the use of the Enneagram and uses these modalities in her work. Jacquelyn has been married to a non-HSP introvert since 1978 and is the mother of two grown sons, (one an HSP, one simply very kind. She is the grandmother of three delightful grandchildren, one of whom is almost certainly a sensitive extrovert like her grandmother.

Jacquelyn has created wonderful resources to help sensitive people have a greater understanding of how they may contribute to the world through her work. In her article she explores how her work with sensitivity has connected with her spiritual journey. Hopefully, her article will enhance your understanding about the connection between your sensitivity and your spirituality.


Spirituality and Empowerment: A Love Letter From Jacquelyn Strickland

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