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New from Hay House:
Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive:
Embrace the Science of Sensitivity, Heal Anxiety and Relationships, and
Connect Deeply With Your World
By Courtney Marchesani
Discover What Type of Sensitive You Are:
Learn How to Make the Most of Your Gifts! And Defeat Sensory Overwhelm!
Sensitives...if you are feeling marginalized or anxious, out-of-sync with the mainstream world, overwhelmed by outside stimulation, or that your gifts are undervalued by society and your peers, then Courtney Marchesani is your champion!
In her extraordinary new book from Hay House, Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive: Embrace the Science of Sensitivity, Heal Anxiety and Relationships, and Connect Deeply With Your World, Marchesani de-stigmatizes the term "sensitive," illustrating how "sensitivity" is a powerful advantage, and provides a pathway to an effective balancing act between being highly aware and participating fully in the world without feeling the need to shut down or self-anesthetize to avoid pain, people or environmental stimulation.
Marchesani first became aware of her own gifts when her intuition prevented a fire in a Seattle brownstone. A "raw gut feeling" made her insist she and a friend return to the friend's apartment just in time to find a candle about to alight a bamboo shade.
Now a coach, teacher and health advocate with a master's degree in mind-body medicine, she has spent the last 20 years passionately exploring the research gap that exists between what medical science believes and what the gifted sensitive feels. She provides an enlightening ride through early to now-emerging science on sensitivity and the abilities of the highly sensitive. With interpretation of what this means for you today!
Courtney paints a clear picture of how to claim your "specialness," for yourself and the good of mankind. But also how to live with and adapt for your tendencies, so that you can embrace them and thrive at peak quality of life.
The most illuminating aspect of the book is her analysis of the four types of highly sensitive people-the four gifts:
  • Sensitive-empaths (feeling others, sensing physical responses, attuning to environmental stimuli, animals, plants and others)
  • Sensitive-intuitives (acquiring knowledge through higher consciousness)
  • Sensitive-visionaries (perceiving or constructing a future though inner vision)
  • Sensitive-expressives (expressing emotions and perceptions through artistic endeavors on any medium or performance platform)     
Having worked with hundreds of "sensitive" clients and patients, she has clearly delineated the strengths and the drawbacks of having each of these types of gifts. She sites case histories from her experience and also denotes famous sensitives within each of these categories of distinction. More importantly, Courtney provides specific strategies for playing up your strengths and limiting, countering, overcoming or effectively transforming the "perceived" drawbacks. The second half of the Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive provides an array of exercises and strategies for each of the specific sensitive-types to adapt in a world that may cause sensory overload.
For years, sensitives have lived with the fear of being perceived crazy, hiding their gifts, withdrawing from the world or just shutting down emotionally to avoid judgement by others, anticipation of pain, or sensory overwhelm. With Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive the shame is lifted. Hope is restored. The highly sensitive can be returned to the rightful place as real superheroes in the cosmic sense. And Courtney, of course, indicates that all of us have these abilities, but the highly sensitive currently have them to a higher degree-whether conscious of them or not!
Other fascinating subjects that Courtney's research can shed light on:
  • Early childhood trauma appears to contribute to the heightening or creation of sensitivity-for better or worse
  • 20% of the world population has a genetically inherited trait of high sensitivity
  • Sensitives feel an emotional response faster and more intensely than others
  • Some sensitives are known for experiencing a suprasensing transcendent ability to see or experience beyond the local or physical
  • The highly sensitive may well be the bellweathers and cutting-edge leaders for a kinder, gentler, more harmonized and compassionate world.
If you would like to have Courtney Marchesani on your show to shed light on the Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive, then please send an email with the name of the show, your contact information, a proposed date and time, and the call-in details.

Pennsylvania born Courtney Marchesani is an author, health coach, yoga teacher, and a passionate advocate of sustainability. Ms. Marchesani received her B.A. at the University of Montana in 1999 and began her successful career working in mental health services. While working as a social worker and lobbying for homeless programs in Washington State, a dramatic turning point in Courtney's life came after preventing a fire in a Capitol Hill, Seattle brownstone in 2002. She had sensed the fire before it happened.

After the experience, she began a relentless search of understanding the power of intuition. She shifted her personal and professional focus by researching and expanding on the works of pioneers Russell Targ (Stanford Research Institute), medical intuitive Carolyn Myss, and the teachings of lucid dreaming.

Courtney never strays from the intuitive pursuits that continue to shape the focus of her studies, writings, or her professional career. Courses and seminars focusing on holistic medicine for wellness, healing, and personal empowerment are offered through Ms. Marchesani's projects guided by her platform, Inspired Potentials. Courtney Marchesani shared her transformational story in her first book, "The Energetic Psychopath" which explains the tumultuous and vindicating journey that unlocked her powerful and innate gift, intuition. By following her intuitive abilities, through trial and error, and prophetic dreams she detailed her search for understanding.

Basing her work on experts like Gavin de Becker, Howard Gardner, Linda Kohanov, and emotional intelligence pioneer Daniel Goleman, she authentically speaks about her own transformational breakthrough into heightened sensory awareness. From her research and experiential approach, she designed the multiple intelligence theory of sensory intelligence.

She was named the 2017 Writer’s Workshop Award Winner for her book, “Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive”. Courtney spends her time between Alaska, Montana, Pennsylvania and her proudest achievements continue to be children Bailey, Luca, Jacob, and Maia.

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