Barbera Schouten is creating HSP TV, Video's for Highly Sensitive People
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patrons

$6
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My Story

"You’re far too sensitive, you have to learn to shield yourself more"  
"You shouldn’t take everything to heart"

"You really need to develop a thicker skin"

"Don’t get so worked up about it, just let it go"

When I was growing up I often got told, by my parents and my teachers, that I was too sensitive. They told me I shouldn't take everything so seriously and that I needed to grow a thicker skin. They also told me not to take everything so personally and that I had to learn to let things go.

In hearing those words I create this story that I am not good enough and that there is something wrong with me, that I am weird or strange. I decided to suppress my sensitivity and to survive through my powers of reasoning.

Fast forward to when I was 32. I was working for an IT company on a stressful project and everything went wrong and support was lacking. At that same time my boyfriend of 7 years ends our relationship totally unexpected and I end up in a severe burnout, feeling like I have lost everything, including myself and that I was not good enough.

I suddenly have all these emotions I don't know how to handle. I cannot stop crying and I am so so tired and all I can think is “Why is this happening to me, I work so hard and I am a good person.” It also reinforced the story I created when I was little that there was something wrong with me.

During that time my boss told me I was an HSP. The term stuck with me and so I decided to google it. Boy did that open up a whole new world to me, I recognize so much!

I am not weird, I am not strange, there is nothing wrong with me and, most of all: there are other people like me!! It really felt like coming home to myself and the more I read, the more I understand myself and the more insight I get into my own user manual.

And while reading and learning, the process suddenly takes me back to my childhood and the things people told me. I now understand that they told me those things to help me, because they love me and want the best for me. 

The moment I take charge of my inner self, I realize that the only reason I never accomplish what I want in life is because I never fully use my highly sensitive gift. By not fully embracing my sensitivity, I am actually sabotaging myself over and over again.

That realization, that is the moment I not only decide to embrace my high sensitivity completely, but I also decide to follow my heart and start my own company! A dream I have for a very long time, but one I keep on postponing.

You are never to old to learn

I won't lie to you. Being (highly) sensitive in today's world is often hard. There is a lot to take into account and you need to learn a lot of skills. 

Like:
- Setting & guarding your boundaries
- Protecting & guarding your energy
- Taking good care of yourself (without feeling guilty about it)
- Good is good enough
But that's not all.

Perhaps the most important thing to learn is to accept & love yourself unconditionally and to be proud of who you are. To not see being (highly) sensitive as a burden or something you want to get rid off, but to embrace it so you can be your authentic self.

And that is what I do, I help highly sensitive people to get to know themselves through and through so that they can become the best version of themselves and be in control of the life they always wanted.


HSP TV

I have multiple online programs, courses and workshops for Highly Sensitive People and Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs. I also do 1 on 1 coaching (either online or in person).

But besides all of that I also write a lot of free articles and I make a lot of free video's. Recently I added 'HSP TV' to that list. HSP TV is a live broadcast on both Instagram and my personal FB page every Thursday at 17:30 or 5 PM Amsterdam time. I will answer all questions, either send to me by email or asked live during the broadcast.

And if I did not receive any questions I talk about a wide range of topics all having to do with highsensitivity, entrepreneurship, stress & burnout. If you have a question you would like me to answer or a topic that you would like me to talk about, please email me at [email protected].

I need your help

And now I need your help to spread my message. I need your help to keep continuing the good work that I am doing, to help as many HSP's as I possibly can to love & accept themselves unconditionally, so they can be their authentic selves and feel happy and full of energy while leading the life that they really want.

So please help me by supporting my message and donating to my cause whatever you can monthly spare. My gratitude will be great, but you will also get the gratitude of the thousands upon thousands of HSP's that you will help to "get out of the closet".

So often I get a message from people thanking me for my work and that because of me and my video's they finally had the courage "to get out of the closet" (their words not mine) and openly state that they are (highly) sensitive.

There is still such a big taboo on being (highly)sensitive, especially for men and I need your help, support and donations to change that once and for all. To make being sensitive something to be proud of!
Tiers
Virtual High Five
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Access to my Patron-only feed where I post each week's new HSP TV video the moment it is ready. And access to the private Facebook group where you can share your stories with me and our community! 
Virtual Hug
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Not only will you receive a Virtual High-Five, but you'll also get to join me every week for HSP TV Live!  You can ask questions, get answers, get great tips, get new insights and you can be a topic starter! Oh, also, you'll be immortalized by having your name listed in the "Thank You" section at the end of my videos! Unless you don't want to then you will be made immortal in the "Thank you!" list inside my head <3

I will also make extra stuff available to you that I won't share with the free or the High Five Patrons, like meditations and visualizations.

BFFs IRL
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You $15+ Patreonsters not only get a Virtual High-Five AND a Virtual Hug,  You'll also get a copy of my ebook "The HSP Survival Guide - From Overwhelm to Super Power in 9 steps". 


Want more? OK!  How about I also give you a copy of my other ebook "The Burnout Selfhelp Guide for HSP's". 


Um... You still want MORE?! Ok, let's see what we can do... 


What about this..... once a month, you'll also get a free Zoom session with me personally that no one else get's to see and in which I will answer all the questions you might have privately. This will be like a coaching session especially for you, my biggest Patreon Supporters!

Goals
3 of 500 patrons
When I reach 500 patrons, I will hire and editor to help me release 2 video's per week instead of one. AND I will release extra bonusses for my Loyal Patrons based on popular demand.
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My Story

"You’re far too sensitive, you have to learn to shield yourself more"  
"You shouldn’t take everything to heart"

"You really need to develop a thicker skin"

"Don’t get so worked up about it, just let it go"

When I was growing up I often got told, by my parents and my teachers, that I was too sensitive. They told me I shouldn't take everything so seriously and that I needed to grow a thicker skin. They also told me not to take everything so personally and that I had to learn to let things go.

In hearing those words I create this story that I am not good enough and that there is something wrong with me, that I am weird or strange. I decided to suppress my sensitivity and to survive through my powers of reasoning.

Fast forward to when I was 32. I was working for an IT company on a stressful project and everything went wrong and support was lacking. At that same time my boyfriend of 7 years ends our relationship totally unexpected and I end up in a severe burnout, feeling like I have lost everything, including myself and that I was not good enough.

I suddenly have all these emotions I don't know how to handle. I cannot stop crying and I am so so tired and all I can think is “Why is this happening to me, I work so hard and I am a good person.” It also reinforced the story I created when I was little that there was something wrong with me.

During that time my boss told me I was an HSP. The term stuck with me and so I decided to google it. Boy did that open up a whole new world to me, I recognize so much!

I am not weird, I am not strange, there is nothing wrong with me and, most of all: there are other people like me!! It really felt like coming home to myself and the more I read, the more I understand myself and the more insight I get into my own user manual.

And while reading and learning, the process suddenly takes me back to my childhood and the things people told me. I now understand that they told me those things to help me, because they love me and want the best for me. 

The moment I take charge of my inner self, I realize that the only reason I never accomplish what I want in life is because I never fully use my highly sensitive gift. By not fully embracing my sensitivity, I am actually sabotaging myself over and over again.

That realization, that is the moment I not only decide to embrace my high sensitivity completely, but I also decide to follow my heart and start my own company! A dream I have for a very long time, but one I keep on postponing.

You are never to old to learn

I won't lie to you. Being (highly) sensitive in today's world is often hard. There is a lot to take into account and you need to learn a lot of skills. 

Like:
- Setting & guarding your boundaries
- Protecting & guarding your energy
- Taking good care of yourself (without feeling guilty about it)
- Good is good enough
But that's not all.

Perhaps the most important thing to learn is to accept & love yourself unconditionally and to be proud of who you are. To not see being (highly) sensitive as a burden or something you want to get rid off, but to embrace it so you can be your authentic self.

And that is what I do, I help highly sensitive people to get to know themselves through and through so that they can become the best version of themselves and be in control of the life they always wanted.


HSP TV

I have multiple online programs, courses and workshops for Highly Sensitive People and Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs. I also do 1 on 1 coaching (either online or in person).

But besides all of that I also write a lot of free articles and I make a lot of free video's. Recently I added 'HSP TV' to that list. HSP TV is a live broadcast on both Instagram and my personal FB page every Thursday at 17:30 or 5 PM Amsterdam time. I will answer all questions, either send to me by email or asked live during the broadcast.

And if I did not receive any questions I talk about a wide range of topics all having to do with highsensitivity, entrepreneurship, stress & burnout. If you have a question you would like me to answer or a topic that you would like me to talk about, please email me at [email protected].

I need your help

And now I need your help to spread my message. I need your help to keep continuing the good work that I am doing, to help as many HSP's as I possibly can to love & accept themselves unconditionally, so they can be their authentic selves and feel happy and full of energy while leading the life that they really want.

So please help me by supporting my message and donating to my cause whatever you can monthly spare. My gratitude will be great, but you will also get the gratitude of the thousands upon thousands of HSP's that you will help to "get out of the closet".

So often I get a message from people thanking me for my work and that because of me and my video's they finally had the courage "to get out of the closet" (their words not mine) and openly state that they are (highly) sensitive.

There is still such a big taboo on being (highly)sensitive, especially for men and I need your help, support and donations to change that once and for all. To make being sensitive something to be proud of!

Recent posts by Barbera Schouten

Tiers
Virtual High Five
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Access to my Patron-only feed where I post each week's new HSP TV video the moment it is ready. And access to the private Facebook group where you can share your stories with me and our community! 
Virtual Hug
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Not only will you receive a Virtual High-Five, but you'll also get to join me every week for HSP TV Live!  You can ask questions, get answers, get great tips, get new insights and you can be a topic starter! Oh, also, you'll be immortalized by having your name listed in the "Thank You" section at the end of my videos! Unless you don't want to then you will be made immortal in the "Thank you!" list inside my head <3

I will also make extra stuff available to you that I won't share with the free or the High Five Patrons, like meditations and visualizations.

BFFs IRL
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You $15+ Patreonsters not only get a Virtual High-Five AND a Virtual Hug,  You'll also get a copy of my ebook "The HSP Survival Guide - From Overwhelm to Super Power in 9 steps". 


Want more? OK!  How about I also give you a copy of my other ebook "The Burnout Selfhelp Guide for HSP's". 


Um... You still want MORE?! Ok, let's see what we can do... 


What about this..... once a month, you'll also get a free Zoom session with me personally that no one else get's to see and in which I will answer all the questions you might have privately. This will be like a coaching session especially for you, my biggest Patreon Supporters!