Parenting Highly Sensitive Kids and Youth with Alane Freund and Julie Cusmariu: Raising and Caring for Emotional, Reactive and Empathic Kids.

By Julie Cusmariu – February 7, 2022

Come join me and Alane Freund on Friday February 18th at 10:30 am PST/
Come listen, ask your questions directly and gain insight, knowledge and practical advice for caring for yourself and the children and youth you are raising and nurturing.
We look very forward to welcoming you!

About this event

Highly sensitive children and youth think and process deeply, have strong emotional reactions, notice subtleties, and have deep empathy–significantly more than their peers. Numbering at about one in five, these youngsters can become easily overstimulated, or overaroused, to use the psychological term.

Becoming so overstimulated makes emotional self-regulation terribly challenging for these kids. However, HSC and HSY’s emotional reactivity is also a superpower. They know, before anyone else, how to “read the room” because their empathy and emotional responsiveness is emotional leadership. Highly sensitive kids who are well regulated manage their emotional responsiveness with fluidity, but the nature of these children and teens is that they will spend time every day overstimulated and dysregulated if they are participating in western youth culture, including attending school daily, exposure to screens, and inadequate physical exercise.

Highly sensitive moms and parenting professionals, Alane Freund and Julie Cusmariu, will lead us in an overview of both the challenges and tools in parenting sensitive youngsters and weathering their emotional lives.

Alane Freund, LMFT is an International Consultant on High Sensitivity, a therapist (and equine-assisted therapist) and speaker for highly sensitive people. She is also a cherished guest of the podcast, Julie in Conversation.
You can get to know Alane Freund from one of our two previous podcast conversations listed below. Alane works closely with Dr. Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person, who began pioneering research on high sensitivity 30 years ago and continues to do research on it now, also calling it Sensory-Processing Sensitivity (SPS, the trait’s scientific term).


You can take these self-tests created by Dr. Elaine Aron:
Are you Highly Sensitive?
1st podcast conversation with Alane Freund on Julie in Conversation the #Motherhood #LetsCreateAVillage &

As a consultant, therapist, and speaker for highly sensitive people, Alane Freund, LMFT (a California credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), has helped adults, youth, and families focus on solutions through psychotherapy and consultation for over three decades.

An International Consultant on High Sensitivity (ICHS), Ms. Freund has developed and implemented programs for highly sensitive people, children, families, and the clinicians who serve them. She holds Masters’ degrees in both clinical psychology and school counseling and is the parent of a highly sensitive young adult. Ms. Freund’s Talk at Google, Understanding the Highly Sensitive Person, has over 300K views.

She hosts the twice monthly “Are You Highly Sensitive LIVE” Q&A webinars and leads groups and retreats, including Parenting Sensitivity Circles, Sensitive & Anxious Teens, Wise Women & Wonder, and the HSPs & Horses™ retreats both online and at Heart and Mind Equine in Marin County, California.

Alane offers team building and educational workshops and retreats across the globe, including at Kripalu-Massachusetts, 1440 Multiversity-California, Leading Edge Seminars-Toronto, Menla Retreat Center-New York, Art of Living Institute-North Carolina, and the California Institute for Integral Studies-San Francisco. She can be reached for consultation or speaking through her website, or via her YouTube channel: Alane Freund LMFT.


Julie Cusmariu, PCC, CMC

Julie is a Certified Life Coach, PCC, Certified Mentor Coach, Intuitive Consultant and Facilitator and Podcast Host and Producer with over 15 years experience in the field of coaching, healing and transformation. Julie works with creatives, leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, artists, parents and people interested in their own well-being and that of their families, neighbours and planet. Julie supports individuals in trusting their intuition to make better decisions, gain clarity, lead with meaning and purpose and be a voice of change. Julie supports individuals in all areas related to leadership and decision making, career, personal development, and life transitions. Julie is the host and producer of Julie in Conversation, a live weekly podcast featuring bestselling authors, scientists, psychologists and thought leaders contributing to individual and collective healing and change. Julie is based in Montreal, Canada and works with individuals and groups worldwide.

Julie Cusmariu is a certified life coach, certified mentor coach, and intuitive consultant. She helps leaders and creative individuals trust their intuition and use their voice to create positive change, gain clarity, and lead with meaning and purpose. Julie is the host, creator, and producer of ‘Julie in Conversation’ a weekly live podcast with expert guests inspiring personal and collective change.
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