And if people have been telling you your whole life that you just need to toughen up?
I’ve got good news for you – there’s nothing wrong with you.
In fact, you share a genetic trait with 20% of the global population gives you superpowers – it makes you more capable than most people at absorbing and analyzing body language, emotions and even how well a room flows.
You see the patterns, unspoken words, tone and intent in any given conversation. You see and hear what isn’t said. #superpower
You can tell what other people need, maybe even easier than they can. This makes you an incredible caretaker, counselor and friend. #superpower
You have a through-the-roof creativity, which makes you an excellent problem solver, leader, and artist. #superpower
But sometimes these superpowers might make you feel weird, because they’re not something everyone has and they’re not the way everyone sees the world.
Whether you’re doing your damnedest to blend with the potted plant at your husband’s office party, traipsing through a claustrophobic barrage of loud marketing slogans, reading about the latest tragic shooting or letting your best gal friend unload her marriage problems on you, one thing’s for sure: The secret to avoiding overwhelm?
Sure, you still manage to show up to your best friend’s birthday bash, even when you’d rather soak in a hot bath.
You put on the dress that makes it look like you’ve got it all together but send up a fervent prayer that no one find out what the inside of your head actually looks like.
At the end of the day when the weight of everyone else’s pain, fear, and stress have jumbled up your insides all you can do is crash on the couch with a Netflix binge and two glasses of cabernet.
And there’s no shame in that, sister.
But there’s just one little problem.
Surviving is feeling like the outside world is pushing you around – bright lights, rough fabrics, the emotions of others, the crap on TV, social situations — all just making you feel like life is too hard and you’re doing it wrong.
Thriving is going to the big party with the easy confidence that you can show up just as you are, and it’s okay. It’s knowing that you need time to yourself and being able to ask for it without fear. It’s being able to put up boundaries with other people in a no-fuss way. It’s knowing that you do things your own way, and it’s okay.
Shelly is a mother and a grandmother. She’d always given her all to everyone around her and never put her self first – ever. After Cape-Ability, she learned to feel good while saying “No” to things that didn’t serve her.
Mary was a checker at a very busy grocery store. She loved the idea of working with people, but found the reality exhausting. She came home from work drained and full of emotions that weren’t hers. After Cape-Ability, she had the discernment to know the difference between her energy and emotions and that of others and was able to keep herself clear, happy and energized through the whole week.
Holly was a massage therapist who came home in pain, fatigue and emotional exhaustion every night from absorbing all of the energy of her clients. By the end of Cape-Ability, she had the tools to stay clear and free of her clients’ energy while still giving them an incredible healing session.
All it takes is a bit of alchemy.
It’s about taking what you’ve been given – high sensitivity – and leveraging it to be your greatest strength.
Cape-Ability is for highly sensitive people like you who are tired of hiding huge chunks of their personality, pulling back and keeping quiet, trying not to rock the boat and generally squishing themselves down to fit a too-small, ill-shaped, cramped mold that was never intended for them – kind of like trying to cram yourself into an airline seat in coach.
So you cry tears that would flood the Grand Canyon at movies with happy endings – so what? You’ve got way more to offer the world than your tears.
Sensitivity is your ability to respond to your environment. Your genetic trait of high sensitivity means that you respond more deeply than 80% of the population. You’re like Jason Bourne – you can walk into a room and instantly get a read on everyone who’s there.
That’s so freakin’ cool!
Except for one little problem. Our world was mostly designed by the 80%, and that means you’re kinda set up to fail.
And those tools you’ve been using? The ones in which you pretend a lot and try to be different than you are? Those aren’t working, and they won’t work, because they weren’t made for you. Trust me, I’ve tried them, too. Before I earned my Cape-Ability Cape, I was a red-hot mess. I felt totally out of place in the world, and believed that I must be “doing it” wrong.
I racked up a bunch of seemingly unrelated, bizarre health problems that left doctors scratching their heads – and questioning mine. I was super anxious in crowds, avoided conflict and could please someone else quicker than you can say “perfectionist.” I thought that if I just controlled my life a little more, no one would notice how scared I really was.
Spoiler alert – That didn’t work.
And I bet what you’re doing isn’t working so well, either.
Cape-Ability was designed because your traditional upbringing didn’t give you any of the tools necessary to navigate life as a highly sensitive person – so we teach you how.
Bottom Line: Cape-Ability will put you into the center of your life and help you develop your superpowers.
This is where you learn a new language – your language, the one that came with your highly sensitive body, except got lost somewhere in transit. You’ll start to see how you do fit, and why it’s just felt wrong, and feel relieved that you’re on the right track after all. Also, introduce yourself to your fellow sensitive superheros over in the secret Facebook community – they’re going to shout a welcome AND soothe your sensitive soul.
This isn’t so much about learning something new, but rather sinking into what you already have. You have these superpowers already, I’ll just give you a method and a structure for accessing them in a way that serves you. Dive into your first set of tools. Major takeaway? I can get grounded and calm fast with one easy tool.
Bust out of the shackles of that dependent client, that competitive co-worker, that needy friend. Start gaining your superpowers of perspective and discernment, so you know exactly what to spend your precious energy on and what to toss out faster than five-day chicken. Learn why it’s important to put yourself first sometimes and how to practice being (gasp!) a little selfish.
I know you’re really good at sharing. Honey, please. You and I have been sharing pieces of ourselves since our sticky fingers could pull treasures out of tiny pockets. You learned those lessons about sharing so well that now you share things you don’t mean to — like your energy. This class is all about personal boundaries – what they are, how to create them and how to communicate them. Boundaries mean you have more energy for YOU and all your greatness — and that means that you ultimately have a greater capacity to be with and help others. Bam. Everybody wins.
Dive into tools for responding, rather than reacting to the outside world. Responding is knowing what I need before I say yes to you. It’s building an ability to interact with the outside world like a boss, rather than letting the outside world push you around. You’ll start standing firm in you, even amidst pressure, criticism and change and develop a greater capacity for compassion toward both yourself and others.
We have liftoff! Armed with the Cape-Ability tools, you’re ready to hurl yourself out of the nest for your first solo flight….almost. First, a few special tools to safeguard you during that first leap with all your new-found powers. There will dancing (yay dancing!).
You don’t have to be stuck where you’re at anymore – anxious, exhausted, and trying so damn hard to do everything right in the hopes that it will somehow make your life right. You just need to find your way – the highly sensitive way – of doing things. The tools provided in Cape-Ability create a new framework from which you can get shit done, interact with others and be your amazing self without feeling like it costs you all your energy or that you’re the weirdo in the room. Well, you might still feel like the weirdo – but all superheros are a little weird, amiright? That’s what makes us super.
Are you ready to join the Sensitive Superhero Revolution?
I found Anna when I was struggling with being OK with who I am – when I was feeling overwhelmed, and doubting myself, including the path I had chosen in life. I’ve always been a very compassionate soul and often would find myself crying (for no apparent reason. I have a strong belief that everything happens for a reason and when I started reading Anna’s website, tears began streaming down my face. I knew immediately that I was meant to find this woman. I immediately scheduled a session with Anna and then signed up for her Cape-Ability class. Anna has so much knowledge that she willingly shares with her students. She listens intently and helps you uncover sweet insights about yourself that have been hidden away. She has helped me to overcome some of my fears and provides me with tools to help me feel empowered and energized. Anna is a gifted and creative intuitive and I can always count on her honesty and integrity. She has helped me to uncover the wonderful benefits of being an HSP and she strives to help her students grow both emotionally and spiritually. I was so happy when Anna offered her next class – Flight School. I did not realize that I still had so much more to learn about myself, my energy, my heart, and my spirit. Thank you Anna, for always holding a safe and sacred space for your clients and your students. I feel blessed to have found such a sweet angel.
In Cape-Ability I identified my gift as an HSP, and was given tools to help manage my sensitivity in this “hardy” world. When I completed the Flight School course, I came away with a deeper understanding about my trait and added a slew of new tools to my “Sensitive Toolbox.” Everyday I am thankful for the community these courses have created, a safe place.
The Cape-Ability course provided me with a variety of tools to harness my sensitive nature, and be a better listener to my own truths. Learning to listen to yourself clearly when you are a person who “hears” all the needs and wants around you, and having tools to understand the difference between compassion and empathy have been invaluable. I have always struggled with hearing my intuition clearly, as it is often masked by anxiety, and sometimes hard to tell difference between them. I found the meditations in particular to be quite helpful, and I appreciated the overview of techniques, presented in a way to give you choices and a guidebook to discover what tools work for you as an individual. If you are an HSP and are looking for some healing and guidance, I recommend booking a session with Anna!