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Highly Sensitive Queers with Brian Torres

Join me for this enriching conversation with licensed psychotherapist, Brian Torres, on what it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person and how embracing this part of your nature can help you create a more optimal lifestyle.

Some of the topics Brian and I discuss:

  • The core traits of highly sensitive people

  • What D.O.E.S. - Depth, Over-Arousal, Emotional Responsiveness, and Sensitivity to Subtleties – has to do with high sensitivity

  • Misconceptions that high sensitivity isn’t backed by science, is the same as introversion or is a mental health diagnosis

  • The parallels of living with high sensitivity and living as LGBTQ individuals

  • The “Five to Thrive” tenets of self-care for Highly Sensitive people


Learn more about Brian Torres and his work with HSPs at

Read about HSPs in Dr. Elaine Aron’s book, The Highly Sensitive Person.

Check out Dr. Aron’s documentary, Sensitive: The Untold Story featuring HSP, Alanis Morissette


Learn more about me and how I help gay men like you live and love well by checking out the rest of my site and following me on Instagram and Facebook.

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Thanks! Buck


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