Alane Freund is a compelling, engaging, and inspiring speaker who strives to create dialogue, provide tools, and shift community awareness about the trait of high sensitivity and about honoring difference.


 Mental Health Professionals: All workshops offer continuing education credits.

August 6th at 10:30am PT

Are You Highly Sensitive Live Workshop: Differential Susceptibility Calls upon Us to Practice Self Compassion

August is differential susceptibility month!

Our HSP adult workshop on differential susceptibility will include reviewing the science that proves to the world that sensory processing sensitivity is more than a vulnerability–way more. It is actually an asset in the right environment. So let’s talk about how to talk about it and then how to create those environments. The kinda challenging piece to this workshop is healing and reframing your past when your environments weren’t so ideal. I hope I said that gently enough. Every time you show up and do this work, you improve your life because you turn the differential susceptibility scale to the flourish and thrive side, and it works in your favor. Be brave, show up, do the work, and THRIVE. I want to help you heal your past and honor your strong heart and mind. You can do this. I’ll see you on the first Friday in August, and we’ll get better together.

August 16th at 10:30am PT

Parenting Sensitivity Workshop – Differential Susceptibility in Childhood: A workshop for parents raising sensitive kids and sensitive adults re-raising themselves.

Highly sensitive childhood is where differential susceptibility science creates magic. So many parents are seeing (and feeling) the vulnerabilities of their sensitive children. You probably didn’t think, “Hey, let’s get pregnant and have the most sensitive, challenging baby ever.” For some reason, you are the one who gets to raise the profoundly gifted child who can change the world. Luckily, there are a lot of them and you are not alone, but it is not easy, and especially not if you too are highly sensitive. So let’s just take a breath and honor the challenges. Now, let’s open our eyes and see the gifts. I’ll be bringing out my brainstorm on the gifts we see in our sensitive children and youth. They (you) are amazing humans. With the right environment, you can shepherd them into a life that is impacted by differential susceptibility with all the amazing, wonderful, positive influences so they lead a life as a deep processing, profoundly noticing, emotional leader with the empathy the world needs more than ever.

Sept. 17th-19th, Boone, North Carolina – 


with Alane Freund

Find out more information and prerequisites and register here!

Join a community of highly sensitive people for this restorative weekend retreat designed to help your finely tuned nervous system feel at ease. Alane Freund, international consultant on high sensitivity with more than 30 years of experience in mental health and retreat instruction—and a highly sensitive person herself—is our guide. Whether you’ve attended past weekends and want new insight, are just exploring the terrain, or are a clinician who works with HSPs, you’ll learn

  • How to use your strengths as an HSP in all areas of life
  • Coping mechanisms for dealing with overstimulation
  • The HSP’s Five to Thrive
  • To use your high sensitivity as an asset in finding the right career and building close relationships
  • Clinicians—expand your clinical competencies in working with HSPs, gaining advanced understanding and outstanding support in a community of experts and peers.

This weekend is rich in wisdom, relaxation, and structured exclusively with HSPs in mind. It combines life-changing wisdom, the latest scientific developments in high sensitivity, and tailored strategies for daily life. 


Alane Freund offers several Sensitivity Circles each month, a smaller community with very personalized help addressing your concerns or challenges. Alane focusses on solutions—the ones that work for you—and we all might share our experience, strength, and hope with each other. Circles include: Parenting Sensitivity, HSPs in Relationships, HSPs at Work, Wise, Women & Wonder (women over 50). Please visit us on Eventbrite for more information and to register for our HSP Circles. If we are between sessions for the circle you are searching, please email us for more information: [email protected] Some circles require an intake interview before receiving a registration link. Parenting and relationship circles are open.

Parenting Highly Sensitive Children and Teens: 4th Fridays, 9am PST / Noon EST / 5pm GMT

Upcoming circle on July 30th.

Facilitated by parent, family therapist, and International Consultant on High Sensitivity, Alane Freund, MS, MA, this Sensitivity Coaching circle is for parents of all ages of HSCs and HSTeens. We discuss any and all parenting questions, concerns, or dilemmas for parenting any age child. You might also want to talk about your life as a parent. Each parent will have time to talk, ask questions, and get support in finding solutions to their unique story. Let’s face it, raising an “Orchid” is a BIG challenge. We need a team of experts and lots of emotional support. Alane promises to offer her experience, strength, and hope based on three decades of experience supporting families. Find out more and register here.

 HSProfessionals at Work: five-weeks in a row on Fridays at 9am PST / Noon EST / 5pm GMT.

Our next HSProfessionals Sensitivity Coaching group begins October 1st.

Highly Sensitive People can experience the highest level of success professionally, but it takes a toll on us. How do we survive the stressors and learn to thrive in our professional lives?

One of the most important tools for thriving as HSProfessionals is community, so I hope you will join our community in this coaching circle.

Research shows HSPs experience more stress and less job satisfaction, yet receive better performance reviews than those without the trait. This can really create a Catch-22 for us unless we adapt our work life and create environments and relationships that support us and our success.

Please join us for a five-week series of developing community, sharing strategies, and receiving coaching from International Consultant on High Sensitivity and HSProfessional, Alane Freund, MS, MA, LMFT (Lic.#36077). (Register soon because space is limited.)

Are You Highly Sensitive Coaching Circles with Alane Freund are using a sustainable or “green” economy price structure. The idea is that those who can, will pay at the higher level, thereby creating a level of sustainability that supports others in the community who need to pay at a lower level.

We expect this five-week series to be repeated, so please reach out to [email protected] be placed on the waiting list for the next session.

Wise Women & Wonder/WWW: 1st Sundays, 9am PST / Noon EST / 5pm GMT 

The next circle is August 1st.

Highly Sensitive Women (HSW) 50+ are invited to join in a monthly sensitivity coaching circle offering the community with support and solutions guided by coach and therapist, Alane Freund, LMFT. Wise Women in our past circles have Wondered about friendship, connection, loneliness, life changes, relationships, adult children, dating, divorcing, loss, creativity, finding purpose, changing bodies, spirituality, meditation, mindful living, well, you get the picture.

Bring your wisdom and wonder to share with us. When the pandemic is controlled, we will plan a retreat for the Wise Women so we can all gather together in person for a full day or weekend retreat.

Are You Highly Sensitive Coaching Circles with Alane Freund are using a sustainable or “green” economy price structure. The idea is that those who can, will pay at the higher level, thereby creating a level of sustainability that supports others in the community who need to pay at a lower level.

Workshops Taught by Alane Freund

  • School-based Competencies for Supporting Highly Sensitive Children and Teens.
  • Parent Education on the Trait of High Sensitivity
  • Highly Sensitive Therapists Retreat, Menla Retreat Center
  • Weekend for Highly Sensitive People: Appreciate Your Hidden Advantage
  • HSP Self-Care Immersion: A Deeper Exploration of Your Sensitive Advantage
  • Understanding the Highly Sensitive Child and Teen
  • Queer ≠ Strange: A Diversity and Competency Workshop on the LGBT Communities for Health, Education, and Business Professionals
  • Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association Annual Conference: Understanding Eagala-Model work with Highly Sensitive People

Equine-assisted Workshops in Collaboration with Heart and Mind Equine

  • HSPs & Horses: Intro Weekend Retreat
  • HSPs & Horses: Deepening into Ourselves (advanced retreat)
  • HSPs & Horses Weeklong Retreat (Intro and Deepening in one week)
  • Clinicians’ CE Credit and Training is offered at all HSPs & Horses
  • Countertransference and Therapeutic Alignment: An Equine-assisted Experiential Workshop for Mental Health Professionals
  • Graceful Boundaries: Ranking and Linking in Work and Personal Relationships
  • Referral Marketing & Networking: Attracting, Developing, & Prospering: Half-day and full-day workshops.
  • Youth Leadership Program: Weekly Ecotherapy and Leadership groups and daylong retreats for tweens and teens (middle school and high school)
  • HSP Empowerment Program

For additional information about Alane Freund’s programs and availability, please fill out the Lecture Request Form so that we can be in touch.

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