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.

December 3 at 10:30am Pacific Time (US):

Are You Highly Sensitive Live Workshop with Alane Freund: Winter of the HSP Soul: Self Care, Darkness, Renewal (Included with Are You Highly Sensitive membership)

Each winter I find myself resisting the darkness. Oh no! The days are getting shorter and how will I get enough time outside? It might be too cold to ride my bike or my horse. I could find myself sinking into more depression…What if I start to feel tired all the time or too blue because the holidays are never what I hope? Can you relate?

If this all sounds familiar, please allow me to share my strategies with you. It’s only taken 57 years to create a system for thriving through the winter. It started with declaring that Winter Solstice is my favorite holiday. Truly, the days have been getting shorter for five months already, and we managed. Now, very soon, we’ll start having longer days! And, our ancestors wisely modeled “how to WINTER.” It includes quieter activities, lower light, peaceful inner reflection, snuggling up, catching up, sowing the seeds of the future, and allowing them to germinate under the surface. Going deep is what HSPs know well and how we thrive, so WINTER is OUR TIME.

Join our workshop to deepen your commitment and lean into your own darkness and renewal. Time for a renewing, deep breath of crispy, cool air (metaphorically if you don’t have it where you live.)

Register for the workshop here.(Do not register or purchase if you are an AYHS Live member)

December 17 at 10:30am Pacific Time (US):

Are You Highly Sensitive Live Parenting Workshop with Alane Freund: Parenting with and without Structure: New Year’s Resolutions

Families are moving into the winter holidays with school vacations in mid-December. Everything about parenting changes dramatically now, and sometimes change is challenging for sensitive children and teens.

Structure is the key to thriving for highly sensitive people (not just the kids) so we have to plan to parent in a new way for the holiday period.

Freedom from our intense school and activity schedules gives us all a deep breath of fresh air and time to relax into creativity, play, and rest…deep rest.

But, the primary caregivers (parents) may find themselves exhausted, overwhelmed, and feeling out of control. Where is our deep rest? It comes from creating structure for the unstructured.

“HOW??”, parents of sensitive kids cry out. Please join this workshop, and we’ll problem solve, creating strategies to help the unstructured time run like a well-oiled family machine. The systems we create will carry over into the new year, making life so much easier.

I’ve been there and helped families for over three decades, even before I was raising my own highly sensitive, highly intense, highly active, spirited child. It is my passion and mission to support your families.

Save tons of dough and get two workshops every month by joining my Are You Highly Sensitive membership:

And join my mailing list for my free video: Backwards Scheduling. It’s a structure tool I created for myself and my family: It transforms sensitive families.

Register for the workshop here.(Do not register or purchase if you are an AYHS Live member)

January 7 at 10:30am Pacific Time (US):

Resilience and Well-Being for Highly Sensitive People

Are HSPs resilient?

YES, we are.

BUT, sometimes it just doesn’t feel that way.

Differential susceptibility is the science that proves that we are susceptible to both negative and positive influences–and POSITIVE influences are the strongest for HSPs. That’s why Linda Graham’s work is so important and relevant in the world and even more to sensitive people

“Resilience – capacities and inner resources to cope quickly and effectively with any crisis or distress – is always needed. We lose our car keys and our wallet. We discover mold in the bathroom. Our dearest friend moves across country. Our dearest friend gets a diagnosis of lung cancer or COVID-19.

Especially in times of rapid change and uncertainty, skills of resilience are needed more than ever. We need to learn the strategies and deepen the underlying practices that allow us to cope with any disappointment, any difficulty, and any disaster. And to learn that we can.” – Linda Graham, MFT

Linda Graham, renowned author, therapist, and teacher specializes in resilience. Her work and her new online course, Resilience 2.0™, give us proven strategies and practices for learning to cope with anything, anything at all, from small annoyances, to the serious sorrows and struggles that break our hearts and sometimes break our spirits, to the utter catastrophes that change our lives forever.

This AYHS Live workshop for all, and especially designed for highly sensitive people, will give us a taste of Linda’s work and help us apply tools for resilience and growth to our lives as we begin a new year. Linda and Alane will take live and pre-submitted questions so get ready. This is a wonderful opportunity!

Register for the workshop here. (Do not register or purchase if you are an AYHS Live member)

Our Winter Schedule:

November 5th – Holiday Travel, Holiday Survival, Holiday Planning
November 22nd – Parenting Sensitivity: Weaving Gratitude into Parenting
December 3rd – Winter of the HSP Soul: Self Care, Darkness, Renewal
December 5th – Wise Women & Wonder reboots for winter!
December 17th – (Friday) Parenting with and without Structure: New Year’s Resolutions

January 7th – Resilience and Well-Being for Highly Sensitive People


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

Circle resumes January 28th, 2022

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 January 14, 2022

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 starts December 5th, 2021

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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