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: Our workshops may offer continuing education credits.

June 3, 2022

AYHS Live Workshop: Tools for Living Your Best Life

We HSPs have lots of gifts:

  • We feel strongly for those who struggle and also for those who flourish.
  • We see the world in great detail that most people miss.
  • We are thoughtful about our decisions and choices.
  • We often know how to support others.

How do we turn these gifts into tools for living our best lives? That is the theme of this workshop. Alane Freund, will use her three decades of experience and training in the field of mental health and counseling to demonstrate tools therapists use to help their clients and how they apply to the lives of highly sensitive people.

Recognizing and articulating our gifts and how we use them as tools is a game changer when it comes to designing lives of serenity and success – lives in which we flourish.

We will also include a live Q & A session so bring any questions or scenarios you have (both challenges and successes) in living as an HSP.

Register here.

June 17, 2022

AYHS Parenting While Sensitive: Prior and Proper Preparation

We speak often about the importance of parenting highly sensitive children well. And, indeed it is a huge responsibility to raise these sensitive, gifted, and challenging kids.

But high sensitivity runs in families and often those of us with this important and overwhelming parenting job are also highly sensitive. Did I say overwhelming? Maybe I meant OVERWHELMING.

If you are parenting while sensitive, you know what I mean. In Elaine Aron’s book, The Highly Sensitive Parent, she stresses over and over again how critical it is that we take care of ourselves. If we live with chronic overarousal, we can’t do our jobs and the stress will “take us down” (Alane’s quotes).

This is where “Prior and Proper Preparation” comes into play. A famous horse trainer once said, “Prior and proper preparation prevents p!x$-poor performance.” (Pat Parelli) If you’ll pardon the barn level language, I think you will come to agree.

Overarousal is 100% preventable, but also 100% inevitable. How do we work with these odds?

This is a workshop about the kind of preparation a highly sensitive parent needs to flourish in their role. What works for you? What do you need to do differently? We’ll identify the solutions together.

Your live questions are welcome.

Register here.

and SENSITIVITY CIRCLES with Alane Freund, ICHS:

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 Youth

Circle resumes June 19, 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 HSYouth. 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 sensitivity 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 and two decades parenting her own sensitive kid. Find out more and register here.

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

The next circle is June 5, 2022

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.

HSProfessionals at Work

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.

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

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