Does any of this sound familiar?

  • You take feedback and rejection really hard, so much so that it can ruin your whole day

  • You find yourself hiding in the bathroom or in your office to cry more frequently than you’d like to admit

  • You find yourself consumed by or swept away by big emotions, especially fear, embarrassment, guilt, and frustration which greatly impacts your productivity at work

  • You struggle to identify your emotions and often don’t know what they are there until they burst out intensely in ways you’re not proud of

  • You do everything you can do avoid conflict at work because it brings up such intense emotions for you that you shut down or panic

As a Highly Sensitive Professional...

You've used your HSP strengths of ....

  • noticing subtleties
  • processing things deeply
  • being attentive to your surrounds
  • empathizing easily with others
  • and making mindful decisions create a career path that you're passionate about!

But the intensity at which you experience your feelings, feels like the biggest burden and barrier to your success.

Making mistakes, receiving feedback, or engaging in conflict at work leaves you so overcome with feelings of shame, guilt, frustration, and anxiety that your productivity suffers.  

Even though you're able to make space for and process these emotions in your personal life, you feel at a loss about what to with them at work. 

There are certain expectations at your workplace about professionalism after all! 

If this sounds like you...

I completely understand.

As a Highly Sensitive Person myself, I know what it feels like to be given constructive criticism and feel so embarrassed about falling short of perfection that I’m unable to work effectively for the rest of the day. I’ve hidden in the bathroom to cry because it didn’t feel safe or appropriate to express such intense emotions openly in the workplace, and I’ve lost days of work because I was too frustrated or upset to focus.
feeling overwhelmed at work

​Throughout my career as a Social Worker and Therapist...

I've had to navigate BIG feelings while supporting and advocating for my clients, managing a team, participating in staff meetings, and balancing a full caseload. 

Over the years, I've developed tried-and-true emotional regulation and emotional resiliency skills, that have allowed me to honour my feelings with care, without getting swept away in the them or suppressing them. 

As I became proficient in these skills, I recognized how beneficial they would be to fellow sensitive souls. 

Through my private counselling practice and my Social Work coaching business, I've supported countless Highly Sensitive Helpers & Healers learn how to work with their sensitive nature and tend to intense emotions at work.

And I thought, I could help you too!

My goal? To create an affordable and time-efficient course that empowers Highly Sensitive Professionals to navigate their emotions with compassion and care, so that their sensitive strengths shine through and serve them in their workplace. 

I want to give you the skills you need to feel confident in responding to your emotions that arise with challenging workplace situations. 

Imagine moving through your workday feeling…

  • clear about your emotions and needs

  • genuine compassion for yourself and your complex emotions

  • confident in your ability to respond to intense emotions

  • grounded in who you are

  • able to prioritize tasks and focus on your work

  • connected to your inner wisdom, resources, and strengths

Sound too good to be true?

Congrats! You're exactly who I created this mini-course for.

By the end of this mini-course you'll have

  • Deepened your understanding of emotions and how they’re experienced by HSPs

  • Broadened your emotional vocabulary

  • Established skills to help you identify what you’re feeling

  • Practiced a number of emotional regulation tools

  • Implemented emotional resiliency skills directly into your workday

  • Gained skills to tend your feelings with care so that you can show up as your best self!

When you enroll in this mini-course you'll get…

  • Video Presentation

    A video workshop on Managing Emotions (including tears) When Facing Rejection, Conflict, and Other Difficult Workplace Situations

  • Guidebook

    Tending to Your Emotions at Work Guidebook, which includes a 7-Step Exercise you can easily practice when facing rejection or conflict at work.

  • Writing Exercises

    Journal prompts and written exercises that teach the skills of grounding & containment.

  • Audio Recordings

    4 Guided Visualizations and Mindfulness Practices to aid you in practicing labelling you emotions, grounding, containment, & self-compassion.

  • Resources

    My go-to resources for deeper learning on emotional resiliency skills & tools.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome!

  • 2

    Let's get started!

    • How to Manage Your Emotions at Work - Video Presentation

    • Tending to Your Emotions at Work - Guidebook & Worksheet

  • 3

    Build Emotional Awareness

    • Emotional Vocabulary Resources

    • Labeling Emotions Exercise

  • 4

    Containment Skills

    • Concrete Container Exercise

    • Imaginary Container Exercise

  • 5

    Grounding Skills

    • Grounding Resource

    • Grounding Journal Prompts

    • Grounding Exercise

  • 6

    Self-Compassion Skills

    • Self-Compassion Exercise

    • Self-Compassion Resource

  • 7

    You did it!

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • Before you go...

Meet your guide

Hi! I’m Amy Pinnell!

I'll be your guide through this mini-course. I’m a Registered Social Worker and a private practice therapist in Nova Scotia, Canada. I'm also a Highly Sensitive Person who's passionate about helping fellow Sensitive Social Workers, Helpers, & Healers embrace and honour their sensitivity so they can thrive. In just two years of sharing my message on Instagram (@sensitivesocialworker), it's resonated with 21,000+ followers and led to meaningful connections with 1000s of Sensitive Social Workers.
Photo of Amy Pinnell smiling with a sunset behind her

In case you're wondering...

  • How long will I have access to the material?

    You'll have lifetime access to the course material.

  • Do I have to be highly sensitive to participate in this series?

    All are welcome here! While this series takes into consideration the needs of Highly Sensitive Social Workers, due to their temperament trait of feeling emotions intensely, the skills and tools taught in this mini-course could be useful for anyone.

  • Do I have to be a Social Worker?

    The information and exercises provided could be beneficial to any professional struggling with intense emotions while at work. Join us!

  • Will I have access to Amy throughout this course?

    No, this course is designed to be self-directed, allowing you to work at your own pace on your own time. If you feel like you need additional support with any of the concepts, consider booking a 1:1 consultation with Amy or sorting out what strategies work best for you with a therapist.

  • What if I join and it turns out this isn't right for me?

    I'm confident you'll feel supported and learn something from this mini-course. But, if after a week inside the program you're not satisfied, I'll gladly refund your purchase.

Okay, you've convinced me. I'm ready to get started!

Meet whatever emotions arise with confidence and compassion.

I know how hard it was to figure this out on my own, so I wanted to make this mini-course as accessible as possible for you!


  • lecture-style  presentation on managing challenging emotions while at work
  • downloadable guidebook on tending to your emotions at work 
  • audio recordings of guided visualizations & mindfulness practices 
  • skill-building writing exercises
  • my go-to resources for building emotional resilience 
  • BONUS: purchase before April 3rd, 2023 and get all of this for only $7

Considering I charge $225 for my 1:1 consultation services, you'll be getting a wealth of insight, resources, and support for a fraction of the price. 

I know how important it is for you to keep doing work that you love and showing up in a way that aligns with your values.