Ilse Sand is a psychotherapist, public speaker and author, all in one. For many years she has been engaged in counseling highly sensitive people both as a pastor and as a psychotherapist. This inspired her to write her first book ‘Highly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World: How to Create a Happy Life’ and she has been writing ever since.

If you want know more about her you can always visit her page::

Now about her book, I finished reading it a few days back but was unable to post the review due to ongoing festivities. But better late than never. So here I am with the review.

Paperback: 104 pages

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers; Tra edition

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1785922971

ISBN-13: 978-1785922978


Thoroughly engaging and thought provoking. I dare say this book has the power to change your life. I read the complete book in one go because when you start reading you are unable to stop. You keep discovering new things about yourself and the need to know supersedes the need to take a break. I loved that about this book.

The author explained the concepts too well with words like ‘right one’, ‘good enough’, ‘find five mistakes’ strategy etc. The real life accounts of her clients were so shocking and at times bone chilling. I could completely relate to her concept that we all have been damaged to greater or lesser goods. No one is perfect and we need to stop idolizing people around us and restrain from finding faults in ourselves.

This book can definitely teach you a thing or two about how to swim in life currents and come out victorious. Wonderful book and a must read if you are interested in discovering the psychological side of yourself.


Disclaimer: I received an ARC copy of this book from Jessica Kingsley Publishers via NetGalley but all views are only my own.