The Emerging Sensitive Program

Harness Your Sensitivity During Challenging Times

We know that our world is in deep trouble. We know that our current system which is all about maximizing our appetites and bank accounts is not sustainable and we need change. We need to shift from the appetite driven, growth model to a heart-based ecological model that honors the interdependence of all living beings. 

Sensitive people have much to give to our changing world, although there is little recognition of our value. The connection with energy that is natural for sensitive people provides a pathway toward a heart-centered way of being. Because our world currently is not heart-centered, sensitive people too frequently receive messages that they are weak and "less than." Nothing could be further from the truth!

The Emerging Sensitive Program provides you with the tools and roadmaps you need to claim the necessary perspective, insights, skills, and practices that honor who you are and serve the emergence of a new heart-centered world. 


Do you sometimes feel like you are upside down in a world that is right side up (or the other way around)?

You may have heard people say that you should embrace your sensitivity. I know I have. But what does that mean, really? How do you integrate your sensitive perceptions with a world that operates differently? How do you develop trust, self-trust, and confidence not only about who you are but also the decisions and choices you make? How do you transform self-doubt into a reliable wisdom?

In order for sensitive people to fully claim their place in the world, they have to develop the inner resources that will support the authentic expression of their natural gifts. One way we all develop those inner resources is through life experiences and another is through reading and other forms of learning. There is a third way - the one we use here - which combines conceptual frameworks or roadmaps about how the world works with insights from lived experience so that you are able to process and integrate wisdom, making it your own in your own way. 

The Emerging Sensitive course tackles this need head-on through a deep dive and journey into:

  • an important cultural framework that gives you the "why" to explain your social experiences and release you from misperceptions about the past.
  • an soulcentric eco-psychological framework that makes personal growth easier and more naturally heart-centered
  • a pathway for identifying and finding your place in the world.

The Emerging Sensitive Program helps you get your footing in life by providing you with a sophisticated understanding of the way the world works so that old misunderstandings, disconnects with others, and unresolved wounds can be released and replaced with new wisdom and inner security.

The Emerging Sensitive Program is more than concepts. It connects patterns of life with our energies and experience. It provides a direct experience of the patterns and ideas in the course so you can have a lived experience of the material - an excellent way to learn and gain ownership of new ways of looking at the world.

The Emerging Sensitive Program is an insight-based, connect-the-dots learning experience that helps you develop a new skill.

With new perspectives and a new understanding about where you will find compatible people and work, you can write a new story, your story and feel good about the options you have and choices you can make. 

Would you like to end the struggles that keep you from having a life of freedom and joy?

Why Is Sensitivity A Challenge?

Being sensitive can feel both like a burden and a gift. Can we make it easier?

In truth, sensitivity to nuance demands a lot of processing which can take a lifetime in our complex and overwhelming world. As a result, it is difficult to digest all the awareness that a sensitive person has in order to know how to use your sensitivity well. That's the bad news. The good news is that there are solutions that help you harness your sensitivity and natural gifts so you can function well and in a way that satisfies your soul. You do not have to do it the hard way!

The Emerging Sensitive Program is a practical, hands-on course for claiming the value in your sensitivity, and understanding the hidden frameworks of culture and energy so that you can find your natural "home" in the world. You deserve the inner security of knowing you can navigate the world and handle differences with ease.

You will tackle and overcome:

  • the hurtful legacy of being misunderstood by developing a new perspective
  • overwhelm caused by the intense, high-volume, high-speed world we live in by acquiring greater discernment about how to use your energy
  • the self-doubt that comes from not being able to process information fast enough through insights that will free you from rumination loops
  • mental, emotional, and energetic clutter that makes focusing difficult by resolving old issues
  • confusion about why the world is the way it is by gaining clarity about culture as a series of developmental steps 
  • the challenge of creating trust with others when you are different by discovering the limits of your ability to make relationships work. 

Through this course you will:

  • discover a new appreciation and respect for yourself and your sensitivity
  • be more relaxed because your mind (and inner critic) will be more on your side 
  • resolve old problems and let go of issues and concerns that do not belong to you
  • find a new clarity about the way the world works that makes it easier to live authentically
  • find more inner and outer freedom to create more of what you want in life.
  • develop the discernment that will give you a more grounded confidence.
  • discover the insights you need to connect your story with the changing story of the world during this time of cultural change.

Best of all, you will become a part of a new community of other sensitive people working together to make their lives joyful and rewarding.


The Power Of Patterns

Over 12 months you will take a journey through the hidden frameworks of culture, nature and personal development that support the expression of your best and authentic self. This journey will weave culture, archetypes, skills, values,
and energetic qualities so that each month you reclaim the gifts that are yours as part of the human story.

Patterns provide you with the building blocks of life so that you can connect your sensitivity to nuance with the world around you successfully. 

Connecting the dots that you feel in the energies around you with various structures seen and unseen will provide you with a solid base so you can feel safe in the world as your best and real self.  

Each month we will have a new focus and weave the three anchors of the program together with our sensitivity to continually assess, reassess and reclaim all of our energies. Each week we will explore one of the anchors and connect each with the others so you have a complete experience of the concepts, energies and how they matter. You will be able to rediscover aspects of yourself, let go of old unresolved problems because of new insights and know what is yours and what is not. 

The Emerging Sensitive Program gives you the "why" behind the events and relationship disconnects you have experienced so you can let go of that which does not serve you. By making the invisible visible, you will lay claim to the life you would like to live. 

Cultivate A New Friendliness

We all know that we live in a world very out of balance and that we need to change whatever is creating this out of balance situation. We need to make changes but it is often hard to do so, because so often it seems that the causes of problems are out of our control. There is some truth to that. 

So what can we do? The good news is there are many things we can do but they may not be obvious. It is definitely true that we cannot solve problems with the same consciousness that created them. It is also true that the efforts being made now to transform human consciousness are among the most important efforts being made. As important as it is to raise our consciousness, it is equally important to have a perspective and set of tools that provide you with the inner resources to create the outer reality that is needed. 

Patterns help us understand the possibilities and limits of different cultural and personal strategies so that we can co-create from an informed and healthy place of possibility - a place of friendliness toward our story, the cultural journey, and the earth's need. Additionally, we can learn the strategies of heart-centered living to restore ourselves, others, and the earth.

With a new understanding about how the world works, we gain an ecological perspective about individual and cultural development which illuminates a pathway toward a more relaxed and wiser way of living and contributing. We do not have to save the world when each person is able to make their contribution. Much like nature, if we each have the tools to make our unique contribution, the earth and the human race can recover from the excesses of the past.  

It is time to transform the unhealthy ideals that are creating the negative judgments and imbalances in our world so that we can live in more grounded , natural, and holistic ways.


The Importance Of Connecting The Dots

When we struggle we have lots of stories we tell ourselves about what is happening. Stories have an important place in human history and personal development and they can be valuable sources of learning and insight. What happens, however, if the stories are inaccurate, which they often are?

From the beginning of time, humans have created stories to explain the way the world works. One of the most famous and charming is Dreamtime created by the Aborigines. These stories provide us with wisdom and also a window into how we have created meaning throughout time. As we have learned and changed as a species, how we make meaning has changed. A lot of the disagreement in the world comes from different ways people make meaning, which not only affects their self perception but also their view of the world.

Change in human cultures occurs at a snail's pace which is one reason it has taken so long for us to identify the meaning-making patterns which structure human life. However over the past 40 years, researchers have made great leaps in identifying the frameworks that describe human and cultural development. These frameworks have supported advances in human consciousness facilitating the emergence of ecologically sounds cultures. They also open the door to using your imagination and sensitive visionary capabilities in new ways. We explore these issues in all of the course material and the movie discussion. Here is a small sampling of some of the topics we discuss:

  • balancing authenticity and cultural demands
  • reclaiming our imaginations which have been channeled into cultural objectives
  • resistance to change and healthy risk taking
  • culture, identity, and control
  • transforming the negative effects of unrealistic ideals
  • meeting the moment from a place of wholeness and self trust
  • the moral choice vs the beautiful choice
  • limits and disappointment
  • embracing the evolving aliveness as a pathway
  • simplicity as an empowerment tool

A change in perspective creates a different kind of rewiring than affirmations. It regrounds you in reality while opening up new possibilities. Being able to see our human stories differently, helps us automatically shift our perspective on the past including our relationships. Think of it as rewiring through AHA moments. 


The Path To Healthy Risk-Taking

Learning about the sensitivity is the first step in mastering your trait. In order to be truly effective and constructive in the world, sensitive people need some additional tools and skills to turn their sensitivity into the gift it is meant to be. Capitalizing on recent advances in understanding about human development, The Emerging Sensitive Program takes you on a journey through the three pathways: 

  1. Cultural Frameworks
  2. Soulcentric Development Model
  3. Co-Creator Skills.

The program begins with an overview of the cultural ad soulcentric frameworks, and then dives into the each step of the human cultural and personal developmental journey so you understanding the human legacy and its gifts, how they interrelate, and how you can harness them for a more authentic and heart-centered way of living. This journey will provide you with greater awareness and greater sophistication, but you will also start to develop the discernment to synthesize the framework information for smart and compassionate perceptions. Your mind will be on your side rather than stuck in ruminating; you will be able to release self-doubt by having the "why's" for past events. The frameworks will provide you with important roadmaps for processing your sensitive awareness and channeling your energy in constructive ways.

Cultural Frameworks

Sensitive people connect with energy more than culture. Understanding cultural frameworks shines a light on how relationships and social situations work, why they have not in the past, and offer insights into how to use your sensitive gifts effectively. You will learn to identify the gifts of past cultural systems so you can fully claim all of your energies and use them wisely. You will also be able to locate kindred spirits and compatible environments for work and friendship.

The Soul's Process

Soulcentric development provides a roadmap for personal development that helps us navigate away from the more harmful aspects of our world so we can live in greater harmony and alignment with our true nature and the needs of the earth. Combining the cultural frameworks with the soulcentric process makes it easier to see and act in the most constructive way with greater ease and security. Boundaries and choices change and shift naturally when we have a greater understanding of how the world works. This is the pathway to the heart-centered life.

Co-Creator Skills

The patterns of human development give us the skills to move into a collaborative co-creator role with the universe. Our legacy offers us gifts and skills that we need to reclaim in some situations and embrace in others. It is our wholeness that we are reclaiming from the limiting materialistic culture of the present. When you do, you are creating a foundation for harnessing your sensitive gifts and natural talents. You will learn why you have rejected some energies, and also understand pitfalls around energies you may embrace.  A resulting new and constructive perspective will help you feel energized and whole. 

Claim Your Voice As A Sensitive Person

Navigate The World With Ease

There is nothing wrong with sensitive people. The challenge, however, is to make sense of a challenged world in order to be effective. Human culture can be very structured and given the wide variety of cultures, each cultural structure has different ways of living and different requirements. Each person also has a natural cultural "home" that they identify with which complicates human cooperation unless you understand the connection between culture and identity.

Sensitive people with their hyperactive nervous systems connect more with flow, which means they do not connect so easily with culture. It is not a weakness. Non-sensitive people do not connect with flow so easily so each has a different strength. 

Mastering patterns and frameworks provide you with the ability to connect your sensitive strengths with the world around you. They are the keys to harnessing your sensitivity energy in a positive and productive way. Once you understand them you will feel much more comfortable and confident about your ability to navigate the world and create the life you want.

In the Emerging Sensitive Program, you will

  • discover a framework that makes sense of human and cultural differences.
  • become clear about the different social contracts that result in disharmony in the world.
  • go on a journey through time to discover your natural home in the cultural landscape.
  • locate your tribe and understand your tribes value as part of the evolution of the world.
  • discover how your tribe shows up in the world so you can find your kindred spirits easier.


Harness Your Natural Gifts

As individuals, we are in a never-ending process of growth and personal development. Once you understand the patterns behind our natural development, you will understand why you are uncomfortable with certain energies and may have pushed them aside. You can then reclaim these energies when you can see how to skillfully harness them for your benefit and the benefit of others. You will

  • understand why some energies do not resonate with you.
  • learn how to identify "building block" energies for greater effectiveness in the world.
  • find out why none of your experience or past is wasted.
  • transform the past into an asset.
  • learn how to let go and release old memories without pain.


 Sync With Your Soul's Intentions

Our soul or inner self is a guide for our development and is, in turn, guided by the natural unfolding process of nature.  One of the great gifts of being sensitive is a deep connection with nature. It means that sensitive people are naturally connect with the soul's journey from childhood to authentic adulthood. 

In the Emerging Sensitive Program, you will

    • learn why you are naturally gravitate toward authentic living.
    • discover the natural path of personal development.
    • unearth the source of many painful personality-based relationship difficulties
    • connect your soul's need and an emerging compatible culture .
    • use soul-based practices to support your journey to more authentic living.. 



 The Journey

We start our program in the first month with a journey through the story of the frameworks so you can see the threads of human development through time. When you see our history as a story it is easier to understand current events and also to consider your natural home in the cultural landscape. In the second month we look at how we can understand the process of change through the frameworks which provides greater clarity about what we need to do to create cultural change but also the kinds of things we need to be mindful about in order to create change in our own lives. Taking some of the mystery out of change makes it easier for us as sensitive people to navigate these difficult times. In addition you will have opportunities to explore soulcentric practices to activate your natural inner resources.

The third month begins our deep dive into all aspects of the individual frameworks through reading but also movies and videos so that you can have an intellectual as well as lived experience of each framework. In addition we have discussion calls each month to discuss the many issues and challenges raised by each cultural system and how they create value for us in the present. The movies all demonstrate the challenge of being authentic living in cultures that thwart our authenticity so that we can reassess our past experiences with a wiser but still kind eye and make any changes that will serve us in the present. Later in the course we discuss sensitivity and manifestation.

Throughout the program you will have the opportunity to engage with the material, through the movie experiences and discussions, as well as the soulcentric practices. We will also have other exercises designed to help you integrate the information and share and connect with others. This journey can be very introspective but it is also experiential because that is the best way to integrate and own the learning. 

Although this journey is a healing journey, the Emerging Sensitive Program is not intended to be a substitute for therapy. Our focus here is in building the inner resources you need to be effective in life. Building inner strength comes from working through the many challenges and issues in life and learning from them. Although there are not shortcuts in personal development we make it easier by providing models and experiences that enable you to develop greater discernment and wisdom and therefore make choices that serve your greatest good. The many AHA moments of the course provide the little shifts that add up to a lighter and happier way of living. 

The program is a one year journey but keep in mind that most people need several years of learning to fully incorporate the information into their lives.

You have the music -  you just need to know how to play the notes.


We are all conditioned to fit in and conform. However, we are created to reform and redefine to be human. Creating is all about expressing our own unique self. Maria's course material and coaching provided me with knowledge and safety to stop the resistance and move into the awareness of my being.

Tammy Junker

Maria's deep knowledge of how Highly Sensitive People work is only paired by her kindness and willingness to listen. During the course, you will be not only learning from Maria, but you will be able to actively exchange opinions, ideas, and receive feedback from her. This ongoing learning experience makes the course incredibly interactive and engaging! Moreover, the online community really does make a difference. I was able to meet like-minded people with whom I felt comfortable enough to share very private and intimate issues. I was also able to network with some of the other attendees, learning more about their life journeys and careers, which it a great added value! Basically, the course feels like a "fireside chat" with friends and colleagues in which you learn by experience. I would recommend it to anyone, not only HSPs!

Ginevra Are, Intercultural Trainer from Italy relocated to LA

Maria E. Hill is the creator of the Sensitive Evolution Course for Highly Sensitive People, (HSPs), which has been a valuable tool for my self-growth. I am 79- years old and have had many years of various therapies and many other teachings about how to understand myself and others and find my place and role in our often confusing world.

Maria is a gentle, compassionate, and brilliant guide whose course has guided me through the stressful task of finding myself, in and out of the many variations of my personal culture. She has gifted me with a higher and deeper level of understanding my personal and work relationships, and how to deal with other Life challenges. I have learned to appreciate my HSP qualities and skills, and have more confidence as a creative leader in today’s world.

Sensitive Evolution has also helped me understand the biodynamics of other cultures and I have learned to build my patience and compassion muscles more each day as an HSP who is very different than many people. I wish that everyone could experience Maria’s creative understandings of our present cultural chaos and share in her maturity and wisdom.

Judith Fine-Sarchielli, Life And Marketing Coach

Maria's foundation course has helped me to shine a more reassuring and informed light on my high sensitivity. This has helped me to feel kinder to myself in the now, more positive about my past and more hopeful for the future. I feel lighter and brighter and I can share this energy with my loved ones which is a pleasure. I am delighted to have started this journey and look forward to future Emerging Sensitive courses.'s foundation course has helped me to shine a more reassuring and informed light on my high sensitivity. This has helped me to feel kinder to myself in the now, more positive about my past and more hopeful for the future. I feel lighter and brighter and I can share this energy with my loved ones which is a pleasure. I am delighted to have started this journey and look forward to future Emerging Sensitive courses.

Claire, Health Coach

Emerging Sensitive Course is a great opportunity to meet like-minded souls around the globe. Together with Maria and the participants, I learned how to mindfully value HSP skills. Finally, the course offered me the opportunity for a bigger picture perspective, something I highly estimate and now use in my everyday life - business and private. Last but not least I enjoy knowing that there is an HSP home out there. Maria you rock, thank you for offering this amazing opportunity! Keep doing what works so well already 🙂

Regina Reinhardt, Senior Cross-Cultural Executive Coach, Switzerland/Greece

The Emerging Sensitive course provided me with a new way of looking at myself and others, based on human evolution. This helped me to feel more understanding and less judgmental of both myself and others. It also increased my confidence in my HSP self and in my observations, thinking, and choices. In my opinion, this content should become standard public knowledge, which would really improve teamwork on every level of society.


Video Testimonial

Reclaim Your Imagination

The Emerging Sensitive Program is an introspective journey to free you from perceptions and narratives that may be holding you back. The Emerging Sensitive Movie Club has a more external focus to explore new possibilities. It is a special private place where you can connect with other individuals in the Emerging Sensitive Program. You will be able to take advantage of the additional opportunities that the community offers to connect your gifts with a world in the midst of major cultural change.

One of the barriers to change is that our imaginations often struggle to find a pathway forward.  That is because our imaginations are conditioned to respond to the demands of our culture and if we cannot we are often considered a misfit. By learning the frameworks of culture and soulcentric development, we discover that our imaginations have new opportunities that we could not have known about. We will be taking some of the fear of the unknown out of change so that you can take steps toward new ways of being.

The Magic Of Frameworks

Nothing helps you process information and reduce overwhelm better than frameworks. They are the patterns of culture and personal development that we have been discussing. Frameworks are like road maps. They give you the "lay of the land". They show you information that may be hidden from view so that you can make wise decisions. Frameworks provide a way to understand the hidden patterns of culture and talent, which when used well, make it much easier to navigate the world and focus on what will bring you the greatest joy and reward in life. Frameworks are a bridge that helps you connect your sensitive story with the story of the world.

The video below introduces 14 benefits of frameworks for sensitive people.

They will explain how you can release the past, and be more effective in the present. Discover the tool that makes sensitivity work!

How It Works

Monthly Programs

Explore the frameworks of culture and personal development that help us create "building block" skills like creativity. You will have movies and discussions to enhance your learning.

Learn Your Way

This course was designed to meet the needs of introverts and extroverts, people who are new to sensitivity and people who are already aware of their trait. 


You will be able to connect and share inside the course and in the new private online community where we focus on putting the tools to work. Many people in the course become friends.


Take as long as you want to learn. Review and retake the courses and participate in as many calls as you want as long as you want. 


There are three calls each month except December. One call is our movie on culture, a second on soulcentric development, the third is related to authenticity and life challenges.

Lifetime Access

Lifetime members will have lifetime access to all current and future learning material and any new programs developed for the program.

What's Included


A private (non-Facebook) community for connecting, sharing, and support for implementing the skills of the course.


Stories, videos, poems and other ways to enlarge and enhance your experience and help you visualize new possibilities.


Courses on identity, relationships, work, cultural and personal development frameworks for a solid foundation for living.


Enjoy live and recorded calls about sensitivity, the experience of being sensitive and the processing of information and energy.

Soulcentric Practices

Soulcentric dreams, ceremonies, wanders, conversation with nature are just a few opportunities to expand your inner resources.

Lots Of Resources

Articles, insights, models, courses, groups, and resources for mutual connecting, sharing and encouragement.


Program In A Nutshell

  • 12  unique monthly programs for learning frameworks, co-creator skills, soul-centric personal development and learning how to work with and integrate these new skills. 
  • 5-12 unique learnings per week:  videos, audios, articles, and insights to help you learn about the three anchors.
  • Focus courses on the topics of:
    • sensitivity
    • work
    • Introduction to Ayurveda for health
    • manifesting
    • cultural frameworks
    • soul-centric development.
  • Numerous exercises for exploring your experience and reframing your perceptions and beliefs.
  • Skills to help you use the frameworks including an exercise to turn tension into a tool of discovery and possibility 
  • Recorded calls from past programs to add to your learning.
  • 4 live calls per month to discuss relevant movies and other media for having a lived experience of the frameworks.
  • New! Soulcentric calls and exercises for reclaiming energy, and creating an Authenticity Practice.
  • New! Weekly Chats
  • Stories to help you assimilate and integrate new ideas.
  • Special private community focused on applying skills to living in the world.
  • 30-day money-back guarantee.
  • Responsive Design - can be accessed from all devices.



The course was created by Maria Hill, founder of Sensitive Evolution.  She is lifelong explorer and synthesizer of the sensitive experience. Her explorations of old wisdom and new emerging frameworks give her a unique perspective on the experience of sensitive people and their potential contribution to the world.

Maria is the author of The Emerging Sensitive: A Guide For Finding Your Place In The World, through which sensitive people can discover their natural place in a changing world. Her special gift comes from her understanding of the relationship between the sensitive experience and the hidden frameworks that drive human development and culture. She is committed to helping sensitive people acquire the tools to transform their understanding of themselves and their life journey so their talents and lived experience becomes an asset and source of joy.

You can visit this link to see her background.

The course is by design self-paced. You can go as fast or as slow as you would like and learn according to your own learning style. 
Each week you will receive a minimum of three to as many as 12 different types of information including videos, audios, articles about concepts and applying them to your life. Each month we will offer additional mini-courses on the frameworks as well as specialty courses. March is an example of this: we offer a special mini-course on the sensitive trait during this month.
Several times per month you will access recorded calls that help you see how the concepts work. It is important for you to see someone using the information so you have an idea of how to apply it.  In addition, we offer our popular discussion calls each month on movies and videos related to the month's learning. For ongoing support and connecting with others, you can participate in the Emerging Sensitive Community. 
Invest the time that you want each week. It would be useful to commit 3 to 5 hours per week. The first 2 months have a lot of overview information which may require extra time. Once we get into the deep dives on individual frameworks it gets easier. Remember this program will help you transform your life so it is important to make a commitment to yourself and your own life. 
The program is a lifetime program because most people work on the material over several years to learn the concepts, see how to use the ideas, and then integrate them into your life as a skill. You will need about two to three hours per week of your time. The calls will be one hour 2x per month. Then any additional time you want to put into the community connecting with others is optional but recommended. We have a good group of kind and smart people here for you to enjoy.
The important thing is that you take in the concepts and allow yourself to be with the ideas and information because they are freeing and the learning process is meant to be a natural one. What happens for many people is that when they are going about your day they start to consider the ideas in light of what they are doing and people have lots of little lightbulb moments or opportunities to reconsider something that has bothered them. It all happens as a series of baby steps. It is truly a journey - and an adventure!. 

You have lifetime access to the program. That includes being able to participate in calls in future years and access to all the additional material added to enhance the learning. 

We are happy to offer a gift program for any of our programs available through the checkout process.  Our gift program can be used as a birthday or holiday gift. It is available at any time of the year. 

We offer generous compensation for referrals through our affiliate program.

In the first 30 days of the program if for any reason you notify us by email of a need to cancel your participation in the program, we will refund your payment, no questions asked.

Enrollment is once a year. Once the course starts in January enrollment will be closed until the next enrollment period for the next year's course. You are welcome, however, to the Emerging Sensitive Movie Club to begin a process of exploration and change .