Dr Elaine Aron has written a book called ‘The Highly Sensitive Person’. She gives some ideas about how to deal with being sensitive; these include making sure that you have enough rest time, making time for interacting with people, thinking about the bigger picture (such as the Milky Way galaxy that we are part of) and meeting up with other highly sensitive people. She doesn’t mention what seems to have worked for me which is doing things on a gradual basis. I don’t know if she has any scientific evidence for the coping strategies that she mentions or whether the ideas that she gives are just what she feels to be common sense. When she mentions these coping strategies she doesn’t give any reference to scientific studies that show that these approaches do work.