So many points to be considered in the work of the late Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi! Are you open to heterodoxy or are you stuck on the basics of high sensitivity as a pathology at best? As I intuit that I need to move away from the basics and seek a greater openness to new possibilities and horizons, Csikszentmihalyi’s work calls out to me once again in it’s richness and complexity.
Redefining masculinity is about reVisioning masculinity for ourselves as men from a large minority of the population. Our example may inspire others to take up this grim statistic of men choosing suicide over life. The stats for our veterans are heartbreaking with two veterans per day choosing suicide, despite efforts to teach skills like resilience, recognition of real emotional difficulty, and lessening of the stigma to seek help. With the loss of each man we have also lost the individual and collective impact they would have had throughout their life courses. That effects children, partners, and families with tragic and lifelong scarring. Truly, reVisioning masculinity for ourselves first is a worthwhile effort
Embracing being more attuned and sensitive is not about being attached to it, not about deriving identity from it, or about bemoaning the set of adaptive tools that it provides. Rather, embracing high sensitivity is about experiencing it, learning from it, and being sensitive as a process we are deeply immersed in and curious about how it manifests in our lives and the lives of others.
Don’t be too deeply attached to sensitivity; simply embrace and experience it. You, me, and everyone else are each constellations of interdependent micro and macro systems largely operating out of our conscious awareness.
Being more attuned to all environments as an adaptive strategy is what sensory processing sensitivity is all about. It has zero to do with how we feel as males of the species or how we should perceive ourselves as compared to other males. In fact, if you are comparing yourself to how you feel you should be, you’re limiting who and what you may become! #TheGeniusofSensitivity#highlysensitivemen#hsshsp#highlysensitivesoul#masculinity
Rico the Race Car, a new book written especially for highly sensitive children as they learn essential skills to help them build a strong foundation for later growth and confidence. We need many more like this!!
Seekers the world over are returning to the somatic practice of sacred frame drumming — adding rhythm and drumming to their self-care practices as a form of active meditation, healing, contemplation, and focus.
The practice of frame drumming has a rich cross-cultural history for healing, celebration, ceremony, and rites of passage.
And today, researchers, scientists, and laypeople alike are exploring how the power of music and sound healing — along with our beliefs and subjective experiences — can have a measurable impact on our biology, immune system, and mental and emotional states.
Many people have reported that following a focused drumming session, they often feel a shift in consciousness and a change in mood or energy.
On Saturday, December 18, you’ll experience a focused drumming session for yourself when you join a new online event with Krista Holland, a multifaceted teacher and frame drummer…
You can register here for Bridge Ancient & Modern Healing Wisdom Through a Sacred Frame Drumming & Breathing Practice: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/sfd/a23725
In this 60-minute free online event, you’ll discover:
- A powerful practice to help stimulate the potential of your immune system through guided imagery and active visualization — accompanied by a sound-healing experience set to the rhythms of the sacred frame drum and your breath
- How the frame drum became a mythical cross-cultural art form that’s part of the collective human story — and has long led to improved health outcomes, powerful self-discovery, mental clarity, balance, and belonging
- How the frame drum’s rhythm can be a complementary self-care tool for stress reduction, self-healing, and creative wellbeing
- Your body’s built-in system for relaxation, including its endogenous healing mechanisms
- The power of rhythm and drumming for shifting your consciousness
Krista’s approach to playing the frame drum weaves together the sacred, mythological, and technical aspects of drumming through story, visualization, somatic inquiry, rhythm notations, and more…
You won’t need any musical experience to access this simple, yet powerful guided practice.
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to discover how you can initiate a healing transformation when you combine the time-tested practices of drumming and conscious breathing with modern research on the power of your thoughts.
You can RSVP for free here: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/sfd/a23725
P.S. In Bridge Ancient & Modern Healing Wisdom Through a Sacred Frame Drumming & Breathing Practice…
… you’ll move through a guided sound-healing experience featuring the rhythms of the sacred frame drum, guided imagery, active visualization, and your own breath — to shift your mindset and enjoy optimal health and wellbeing.
We hope you’re able to catch the event as scheduled. But if you register and miss it, you’ll receive a downloadable recording as soon as it’s available: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/sfd/a23725
Teaching OUR sensitive children from the beginning that their big feelings and sensitivity have a purpose that they can feel good about is where we start with raising healthy sensitive children!