Empowering the Sensitive Male Soul

Empowering the Sensitive Male Soul ties in perfectly as a prelude to the documentary film I am co-producer for, The Genius of Sensitivity: Redefining Masculinity! Before we can consider redefining, or reVisioning if you prefer, masculinity we first have to be in touch with who we are, what we might become, and understand that within a larger context.

Empowering the Sensitive Male Soul is my contribution towards greater awareness that masculinity mean different things to different people in different places and in different times. To men who are highly sensitive, masculinity may mean something more complex, nuanced, and focused less on ego and social control forces.

I intentionally and consciously resist cliches and stereotypes about highly sensitive people, and men, and write with that broader possible range of human expression in mind. I invite you to pick up a copy of Empowering the Sensitive Male Soul and discover for yourself how sensitivity and masculinity may be empowering, enlightening, and benevolent.

heterodoxy and Csikszentmihalyi


Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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.

the genius of sensitivity film

Redefining masculinity is important NOW more than ever. Let’s take this journey together and discover how redefining masculinity for ourselves as sensitive men may open the door for others to question their perspectives on masculinity.

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 🙏

Embrace sensitivity

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.

The genius of sensitivity: redefining masculinity

Being a sensitive man doesn’t make you weak, soft, or “unmanly,” it makes you attuned to everything. There is strength in attunement.

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

Bridge Ancient & Modern Healing Wisdom Through a Sacred Frame Drumming & Breathing Practice

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