We now have 15 registrants for our upcoming 2nd Highly Sensitive Men’s Seminar! This is a great start and we encourage you to consider attending this poignant and powerful event for HS men. Please note that we have a donate ticket option to accommodate those who wish to attend but need a lower price point. You can’t get any better than “set your own ticket price”
In support of the upcoming 2nd Highly Sensitive Men’s Seminar on Dec. 5th, I offer my newest book titled Empowering The Sensitive Male Soul. Available in paperback, Ebook, and audio-book versions.
The human tendency to generalize is quite harmful to highly sensitive men and I seek to dispel some of the myths around sensitivity in ways that I feel many HS men will identify with better than in other books on the topic. My hope is this book provides you with a broader depth and breadth that opens your conceptualization of what it may mean to be highly sensitive.
Far from seeing sensory processing sensitivity as a pathology, I see it as an incredible strength to be understood, examined, contextualized, and ultimately applied and expressed in the world in confident ways that invite others into our experience of life.
Highly sensitive men, indeed, do come from both traumatic and non-traumatic backgrounds in early childhood with each playing significant roles in how confident they feel in venturing forth into the world.
Some HS men have felt a sense of shame at not identifying with the hyper-masculine culture that is so often promoted by our media, entertainment, and cultural values exemplified by our leaders.
Others have done quite well with reconciling their broader emotional range, high empathy and deep minds. Combine that with good hearts and an often compassionate nature that senses when others are hurting and instinctively knows what to do and you have what many HS men express in the world.
Join us for the 2nd highly sensitive men’s seminar focusing on meaningful work throughout the life course. Work that enlivens as well as enriches and expands human possibilities.
Here, Will Harper, director of Sensitive-The Untold Story, shares with us clips from the movie plus highlights from the 1st highly sensitive men’s seminar.
Registration info may be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2nd-highly-sensitive-mens-…
What does it mean to have two competing personality traits like sensory processing sensitivity and sensation seeking? Do they balance out or does one override the other? How can you learn to balance being a highly sensitive person and a high sensation seeker? This book is the only one of its kind and was written for just that reason: nothing existed for those of us who have both traits.
Some 30% of HSPs are also high in a trait known as sensation seeking. Sensation seeking is comprised of four aspects: thrill and adventure seeking, novelty and new experience seeking, boredom susceptibility, and disinhibition. Many HSPs tend to identify with novelty seeking and boredom susceptibility but not disinhibition or thrill seeking. That’s because sensation seeking is a general trait in the species and all of us are sensation seekers to some extent, just as sensitivity is thought of as a general trait with people existing along the range of sensitiveness.
Learn much more in my book, Thrill: The High Sensation Seeking Highly Sensitive Person.
If you’re mired in career issues you might want to read Thrive: The Highly Sensitive Person and Career for insights into how other highly sensitive people (HSPs) experience career. It is crucial that we understand how the four core D.O.E.S. aspects of sensory processing sensitivity influence our choice of career over time and that we have an understanding of how other people have experienced career.
Thrive is based on sound scientific study and the findings were extended through a large survey of 1,551 people. You will see statistics throughout the book on various questions and learn how other HSPs feel about certain issues. You will also encounter their stories of career struggle and triumph in the final chapter.
Thrive: The Highly Sensitive Person and Career should be one book in every HSP’s library that serves to fill in the blanks on career.