The Genius of sensitivity and Dr. ted zeff

One of The Genius of Sensitivity Award Nominees for SENSITIVE MAN OF THE YEAR is the late author of five books, including ‘The Strong Sensitive Boy’ and advocate for all sensitive men with an emphasis in parenting and raising children, Ted Zeff Ph.D., OUR HERO!!!

Ted was a passionate advocate committed to reframing culture so sensitive boys become strong boys and strong men! Dr. Ted knew that parents of sensitive boys need to truly understand and appreciate the trait, so they can nurture it.

The Genius of Sensitivity-Redefining Masculinity producers are fortunate to have collected rare interviews from Dr. Zeff’s archives about nurturing boys of all ages, religions, races, and nationalities. Ted consulted internationally and gave workshops in 15 countries and was considered one of the world’s experts on the trait of high sensitivity. Parents and children of all ages will benefit tremendously from “Ted’s talk.” He may have left his body, but his voice will live on forever. He will bring true wisdom to The Genius of Sensitivity-Redefining Masculinity.


The Genius of Sensitivity – Redefining Masculinity is putting out an S.O.S.!

The Genius of Sensitivity – Redefining Masculinity is putting out an S.O.S.!

No message in the sand here for help; rather, Strong, Optimistic, and Sensitive people (and not so sensitive people) are invited to help us in creating a collective of empathetic, passionate, and creative souls to revision masculinity as one that is able to meet the moment now and for ALL future generations!

The Genius of Sensitivity – Redefining Masculinity is a challenge, a call to duty to join in a beloved community with shared stories, healing, and testimonials of this ever-evolving need to replace an aggravated, fragile masculinity with a benevolent, yet robust and vibrant vision for what may be possible if we work to make it a shared reality.

We are sending out an S.O.S. for those who are willing to answer the call to help make this life preserving film a reality for the masses – The Genius of Sensitivity!


conscious breathwork

Your breath is natural, free, and available whenever you need it — AND it’s your greatest ally, one you could never live without, and one you can easily live more fully with.

Breathwork lets your body speak, and opens you to true integrity… your inner authority and wholeness as a unique and fully realized being.

Studies have also shown that breathwork can help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, insomnia, and PTSD.

On Saturday, December 4, world-renowned breathwork trainer Anthony Abbagnano will help you discover how conscious breathwork can help you get to the roots of stuck patterns — buried deep in your subconscious — and not only release their obstructive energies, but allow exciting new perspectives and possibilities to surface… as your deepest wisdom is revealed, integrated, and lived.

You can register here for Conscious Breathwork to Break Through Resistance & Awaken Your Authentic, Luminous Self:

During this inspiring hour, you’ll:

  • Experience a breathing exercise to make friends with resistance — and free up its energy for initiating something new
  • Experience a powerful practice to help you ease anxiety — and understand how conscious breathwork goes beyond physical release to integrate a shift in perception and a new way of being
  • Understand how conscious, connected breathwork uses the breath to guide you into your subconscious, break old patterns, and open you to new possibilities as you align with deeper parts of yourself
  • Discover breathwork as a means for connecting with your self-worth, reclaiming wholeness, and deepening your relationship with yourself
  • Explore how conscious breathwork can be used in the moment to help you instantly shift your state of being when you’re triggered — from stressed to self-aware, grounded, and clear

Breathwork is also one of the best healing modalities to help us break through our resistance to change, growth, and stepping into the fullness of life that our deepest Self knows we crave and are capable of attaining.

You’ll experience how conscious breathwork can instantly change your state of being and point of view in any moment — whenever you need to release stress and find your groundedness.

You can register here:

P.S. In Conscious Breathwork to Break Through Resistance & Awaken Your Authentic, Luminous Self

… you’ll experience how conscious breathwork gets to the roots of deep subconscious patterns to release stuck energies — and allow exciting new perspectives and possibilities to surface for a more vital, purposeful, and joyful life.

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:

The 4th Highly Sensitive Men’s Seminar

The 4th Highly Sensitive Men’s Seminar will be held Dec. 4th, 2021 from Noon-5pm, CST via Zoom.

This video is a great reminder of the 2 years of planning and wrangling that it took to make the 1st HS Men’s Seminar a reality! Indeed, those of us who work with HSPs in general had long noted that the presence of highly sensitive men was largely minimal in ALL events!! WE ALL knew this represented an inequity and a NEED.

Since the 1st HS Men’s Seminar held at 1440 Multiversity, as the COVID-19 pandemic was breaking out, I have chosen to continue to steward the seminars and keep the flame alive for sensitive men around the world through organizing and hosting twice yearly seminars for men. It has been an interesting and generative path to pursue as I’ve been able to engage with guest presenters to enrich the seminars, change up the topics so they started with foundational elements like self-care, career, and the basics of sensory processing sensitivity.

Now, I have been able to choose topics that move us beyond the basics to more advanced topics that hold the promise of not only keeping it fresh but enlivening and expanding on what is possible in a seminar. I still structure the seminars so men are able to meet in small, private groups and share their experiences, concerns, and insights. The social part of men being together to share their experiences in an inclusive and supportive environment is a huge part of the value in these seminars.In the future, I do hope to hold at least one seminar per year as an in-person event and one as a virtual event. That will all depend on registrations and continual support of course.

With the emerging reality of The Genius of Sensitivity: Redefining Masculinity being released in 2022, we highly sensitive men will gain a larger public profile and many more men will find their way to the table.

Right now, I NEED your registrations and participation in the 4th seminar! As the old saying goes, “help me to help you!”

#highlysensitivemen#thegeniusofsensitivity#highlysensitive#divergentthinking #masculinity #masculinity

Link to seminar registration:

Link to video:

the 4th Highly Sensitive Men’s Seminar – Dec. 4th – Noon-5pm CST via Zoom

It is so rare to have spaces where men can gather and share anything of who we really are. When we share a common space and that space is kind, open, and accepting, we open the door to REAL connection and time spent together learning about the trait and co-creating a new possible perspective for us all!

My mission is to provide opportunities to raise consciousness in HSPs, HSS/HSPs, and Highly Sensitive Men so we all understand our trait/s in accurate ways that break through the noise and presents them in ways that make sense in the real world and to real people.

I see my role as an educator, but also as a guide and mentor to those who need to see, hear, and discuss the possibilities for their lives. It is my privilege to lead quietly, to help others grow in their awareness, and to build community amongst Highly Sensitive Men 🙏☺️

Join me for the 4th Highly Sensitive Men’s Seminar!


The Ayurvedic Use of Essential Oils for Healing: Ancient Remedies to Safely Balance Your Energy System.

You’ve probably heard of “Ayurveda,” an ancient healing tradition in India, but what you may not know is that essential oils are some of the most powerful tools in the Ayurvedic practitioner’s toolbox for restoring health, balancing energetic types (doshas) and optimizing your life force (prana).

The simple daily use of these oils can have a profoundly positive effect, bringing you more balance, harmony and vibrant health. I’m excited to invite you to a complimentary virtual workshop with botanical medicine pioneer David Crow.

Join David for The Ayurvedic Use of Essential Oils for Healing: Ancient Remedies to Safely Balance Your Energy System.You can RSVP for free here:

David is a brilliant teacher and one of the most respected botanical medicine pioneers in the world. There is perhaps no better guide for working with essential oils, as David unifies wisdom from many streams of healing practices.

During this illuminating online workshop, you’ll discover:

• How to use essential oils in safe ways in your home “medicine cabinet” (as well as what NOT to do)

• How to determine the best essential oils for your body type

• That each essential oil represents a type of prana, each of which connects with specific health concerns

For more than 30 years, David has been helping people harness the power of plants to infuse body, mind and soul with organic wisdom and become more aware of our sustainable connection with nature.In this FREE online workshop, he’ll share what’s important for each Ayurvedic energetic type, or dosha.

Plus, you’ll find out about maximizing some of David’s favorite essential oils, which include rose, vetiver, sandalwood, agarwood and jatamansi!

And all for FREE… Register here:

A downloadable recording will be provided later to all who register, whether or not you listen to the scheduled event.

the genius of sensitivity: redefining masculinity

We are all equal participants in culture. We ALL have a vote by virtue of the parts of culture we choose, consciously or unconsciously, to subscribe to. Will Harper, myself, Luke Goss, Boy Abunda, Tom Falkenstein, Daniel Miller, and many others who are creating the first ever documentary film about highly sensitive men have each chosen to cast our vote for something different that is more benevolent, more intentional, less egocentric, and less sociocentric.

Our vote, which will be expressed through The Genius of Sensitivity: Redefining Masculinity film, will show up as the result of dissonance with the status quo, confidence in who we are as broader inclusions of what men may be, and a conscious awareness that we have a responsibility to be the vanguard of humanity intuiting our way forward.

The current conceptualization of masculinity is stuck in another time period and is, indeed, toxic as expressed and embodied by some men in this world. The after effects of men with little accountability and encouragement to act poorly is seen throughout our society in wounded children who grow up to be wounded adults who so easily project the same hurt they feel onto others. The effects are seen in the trail of broken relationships, women who are abused and who suffer as a result of men who are unable to simply be decent human beings.

Make no mistake, though The Genius of Sensitivity: Redefining Masculinity does not seek to vilify men. Indeed, we celebrate a benevolent and relaxed masculinity that can meet the needs of THIS time period. We celebrate manhood and men who are able to be the kind of men that women and partners need, that our children need, that we all need!

If we highly sensitive people are to fulfill our potential as the 20% of the species with finely tuned nervous systems and minds geared towards more profound processing of all ideas and concepts obstensibly for the greater survivability of our families, communities and, by extension, our species, we need to magnify our voices a hundredfold and film allows us to accomplish just that task.Join us on our quest to redefine and reVision masculinity!