The Highly Sensitive Man: Finding Strength in Sensitivity


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if you tend to get called “too sensitive” (or hide your true thoughts and feelings to avoid this) or you notice all sorts of things other people don’t and perhaps get drained, rattled, baffled or irritated as a result.

A quick summary

Sensitivity, in psychology research, is about the nervous system and the way different minds process information. It’s not a question of moral fibre or fortitude. The Highly Sensitive Man by Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapist Tom Falkenstein sets out what it is (and is not), and provides practical strategies for making the most of your high sensitivity as a man. It will help you see all the positive aspects of high sensitivity, and avoid the pitfalls. We really strongly recommend this if you think you may be highly sensitive – if you’re not sure if this applies to you, click here to try a quick self-assessment checklist on researcher Elaine Aron’s website


Publisher’s description:

With a foreword from acclaimed psychologist, Dr Elaine Aron, comes a timely and invaluable book that will help redefine masculinity and reveal how high sensitivity can enrich men’s lives, their communities, and the lives of those who love them. Highly sensitive people think deeply, empathize instinctively, and behave in an ethical way that benefits everyone. Today, with the negative effects of ‘toxic masculinity’ and aggressive behaviour in evidence all around us, we need highly sensitive people – especially men – more than ever.

Yet for men, being highly sensitive brings distinct challenges, such as gender stereotypes that portray them as too emotional or not ‘manly’ enough. Cognitive behavioural psychotherapist Tom Falkenstein offers the first psychological guide that specifically addresses highly sensitive men and those who care about them, and explores the unique advantages and obstacles they face. Drawing from his training with pioneer in the field Dr. Elaine Aron, and his own ground-breaking work, Falkenstein incorporates the most up-to-date research on high sensitivity, how it relates to male identity, and provides one-of-a-kind advice and practical tools, including:
* Self-assessment tests to measure high sensitivity
* Strategies to cope with overstimulation and intense emotions
* Exercises that enhance relaxation, mindfulness, and acceptance
* Advice on self-care and self-compassion
* Techniques to deal with situations that highly sensitive people often find difficult
* Interviews with men who have learned to live well with high sensitivity
* Insights into the key role that highly sensitive men have to play in today’s world

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 344 g
Dimensions 233 × 152 × 21 mm
Book Author

ISBN 9780008366445


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