Book: The Highly Sensitive Man
The Highly Sensitive Man is 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. It incorporates the most up-to-date research and high sensitivity - what it is and isn't and how it relates to male identity - and provides one-of-a-kind advice and practical tools, including:
With a foreword from researcher, clinical psychologist and acclaimed author Dr Elaine Aron of the international bestseller The Highly Sensitive Person (Kensington Books, 1996), Tom Falkenstein's The Highly Sensitive Man was first published in Germany in 2017. It has since become a word of mouth success and has been translated into several other languages, including English, Dutch and Swedish. Tom has appeared in numerous international magazines, newspapers, podcasts, on television and in the documentary "Sensitive Men Rising" (2023) by Emmy-award winning director Will Harper.
Praise for The Highly Sensitive Man:
"The Highly Sensitive Man is an enlightening, vital work. It asserts, proudly, that there is more than one way to be a man, and lays a path towards a future that is brighter, kinder, and more open-minded. In these fractured times, the world needs highly sensitive men not to shy away from who they are, but to embrace it, for it is surely an asset to humanity. In Falkenstein's writing I found myself finally able to put a name to thoughts and feelings I've had for much of my life - and what a delight it is to feel so deeply understood."
—Jack Urwin, author of Man Up: Surviving Modern Masculinity
“Tom Falkenstein’s outstanding book contains a thorough review of all the relevant scientific studies and literature, many innovative and new techniques for the highly sensitive man to cope with overstimulation, fascinating stories by sensitive men and practical tips to increase their self-worth and self-acceptance. This book is a masterpiece that every sensitive man should read.”
—Ted Zeff, Ph.D., author of The Strong Sensitive Boy, The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide and The Power of Sensitivity
“This book not only shows why highly sensitive men are particularly suffering in the current masculinity crisis, but also why they have exactly the right qualities to turn this crisis into an opportunity. It’s an important book that relieves the pressure of being a highly sensitive man and offers practical tools to the reader. Thank you, Tom Falkenstein.”
—Georg Parlow, author of Highly Sensitive
“Tom Falkenstein’s book is characterised by a clear, precise and practical style. It’s a unique and encouraging book for all of those men who want to understand and use their sensitive temperament better”.
—Brigitte Schorr, author of Highly Sensitive in Relationships
“High sensitivity is a fascinating and increasingly popular topic. Tom Falkenstein’s book about highly sensitive men is an important addition to this relatively new field. The scientific foundation and the countless practical tips and techniques that this book offers will help men and women to understand their high sensitivity better and to live well with it.”
—Prof Michael Pluess, University of Surrey, UK
“Finally! A professionally grounded and thoroughly researched book specifically for highly sensitive men. The book engages deeply with masculinity and sensitivity and will help to strengthen the self-worth of highly sensitive men who feel insecure. The book powerfully motivates men to accept and use their sensitivity well. It’s an important addition to the empowerment of highly sensitive men.”
—Ulrike Hensel, author of Understanding and Appreciating High Sensitivity
“Tom Falkenstein's book stands out among the numerous current publications on high sensitivity. He presents a well-founded and substantiated introduction to the academic literature on the topic, complemented by vivid case studies. In the second part of the book, he makes many useful suggestions on how highly sensitive people can use strategies based on mindfulness, visualisation, and self-compassion to increase their well-being. A truly inspiring book – for anyone who identifies as highly sensitive.”
—Prof Margrit Schreier, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
You can order the book here.
For enquiries in regards to translation rights, please contact Katharina Arnold at Junfermann Publishing House: Arnold@junfermann.de