In this episode, I talk with author and coach Willian Allen who has recently published his first book Confessions of a Sensitive Man, An Unconventional Defense of Sensitive Men. We explore what it means to be highly sensitive and the challenges faced by highly sensitive men.
We also explore the importance of finding balance between the masculine and feminine polarities of ourselves and the evolving nature of what it means to be a man in current society. William shares the inspiration behind his blog, The Highly Sensitive Man and how this blog led to the formation of his new book.
About William Allen…
William Allen is a first-time author with a writer’s heart and researcher’s mind. After getting a degree in Psychology with an eye on doing psychological research, he recalibrated for a career in Information Technology. He found himself in a thirty-year career as an Information Technology manager at Wells Fargo who enjoyed managing highly intelligent, often difficult staff, many of whom were highly sensitive.
He retired early from his corporate job to found his Hypno-coaching and neurofeedback brain training business, BrainPilots, in Bend, Oregon. While in Bend, he co-organized the area’s first Introvert/Highly Sensitive Person discussion group.
In late 2016, he began his blog, The Sensitive Man, about his experiences, as a highly sensitive man. The blog became the genesis of his book, Confessions of a Sensitive Man. He feels that Highly Sensitive Men need to take their keen insights and intuition and make them public. He would like to shed more light on highly sensitive men and the much-needed role they need to take in our society.
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More about your host, Jules De Vitto....
Jules De Vitto is a transpersonal orientated coach and educator who is experienced at helping Highly Sensitive People overcome anxiety, stress and burnout.
Jules is Highly Sensitive herself and is also passionate about helping Highly Sensitive People to step into their authentic power and align with their true purpose in life. She lived in Asia for eleven years before moving to London and integrates Eastern practices and modern-day mindfulness into her work.
She has a degree in Psychology, an MA in Education and an MSc in Transpersonal Psychology, Consciousness and Spirituality. She’s a published author through Changemaker Books and John Hunt Publishers and wrote Resilience: Navigating Loss in a Time of Crisis to help people through the Covid-19 Pandemic available here.
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