Welcome to the European Centre for High Sensitivity. The centre was founded in 2015 by Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Tom Falkenstein and offers a therapeutic service for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), in both English and German. Located in Berlin, the centre provides information, assessment and consultation for people who are highly sensitive in their temperament.
March 2019: Tom Falkenstein has appeared on the Swedish TV show "Malou Efter tio" to talk about the Swedish translation of his book "The Highly Sensitive Man".
April 2019: You can now follow Tom Falkenstein on Instagram.
July 2019: Singer-Songwriter-Activist Alanis Morissette has praised "The Highly Sensitive Man" by Tom Falkenstein and believes that "the integrating of the knowledge in this book would allow for a complete cultural sea change around what it is to be a man"
"The Highly Sensitive Man is a major contribution to the expansion of mental, physical, emotional and soulful intelligence. Tom Falkenstein has written a book that cracks open the conversation about how men can blend their strength, sensitivity and unique gifts into a more modern and whole definition of what it is to be a man. It's a breath of fresh air in the midst of a cultural determination to reduce toxic masculinity. This book is a balm, a movement, and a revelation ".
- Alanis Morissette
August 2019: The US edition of "The Highly Sensitive Man" is available now.
September 2019: HSP Workshop in the Netherlands in January 2020!
Title: Self-Care and Empowerment for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
Date: 18th & 19th January 2020
Location: Centrum de Linde, Bilthoven (near Utrecht), Netherlands. www.centrumdelinde.nl
Price: 300 Euro (price does not include accommodation and meals. If required we can provide a list of accomodation in the area)
Contact: Use the contact form on this website or email Annet de Zwart: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this two-day workshop, we are going to explore some of the challenges and joys of being highly sensitive. In an intimate small-group setting, participants will learn about overstimulation and dealing with the strong feelings that accompany it. On the second day, we will focus on empowerment and self-care for the highly sensitive person. The aim of this weekend workshop is to provide participants with concrete tools and techniques to better deal with the challenges that come from being highly sensitive, but equally provide a safe space for sharing and interacting with each other. There is some flexibiltiy to the programm of the weekend depending on the the participants needs and wants.
This workshop is not suitable for people who are currently experiencing an acute psychological crisis.
The number of participants for this workshop is very limited and places are given on a first-come-first-served basis.
Tom Falkenstein: Tom is a psychologist (M.A.), cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, and author of the book The Highly Sensitive Man, which has been translated into several languages. In his work he combines techniques of CBT, Schema Therapy, Self-Compassion and Mindfulness. Currently practicing in Berlin, he has been training with Dr. Elaine Aron since 2015.
Annet de Zwart: Annet is a certified, accredited life coach who specialises in working with HSPs. She has national and international experience working with both groups and individuals. She is a member of the ICF International, and has an ACC accreditation. As a life coach, she uses not only her coaching tools, but also her experience from numerous and varied self-development workshops, as well as information from a wide variety of different studies and courses, such as mindfulness, stress counselling, and NLP.
September 2019: The UK edition of "The Highly Sensitive Man" is available now. The book has also been published in Canada and
October 2019: To celebrate the publication of the US edition of "The Highly Sensitive Man" , Psychology Today has kindly asked Tom Falkenstein to write a monthly blog about high sensitivity & highly sensitive men over the next few months. Go to Psychology Today, if you want to have a look.
December 2019: Tom Falkenstein was interviewed by German magazine "Stern" (50/2019) about his book and high sensitivity .
January 2020: The HSP workshop "Self-Care and Empowerment for the Highly Sensitive Person" in the Netherlands has sold out. Please keep checking the news section for the announcement of future workshops with Annet de Zwart and Tom Falkenstein.
February 2020: Tom Falkenstein has appeared on two podcasts this month to talk about his book "The Highly Sensitive Man". You can listen to them here and here.
What is High Sensitivity?
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