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Tom Falkenstein MA


Tom Falkenstein, MA, is a German psychologist, psychotherapist, and author. After obtaining his degree in psychology in the United Kingdom, he completed his five-year postgraduate training in psychotherapy in Berlin. He has worked as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist since 2006 in both Berlin and London, using an in-depth, integrative therapy approach based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy and mindfulness-based therapies. During his time in London, he developed an interest in high sensitivity and working with highly sensitive people. He has been training with Dr. Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person, since 2015 and founded the European Centre for High Sensitivity, which focuses on providing information and psychotherapeutic support for people who are highly sensitive. Currently practicing in Berlin, Falkenstein wrote The Highly Sensitive Man, which was first published in Germany in 2017 and has since been translated into several other languages.

The book The Highly Sensitive Man is the first psychological guide that specifically addresses highly sensitive men and those who care about them, exploring the unique advantages they have and obstacles they face. Drawing from his training with pioneer in the field Dr. Elaine Aron and his own work as a practicing, cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, Falkenstein incorporates the most up-to-date research on high sensitivity—what it is and what it isn’t—and how it relates to male identity, while providing one-of-a-kind advice and practical tools. Including an illuminating conversation with Dr. Aron, The Highly Sensitive Man is an 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. Dr. Ted Zeff, author of The Strong Sensitive Boy, describes the book as “a masterpiece that every sensitive man should read,” while singer-songwriter-activist Alanis Morissette calls the book “a balm, a movement, and a revelation.”

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