How To Become Your Own Superhero
From victim to superhero
In my opinion, many HSPs and empaths are trapped in a cycle of victimization.
Although it’s normal to feel that our unique emotional and sensory sensitivities set us up for being misunderstood by others, I believe it’s critical that we take on the responsibility to fully embrace our traits, learn everything we can about them, and by so doing become our own superhero.
If you read nothing else, read this:
“Complaining about your limitations gets you nowhere.
“No one is going to save you or come to your rescue. No one is going to completely understand you, because only you have that innate ability.
“By doing the work to embrace your superpowers you’re putting yourself back in control and can transform your daily experience from victim to superhero.”
Why we feel like a victim to our traits
Millions of men have spent their lives hearing parents, friends, and mentors say:
“Man up, buddy.”
“Stop being so sensitive, bro.”
“Get over it, will ya?”
We feel everything at full volume.
It’s not a choice, it’s how our brains are wired.
For empaths and HSPs, it’s not that easy
Empaths and HSPs feel bombarded by environmental stimuli and need time in order to process them. We’re not weird, we’re men whose nervous systems are wired differently from most other men.
Our sensory nervous system contain mirror neurons that, while aren’t necessarily higher in number than our non-menpathic brothers, they differ in that they are more active. Researchers writing in the July 2014 edition of Brain and Behavior, concluded that the portions of our brains that process emotion and social data are more active on brain scans.
“HSPs were associated with stronger activation of brain regions involved in awareness, empathy, and self-other processing.
As Andre Sólo writes in an article in Psychology Today:
“For some less sensitive people, it's easy to tune out other people. But for an HSP, almost everything about the brain is wired around noticing and interpreting others.”
The cumulative effects of this brain activity can be a bit much, resulting in fatigue and feeling like our brains are full, usually necessitating solo time for recovery and recharging.
The 4 Steps to Embrace Your Superpowers
Download ‘The Superhero’s Journey below - It will provide an overview of this transformative process.
Join the private MenPathic Facebook Group - a growing group of like-minded MenPaths and a place to share your experiences and ask questions.
Read the seminal books on the traits - this one step can answer a lot of your recurring questions.
The Empath’s Survival Guide by Judith Orloff, MD
The Highly Sensitive Person by Elain Aron, PhD
Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing by Aletheia Luna and Mateo Sol
Journal your way to a deeper understanding of your traits - engaging in a journaling practice can lead you to deeper levels of understanding and self-acceptance.
Ready to get started?
OK, cool…let’s get to the good stuff.
Do this now!
Step 1 ~ Download the 31-page ‘Special Edition’ Now
If you choose to remain where you are you will forever feel controlled by your menpathic traits and trapped by the challenges they can present.
“On the other hand, by choosing to embrace your superpowers and join the rest of the uniquely different, yet awesomely powerful tribe of sensitive men is when you become your own superhero.”
The Men*Pathic Journey to Embrace Your Superpowers
Begins by downloading this ‘Special Edition” today!
Step 2 ~ Join the Men*Pathic Facebook Group
Click here to request membership and begin conversing with and learning from other MenPaths.
Great, it’s good to have you on board!
Would you like to know bit about me? Click here to read about my menpathic journey…