Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Unapologetically Sensitive

We explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives; the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity--and some of the challenges it poses as well. You may learn to live a bolder, brighter life.

Dec 11, 2018




Developing Empathy Guided Me To Hear Myself


Timothy Wienecke, MP, LPC, LAC


The term Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) was charged and heavy for Tim. He talks about violence against women; interpersonal violence, feminism, learning to have empathy; the ways men are taught to express only anger or happiness and they have no emotional vocabulary. Tim works with men, and he has a podcast that is primarily for men called Stories and Lessons.


  • 4 Characteristics of Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) D-O-E-S
    • Depth of processing
    • Overarousability & Overstimulation
    • Emotional Responsiveness/Empathy
    • Sensory Sensitivity
  • Learning the skills of how to develop empathy and listen guided me to hear myself
  • I don’t think that your empathy and your explorations happens without community
  • Empathy is a skill that can be developed
  • Men are sexualized to only feel anger


I have spent the last two decades learning with and helping people navigate the hard times life throws at us. I have served as an advocate, representative, Airman, Sergeant, mentor, organizer, educator, and counselor. I will use my experience, passion, and education to  empower you with the skills and knowledge needed to find the best way forward.


Tim Wienecke website & podcast--


Dr. Elaine Aron—

Highly Sensitive Person Self Test

Highly Sensitive Child Test

Dr. Ted Zeff—

Feelings Wheel--

Jackson Katz Ted Talk—Violence Against Women—It’s a Man’s Issue

Alan Alda If I Understood You Would I Have This Look On My Face?




Show hashtag--#unapologeticallysensitive

MUSIC—Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson