Creative Introverts and Highly Sensitive Gentle Rebels…Welcome Home!
This is your Haven. A virtual world of encouragement, inspiration, and community for people like you, who want to find the tranquility, joy, and creative courage to thrive on their own terms, in a self-destructively hyperactive, unresting, angry world.
Do you seem to get blown off course by expectations, demands, and values that don’t sit with who you are deep down?
Do you feel ashamed of your deep hopes and goals, because you fear what people will think?
Do you stand on the sidelines, feeling envious, of other people who find things easy?
Do you feel drained and hopeless after abrasive conversations?
Did you grow up having your introverted and/or sensitive temperament misunderstood and judged by those who told you to ‘speak up more’, and constantly asked, ‘why are you so quiet?’
Have you learned to see your sensitivity and introversion as a character flaw?
Do you carry negative stories from childhood about who you are (weak, overly sensitive, shy)?
Do you hold back from doing what you really want to do because you’re quick to generalise and catastrophise about new opportunities?
Do you believe that things can be different?
Pause on that last question. Read it again.
Can things change for the better?
In The Haven we answer this question with a resounding “yes!”
By transforming how we THINK about who we are, and what we BELIEVE about who we are, we can truly BECOME who we are.
Wholly, unapologetically, and with unstoppable courage to live life in conjunction with your own values and dreams, not somebody else’s.
We live in strange times.
I’m more convinced than ever that if we have any chance of moving forward in a better direction as humankind, creative introverts and sensitive types have a big role to play.
And if that’s going to happen, we need the courage and the confidence to be ourselves, embrace our sensitivity, and bring our natural calmness, peaceableness, and gentle rebellion into the world.
You are the rudder beneath the ship, able to change direction in gentle ways. Away from the siren song that is luring an enthralled and hypnotised society towards some inevitably catastrophic shipwreck.
But you are not alone.
I want to help you confidently unlock the best of yourself so you can use your quiet gifts to transform the world around you, in positive ways, from the inside out.
It’s time to rewrite those stories you’ve been told throughout your life; that you’re too quiet, overly sensitive, and in need of thicker skin. Because, let’s face it…the kind of world we’ve created without valuing our deep thinkers and sensitive observers, SUCKS!
The Haven is a very introvert-friendly community of deep thinking kindred souls from all over the world. It’s a safe place of encouragement, collaboration, and learning.
We’re already seeing what happens if we keep battling against our natural rhythms, and accept the chaotic ideal of a noisy world:
- We experience health problems, both physical and mental issues that can take years to undo.
- We find ourselves looking back on life with regret about all those things we wished we had done but never got round to/felt able to do.
- We remain trapped in the cycle of busyness-burnout-crash-repeat, unable to make traction or achieve a sense of healthy growth in the areas of life that matter.
- We are unable to maintain strong and healthy personal relationships; feeling in constant conflict with people rather than enjoying the benefits of a solid network of support and encouragement.
- We feel alienated from ourselves and the dreams and goals we have within
It doesn’t have to be like this.
And I have huge dollops of hope because The Haven is full of gentle heroes like you.
Introverts and HSPs who have had enough of being told what they should think and feel. People quietly rebelling against the norms of society. Ready to live life at THEIR pace, on THEIR terms, and in a way that makes the world better for everyone (future generations included).
“The Haven provides a safe space for quiet rebels to learn how to take care of themselves, excel in their own way, and feel understood and accepted. It’s perfect for the quietly ambitious!”
What You Will Find Inside The Haven village:
Check out this month’s resources as we explore a one of the nine focus areas of personal growth.
Delve into the deep archive of previous interviews, video/audio, and articles. You’ll never run out of things to inspire and focus you.
Put your feet up and relax with one of the Letters to Francis Gray (a living record of how sensitivity shows up in my own life).
Or work through one of the ever growing selection of short courses to help you make practical strides forwards in an important area of your own life.
Find kindred spirits in the community area. Share what you’re up to, encourage other people, and bring any questions, struggles, or observations to the hive.
At the end of each season, three times throughout the year, you’ll get a slice of The Haven, in Your Letterbox. All you’ve got to do is let me know where you’d like it sent! It’s a precious thing to receive real letters in this age of digital content overload.
Ready to join us?
Are you an introvert and/or highly sensitive person, who wants to experience your temperament and the world as a gift and not a curse? You're in the right place!
“The depth of Andy’s wisdom continues to amaze me. He expands on his wisdom in true artist style with the people he invites to share of their experience for you to learn in a way that inspires and gives you a sense that you have discovered your tribe.”
“Highly Sensitive People are born with a certain cluster of traits that is often described as a sixth sense. They are extremely perceptive, intuitive, and observant, with finer discrimination than most of us. They may stay away from social engagements because they dread the agonising flooding of their senses.”
– Marti Olsen-Laney (The Introvert Advantage)
“Andy’s authenticity, generosity in giving credit to others as well as his fresh and insightful thoughts has generated a great space. I am positively addicted to this supporting community of creative, fun and goodhearted people.”
“I look forward to each month’s topics and how they will enhance my way of being in the world. What an incredible resource!!”