The Empath's Survival Guide

The Empath's Survival Guide

Life Strategies for Sensitive People

Book - 2017
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What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? "Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain," says Dr. Judith Orloff. "But for empaths it goes much further. We actually feel others' emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have." The Empath's Survival Guide is an invaluable resource for empaths and anyone who wants to nurture their empathy and develop coping skills in our high-stimulus world--while fully embracing their gifts of intuition, compassion, creativity, and spiritual connection.

This practical, empowering, and loving book was created to support empaths through their unique challenges and help loved ones better understand the empath's needs and gifts. Dr. Orloff offers crucial practices, including:

* Exercises to help you identify your empath type and where you are on the empathy spectrum
* Tools for protecting yourself from sensory overload, exhaustion, addictions, and compassion fatigue while replenishing your vital energy
* Simple, effective strategies to stop absorbing stress and physical symptoms from others and protect yourself from narcissists and other energy vampires
* How to find the right work that feeds you
* How to navigate intimate relationships without feeling overwhelmed
* Guidance for parenting and raising empathic children
* Awakening the empath's gift of intuition and deepening your spiritual connection to all living beings

For any sensitive person who's been told to "grow a thick skin," here is a lifelong guide for staying fully open while building resilience, exploring your gifts of depth and compassion, and feeling welcome and valued by a world that desperately needs what you have to offer.

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado :, Sounds True, Inc.,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781622036578
Branch Call Number: 155.2 Orl
Characteristics: x, 263 pages ; 24 cm


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Jun 21, 2018

She is VERY sure of herself, but a lot of this book doesn't ring true to me. Her approach makes me very uncomfortable. I am not entirely sure why....possibly it is due to her tendency to proclaim things to be true without adequate referencing?

Apr 22, 2018

I am trying to work my way through the book, but I am finding some aspects of it not healthy for an empath to read. My humble opinion but at times I felt it is written in voice of our culture of blame and constant recycled words of wisdom that are cliches. I Will keep reading to finish but I so wanted this book to be different.

Aug 16, 2017

Such a good book that I couldn't put it down!

Highly recommend this book for empaths and sensitive people. I like how it provides insight on how to deal with difficult situations you find yourself in and how to use your empathic gifts.

Jun 23, 2017

This is the most down-to-earth book about high sensitivity since Elaine Aron's "The Highly Sensitive Person". Both authors cite medical and psychological research for their findings, share the wonderful aspects of the trait of sensitivity and provide solid advice on managing the trait's challenges. While HSPs and empaths may find solace in Dr. Orloff's positivity and self-soothing techniques, "The Highly Sensitive Person" better addresses the persistent cultural stigma and how to deal with the misdiagnosis of high sensitivity as a 'disorder' in medicine and therapy. Still, a great book to validate the 20% of society who are highly sensitive.

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