The Empath's Survival Guide

The Empath's Survival Guide

Life Strategies for Sensitive People

eBook - 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 farther We actually feel others' emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have." With The Empath's Survival Guide, Dr. Orloff offers an invaluable resource to help sensitive people develop healthy coping mechanisms in our high-stimulus world-while fully embracing the empath's gifts of intuition, creativity, and spiritual connection. In this practical and empowering book for empaths and their loved ones, Dr. Orloff begins with self-assessment exercises to help you understand your empathic nature, then offers potent strategies for protecting yourself from overwhelm and replenishing your vital energy For any sensitive person who's been told to "grow a thick skin," here is your lifelong guide for staying fully open while building resilience, exploring your gifts of deep perception, raising empathic children, and feeling welcomed and valued by a world that desperately needs what you have to offer.
Publisher: [United States] : Sounds True : Made available through hoopla, 2017
ISBN: 9781622038312
1622038312
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Call Number: eBook

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dirtbag
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?

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ForestAngel
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.

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des01
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.

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juliekal
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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