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
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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NadiaHathor
Feb 03, 2020

Judith has created a comprehensive resource for those of us who identify as Empaths and or Intuitive Empaths. As someone who only started a few years ago to accept & appreciate that I'm an Intuitive Empath I find the insights, tools & techniques offered to be useful in my day to day Life. I also found it refreshing that the Author was offering up her Lived experiences as an Empath and a practicing Psychiatrist. This book covers a wide range of pertinent issues from identifying traits, relationships (intimate & other), work, parenting and ending with a quick reference guide of the protection strategies, as well as how to set up a supportive community. If you or someone you know identifies as an Empath, this is highly recommended reading.

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LNeese
Aug 14, 2019

A heart filled book about her personal journey as a sensitive and empath. It provides tools for the highly sensitive person to navigate all sorts of situations and personality types including work and finding a mate. She talks honestly from her own years of experience sharing what she knows and works with those who have felt that they are alone in an often harsh world. I love this book and wish that I had found it years ago. It would have saved me a lot of grief.

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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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NadiaHathor
Feb 03, 2020

"By being vulnerable and strong, empaths represent a new model of leadership. We can have a huge effect on humanity by promoting mutual understanding, the path to peace in our personal lives and globally. But such revolutions will last only when the revolutionaries lead by doing their own inner emotional and spiritual work. Then the positive political, social, and environmental changes we need are possible. Through our sensitivity we can create a compassion revolution and save the world. I love when the environmentalist David Orr says, "The planet does not need more 'successful people.' The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane, and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture defines it." " Chapter 9 - pgs. 208-209

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