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.
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I liked it!
This is definitely one of the best books available on the topic. I do think it is geared towards introverted people to the point of being biased. But it is excellent regardless.
This is definitely worth the buy and read. Every technique and word in this book has and will help me tremendously.
Good place to start
I loved this book, read a hard copy and considering buying it. Really need to use her strategies to help focus me and my empath tendencies from time to time. It's great knowing I'm not the only one and her strategies have worked for me. I just have to be more consistent with them.