The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People

The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People

by Judith Orloff


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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 Judith Orloff, MD. "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." With The Empath’s Survival Guide, Dr. Orloff offers a practical tool set to help sensitive people develop healthy coping mechanisms in our high-stimulus world—while fully embracing the empath’s gifts of intuition, compassion, creativity, and spiritual connection.

This practical, empowering, and loving book was created to support empaths and anyone who wants to develop their sensitivities to become more caring people in an often-insensitive world. It helps empaths through their unique challenges and gives loved ones a better understanding of the needs and gifts of the sensitive people in their lives. In this book Dr. Orloff offers crucial practices, including:

• Self-assessment exercises to help you identify your empath type
• Tools for protecting yourself from sensory overload, exhaustion, addictions, and compassion fatigue while replenishing your vital energy
• Simple and 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 and create relationships that nourish 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," this paperback edition of The Empath's Survival Guide is an invaluable resource 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683642114
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 10,660
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Judith Orloff
Judith Orloff, MD, is a leading voice in the fields of medicine, psychiatry, and intuitive development. An assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, her bestselling books include The Empath’s Survival Guide, Emotional Freedom, Positive Energy, Dr. Judith Orloff's Guide to Intuitive Healing, and Second Sight. Find more inspiration at Dr. Orloff’s website

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Are You an Empath?: Introduction to Empathy 1

Chapter 2 Empaths, Emotions, and Health: How to Stop Absorbing Other Peoples Distress 29

Chapter 3 Empaths and Addiction: From Alcohol to Overeating 57

Chapter 4 Empaths, Love, and Sex 77

Chapter 5 Protecting Yourself from Narcissists and Other Energy Vampires 107

Chapter 6 Empaths, Parenting, and Raising Sensitive Children 129

Chapter 7 Empaths and Work 163

Chapter 8 Empaths, Intuition, and Extraordinary Perceptions 187

Chapter 9 The Gift of Being an Empath 207

Protection Strategies: A Quick Reference Guide 215

Creating Community: Selling Up Your Own Empath Support Group 243

Acknowledgments 247

Notes 249

Selected Reading 253

Index 255

About the Author 263

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