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

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

by Judith Orloff MD

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622038312
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 38,608
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Judith Orloff

Judith Orloff, MD, is a leading voice in the fields of medicine, psychiatry, and intuitive development and a New York Times bestselling author. A UCLA psychiatric clinical faculty member, her books include The Empath’s Survival Guide, Emotional Freedom, Positive Energy, Guide to Intuitive Healing, and Second Sight. The Empath’s Empowerment Journal is the companion to be used with her books. 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 People's 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: Setting Up Your Own Empath Support Group 243

Acknowledgments 247

Notes 249

Selected Reading 253

Index 255

About the Author 263

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