Does this book tell you to think positive and use positive affirmations? I tried that and it's left me feeling worse. Also most self help books I've read say everything (bad) is our fault for thinking negatively and that is not comforting either. Fran
This book got over 200 5 star reviews. Because I did not care for the book, I went back and read those reviews to see if I was missing something. It turns out there there are not really 200 reviews, but many duplicates of the same reviews.
"Emotional Freedom" is one of the most useful books I have ever read. I have not yet experienced anyone who understands the dynamics of an "empath" the way Judith Orloff does. There is very little if anything written on the subject and Judith's background in psychology blended with her insight, sensitivity and ability to tune in and track the energetic process is remarkable. I think what makes it such a great read is that being an empath herself she speaks from experience and her findings are not necessarily based on the usual clinical observation as most books of this nature. Her approach is simple, practical and easy to understand as she demystifies the patterns and sociological issues empaths struggle with, providing truly effective tools for overcoming the challenges we face as the feelers and givers of our species. Reading this book liberated me as I realized that there truly are other people out there that are just like me and I am not imagining what I am picking up on, the transfer of energies is as real as exchanging your money for tangible goods. I could see as with other empaths when we don't have the understanding or the tools to deal with this unfortunate gift we continue to come up short handed. Judith teaches us how to turn what seem to be our handicaps into the gifts they were meant to be and work them to our benefit. I am filled with gratitude for the insight this book has given me into my own relationships tendencies and course of life. Cheryl Brillon