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The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People Hardcover – April 4, 2017
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--Patricia Gale, BlogCritics
"Judith Orloff, MD, delivers a comprehensive manual for empaths and the highly sensitive. For this historically overlooked population, the book offers a wealth of coping skills and practical advice from a unique perspective...Her compassionate understanding combined with practical knowledge make this book an exceptional find." --The TherapistMagazine
“Dr. Orloff combines neuroscience, intuition, and energy medicine to show you how to stay powerful and strong in the world, while also keeping your compassion and empathy alive.” —Deepak Chopra, author of Super Genes
“The Empath’s Survival Guide is wonderful, warm, and wise. Reading Judith’s book is like having a very savvy sister who teaches you the insider skills of how to deal with this perplexing and amazing talent of extreme sensitivity. We all know someone who is extremely sensitive, and the world hits them hard. It could be you, your sister or brother, your spouse, a coworker, or a friend. This book is packed with practical hints for embracing sensitivity and turning it into a gift.” —Lorin Roche, author of The Radiance Sutras
“Being an empath is the new normal—and what a perfect guidebook. Now people will know how to cope with being highly sensitive in their everyday lives. Fabulous and so timely. Everyone needs this book.” —Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Sacred Contracts
“In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Judith Orloff provides us with a deep understanding of the empath’s journey. Her professional knowledge, as well as her personal experience as an empath—combined with the practical tools for surviving in a sometimes challenging world—make her the leading expert in the field. This book will not only help you to cope with being a sensitive person, it will teach you how to tune your abilities and develop a coherent set of skills to master yourself. Dr. Orloff does a brilliant job in helping us discover the empath in all of us.” —Dr. Joe Dispenza,New York Times bestselling author of You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter
“Dr. Orloff has done a great service to empaths everywhere with The Empath’s Survival Guide. This information will help thousands of people protect themselves from psychic vampires, set healthy boundaries, and recognize their sensitivity as the gift it truly is.” —Christiane Northrup, MD, author of the New York Times bestsellers Goddesses Never Age; Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom; and The Wisdom of Menopause
“This book is essential reading for anyone who feels overwhelmed by our chaotic world and wants to master tools to become a more sensitive, whole, and powerful person. It’s also for the loved ones of sensitive people who want to understand them better. It is easy to read, straight to the point, and offers practical ways for loving people to thrive and avoid compassion burnout. A physician and empath herself, Dr. Orloff shows you how to prevent sensory overload by setting healthy boundaries with many types of draining people, including narcissists. This book is a lifetime guide to return to again and again. Highly recommended!” —Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of New York Times bestseller Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
“The Empath’s Survival Guide is a lifesaver for sensitive people and anyone who wants to become more empathic in their relationships without taking on your partner’s stress. Highly recommended!” —John Gray, PhD, author of the international bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
“Once in a while a book appears that could have described yet another pathology. Instead TheEmpath’s Survival Guide by Judith Orloff humanizes a group of persons whose special traits and talents are normalized on the continuum of human experience and appreciated for their specialness. We recommend everyone read this book to broaden their view of human diversity and deepen their empathy for special talents and challenges.” —Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, coauthors of the New York Times bestseller Getting the Love You Want, Imago Relationship Therapy, and Making Marriage Simple
“Anyone feeling too stressed or too sensitive to personal or planetary changes will love this new book. It provides tips, tools, and techniques for those of us often misunderstood by others. A masterpiece of love and understanding.” —Joe Vitale, author of Zero Limits and The Attractor Factor
“Many individuals discover that opening to others through love, compassion, and empathy involves becoming vulnerable and often damaged psychologically and spiritually. Empaths, take heart! The solution is not to give up empathy, but to develop skills that avoid being damaged or blindsided in the process. Dr. Judith Orloff’s The Empath’s Survival Guide shows how. This book is seriously needed. It addresses an issue long ignored in healing, psychology, and medicine.” —Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters
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Sadly, as a child my doctors misdiagnosed me as rapid-cycling bipolar disorder and subjected me to several useless medications to "fix" it. I spent 30 years trying to stop feeling so overwhelmed and exhausted.
Now that I've been using some of the meditation and other offered techniques, my "Over-Emotional issues" are no more. Turns out they weren't even my emotions. I now live in a quiet area outside the city with few neighbors and do a lot better. Also, this explains my constant cravings to be alone in nature and why I seem to bond so deeply with my animal companions. They get sick when I do and are energetic when I am.
It also explains why even though I like people and want to spend time with them, I get overwhelmed at loud, rambunctious events.
Thank you Judith for your insights and advice. I can now live in relative peace.
With "The Empath's Survival Guide" Dr. Orloff has delivered again. In fact, I think her writing style and message have matured and refined, so that this might be her best book yet.
For anyone who finds it challenging to be highly-sensitive and empathic, Dr. Orloff let's you know that it's O.K. You aren't weird and you're not alone. Your sensitivity is a powerful gift when you recognize it for what it is and hone your empathic skills. She also gives practical strategies for how to protect yourself from being overwhelmed by input from others and your environment and how to re-charge when you get "over-cooked."
I have purchased copies for all my Reiki students (people who tend to be highly-sensitive and empathic) and know that it will be a great support tool for our work.
Thank you again, Dr. Orloff
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Thank you Judith!