Dr. Judith Orloff's The Empath's Survival Guide will be a revelation to one of society's most misunderstood populations-empaths, who often feel overwhelmed and left behind by a hectic, abrasive world.
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. Orloff. "But for empaths it goes much farther. We actually feel others' emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies." In this paperback edition of Dr. Orloff's bestseller, she offers an invaluable resource to help sensitive people develop healthy coping mechanisms in our high - stimulus world - all while embracing the empath's gifts of intuition, creativity, and spiritual connection.
For any sensitive person who has been told to "grow a thick skin," here is your lifelong guide for staying open while building resilience, exploring your gifts of sensitivity, raising empathic children, and feeling welcomed and valued by a world that desperately needs what you have to offer.