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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 further. We actually feel others' emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.- The Empath's Survival Guide is anWhat 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 further. We actually feel others' emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.- The Empath's Survival Guide is an invaluable resource for empaths and anyone who wants to nurture their empathy and develop coping skills in our high-stimulus world--while fully embracing their gifts of intuition, compassion, creativity, and spiritual connection. This practical, empowering, and loving book was created to support empaths through their unique challenges and help loved ones better understand the empath's needs and gifts. Dr. Orloff offers crucial practices, including: - Exercises to help you identify your empath type and where you are on the empathy spectrum - Tools for protecting yourself from sensory overload, exhaustion, addictions, and compassion fatigue while replenishing your vital energy - Simple, 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 that feeds 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, - here is a lifelong guide 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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The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People Reviews

  • Janessa
    2019-05-09 06:01

    The book I needed at the age of ten. Insightful. Informative. Compassionate.

  • Rachel
    2019-04-24 04:07

    "If you feel as if you don't fit into this world. It's because you're here to create a better one.""Along with shielding, daily self-care for empaths involves eating well & minimizing stress. In addition, certain actions are a balm for both body & soul. These include taking quiet alone time, associating with positive people, being in nature, immersing yourself in water to clear negative energy, meditating, exercising, & defining limits with energy vampires. Empaths need to regularly incorporate these forms of self-care into their lives.""The people who are sensitive in life may suffer much more than those who are insensitive. But if they understand & go beyond their suffering, they will discover extraordinary things." Jiddu Krishnamurti14STRATEGIES1. Symptom or Emotion Mine or Someone Else? (Grow Healthier)2. Breathe & Reject Negativity (Lower Lumbar)3. Step Away (20ft+)4. Limit Physical Contact (Eyes & Touch)5. Water Detox (Epsom Salt & Lavender)6. Limits & Boundaries (No.) (Retrain Communication Patterns)7. Cord Cutting8. Alone Time (Decrease External Stimulation)9. Time Outdoors/Nature/Natural (Barefoot. Retreats)10. Sleep & Power Naps (Restful Environment. Calm Time Before Rest. Wake Slowly)11. Online FASTING12. Traveling (Shield. Focus on Feet. Cleansing Prayer. Water & Protein. Breath. Meditate)13. Heart Meditation (Hand. Heart. Shepherd Jesus: Protected. Loved. Safe)14. Fully Present in Body (Temple of the H.S.)"Feel satiated by the nourishing love that is dissolving your fears & discomforts. Enjoy this feeling of self-soothing. You have the power to stabilize your mood & energy level in mediation. Inhale & exhale completely, & know that all is well." God loves me & He is in control."A lack of mutual understanding just isn't viable for empaths if we want to feel good.""In a soul mate relationship, both people are dedicated to their own & the other's growth. A soul mate isn't perfect.... (When) choosing who we get involved with, we must decide which set of problems we're most okay handling!... (The relationship) has the ability to teach us to open our hearts & heal our wounds in ourselves.""Empaths feel a soul connection with someone that's more about energy than words. Be aware of the way you relate to a person's energy. Notice whether the person's words match their energy.... Do not give your heart to people unless they show themselves to be worthy of your love."Emotional Types: Intellectual/Intense Thinker, Empath/Emotional Sponge, Rock/Strong/Silent: "It's not that Rocks don't have feelings; it's that they need loving support to bring them out."7 Types of Energy Vampires:1. Narcissist/Sociopaths/Psychopaths2. Rageaholic3. Victim4. Drama/Histrionics5. Control Freaks & Critics6. Nonstop Talker7. Passive-Aggressive"But when we encounter (toxic relationships), let's do everything possible to protect ourselves & to be the bigger person as we learn to forgive the part of others that has forgotten how to love.""Quiet, spacious & orderly space""'Electro-sensitives' are particularly susceptible to this. Electromagnetic radiation from cell phones & computers affect the electromagnetic fields around our brains & hearts.""As a child I felt myself to be alone & I am still. Because I know things & must hint at things that others apparently know nothing of, & for the most part do not want to know. Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible." ~Dr. Carl Jung"You are not causing the events you are able to predict, & there is nothing wrong with you. Your sensitivities simply allow you to know certain things that defy logic & the limited definitions many people have of what is possible. Know that being an intuitive empath is natural, beautiful, full of wonder, & will connect you with all of life.""Whenever we contact intuition, we are in sacred time, not linear reality. The ancient Greeks had two concepts of time. Chronos is clock-time, which is measured in seconds, minutes, hours, months & years.... Chronos is often regarded as a realm wrought with conflict & difficulties.On the other hand, Kairos is sacred time, which refers to the right or supreme moment when opportune events can occur. It is a nonsequential & infinite state, outside linear time & space. You may know it as 'being in the zone'. Kairos is the realm where synchronicities happen, those moments of perfect timing. It is also the realm of deja vu, that sense of familiarity with a place or person you've encountered before in linear time. Kairos is the magical location of timeless, mystical wisdom. You can't travel to it using a physical map, but it can be reached with intuition. Kairos is the domain of intuitive empaths.""The empath's journey is the adventure of a lifetime. Sensitive people have much to be grateful for. You are able to experience exquisite passion & joy. You can perceive the big picture on a deep level. You are attuned to the beauty, poetry, & energy of life, & your compassion gives you the capacity to help others.... Your sensitivities allow you to be caring, vulnerable & aware being.""As empaths, you also have the power to positively change yourself, your family, & the rest of the world. In my medical practice, I've seen how empaths are often 'chosen' to break the generational patterns of negativity in their families. They don't necessarily volunteer for this role on a conscious level, but it's nonetheless their destiny to fulfill it. When empaths heal themselves & say 'yes' to honoring their sensitivities, they are saying 'no' to patterns of abuse, neglect, & addiction that have been repeated in their relatives. The intergenerational transmission of pain stops with them. Through their recovery & the acceptance of their gifts, empaths are the one who can repair the greater familial whole. Mindful, conscious people are the most effective agents of change."

  • Janet
    2019-04-26 03:00

    "Sometimes I need to go off on my own. I'm not sad. I'm not angry. I'm just recharging my batteries." "Empath Affirmation: In a quiet state of self-acceptance, tell yourself: I deserve to be in a loving relationship where I feel comfortable. I deserve to express my true needs. I deserve to have my sensitivities respected. I deserve to be heard." "Protect Yourself from Victims (KAD): *Set compassionate and clear boundaries. *Use the Three-Minute Phone Call (Listen briefly then tell your family member, "I support you, but can only listen for a few minutes if you keep rehashing the same issues. Perhaps you could benefit from finding a therapist to help you."*Say No with a smile. *Set limits with body language."Take a personal retreat, away from the world, at least once a year." (+Author offers weekend retreat @ Esalen Institute in Big Sur.)

  • Marisa
    2019-05-14 02:58

    Do you ever read a book and think "This is my life?" That was this book for me. It took me a long time to read through it, because I kept stopping every few pages to just let the truthbombs sink in.

  • Mira LaBelle
    2019-05-18 03:02

    I found the strategies helpful to protect oneself against people who will trample over your sensitivities. The assessments the author created to determine one's degree of being and empath and to determine what kind of empath one is, I found lacking. I was surprised at this. The author is a trained physician and has a background in science. Many people could answer yes to many of the questions on the assessment and not be empaths. A good assessment tool is valid and reliable.The book assumes if one is an empath, one is not the the many personality types an empath needs to protect him or herself from. Being an empath is not mutually exclusive from being a controlling or passive aggressive person.

  • sandy wisniewski
    2019-05-04 04:42

    Superbly WrittenThis book was recommended to me when I took a workshop on advanced mediumsHip with a world renounced medium. I am an energy healer and have been studying and practicing mediumship.With all my studying, classes and private therapy I had never heard of an Empath. Sure, I knew the word but really never knew what it meant. The medium who recommended this book said I was an Empath. Intrigued, I bought the book.The book was easy to follow, understand and the exercises very helpful. It was very well written. On a personal note this knowledge has personally and profoundly changed my life.Until now I always felt bad and inadequate for being so sensitive. I always came from the perspective I have to try and "fix myself." While all along I knew I had gifts and I was utilizing them, the very center of who I was I knew instinctively was missing. Because of this book, clearly written and from the heart, I can accept myself fully for who I am. I am not flawed, a person who needs fixing. I actually have learned that I should enhance my natural gifts of sensitivity. Ironic and deeply liberating.Many, many thanks, Judith. You have been a beautiful light in my life.

  • Amy
    2019-05-20 05:06

    Empaths are people who take on other people’s emotions, energies, and even physical symptoms of others because they feel things so deeply. I recently became aware that this has been contributing to a lot of my own health issues (both mentally and physically) and I needed guidance on how to feel empathy towards others without compromising my own well-being. The Empath’s Survival Guide is an incredible book on learning ways to manage these gifts, but also your ability to create space and boundaries in your life so that you don’t compromise yourself in the process.There were so many good things that I got out of this book from visualizations to honoring the ways that I’m wired and also how to deflect negative people and energy. It helps establish better routines for unwinding and learning what does and does not work for empaths.Not sure if you are one? This test might help! In the meantime, I can’t recommend it enough if you are struggling. This would also be a great read for the HSP (highly sensitive person) club too!

  • Sonia
    2019-04-28 01:06

    I found this book very validating in its description of the characteristics of empaths, and even just in its acknowledgment that people do in fact exist who are deeply affected by the energy and emotions of others. I recognized a lot of things about myself that I've spent a great deal of time denying, and identified qualities in others who I know are also highly empathic. I think books like this are helpful because our society is so intent on belittling and attacking people for being "sensitive," which is often perceived as an automatic sign of weakness. I definitely appreciated the way the book highlighted the strengths of empaths as well as the ways they need to protect themselves in a world that can be overwhelming.I think the book is less effective in its "strategies," many of which are very basic and not very well-described forms of meditation or visualization. Orloff has a tendency to tell you to do something without actually telling you HOW to do it, which I found frustrating. There's also some stuff in here that's a bit TOO woo-woo for my taste - and I have a pretty high bar. I'm just never going to get behind the healing crystals, you guys.

  • Logan L
    2019-05-05 03:53

    Conveniently compiled at the end of the book are all of the exercises for helping build up empathic defenses and tools for showing yourself compassion that are distributed through the book, there are some helpful things there. I sped read the rest of the book, this is one of those authors that I find truly grating. Major negative points for the uninformed and careless fat-shaming section.

  • Michele
    2019-04-20 02:57

    This was a great book for me to come across. As a highly sensitive person I have definitely had to learn how to navigate life a little differently. Orloff's book describes me to a tee. I found her advice for many things spot on and were actually things that I already do in my life. It was validating for me and a really helpful read.

  • Autumn
    2019-05-18 00:48

    I found this book helpful. It let me know that I am not alone. I learned that my experiences are a gift and not a curse. The downside to this book is that it is somewhat repetitive. It also left me wondering how I can find others that are like me.

  • Amy
    2019-05-08 09:03

    I despise yoga speak and talk of auras, pranas, etc. so I don’t think I’ll be able to finish this book even though I was hoping it could help me. I may read the part about time vampires, I have a phone one I need to deal with, tuning out isn’t enough. I wanted to love this book but can’t get past the mystical writing style.

  • Claudia Loureiro
    2019-04-24 03:53

    It's amazing! After reading this I now understand several things about myself that I didn't get before.This book is packed full of specific information on how to handle ALL the SITUATIONS we empaths struggle with on the daily! I am an empath from birth and have had lots of guidance with my sensativities but this book helped me understand myself even better! I cannot say enough to do this book justice! This is a must read for everyone to understand the social fabric of this world... not joking!

  • M-Veronica
    2019-04-21 03:53

    This book was amazing!!Been one of the most helpful book I have read about empath and how to protect yourself.This is the true guide if you are an empath or know someone who is. An exceptional book that will enable the empath to see their sensitivities as a strength, and not a weakness.

  • Malobee Silvertongue
    2019-04-21 08:54

    I absolutely hated this book. It was recommended to me by my new therapist and it has definitely served the purpose of making me distrust my therapist and any continued treatment. First the positives: - There were some good tools for setting up alone time with your romantic partner. It can be very difficult for people to express that particular need because of a tendency for others to react poorly. I felt that the book addressed that fairly well. - There was a suggestion for professionals in a caring profession to protect themselves by coming up with three distinct features that distinguish you from a person whose feelings you are taking on as a quick and easy way to throw up a barrier by simply recognizing that you are not the same and that their emotions are theirs. I think that is potentially helpful in any situation. - The suggestions were all detailed in the back in an easily comprehended format which I think is a virtue in any book of this type (sort of a consolation prize here).The negatives: -Virtually every other aspect. - The book is grotesquely formulaic and suffers for it. It tries to cover a wide span of info identifying an empath without giving comprehensive information on what that means or really how to interpret it on a day to day basis. And as a person that used to do copywriting and copy editing for exactly these types of books, it reeked of a specific breed of formulaic writing that is geared toward making money (now that you have purchased my book, here buy my audio program and then also my platform) while starting from a place of good intention. I have no doubt that this person feels genuinely like she is helping people, but I also feel that impact is greater than intent and this type of corporate structuring is a conflict of interest. - This is a repackaging of The Power of Positive Thinking but the You're Special Because You're Highly Sensitive version. I am a highly sensitive person. I found this approach to be insulting. - It is vastly appropriate that the ties to spirituality that the author makes are present with typical positive thinking practice as the origin of Positive thinking is spiritualism of the late Victorian era. - She advocates 12 step programs which are notoriously ineffective. - The sources listed in this book are things such as HeartMath. These are NOT credible sources. Her use of sources like this sets my teeth on edge.- There was some gendered nonsense in this book that was entirely unnecessary, especially because research in HSP or SPS shows that there is no difference in men or women (except for how they respond to the diagnostic which is most likely a result of conditioning, not inherent gender trait).- There is a heavy focus on new age spiritualism, and this books brings with it a lot of the flaws--namely wishy-washy appropriative practice. - Along with the aforementioned heavy-handed spirituality, there is also a hefty presence of pseudoscience.Ultimately, I found this book to be a very negative experience. I think that positive thinking is an insidious practice that was backed by a lot of junk science that has since been shown to have been junk. I find this type of practice to be really insulting when addressing my other mental health issues and trauma bonds. I felt like this book excuses and encourages behavior that I don't think is excusable (even being highly sensitive, there are limits to the expectations you can place on other people in regards to checking your own behavior) and attempts to elevate being highly sensitive in a way that implies that it is better than being "normal", despite perhaps being slightly difficult to live with.The language was grating, not detail oriented, and lacked citation. The text itself was very repetitive (ironic considering how many times she mentioned that being repetitive was negative when trying to communicate as an empath or with an empath). The meditation practice is fairly standard body awareness but is detailed much better in MANY other sources. There is nothing original here. I am very disappointed that my library did not have this book in stock so that I purchased it. Although, now that I think of it, perhaps I should be glad.

  • Brandy
    2019-04-25 00:57

    A good basic overview for those who are just discovering they're empaths. I've been doing research and based on my own experiences in the past year or two, there wasn't a whole lot of territory that I haven't covered before. (Though Tylenol/acetaminophen damping down empathy is quite interesting, and makes me wonder if my frequent headaches aren't just a subconscious ploy for 'please don't let me feel anything...') Start here, and read on elsewhere. If you're looking for deeper information, this book might not help you.

  • Dori Rachel
    2019-04-23 08:43

    A needed book for those that have been told to get a "thicker skin·"I have been a fan of Dr. Orloff's since l read "Second Sight" where I learned about being an Empath. From there, I discovered I was an HSP (Highly Sensitive Personality). I have always been told that I am too sensitive and that I need to grow a thicker skin. I had a friend that would become annoyed when I turned away from roadkill. She insisted that I send blessings. It was more than just the sight of the animal, but the fact I could feel everything in my body. As Dr. Orloff writes, "Empaths, however, take the experience of highly sensitive person further. We can sense subtle energy, which is called Shakti or Prana in Eastern healing traditions, and we absorb this energy into our own bodies. I have also been told, at times, I am a hypochondriac. Judith does a beautiful job of explaining why Empaths feel as we do. She gives mantras and activities to center and protect oneself throughout the book. I have read many books on Empaths, and Judith's book feels like a warm, reassuring hug. I agree with Dr. Orloff that empaths have diverse and beautifully nuanced sensitivities. "The Empaths Survival Guide" is a refreshing read on the subject of Empaths.

  • Ee.glenngmail.com
    2019-04-27 05:57

    There were parts of this book that described me to a T (i.e.: I rarely watch TV or movies because they're often emotionally exhausting for me), and the book offered helpful strategies and advice. The meditation exercises were also good; centering and calming myself is something I need to work on. However, the author's mention that she used to change hotel rooms several times to find one with the best energy made me cringe. To her credit, she no longer does this, but makes the best of whatever room she gets. I understand of course that different buildings and rooms inspire visceral reactions of one kind or another-- most people don't like brutalist architecture for a reason -- but don't most rooms in a hotel look similar? But I can kind of understand that - full disclosure - I once requested a new room because my first room had no exterior windows, and I was like, oh hell no. So I could chalk that part up to different people having different levels of sensitivity. But parts about carrying a black crystal for power really lost me. I just can. not. with that.So in short, I pulled some good information and advice from this and skimmed the parts that were too woo for me. I'd give it a 3.5 if I could.

  • Tracy S
    2019-05-18 06:07

    I was looking for more practical suggestions for how to shield myself from the so-called "energy vampires", but this book is mostly about identifying yourself as an empath. I would think most highly sensitive people already know this about themselves. Some of it was really awful to get through (discussion of chakras; description of "plant empaths" etc) but I suppose some might find it useful. I liked the chapter about work because it pointed out some things I had not recognized about my own work habits and preferences. This is why it gets two stars instead of one.Nothing mind-blowing; but I have always wondered why I absolutely must sit in my hotel room every night during work trips (even though I am VERY extroverted). I usually feel guilty/concerned about it since antisocial behavior is so out of character for me--but now I am convinced that it's necessary self-care due to the helper/teacher role of my job.

  • Val
    2019-04-23 00:48

    This book was okay. I liked a lot of what was said - I didn't learn anything new about myself but had lots of "oh wow other people do that/feel that way" moments. The book was VERY repetitive (something that empaths don't like) which got on my nerves. Otherwise it was interesting. Could have been shorter and had fewer plugs for her others books (which I won't buy just because I was annoyed by all the advertising in the book).

  • Leslie Patrick
    2019-04-24 04:02

    I love all of Judith Orloff's books, and this didn't disappoint.

  • Austin Bruner
    2019-04-28 05:07

    I love this work of art! Read it! It's worth it! Enjoy.

  • Wendy Fierstein
    2019-05-05 06:07

    I loved this book. It helps to recognize the different types of personalities and how best to communicate. It also gives strategies for best communications.

  • Christine
    2019-05-11 05:05

    I don’t often take the time to write a full book review but felt compelled to do so after finishing Dr. Judith Orloff’s book The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People.For the first 69 pages, I found myself astonished at how precisely Dr. Orloff is able to identify the traists of empaths. I found pages and pages of great advice on how to protect, accept, and improve myself as an empath. If the book contained only such wisdom, I would have given it 5 stars.However, on page 70, Dr. Orloff claims empaths should only consume meat that was “humanely raised”, “grass-fed”, or “wild caught” while two pages later says empaths “flourish on alive foods”. She claims empaths are sensitive to energy and can “feel the difference between alive and dead foods”. While I agree with this wholeheartedly, it is a direct contradiction to her advice to consume the decaying flesh of animals. The cognitive dissonance is staggering.I continued to read hoping I could get past this gross hypocrisy until page 201 when she describes the traits of animal empaths. She idolizes St. Francis who considered even fish to be his “sisters and brothers” and tells of the sermons he gave to audiences of birds. St. Francis was proselytizing to the same species Dr. Orloff eats while she explains how empathetic and sensitive animals are to our own emotions.In the section entitled The Power of Animal Medicine, Dr. Orloff tells her readers to “pay attention to the creatures that keep showing up on your path”. She says she uses their appearances in her life to guide her and for extra protection. To me, this is just another example of exploitation of animals – use them for yourself whether to guide you or to kill for food. The relationship between humans and animals should be symbiotic; if we use them to guide us, we should repay that with protecting them.I found this book to be an incredible resource in tuning in and learning how to tune out. My only wish is that others who read it do not follow the advice of Dr Orloff in consuming animals for food.

  • Rachael Hunter
    2019-05-17 01:58

    Although I did enjoy this book, from the abstract and what I had read about it I was hoping for it to have a bit more scientific evidence behind it. It starts off with what felt like a relatively strong theory basis to it (although I was a little disappointed that a number of the references were from Psychology Today - not exactly the epitome of scientific evidence) but as it goes on it becomes a little bit too New Age-y for me. The evidence base behind crystals for example is rusty at best. It does have some really helpful advice on meditation practices, so if the one thing the book achieves is getting you to meditate more in that sense it has won! I will definitely try the advice on hotel rooms - I travel a lot and regularly have nightmares when I stay in hotels, so will try the advice to give the room more of a positive feel.I did spend a lot of the book wondering what the difference was between empaths and people who are neuroatypical, particularly regarding a lot of the sensitivities to light, sound and particular fabrics of clothing. Some of the book though would also be useful to someone who is neuroatypical, particularly how to navigate certain relationships and strategies for destressing after sensory overload. Some of the advice regarding foods is also useful, particularly avoiding processed foods with preservatives. I wasn't sure about the live versus dead distinction though. Probably a recommendation to eat fresh produce and be aware of fruit and vegetables that may have come into contact with pesticides has more of a down to earth feel to it. I've spent way too much time in the past few weeks staring at my food, pondering if it was alive or dead, with, I hypothesise, limited benefit.

  • Cari
    2019-05-21 01:45

    Dr. Judith Orloff, MD is a physician who specializes in energy medicine and the treament of empathic people at her private practice in L.A. She also claims to be an intuitive empath herself, with special abilities to feel others' physical pain and emotions and receive intuitive messages from beyond this linear plane (which can be as simple as having "gut feelings" that are usually on point or being a great judge of character of a person you just met). Another term for an empath that I feel may be more socially acceptable is a VSP or very sensitive person, which I fully believe I am. I know it sounds crazy, but if you experienced the world through my eyes and then read this book, I guarantee you'd feel the same aha! sensation that I'm feeling right now. If you read this book and still feel like it's just a bunch of mumbo jumbo, rest assured that you are not empathic. If you read it and feel as though it was written about you, then be thankful that this book was written and utilize the different exercises and Dr. Orloff's plethora of knowledge in order to embrace your sensitivities and protect yourself from being drained by a harsh world full of negative people. I will most definitely be utilizing her methods in my daily life, which I hope will enrich my life in the way that I envision.This is not a page turning fun read, but it was very worth my time and expanded my knowledge on a not so well known topic. ☆☆☆☆

  • Kaleigh Paige
    2019-05-13 06:50

    So glad I found this book! I had a very strong experience this year when I picked up on someone's (very sad) emotions and couldn't shake them for days. It finally hit me that what I've been experiencing my whole life may not be my imagination. I took to Google to look it up, and thankfully stumbled on this book. I no longer think that I am crazy or imagining things and can finally understand what has been happening to me my entire life. The best part - because of this book, I can now manage the feelings that I pick up from others and shield myself from them if needed. I highly recommend this book to anyone who might be feeling overwhelmed or stressed from the feelings that they pick up from the people around them. I borrowed the book from the library first to see what it was all about and ended up buying it so that I can refer to the tools inside whenever I'm overwhelmed.

  • Stefan Hitchcock
    2019-04-27 00:59

    Just wow!What an incredible book! I'm a 26 year old man who has constantly struggled with sensitivity shaming in addition to the heightened anxiety that comes from overly stimulating environments. It feels like drowning in a lake full of boats, where no one is willing to help and they just tell you to quit taking your drowning so seriously and "toughen up". If you can relate to that feeling, this book is a miracle for you, and for me. Meditation techniques more insightful than the natural compartmentalization we develop out of necessity are spread out in the book to help us not "deal with" our empathy and intuition, but rather help us develop it into the gift that it is. If you are even considering it, BUY THIS BOOK. I'm buying 10 copies to pass out to my closest friends to create a small support group.

  • Afton Rorvik
    2019-05-13 02:57

    Parts of this book I found helpful, such as the author's description of an empath: ". . . we actually sense other people’s emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our bodies, without the usual filters that most people have. We can experience other people’s sorrows and also their joy. We are supersensitive to their tone of voice and body movements. We can hear what they don’t say in words but communicate nonverbally and through silence." The author goes on to talk about how such people can survive and thrive in work and life and how non-empaths can act compassionately toward empaths.I felt the author lost a lot of credibility, however, when she started talking about mediumship empaths, plant empaths, earth empaths.

  • Ryshia Kennie
    2019-05-14 00:40

    Are you an empath? Not sure? This book will give you the tools necessary to not only determine if you are but also deal with the repercussions of being sensitive enough to feel what others don’t. An empath herself, the author lays out what it was like to be a child and not fit. She goes on to discuss the various types of empaths. There are more types of empaths than I imagined and the author has provided a list of questions for each one that will help you identify if you are an empath and what type you might be. “If you feel as if you don’t fit in this world, then you’re here to create a better one!” That quote seems to sum up the direction of this book. Great read for empaths and non-empaths alike.