Do You Absorb Your Surroundings – Empath’s Survival Guide Review

Ever wonder why you seem to absorb, deep into your soul, other people’s emotions?  Or, perhaps by merely looking into another person’s eyes, you can tell if they are kind and loving or more on the narcistic or egotistical side. Well, my friend, you might very well be an Empath.

Personally, for years I felt different as I absorbed, as a sponge, the feelings I’d receive from co-workers, siblings, friends, my spouse and even my own pets.  And to make it worse, some individuals could sense this and would be ‘stand-offish’.  How pleased to hear from author and MD, Judith Orloff, I was not alone.

This is a must read as Dr. Orloff delves into what ‘makes’ an Empath.  What signs to look for.  And most importantly, how to protect yourself and deal with others who truly do not understand the life of an Empath. Many people, such as I, did not even know there was a word and diagnosis of our birthed capabilities.  What a relief to know there are thousands of others within the world.

Believe it or not, there are actually Empath Support Groups available, and if you’d like to set one up in your own community, Judith explains how to easily do so.  Simply put, this is an A-Z introduction to the life of an Empath filled with understanding and tools to use as you journey through life.

One of the most pleasant parts of the book was realizing my abilities are a gift, not a curse. I highly recommend purchasing this insightful and useful look into a topic that, for decades, was hidden. We Empaths no longer must live in silence, fear or denial – but revel in the knowledge we are, yes, normal.  Thank you, Doctor.

Monica M Brinkman,

Author, Radio Personality

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

By Dr Judith Orloff

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 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.

About Judith Orloff, MD

Judith Orloff, MD is author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, the Oprah Magazine and USA Today. She is a New York Times best-selling author of Emotional Freedom. To learn more about Dr. Orloff’s free empath support newsletter as well as her books and workshop schedule, visit her

She has a Facebook Empath Support Community (over 8K empaths) that people can join here

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