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The Empath's Survival Guide Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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 who want to develop coping skills in a high-stimulus world while embracing their gifts of intuition, compassion, creativity, and spiritual connection.

In this unabridged recording of The Empath's Survival Guide read by Pam Tierney, Dr. Orloff shares practical, empowering, and loving advice for supporting empaths through their unique challenges—and for loved ones to better understand an empath's needs and gifts. Here listeners will discover crucial practices, including:

  • Exercises to identify where you are on the empathy spectrum
  • Tools for protecting yourself from sensory overload, exhaustion, addictions, and compassion fatigue
  • 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 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 guide for staying open while building resilience, exploring your singular gifts, and feeling welcomed by a world that desperately needs what you have to offer.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2017 Judith Orloff (P)2017 Sounds True

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    Jeri Lynn Coral Springs, FL 04-13-17
    Jeri Lynn Coral Springs, FL 04-13-17 Member Since 2016

    Empath photographer, healer and love crusader

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    "Typically Fabulous Practical Info From Judith"

    I am an avid reader of Judith Orloff's writings, and listener of her speaking! I have always known I was an empath, but after experiencing an empathic illness last year when my friend had cancer, I was moved to attend Judith's workshop in Big Sur to try and find out how to deal with this 'gift' that has been given to me. At the time, it honestly did not feel like a gift.

    I have read all of her other books and this is the latest and greatest. Everything that I've ever known and learned about being an empath was addressed in this book. This truly is a survival guide. It brings everything together into one place and sorts it all out with these wonderful how-to lists.

    I tend to use food to build my armor, to keep me protected from the feelings of the world. After the death of my daughter almost 14 years ago, a couple of relationship fails, several other deaths of people I care about and most recently, my pending divorce, I've been flailing around for a while and feeling rudderless.

    Most of the info in this book I knew instinctively, and from years of therapy and Al-Anon, but it's been hard for me to put it all together and pull myself together. Now I feel like my thoughts are more organized and I'm able to move forward.

    I've been wanting to start a support group for years and I think it's time to do that.
    If you are an empath you must read this book! Judith covers every issue I could have possibly thought of, and there were even some I hadn't thought of!!

    This is by far my favorite, and it's always a pleasure, the way that Judith puts her own life experience into her works!!!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    KLS 04-13-17
    KLS 04-13-17
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    "So very helpful"

    This is a complete guide to feel comfortable in your own skin if you are a sensitive and or insightful person. I am finally seeing and embracing my sensitivities as a gift after using some of the protection and energy release methods in this book. Thank you Dr. Orloff for helping me find peace!!

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    Wendy Thompson Vernal, UT USA 05-22-17
    Wendy Thompson Vernal, UT USA 05-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Thanks! "

    Usually, I don't read books more than once. This is one that I am going to refer back to and re-read because it deals with the issues that I deal with as an empath, explains how to cope with situations that are my reality, and it resonates with what I intuitively know. I have the electronic text as well as the narration, and I might get the printed book also so that I can more easily share parts of it that I would like someone else to read.

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    Lorri 05-07-17
    Lorri 05-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book!!"

    I never really understood what a true empath meant this book describes an empath perfectly! Could listen to this all day every day. Thank you Judith!

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    William Blades 04-25-17

    It says Bill but these reviews are by his wife, me, Debbie. I am into healthy eating and 'truly' loving one another.

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    "Super"

    I have read 5 or 6 of Judith Orloffs' books. While I have enjoyed them all, this one has helped the most and I very much like the eating tips, they are so much healthier than so many books I have read but still allow for differences, very wise. I believe healthy foods are extremely important not just for a healthy body but for a healthy mind. I love the detailed helps she offers to shield yourself and suggestions she makes if one is raising an empathic child. I can see how my upbringing could have been so much smoother but I had a wonderful, loving mom...such things as empaths were not known back then. I have the audio version and will listen over and over!

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