Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People by Judith Orloff MD
Dr. Judith Orloff offers 365 days of self-care meditations, reflections, and journaling suggestions as daily inoculations against stress and overwhelm
Empaths have so much to offer as healers, creatives, friends, lovers, and innovators at work. Yet highly sensitive and empathic people often give too much at the expense of their own well-being--and end up absorbing the stress of others. "To stay healthy and happy," writes Judith Orloff, MD, "you must be ready with daily self-care practices that work." With Thriving as an Empath, Dr. Orloff provides an invaluable resource to help you protect yourself from the stresses of an overwhelming world and embrace the "gift of being different.
If you want daily tools to put into action, this book is for you. Building on the principles Dr. Orloff introduced in The Empath's Survival Guide, this book brings you daily self-care practices and support for becoming a compassionate, empowered empath, including:
- Setting strong boundaries
- Protecting your energy
- Inoculating yourself against stress and overwhelm
- Self-soothing techniques
- Knowing that it is not your job to take on the world's stress
- Breaking the momentum of sensory overload
- Tapping the vitality of all four seasons and the elements
- Deepening your connection with the cycles of nature
- Moving out of clock-based time into "sacred time"
Thriving as an Empath was created to help you grow and flourish without internalizing the emotions and pain of others. "These self-care techniques have been life-saving for me and my patients," writes Dr. Orloff. "I feel so strongly about regular self-care because I want you to enjoy the extraordinary gifts of sensitivity--including an open heart, intuition, and an intimate connection with the natural world."