The Empath's Survival Guide

  • by Judith Orloff
  • Narrated by Pam Tierney
  • 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Helpful gentle guidance

Would you listen to The Empath's Survival Guide again? Why?

I have read Judith's book through and now I listen to a bit each day I can. I find it helps me to receive a little more information and reminds me about what it means to be an empath.


What did you like best about this story?

I was engaged when learning about the different kind of empaths and how they each play out and blend in together in life and even more in relationships. Also it helped me to realise how important having space and time for myself and that it is ok!


Which character – as performed by Pam Tierney – was your favourite?

I feel Judith Orloff comes across authentic, caring and wise and I could relate to her sharing of stories and different experiences


Any additional comments?

I have recently found out that what I thought was my 'weirdness' all my life is really about being an empath and found the content very helpful and insightful. Thank you

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- Kathy Graham

Not what I was looking for

I don't think this is any reflection on the author, but rather it is about personal preference. This book is not for me but I couldn't return because I ended membership- I simply regret my choice
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- Dan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2017
  • Publisher: Sounds True