The Empath’s Survival Guide

Life Strategies for Sensitive People

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“Dr Orloff has done a great service to empaths everywhere with The Empath's Survival Guide. This information will help thousands of people protect themselves from psychic vampires, set healthy boundaries, and recognize their sensitivity as the gift it truly is.” 

Christiane Northrup, M.D.,
New York Times Bestselling Author of Goddesses Never Age, and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"Dr. Orloff combines neuroscience, intuition, and energy medicine to show you how to stay powerful and strong in the world, while also keeping your compassion and empathy alive."

Deepak Chopra, 
Author of Super Genes

"I was just thinking today about how "The Empath’s Survival Guide" has transformed me, how my children and I are showing up in the world these days with our sensitivities, having finally gently unlocked this key to understanding ourselves. We are, it occurred to me, Empathy Ambassadors." ... Love and gratitude, Stacia Trask (reader of "The Empath's Survival Guide")

Praise for The Empath’s Survival Guide

Caroline Myss book review of "The Empath’s Survival Guide" by Judith Orloff MD

Being an empath is the new normal. “The Empath’s Survival Guide” is a perfect guide book. Now people will know how to cope with being highly sensitive and empathic in their everyday lives without developing exhaustion, compassion fatigue or burning out. As Judith says, “Conventional medicine often pathologizes sensitivity but now you will see it as the gift that it truly is.” This book is fabulous and so timely. Everyone needs this book!

Empaths are sponges who absorb other people’s emotions and symptoms. Dr. Orloff offers a wealth of practical strategies to stop absorbing other people’s stress while keeping your sensitivities open and alive. She addresses the special needs of empaths—such as getting adequate alone time, setting clear limits with people, and grounding--in areas such as health, work, parenting & raising empathic children, combating narcissists and other energy vampires, as well as in love and all relationships. Also empaths can develop heightened intuition which they must learn to cope with in a grounded way.

Dr. Orloff discusses plant empaths, earth empaths, relationships empaths, telepathic and precognitive empaths, food empaths + more! The secret to a happy life for everyone who wants to nurture their empathic abilities in an often overwhelming world is to practice the self-protection strategies in this book. Judith's book validates the truth that empaths experience the world around them primarily through their energetic or intuitive senses. Such knowledge is vital to understanding and caring for your own awakening sensitivities.
     --Caroline Myss, Author of Anatomy of the Spirit

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“Dr Orloff has done a great service to empaths everywhere with The Empath's Survival Guide. This information will help thousands of people protect themselves from psychic vampires, set healthy boundaries, and recognize their sensitivity as the gift it truly is.”
      ---Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the New York Times bestsellers: Goddesses     Never Age, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, and The Wisdom of Menopause

”The Empath's Survival Guide is wonderful, warm, and wise. Reading Judith’s book is like having a very savvy sister who teaches you the insider skills of how to deal with this perplexing and amazing talent of extreme sensitivity. We all know someone who is extremely sensitive, and the world hits them hard. It could be you, your sister or brother, your spouse, a coworker, or a friend. This book is packed with practical hints for embracing sensitivity and turning it into a gift.”
     --Lorin Roche, Author of The Radiance Sutras

”In this groundbreaking book, Judith Orloff, MD provides us with a deep understanding of the empath's journey. Her professional knowledge as well as her personal experience as an empath--combined with the practical tools for surviving in a sometimes challenging world--makes her the leading expert in the field. This book will not only help you to cope with being a sensitive person, it will teach you how to tune your abilities and develop a coherent set of skills to master yourself. Dr Orloff does a brilliant job in helping us discover the empath in all of us.”
     -- Dr Joe Dispenza, NY Times Best Selling author of You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter

”This book is essential reading for anyone who feels overwhelmed by our chaotic world and wants to master tools to become a more sensitive, whole, and powerful person. It’s also for the loved ones of sensitive people who want to understand them better. It is easy-to-read, straight to the point, and offers practical ways for loving people to thrive and avoid compassion burnout. A physician and empath herself, Dr. Orloff shows you how to prevent sensory overload by setting healthy boundaries with many types of draining people, including narcissists. This book is a life-time guide to return to again and again. Highly recommended!”
     -- Joan Borysenko PhD, Author, New York Times bestseller, Minding the Body,                 Mending the Mind

“Once in a while a book appears that could have described yet another pathology. Instead the Empath’s Survival Guide by Judith Orloff humanizes a group of persons whose special traits and talents are normalized on the continuum of human experience and appreciated for their specialness. We recommend everyone read this book to broaden their view of human diversity and deepen their empathy for special talents and challenges.”
     --Harville Hendrix, Ph. D., and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph. D., co-authors of the NY        Times bestseller Getting the Love You Want, Imago Relationship Therapy, and Making Marriage Simple

"Dr. Orloff combines neuroscience, intuition, and energy medicine to show you how to stay powerful and strong in the world, while also keeping your compassion and empathy alive.”
     --Deepak Chopra, Author of Super Genes

"Anyone feeling too stressed or too sensitive to personal or planetary changes will love this new book. It provides tips, tools and techniques for those of us often misunderstood by others. A masterpiece of love and understanding."
     - Joe Vitale, author Zero Limits and The Attractor Factor

“Many individuals discover that opening to others through love, compassion and empathy involves becoming vulnerable and often damaged psychologically and spiritually. Empaths, take heart! The solution is not to give up empathy, but to develop skills that avoid being damaged or blindsided in the process. Doctor Judith Orloff’s The Empath’s Survival Guide shows how. This book is seriously needed. It addresses an issue long ignored in healing, psychology, and medicine. ”
      ~ Larry Dossey, MD, Author: One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a       Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

”The Empath’s Survival Guide is a lifesaver for sensitive people and anyone who wants to become more empathic in their relationships without taking on your partner’s stress. Highly recommended!”
     --John Gray, Ph.D. author of the international bestseller, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

”Have you ever been told that you need to grow a thicker skin? Do you suspect that your sensitivity is the source not only of your pain but also of your joy, plus your empathy, creativity, and spirituality besides? This is the book for you. Written with — what else? — tremendous empathy, The Empath’s Survival Guide will help you to understand yourself and your gifts, and to forge a healthy path through this ever-coarsening but deeply beautiful world.”
     --Susan Cain, author of New York Times bestselling author of QUIET and founder of Quiet Revolution


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Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 10 to 4 PM Workshop
The Power of Intuition and Empathy to Heal – New York, NY
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22 East 30th Street, New York, NY
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Friday, November 10, 2017 – 7 - 9PM Evening Talk with Dr. Orloff & Dr. Ronald Alexander
Deepen Your Mindfulness Practice with Intuition, Empathy & Creativity – Los Angeles, CA
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