How Empathy Can Boost Your Immune Response

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How does empathy work on a biological level to boost your immune system? Research indicates that you can heal faster when your body receives messages such empathy, kindness, and tolerance. These trigger an initial immune response—then your body’s natural healing forces can kick in too. When you empathize with a friend either in an uplifting…
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Stop Empathy Overwhelm with Healthy Boundaries

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In my private practice many patients have shared that one of their largest blocks to empathy is a fear of being overwhelmed. It either seems too painful or unsafe to lovingly explore their own emotions, or that they risk getting burned out by other people’s problems, dramas and needs. Family, friends, or co-workers may ask…
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