The Gazette: Empathy can help enrich, restore relationships with self, others, world


The Genius of Empathy

Empathy is a daily healing practice and form of emotional intelligence. It is so much more than feeling deeply–it holds transformative power to heal ourselves, strengthen our relationships, and amplify our purpose. Empathy is not only for highly sensitive people but for all deep feelers and those who want to develop empathy as a new skill.

In The Genius of Empathy Dr. Orloff shows you how to access your sensitivities, soothe your nervous system, and stop absorbing the emotions of others. The book begins with the magic of empathy to find greater self-love and healing–including from trauma. Subsequent chapters apply empathy to our relationships, communities, and the world. Exploring each chapter’s practices, you’ll learn the art of empathic listening, how to stop overthinking, and the importance of setting healthy boundaries and loving detachment to prevent overwhelm, burnout, and more.

Through inspiring real-life stories and relatable examples, the book illustrates the life-changing potential of empathy, showing readers how it can create a positive ripple effect in their lives and communities.

This practical, action-driven guide helps us connect our minds and hearts to embody our most authentic, fierce, and compassionate selves. “Cultivating empathy is a kind of peaceful warrior training,” says Dr. Orloff. “You will learn to be both strong and loving, neither a pushover nor rigid. Wherever you are in your life, this book can meet you there and lift you higher.”

Judith Orloff, MD is a New York Times bestselling author with the upcoming book The Genius of Empathy: Practical Skills to Heal Yourself, Your Relationships and the World (Foreword by the Dalai Lama). She has also written The Empath’s Survival Guide and Thriving as an Empath, which offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people. She integrates the pearls of conventional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, empathy, energy medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice and online internationally. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA, TEDx U.S. and TEDx Asia. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at

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