Irish Independent: Wellbeing – Running on Empathy

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Summary of Article

Have you ever wondered if you feel too much? Empaths are highly sensitive people that sometimes feel emotions to an extreme. And they’re not just feeling their own emotions. They’re also absorbing the stresses and emotions of others directly into their own bodies.

Being empathic has incredible benefits such as greater intuition, compassion, creativity and a deeper connection to other people. If you want heart, empaths have got it. But living in this state of high sensitivity also comes with its challenges, such as becoming easily overwhelmed, over-stimulated, and exhausted. Those who are not aware of their empathic abilities may be inclined to use food, alcohol, and drugs to unconsciously numb their emotions.

In this article by the Irish Independent, I share the characteristics of empaths and the skills they can hone to fully embrace their unique gifts without constantly having feelings of overwhelm.

Read the full article on the Irish Independent here.

 

Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People.  Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s 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 and has a TEDX talk with over half a million views. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive HealingExplore more information about empaths and intuition on www.drjudithorloff.com.

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