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Thriving as an Empath

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Empaths tend to struggle with self-care. They often give too much at the expense of their own well-being -- and end up absorbing the stress of others.
Air Date: 12/17/19
Duration: 26:43
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Judith Orloff, MD
Judith Orloff, MD, is the author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. She is a psychiatrist, an empath and intuitive healer, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. Dr Orloff synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality, and specializes in treating empaths (highly sensitive people) in her private practice. She passionately believes that the future of medicine involves integrating all this wisdom to achieve total wellness. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, the Oprah Magazine and USA Today. She is a New York Times best-selling author of Emotional Freedom, Positive Energy, Guide to Intuitive Healing, The Power of Surrender and Second Sight. Connect with Judith on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about empaths and the power of intuition, as well as Dr. Orloff's books and workshop schedule, visit www.drjudithorloff.com.
  • Book Title: The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/DrJudithOrloff/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @JudithOrloffMD
Thriving as an Empath
Empaths are individuals who are very sensitive, deep, and loving towards others.

It's a beautiful characteristic to have, but oftentimes empaths struggle with self-care. They often give too much at the expense of their own well-being -- and end up absorbing the stress of others.

In her book, Thriving as an Empath, Judith Orloff, MD, writes, “To stay healthy and happy, you must be ready with daily self-care practices that work.” A few practices she advises include:

  • Setting strong boundaries
  • Protecting your energy
  • Inoculating yourself against stress and overwhelm
  • Self-soothing techniques
  • Knowing that it is not your job to take on the world’s stress
  • Breaking the momentum of sensory overload
  • Tapping the vitality of all four seasons and the elements
  • Deepening your connection with the cycles of nature
  • Moving out of clock-based time into “sacred time”
Listen as Dr. Orloff joins Lisa Davis to share insights from the book and how you can grow and flourish without internalizing the emotions and pain of others.
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