Sensitive & Empathic

Grief When You Deeply Feel Emotion and Energy 

IMG_2243According to research psychologist Dr. Elaine Aron, approximately 20% of the population are highly sensitive people (HSP), and the trait is equally divided between males and females. Being an HSP can be a great strength when understood. HSPs are drawn to valued supportive roles in progressive societies.  

HSPs have powerful senses easily stimulated so they experience the world differently than others. Empaths are HSPs who can also feel and even absorb energy from others. Both are usually very intuitive. Either may struggle more than others when coping with grief and loss. It may be empowering to understand the strengths of being a sensitive person, and how to deal with specific challenges.

“Empaths are highly sensitive, finely tuned instruments when it comes to emotions. They feel everything, sometimes to an extreme, and are less apt to intellectualize feelings. Intuition is the filter through which they experience the world. Empaths are naturally giving, spiritually attuned, and good listeners. If you want heart, empaths have got it. Through thick and thin, they’re there for you, world-class nurturers.” – Judith Orloff, MD

Alphabetical 

Dr Elaine Aron 

Dr Elaine AronDr. Elaine Aron earned her M.A. from York University in Toronto in clinical psychology and her Ph.D. at Pacifica Graduate Institute in clinical depth psychology as well as interning at the C. G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. Besides beginning the study of the innate temperament trait of high sensitivity in 1991, she, along with her husband Dr. Arthur Aron, are two of the leading scientists studying the psychology of love and close relationships. They are also pioneers in studying both sensitivity and love using functional magnetic resonance imaging. She maintains a small psychotherapy practice in Mill Valley, CA. HSPerson.com

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Dr Chrisitan Northrup

Dr Christine NorthrupChristiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer and a leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness, which includes the unity of mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Internationally known for her empowering approach to women’s health and wellness, Dr. Northrup teaches women how to thrive at every stage of life.

A board-certified OB/GYN physician, Dr. Northrup graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and completed her residency at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. She was also an assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at Maine Medical Center for 20 years. DrNorthrup.com

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Dr Judith Orloff

Dr Judith OrloffTransforming the face of psychiatry, Judith Orloff MD asserts that we are keepers of an innate intuitive intelligence so perceptive that it can tell us how to heal — and prevent — illness. Yet intuition and spirituality are the very aspects of our wisdom usually disenfranchised from traditional health care.

Dr. Orloff is accomplishing for psychiatry what physicians like Dean Ornish and Mehmet Oz have done for mainstream medicine — she is proving that the links between physical, emotional, and spiritual health can’t be ignored. She was called in The Nation Magazine, one of the “FRONTIER PEOPLE” in health who was not satisfied with the existing order and pushed for an expansion of knowledge. Dr. Orloff is a New York Times bestselling author and is on the UCLA psychiatric clinical faculty. She specializes in treating empaths and sensitive people in her Los Angeles based private practice. She has spoken at medical schools, hospitals, the American Psychiatric Association, Google-LA, Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women’s Summit, and alternative and traditional health forums — venues where she presents practical intuitive tools to doctors, patients, and everyday people. In response to her work, The Los Angeles Times calls Dr. Orloff “a prominent energy-based healer.” DrJudithOrloff.com

Dr Michael R Smith

Dr Michael SmithFor over two decades, noted self-help author Dr. Michael R. Smith has been a global leader in the field of personal growth and transformation. He is an author and works to help empaths and highly sensitive people recognize and embrace their gifts. He is a doctoral trained counselor, former energy medicine practitioner, and spiritual medium. He has personally coached several thousand individuals to make stronger connections between mind, body, and Spirit. EmpathConnection.com

 

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