Empaths, Self-Care &
Welcome to the sensitive side! You've probably found your way to this page because you identify with something to do with the term "empath" or "empathy," and that's why we wanted to include this mini-section for you. My best guess is you often find yourself feeling overburdened, hyperstimulated, and drawn into the emotional turbulence of those around you. As mental health care practitioners, educators, or just as a human, dodging through the minefields of the dysregulated individuals you encounter daily can be a lot to handle.<
With this list of resources, we wanted to emphasize that you're not alone. Whether you're looking to grow your empathic awareness or harness it for your own safety, dodge energy vampires, or lean in at more appropriate times, there's something here for you.
Elaine Aron was probably the first popular author to explore the subject with her 1996 publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, which has gone on to be re-released in a 20th Anniversary edition, as well as the forthcoming 25th Anniversary edition (both of which are listed here). She's gone on to expand on the concept with a couple professional resources, along with books targeted towards caregivers and the children they love.
There's been a recent cultural explosion of books aimed towards sensitive, empathetic people such as yourself, with numerous survival guides, journals and self care resources made specifically for those who feel overstimulated in our increasingly interconnected world. In the time we live in, tensions are high and we all need a little help sometimes. We hope you enjoy this selection and are able to find something that will help you in your practices and daily lives.