The Strength of Sensitivity: Understanding Empathy for a Life of Emotional Peace & Balance
“You are way too sensitive!” is usually said after one reacts to an insensitive comment or action. It is said that one in five people can be described as “sensitive.” This book attempts to place a favorable light on sensitive people as creative, empathetic, and very perceptive. However, there is one description is not science-based and is controversial: that is the author’s claim that the sensitive person is also psychic. The author does have a doctoral degrees in clinical psychology.
This book is very useful in that it has meditation and reframing exercises. There are also valuable resources on the Internet for those seeking help with learning to live with insensitive people. The elder statesman in this field is Elaine Aron, who also has books and Internet resources to help one see sensitivity as a good thing and not a detriment. The book discusses how sensitivity could be one’s greatest strength. There is also a list of resources and an index for referral. The author cautions that one should read the book from beginning to end, as concepts build on each other.
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|Author||Kyra Mesich Mesich|
|Page Count||189 pages|
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