Do people sometimes describe you as emotionally intense or oversensitive?
Do your emotions soar high and plunge so quickly that you feel you can't keep up?
This book is for you. Learn how to cope with intense feelings, and discover how to use your sensitivity, empathy and intelligence to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.
Emotional Sensitivity and Intensity will give you in-depth information about this trait, as well as practical exercises and strategies to help with your daily struggles.
It will help you come to new ways of thinking about your past, thrive in your current life, and create exciting possibilities for the future. Written in a friendly and compassionate tone, the chapters will answer questions raised by many emotionally intense individuals:
Is there something wrong with me?
How does this trait explain my life experiences so far?
What can I do right now to better my life and to fulfil my potential?
You will learn to:
- Understand what it means to live with emotional sensitivity and intense feelings
- Debunk the myths and stereotypes about this trait
- Let go of old emotional baggage and limiting mindsets
- Develop real resilience and find peace within life's ups and downs
- Navigate challenging social and family situations
- Build healthy and fulfilling intimate relationships
- Find your unique calling and liberate your creative potential
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About the Author
She is a faculty member of an UK Council for Psychotherapy accrediting institute and delivers lectures and workshops regularly for trainee therapists seeking accreditation, as well as supervising therapists as a clinical supervisor and mentor.
Imi is the founder of Eggshell Therapy - a practice that is dedicated to serving emotionally intense people. Though it is based in London, her work has attracted interest and clients from all around the UK and the world.
Imi wrote the introduction of the Art for Mindfulness series for Harper Collins.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The emotionally intense person
1 Emotional sensitivity, intensity and giftedness 3
2 What do we know about emotional sensitivity and intensity? 11
The highly sensitive person
Empaths and empathy
Having thin boundaries
Trauma-induced environmental sensitivities
3 Emotional intensity and giftedness 25
The giftedness that no one talks about
Forms of emotional giftedness
Personality traits of the gifted
Reclaiming your giftedness
4 Emotional intensity and mental health 39
What is normal?
Borderline personality disorder and empathy
The relationship between sensitivity and mental illness
Part 2 The complexities of being emotionally intense
5 At home 49
The invisible wounds
Forms of invisible wounds for the emotionally sensitive child
Results of having an inadequately supported childhood
6 In the world 63
Envy and the social dynamic around the gifted
Hiding and shrinking
7 In your mind 75
The shame of being 'too much'
Emotional storms and being out of control
Feeling empty and numb
Part 3 From healing to thriving
8 Healing old wounds 91
Telling the truth
Letting go of 'what might have been'
Breaking free from the past
Dealing with difficult family times
9 Building emotional resilience 111
Moving from defensiveness to openness
Having a secure base
Befriending your emotions
Listening to your feelings
Riding the waves of change
Opening to life
10 Stepping into your truth 141
Staying in flow at work and in life
Expressing your true self safely
Letting authenticity take charge
11 Being in the world 165
Looking after your emotional boundaries
Understanding passive-aggressive behaviour
Seeing your shadow
Embracing your light
12 Finding true intimacy 185
Knowing when the past is present
Saying 'no' to bad relationships
Avoiding burnout and bore-out
Finding your way back into love
13 Actualizing your creative potential 211
Tapping into your creative vitality
Looking inwards for your creative calling
Being in creative alignment
A letter to passionate souls 223
Further Reading 227