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The Sensitive Person's Survival Guide

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The Sensitive Person's Survival Guide

The basis of Kyra Mesich's book, The Sensitive Person's Survival Guide: An Alternative Health Answer to Emotional Sensitivity & Depression, is to aid empathic individuals to learn how to recognize the positive traits of being sensitive. And to learn ways to help release sad and hurtful emotions. She suggests the use of flower essences (vibrational remedies that heal the emotional body) and meditation.
Many empathic people are drawn to the healing profession. This is because understanding others' emotions comes naturally to them. The work environment in healing careers can be especially draining as there is great risk of vulnerability of the emotional energies. Mesich's epilogue is a message for counselors, therapists and all helping and healing professionals to protect themselves and create balanced boundaries. As an empathic consultant I certainly recognize this risk and applaud Kyra Mesich for her care and concern for all of us in the healing field.
Mesich says that being empathic is a way of communicating emotionally and that the solar plexus is the location where we can tap into this communication center. She explains how this is not a new concept. Often used descriptive language such as... butterflies in our stomach... gut feelings...pit in the bottom of the tummy indicate the connection between our stomachs and our emotional experiences. Mesich teaches our greatest obstacle in learning empathy is our habit of thinking intellectually in our heads. The primary focus of her book is the connection of emotional sensitivity and chronic depression/anxiety.

Empathy Character Traits

Kyra Mesich

Author: Kyra Mesich, Psy.D.

Feel emotions often and deeply

Keenly aware of other people's feelings

Easily hurt or upset by insults or unkind remarks

Avoids conflicts and confrontations

Cannot easily release sad or upset feelings

Feel deeply for others' suffering and pain

Prone to recurrent depression

Keenly aware of and affected by beauty (art, music, nature)

Feel overwhelm or depleted by too much stimuli (large crowds, loud noises, hectic environments)

Was sensitive as a child

About the Author

Kyra Mesich is an empath. She received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. She has also been trained in alternative health (flower essences, herbalogy, energy healing). She resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mesich is the first place winner of the Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN) Innovation Award for excellence in the publication of her book, The Sensitive Person's Survival Guide.

Website www.kyramesich.com

Solar Plexus Meditation

Sit back, relax, and take in an easy, deep breath. Release your muscles. Yo do not have to exert any effort to sit or lie there. Allow yourself to be fully supported by the chair or floor. Take in another gentle, deep breath and release as you exhale. Now turn your attention to your solar plexus. This is the area of your body between your chest and abdomen. Picture a vibrant, glowing sun in your solar plexus. Feel its warmth and energy. Focus on this sun for a moment. You may never have paid attention to this area of your body before. This sun represents your inner strength, your intuition, and all your inner resources. Allow your sun to glow brighter and stronger each time you pay attention to it. ©kyra mesich
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I had 51 years of toxic energy knocked out of me!, Member Moongink

It was my pleasure to find this book and this website as it appears I can get a lot of questions answered. I fit Ms. Mesich's classic strong empath profile perfectly. Last summer, I was in an automobile accident and I broke my neck. The surgical experience literally knocked 51 years of toxic people, toxic environments, corrupt governments, and the environmental pollution of our world right OUT of me! I had been sponging it up all my life. The accident was liberating for sure but I wouldn't recommend a near fatal car accident as a cure for depression. One day at a time I am learning first to completely block someone else's negativity. I am moving on to practice the effect of taking someone's negative energy off of them and immediately releasing it instead of holding onto it. I feel this has been a turning point in my life and I believe more professionals who treat persons with mental illness should take a serious look at empathy as a cause. Someday, if I learn to control it, maybe I can help people with my empathic skill. Thank you Ms. Mesich for writing your book.

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