El Arte de la Empatía in a nutshell
Most self help books are filled with inspirational quotes that you could make a thousand pretty mugs with. I am afraid that El Arte de la Empatía is not that kind of self help book. I believe in doing the work. When you want to master your empathy, your emotions, increase your self esteem and be happy in your own skin you gotta do the work. This means practice. It needs to be done through new habits and behaviours that will make old patterns go away to find a new path that will bring better results.
This book is for everyone who wants to awaken. Move from disconnection with oneself and learn to use self empathy as a tool for empowerment.We are more often than not our worst enemies aka mean voice in our heads. Empathy is a skill that will connect you to yourself and others by finding your authenticity.
This book is specially for you if…
You are an empath and/or a highly sensitive person that wants to understand your nature better and have at your reach options to feel good in your own skin and with your environment. Regardless if you just discovered your sensitivity or you have been working with it to live better you will find in the book tools that will help you in your growth and personal development. Its the practical guide for everyday hsp’s and empaths as well as an eye opener for those around them to understand the trait of those they love.
Empathic gym with +50 practical exercises
Through personal experiences, scientific evidence, resources and more than 50 practical exercises you will be able to understand your sensitive nervous system, reduce your anxiety and stress, learn to process emotions, say no when you need to, active listening and so much more.
Based on my experience as a coach I recognize the importance of establishing daily practices for permanent transformation. Through my personal experience as an empath and a highly sensitive person I walk you through my own path so you can find yours.
Empath common challenges
I detail the common challenges that empaths face such as the fine perception of pain (sometimes we are called hypochondriacs), we get too involved into other people’s feelings, we get overwhelm and we have challenges saying no. etc. We have a sensitive nervous system and an overdeveloped inner critic that we need to keep in check.
Interview on video by David Escamilla en Club 21 Mentes Inquietas (Spanish)
Interview on video en Vive Feliz Con Laura (Spanish)
Lidiar con la frustración. Entrevista con grupo Esneca (Spanish)
Saber Vivir Magazine. February 2020. Recommended book in the psychology section (Spanish)
Diario ABC : La diferencia entre ser empático y sentir empatía (Spanish)
La Gaceta de Tucuman: Tratarnos bien a nosotros mismos; clave para ser más felices (Spanish)
Estética info.com: Enamórate de ti – Interview (Spanish)
Catalunya Radio – L’Ofici de viure Més relacions virtuals Menys Empatia (Catalan)
L’Ofici de viure Excès de sensibilitat (Catalan)
Authority magazine – How to survive and Thrive as highly sensitive person
Praise For The Book:
Quotes From Authors
Quotes From Highly Sensitive People Experts
When I discovered you on Instagram I was glad to know that there was someone out there talking about empathy, one of the pillars of highly sensitive people traits of character. The discovery of empathy has brought a revelation of a capacity that lives within me and that I have had since I was little. I live with empathy in the process of seeing my child grow and I wasn't ready to give it the importance it deserves as it requires me to learn how to manage my energy.
In this important learning, the art of empathy is a complete guide, practical and with a holistic approach. It doesn't matter how well you know a trait or a personal condition if you don't do the work. Those who are highly sensitive we are really good at living inside our heads but oh boy if we need to get to the action...To progress, this is a perfect book, full of exercises, ready to work deeply on managing effectively your emotions and energy. There is a before and after guaranteed.
Meritxell encourages us to start a self discovery trip: to stop, to observe, to listen and question yourself, get to new conclusions and perspectives to live new experiences and make those changes that you have been yearning for but you dont end up knowing exactly how to make it happen because you don't have the tools or the guidance you need. El Arte de la Empatía can be that guide, that lighthouse and you can use it in the best way that will apply to you. The book offers multiple resources to work different aspects that influence directly our wellbeing and quality of live. A book for empaths, for those around them who want to understand them better but also for people with their empathy asleep who want to awaken it. A book for everyone.
Quotes From Readers
Moreover, it will help us interpret our feelings and know how to identify the signs of our body. It invites us to prioritize, something very important to me, learn to say no. I loved the structure of the book, not only brings a lot of information but she talks about her personal experience. The highlight would be the quantity of practical exercises suggested that helps us to know ourselves better. It has been a good decision to read it these days that was an invitation to reflection and self knowledge.
I love this kind of books. However,I found that some are very basic and everything seems tinted in pink and I didnt feel they were exposing what life really is about. I have to accept that this book helped me immensely in my personal life, I was always an intense person and at the same time, sensitive. The book is well documented, with lots of references to studies, articles and even songs like Blank Space, I could never listen to it again without seeing the real meaning behind it. This is not a book to devour as we are used when we read novels. In my opinion, it is a book to read slowly practising everything learned in everyday life. I can only say thank you to Meritxell, this book has helped me a lot.
El Arte de la Empatía
soon to be published in English
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