The Empath Experience- An Empath Physician's View
Okay guys, it's all cool she apprently "synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality"! Joking, of course. Can we like take a minute here, just comment on that sentence, whatever that means even?! I mean, what is cutting edge knowlegde of intuition? Is there not cutting edge knowledge of it? How do you get cutting edge knowledge of it? That's just a confusing sentence.
Both of my parents are in the field of psychology and let me tell you now, there's a huge stigma against communities like these and there's very little peer reviewed research on it. I don't think that's fair, but it is the way it is. It can do a lot of harm to introduce very vulnarable individuals with impaired critical thinking process to this or really any new ideology. The work that a therapist does is the same whether they believe that Empaths exist or not. If a therapist understands that the individual in front of them is more attuned to other people's feelings which could be explained in them reading body language, tone, mannerisms of others, more readily, they treat them accordingly. The brain is an amazing tool and you can pick up so many things unconsiously about someone, doctors know this, it's not exactly a secret. The process is the same. The whole thing is a little shady. The way she seems to be using her supposed gifts together with her profession it seems to vibe wrong with me. A therapist should always be seperated emotionally from the client. So, that would literally make you a bad one. It's confusing how she seems to be so highly spoken of everywhere when it would be very unprofessional of you to "get down with the feels" when it comes to your clients.
I wish we talked about this more in the forum. Just the amount of people that seem to pray on vulnarable people, masquerading as Empaths or Empath-friendly is astounding. I think we should be critical of some things and not be afraid to doubt things in our own community (not the forum but the community overall). Of course, in a respectful and considerate manner, I'm not saying that we should accuse others of commiting fraud or being crazy. Then there wouldn't be such need to search for someone with a degree to validate our identity as Empaths and hanging onto them as gospel. Of course this is just my opinion, it's completely subjective, I'm not saying that I'm right, just what I believe.
The whole thing is shaky for more reasons other than that she literally copied and pasted Elise's book down to the title. I mean. The title. Even if you just did the same reseach and got to the same conclusions (which is already far-reached as a claim), you didn't google your title? You didn't notice there's an eerily similar book with the same title in your research?