Self-Care for the Self-Aware:
A Guide for Highly Sensitive People, Empaths, Intuitives, and Healers
Too sensitive? Feeling the weight of the world?
Overwhelmed by incoming energies?
Taking On Others' Grief? Overly empathic?
If you are ANY or ALL of an:
- Health Practitioner
If you are tired of your acute or chronic pain or illness…
If you feel like you’ve tried everything and still haven’t gotten permanent results…
This book is for you!
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Brilliantly simple, incredibly inspiring and profoundly effective
“As I read through the pages of Dave Markowitz's, Self-Care for the Self-Aware, my heart opened wide because it felt as if he'd written this treasured little book just for me! Learning how to use my empathic abilities as a gift is something I have struggled with all my life. But my struggle is over now; what Dave Markowitz offers is the gift of absolute scripture, for those of us who are empaths. It is
brilliantly simple, incredibly inspiring and profoundly effective.”
– Kathryn Peters-Brinkley, Bestselling Author, Publisher of Kinetics Magazine
An essential guide for intuitives and energy healers
“Self-Care for the Self-Aware
addresses a hidden issue that can affect the health and well-being of intuitives and energy healers: residual energy taken on from others, resulting in illness and emotional pain for the empathic healer. With their openness to the feelings and energy of others, empaths and energy healers can be prone to being emotional sponges, soaking up the pain of clients, friends
and family. Dave Markowitz shows readers how to return this energy back to the rightful owner by creating healthy boundaries and increasing awareness of good energy practices. Self-Care for the Self-Aware is an essential guide for intuitives and energy healers in connecting on a deeper level with others without taking on unwanted energy.”
– Vicky Thompson, editor of New Connexion Journal
Every page is rich in fact and wisdom
“I have to say I love the book - it's succinct and contains only what it needs
without the waffle (it will be a model for mine!). Not to mention it’s so good to have the empath stuff affirmed all in one place - every page is rich in fact and wisdom
. So, I guess I want to say a very big thank you for getting this book out there and I will be recommending it to any other empaths I come
along. By the way, you came highly recommended by my pal in Iceland - another fan of yours. Good on ya Dave !!”
“Your book is #1 on the required reading list for Spirit School. The ladies are LOVING the Return to Sender exercise and I refer your book to almost all of my clients (as they all seem to be empaths!!)
It has helped me SO much in my own life. Thank you thank you!!!!!!
SO LOVE that you're doing this work in the world.”
– Heather Strang
, Spiritual Teacher, Author, Huffington Post Columnist
Profound exercises that direct us to what we truly seek
“Brilliant book! Dave offers his years of knowledge and channeled information to help society heal from the inside out. What a gift! A must read for everyone who has family, which just about covers all of us. Learn his simple and profound exercises that direct us to what we truly seek: unconditional love and acceptance of self in a healthy mind and body. Thank you for sharing this gem of a book with us.”
– Jelina Vance, CHt, MH. Media Representative for New Connexion Journal
Not only for empaths, but for the broader public as well
“Full disclosure: I know Dave in the real world. What I didn't know was what's in the book. Dave's a straight shooting, New Yorker talker, no nonsense, straight logical type of guy. He didn't decide to write this book, the book decided on Dave to write it. I think one of the hardest things for Dave to do was to come from his past "regular" guy appearance to that of Healer.
I believe the techniques given in the book are not only for people who already identify as empaths, but for the broader public as well. We all hold on to beliefs that we can affect the world or others around us by somehow worrying about them. Someday we'll act on those worries, we tell ourselves. What Dave helps you do is to realize that worrying gets you nowhere except stress in the body. And we all have a breaking point. Maybe you're not "broken" yet but you feel the weight of the world...THIS technique releases you of that. It's not magic and it's not "woo woo", it's you getting real with things in your world. Dave helps you do that effectively. And for $3.03?!! Google "ROI".”
– Brian Kruse
I felt so light in my body and wanted to DANCE!
“Who could have known that a few words from you on the other side of the world would change my life?
I tried ‘Return to Sender’ and immediately felt an extreme anger in my head, anger, panic, like I was trapped, like I was angry at people and wanted to break free, mixed with a feeling of sadness. I asked whose it was: My mother's feelings. I have had this feeling, as long as I can remember,
that there is an invisible wall between us that says that we cannot get closer.
I have always known that she has a hard time receiving love because of her past and also present, so I thought that was the reason. But after having done the "work" to send back and everything, I just felt this URGE to hug her and cry with her. I felt so light in my body and wanted to DANCE and KNEW that this heaviness and wall that had been there had been because I have been carrying her emotions all along. It was like Malena became alive again after a long sleep (with only glimpses of moments of being awake). I felt sooo good!
Then something beautiful happened, we live just next to one another and later this same morning she came in to ask me for advice on an issue with my dad and her and I felt SO open to her, I felt like the wall had just disappeared and I knew somehow exactly what to say and I could tell her truths and confirm her worth and lots and lots more that just flowed out from my mind and heart. I felt how I was totally relaxed in listening and giving advice of TRUTH and it was from a place of LOVE not from this manic feeling that I HAD to know what to say to help her. I have not seen her cry more than I think once or twice, but today I got to see her tears when I spoke from my heart what I knew to be true about her and my dad and the situation. I asked her questions that made her think and realize things about herself that I had never heard her say and everything just flowed from my mind and heart. It was so beautiful.
So, with this e-mail I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your knowledge and experience with the world. I will share this with MANY others as I feel the urge to do so, from a place of love and truth, not because I need to fix them. I will continue practice this as long as I live always being grateful for your words and work.”
– Malena, Sweden
Shifts in my body while simply reading the words!
“After listening to an interview with Dave Markowitz, I felt strongly compelled to read this amazing book. When he mentioned getting drunk on water simply because he was hanging out with drunk people, my ears pricked up! Because that has happened to me too! I thought ‘Thank goodness I'm not crazy! I'm just sensitive.’ I’m not generally an avid reader. I’m a strictly power of now girl! But something
pulled me right into this piece of writing. So much clarification of my experience, so much resonance. And then in coming to the exercise for releasing energy which isn't ours or has been held for a long time, I began to feel shifts in my body while I was simply reading the words, which lead me to deeply appreciate the space from which this book has been written. A truly healing one! And then with the conclusion, affirming that unconditional love is the true healer, I felt utterly safe, because I know the truth of that. I would highly recommend reading this book to anyone!”
– Tara Bell, mother of 4, Portugal
Essential for processing emotions and navigating through life with more ease, peace, and joy
“Reading Dave's book feels like having a wise teacher or trusted friend who cares about your well-being take the time to compassionately explain concepts and tools. Instead of just stating "don't do this," he delves deep into the implications and dangers of certain well intended or unconscious actions. For example, I had heard in the past that you shouldn't take responsibility for someone
else’s path, but I didn't realize how damaging it could be for myself and others, until Dave explained it.
Dave's book is a treasure that I keep as a reference. I frequently use the tools in his book because they are so effective. Other books focusing on empaths offered methods and strategies that I found ineffective and frustrating. I no longer feel a need to refer to any of the other books I've read about empaths. Being a highly sensitive person, I've found this book to be essential for processing emotions and navigating through life with more ease, peace, and joy.”
– Shannon B., Portland, Oregon
Self-Care for the Self-Aware:
- hit number 3 in its category on Amazon in October, 2014;
- Dave’s books are endorsed by best-selling authors;
- has been in the Top 20 in its category on Amazon for 41 consecutive months by “word of mouse” alone;
- has a 4.4-Star average rating on Amazon; and most importantly,
- has transformed thousands of lives!
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You may be an emotional sponge – of other people’s emotions!
What if the health imbalance in your body—wait for it—isn’t really yours, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or another immune system matter, and more? What if most of the anger and or depression you feel isn’t really yours either? What the heck am I talking about, you ask?
Before I say more, let me ask you this: Is there one person or several people in your life who, when you speak with them on the phone or go around them, cause you to feel drained? Do you avoid crowds? What’s possibly going on is that you may be an emotional sponge—of other people’s emotions! And this is harming you in more ways than you might imagine, including feeling over-burdened in life and not good enough (including how much you feel you deserve to be successful in life, whatever that means for you), no matter how much you do or how much you work on yourself spiritually or metaphysically. Maybe you wear the superhero cape and try to save others who make no attempt to save themselves, and you’re plain worn out by this.
There’s hope! And you can find it AND create significant shifts in you and your life, starting now, in Dave Markowitz’s book... Dave’s explanations help you to understand what’s really going on. His tools and the Return to Sender exercise help you release and get relief from carrying what’s not yours to carry! This book is small but powerful, and a must-read for anyone who resonates with what’s described above. If you feel like your life isn’t your own and you want it back, or isn’t what you truly desire it to be, get this book now. Read it as often as you need to and free yourself from burdens and responsibilities and health imbalances that aren’t yours.
– Joyce Shafer, Life Empowerment Coach; Author
A gift for yourself
“I connected with this book immediately and I read it straight through without stopping. It was exactly what I needed. I have never found another technique to help me deal with my intense sensitivity to others. I immediately felt the release happen as I began the techniques Dave shares in Self-Care for The Self-Aware. This book was a real blessing to discover. It has helped me to understand myself better and
interact with the world in a way that is much more gentle on me. Learning to release what was not mine was such a amazing gift. Thank you Dave!”
An important book
“I feel very fortunate to have come across this gem simply because there is nothing quite like it out there. Self-Care for the Self-Aware is innovative, timely, has down to earth practical advise and is an easy read. I will definately use these methods for myself and my clients.”
Truly Unique and Insightful
“Dave is a gifted "healer" and writer...and writes from his own experiences. I had read Dave's other book, Healing With Source
, and when I saw this book come out, Self-Care for the Self-Aware
, I knew I had to get it. Compared to other emotional/spiritually-based self-care books, it's a quick read with easy-to-understand concepts. If you are an "empath" yourself, or find
yourself "taking on other people's issues" easily, or find it hard to "let go" of "stuff," you should read this book! You will have many A-HA moments, guaranteed. I'll be re-reading this one again and again, and teaching it's concepts to others! Enjoy it!”