Too sensitive? You may be a 'super-feeler'

Weekend Life 22/09/2018
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If you’ve ever been told that you’re too sensitive, you just may be a "super-feeler".

Dr Patricia Zurita Ona, affectionately known as Dr Z, has just released a book called Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster, drawing on years of experience as a clinical psychologist Dr Z’s ground-breaking book provides a clear and simple roadmap for every super-feeler.

Dr Z defines a super-feeler as someone who experiences their emotions “too much, too quick, and they act too soon.”

“Instead of having an emotional dial, they have an emotional switch,” she told RadioLIVE’s Carly Flynn.

People who are super-feelers may not know, but may get comments that they’re oversensitive, irritable, or overreact to situations.

Dr Z’s treatments focus on acceptance & commitment therapy which integrates behavioural and mindfulness approaches.

Instead of getting rid of the emotions or changing how you are feeling, it’s about learning to accept those internal private experiences and to express them in a healthy way.

“Even though they are really overwhelming, invite [super-feelers] to just have [emotions] as they are.”

Listen to the full interview with Dr Patricia Zurita Ona above.

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