Karyn D. Hall, PhD, is the director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center in Houston and a DBT Trainer/Consultant with Treatment Implementation Collaborative. She is the author of The Emotionally Sensitive Person and The Power of Validation.
“As an emotionally sensitive person, I love this book! Karyn does an outstanding job of addressing this delicate topic with both empathy and compassion. The Emotionally Sensitive Person provides a practical guide for successful coping that also serves to inspire. Highly recommended.” -Amanda L. Smith, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) therapist and treatment consultant
“The Emotionally Sensitive Person is exceptional. This unique manual, compassionately written by Karyn D. Hall, will appeal to and serve the needs of those who live with highly sensitive emotions. She highlights proven methods to consciously and skillfully manage unhelpful thoughts and behaviors by following and practicing personalized exercises. Read, practice, experience, and enjoy The Emotionally Sensitive Person as you learn new ways to enhance your life.” -Diane and Jim Hall, educators for National Alliance on Mental Illness Family-to-Family and NEA.BPD’s Family Connections programs
“Emotionally sensitive people will want to keep this compassionate, instructional guidebook on their nightstands. Hall’s clinical wisdom shines through as she offers numerous helpful tools, informed by dialectical behavior therapy, to be used immediately to better cope with one’s emotional states. I will recommend this self-help book to my own clients to complement and enhance the psychotherapy.” -Alec L. Miller, PsyD, professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and cofounder, Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants, LLP
“This book takes readers by the hand and gently introduces them to the struggle, suffering, and hidden potential of the emotionally sensitive person. Drawing from her wealth of clinical experience, Hall presents essential strategies to support the development of emotional sensitivity into a strength. The chapters are well organized and concisely written. Therapeutic exercises are practical with clear and concise instructions. Anyone who has been accused of being `too sensitive’ can benefit from this book!” -Elizabeth W. Newlin, MD, assistant professor in the Menninger department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the adolescent treatment program at the Menninger Clinic “For anyone who’s ever thought of themselves as emotionally sensitive-or someone who’s lived with someone who is-this book is an invaluable gem. Using proven therapeutic techniques, Hall delivers on helping people keep their emotional sensitivity, but honing it so that it is more beneficial than hurtful. I can’t imagine a better resource for those who are grappling with this issue in their lives.” -John M. Grohol, PsyD, founder and CEO of psychcentral.com, the Internet’s leading mental health site
“Karyn D. Hall brings a wealth of wisdom and experience to the pages of her new book, The Emotionally Sensitive Person. With practical advice and useful exercises, she teaches us how to dismantle an emotional roller coaster style and to replace it with just the right amount of sensitivity and feeling. Highly recommended!” -John M. Oldham, MD, chief of staff at the Menninger Clinic and professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine