The Gift of Sensitivity
The extraordinary power of emotional engagement in life and work
Elena V. Amber
Sensitivity is a superpower.
This is the era of emotion: EQ training for employees, empathy in leadership, the Experience Economy of consumers. But how do we access the full potential of creativity, originality, innovation, intuition, flexibility, and inclusiveness that emotions can unlock? Through sensitivity.
Sensitivity is the degree to which we sense and perceive the world. For too long we have seen it as a weakness, especially in business: Elena Amber demonstrates that it is the source of our most authentic strength, and our superpower for the future.
Elena Amber brings her years of research in human experience and psychology, focused particularly on emotional engagement, her international business experience and her profound meditation practice to show how connecting to emotions by embracing sensitivity unlocks our most extraordinary and profound faculties.
“Once seen as a detriment, emotions are now emerging as a powerful attribute. People who have had to learn to toughen up to get ahead are now leaning toward the gifts of highly sensitive people. Elena Amber takes us through hidden gifts of sensitivity and shows practical ways to channel these to their highest levels. The Gift of Sensitivity is a guidebook for the evolving new humanity. “ – Steve Rother, Founder at espavo.org, speaker, 8X author, and 5X presenter at the United Nations, including the Class on Channeling
“When groups congregate, having even one highly sensitive person increases the group’s effectiveness. Humans thrive on collective action, and sensitive people like being part of a group and will work to make the group successful. The empath’s social nature guides others in improving health and happiness. For those of us who are less sensitive, there are lessons to be learned from the highly sensitive.” – Dr. Paul J. Zak, Professor, speaker, neuroscientist, and author of Immersion: The Science of the Extraordinary and the Source of Happiness
“In The Gift of Sensitivity, Elena Amber offers us a deep shift in perception as she invites us back to what I consider the greatest of all human capacities, the gift of our sensitivity. We live at a time when we really must embrace what we have access to and let that shine as new potentials and possibilities. If you struggle with your sensitivity and what you access because of it, read this book. You will be glad you did!” – Suzy Miller, Founder & CEO at Blue Star Education and Research, author of Awesomism: A New Way to Understand the Diagnosis of Autism
“The Gift of Sensitivity invites the reader to let part of their ‘ego’ die, connect with their core, enjoy everything they do, and master their lives without being afraid to be sensitive, understand others, show empathy and be vulnerable. Instead of disconnecting from emotions, which is a common practice in the business world, Elena Amber urges us to listen to our emotions and use them as a compass for our work and life’s decisions and direction. I am willing to try it and know the process will be rewarding.” –Dr. Ioanna Papasolomou, Professor, University of Nicosia School of Business, Cyprus
“Elena Amber has a remarkable skill in defining and explaining conditions, states of being that have taken me 25 years to figure out for myself… but that I have never had the right words to explain to others! It is not my field of work to wonder amongst the tangled emotions of others, but I do recognize those who have a talent in this area.” – Antony Abell, CEO & Co-Founder TrustMe™ / TPX™ Property Exchanges Group of Companies, London
“This inspiring book takes readers on a rollercoaster journey through the author’s life, where Elena Amber demonstrates the human spirit’s capacity to learn and grow from life’s challenges. What sets this book apart is its emphasis on the hidden power of emotional engagement as the key to actions. The concept of “emotional nested baskets” is particularly insightful.” – Aksinya Samoylova, Talent Angel, author of Why Polymaths?
“Elena Amber’s work on sensitivity is important, especially in the era of our society’s collective empathy deficit. If you’re an empath, reading The Gift of Sensitivity will feel like a balm to your soul.” – Anita Nowak, PhD, author of Purposeful Empathy: Tapping Our Hidden Superpower for Personal, Organizational, and Social Change
CHAPTER 1: LIFE IN DREAMS CHAPTER 2: REASON CHAPTER 3: POLARITIES CHAPTER 4: GAMES OF PERSONALITIES CHAPTER 5: THE GIFT CHAPTER 6: EXPERIENCE CHAPTER 7. MESSAGES CHAPTER 8. MASTER OF EMOTIONS CHAPTER 9. SENSITIVITY Chapter 10. VULNERABILITY Chapter 11. THE CURATION OF LIFE
FORMAT / ISBN / PUBLICATION DATE / RRP
Paperback / 9781788605021 / November 21, 2023 / £14.99
Ebook / 9781788605014 / November 20, 2023 / £7.99
Elena V. Amber
Elena Amber is a dedicated researcher of human emotional potential with an entrepreneurial background spanning 15+ years of international business and formal degrees in biology, psychology, management, and executive business administration.
Her experiences have allowed her to connect the East and West, business and science, the corporate world and individual psychology in a truly polymathic way. Her PhD research focuses on the Experience Economy, blending behavioral economics/psychology and neuroscience to uncover the full potential of emotional engagement. Drawing on her extensive research and personal experiences, she provides a fresh perspective on what it means to be human in an age of technological acceleration, highlighting the importance of emotions in both our personal and professional lives.