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Book Talk with Mike Jawer, author of "Sensitive Soul: The Unseen Role of Emotion in Extraordinary States"

Book Talk with Mike Jawer, author of "Sensitive Soul: The Unseen Role of Emotion in Extraordinary States"

You’ve heard it before…she or he is a “sensitive soul.”  Maybe you are one yourself.  But what does the phrase really imply?

In this program, Michael Jawer considers 5 kinds of “sensitive souls” and looks at what they have in common.  Namely: individuals with autism, synesthetes (people with cross-wired senses), savants (think of “Rain Man”), child prodigies, and children who remember past lives.  He shows how their special kinds of sensitivities might develop and what they say about nature vs. nurture, empathy, spirituality, and especially emotion – which is key for all of us, not just “sensitive souls” with extraordinary abilities.

Adults. Registration is required.

Please note this is an in-person, in-library event. 

Saturday, September 11, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reston Meeting Room 2
Library Branch:
Reston Regional Library
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Registrations open at 2:00pm Saturday, August 28, 2021

Michael Jawer is a Washington, DC-based writer, speaker and researcher. His expertise is the nexus of personality development, body/mind, emotion, and spirituality. He is the author of three books: Sensitive Soul and, with Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD, The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion and Your Emotional Type.

His papers have appeared in Frontiers in Psychology–Consciousness Research, Journal of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, Science & Consciousness Review, Explore, Seminars in Integrative Medicine, and the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, while his feature articles and interviews have run in Psychology Today, Spirituality & Health, Aeon, Nautilus, Minding Nature, Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, Edge Science, Noetic Now, PsychCentral, and Scientific American.

Jawer also blogs for Psychology Today (“Feeling Too Much”).

Further information about his work can be found at

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