Emotional Scientist. Psychologist.
Hi, I’m Dr. Tracy Thomas, also affectionately known as, “Dr. T.” I’m an Emotional Scientist, Psychologist and Interventionist who specializes in helping highly-driven, Emotionally Sensitive People harness their emotional strength and live an elevated life.
I’ve spent the last 20+ years pioneering the work in Emotional Sensitivity. As an award-winning psychologist, I’ve been published in hundreds of media platforms like SHAPE, Women’s Health Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, SELF, and Redbook, plus, I’ve appeared as a media expert on Emotional Sensitivity in outlets such as CBS, EmpowerHER, MindBodyGreen, Livestrong and more.
I’ve also been a featured TED Talk guest, speaking on the harmful effects of
Emotional Sensitivity and my proven method for emotional strength. When I’m not speaking, I work with high-level clients, helping them break free from the devastation of unharnessed Emotional Sensitivity.
I believe Emotional Sensitivity is a powerful gift. It opens the flood gates to
intuition, intelligence and innovation. And when Emotionally Sensitive People learn how to direct it with drive and intention, they can and do change the world.
Which is why, after working with multiple celebrities, executives, leaders and professionals, I’ve created the only comprehensive, custom program for highly driven Emotionally Sensitive People wanting true emotional elevation. Designed specifically for high-level achievers, I’ve created a groundbreaking method that goes beyond “coping techniques” and surface-level strategies. It’s the path to rapid emotional evolution and growth.
Emotionally Sensitive People are Thought Leaders. Artists. Visionaries. They are the planet’s movers and shakers,
impacting lives with creativity and purpose.
When they wield their emotions with mastery, they achieve unparalleled levels of professional and personal success, influence and power.
However, because they feel everything deeply, many Emotionally Sensitive People, even at the highest levels, are constrained by their unchecked emotions. Everyday is a fight; an exhaustive inner-battle to gain emotional control. From explosive reactions to suppressing emotions, Emotionally Sensitive People are continually grappling with their true nature. Unable to manage their emotions, their emotions escalate, leading to extreme stress, anxiety and depression. Eventually, this becomes unbearable and Emotionally Sensitive People turn to self-medication to blunt their emotional intensity; leading to destructive coping mechanisms like addictions, mental health issues, disordered eating, and serious health conditions.
In my practice, I’ve helped numerous celebrities, sports figures, leaders and Fortune 500 CEOs including a Professional Pitcher, a Professional Golfer, an NFL Executive, a food industry Titan and a prestigious actor who received the Cecil B. Demille Award, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and more. I’ve also worked with the globe’s top doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, engineers, and their families.
As highly-driven Emotionally Sensitive People, they are extraordinary human beings, with immense accomplishments and contributions across industries. However, without emotional strength, they continually create painful outcomes. ALL of them have lost countless moments, experiences and opportunities. They’ve lost relationships, family members, wealth and health. The opportunity cost of uncontrollable Emotional Sensitivity is shocking. It devastates lives.
Chasing change, they’ve spent millions on therapists, coaches, clinicians and programs, but nothing addressed the source issue– their Emotional Sensitivity. It wasn’t until they started building true, emotional strength that their lives transformed. No longer their own worst enemy, they emerged as powerful creators. They fulfilled their dreams. They made the “impossible” possible. They stopped reacting and took charge of an elevated life.
And I believe that you, as an Emotionally Sensitive Person, are undeniably powerful. Through my practice, programs, books, media appearances and publications, I’ve influenced millions of people to transform their lives and I’ve seen their power in action.
Because when you harness your emotional strength, you’re an unstoppable force of nature. You can dramatically change the world.
But, right now, your emotions are affecting everything. They’re ruling your life. You’ve got more important things to do than waste your time and energy battling them. Every. Single. Day.
You don’t have time for the reactions, frustrations, and explosions. You don’t have space for the anxiety, addictions or dysfunction.
You’ve got responsibilities, goals and dreams. You’ve got a world to shape. And an elevated life waiting for you.
One of the things I’m
often asked is, “how did you become an emotional scientist?”
Most People say I was born for this.
My work with Emotional Sensitivity began as I huddled under the bed covers as a child. Born to 2 teenage parents doing their best to figure life out, I routinely fell asleep to the soundtrack of their late night arguing. They were frustrated and overwhelmed. And highly emotional together.
Even at 4 years old, I was an observer. As I survived their emotional rollercoaster, the Emotional Scientist in me noticed something profound; I instinctively knew that my parents are separate from their sabotaging emotions. They aren’t angry. They aren’t anxious. They were simply reacting that way.
It was difficult, but the worst part was seeing my parents in pain.
From then on, I regularly cataloged the struggles within our family. And I became the sounding board to their struggling and suffering. My family sought me out when they needed emotional advice and I slipped into the role of confidant naturally.
As I grew older, I noticed that everyone’s emotional reactions had real-life costs that damaged our lives. From addictions, wasted time, broken relationships, lost promotions, excess spending, missed opportunities, and overindulging in everything– our family suffered– all from out-of-control emotions.
The wreckage was obvious to me, even though no one else noticed the connection between out-of-control emotions and the disastrous costs they incurred. Feeling powerless, I watched my life unfold, unable to change it. I started life as a loving, entertaining, outgoing, driven little person, but the impact of Emotional Sensitivity diminished who I was. While I spent my days forging ahead, emotional pain was always static in the background.
Heading into college, I fought against the strain of my home life. I was a star collegiate basketball player (with a killer 3-point shot to this day), and was selected as the captain of every sports team I joined. From a young age, my father instilled in me a drive for excellence. He taught me that anything is possible with focused self-mastery. He was my hero. Representing the epitome of success, excellence and drive, he was bigger than life. I worshipped him.
But he was the most Emotionally Sensitive Person I’ve ever encountered. And he suffered for it. Refusing help, we all watched as his Emotional Sensitivity became a galeforce of destruction that traumatized our lives. He was riddled with pain, and raw with vulnerability. Unable to gain control, his Emotional Sensitivity made him susceptible to decisions that destroyed us. At the peak of his power and success, he joined a cult, left his business and abandoned us.
Although I attempted to help him many times over the years, he never addressed the root cause of his Emotional Sensitivity. He had a daughter, a world renowned expert in Emotional Science by his side, and his Emotional Sensitivity kept him from seeking and receiving strategic emotional support. Eventually, he paid the ultimate price— it killed him.
Then, because my dad’s suffering became my own, it fueled my mission to understand and solve the enigma of Emotional Sensitivity.
“When emotionally sensitive people harness their emotions effectively, they have the capacity to change the world”
I’ve always been highly-driven. By the time I was 21, I graduated with my first of 3 degrees. By 23, I was making 6-figures, managing 30 people. By 31, I had purchased my third home in Manhattan. And on the outside, it looked like I was living the American dream.
But underneath, a darker truth was unravelling. I was enslaved by my own Emotional Sensitivity. I reacted to situations without control. I suppressed my feelings. I turned to masking mechanisms that endangered my life. I suffered Anxiety. Depression. Shopping addiction. Leaky Gut Syndrome and Hashimotos, a devastating autoimmune condition that flared up after the shock of my dad’s troubles.
I battled shame, procrastination, codependence, impatience, distractibility, reactivity and rage. Bogged down by chronic stress, I was fighting what I call, “Everyday PTSD.”
I was caught in toxic romantic relationships. I was battling a serious eating disorder. I was drowning from the collateral damage of my upbringing. It wasn’t until I realised that I’m the source of my own liberation that things turned around.
At work, I climbed the corporate ladder quickly, leading teams to unprecedented success. Looking back, it was easy– not because I was passionate about the products I sold– but because I approached my work like an Emotional Scientist. I went beyond the surface, to where their emotions lie, waiting to disrupt their life.
Like my family, peers sought me out for emotional support and advice. And to me, it was clear that without emotional strength, it’s impossible for Emotionally Sensitive People to achieve balance and purpose. They’re unable to face challenges created by emotional limitations. They can’t soar above their emotions to an elevated life.
That’s when I had an epiphany, triggering a professional transformation and a personal revolution. I finally addressed my own Emotional Sensitivity and embarked on a journey to emotional wealth. My health restored and happiness followed. I dissolved the emotional weight that I controlled with disordered eating and my relationships blossomed. My sense of humor returned! Plus, I gained the strength to construct an elevated life– the exact life I wanted. I became the Captain of my Fate and put my emotions in the backseat; where they belong.
Eventually, I had to admit to myself that I was unfulfilled with my corporate career and pursued my Ph.D. in Psychology while working full-time.
That’s when I fully-embraced my destiny as an Emotional Scientist.
After I completed my Ph.D. in Psychology, I released the golden handcuffs and left my corporate career. Soon after, I found a position within one of the most exclusive luxury treatment centers in the world, located in Marin County, California.
Working with A-listers, leaders and executives, I flourished. I eventually opened 2 practices, one in Marin and another in San Francisco and wrote, “The Method, The Practical Path to Living Your Purpose and Potential©” and, “The Total Life Reset Manual.” I also built my global coaching company and fully developed my Emotional Sensitivity methodology. Today, it’s the world’s first Emotional Strength Training Program.
In that time I’ve unlocked the power of an elevated life. Free to direct my emotions with intention, I’ve created the exact life I want. If I hadn’t adddressed the root cause of my Emotional Sensitivity, I never would’ve walked into a ballroom dance class and met my husband, Bruce. I wouldn’t have spent a month in Buenos Aires, learning the Argentine Tango. I wouldn’t be doing the work I was meant to pursue. True emotional strength has led to the incredible life I live. Residing in the beauty of California’s wine-country with my husband and family, I’ve created the life of my dreams. And I want the same for you.
Which is why, after working with multiple celebrities, executives, leaders, and professionals, I’ve created the only comprehensive, custom program for highly-driven Emotionally Sensitive People wanting Epic Emotional Strength. Designed specifically for high-achievers, I’ve created this groundbreaking method to move past “coping strategies” and shallow techniques, accelerating emotional growth and evolution.
The breakthrough to an elevated life
Integrated and transformational, this work allows you to become the strongest emotional version of yourself possible. It elevates you to the emotional status you’ve longed to achieve.
Focusing on your whole human system, it digs to the root cause, eliminating the need for multiple service providers. When you go to the source, you don’t need a therapist, clinician, health, life or business coach. You only need to harness your emotions effectively. That’s when everything falls into place.
Targeting Emotional Sensitivity at its crux, you become free from the limitations imposed by sensitivity in all areas. Your productivity and performance skyrocket.
Stress about being overly emotional in the future dissolves. Without insecurities and feelings of vulnerability in your way, your confidence and capabilities soar.
From mental health issues to disordered eating to addictions and compulsive behaviours, self-sabotaging mechanisms disappear with Epic Emotional Strength. Suddenly, your potential magnifies.
You no longer live in a state of reactivity. You no longer suffer from crippling stress. Liberated from the struggle of emotional exhaustion, you’re renewed with energy, free to achieve every goal of your dreams. You’re primed for global impact.
This is breakthrough change– a fundamental shift of your emotional constitution.
This is the elevated life.
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emotional sensitivity isn’t a weakness
Emotional Sensitivity isn’t a weakness. When effectively harnessed and combined with drive, Emotionally Sensitive People are some of the most successful and powerful people of all time. They’re the influential contributors who shape the world– if they can rise above the rollercoaster of reactivity.
In Dr. T’s best-selling books, The Method, The Practical Path to Living Your Purpose and Potential© and The Total Life Reset Manual she reveals the crucial playbook every highly-driven Emotionally Sensitive Person needs to become their strongest emotional self. Welcome to the elevated life.