What is an Empath?

Ever feel like your emotions are completely out of whack?

You swing haphazardly from angry to sad—and it seems to have nothing to do with what is happening in YOUR life.

Maybe you feel overwhelmed in crowds and come home exhausted.

Maybe you feel like you’re walking around with the weight of the world on your shoulders.

Here’s what I want you to know:
YOU are not alone.

Neither are you crazy—however much it might feel that way, sometimes.

And if you’ve already had an inkling that what you’re feeling might not all be YOU, then read on, because you COULD be an Empath.

An Empath is a highly sensitive person who can deeply perceive emotions in other people and feel what they feel

For example—if someone is sad or mad, an Empath will feel that as if it were their own feelings. Their powers of perception are bang on.

The problem is that most Empaths don’t realize that other people don’t feel the way they do.  And that can be isolating when you have NO idea what’s happening to you, and no clear idea on how to manage these feelings.

I created this website as a community resource to help you find clarity, validation, and the support YOU need to lovingly accept your Empath experience.

 

Here’s my story as an Empath and what I really want you to know…

 

Ready to dip in and find out if you’re an Empath?

 

Take the Empath quiz!

These are common Empath skills:

  • You can “guess” what other people are feeling, even if they are not talking about it
  • You can feel other people’s emotions, even if they’re not in your physical presence
  • You can feel other people’s physical pain in your own body
  • People find it easy to confide in you

These are common Empath side effects* that you might not be able to control yet:

  • Feeling emotionally or physically overwhelmed in crowds
  • Feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders
  • Feeling emotionally drained when you have to touch a lot of people
  • Feeling like you need to help everyone by carrying their emotional pain
  • Random mood swings (angry, sad, scared, etc.) that have nothing to do with your life events
  • Hard time falling asleep or procrastinating over going to bed
  • Weird physical symptoms  (often related to  hearing:  ringing or itching in the ear canal)
  • Feeling emotionally uncomfortable during sex (anxious, no sex drive, angry)

*Disclaimer: Some of the characteristics of Empaths can be diagnosed as ADD/ADHD, agoraphobia or clinical depression. Contact your health care professional if you have any questions, need diagnostic or treatment for a mental health issue.

 

What kind of Empath are you?

If you’re an Impaired Empath, you might be able to filter some feelings out, but you probably still find yourself becoming easily overwhelmed—especially in a crowded venue, or when people around you are in emotional distress. You often feel like the weight of the world’s on your shoulders, and you suffer from physical symptoms like exhaustion, headaches, and depression.

If you’re a Balanced Empath, you can more ably control the flow of emotions through your body, so that it feels comfortable and doesn’t overwhelm you. You’ve developed successful coping mechanisms, as well as appropriate outlets for your Empath skills.

If you’re a Professional Empath, you’re typically able to interpret complex emotional information correctly, and use it for specific purposes—such as healing work.

Everyone else: Everyone is born with the ability to be an Empath, but some of us are just more sensitive then others.  Over time, most people shut this down and grow used to using other verbal or nonverbal cues to acquire emotional information. Over time, they completely lose their Empath abilities.

 

How is this possible? How does it work?

We all have the physical equipment necessary to pick up on what other people are feeling. But for most of us, this ability will slowly fade away from lack of use.

To see how this works, let’s look briefly into the physiological processes involved.

You see, when you THINK about something, it triggers electrical activity in your brain. Neurons (special cells that relay information in the body) become activated by a mild electric current. These neurons then activate other neurons, creating a chain reaction.

All this electrical activity generates a magnetic field.

As Empaths, we can read and interpret this magnetic information. Our brains translate these magnetic patterns into an emotion that we personally experience.

A few notes about human magnetic waves:

  • They can move through solids (such as bones and walls) with very little loss, which means that you can read people even if they’re far away.
  • They are extremely weak, so-called “Subtle Energies”, that cannot harm you in any way.

 

Need coping and survival strategies?

Download The Empath Survival Program ©

 

Want to talk to someone who understands?

Schedule a one-on-one coaching session and learn the techniques and tools you need to cope with your Empath skills day to day.  You don’t have to do this alone!

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