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What is an Empath?

empath crowd supportMaybe 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.

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

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

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 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…

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 procrastinate going to bed
  • Feeling emotionally uncomfortable during sex (anxious, no sex drive, angry)

Disclaimer: Some Empath side effects are very similar to serious mental health issues (ADHD, agoraphobia, bi-polar or depression).  Like everyone else, Empaths can have a mental illness.  Contact a doctor if you have questions about your health.  The contents of this web site do not constitute diagnostic or treatment for mental illness.

What kind of Empath are you?

impaired empathIf 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.

balanced empathIf 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.

empath intuitiveIf 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 or providing intuitive readings.

How is this possible? How does it work?

We all have the physical equipment necessary to pick up on what other people are feeling.   To see how this works, let’s look  into the physiological processes involved.

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.

Help for Empaths

Download the FREE Empath Survival Program ©  with 7 Techniques to regain your Emotional Sanity!


Want to talk to someone who understands?

Although Empaths have a lot in common, your situation is unique.  The best way to get help for your specific situation is with a one-on-one training sessionso we can find solutions that work for YOU.  You don’t have to do this alone!

I need help!


I hope this web site was helpful to you!

empath professional intuitivein love, Elise Lebeau, Ph.D, Professional Empath and Intuitive