Empaths at Work
Unless you work in a highly spiritual business, you’re probably the only self-aware Empath in the office.
That’s ok…as long as you can filter out other people’s emotions. Otherwise you’re living through everybody’s bad day at the office!
Upon discovering their Empath abilities, some people feel the urge to quit their job and work in a setting that will use their Empath skills to help people. Before you make that jump, let’s clarify a few things…
Unless you’re a Balanced or Professional Empath, you might not be ready to put the pressure of “performance” on your skills. Make sure first that you are comfortable modulating your Empath skills so you don’t end up overwhelmed.
You might already be in the right place! Before you quit your job, consider that Empath skills can be used in a lot of situations in life. I have seen Empaths in marketing, office administration, school teaching and even at my local Starbucks!
There might be plenty of opportunity to use your Empath skills at your current job, until you’re ready to move on to something else.
Anchor your Space: Technique 5
Being surrounded by stressed, angry or depressed co-workers can easily send Empaths in a tailspin. Especially in settings where you have very little personal space.
In this exercise, you’ll reclaim your own bubble of personal space, even in a cramped setting.
1) Think for a moment about having space and feeling safe. What images come to mind? Do you think of the beach? A trip to the lake? Being at church? Petting your dog?
2) Select an object that you will imbue with the emotional feelings that you associate with those emotions. It can be a crystal, a picture of your favorite vacation spot, a comforting shawl, etc.
3) Hold this object in your hands while you think about “having space”, “freedom” and “feeling safe”. Visualize your emotions running through the object. If it’s hard for you to feel safe even at home, try my EFT video “Feeling Safe for Empaths“.
4) Anchor it in your mind by saying out loud: “I am in my space. This is a safe place.” while holding your object.
5) Bring your object at work (you can also keep it in your purse or pocket). Several times a day, or when you start to feel tired, angry or depressed, touch this object and say to yourself : “I am in my space. This is a safe place.” . It only takes a few seconds, but it will tell your mind to focus on these calming and centering thoughts.
6) Pay attention to how you feel after this exercise. You’re looking for a sense of relief.