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Ascend Academy: Way of the Empath

Ascend Academy: Way of the Empath | Empaths | Scoop.it
We truly are one being, and as we all rise in consciousness, our collective mental state becomes increasingly reflective.  This is so we can further understand and integrate other aspects of our collective self, provoking more harmony and resonance in the whole.  As a result, every individual is beginning to gain more empathic tendencies on a subtle level, becoming sensitive to the vibrations we all constantly emit.

With full awareness of this phenomenon, Empaths compassionately and consciously direct their vibrations through visualization and breath work to positively affect the mental and emotional atmosphere.  
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Empowering Empathic Abilities Online Class

Empowering Empathic Abilities Online Class | Empaths | Scoop.it
Ever since I taught the first “Empowering Empathic Abilities” online class, I have had many emails and comments asking when I will teach the next one. Because I started the Empowering Empathic Abilities online Facebook community, I am moving away from teaching live classes.

The good news is that I am now making all my previous classes available for automatic download. I am in the process of re-recording all the videos from the previous classes (and adding new content/assignments as well). These will be entirely new and improved classes.


In this course I cover

  • How to feel safe and empowered as an empath
  • Healing the Emotional Body
  • Good energetic hygiene for empaths
  • How to own your power as an empath
  • Allow your power to be perceived
  • Empathic abilities and weight gain
  • The role guilt plays in unhealed empaths
  • Breaking out of the aggressor, victim, savior paradigm
  • Empathic Shapeshifting
  • Creating new energy grids in the auric field
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New Study Links Social Anxiety To Being An Empath

New Study Links Social Anxiety To Being An Empath | Empaths | Scoop.it

Written by Amateo Ra|


Could social anxiety’s hidden link to empathy give us a greater understanding into the lives of those affected?..


Results support the hypothesis that high socially anxious individuals may demonstrate a unique social-cognitive abilities profile with elevated cognitive empathy tendencies and high accuracy in affective mental state attributions.


This helps shed major light on the subject, finding a hidden link between social anxiety and being an Empath. They used specific testing to measure levels of empathy within specific individuals, and found that those same individuals demonstrated high levels of social anxiety-like behavior.

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(Empath) Science Links Anxiety To High IQ’s & Sentinel Intelligence, Social Anxiety To Very Rare Psychic Gift

(Empath)  Science Links Anxiety To High IQ’s & Sentinel Intelligence, Social Anxiety To Very Rare Psychic Gift | Empaths | Scoop.it
We hypothesized that high-socially-anxious individuals (HSA) may exhibit elevated mentalizing and empathic abilities.”


The research methods were as follows: “Empathy was assessed using self-rating scales in HSA individuals (n=21) and low-socially-anxious (LSA) individuals (n=22), based on their score on the Liebowitz social anxiety scale. A computerized task was used to assess the ability to judge first and second order affective vs. cognitive mental state attributions.”

Remarkably, the scientists found that a large portion of people with social anxiety disorder are gifted empaths

people whose right-brains are operating significantly above normal levels and are able to perceive the physical sensitivities, spiritual urges, motivations, and intentions of other people around them (see Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED Talk below for a powerful explanation of this ability).


The team’s conclusion reads: “Results support the hypothesis that high-socially-anxious individuals demonstrate a unique profile of social-cognitive abilities with elevated cognitive empathy tendencies and high accuracy in affective mental state attributions...”


Empaths who have fully embraced their abilities are able to function on a purely intuition-based level.

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New Study Links Social Anxiety To Being An Empath

New Study Links Social Anxiety To Being An Empath | Empaths | Scoop.it

Written by Amateo Ra|


Could social anxiety’s hidden link to empathy give us a greater understanding into the lives of those affected?..


Results support the hypothesis that high socially anxious individuals may demonstrate a unique social-cognitive abilities profile with elevated cognitive empathy tendencies and high accuracy in affective mental state attributions.


This helps shed major light on the subject, finding a hidden link between social anxiety and being an Empath. They used specific testing to measure levels of empathy within specific individuals, and found that those same individuals demonstrated high levels of social anxiety-like behavior.

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Empowered Living: The Gift of Empathy

Empowered Living: The Gift of Empathy | Empaths | Scoop.it
Living: The Gift of Empathy on The Jenn Royster Show – Are you feeling overwhelmed by everyone, or everything? Isn’t it time your life felt empowered to thrive? Empowered living is possible for you.  Empaths, or highly sensitive people are those who feel other people’s energy or a situation as if it was there own. Take heart and know there is a gift inside you, a powerful antennae to connect with ALL of Life!
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9 Strategies to Protect Yourself from Empathic Illnesses

9 Strategies to Protect Yourself from Empathic Illnesses | Empaths | Scoop.it

Empathic illnesses are those in which you manifest symptoms that are not your own.

Empathic Illnesses: Do You Absorb Other People’s Symptoms?

Empathic illnesses are those in which you manifest symptoms that are not your own. Many patients have come to me labeled “agoraphobic” with panic disorders, chronic depression, fatigue, pain, or mysterious ailments that respond only partially to medications or psychotherapy. Some were nearly housebound or ill for years. They’d all say, “I dread being in crowds.


Other people’s anger, stress, and pain drain me, and I need a lot of alone time to refuel my energy.” When I took a close history of all these patients I found that they were what I call “physical empaths:” people whose bodies are so porous they absorb the symptoms of others. I relate because I am one.


Physical empaths do not have the defenses that others have to screen things out.


As a psychiatrist, knowing this significantly changed how I treated these patients. My job became teaching them to center and protect themselves, set healthy boundaries, and let go of energy they picked up from others.


by Judith Orloff MD

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Lakewolf Whitecrow's comment, March 1, 3:36 PM
I have learned how to recognise which are my feelings and which come from outside. Everyone has a unique signature or "hallmark". What I term "layover" emotions ("layover" in the sense used in medical texts when transparent sheets are used to show the layering of muscles, organs, etc.) are now easy for me to recognise.Ihave also developed a method to teach other physical and emotional empaths the vital skills it took me decades to learn on my own. I will freely share. Send a friend request via Google plus to Lakewolf Whitecrow & I'll add you to my lists. In the meantime, I'l begin to work on writing this all down. No sense in spending vital time to develop tools I've already developed---and taught.
Lakewolf Whitecrow's comment, March 1, 3:40 PM
I have waited for this for DECADES! I was going to write a book on affection as therapy, but sharing it here is so much easier.I don't need credit or citations; it's such a profound sense of relief that I finally have the opportunity to share this. As I'm on SSD, sometimes I'm not doing very well, but I'm never doing better than when I'm helping someone else. May God bless you for giving me this opportunity!
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How To Deal With High Empathy? Living With High Sensitivity

How To Deal With High Empathy? Living With High Sensitivity | Empaths | Scoop.it
Do you sometimes feel sad without really knowing why? Find out whether you are highly empathic and learn how to avoid absorbing the negativity of others.

 MY JOURNEY IN FINDING OUT
 

It wasn’t until recently, when I read an article about ‘30 traits of an empath‘ that I discovered I was not alone in feeling the way I felt at times but that there is a category of humans defined as empaths (my spell check doesn’t even recognize this word).


I am not a fan of labels but learning about some traits and finding out what it meant and feels like to be an empath, has been calming, reassuring and healing. The danger with not being aware of the fact that you are an empath, is to end up with the belief that negative feelings absorbed from others are your own ones.


BY GRETA STREITBERGER 

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Empath Self-Assessment: 8 Common Traits of Empathic People with Pictures

Empath Self-Assessment: 8 Common Traits of Empathic People with Pictures | Empaths | Scoop.it

Do you frequently experience the intense emotions of other, particularly in public settings? Do you find that at times these feelings are intrusive?


Do you struggle with trying to push these emotions away, causing you to become drained and depleted?


Are you able to feel the physical distress of other living creatures, like aches and pains? When a major global event happens that involves significant loss of life, are you able to sense the enormity of the tragedy before it hits the news?


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Are you an Empath?

Are you an Empath? | Empaths | Scoop.it

Unfolding the Higher Paradigm. 

Imagine being able to feel and sense everything, whether positive or negative around you, 24/7.


An Empath can’t turn off empathy (unlike someone who is perhaps ‘empathising’). It is possibly one of the most challenging of psychic gifts to master.


I am an Empath who has spent nearly
two decades, since awakening,
mastering my empathic nature


 It is an ongoing process. I am still not perfect and not sure that I ever will be whilst incarnated here. I am however content, despite the challenges of integration, as I see it as an incredible gift to humanity…


By Openhand

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What is Spiritual Empathy and how to Live with it?

What is Spiritual Empathy and how to Live with it? | Empaths | Scoop.it

Many empathic people use protection exercises and have a lot of different ways to do this, if this works for you and you are comfortable doing so then by all means carry on doing this.


But there is an important point to make regarding protection exercises such as the white bubble (surrounding yourself in a white bubble), and all other ones, that if you continually use protection exercises how are you going to feel any energies (good or bad) from others, your environment, and the world, and how are others going to feel your energy?


How do you stop empathy feelings?


by Wendy Murphy 

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I'm an Empath, Are You? - Sacred Healing

I'm an Empath, Are You? - Sacred Healing | Empaths | Scoop.it

Am I an empath? This is a questions that many people ask themselves. 


I’m an Empath but I didn’t always know that I was. I just knew that I felt emotions on a very deep level and I knew things about people that they hadn’t told me. When I finally found some research on this topic I realized that I was an empath (this was also confirmed to me by a psychic healer).


Sometimes people call us “highly sensitive people”, but I prefer the word empath. If you are very sensitive you may have asked yourself “Am I an empath?“. 


By Nicole Dantzler, RMT CCH

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The Toxic Attraction Between an Empath & a Narcissist.

The Toxic Attraction Between an Empath & a Narcissist. | Empaths | Scoop.it
The more powerful the narcissist becomes, the more likely the empath will retreat into a victim status. Then, there is a very big change---


I am an empath. I discovered I was an empath after I got involved in a very deep and highly destructive relationship with a narcissist.

I am writing this article from the perspective on an empath, however, would love to read the view from the opposite side if there are any narcissists that would like to offer their perception on this.


Through writing about the empath personality type I have connected with many other people who class themselves as an empath and time and again I have heard people tell me how they have also attracted relationships with narcissists. There is a link. So, I decided to explore it further.


Via Alex Myles

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10 Signs That You Are An Empath - Introvert Spring

10 Signs That You Are An Empath - Introvert Spring | Empaths | Scoop.it
If you are an introvert who is highly sensitive, you might also be an empath.


Empaths are highly sensitive individuals who deeply feel the emotions of those around them.


Both introverts and empaths are likely to feel overwhelmed by crowds and loud noises.


They are also prone to feeling drained and completely exhausted to the point of fatigue. For introverts, feeling drained is usually due to overstimulation.. For empaths, it is related to the stress of constantly feeling other people’s emotions.

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Advice for Empaths, Teal Swan with Host Amanda Flaker

In this interview Teal shares her experience learning to cope/thrive with her empathic abilities and offers advice to other empaths on how to feel empowered and fearless with their sensitivities.
To join the "Empowering Empathic Abilities" online support group click here:
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Studies Link Social Anxiety To Empathetic Ability, High IQs, & Sentinel Intelligence

Studies Link Social Anxiety To Empathetic Ability, High IQs, & Sentinel Intelligence | Empaths | Scoop.it
What if they are more aware of the things that are wrong with society and are more connected to the suffering in the world?  What if an anxious mind is a searching and connected mind?


 A very important study came out a few years ago linking social anxiety to increased empathetic abilities.


 People who report suffering from social anxiety have an increased ability to feel and interpret the emotions and mental states of people around them.  As the study concluded:


Results support the hypothesis that high socially anxious individuals may demonstrate a unique social-cognitive abilities profile with elevated cognitive empathy tendencies and high accuracy in affective mental state attributions...


a recent study  found that people with social anxiety exhibit elevated mentalizing and empathetic abilities.  Essentially, they have a much higher psycho-social awareness. 


by Steven Bancarz,

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Heal Overactive Empathy

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Heal Overactive Empathy
Do you feel energetically drained because you constantly pick up other people’s emotions?

Reclaim your power from overactive empathy and stop absorbing other people’s energies. Find out if you are an empath or highly sensitive person.

Blog Articles on Overactive Empathy
Are You an Empath? – Did you ever wonder why you are able pick up on other people’s energy easily? You may be an Empath. Sometimes it can be difficult to diagnose whether or not you are an Empath. Everyone is born with the gift of empathy, but I think there are some defining traits that separate normal empathy from overactive empathy.
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Coping With Empathy Overload

Coping With Empathy Overload | Empaths | Scoop.it
Do people tell you that you are just too sensitive? Maybe you are Empathic. Empaths feel what others are experiencing physically, emotionally, or mentally.


Yes, there are advantages to knowing what others are feeling, but you really don't want to feel that person's headache or know someone's pants are too tight! All these sensations can become overwhelming, yet empathy can be really useful. So, here are some ways to live as an Empath without getting beat up by your sensitivities.

The first step to dealing with empathic sensitivity is to know what is yours and what isn't. If you are not prone to headaches, yet all the sudden you have one, look around and see who nearby has a furrowed brow. You might not see the person because you by empathic with people who are near by as well with people you are strongly connected to. You can see why empathic people can feel a sensation without realizing it isn't theirs.


So what can an empath do?


by Cindy Griffith-Bennett 

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Lakewolf Whitecrow's comment, March 1, 3:26 PM
I've been studying the use of empathy in therapeutic sessions since 1981. Though I haven't a degree, I do have experience with writing white papers via my appointment to PA governor Shapp's Gay Task Force as the organiser of the Gay Youth Committee in 1975.
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I was appointed at age 16.
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Are You An Empath? Watch This Video! - YouTube

A ten minute healing to repair the damage to the energy field that creates the empathic distractions that keep us from living out our joy and our desires for...
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What is an Empath and Are You One?

What is an Empath and Are You One? | Empaths | Scoop.it

by Randi Fine 


Have you ever wondered why people who are strangers or people you hardly know open up to you and share their most trusted thoughts?


Do you have an instant connection with animals? Are you unable to watch violence, cruelty, or tragedy on television or in the movies because your soul just can’t bear it? Do you have an instant knowing about the character of the people you meet upon first meeting them? Are you highly spiritual and find the physical world and everything in it heavy?


Are you often tired and have physical ailments that cannot be medically explained? If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions you may be an “empath.


Empaths are people who are highly sensitive to the energy and the emotions of the people, animals, and sometimes even the spiritual imprints that exist around them. 

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» Do Empaths Really Exist? - Reaching Life Goals

» Do Empaths Really Exist? - Reaching Life Goals | Empaths | Scoop.it
Do empaths really exist? Learn more about empaths and find out what some of the traits and characteristics are of empaths. Emapths - real or fake?


Recently, a friend of mine who is a psychologist shared with me during a conversation about career counseling that she has the ability to sense the emotions of others. At first, I thought she was talking about the construct of empathy, an ability most helping professionals seem to (or at least should) possess. As our conversation continued however, it became clear to me that she was talking about something completely different.


Specifically, she identified herself as an empath. 


by John D. Moore, PhD (


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How to Protect Yourself as an Empath

How to Protect Yourself as an Empath | Empaths | Scoop.it

In spirit science perspective, the reason that you are an empath is because you are tuned into the universal consciousness more than other people.


You are so dialed in to the oneness factor that connects us all that you are feeling someone else’s pain which really means you are projecting and reflecting your own experiences into the situation which makes you empathic to begin with.


You are the universe itself experiencing itself through a fractalized visual mass.

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Empaths are more in tune with everything in life, more connected to human emotion, love all animals, prefer nature over buildings. Empaths trust their gut intuition, and ask for more spiritual guidance.

More connected, and more in tune can make one more prone to psychological, and physical illnesses from absorbing all of the energy around you.I was once told by one of my instructors that I should visualize a suit of armor protecting me from the outside sources. At times I do embrace this technique if I'm becoming over anxious or melancholy. I prefer to embrace my empath abilities as it increases my spiritual intuition. 

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Empath Highly Sensitive People Energy Tips 2014: Dr. Michael Smith - YouTube

Download Dr. Smith's free eBook & audio for empaths here: http://tiny.cc/th9wfx Learn how Earth's free electrons heal the body (watch video): http://tiny.cc/...
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I Feel Your Pain: An Empath's Guide to Staying Balanced - Bo Forbes Yoga

I Feel Your Pain: An Empath's Guide to Staying Balanced - Bo Forbes Yoga | Empaths | Scoop.it

Do you often wonder which emotions are yours, and which belong to someone else? When people you care about are hurting, do you feel their pain so deeply that it’s hard to separate—even after they’re out of crisis mode?


In relationships, do you donate so much of your own natural resources that you suffer from a chronic energy shortage? And with those you’re close to, is it hard to figure out what your own needs are—or even what you want for dinner? If the answer is yes, it’s highly likely that you’re an empath.


What does it mean to be an empath,
and why is it fraught with these basic
life challenges? 

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Five Types of Empaths - YouTube

New Website! http://www.spiritualmechanic.com You can go to the site to get your free chakra clearing meditation and PDF. Also, there are some great resource...
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