Empaths
31.5K views | +10 today
Follow
Empaths
News about Empaths - people acutely sensitive and empathic to others feelings
Curated by Edwin Rutsch
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

To Empathy Cafe Magazine Front Page

To Empathy Cafe Magazine Front Page | Empaths | Scoop.it

Empathy Cafe Magazine Front Page


Visit the individual magazines specifically for empathy and;

*   Main Page All
*   Animals
*   Art
*   Compassion

*   Compassionate Communications (NVC)

*   Curriculums
*   Education
*   Empaths

*   Empathy Quotes

*   Empathic Design - Empathy in Human-Centered Design (New!)
*   Health Care

*   Justice

*   Self-Empathy & Self-Compassion
*   Teaching - Learning
*   Work 

*   etc.


====================

Please Click 'Follow' to receive updates.
It also helps us rise in the rankings 
and gives us more exposure
on Scoop.it. 

===========

Thanks so much.

Edwin Rutsch, Editor

Join us on Facebook Center for Building a Culture of Empathy
http://CultureOfEmpathy.com

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

What the heck is an empath?

What the heck is an empath? | Empaths | Scoop.it

But what, exactly, is an empath? The word itself is a recent invention and wandered into general usage not from clinical language, but from science fiction. The earliest instance that the OED cites is in a 1956 short story of the same name, published in New Worlds magazine. In this scenario, an empath is capable not of heightened sensitivity of other's needs, but of outright emotional telepathy.

“How exactly does the government use empaths?” a character asks.

“We can tell the level of a man's loyalty just by meeting him,” the empath explains. “We can walk around a factory and sense there's going to be a strike.”

The word — and the concept of utilitarian empathy — became a genre convention in the following years, but didn't cross the spark gap between genre fiction and general pop culture until it lent its name to a 1968 episode of Star Trek, in which the Enterprise crew meets a woman whose species is capable of absorbing and relieving others' pain. 

 

Sarah Marshall

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Edwin Rutsch from Empathy and Compassion
Scoop.it!

Join the Empathy Trainers Association - Now Forming

Join the Empathy Trainers Association - Now Forming | Empaths | Scoop.it

The Association For

  1. Empathy Trainers who have similar and common interests, activities and concerns about teaching empathy.
  2. Mutual promotion of the welfare of all it’s members.
  3. Protect and advance mutual interests.
  4. Set and maintain standards.
  5. Promote social, advertising and political action to get communities, organizations, businesses and government to support empathy training programs.
  6. etc


Benefits for Members

  • Access to training curriculum from other members.
  • Share training materials and resources.
  • A directory of empathy trainers that prospective clients can access. For Clients - If you're looking for a trainer you have a place to go 
  • Offer business support and leads to members. 
  • Discussion forums listservs.
  • etc

 

Links
Join us in forming the Empathy Trainers Association.
 

Google Group for Email Discussions 
An ongoing discussion list. 

Facebook Event
Sign up and invite friends. 

Facebook Group 
Group to for  discussions on Facebook

Shared Google Doc
For shared working space.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

30 traits of an Empath (How to know if you’re an Empath)

30 traits of an Empath (How to know if you’re an Empath) | Empaths | Scoop.it

What is an empath?
Being an empath is when you are affected by other people’s energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others.  Your life is unconsciously influenced by others’ desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods. 

 

Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive and it’s not just limited to emotions.  Empaths can perceive physical sensitivities and spiritual urges, as well as just knowing the motivations and intentions of other people.  You either are an empath or you aren’t.  It’s not a trait that is learned.  You are always open, so to speak, to process other people’s feelings and energy, which means that you really feel, and in many cases take on the emotions of others.  

 

Many empaths experience things like chronic fatigue, environmental sensitivities, or unexplained aches and pains daily.  These are all things that are more likely to be contributed to outside influences and not so much yourself at all.  Essentially you are walking around in this world with all of the accumulated karma, emotions, and energy from others.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Empath Empowerment - Bridget Nielsen

Often times an empath can feel anxiety attacks, panic attack symptoms, and are highly sensitive person (s) if they haven't harnessed their "superpower"

 

This video is about advice for empaths, signs you are an empath and to show how empaths forgot their power. By being in your body and in your center will assist with the law of attraction, motivation, joy, personal development, spiritual expansion and manifesting the life you want!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

What Happens When You Stop Listening To People Who Say You're Not 'Enough'

What Happens When You Stop Listening To People Who Say You're Not 'Enough' | Empaths | Scoop.it
When dating, we're often made to feel like we're not enough. We need to determine our self-worth on our own instead of leaving it in the hands of others.

 

I am an empath. An empath is someone who is affected by other people’s energies, and have a natural ability to feel and perceive others. For those who identify as empaths, we often are made to feel that our emotions are too much.

 

We walk around weighted with the feeling that being so passionate and feeling everything deeply is somehow a flaw. It would occur to no one (least of all to us) that our heightened emotions were a part of our very nature and not a flair for drama.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Empaths Forgot Their Power

How to Heal and Thrive as an Empath (online class) http://chakracenter.org/2015/07/12/how-to-heal-and-thrive-as-an-empath/ Empaths forgot their powe
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

What Is an Empath?

What Is an Empath? | Empaths | Scoop.it
Empathy is the ability to read and understand people and be in-tune with or resonate with others, voluntarily or involuntarily of one's empath capacity.

Empaths have the ability to scan another's psyche for thoughts and feelings or for past, present, and future life occurrences. Many empaths are unaware of how this actually works, and have long accepted that they were sensitive to others.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Know Thyself: An empath's survival guide in 5 steps

Know Thyself: An empath's survival guide in 5 steps | Empaths | Scoop.it
You know you’re an empath when, like Obi-Wan Kenobi, you feel great disturbances in The Force.

But you also sense tiny trembles. You detect an atmospheric shift when one person’s energy enters, or contaminates, a room.  Another person’s mood slams you when you lay a single fingertip on their skin.  If anyone is in pain, you feel it, physically.

You’re the glue holding families together, the bandage for the group’s faulty communication.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Empath Traits: Signs Of A Highly Sensitive Person

Empath Traits: Signs Of A Highly Sensitive Person | Empaths | Scoop.it

Have you ever walked in a room and had a wave of negative energy wash over you? Have you had a conversation with a stranger and could tell, without them saying a word about it, that they were deeply troubled or sad Do you ever feel so profoundly moved by something beautiful that you start to cry?


If any of these ring true for you, you might be an empath — a highly sensitive person who has a more heightened awareness to subtle stimuli.



Here are 22 empath traits that might suggest you are a highly sensitive person:

1. People point it out

You’ve been told all your life you are too sensitive, overly emotional, or wear your heart on your sleeve. People tell you that you pick up on cues or feelings they don’t even notice.

2. You feel other’s feelings

You’ve noticed how sensitive you are to the emotions of others. Even before they tell you how they are feeling, you already know. You can enter a room and have a sense of the general mood of the environment.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Examining the Highly Sensitive Personality -- Sensitive: The Untold Story

Examining the Highly Sensitive Personality -- Sensitive: The Untold Story | Empaths | Scoop.it
You might be one of the 20 percent of the population who are highly sensitive individuals, an often misunderstood physiological trait examined in depth through the new documentary Sensitive: The Untold Story.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Edwin Rutsch from Empathy and Compassion
Scoop.it!

6 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Highly Empathetic People

6 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Highly Empathetic People | Empaths | Scoop.it
The truth is that being empathetic is one of the most worthwhile traits a person can have. To not only be able to acknowledge one another's wellbeing, but to actually feel what someone else is experiencing, and to truly connect at that core level, is unprecedentedly powerful.


It's something we all need to develop a bit more, especially on a mass scale. But, like most things in the world, it's stigmatized to an unfair degree (if not disregarded completely).


Here are all the things people tend to get wrong about empaths, and the truth that may make you realize you are one (but perhaps in denial):

Highly Empathetic People Usually Come From Difficult, If Not Abusive, Pasts


BRIANNA WIEST

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

How to Solve the Problem of Empathy 

How to Solve the Problem of Empathy  | Empaths | Scoop.it

"Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate.

 

It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled.   Anthon St Maarten

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

EmpathTest.com - Are you an Empath?

EmpathTest.com - Are you an Empath? | Empaths | Scoop.it

This test scores you on several categories, including:

  • whether  you are an Out of Control Healer,
  • how well you use your own
  •  Empathic Protection Tools,
  • how much you Unconsciously Mirror  other people,
  • and how Logical vs Intuitive you are.

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Blog | Empathic Healing Method | Alternative Healing Method

Blog | Empathic Healing Method | Alternative Healing Method | Empaths | Scoop.it

The truth is I believe it’s up to us empaths to turn the ship around, as underneath the layers and the colors, we will find nature herself—the universe herself—to be an empathic intelligence. Ever expanding, ever contracting, she relates herself on and on, to and from the patterns that compose her—she is as one with herself, feeling together with all that she is. She is the definition of empathy 

 

Alayna Freese

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

The Real Difference Between Empaths & Non-Empathic People

The Real Difference Between Empaths & Non-Empathic People | Empaths | Scoop.it
The word empath is a hot trend in spiritual and personal growth circles, and we have an idea of what an empath is… but what does it mean to be an empath?

So yes… don’t know if you’ve all heard, but there’s this shift and awakening thing going on around the world. Have you noticed that?

So why is that actually? Why has your personal journey been so hectic and what is the point of all this empath stuff?

Pain makes most people angry and hateful

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Empaths vs Highly Sensitive People Not the Same Thing

Further info/clarification from this article: http://chakracenter.org/2015/07/16/empaths-vs-hsp-theyre-not-the-same-thing/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

5 Tips For Empaths To Prevent Anxiety And Depression

You Are Worthy. :-) Exclusive Videos Here: http://www.ralphsmart.com Instagram: infinitewaters Feel Alive by Ralph Smart. The New Book Now Available Below

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Why Empaths Need Alone Time: Loving an Empath PART 2

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM author and empath Dr. Judith Orloff dialogues with her partner Corey Folsom about how they negotiate "alone time" in their relationship

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

The Unhealthy Attraction Between Empaths & Narcissists

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM author Judith Orloff MD warns empaths against getting involved with narcissists. Learn the warning signs of a narcissist and stay away

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

9 Tips to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Illnesses – Therapy Today

9 Tips to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Illnesses – Therapy Today | Empaths | Scoop.it
As a psychiatrist I’ve had many patients come to me 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.'

 

  Judith Orloff

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

The Toxic Attraction Between an Empath & a Narcissist.

The Toxic Attraction Between an Empath & a Narcissist. | Empaths | Scoop.it
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 of 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.

For a detailed explanation of both the narcissist and empathy personality types, please click here and here.

This is my theory…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

6 Benefits Of Being A Highly Sensitive Person: 2. We're Empathetic

6 Benefits Of Being A Highly Sensitive Person: 2. We're Empathetic | Empaths | Scoop.it


In a recent study, a group of HSPs and non-HSPs were each shown photos of both strangers and loved ones with facial expressions exhibiting either happiness or sadness.


For HSP subjects, it didn't matter whether the photo displayed a positive or negative emotion — HSPs displayed higher levels of activation in the areas of the brain associated with empathy.

Of course, HSPs aren't the only people who experience empathy, and non-HSPs are equally capable of being amazing friends, partners, and parents — but our high levels of empathy are a special quality we can bring to our relationships.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

The Empath Academy - Become a Thriving & Skilled Empath - Intimate course with Dr. Michael R. Smith

The Empath Academy - Become a Thriving & Skilled Empath - Intimate course with Dr. Michael R. Smith | Empaths | Scoop.it

Dear Fellow Empath/Sensitive....


Are you an empath?

If you've ever had the experience of easily feeling other people's emotional states, and are able to feel subtle spiritual or emotional energy, then the chances are that you are an Empath, or Highly Sensitive Person.  


If you're an empath or sensitive person, you will generally have the following traits:

  • You are a good listener, often a magnet for other people's stories.
  • You feel emotions deeply and cry easily, often for no reason.
  • You have good intuition, especially when it comes to other people. You can 'just know' what someone might be experiencing.
  • You may often become over-stimulated in public places like malls.


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Wellbeing: Running on empathy -

Wellbeing: Running on empathy - | Empaths | Scoop.it
They are known as 'emotional empaths' and they are slowly gaining a place on the bookshop shelf thanks to Judith Orloff, the author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Freedom.


"Empaths are highly sensitive, finely tuned instruments when it comes to emotions", she writes. "They feel everything, sometimes to an extreme, and are less apt to intellectualise feelings. Intuition is the filter through which they experience the world".


According to Orloff, empaths are the type of people you want on your side. "They are naturally giving, spiritually attuned and good listeners. If you want heart, empaths have got it. Through thick and thin, they're there for you, world-class nurturers".

more...
No comment yet.