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Empathy and Weight Gain

Empathy and Weight Gain | Empaths | Scoop.it

I will be exploring the topic of weight gain in much more detail in my “Empowering Empathic Abilities” online class, but I wanted to send this out for any of you empaths out there who struggle with your weight and feel guilty because of it. Don’t.


Carrying extra weight does not make you any less spiritual or less valuable than anyone else on the planet. Learn to love and accept yourself. Thank your body for how it protects and takes care of you. I promise it will do wonders in your overall health and sense of well-being!

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 Learning to self-sooth is one of the most

important healing modalities

an empath can learn.

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EMPATHS part 1 traits, abilities and why the world needs you! - YouTube

Are you an empath? what are the traits of being an empath? is it genetic? explaining all about them! is being an empath common?


try the free empath test below http://www.empathtest.com/

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Empaths

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An empath is someone who feels the emotions of others, in addition to their own. It sounds fictitious and it certainly began that way. Empath was a Marvel Comics character in the 1980s – a mutant who could sense and manipulate others’ emotions. However, people are increasingly identifying as empaths.


Feeling empathy is an integral part of human nature, although it is not ubiquitous. We have a name for people without empathy – psychopaths or sociopaths – of which approximately 1% of the population is composed. If we can conceive of a lack of empathy, why is the idea of someone who feels extreme empathy rejected? I suppose it is a reflection of society’s focus on the negative.


Below is a list of the most

common traits of an

empath. 

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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: 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. 


To determine if you are a physical

empath take the following quiz.


by Judith Orloff MD

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The Highly Sensitive Empath & the Earth Dimensions - YouTube

This is a brief overview to help sensitive empaths understand more of how things are working here for us, how we contribute and how the contributions of others helps us immensely.

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THE EMPATHIC LISTENER

THE EMPATHIC LISTENER | Empaths | Scoop.it

Is there healing value in listening to the heartache and suffering of others? This requires the listener to be very present in that moment and to block out everything and totally engage in this process.


To listen properly, there should be no distractions. You must pay close attention to what is being said.  Advise may or may not be what the person is desiring.  Sometimes they are only wanting someone to listen intently.


Women seem more likely to open up about their problems than men do.  Men sometimes regard emotional pain as a sign of weakness or not being “man enough” to suffer in silence.


The empathic listener is a compassionate,

caring and powerfully healing friend. 


This listener may find themselves

totally drained emotionally but

spiritually elevated by participating.


by Gypsy V

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3 Quick Ways to Get Control of Overactive Empathy

3 Quick Ways to Get Control of Overactive Empathy | Empaths | Scoop.it

You know when you get a glimpse into someone else’s emotional experience or their pain?  You can really feel it for a moment and sometimes it might bring you to tears or motivate you to help someone.  That’s empathy.


Overactive empathy, on the other hand, is when you have that experience of opening up to someone else’s emotions and experience, but then instead of coming back to yourself afterwards and being centered in your own needs and feelings, you remain ‘out there’ – absorbed in everyone else’s ‘stuff’.  In social situations, you can sense what everyone else is feeling and thinking. 


Even walking past people in the street, you can feel and sense what is going on with them.  Physical empaths can even pick up physical pains and aches that aren’t theirs.


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Overactive empathy can lead to
people-pleasing, self-sacrifice
and self neglect

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by Leanne Chapman 

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Yoga for Empaths: Creating Effective Boundaries and Building Physical and Emotional Immunity -

Yoga for Empaths: Creating Effective Boundaries and Building Physical and Emotional Immunity - | Empaths | Scoop.it

Empaths—extremely empathic people—make wonderful teachers, healers, therapists, and partners.


Being an empath, however, can be hazardous to your health: Empaths absorb others’ emotions, get sick more easily, and are more vulnerable to emotional contagion than people who are not empaths.


Discover how you can maximize the benefits and neutralize the risks of being an empath by learning

  • The five major signs that you or someone you know is an empath
  • The six components of embodied awareness
  • How to detect and shield yourself from emotional contagion
  • Three powerful ways to develop physical and emotional immunity
  • Ways to establish and bolster healthy boundaries
  • How to bring interdependence-rather than codependence-into your primary relationships.

by Bo Forbes


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Being an empath, however,

can be hazardous to your health:

Empaths absorb others’ emotions, 

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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

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.


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Being an empath is much more than

being highly sensitive and it’s not

just limited to emotions.  

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8 Musts For Empaths

8 Musts For Empaths | Empaths | Scoop.it

Once you have clarified that you are indeed an empath, then you have accepted that you are a little “different”.

 

Here is a link to previous post to see if you are an empath. There are different rules that you should abide by to prevent yourself from harm and to learn how to harness your gifts towards your higher purpose. Chances are if you are not an empath then you have a friend or family member that is.  


As empaths get older and wiser they tend to gravitate towards one another


so it is not uncommon to eventually surround yourself with several like-minded people.

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Too Much Empathy Can Hurt

Too Much Empathy Can Hurt | Empaths | Scoop.it

ARE YOU EMPATHIC? 


• Are your coworkers, friends, and family members like psychic vampires who siphon your energy and leave you feeling drained?


• Feeling angry, depressed, or sick most of the time? 
You may be an empath picking up on the detrimental thoughts, emotions, and attitudes of others. Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You is for those who carry energetic burdens that belong to someone else. More than two dozen proven and effective ways to clear your energy field, this guide employs empowering, proactive techniques to manage your own energy. With a chapter on the psychology of empathy by Dr. Caron Goode, this book presents the personal story of how the author learned to psychically protect herself. 

 

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THE EMPATH - Empathy is a true human superpower. I feel for you. really

THE EMPATH - Empathy is a true human superpower. I feel for you. really | Empaths | Scoop.it

THE EMPATH is a recurring character in Star Trek, usually a woman, who has the ability to read the emotions of others, sometimes at great distance. Empath Deanna Troi, for example, is seen as having the seemingly futuristic and alien talent to feel what others feel.

 By ALBERT NERENBERG,


What is truly sci-fi is that almost all humans possess this
apparently fantastical ability. Empathy is a true human superpower.
Most of us are empaths. Most of us feel for strangers, can read
other people's emotions and can feel other people's pain.

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Empathy is a Superpower

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A Review of the Biological, Psychological and Spiritual Basis of the Empath Experience by Elise Lebeau, Ph.D. | EliseLebeau.com

A Review of the Biological, Psychological and Spiritual Basis of the Empath Experience by Elise Lebeau, Ph.D. | EliseLebeau.com | Empaths | Scoop.it
The term empath is used to describe someone who experiences the emotions of others as their own. But is there a basis in reality for the empath experience?

 

The empath experience is a term used to describe a process by which a person feels the emotions of someone else as their own. Initially born in fiction novels and movies, this concept has gained momentum as potentially having a basis in reality, mostly through self-reports on internet web sites dedicated to empaths. A discussion is presented on the potential biological processes that could be involved in the empath experience, such as mirror neurons. We also discuss the relationship between the psychological concept of empathy and the empath experience as well as the major challenges faced by empaths, such as mental illness, lack of widespread information and a fear of being ridiculed upon disclosure of their experience. Finally, an in-depth exploration of the deeper purpose behind the emergence of this ability strengthens the possibility that the empath experience has transcended fiction to become part of our everyday life.

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How to Love an Empath.

How to Love an Empath. | Empaths | Scoop.it
We feel more than we think. This is a blessing and a curse. It allows us to understand people and see things others don’t. However, when we remove the shield we become vulnerable and in this vulnerability we can be hurt.

I’ve battled my bleeding heart for my entire life. I don’t want to anymore. I love that I can touch my emotions, delve into them, experience them and move forward. I can sense other people’s emotions too, as if they were my own.


Slowly, I am learning how to keep myself

protected while I remain exposed and empathetic, without being untrusting and guarded.


Via Rebecca Lammersen

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There is absolutely no greater Earthly gift than the arrival of one empath into another empath's life.
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I’m An Empath: Get Me Out Of Here | Fe-line

I’m An Empath: Get Me Out Of Here | Fe-line | Empaths | Scoop.it

In crowded or stressful places, with a lot of noise, an empath can find themselves feeling confused and anxious due to the sheer barrage of angry and negative “white noise” – a storm of jumbled and distressing non verbal emotional information which they will unconsciously try and process.


In the worst case scenario, empaths can become angst-absorbing sponges, totally overwhelmed by other people’s feelings. And they won’t know why.


It can get exhausting.


by HELENA JOHNSON


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Yoganic Flow – When an Empath is in balance, the power is endless!!

Yoganic Flow – When an Empath is in balance, the power is endless!! | Empaths | Scoop.it

These are just a few common experiences of Empaths. I attended a class about how to thrive as an Empath at the Florida School of Holistic Living a few weeks ago


. At the beginning of the class I didn’t know what an Empath was. As we went through the content, things started to click for me. Memories of crying all the time as a child/adult. Feeling responsible for the feelings of those around me. Having strong physical reactions to people, situations or places.


Becoming numb when I experienced emotional/sensory overload. Writing countless blogs about my emotions and how to control/cope with them…so this new realization of what is called an empath is so refreshing to know. NOTHING IS WRONG WITH ME?!! I always knew it but to have a name for it….. brought me a sigh of relief.


So, now that I knowI am an Empath.

What’s next?!

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30 Traits of the Empaths

30 Traits of the Empaths | Empaths | Scoop.it

Most of these traits I can tick for myself. I never knew that stomach issues could be because of being an empath! That explains a lot to me. Are you an empath?

The kind of questions that may of gone through your mind:

- Why do I feel this way while others seem to be able to brush off the things that cut me like a knife?
- Why am I not able to switch off all this chaos?


Why do I feel so alone in

a room full of people?


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Coping Tips for Empaths

Coping Tips for Empaths | Empaths | Scoop.it

Being an empath can be physically and emotionally draining. Many people are unaware that they’re an empath and do not know how to cope with this ability.


Firstly, you should start to develop your “Shield Body”, this is your protection bubble around your physical body (everyone and everything is energy and what you think you create).


There is a layer of your aura that is devoted to your interface with your environment. Its shape and condition indicate your relationship to your world. People who are empaths often have a “thin skin” in relation to their shield body. When it has holes in it, we are more easily influenced by our environment.


Visualize a shield of energy around

your physical body. See it as being

radiant and complete. 


By Lisa Morris

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30 Recognizable Signs of an Empath - Lez Get Real

30 Recognizable Signs of an Empath - Lez Get Real | Empaths | Scoop.it

I was born, raised and trained as an empath. When I tell people this they usually react the same way “Prove it.” I hate that.


I usually want to respond with “Well then, I can tell you are a skeptical person that believes in nothing unless shown Scientific “proof”. What ever happened to trusting your “gut feeling“?


For me, that gut feeling is called Empathy and its a pain in the ass. I hate having to educate people on something they already believe is not true or real.Its about the same as me turning to you and saying “Wind isn’t real unless you can show it to me.”

by J. Wolffe 


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For me,

that gut feeling is called Empathy

and its a pain in the ass.

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Empathy | What is an empath?

Posts about Empathy written by gelafelipe

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. 


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You either are an empath

or you aren’t.

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Empathy as a Mass Movement

Empathy as a Mass Movement | Empaths | Scoop.it

Mass Empathy, particularly now, could be tossing you into the undiscerning maw of the masses and may leave you at the mercy of someone else’s ideals.


This could be by people or organizations devoid of knowing your own unique emotional state and feeling – without you even knowing it, and these masses may have no intention of keeping you safe. They simply data mine your states of emotion and market them. I study propaganda and emotional states for my work and I have experienced this, so this is a cautionary tale of discernment I would advise you to continue on with.


As a psychic empath, the most vital tool is  
still in trying to be selective in understanding
ideas, mass media, ideologies and t
he emotions that drive them. 

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Empathic Illnesses: Do You Absorb Other People’s Symptoms? Dr. Judith Orloff

Empathic Illnesses: Do You Absorb Other People’s Symptoms?  Dr. Judith Orloff | Empaths | Scoop.it
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.


To determine if you are a physical empath

take the following quiz.

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VISÃO\\VI5I0NTHNG's comment, February 27, 2014 9:26 PM
That is an interesting insight, but is it a flaw, or is it part of the 'game' of being an empath? :)
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Am I An Empath?

Are you an Empath or are you simply skilled at empathy? Watch the video to find the answer. Sign up for email updates at www.spiritualmechanic.com! You can g...
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15 Tips For Empaths and Highly Sensitive People

15 Tips For Empaths and Highly Sensitive People | Empaths | Scoop.it

Empathic ability allows you to read and understand people’s energy. This ability may be genetic, passing from generation to generation. You may share this ability with a relative, so look at your family tree; does anyone else seem to fit the description? Empaths have the ability to scan another’s energy for thoughts, feelings and possibly for past, present, and future life occurrences. Most empaths are unaware of how this really works, and have accepted that they are sensitive to other people’s energy. The ability to correctly perceive and to some extent mirror the energy of another is a challenge. This gift allows us to steer ourselves through life with added perception. You need to be selective and have coping skills in place, if not you will easily be overwhelmed.

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Empathy as a Psychic Ability

Exercise: Using Empathy as a Psychic Ability.

1.  Imagine a friend is sitting across from you and your friend is feeling fine.  You sense she is in a good space.
2. Imagine touching the person with just one finger and listening and feeling for what your one finger is telling you about the friend. Notice that we are only using one finger, a very light touch. Using just one finger is protective and may be all you need to do to get enough information.
3.  Imagine you want to know more and experience greater empathy, yet you don’t want to pick up too much.  Imagine using two fingers (just two) to touch the person.  Notice if you get a little more informatio
4.  If you want still more information, imagine placing your hand on your friend’s shoulder and feeling her state.  This is still using your empathy as a psychic ability.
Many of us are naturally empathic.  We are great friends and listeners.  Learn how to protect and ground your energy so you don’t pick up too much.

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