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‘It's a superpower’: meet the empaths paid to read your mind - The Guardian

‘It's a superpower’: meet the empaths paid to read your mind - The Guardian | Empaths | Scoop.it
And as each day passes, it seems more and more people are identifying empaths. It’s an increasingly popular tag on Tumblr and Instagram. Psychiatrist Judith Orloff, author of The Empath’s Survival Guide, moderates a Facebook support group for empaths: she defines an empath as someone who absorbs other people’s emotions to the point of feeling oppressed by them.

 

Around 80% of her clients are female. “But you know what’s interesting? I’m finding now that even the non-empaths are becoming more like empaths,” she tells me. “The social media news environment creates a sort of sensory overload. You can’t help but feel all the time. and ultimately it leaves you with this helplessness.”

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

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

 

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.

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The Complete Empath Toolkit Official Site - Dr. Michael R. Smith - #1 eBook for Highly Sensitive People and Empaths

The Complete Empath Toolkit Official Site - Dr. Michael R. Smith - #1 eBook for Highly Sensitive People and Empaths | Empaths | Scoop.it
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:
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Celebrating the Highly Sensitive Man

Celebrating the Highly Sensitive Man | Empaths | Scoop.it
In my books, “The Empath’s Survival Guide” and “Emotional Freedom,” I write extensively about the power of empaths and describe strategies for how empaths can stay centered and strong in an overwhelming world. Since I’m an empath and worship sensitivity, I want to help empathic men (and women) cultivate this asset and be more comfortable with it.

 

Empathic men often have a harder time than women because in Western culture sensitivity may be seen as a weakness or too “feminine.” This is a huge misconception. The new evolved man is skillful in balancing both the masculine and feminine in himself, embodying his full power.

Empaths are highly sensitive, finely tuned instruments when it comes to emotions. They feel everything, sometimes to an extreme and are less apt to intellectualize feelings.

 

Judith Orloff

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Empaths and narcissists make a 'toxic' partnership — here's why they're attracted to each other

Empaths and narcissists make a 'toxic' partnership — here's why they're attracted to each other | Empaths | Scoop.it
People who are poles apart might be drawn together for all the wrong reasons.

Narcissists, for example, are attracted to people they will get the greatest use from. Often, this means they pursue and target empaths.

Empaths are the opposite of narcissists. While people with narcissistic personality disorder have no empathy, and thrive on the need for admiration, empaths are highly sensitive and in tune with other people's emotions.
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5 Tools to Become a Warrior Empath - Judith Orloff MD

5 Tools to Become a Warrior Empath - Judith Orloff MD | Empaths | Scoop.it
5 Warrior Empath Tools

1. Express gratitude. Start each day with a gratefulness affirmation instead of focusing on all the things you have to do. Gratitude increases positive energy and keeps you in the moment rather than wasting energy by catastrophizing about the future.

2. Meditate. Practice the 3 Minute Heart Meditation throughout the day to stay centered in your heart energy, instead of fear. This short meditation works wonders bring you back to your power when you start to feel sensory overload. This meditation strengthens you and makes you in charge of your emotional state.

3. Mindful breathing. Breathe out negative energy and stress, breathe in clarity and power. The breath is your friend. To be a warrior, it’s helpful to keep breathing out negative energy and stress throughout the day. This stops the accumulation of stress in your body.

4. Strengthen your intuition. Trust your intuition to choose positive people in your inner circle. Keep the energy vampires out whenever possible. Intuition will tell you when your energy has increased or decreased around someone. Pay attention to this information. Stick with those people who increase your energy. Learn to set clear boundaries with those who drain you.

5. Love yourself. You are a precious being. Please remember that. Let your daily mantra be “I embrace my sensitivities. I can be vulnerable and strong at the same time.”
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The Empath's Survival Guide: Judith Orloff and Edwin Rutsch

The Empath's Survival Guide: Judith Orloff and Edwin Rutsch | Empaths | Scoop.it

 

Judith Orloff, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, has helped patients find emotional freedom for over 20 years. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality to achieve physical and emotional healing. She is the author of The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People.
 

 "Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,"

 

"Energy doesn't lie. 
Keep sensing it, trusting it, letting it liberate you.
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The Empath's Survival Guide Online Course CE Credits

The Empath's Survival Guide Online Course CE Credits | Empaths | Scoop.it

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This is a tough world for sensitive people. From the constant bombardment of the 24-hour news cycle to the presence of untold numbers of visual, audio, and chemical toxins in our environment, those with naturally high sensitivity can find themselves easily overwhelmed.

 

The Empath's Survival Guide Online Course serves as a hands-on resource for learning the skills sensitive people need to become healthy and empowered in a world that often doesn't understand. In addition to the life strategies, insights, and copy of The Empath's Survival Guide provided by this course, you can also purchase 8 Continuing Education credits for professional development and certification, provided by R. Cassidy Seminars upon completion of the course.

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(Empath) 10 Crystal-Clear Signs You (Or Someone You Know) Is An Empath

(Empath) 10 Crystal-Clear Signs You (Or Someone You Know) Is An Empath | Empaths | Scoop.it

Are you an empath?

The trademark of an empath is feeling and absorbing other people’s emotions and/or physical symptoms because of their high sensitivities. These people filter the world through their intuition and have a difficult time intellectualizing their feelings.

As a psychiatrist and empath myself, I know the challenges of being a highly sensitive person. When overwhelmed with the impact of stressful emotions, empaths may experience panic attacks, depression, chronic fatigue, food, sex, and drug binges, or exhibit many other physical symptoms that defy traditional diagnosis.

 

By Judith Orloff, MD

 
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(Empaths) 4 Signs You Might Be an Intuitive Empath

(Empaths) 4 Signs You Might Be an Intuitive Empath | Empaths | Scoop.it

Intuitive empaths "actually feel others' emotions, energy, and physical symptoms...without the usual defenses that most people have," writes the author of The Empath's Survival Guide. Here's an introduction to the different types.

 

1. Dream Empaths

Dream empaths regularly have vivid dreams that they remember, an experience that frequently starts in childhood. If you're a dream empath you are attracted to the dream world and look forward to sleeping each night. Dreams are such a powerful form of intuition because they bypass the ego and the linear mind to offer clear intuitive information. They bring guidance about healing, spirituality and overcoming difficult emotions (sometimes through the healing power of nightmares), telling you how to help yourself and others. ...


2. Telepathic Empaths...
3. Earth Empaths...

4. Precognitive Empaths...



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(Empaths) The Dark Side Of Empathic People That You Rarely See and Must Always Be Cautious Of!

(Empaths) The Dark Side Of Empathic People That You Rarely See and Must Always Be Cautious Of! | Empaths | Scoop.it

The dark side of being an empath is constantly being exhausted and fatigued from the energies you absorb. But, you’d never know it. Because the empath never dares break down or lose composure. They quietly observe, acknowledge and feel.

As many others do, empaths want to be loved and accepted for who they are. But, it is their generosity and kindness that often sees them being taken advantage of by those who only take, never give. Empaths are ‘givers’ by all means, ready to show kindness to those in need at all times.

The dark side of being an empath is not knowing that being so selfless places an incredibly heavy burden on one’s self. Even the empaths that do recognize the burdensome nature of their selflessness often choose to ignore it, because carrying that weight is more meaningful than letting it fall on someone else’s shoulders.

 

By Amanda Greene

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How to know if you are an 'empath'

How to know if you are an 'empath' | Empaths | Scoop.it

People who are very receptive to the emotions of others are known as empaths.


Because they are also sensitive to noise, smell, and being around people, they are likely to feel overwhelmed in crowds and exhausted in social situations.


Judith Orloff, a psychiatrist who identifies as an empath, works with others to help them with the challenges.

Empathy is the ability to understand the way someone else is feeling. Most people who do not have antisocial or narcissistic personality disorders feel empathy on some level.

But some people are more empathetic than others, and those very high up on the scale are known as empaths. 

Lindsay Dodgson

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The Great Lesson of "The Empath Experience"

The Great Lesson of "The Empath Experience" | Empaths | Scoop.it

Behold the website for empath David Sauvage. 

I'm an empath

I close my eyes, open myself up, and feel your emotions in my own body. Together, we discover what’s happening with you on the deepest level. I guide you back to yourself. It’s an experience.

I do intuitive readings as performance art. In art galleries, in Virtual Reality, on Youtube and in the middle of Times Square. I just did a one-man play in NYC. Check out my events page and like my Facebook page to see the latest. 

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What is an Empath?

What is an Empath? | Empaths | Scoop.it
Do you find that you’re overwhelmed in public places or that your friends and family tend to unload all of their problems and concerns on you? You might be an empath. Being an empath is not a negative trait.

 

This gift of being able to feel and understand what other people are experiencing can help you live an empowered life. You hold such an important place in your friends and families’ lives because of this ability. Sydney Campos, author of THE EMPATH EXPERIENCE, shares how to embrace being an empath.

An empath is someone born with the innate ability to feel and understand what other people (as well as other living things such as animals and in some cases even plants) are feeling and experiencing. The key to deciding whether or not you are an empath is to ask yourself if you truly feel the energetic, emotional, and physical experiences of other living beings, or even the entire planet, as though they were your own. Being an empath is also often associated with clairsentience, which signifies an intuitive ability to intentionally harness empathic tendencies as the gifts that they truly are. That’s right, being an empath comes with special superpowers, especially once the gift bearer becomes consciously aware of his or her unique capacity to feel and process energetic information at such a heightened degree.

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SXSW: It's all about the empathy. Do you feel me?

SXSW: It's all about the empathy. Do you feel me? | Empaths | Scoop.it

A few days into SXSW, the world’s largest tech and innovation festival, and there’s one word popping up in all the talks. 

Empathy.

Empathy encompassed many aspects, being touted as an agent of change, a vehicle to drive forward in many different fields. The consistent point was that we have to understand that emotionally driven, unconscious decision-making remains a really big deal, a Ron Burgundy big deal, when we’re talking to people. Connecting with people. 

Alexander Manowsky, futurist at Daimler AG, spoke on the AI panel ‘Humanizing Autonomy’. He succinctly summed up this complex challenge, spanning science, technology and communication, focussing on the simple human truth, the question driving eve

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How empaths can cope with empathic guilt

How empaths can cope with empathic guilt | Empaths | Scoop.it

What is empathic guilt?
As an empath, we may find ourselves in a dilemma. Others may want to be around us and soak up our positive energy, but we may feel drained when we do so. Do we choose them or us?

So many of us choose them. We feel like we’re being unreasonable or being a bad friend if we don’t spend time with this person. In many cases, there is no logical reason that we should want to stay away from them; we simply don’t like how they make us feel. We don’t like feeling worse after spending time with them. Or we may enjoy them in small doses while they may want to see more of us. When we say ‘no’ to their requests to talk or spend more time, we may experience empathic guilt.

But empathic guilt is detrimental to empath health. It is never a good idea to let other people’s needs override our own, but for empaths it can be even more harmful.

 

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(Empaths) How Empathy Can Protect You

(Empaths) How Empathy Can Protect You | Empaths | Scoop.it
How Empathy Can Protect You - with CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP, M.D.
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Here's Why Empaths And Highly Sensitive People Suffer From Anxiety

Here's Why Empaths And Highly Sensitive People Suffer From Anxiety | Empaths | Scoop.it
The Empath’s Anxiety

Empaths are scientifically proven to be more susceptible to anxiety, social anxiety, and depression. A study published in the Journal of Psychiatry indicates that:

Individuals with social phobia (SP) show sensitivity and attentiveness to other people’s states of mind.

Meaning that individuals who suffer from social anxiety may also be extremely empathetic and susceptible to the feelings of others. This study concludes that:

. . . 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 hypersensitivity to emotions also causes empaths to become ill and suffer from stress, experience burnout in the workplace, and suffer from physical pain more often than others.
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Reasons Why People Become Empaths: From Trauma to Genetics

Reasons Why People Become Empaths: From Trauma to Genetics | Empaths | Scoop.it
Why do people become empaths? Is it temperament? Genetics? Trauma? Neglectful or supportive parental upbringing? As a psychiatrist and an empath, I’ve seen that the following four main factors (which I expand upon in my book The Empath’s Survival Guide) can contribute to heightening one’s sensitivities.

Reason 1. Temperament. Some babies enter the world with more sensitivity than others—an inborn temperament. You can see it when they come out of the womb. They’re much more responsive to light, smells, touch, movement, temperature, and sound. These infants seem to be empaths from the start
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Every Empath Will Try To Hide These 10 Things From You

Every Empath Will Try To Hide These 10 Things From You | Empaths | Scoop.it

Do you suspect that you or someone close to you may be an empath? Empaths are able to make special connections with the people around them. An empath can sense when they are needed. Many times, an empath is the person in your life who is sometimes called "too sensitive".

Empaths are very special and if you have on in your life then you can consider yourself lucky. However, empaths do need to be treated with special care.

First, let's explain what an empath is. Being an empath is not about having the ability to feel sympathy. Sympathy is when we feel a sense of care and concern for other people.

When we sympathize with someone, it means we feel compassion for them and hope that their situation improves.

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The Empath’s Survival Guide Online Course - Life Strategies for Sensitive People With Judith Orloff, MD

The Empath’s Survival Guide Online Course - Life Strategies for Sensitive People With Judith Orloff, MD | Empaths | Scoop.it
A Special Invitation for Highly Empathic & Sensitive People

This is a tough world for sensitive people. From the constant bombardment of the 24-hour news cycle to the presence of untold numbers of visual, audio, and chemical toxins in our environment, those of us with naturally high sensitivity can find ourselves easily overwhelmed.


And understanding can be hard to find. Have you been told you need to “grow a thick skin”? Have you been treated as if your sensitivity is some kind of weakness or character flaw?
I know just how you feel. I’m an empath myself.
What’s an empath?

Since you’re reading this, you probably already have a good idea. Empaths are emotional sponges who absorb both the stress and joy of the world. We feel everything, often to an extreme.

 

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(Empaths) The Science Behind Empathy And Being An Empath

(Empaths) The Science Behind Empathy And Being An Empath | Empaths | Scoop.it
Five scientific studies on the phenomenon of how empathy works.

As a psychiatrist and an empath, I am fascinated by the science of empathy and how the phenomenon of empathy works. I feel passionately that empathy is the medicine the world needs right now.

 

Empathy is when we reach our hearts out to others and put ourselves in their shoes. However, being an empath goes even further. Like many of my patients and myself, empaths are people who’re high on the empathic spectrum and actually feel what is happening to others in their own bodies. As a result, empaths can have incredible compassion for people, but they often get exhausted from feeling “too much” unless they develop strategies to safeguard their sensitivities and develop healthy boundaries...

 

 1. The Mirror Neuron System ...

2. Electromagnetic Fields ....

3. Emotional Contagion ...

4. Increased Dopamine Sensitivity ...

5. Synesthesia...

 

Judith Orloff

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 The Best and Worst Careers for Empaths

 The Best and Worst Careers for Empaths | Empaths | Scoop.it
Empaths do well at all kinds of job, but it’s essential to find the right one to help stimulate your skills, character and talents. An empath’s attributes might not be appreciated in big corporations, academia, professional sports, military or government duties, but are a perfect much for the arts and organizations with a more humane focus.

 

So, when considering professions, use your intuition to judge whether you’re a good fit for their mission and if you agree with their goals, values and energy. A job might look good on paper, but it might not be right for you.

Jobs to avoid if you’re an empathy are jobs that drain your energy and undermine your empathetic nature. Such a profession is sales, since it’s a very extroverted job many empaths find it extremely stressful to constantly deal with angry and upset customers.  

 

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Judith Orloff - The Science Behind Empaths

Judith Orloff explains the science behind being an empath and how you can work with it to your advantage.
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