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Empaths: Keepers of the Heartlight - Sensitives

Empathic psychics have developed their innate empathic ability and are very responsive to others emotions, feelings, thoughts and dreams. They possess the ability to "read" people. This video series entitled Empaths: Keepers of the Heartlight, will cover topics connected to psychic empathy. Other videos in this series include:
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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

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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.

 

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Judith Orloff - What is an Empath?

Psychiatrist and empath, Judith Orloff, opens the conversation on what it means to be an empath. Learn how you can become an empowered empath in her new book:  
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(Empaths) How being an Empath can lead to Adrenal Fatigue, Insomnia & Exhaustion.

(Empaths) How being an Empath can lead to Adrenal Fatigue, Insomnia & Exhaustion. | Empaths | Scoop.it

Empaths can experience a sudden onset of chronic fatigue due to a significant crash in energy levels.

This can be caused by having a variety of emotional responsibilities, and also because we profusely leak our energy when we do not remain present, consciously aware, grounded, and balanced.

Empaths often feel particularly drained when we have spent too much time in the company of other people, and these interactions can cause us to develop emotional exhaustion. Empaths need a great deal of alone time to retreat and recharge their internal batteries.

Our thoughts, emotions, and feelings can all play havoc on our internal system, causing devastating consequences that can debilitate us. If we have regular periods of solitude, we are able to process our emotions and feelings during the day. We will then not become so exhausted, as we will frequently let go of any negativity that might play on our minds and weigh us down.


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The Empath’s Survival Guide: An Interview with Judith Orloff

The Empath’s Survival Guide: An Interview with Judith Orloff | Empaths | Scoop.it
Her new book, The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People, is a guide for a wide range of empaths and all sensitive people who struggle with managing the gifts — intuition, creativity and spiritual connection — with challenges that overwhelm them. The book also offers a much-needed acknowledgment that empaths are not imagining the things they feel and sense.

As Dr. Orloff explains, “As empaths, we actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.”
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Why Empaths Act Strange Around Inauthentic People

Why Empaths Act Strange Around Inauthentic People | Empaths | Scoop.it

Imagine being able to soak up all of those feelings, and being around a fake person. Being around inauthentic people is close to excruciating if you’re an empath.

 

By definition, empaths are emotionally sensitive people who absorb the emotions and feelings of others- even the ones other people don’t know they’re emitting. Sounds like an exhausting job, right? Well, imagine being able to soak up all of those feelings, and being around a fake person. It’s perplexing, frustrating, and yes, excruciating, for an empath to be around an inauthentic person.
5 Things to Recognize When An Empath Is In Your Presence

 

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The Science Behind Empathy And Empaths  

The Science Behind Empathy And Empaths   | Empaths | Scoop.it
Empathy is when we reach our hearts out to others and put ourselves in their shoes. However, being an empath goes even farther. Like many of my patients and myself, empaths are people who’re high on the empathic spectrum and actually feel what is happening in 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.

 

In my book, “The Empath’s Survival Guide” I discuss the following intriguing scientific explanations of empathy and empaths. These will help us more deeply understand the power of empathy so we can utilize and honor it in our lives.

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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...

 

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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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Judith Orloff - How to Thrive as an Empowered Empath

About Empath's Survival Guide
For highly sensitive people known as empaths, life presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Now New York Times bestselling author Dr. Judith Orloff offers an empowering book to support empaths, their loved ones, and anyone who wants to develop their empathy in an often insensitive world. Here she offers essential tools and wisdom to help sensitive people prevent fatigue, build resilience, find healthy relationships and work, raise empathic children, and much more.
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Are You an Empathic Narcissist? 

Are You an Empathic Narcissist?  | Empaths | Scoop.it
Finally, this article was written in the interests of self-exploration and self-growth, not as an actual medical diagnosis. Fortunately most empaths are empathetic, but if you suspect that you may harbor any borderline or obvious traits, you’re free to keep reading.

10 SIGNS YOU’RE AN EMPATHIC NARCISSIST

For most of my life I strongly believed that I was a kind, patient, caring and empathetic person. This idealized self-image I had created for myself only served to mask the real truth of who I was: that of a self-centered wounded egomaniac who couldn’t truly empathize with others. Don’t worry, I’m not “dissing” myself – it’s the truth! And you know, sometimes I still can be self-centered, but I have improved a great deal since then. By the way, this breakthrough from unempathetic empath to empathetic empath was greatly assisted by Sol who shook me up and put the mirror of Clarity right in front of me.
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New Research Shows Empathy in HSP's Brains

New Research Shows Empathy in HSP's Brains | Empaths | Scoop.it

As highly sensitive people, many of us have spent our lives feeling different from other people but not really knowing why. In some cases, others tell us that we’re different, usually in a critical, demanding way – you’re too sensitive, too intense, too shy, why are you hiding out here when everyone else is at the party?

 

These all too familiar phrases, even when they are well-meant, usually have the effect of making sensitive people feel unacceptable, unappreciated and inherently flawed in some way, leading us quickly down the road to feelings of shame, self-doubt and low self-esteem.

 

Deborah Ward is the author of Overcoming Low Self-Esteem with Mindfulness.

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Understanding the Science Behind Empathy and Empaths

Understanding the Science Behind Empathy and Empaths | Empaths | Scoop.it

As a psychiatrist and an empath, I am fascinated by 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 farther. Like many of my patients and myself, empaths are people who’re high on the empathic spectrum and actually feel what is happening in 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.

 

Judith Orloff MD Author,

'The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People'

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The Dark Side of Empathy: How Absorbing Emotions Can Drain You

The Dark Side of Empathy: How Absorbing Emotions Can Drain You | Empaths | Scoop.it
Empaths, or highly sensitive people, know all too well the struggle of trying to balance their emotions in a world full of conflicting and intense energy. Most people would view empathy as a positive trait in an individual, but for an empath, they know the dark side of this innate characteristic.

 

Being able to empathize with what another person goes through and offering support and understanding can literally save someone’s life, in some cases, but empaths take on the energy and feelings from every person they encounter. This gets deeply embedded into their consciousness, and can drag them down for weeks, even months, after the interaction.

 

 

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Does Empathy Lead to Psychic Abilities? Part II | Empathic Healing Method

Does Empathy Lead to Psychic Abilities? Part II | Empathic Healing Method | Empaths | Scoop.it

In my previous post (Part I) we explored the nuts and bolts of how empathy and psychic ability are interrelated, and come together in a sort of outer level of awareness, which is the imagination.

 

I promised a Part II of that post would shortly follow, in which we would move in the direction of applying this knowledge to actual psychic development.

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