Are You An Empath?


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Are You An Empath?


Have you been told you’re too deep, overly sensitive or too emotional?

Do you pick up energy from other people?

Do you avoid crowds?

Do you avoid watching the news and sad or violent movies?

Do you sense when someone is not telling the truth?

Do you experience emotions for reasons that you often don’t understand and can’t control?

Do you want to master the abilities you know you have but which you can’t even talk about with most of the people around you?

If you find yourself answering “yes” for many of these questions, you are almost certainly an empath.


Empaths typically absorb emotions, feelings, and/or physical symptoms of others. Empaths often suffer from fatigue, exhaustion, emotional overwhelm or physical pain with many of their symptoms being misdiagnosed by the medical system and treated as a disease or disorder.


Clearing out emotionally charged clutter will release many symptoms and enable you to express your natural gifts of intuition, deep connection to nature, openness, compassion, kindness and love. Empathy is the medicine the world needs right now.



8 Traits of an Empath


A Good Listener

Friends, family or even strangers talk to us about their problems, issues or painful experiences. Empaths are able to feel the other persons emotions and/or physical pain even if the person is not necessarily talking about it at the time. We are good listeners and have the ability to understand and share another persons experience.


Unconditionally Loving

Empaths naturally give unconditional love all the time, to anyone, who needs a listening ear, a caring heart, a warm embrace. We do this without thought or need for anything in return but often are the ones left feeling energetically drained, confused or emotionally overwhelmed.


Highly Sensitive

Empaths are highly sensitive and can sense and absorb the energy of people, animals or nature. Emotional sponges, we feel deeply, often confusing other peoples emotions as our own. A blessing and a curse when our sensitivities are not understood, Empaths often suffer from chronic fatigue, burn out, mood swings, physical pain and misdiagnosed illnesses. It is not unusual to be told we are ‘too deep, too emotional or overly sensitive’.



Empaths often feel things that don’t match what we hear or see, because we intuitively tune in behind the words and the facial expression of others. We are naturally able to tap into a deep sense of ‘knowing’ about people and situations.

Many of us get hunches or gut instincts which go against the norm, preferring to trust our intuition when making important decisions, even when others say we are crazy.

Empaths and Highly Sensitive People often come from abusive or unloving families or have experienced traumatic or dramatic events in their childhood, learning how to use all their senses to perceive danger and to survive in an unsafe world.



Empaths and sensitive people process situations and information at a much deeper level. We generally avoid ‘small talk’, instead preferring to dive into deeper conversations about topics that really matter to us personally or for the betterment of humankind.


Alone Time

To replenish our energy, Empaths seek alone time in nature or a quiet place where we can reconnect and ground ourselves.  Water is very replenishing, taking a bath, shower, or swim in the ocean cleanses our energy fields so we feel clearer.

Some Empaths and sensitive people are triggered by crowds, deadlines, pressure, being the center of attention, bumper to bumper traffic, or other factors. What overstimulates you will likely be different than for someone else so knowing what your triggers are can help you to arrange your life to support your personal needs. We require more alone time than others to re-boot after stimulating activities.

Empaths may have difficulty sharing a bed with their partner and often prefer to have their own room or sleeping space.


Naturally Gifted

Talented musicians, artists, care givers, health practitioners, creatives, Empaths express their love tirelessly through music, art or care for others and the planet.

We prefer to give our time, our music, our healing abilities, our care, our art for free or charge a minimal amount, finding it difficult to ask for money in exchange for our natural talent or expression of unconditional love. Many Empaths struggle to get ahead financially in the world until they begin to accept their worth.


A Peace Keeper

Empaths seek peace and wellbeing and are always moving towards and desiring harmony and balance in their world. They are the peace keepers who enjoy the company of gentle beings, gravitating towards jobs and careers that work with healing people and the planet and caring for nature and animals. Anyone who is loving, caring, sensitive or kind is a breath of fresh air for an Empath, with many of us being drawn to creative and spiritual pursuits like music, art, yoga or meditation which help us reconnect to our peace within.


About Highly Sensitive People


Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) or also known as it’s scientific term Sensory Processing Sensitivity has been studied for over 30 years, but more recently is receiving world-wide attention.


Scientists believe that 15-20% of humans are born with a brain and central nervous system that are more finely tuned to subtleties in their environment. Each day, all day long, we receive stimuli from our surroundings and sensitive people are like an antennae with a wide open frequency – we see, hear and sense so much more.


Dr. Elaine Aron is the leading researcher of this genetic, inherited trait – you can visit her website to take a quick, online self-test to see if you identify as an HSP. Elaine recently collaborated to create a full-length documentary movie entitled, ‘Sensitive – The Untold Story’


 The Differences Between Empaths and Highly Sensitive People


Empaths can sense subtle energy and actually absorb it from other people and different environments into our own bodies. Highly sensitive people don’t typically do this. This capacity allows Empaths to experience the energies around us in extremely deep ways making us compassionate listeners, healers, care givers. Since everything is made of subtle energy, including emotions and physical sensations, Empaths can’t help but feel the pain and emotions of others.  Highly sensitive people don’t necessarily absorb energy although they are sensitive to it, although many people are empathic and highly sensitive at the same time.

See more about The Course here and how you can use your gifts and sensitivities to benefit your life and relationships 



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