How Do Empaths Protect Themselves?

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My understanding is visualize a bubble of white light and love around yourself. Don't extend it out any further than necessary or you'll be imposing it on others. Refresh as needed.
 
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I have never heard that one msuccess! :) I am an extroverted empath and it is exhausting. In my professional life I try to maintain my own positivity and share that with others. I find that what you put out into the world comes back to you. Personally I have had to become very selective on who I spend the large majority of my time with. I have found a core group of people who support me, who actually give more than they take to my energy and I lean on them when I need to. It is a balancing act! I would be happy to talk more with you on techniques that may work best for you. I am a personal development coach and I focus on self-awareness, this is one of those things that effect each personality differently. Feel free to reach out www.individualprotocol.com
 

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I'm an empath. Breathing excercises, visualization, meditation, sage burning, grounding (walking on the earth with bare feet), crystals, etc. I basically do my best to have as much positive healing input in my physical body, my mind and spirit, and let go of anything negative. When I'm out I might carry a crystal with me to hold on to. Even if crystals don't do anything as many people would argue, it is still an anchoring object.
 
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Growing up empathetic, I was never taught to protect myself from other people's energies - especially negative energies. I still don't have any real techniques or advice.

Does anyone here have any experience with this? I would love to know!
I would say the best way to keep your energy in check is to be in control of your own thoughts I'm pretty empathetic myself I can damn near feel the energy of a place just by thinking about it and that can be overwhelming when I began too study the mind that helped me gain a little bit more control over my own energy

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Closing your fist around your thumbs is extremely effective, it has proven to be one of my best tools. When thumbs are tucked it shrinks your energy shell making you less of an ideal target.

Sending silent "I love you's" from the heart area into the target base of negativity can usually derail a situation that hasn't got to much momentum.

The most important tool which I'm sure you have picked up being a young empath is to REMOVE YOURSELF from situations in a non cowardly way. The non cowardly way is the key. You see if you split your energy in a situational energy attack you will feel the brunt of it. Closing thumbs is is defensive strategy. I love you's is a offensive strategy. Removing your self is an offensive strategy its key to know this for immediate healing versus lingering affects. Thus removing yourself has to be fully committed to that energy. This means not sneaking away, not lying to get out of the situation. Let me know if you need further detail hope this helps, try it out in the real world.
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I have never heard that one msuccess! :) I am an extroverted empath and it is exhausting. In my professional life I try to maintain my own positivity and share that with others. I find that what you put out into the world comes back to you. Personally I have had to become very selective on who I spend the large majority of my time with. I have found a core group of people who support me, who actually give more than they take to my energy and I lean on them when I need to. It is a balancing act! I would be happy to talk more with you on techniques that may work best for you. I am a personal development coach and I focus on self-awareness, this is one of those things that effect each personality differently. Feel free to reach out www.individualprotocol.com
I second this, it's important to stick with good people who lift you up instead of drain you, and don't let anyone use you as a psychic petrol station and steal your energy.
 
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Just don't become so attached to your emotions. Acknowledge them but don't let them ovecome you. Keep the part of you that sucks the energy from them at a distance. I know it does not sound easy and it is not. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

I think self-awareness is the word. Just become aware of what you feel and from here it should be a matter of practice until you manage what you accept to let yourself feel and what you keep at a distance.
 
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As an empath that works professionally in integrative medicine and counseling, this took me some time to figure out. When I first went into practice, I would frequently suffer from the discomforts that many of my clients were experiencing.

Sometimes these were physical symptoms, other times it was the feeling of excessive concern for their conditions. I found it helpful to distinguish between body symptoms I would take on, and psychological factors.

A key to protecting yourself as an empath is to create boundaries on various levels. These can be physical, energetic, emotional boundaries, or even boundaries concerning time and space. Some people do well with energetic practices such as visualizing protective light around one's self. Physical practices like qi kung can be effective. If I feel something start to enter me on a physical or energetic level, I simply brush it off, as if it were a pesky mosquito, and I don't give it any more attention than that.

Giving too much attention to the negativity, condition, or situation can open up the doors to be more affected by it. This is why boundaries are so important.

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