The image is Winona Ryder and Gary Oldman in the movie Dracula (1992).
The book Meeting the Shadow declares, “Bram Stoker’s ‘Count Dracula’ [is] but a recent instance of this genre. Tales of vampires and werewolves have probably always been with us.”
Aside from the dramatic mythology, psychiatrist and energy specialist Judith Orloff M.D. says “Energy vampires are people who suck our energy dry. Everyone can benefit from skills on how to cope with them. You can especially benefit if you are an ‘intuitive empath’ who absorbs the pain and negativity of others into your body, and become exhausted by it.
“Our relationships are governed by a give and take of energy. Some people make us more electric or at ease. Yet others suck the life right out of us.”
In her article Protect Yourself from Energy Vampires, Dr. Orloff details a number of examples of these ‘vampires’ that can deeply impact sensitive people – and what to do about them to protect yourself.
Video: Energy Vampires on CBS news: Dr. Orloff interview
Another video: How to stop absorbing other peoples energy
Energy psychiatrist Judith Orloff, MD is an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and author of the book Emotional Freedom.
She synthesizes traditional medicine with intuition, subtle energy, and spirituality, and provides in her book strategies to transform strong negative emotions to help achieve inner peace and better access to our creativity.
Transcript of interview: Transforming Strong Negative Emotions
Her book: Emotional Freedom.
Article: Am I An Emotional Vampire? How Do I Know?, by Judith Orloff MD