How does being highly sensitive or an empath relate to our own energy, or picking up energy from others?
Empaths sense energy and absorb it from others and the environment
Psychiatrist Judith Orloff, MD explains that empaths are a particular kind of highly sensitive person:
“An intuitive empath is someone who not only senses energy but also absorbs it from others and the environment.
“Their body takes on the angst of the world. It can be very draining.
“I’ve been an intuitive empath since childhood which prompted my exploration of this phenomena. I couldn’t go to shopping malls or crowded places because I’d get overwhelmed by the energy.”
Dr. Orloff also notes, “Creative people are extremely sensitive.
“Neurologically, they are very finely tuned and open to all kinds of energies from the outside, so it’s important they protect themselves and not be overwhelmed.”
From post Emotional Freedom by Judith Orloff.
In her book Emotional Freedom, she details ways to help relieve the effects of sensitivity and “free yourself from negative emotions.”
Energy psychiatrist Judith Orloff, MD is an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and author of multiple books on synthesizing traditional medicine with intuition, subtle energy, and spirituality.
Dr. Orloff notes, “One of the pluses and one of the blessings of being an empath in the area of health is that you absorb the positive energy of other people – and that can cause you to be uplifted and have more energy.”
She also says, “When I was growing up, I didn’t have any resources to explain the needs that came with exceptional sensitivity – and neither did my parents or teachers.
“I ended up turning to drugs and self-numbing strategies that nearly cost me my life before I finally found help.
“Since then, I’ve become a physician, psychiatrist, researcher, and intuitive healer, and I have made a special point of studying the needs and gifts of empaths and highly sensitive people.”
More books and programs by Dr. Orloff:
“Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,” says Dr. Judith Orloff. “But for empaths it goes much farther. We actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.”
“Being an empath is the new normal—and what a perfect guidebook. Now people will know how to cope with being highly sensitive in their everyday lives. Fabulous and so timely. Everyone needs this book.” — Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit, and Sacred Contracts.
“Dr. Orloff combines neuroscience, intuition, and energy medicine to show you how to stay powerful and strong in the world, while also keeping your compassion and empathy alive.” — Deepak Chopra, author of Super Genes.
Essential Tools for Empaths: A Survival Guide for Sensitive People – Audio CD, Judith Orloff (Author, Narrator). Follow link to hear audio sample.
Positive Energy Practices: How to Attract Uplifting People and Combat Energy Vampires – Audio CD, Judith Orloff (Author, Narrator). Follow link to hear audio sample.
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“Electromagnetic pollution (EMF) may be the most significant form of pollution human activity has produced in this century, all the more dangerous because it is invisible and insensible.” ~ Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Healing and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health.
“The World Health Organization has released their findings that between 3 and 6% of the population is ill from electromagnetic sensitivity, but these numbers are growing continuously and upwards of 30% are affected and don’t even know it.
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“EMF sensitivity is a serious issue with symptoms that are so wide ranging it’s staggering to think of.” …
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Lisa Grace Byrne, Cheryl Richardson, Michele Rosenthal, Neseret Bemient, Morty Lefkoe, Raphael Cushnir, Louise Hay, Eric Maisel, Cheryl Arutt and other psychologists and coaches have programs, books, articles and sites to improve your emotional wellbeing – see the page: Emotional Health Resources