One of my passions is teaching empaths how to sense where they end and someone else begins.
Empaths are highly sensitive to other people’s emotional energy. Empaths know the “truth” of what someone is feeling and they feel it in their own body, even if the other person is not actively expressing how they feel.
If you are an empath who is unaware of this dynamic or if you are still uncomfortable with the full spectrum of your own emotional landscape, you will seek to control other people’s emotions so that YOU feel better when you are around them.
The problem with this pattern is that it is often occurs at the empath’s expense in unhealthy dynamics such as people-pleasing, over-sacrifice and over-giving. It is extremely depleting in the long run which is why many empaths eventually suffer from chronic fatigue, joint problems and unexplained pain in their bodies.
If you are an empath, know that just because you can feel someone’s emotions doesn’t mean you’re responsible for their experience. Turn your attention towards yourself and focus on self-care.
Some helpful questions to ask when we realize we are attuned to someone else:
- What am I experiencing? (emphasis on the word “I”)
- How is this person impacting me?
- What do I need right now?
- How can I nurture myself in this moment?
If you need help with this process, book a reading so I can take a closer look at the dynamics in your relationships and support your energetic independence.