Valentinearabella wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:59 pm
I was wondering if any empaths here at ABT has any experience with reading others as an empath. What are the benefits of being an empath? How can we as readers help those we read? In my experience I haven’t had many positive experiences as an empath. I feel like I take on other people’s negative energy. They may come out of it feeling better, but I feel worse. Are there any personal benefits as an empathic reader?
Nice to see you back
Good question, I understand where you're coming from
Personal benefits of being an Empath....
You're able to relate almost completely, not only for the sitter but may pick up on people around them and how they are feeling.... that can be useful when it comes to uncertainty & issues in relationships/families...
I think being an Empath you are overall a very caring understanding person & people feel at ease in your company. Helping the sitter to open up, relax (and then receiving more for them as you both feel at ease)
How we can help those we read:
Sitters feel as though you can relate to them. it's important as most times we're helping out those who are grieving & in pain... so for them to know we understand how they are feeling, it's validating/reassuring
I think Emotions/sensing them can be a good guide. I know many Empaths can sense when a person is not feeling too good, when they are anxious, in pain, in danger(etc)
Many times this has saved lives....
I can see that helping in many situations. Especially in communicating with those who struggle to speak/communicate (Special needs (Autism etc), Young Children, Elderly/Dementia/Mental Health & Animals) and online readings in general ..... you're unable to see facial expression/body language/hear tone of voice etc. But you can feel the emotion and this can reveal a lot to us..
How we can help those we read.....
Good question again ... 1 priority for me is making sure the person i'm reading feels comfortable...
It can be tough at times, I know how easy it is to become drained so I think spacing out readings , giving yourself a short break to recharge and check-in with yourself is important
Also a good idea to check in with yourself and know how *you* are feeling.. Sometimes it's easy to feel as though an emotion belongs to you, when you may be picking up on someone else. So checking in with how you're feeling before reading/ going to certain places (crowded) or work etc.