Sensitive To Emotions of Others? You Might Be An Empath

Updated: Nov 27, 2019


Take the following simple “Yes or No” quiz to find out if you might be an Empath.

  1. Do you feel exhausted after spending time with some people?

  2. Do you try to avoid busy places like malls and crowds because they can be overwhelming?

  3. Do you feel the emotions of other people intensely?

  4. Does it ever confuse you if the pain or emotions you are feeling are your own or if they belong to someone else?

  5. Do you ever feel like you are going to break into tears when you are listening to someone speak?

  6. Do you ever feel like you can sense the emotions of other people without them telling you how they are feeling?

If you answered “YES” to 4 or more questions you are likely an empath. An empath is someone who is naturally sensitive to the energy of the people around them. This can be advantage in some circumstances because it helps you to understand what is happening around you. But it is also like walking around as a sponge; absorbing a bit of the energy around you. This can cause a lot of anxiety in day-to-day life and can interfere with your ability to function successfully. Empaths often have to choose their activities and the people they are around very carefully because if they can become overwhelmed and exhausted, even angry.

But there are some things you can do to help give yourself some more control over your energy and stop absorbing unwanted energy. Try out these simple tips and see how you like them. Please share with us what you find helpful by commenting on our blog, Facebook and Instagram pages.

Ground and White Light Yourself 3X A Day. Start each day with this simple exercise, finish each day with it, and at least once during the day. This process is a simple meditation that can be done through the guided CD by Barbara Ford (of the same name) once you have the process memorized, you can do it yourself in a few minutes. The process is essential as it helps you protect your energy so you don’t absorb everyone else’s as you go through your day. It also helps to keep your energy balanced and grounded so you won’t feel so overwhelmed.


Salt Baths. Taking time for a salt bath is a great way to remove any unwanted energy from your aura, as well as to rebalance your own energy fields. Any salt will do, it doesn’t need to be fancy. But try to soak for at least 20 minutes. If possible, dunk your head too. No bathtub? No problem, use a salt scrub. But be sure to rinse the tub/shower stall thoroughly as salt is corrosive and can damage the finish.


Protective Crystals. Using protective crystals such as Apache Tear, Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian, or Jet can go a long way to helping you manage your energy and the energy around you. It works best if you can hold the crystal and run your fingers over it as needed, or at least in your energy field where you can see it or feel it. Protective crystals can help psychologically as they help you to keep your focus on being centered and protected.

Being an empath means you have an ability to help others in ways you may not have even discovered yet. But before you can do that, you must be able to manage your own energy first. Just as they say when you are on a plane; you must give yourself an airbag before you can help others with theirs. Managing the energy you absorb gives you more personal power and control over your life.

Barbara Ford is an internationally recognized Spiritual Advisor, Holistic Practitioner & Paranormal Expert. She has been featured in magazines, a book, a documentary, many TV Shows book for her excellent work. Barbara is also a published author. To book a consultation or a session please call 289-891-7711

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