1. Jackie Derham 4 years ago

    This made a lot of sense to me, and made me realise that some of the things I do are because I am empathic and it is self preservation. My partner is too, we have separate bedroom because we need our own space, it works for us and I often feel strange telling people that. This talk also showed me why I crave certain things, I go for walks in nature really early so I don’t meet other people, I can have that quiet time. We are much better in small social gatherings but always leave early, my partner is worse with this than I am. Hate small talk. So much made sense thank you.

  2. Cheyanne 4 years ago

    I like to be social but not at all times. I need the space for just myself too. I definitely feel things deeply, both physical and emotional. I pick up on energies, energies of people and rooms and objects. I consider myself to be an extroverted introvert because I like to be in social situations but I’m not totally comfortable with being social and sparking up conversations with strangers. I feel like I force myself into social situations because I love human interaction, I’m just shy and it takes a little while for me to open up and be completely myself around others. So I feel like I don’t lean into one side or the other of being an empath, I float around somewhere in the middle.

  3. Carol 4 years ago

    I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this. I was waiting for Dr Judith to appear at one point but much as I love her book I am glad it was you. It explains so much about life to me and why things have been the way they have. I understand a little better why I am here. Aho

  4. dminer11 4 years ago

    Thank you. I have never had being an Empathic soul explained so well. I want to be that person that can go out to a concert or to a bar and be around the loud music… because I love music so much. Yet when I do this… it literally takes me days to get over it. I don’t go to concerts. I refuse having an MRI after experiencing a couple. I feel the sound the machine makes so intensely it feels like a personal assault on my body. When I get excited even just a little electronics go crazy. Out on a date… being walked to my car… I know he wants to kiss me. Holding my car keys lightly in my hand and not pushing any buttons. My car doors will lock and unlock… and keep it up. Then the windows will go up and down, the sun roof opens and closes and the windshield wipers will turn on. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said when my date is questioning my cars antics…” Gee, I’m going to have to have my mechanic look at that.” Another thing I do fairly well on the phone. I feel I’m buffered. Although I drain a cordless phone quickly. The same with the computer chat we have with the group… It doesn’t bother me. It’s like I’m a closet Extrovert but get me in a large crowd… I’m OK for short durations and it comes with a price of being incapacitated for a few days after the event. Unlike Dakota I go to bed early and get up before dawn. I need my quiet time. I could go on and on. Suffice to say the video was well done. I knew I was empathic… I just didn’t realize how many things stemmed from being empathic and how it has impacted my life.

  5. April Doyle 5 years ago

    Thank you! I needed this course! So often I make myself wrong or bad for needing what I need. <3 Now I know it's just apart of my self-care & love process.

  6. Marisse Reyes 5 years ago

    I liked this course a lot and can see a lot of myself in your descriptions. Also, NO WONDER I love staying up late by myself. I’ve loved doing this ever since I can remember. I can just play and be completely free. I also can’t stand rooms lit up by bright lights – it’s soft lights and candles for me. I didn’t realize that was an empath thing.

  7. Hanna Isaksson 5 years ago

    This lecture made me realize that many of my needs are linked to my empathetic personality. That I do not have to fight my needs, instead I have to create an environment that I can feel good at. Thank you very much !!

  8. Francoise Vaal 5 years ago

    oh wow, I recognize a lot in this lesson! I’m a combination of physical and emotional extroverted empath and to a lesser extent the intuitive empath.
    First time I truly realized that I have a hard time keeping people’s negative energy out was about 12 years ago. I sat next to a co-worker who I now refer to as ‘the black hole’. Not only was she always dressed in black, but she was also extremely negative about everything and everyone. I only realized what her negative energy had done to me when she got another job…. duh! I hadn’t learned my lesson though 🙁 Not long after, I started my own marriage counseling practice. (yes I hear you laughing now). So I was confronted by people with sometimes extremely negative emotions for 5 days a week… (can you feel the fatigue?) … I was a very good counselor, of course I’m an empath (clients were very happy with me), but I wasn’t able to keep negative energies out of my system (once I literally nearly threw up after seeing a particular extremely negative and anxious client). After 10 years (2015) I gave up I couldn’t do it anymore
    and closed my practice. It has cost me my health, I suffer from extremly tightened muscles (sort of fibromayalgia) and I can’t seem to lose weight no matter what I do, because I still need the padding for safety. I am literally growing the thicker skin :-0 I did exercises to try and keep the negativity at bay, but there’s only one way that works for me: steer clear from black holes.
    I am still trying to find my way back to my sacred path and it’s not going fast enough ;-/
    What resonated most with me in this lesson was: Slow down…. I need to tell myself that more often.
    The combination solitude & nature early in the morning while everybody’s asleep, works well for me 🙂 I am glad I have a dog again, now I have to go out and be in nature and that really helps.

  9. Grace 5 years ago

    Thank you. Very good stuff. Being an introvert, empath and hsp has been a very interesting life to figure out. As a child I could feel other people’s physical pain and my family thought I was weird. Also, I recall dating someone (an extrovert) who thought I didn’t like people. 🙂 I find myself in about four or five of the empath categories. It all makes sense and every day I’m working to bring together all the tools to have a balanced life. I seem to be good at managing how not to get over stimulated as I know how to keep my senses balanced. Growing up with a family member with autism taught me a lot so when I found I was really sensitive I intuitively started using these skills I’d had to use with this family member. But the aspect of absorbing of other people into myself still needs work, and getting confused about what’s mine vs anothers is still a work in progress. I often find out after the fact that something I’m feeling isn’t mine and have to clear myself. I’m slowly getting better at not getting to that stage. One thing in this teaching that was new to me was the idea of being in a darkened space. I’d not considered that. I just realized that this might be why I like to work on my computer in the dark and why I love float tank therapy. 🙂

  10. Lee-Ann 5 years ago

    This was eye opening for me. I know, I feel like I say that a lot. I have never viewed myself as an empath before. I’ve read some things about it, and just never saw it in me. But, after watching this twice, I am now beginning to doubt how I was viewing things that I do and feel. Thank you for your clearly stated information. I look forward to the next video.

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