Welcome to The Empath; providing information, articles and support to Empaths and Highly Sensitive People around the world.
WHAT IS AN EMPATH / A HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON?
The terms Empath and HSP now seems to be a recognised psychological term for people with a much higher level of sensitivity that 'normal.' Normal is a subjective term anyway, as of course we are all 'normal' to ourselves!
Being an Empath and a Highly Sensitive Person means that we have a significantly increased ability to perceive the mental or emotional state of another individual; we easily and quickly absorb and experience other people's emotions, especially hurt, fear, anger or anxiety, and are often brought to tears when experiencing these emotions. We are easily hurt ourselves and can very quickly get upset with disharmony and discord. We don't like emotional confrontation. We can become very quickly overwhelmed with the world around us, and with people and noise. We are highly intuitive. We instinctively know when people are lying to us or trying to deceive us in some way, and have much stronger gut feelings about things which are - more often than not – correct. And we just know the motivations and intentions of other people. There are lots of other traits too of course!
Basically, we REALLY DO process sensory data much more deeply and profoundly due to the nature of our central nervous system. In short... Highly Sensitive People are wired slightly differently.
ARTICLES & INFORMATION
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THE SENSITIVITY SCALE - a rough guide to how people are divided according to their level of sensitivity by Robin Barratt.
ARE YOU HIGHLY SENSITIVE? - a comprehensive 25 point HSP self-test to gauge your level of sensitivity by Robin Barratt.
THE JOURNEY OF AN EMPATH - How does an Empath advance on their unique path?
By Michelle J Howe.
UNDERSTANDING ENERGY IS THE KEY TO SURVIVAL AS AN EMPATH - how understanding energy is the key to survival as an Empath by Lilith White.
MY EMPATHIC JOURNEY - A personal guide to living with High Sensitivity by Kevin Milsom.
CONNECTING HIGH SENSITIVITY WITH EATING DISORDERS by Francesca Baker.
THE MIRROR MIRACLE - A Story of Inspirational Self-Healing by Jennie Lynn
SURVIVING AS A HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON - In the Workplace by Brian Parsons
RE-FRAMING A DIFFICULT CHILDHOOD - Using metaphors to help turn negative memories into more positive ones by Simon Maryan Ph.D.
SENSITIVITY AND SHAMANISM - exploring the connection between shamanism and sensitivity by Imelda Almqvist.
THE SENSITIVITY SPIRITUAL CONNECTION - exploring the connection between sensitivity and spirituality by Sue Lilly.
GETTING OVER THE CODEPENDENT TRAP EMPATHS OFTEN FALL INTO - looking at how the three stages of ASK can help codependently trapped empaths by Kelly Armatage.
ENERGY HEALING AND SENSITIVITY - Reiki Master, spiritual and holistic coach/practitioner/teacher Julie Lomas explores how having the gift of sensitivity and healing can help and heal others.
FENG SHUI FOR SENSITIVE PEOPLE - Balancing homes for the Highly Sensitive by Mark Ainley.
WHO IS THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE EXTRAVERT? Exploring the possibilities of being both an extravert and a HSP by Erik Thor.
TOXIC PEOPLE – TOXIC CONCEPT - It is really possible to be a toxic human being? By Imelda Almqvist.
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EMPOWERING EMPATHS WITH ANGEL HEALING – sharing her story how the author found angel healing worked best in managing her own sensitivity, by Sabi Hilmi.
EMPATHY IN THE ARMY - eploring how being an Empath can be ideal for certain branches and trades within the military, by Simon Maryan Ph.D .
COTHIEMUIR CALLING - Empathic experiences of a May Day visit to Cothiemuir wood stone circles in Aberdeenshire, Scotland by Carol Ann.
EMBRACE YOUR PATH - It is time for Empaths to awaken and step forward on their path, by Michelle Howe.
EMPATHS AND THE NEED TO HELP OTHERS: THE PITFALLS OF BEING TOO HELPFUL
Exploring the pitfalls Empaths face in their need to help others, by Sharon Barbell.
THE JOYS AND CHALLENGERS OF PARENTING THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE CHILD
by Imelda Almqvist.
DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING EMOTIONAL RESILIENCY by Simon Maryan Ph.D.
COLOUR THERAPY – how colour can help the highly sensitive, by Valerie Logan-Clarke.
ANIMAL TOTEMS: MASTERS OF SENSITIVITY - how animal totems can help Empaths move through challenges by Jennifer Engrácio.
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