How to Protect Yourself as an Empath


  1. Recognize and appreciate that you are an empath.
    • Read You Might Be An Empath If… and if you connect with most of the characteristics, you are most likely an empath. Understand that many parts of your personality are influenced by this intuitive gift.  Now, accept and acknowledge your abilities and learn how to protect yourself.
  2. Take care of yourself.
    • Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.  Water not only flushes out toxins in your body but it can also help flush toxic energy out of your body.
    • Exercise regularly.  Yoga is a great exercise to practice because it helps strengthen your body while also calming your mind.  Walking outside and is also a good option.  It allows you to work your muscles and also connect with nature.
    • Epsom salt baths are a great way to detoxify your body, relieve tension and it also lets you to connect with water, a natural element.
  3. Visualizations 
    • Picturing an Empath Shield in front of your Solar Plexus Chakra will help keep you from picking up other people’s energy.
    • Imagining a Protection Bubble around you will help you block negative energy from coming into your personal space.
    • Spiritual Grounding is a great way to let the world’s energy flow through you, instead of getting trapped in you.  Holding on to other people’s energy can become toxic.
    • When you sense that you are picking up on someone else’s emotions or physical ailments, send it back to them with love.  There is no need for you both to be suffering.  First recognize that it is not your own.  Then, ask God (or the Universe) to surround it with light and return it to the true owner.  Pray for that person and ask God to help them through it.
  4. Create Boundaries
    • Stay away from Energy Vampires (post coming soon), people who make you feel drained.
    • Regularly clear your space of negative energy by smudging.  Read my post, How I Spiritually Clean House, to find out more.
  5. Recharge
    • Empaths can recharge themselves by spending time alone.  Take time to remove yourself from other people’s energy on a regularly basis.  However, there’s no need to become a hermit with all these protection options.
    • Connect with nature by spending time outside or bring nature inside with house plants.
    • Meditation is a great way to cleanse yourself from other people’s energy, relax and recharge.  You can find some great guided meditations on YouTube.  Don’t feel discouraged if it doesn’t work right away for you.  It often takes practice for people to learn how to quiet their minds in order to meditate.  I often say, “If you fall asleep, you’re doing it right.”

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