Do you feel things very deeply? Are you often emotionally overwhelmed? Have you felt misunderstood for much of your life? Can you be happy and relaxed one moment and then sad and depressed the next? Are you easily upset and have you been told that you are just ‘too sensitive’ for your own good? Do you feel other people’s pain as if it was your own and do you have a strong need to be of service to others? If you recognise yourself in this description then it is highly likely that you are an Empath who is unaware of your special gift. It is no coincidence that you have been drawn to this work and the book you now hold in your hand is the guidebook I wish that I had been given at birth.
I decided to write ‘From One Empath to Another’ because through this long and often painful journey to understand myself, I have regularly felt totally lost and alone. It would have been so helpful to have had a ‘guide book’ of techniques and essential information to help me to both understand my empathic nature and to deal with/prevent overwhelm. As an Empath you are always tuned in to the feelings, moods and energy of others and this can be exhausting if you don’t know how to deal with it. You feel every change in the atmosphere, and are aware of every subtlety, and this can be confusing as often you are not aware of what you are reacting to. We do not just feel what is going on directly around us; we also feel what is going on nationally and globally.
During my own personal journey, I have found strategies to handle my sensitivity and empathic nature which bring me into ‘balance.’ I would like to share these ideas with you in this book so that you can learn how to prevent emotional overload in a world that is predominantly populated by people who neither have nor understand the trait of empathy.