There are many tools that you can use as a highly sensitive person or empath to protect yourself from the emotions & energies from others.
In a previous post I shared with you why I do not recommend using these protection tools all the time.
Instead, I believe you can become so strong and centered in yourself that you still feel the energies from other people, but they do no longer throw you off balance. This is something I teach and that I practice in my own life every day.
But in those ’emergency situations’, where you suddenly feel an intense emotion coming from someone, this is what you can do to help you stay more centered:
(watch the video or read the summary below the video)
1) Be very aware of the edge of your own enerygfield (an armslength distance from your body).
2) Visualize, intend or think about creating a strong boundary there
3) Pull all your energy back behind that boundary. Call all of your energy back to yourself.
4) Observe the situation from there. Do not cross your own boundary with your own energy. As soon as you go outside of yourself, you open that door (so to speak) and the energy from the other can then come in more easily.
5) Focus on your breath to connect with your body and stay in the here and now (and ground yourself!).
The trick is to keep your energy on your side of the boundary and stay centered in yourself. Highly sensitive people often have a habit of continuously going outside of themselves with their energy to monitor everything. Which leaves them drained, exhausted and overwhelmed very quickly.
P.S. My online course Thriving with Sensitivity is specifically designed to help highly sensitive people and empaths to:
- stay much more centered in themselves
- so that the energies & emotions from other people no longer throw you off balance
- and that if they ever do, you know exactly what you need to do to bring yourself back.
In this course you will learn practical tools and guided meditations to help you:
- find your center
- stay centered in your daily life
- come back to your center whenever you’ve gone ‘off’ (it happens to all of us!)
- stop the habit of monitoring everything and pleasing others
- go from ‘surviving with sensitivity’ to ‘thriving with sensitivity’!