The following is a direct link to the Doctoral Thesis of the founder of the EC, Elise Lebeau. It took her four years to put together andis titled,
"A Review of the Biological, Psychological and Spiritual Basis of the Empath Experience."
I am sure that it will help you immensely to further understand the experience of being an empath and be a legitimate source of information for non-empaths to use in comprehending your abilities.
Throw some love into the wind.
updated by @bing: 09/01/18 12:24:33PM