Forum Activity for @livelikeahippie

Livelikeahippie
@livelikeahippie
04/26/16 04:55:53AM
3 posts

working as an empath


Empath

Hello,

I agree that having empath abilities does help in the counseling field. You also have to be aware of your own feelings and not becoming overwhelmed with sadness. In this field, we hear a lot of stories of abuse and trauma. It is important to practice self-care or you might begin to feel sad all of the time. I prefer to find a balance by working as a counselor part-time, teaching part-time, and self-care (spiritual meditation and exercise)

. Good luck in your studies!

Livelikeahippie
@livelikeahippie
06/04/15 02:46:30PM
3 posts

Is it worth taking a risk for Empaths to be in a romantic relationship?


Empath

I think that you should give love a try if it feels right. I have been married to my husband for 5 years now. I was attracted to him because of his care free spirit. He is positive, compassionate, smart, and loyal. I needed someone like him. I discovered that I was an empath about 2 years ago. When I told him about it, he believed me and has been extremely supportive. He knows that I can't go to a party and socialize for longer than 2 or 3 hours or I get drained. He knows how negative people can affect my day and will listen and talk to me until I'm smiling again. The way he puts it, he looks at me as being a delicate flower that begins to droop when I am not in the right environment (being around toxic people) but blooms when I am not picking up on the emotions of others and being myself. Like any normal couple, we have our moments but they are only temporary. We make an effort to always stay connected and love each other unconditionally. How was I so lucky to find him? I prayed for a good husband and God sent me his best.

Livelikeahippie
@livelikeahippie
06/04/15 01:58:34PM
3 posts

Counselling/therapy


Empath

I went to a counselor once and felt that she did not believe me when I told her that I could pick up on the emotions of others. She kind of just nodded her head but never brought it up during our few sessions. I decided that counseling wasn't for me and that I would be better off learning to look within my self, accept that I am an empath, and grow. I try to ignore the people that look like they are nice but have bad vibes. This is a negative coping mechanism on my part. I can't ignore or hide from the people in this world. Even I have a bad day every now and then. I need to just embrace the beauty of life and the good people that are out there, concentrate on them instead of the people that drain me out. I hope that you are able to find a therapist that is an empath. If you do, please update us and let us know how it went.