Forum Activity for @joann-h

JoAnn H
@joann-h
03/29/17 10:49:17AM
3 posts

How do you perceive others emotions?


Empath

This is a question for those of you that has a better understanding of their empathy. I know that when I feel someone else it comes from outside of my body. I know my emoitions come from inside. I tend to think of my skin as my barrier. It is how I control my empathy. How do you perceive it?
updated by @joann-h: 08/15/17 06:52:46PM
JoAnn H
@joann-h
03/28/17 08:47:00PM
3 posts

Parents/Upbringing?


Empath

Hi, I'm second generation possibly third. My father and I had a connection that we never question. I always knew how he felt about me without him having to voice it. On the other side my mother thought just as your parents. Now since she never understood my father and my connection but realized there was one. How I became more aware of my sense was when my father was laying in a drug induced coma just before he passed. The loss was earthshattering. It sent me searching for answers. Hope it helps.
JoAnn H
@joann-h
03/28/17 06:38:50PM
3 posts

New, and feeling a little lost and confused, and very much a lone (any advice is appreciated)


Empath

Hi, I'm new to this website but not new to being an empath. First of all you are not crazy. The name empath may had been coined in science fiction the ability isnt. Im actually a 2nd generation empath.Your friends can't relate to you feeling others emotions because they don't. Its not how they perceive the world.If you want to prove it to yourself. Use situations that you know how they make you feel. Say a spot near a lake that just invites you. How does it make you feel. Then go, as people pass by see if you feel anything out of the ordinary. That feeling will be someone else's. I know with my empathy it has grown by leaps and bounds since accepting it. I have more control. I can control how much I absorb unless it's a large crowd. I can ease pain by touching someone. I can sense my love ones even at a distance. My oldest child, the one I have the strongest connection to, lives on Scilly and I can sense when he is distress. Embrace your senses. Don't fight them. If you feel overwhelmed take a steaming shower/bath. The steam helps to drain others emotions. Learn your limitations. Avoid large crowds until you can control the absorbtion of others emoitions. If you have to go to a sad situiation limit how long you are exposed. Hope I didn't confuse you further.