Can I keep other people’s emotions out of my psychic space?

Dear Judyth,

I’m an empath, how can I keep other people’s emotions out of my psychic space?

~ SB

Dear SB,

Being an empath, one who picks up other people’s emotions, can be exhausting.

To protect yourself, imagine a bubble surrounding you. People’s words and emotions will be tempered and turned down. As you begin to feel overwhelmed, make the bubble thicker.

If you are in a crowd, take a moment to find a place a bit out of the way and breathe deeply, releasing other people’s “stuff” as you exhale. If you are picking up the emotions of friends and family create a quiet space for a time out.

Another thing to do is pretend you, yourself, is on one speaker and the others are on another speaker. Adjust so your speaker is loudest or perhaps the only speaker that you can hear.

Be firm about boundaries. Practice meditation at home and when you are with others call upon those skills in a quiet, private way.