Diary of a Teenage Empath
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Discovering you are an empath might feel like a gigantic weight has been lifted and that your life suddenly makes perfect sense. You're not alone!
So now what? First, please be aware that learning you are an empath is not a reason to discontinue any medication you might be on or to stop following your physician's instructions. So keep eating your veggies, get plenty of exercise and eight hours of sleep!
I wish I could say there was one quick fix to help you stay centered, balanced and living in the light, but really, there isn't just one - there are MANY - so many techniques, strategies and practices that can help.
In my experience, the best way to find out what works for you is to keep an open mind and monitor how you feel about it. Be aware. Be mindful. Be proactive. Be honest. Listen to your gut (intuition). That is one of the empath's greatest superpowers after all! And most especially, experiment and get playful. Simply by changing your attitude about how you approach the challenges of being an empath can shift how well the practices work. There are some support tools available here in my store.
Also, if you are currently in counseling/therapy, I encourage you to be open about being an HSP/empath. If your therapist is unfamiliar with the trait, invite them to learn about it (insist they do) by reading Dr. Elaine Aron's work or taking a certified training course.
If you are seeking a mental health professional, I've compiled a directory here.
The Empath Diary blog also provides a light-hearted perspective with information, links, resources and tools.