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The Difference Between an Empath, a Sympath and One Who Practices Compassion

There is a difference in the way certain people modulate frequencies and there are so many variations that it’s difficult to put labels on any of them. 

Empaths are truly in an in-between and special stage of development. But how do they differ from sympaths and those who practice compassion?

Empaths, a those with more sensitive abilities to apprehend the mental or emotional states of others. Very sensitive empaths can experience empathy burnout as well as many other conditions.

They are in between sympaths and others who practice compassion.

Empathy Heartbeat Training — It Helps You Read Other People’s Minds

You really should listen to your heart. People who are more aware of their heartbeat are better at perceiving the emotions of people around them.

What’s more, improving this ability might help some people with autism and schizophrenia.

Can you feel your heart beating softly against your breastbone? Or perhaps you feel hungry, thirsty or in pain?

If so, you are perceiving your internal state — a process called interoception.

You See What Others Can’t: 4 Signs That You Are Highly Sensitive to Energy

Being highly sensitive has it’s pro’s and con’s if you are aware of your sensitivity early in life it is more likely that you will learn to turn your sensitivity into a gift sooner than later.

Becoming aware of one’s acute sensitivity later in life can seem more like a curse, but more likely this is because of the environment that surrounds us.

Honing in on this quality and focusing it can enhance your social intelligence, problem-solving, relatability, and help others become more trusting.

Here the 4 Signs That You Are Highly Sensitive to Energy: 


15 Things You’ll Notice When You’re In The Presence Of An Empath

What actually happens when you’re near an empath?
“As much as we notice, consciously or subconsciously, there are some things you’ll notice about us too.”
I remember an instance when I rang the cable company to ask about upgrading my service. After some time had passed, the man I was speaking to had basically poured his heart out about his wife’s battle with cancer. I never found the information I was looking for, but it wasn’t that important any longer.

10 Things You Notice Near An Empath

by Aimee Halpin,
The Burned Hand

I once called the insurance phone number to ask a question. An hour later, the woman had shared her whole life story with me and I am not sure she ever answered my question, but I made her feel better.

The Ultimate Mirror: Are You A ‘Heyoka’ Empath?

by Robyn Iacuone

An Empath is a person who has the ability to understand the emotional state of another individual. 

There are many different types of Empaths and many levels of gifts and abilities. It’s one thing to be an empath, it’s another to be a Heyoka. 

For the Heyoka Empath, there is little available information and yet is the most powerful type of Empath. Heyoka or “Sacred Clown” is a Native American term and has been loosely translated to mean “Fool or Clown”.

This translation does not give justice to the true meaning of the term.

Empathy and the Power of Reflective Listening

Empathy is a give and take process. Most of us can admit we need more empathy and acceptance from others, especially if we have healing to do on many levels. But the truth is, that if we are undernourished in our own emotional lives, overstressed and feeling like a victim to circumstances, we have difficulty offering real empathy to others.

We have to remember that when we have been in a long term state of psychological or physical trauma, the first step to healing is to listen to ourselves deep inside.

5 Ways for Empaths to Shield from Negativity

If you are an empath or a highly sensitive person then it’s important to know there are special and important ways for you to protect your energy and shield yourself.

Your ability to feel and interpret the emotions of others as well as your surroundings can mean that you are also susceptible to the energetic imprint of those very same surroundings.

This is how to go about shielding yourself successfully, and without coming from a place of fear, worry, or “gross-ness.”

Being an Empath means you literally feel what other people are experiencing emotionally.