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Empath Training Program

topic posted Wed, December 9, 2009 - 2:40 AM by  eric
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This is just a copy of Elise Lebeau's program with references to the origional site (just in case the site is down).

link to the program
www.eliselebeau.com/empathProgram.php

>"The Empath Survival Program©

Do you feel overrun by your Empath skills (also known as being an Impaired Empath)? Now that you understand what you are and what is going on, it's time to do something about it!

Learn 7 life changing techniques that I personally used to reclaim my emotional sanity!

"Elise, THANK YOU for posting this information!

I did this exercise last night and for the first time in months, I was able to go to sleep by 2 AM AND awaken full of energy (my own!) after 7 hours sleep and actually accomplish a LOT - ALL DAY!"

- Jackie, received on 01/05/2009
As an Empath, I've tried a lot of different tools.
I finally narrowed it down to some basic techniques that get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Are you ready? Let's get started!

* Day 1: The Anatomy of Empaths
* Day 2: Being an Empath in a crowd
* Day 3: Being an Empath with family and friends
* Day 4: Being an Empath in a romantic relationship
* Day 5: Raising Empath children
* Day 6: Being an Empath at work
* Day 7: Why are you an Empath?
* Bonus!: Empath Ethics
* Bonus!: Grounding Techniques for Empaths

...and most importantly: Get Support! Join our Empath Community and post your questions!

What's next? Once I got my Empath skills under control, I moved on to start using them. That's how my intuitive training programs where born! Back to the Empath Ressource Page"<
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eric
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  • Re: Empath Training Program - Day 1

    Wed, December 9, 2009 - 2:42 AM
    www.eliselebeau.com/day1.php

    >"Instructions:

    * Be patient. Learning to manage your Empath skills is not an overnight process.

    * Checkpoints are used throughout the program so that you can pace yourself and avoid being overwhelmed by all the information you'll find here.

    * Give the Empath Management Program a chance by completing all the exercises as described.

    Visualizations

    Throughout this program, you will complete exercises designed to help you become a Functional Empath. Please keep in mind that I don't expect you to get overnight results. It took me years to learn how to do this. My goal is to give you shortcuts so that you can train your mind within a few weeks...

    We'll often use visualizations in our exercises, sometimes in addition to more concrete actions. Visualizations are used by professional athletes to create a reflex within their physical body for a perfect execution when it's time to compete for real. It's like rehearsing in your mind. By holding a mental image of the result they want to achieve, they are triggering physical reflexes within their body to accomplish their goal.

    Visualizations on what you want to achieve with your Empath skills will trigger reflexes within your own mind to actually get the job done, even if you have no idea how it's getting done. Just like walking: we don't think of all the muscle contractions needed when we get up. We just have a reflex that takes care of the execution.

    Visualization is a two way process: You send requests to your mind (through mental images) and your mind sends you feedback (through mental images and emotions). So if you try to imagine something but you find it hard, you can't see it or you feel negative emotions, this is feedback from your mind telling you that something is not working right. DO NOT FORCE IT! Instead, I suggest you register for an Intuitive Session so I can help you resolve what is slowing you down.

    Exercise 1: Turn Down The Volume

    You are constantly receiving magnetic information from everyone around you. Even on a good day, this can quickly get overwhelming. The first thing we need to do is make sure that you can filter out this information.

    1. Rate how you feel right now, from 1 (very bad) to 10 (very good).

    2. Close your eyes and imagine two volume dials in front of you that go from 0 to 10.
    One says "Me" and the other says "Others".

    3. Turn the "Me" dial to 10, and the "Other people" dial to 0.

    4. Remember: If it's hard to visualize this, your mind is giving you feedback that something is in the way! For now, if you can only see the volume going down (but not all the way to 0), that's fine. At least it's getting better...Keep practicing!

    PS:You can also register for an Intuitive consultation if you need one on one help with this exercise!

    5. Now it's time to "listen" to your own inner voice which will help drown out everything else. For some people, this is hard. Either their mind is zomming in all directions or all they hear is the loud voice of inner criticism (such as "Why am I such a weak or perturbed person").

    In order to reconnect to your real inner voice, complete this sentence: "My name is [your name] and I like ..." and start making a mental list of all the things you like. It can be about anything (you hair color, your shoes, your latte in the morning, etc). The goal is to focus on thoughts that are exclusively about you. Get at least 5 items on your mental list.


    PS: You can find this exercice
    in the book "Empowered by Empathy" by Rose Rosetree.

    6. Take a breath to reboot your mind. It takes a moment for your brain to realize that things have changed and you're more centered on your own thoughts.

    7. Rate how you feel again. If it's going up, you're on the right track! Keep practicing!

    8. Before you try to use this in a crowded mall, make sure you practice in an easier environment! Imagine right now that you are surrounded by people (or any other situation where you tend to feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable). Can you feel better by turning down the volume???

    For every exercise, I recommend that you practice it for at least 24 hours.
    My official motto is quite simple: If it feels better, keep doing it!

    ***

    In order to keep this program comfortable, I recommend that you wait 24 hours before moving on to the next topic.

    It's easy to get overwhelmed without realizing it. We all need time to digest and integrate!
    So take a moment right now to evaluate how you are feeling before moving on to another topic!

    Thank you for respecting the copyrights of my work!"<
  • Re: Empath Training Program - Day 2

    Wed, December 9, 2009 - 2:45 AM
    www.eliselebeau.com/day2.php

    >"Day 2: Being an Empath in a crowd

    Most topics in the Empath Survival Program have emerged from situations that are usually uncomfortable for Impaired Empaths (see Day 1).

    Crowds can be very difficult for Empaths because of the physical proximity which makes it more likely that we'll start reading them and become overwhelmed by their emotions. If you're surrounded by hundreds of people, that adds up pretty quick!

    NOTE: Some Empaths can read people no matter how far they are...For these kinds of Empaths, it feels like they are always in a crowd.

    One question that comes up often is: Why do we mostly pick up on negative emotions from other people?

    1. Negative emotions are easier to read because they have such a recognizable pattern. You can quickly tell if someone is angry, right? That doesn't require as much interpretation. Anger has a pretty consistent pattern in humans, both in terms of the chemicals released in the blood stream and other vascular reactions, so we recognize them easily.

    2. Negative emotions are more noticeable. When someone is angry, it feels like they are emotionally "yelling". The sheer intensity of these powerful negative emotions make us more likely to notice them.

    3. Awareness of negative emotions is a survival reflex. We tend to pay more attention to potentially threatening situations (where we might get hurt because someone is angry), so we can have a jump start in getting away from them! It's a reflex to tune into those negative emotions. The problem is tuning out once you know there is no real danger involved!

    Picking up on strong negative emotions can lead to several uncomfortable side effects:

    * Your subconscious is working overtime, trying to filter out all this emotional information. That can leave your exhausted, like you just ran a marathon
    (Do you need a nap when you come back from the mall?)

    * Your mind interprets all this negative information as a threat and you start to feel anxious all the time
    (Do you keep turning in circles in your head with negative thoughts or worries?).

    * Your mind can't understand what's going on and you feel very irritated and aggressive
    (Do you snap at sales people or your spouse/children when you're in a crowd?).

    A simple thing like going to the grocery store or the mall can turn into an ordeal if you can't tune out from other people's emotions.
    That's what we're working on today!

    Exercise 2: Being Transparent

    1. Rate how you feel right now, from 1 (very bad) to 10 (very good).

    2. Close your eyes and visualize the particles in your body getting more and more spaced out. They are expanding like a gas, so there is more space between each atom in your body.

    3. Imagine now that your own magnetic field is expanding too: It is as big as the room...as big as the building you're in...as big as the city block...How big can you get it???

    4. When your energy is too dense (which is a reflex when we're trying to protect ourselves from a perceived threat), other people's stuff can get caught in it, like fruit in Jell-o...But when there is more space between the particles in your body, it's easy for other people's stuff to "slip past you" instead of getting caught in your energy field. They just flow right through you!

    5. Rate how you feel again, from 1 (very bad) to 10 (very good). If it's going up, you're on the right track! Keep practicing!

    6. Before you try to use this in a crowded mall, practice at home! Just visualize yourself, surrounded by people (or any other situation where you tend to feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable). Now become transparent to other people's emotions...can you see yourself staying comfortable???

    PS: Some Empath don't like this exercise because they already feel like they're transparent and other people are walking all over them.
    If you feel this way, try this version of the exercise:

    Version 2

    * When you are walking through the crowd, imagine that you are clearing a path ahead of you, like Moses parting the sea. Instead of hitting you, other people's emotions are diverted to your left and to your right! It also helps if you use your hand to "slice through" the thick flow of emotion. Just hold your hand, palm open, fingers pointed forward.

    For every exercise, I recommend that you practice it for at least 24 hours.
    My official motto is quite simple: If it feels better, keep doing it!

    Checkpoint

    In order to keep this program comfortable, I recommend that you wait 24 hours before moving on to the next topic.

    It's easy to get overwhelmed without realizing it. We all need time to digest and integrate!
    So take a moment right now to evaluate how you are feeling before moving on to another topic!

    Thank you for respecting the copyrights of my work!"<
  • Re: Empath Training Program - Day 3

    Wed, December 9, 2009 - 2:48 AM
    www.eliselebeau.com/day3.php

    >"Day 3: Being an Empath with family and friends

    For some Empaths, crowds are not uncomfortable because they generate a "white noise" that is easily filtered out by the subconcious mind. But attending parties and family reunions can be a totally different story...

    We always pay more attention to information that we care about, whether we love or hate that specific topic. Likewise, we tend to inadvertedly be more receptive to the emotions of people that we are close to. Even from 3000 miles away, I can always sense the mood of my mother, if I choose to pay attention to it! The trick here is to choose when you do this, instead of doing it accidentally!

    Many Empaths get in trouble because they want to help their family and friends or subconsciously feel that they should pay attention to the emotions of their loved ones...I can't tell you how many times it creeps up on me to inadvertedly tune into my son or my husband, even though I have excellent control over my Empath skills when it comes to everyone else.

    These kinds of desires (which are usually not conscious) gives rise to a difficult inner conflict:
    We want to read them (so we can help) but it's overwhelming to be always "feeling" someone else.

    We absolutely need to resolve the underlying conflict before progress can be made. Simply choosing to ignore their emotional information would be the equivalent of trying to ignore a crying baby...it just gets to you no matter what!

    Empaths who have this inner conflict often feel responsible for the well being of their family. And yet, just because you can feel their emotional distress DOES NOT mean that you can help them, or that you have to. On the contrary, we tend to be less objective when it comes to our loved ones...

    In order to move forward, you have to bring up any kind of inner conflict about your loved ones so you can tune out their emotions, just like everyone else's...

    Exercise 3: Releasing Control

    At the core of this inner conflict is a belief that we can control the well being of others. It's a very deep belief, often carried over from early childhood when you might have felt that it was your fault if people got angry or depressed. By letting go of that belief, we resolve the conflict.

    Here's a great exercise to release control.

    1. Make a tight first with your dominant hand.

    2. In this fist, visualize that you are holding your family's well being: Your ability to control how they feel.

    3. Take a deep breath and open up your fist very wide, releasing this control.

    4. Now, to anchor this in your conscious mind, say out loud: "I release any control over my family's well being". Next time you start to feel overwhelmed around your family/friends, just form a fist and release it. It's easy to do discretely under the dinner table!

    This is not something that works over night. You simply have to keep doing it over and over again until you have deeply released this conflict. But you'll know if this is helping you because you will feel a little better every time you use it!

    Checkpoint

    In order to keep this program comfortable, I recommend that you wait 24 hours before moving on to the next topic.

    It's easy to get overwhelmed without realizing it. We all need time to digest and integrate!
    So take a moment right now to evaluate how you are feeling before moving on to another topic!

    Thank you for respecting the copyrights of my work!"<
  • Re: Empath Training Program - Day 4

    Wed, December 9, 2009 - 2:50 AM
    www.eliselebeau.com/day4.php

    >"Day 4: Being an Empath in a romantic relationship

    Entanglement
    Being an Empath can be a huge advantage in the beginning of a relationship as you seem to be able to read the other person's mind and heart!
    But it can become an uncomfortable disadvantage when you become very close and are overwhelmed by their emotions...

    One of the major challenges of being in a close relationship is that you are constantly feeling "their stuff".
    This can lead to a tough situation where your own thoughts and emotions become entangled with someone else's...

    During an argument, you can become angrier and angrier as you feel both your frustration and your partner's frustration at the same time!
    You're litterally doubling the intensity of the negative emotions you are experiencing.

    Also, Empaths can find themselves irritated or resentful at their spouse for no apparent reason. Or if there is a reason, it feels petty and small...it certainly doesn't explain the intensity of their negative emotions.

    Basically, you have the impression that "something is wrong" but you can't describe the problem with words. That can be really frustrating especially if you can't tell if the problem is happening to you or if this is something they are feeling that might be totally unrelated to you!

    Intensity
    Another challenge in close relationships, which often comes up during sex or someone is touching you, is the issue of intensity.
    Even if it's very positive (like love), intense emotions can be overwhelming for Empaths. We're so sensitive that feeling such powerful emotions is overloading our senses and we need to pull back, oftentimes both emotionally and physically.

    Women Empath might even feel an aversion from being touched by a loving husband or totally exhausted from holding their new born baby.
    NOTE: You can read more about this topic in this thread on our Empath Community web site.

    Keep in mind that this kind of reaction is NOT a sign that something is wrong. This is a frequent misconception for Empaths...if we feel bad, we assume that something bad is going on. I've seen Empaths worry that their spouse is having an affair or that they're lying about something. When in fact they were feeling the intensity of their spouse's powerful emotions.

    Interpretation
    I've mentioned a few times how your brain interprets the emotions you pick up from other people.
    A word of warning: It's very easy for untrained Empaths to misinterpret what they perceive from their partner.
    It happens to all of us!

    One of the most common misinterpretation is that if you can feel it, they can feel it too.
    As you might have found out already, that's not how it works.

    When you read emotional information from someone, you typically cannot tell whether these are conscious or unconscious feelings!
    So keep in mind that you cannot assume other people feel what you feel! It's always best to ask them how they feel instead of assuming that you know.

    Exercise 4: Holding your space

    The following exercises will help you separate your own thoughts and emotions from your partner's by create and holding your own "inner space".

    1. As we discussed earlier, proximity makes it more likely that you'll inadvertedly start feeling other people's emotions. Find a place outside your house where you can be at least 50 feet away from other people. The more space the better, depending on your sensitivity. I personally go to a very secluded spot in the forest when I do this exercise. I also go to the beach on weekdays, when no one else is there!

    2. In this isolation, it's easier to focus on your own feeling exclusively. Let's anchor that feeling in your mind. While in your secluded place, say out loud: "I only feel my own emotions". Say this sentence a few times.

    3. Next time you find yourself feeling irritated at your partner or in the middle of an argument, pause for a moment and tell yourself that sentence again (just in your mind is fine): "I only feel my own emotions". Your mind will instantly do what it takes to bring you back to that place of "just you". You might immediately experience a significant decrease in the intensity of your emotions! Again, this is not an overnight process. Keep practicing it until it becomes second nature.

    Now that you have "cleared" your own emotional space, it's important to "hold it". Empaths are very easily overrun by other people's emotions. We'll give in, be swayed in our opinions or settle for a bad compromise just to make it stop. Notice that the other person does not know that their emotions are painful to us. Unless they're an Empath too, they can't imagine how hard it is to feel "emotional pressure". So it's critical that you learn to hold your emotional space without having to put on a full suit of "armor".

    Here's one way to do this:

    1. Before you start a conversation with your partner, take a moment to close your eyes and imagine a bubble around you about 2 or 3 feet from your body. This is your personal space. In this space, you only allow your own emotions to flow.

    2. Now imagine the same kind of bubble around your partner. That's their personal space.

    3. During an argument or negotiation, your personal space can collapse and allow your partner's emotions to flow closer and closer to you until they completely overrun you. By then, you can't tell what you feel anymore. To avoid this, make sure you don't sit too close to your partner. Leave enough physical space between the two of you so you can both maintain your personal space.

    4. If you start to feel confused or overhwelmed, pause for a moment and check your bubble...Is is collapsed? If you're not sure, just imagine that you're pushing it out again, back to it's normal size of 2 or 3 feet. Phew, that will probably feel better right away!

    For every exercise, I recommend that you practice it for at least 24 hours.
    My official motto is quite simple: If it feels better, keep doing it!

    Checkpoint

    In order to keep this program comfortable, I recommend that you wait 24 hours before moving on to the next topic.

    It's easy to get overwhelmed without realizing it. We all need time to digest and integrate!
    So take a moment right now to evaluate how you are feeling before moving on to another topic!

    Thank you for respecting the copyrights of my work!"<
  • Re: Empath Training Program - Day 5

    Wed, December 9, 2009 - 2:51 AM
    www.eliselebeau.com/day5.php

    >"Day 5: Managing Empath Children

    As an Empath, you are more likely to recognize Empath children than Non Empaths. Keep in mind that many Empath children are born in Non Empath families, so the parent might not be interested or ready to hear about this topic. Of course, your own children might be Empaths as well.

    It's not your job to tell anyone about their Empath skills!
    If they're ready to deal with this, they'll find the resources they need (just like you did!).
    You can be available to them but you are not responsible for them.

    How to spot an Empath Child?

    There are three fundamental concepts that need to be addressed in order to effectively manage emotional information.

    1. Empowerment: Do you control your Empath skills or do they control you (curse or blessing?)

    2. Centeredness: Can you always hear your own internal self above all (raise above the chaos)

    3. Flow: Does emotional information come in and out freely (do you have an outlet?)

    Keep in mind that children learn how to manage their Empath abilities by watching you handle yours. If you're an Empath but don't know how to handle it, practice managing your skills first!

    These are typical behaviors of Impaired Empaths (children who don't know how to handle their abilities):

    * Gets unusually quiet (often seen as shyness) around crowds but is fine with the immediate family or smaller groups. Your child is trying to feel empowered and centered by withdrawing from the world.

    * Catches every illness available (cold, flu, ear infections, etc.). Your child is trying to feel empowered by shutting down unwanted emotional activity. Being sick is often the only way a child can use to withdraw from social situations.

    * Resists going to bed or wakes up often. Your child is trying to stay centered while surrounded by the emotional activity of adults.

    * Gets physically or verbally out of control around people but is mellow at home. Your child is trying to find an outlet to the overwhelming flow of emotional information.

    Disclaimer: This checklist is not a diagnostic or treatment tool. I am not a doctor or a mental health professional. Some of the characteristics of Empaths can be diagnosed as ADD, agoraphobia or clinical depression. Contact your health care professional if you have any questions, need diagnostic or treatment for a mental health issue.

    Exercise 5: Empath Child Grounding Technique

    In order to help your child, you need tools that address each of the three concepts (empowerment, centeredness and flow).
    This is a technique I developed for my Empath son, when he was 2 years old.

    When your child gets overwhelmed, she often just needs a point of reference to stay grounded: You can be that anchor.

    1. Calm your own emotions. You can't be a positive anchor if you're upset or angry.

    2. Tell her quietly "Look into the eyes" (point to your eyes) and put your hand on her chest. Make sure you have eye contact for the next step!

    3. Tell her "We're going to take 5 breaths together and count them". Let your child breathe however she wants. You're just accompanying her, counting out loud with each exhalation.

    Breathing quiets down emotional noise, re-centers the mind and helps children feel empowered by having something they can do when they feel uncomfortable. Include Empath Grounding exercise in your night time routine!

    We have a special group in our Empath Community just for parents of Empath Children. You can find it here. Checkpoint

    In order to keep this program comfortable, I recommend that you wait 24 hours before moving on to the next topic.

    It's easy to get overwhelmed without realizing it. We all need time to digest and integrate!
    So take a moment right now to evaluate how you are feeling before moving on to another topic!

    Thank you for respecting the copyrights of my work!"<
  • Re: Empath Training Program - Day 6

    Wed, December 9, 2009 - 2:53 AM
    www.eliselebeau.com/day6.php

    >"Day 6: Being an Empath at work

    Unless you work in a highly spiritual business, you're probably the only self-aware Empath...Don't worry, I've been there myself: I'm a Software Engineer!

    Upon discovering their Empath abilities, most people I have talked with feel an urge to quit their job to work in a setting that will use their Empath skills.
    Before you make that jump, let's clarify a few things:

    * Unless you're a Functional or Professional Empath, you are probably not ready to put the pressure of "perfomance" on your skills. It's very different to use your skills just for yourself than having to rely on them to help someone else. It's important to get trained (as you are doing now) before you ask someone to trust you to interpret their intimate emotional states.

    * You might already by in the right place! Before you quit your job (or start feeling bad about the fact that you can't do that right now), consider the fact that Empath skills can be used in pretty much every situation in life. I have seen Empaths in marketing, office administration, school teaching, CEO of corporations...even at my local Starbucks Coffee! There might be plenty of opportunity to train your Empath skills at your current job, until you're ready to move on to something else.

    Exercise 6: Claiming your emotional space at work

    Being surrounded with stressed, anxious, angry, competitive or depressed co-workers can easily send Empaths in a tailspin. Especially in settings where you have very little personal space. I worked in cubicles for years and I experienced first hand how tough that can be.

    Typical side effects of emotional information overload include fatigue (your brain is working overtime trying to filter out other people's stuff), sporadic anger (you're reading other people's anger, feeling entangled with them) and depression (you're feeling powerless to do anything about all this). You might have your own special side effect...I can't list them all!

    Of course, something else might be going on at work that makes you feel tired, angry or depressed. But until you're sure that your feelings are not coming from the outside world, you can't effectively address the core problem.

    In this exercise, you'll reclaim your own bubble of personal space, even in a cramped setting.

    1. Ensure that you are practicing Exercise 1 and Exercise 2 on a daily basis, until you get the hang of it and can do it automatically.

    2. Think for a moment about the concepts of "having space", "freedom" and "serenity"...What images come to mind? Do you think of the beach? A trip to the lake? Being at church? Being alone at home?

    3. Select an object that you will imbue with the emotional feelings that you associate with that sense of serenity. It can be a crystal, a picture of your vacation spot, a stuffed animal, etc.

    4. Hold the selected object in your hands, while you think about "having space", "freedom" and "serenity". Visualize your emotions running through the object (remember that magnetic waves can go through solids!)

    5. Anchor it in your mind by saying out loud: "I have space, freedom and serenity" while holding your object.

    6. Bring the object at work (you can also keep it in your purse or pocket). When you start to feel tired, angry or depressed, touch this object and say (in your mind) the trigger words: "I have space, freedom and serenity" . It only takes a few seconds, but it will tell your mind to focus on these calming and centering thoughts.

    7. Pay attention to how you feel after this exercise! Any sense of relief is an improvement!!!

    For every exercise, I recommend that you practice it for at least 24 hours.
    My official motto is quite simple: If it feels better, keep doing it!

    Checkpoint

    In order to keep this program comfortable, I recommend that you wait 24 hours before moving on to the next topic.

    It's easy to get overwhelmed without realizing it. We all need time to digest and integrate!
    So take a moment right now to evaluate how you are feeling before moving on to another topic!

    Thank you for respecting the copyrights of my work!"<
  • Re: Empath Training Program - Day 7

    Wed, December 9, 2009 - 2:55 AM
    www.eliselebeau.com/day7.php

    >"Day 7: Why are you an Empath?

    Using your Empath skills is something that you learn over time by building trust and confidence in your abilities. Every Empath is different. And although I have tried to cover as many variations as possible in this program, there comes a point where you have to figure out what will work best for you.

    I have provided you with a basic toolkit. Now it's your job to play with it, tweak it, adjust it to who you are until it fits perfectly.

    Some Empaths are in so much pain, both physically and psychologically, that the only thing they want is to shut off their skills. I feel this Empath Survival Program has given you ways to achieve this goal, if it was yours.

    Always remember that the first duty of an Empath is to feel good in their own lives.

    But sooner or later, the question will come up...Why are you an Empath? There are as many answers to this question as there are Empaths. If you're not ready to go looking for that answer, then you're done for now. Keep practicing your Exercises until you can totally tune out the outside world! You have permanent access to your Exercises, for as long as the program runs.

    Fortunately for you, if you're ready to go find your own answer, there's a lot of help out there. Reach out for it! Others have been through this already, leading the way for other Empaths. Hopefully making it easier for you to find your life purpose as an Empath.

    Even though we can feel everyone around us, Empaths tend to feel isolated. Like being lonely in a crowd of people...I have also seen Empaths push away other Empaths without realizing it. It's a very normal reaction. We know how easy it is for us to read others. And we're not always ready to be read ourselves. It's a very vulnerable position...

    Exercise 7: Affirm your choice

    This last exercise is called an Intuitive Affirmation©, which is described in more details in the Applied Intuition Program.

    Intuitive Affirmations© increase the power of your affirmations by allowing you to "ease into them", without feeling like you're lying or trying to convince yourself. Keep in mind that affirmations must ALWAYS feel good in order to be effective...

    1. While you say each of the following affirmations, use the middle finger of your dominant hand to tap your Sixth Chakra, located between your eyebrows (that's the Intuitive Tap©).

    2. Repeat your affirmation (out loud is preferable at first) FOR EACH LEVEL until you feel better or at least 10 repetitions (you'll say 40 affirmations total).
    * Level I: "Wouldn't it be nice to master my Empath abilities"
    * Level II: "I am open to mastering my Empath abilities"
    * Level III: "I am ready to master my Empath abilities"
    * Level IV: "I am choosing to master my Empath abilities"


    3. Once you have reached Level IV, you have one more affirmation to do (using the Intuitive Tap©):
    "And I release everything else"
    Say it until you feel better or at least 10 repetitions.

    Tip: If you start to feel bad while saying a level, STOP! That means you have gone as far as you can for today!
    Think of this like exercising at the gym: you never want to push so hard that you tear a muscle...
    Just come back to it tomorrow and you'll find yourself able to comfortably reach the next level.

    As a last recommendation, I urge you to connect with other Empaths for support.
    The Internet provides a slew of resources you can use to do just that.
    If you don't know where to start, read the posts on the Empath Community web site and consider posting your own questions!

    I truly hope that this program has been profoundly useful to you.
    Learning how to master my Empath skills changed my life and I wish you a fascinating journey towards fulfillment and joy.
    With all my love,

    Elise "<
  • Re: Empath Training Program - Bonuses

    Wed, December 9, 2009 - 3:03 AM
    Empath Ethics is a Bonus, but I won't include it here, just the link. It tells you what your responsible for.
    www.eliselebeau.com/bonus2.php

    Grounding Techniques is a Bonus, Lebeau details a couple of different ways to ground.
    www.eliselebeau.com/bonus1.php

    Why am I copying this Empath Training Program? Well, for some reason we've encountered that when some newly aware empath comes to this tribe that we rely on Lebeau's program, but her site has not always been available for some reason or another, and I thought it prudent to copy the info here all the while giving the links back to Lebeau's site.

    That said, when and if Lebeau asks to remove this information here, I will delete this entire topic.
    • Re: Empath Training Program - Bonuses

      Wed, December 9, 2009 - 1:13 PM
      Thank you for posting this, Eric! I am new and have not been able to get the site to pull up for me reliably. Some pages I can view cached but not all of them. I very much needed Day 2! I am also grateful to the author and second your sentiment about copyrights. I think you have done a great job clearly crediting her work while also ensuring it is made available in this situation t those who need it. :)

      Thank you again for everything!
  • Re: Empath Training Program

    Thu, December 10, 2009 - 2:08 AM
    Eric, it's amazing what our subconscious minds can do also....
    I read these posts yesterday, then had a dream this morning that my EX was feeling very ill, so I used one of the techniques mentioned in the post and immediately formed a protective bubble around myself. LOL!

    I've always said, "be careful what you put in your mind!" See how suggestive our minds are?

    Glad you posted this, my friend. :o)
    • Re: Empath Training Program

      Thu, December 10, 2009 - 2:18 PM
      Thank you Eric! I can never get enough reminders and lessons on this stuff.
      • Re: Empath Training Program

        Mon, December 14, 2009 - 10:03 PM
        I was just reading the day 4 lesson on intensity and how even loving intensity can be overwhelming. It reminded me of something.

        When I was first in a romantic relationship with my husband (after having been friends) when he would look directly into my eyes, say like over a romantic dinner in a restaurant, it would feel like someone punched me in the stomach. There would be actual pain if I looked back at him. I would have to concentrate on my breathing and ask him to tone it down a bit. It was a loving connection but just way too intense for me.
        • Re: Empath Training Program

          Tue, December 15, 2009 - 2:44 AM
          Wow, Michelle. I wonder why it would feel like pain instead of an extremely intense happy feeling (like butterflies in the tummy)? Did you have any kind of negative thinking/reaction in regards to relationships before him? Just curious.
          • Re: Empath Training Program

            Fri, December 18, 2009 - 7:40 PM
            Good question Catmeow I looked deeply into that myself as I have a similar reaction to intimacy in movies. But then I noticed that I have that reaction to any kind of intensity/suspense in movies or reality. Even intensity of colors or flavors can trigger me so far that it can turn into physical pain. I always think about what happens if you throw a surprise party for a kid with ADHD then add some sugar...aaagghh.

            I finally figured out that it was simply like the fact that eating a little fudge is amazing but a lot of fudge is...way not so good, lol. I remember eating fresh swordfish for my first time on the pier in Santa Barbara. It was an amazing explosion of flavors and so rich. I was in tastebud heaven then when I took the fifth bite my body shouted, enough! I couldn't take another bite without feeling nauseous. But oh the wonderfulness of those first four bites was amazing.
            • Re: Empath Training Program

              Fri, December 18, 2009 - 7:44 PM
              p.s. until I figured this about myself I would swing from intense feelings to intense suppression and back. My health would suffer. When I became more of a minimalist and started eating a less intense diet (I looove blander foods like unadorned salads and veggies) my whole body started having less pain.
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          Re: Empath Training Program

          Sun, March 7, 2010 - 3:31 PM
          Yeah, I can relate a little.

          Now, I won't claim to be an empath, but I notice that I used to feel emotions intensely, and someone's interest in me would feel like it's too much to handle, overwhelmingly. I once thought I would be all about the all-consuming love of someone, and I later realize that it would be too much. When I was younger, I would see romantic scenes on TV, two people kissing or intimate, and I would turn away. I would feel this weird feeling in my stomach or gut. I guess it's enough that I feel it, not that I need to see it overwhelmingly in their attention or embrace. I guess if it happens, I'll see.
          • Re: Empath Training Program

            Mon, March 8, 2010 - 4:43 PM
            Yeah, I think it is normal or seems to be because kids release energy and giggle when they see those scenes but most adults probably desensitize to it at a certain age. But then some of just don't, I guess.
  • Re: Empath Training Program

    Tue, February 1, 2011 - 5:05 PM
    I personally have to work one on one with untrained empaths, they are all on different skill levels... and it is dangerous if they do not know how to chanel the energy that they take.......... or the illnesses if they are healers too! I know that betore I was trained I took on Lupus and was given 14 months to live..... it took me a year to heal myself of the Lupus. So becareful of distant training, everyone needs to be evaluated before they jump in to distant learning.
    • Re: Empath Training Program

      Wed, February 2, 2011 - 6:52 AM
      >"So becareful of distant training, everyone needs to be evaluated before they jump in to distant learning."<

      Personally I don't regard this as distance learning but self learning. If anyone feels the need to seek training then the best is one on one. But there are also downfalls to one on one training.

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