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Our Soul Wound and Our Soul Gift

Our Soul Wound and Our Soul Gift

This is a guest post by Ritu Kaushal, a writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ritu writes about the gifts and challenges of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) on her website. Her work has been featured on various websites including Tiny Buddha, Elephant Journal and Sensitive Evolution. As an empath, I am often affected by other people’s emotions. I feel their curiosity, irritation and worry jumping out at me. When I am off kilter already, these feelings can easily wash me ashore. Of course, there’s also the other side to the coin. I entrain easily with...
Empaths & HSPs: 5 Helpful Tips for Managing Sensitivity

Empaths & HSPs: 5 Helpful Tips for Managing Sensitivity

I was reminded last week that it can be hard being an empath and a highly sensitive person, especially when we’re exposed to the 24-hour news cycle which comes to us via many outlets, such as television, newspapers and social media. I don’t think that you can become less sensitive as an empath to the point of changing your personality and who you are, but I do think you can learn to honour and use your sensitivity in a constructive way. Below are a few of my tips to help you to do this. 1. Know when to set...
Psychic Ties and How They Affect You

Psychic Ties and How They Affect You

Have you ever had the experience of thinking of a friend you had not spoken to in a long time, out of the blue, and then receiving a call or email from that person? This has happened to me often and has also happened to plenty of people I know, even people who don’t consider themselves to be “tuned in” in this way. A couple of years ago I learned of a concept called psychic ties which explains how this phenomenon occurs. Psychic Ties Psychic ties are small connections that form between you and another person when you interact....
When It Hurts To Read The News

When It Hurts To Read The News

Some of the clients I was meant to read for this week don’t read the news, so were surprised and shocked when I told them about the earthquake that happened in my home city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The earthquake (7.1 on the Richter scale) has been all over the national news channels and websites for the last few days. It’s also been in the international news. It gave me the opportunity to think about the media and TV news and how draining I find them. I wanted to write this post to share my thoughts with those who...
Signs That You’re An Empath

Signs That You’re An Empath

What’s an empath? In short, an empath is someone who feels what other people are feeling.  This doesn’t mean you can get an idea for how other people feel just some of the time.  Being an empath means you were born with the ability to enter someone else’s aura and explore another person’s feelings and experience of life, on an intimate level. Much of the time this is done unconsciously. On the upside, you know what it feels like to be another person, so you’re often great at relating to others. Empathy is also a psychic gift and you can...
3 Quick Ways to Get Control of Overactive Empathy

3 Quick Ways to Get Control of Overactive Empathy

You know when you get a glimpse into someone else’s emotional experience or their pain?  You can really feel it for a moment and sometimes it might bring you to tears or motivate you to help someone.  That’s empathy. Overactive empathy, on the other hand, is when you have that experience of opening up to someone else’s emotions and experience, but then instead of coming back to yourself afterwards and being centered in your own needs and feelings, you remain ‘out there’ – absorbed in everyone else’s ‘stuff’.  In social situations, you can sense what everyone else is feeling...