What exactly is an Empath?
You may have heard the term before, or perhaps, it is entirely new to you. Empaths are highly sensitive individuals that are challenged with balancing both their introversion and extroversion. They have the ability to sense energy—and absorb it—from other people, which can be both a blessing and a challenge.
What are some of the challenges of being an Empath?
They often feel insecure and not valued or acknowledged by those around them
They feel like their emotions are running the show on a daily basis
They often suffer from self-doubt and depressive phases (no clinical depression)
They tend to judge others, but most of all themselves
They tend to want to please people
If they find themselves at the beginning of your Empath journey, they may not be sure what really motivates them
They sometimes feel disconnected and alone even when they are surrounded by other people
They often feel misunderstood
They have trouble setting healthy boundaries for themselves and others
They sense other people’s pain
They feel as the burden of this world is on their shoulders and they have to fix it all
People call them “too sensitive” or “too emotional”
they feel they are born for something much bigger but can’t figure out what it is or don’t know how to get it out into the world because they feel trapped within their “introvert box”
They often know things without being told
They tend to feel emotionally overwhelmed because they are not sure what is their “stuff” and what are they taking on from others
Self-care often does not exist in their vocabulary
They mostly feel overwhelmed and frustrated easily
Despite these challenges, being an Empath is a powerful gift. Isabel Hundt, a successful speaker, author, founder of the #ISeeUMovement, sociologist, and certified transformational coach works with Empath-Warriors. Her expertise is rooted in helping others navigate their emotional world, the power of intuition and the importance of trust and perseverance in today’s society.
Her ability to help other Empaths stems from her own experience. Over the years, she experienced obstacles related to mental and emotional challenges; feeling different, not fitting in, and going through an intercultural identity crisis. For most her young adult life, she felt run over and often defeated by her emotional world and her unique abilities as a highly sensitive visionary. It was when her husband encouraged her to attend a spiritual coaching training that she started to truly understand who she was and how she could use her gifts in supporting others to make the world a better place—through emotional healing and by truly seeing each other and connecting at a heart-level.
If you are an Empath, you can reach out to either connect or work with Isabel by visiting www.IsabelHundt.com where she has a plethora of resources designed to help you gain a better understanding of your emotional world.