ThinkingAn intuitive empath is highly sensitive to the emotions of others and is typically a very good listener. An intuitive empath will often pick up on another person’s hidden and suppressed emotions. The highly sensitive nature of the intuitive empath can contribute to helping heal others from their emotional or physical distress, which is why intuitive empaths have become popular forms of holistic healers.

Learning how to understand and process your own emotions, something that this Udemy course can help you with, will allow you to become a healthier and happier person. 

What is the Difference between Intuition and Empathy? 

Intuition is defined as the ability to perceive the truth independent of using any reasoning. Intuition can manifest itself in a variety of ways, and typically comes as a quick and keen insight that did not involve any conscious effort. People have different levels of intuition, and you can work on improving your own intuition with courses, such as Udemy’s Speed Intuition course. Empathy is defined as either intellectually or vicariously experiencing the thoughts, feelings or attitudes of other people. Empathy is different than sympathy. With empathy, you physically feel another person’s feelings, while sympathy is a feeling that you feel care about or feel sorry for what another person is going through. When a person has the ability to quickly perceive the emotions of others, especially the deep, hidden emotions, then he or she would be labeled as an intuitive empath. 

Intuitive Empath Healing 

In holistic healing, emotions play a significant role. Negative life experiences and emotions can create an imbalance in the chakras, or life energy. When the energy becomes out of balance, it can manifest as physical disease. In order to heal completely from the physical disease, a person has to learn to heal the energy imbalance. Acupuncture, Reiki, and chakra healing are just three examples of holistic healing models that work directly on healing the energy imbalances in the body.

An intuitive empath can facilitate the recognition of the negative emotions or energy suck that is contributing to the disease. Many people suppress feelings and negative events that have occurred in their lives, such as trauma or tragedy. These feelings can be so hidden that even the person him or herself does not recognize they exist. However, they can still cause physical and psychological problems. An intuitive empath can recognize these emotions and feelings and bring them to light, allowing the person to properly process them, such as through therapy. This can help to rebalance the life energy in the chakras and bring a person back to full health.

How to Know if you are an Intuitive Empath

Empaths are often skilled observers, and can understand things by a person’s body language and way they move. Most empaths are oversensitive. They feel overwhelmed in crowds, so they prefer to be alone or with just one or two other people. Empaths often need to recharge and relax on their own as well. Empaths are often selfless and will try to help others, even when it might hurt them. They also can see right through lies and recognize the motivations and intentions of other people. Empaths also are often hypersensitive to surrounding noises and sounds, including other people talking. Finally, empaths often will experience severe mood swings that are not in tune with what is actually occurring in his or her life. Many empaths are creative and become artists, musicians, or writers. Intuition can be an important element of being an empath, and there are Udemy courses you can take to increase your intuitive abilities.

The Dangers of Being an Empath

Many empaths feel the emotions and feelings of others physically, rather than just emotionally. Therefore, one of the dangers of being an empath is taking on the emotions and feelings of other people. When others feel happy and positive, this boosts the empath’s own feelings of joy and happiness. However, if those around them are filled with negative emotions, then the empath can easily find him or herself likewise filled with negativity, and even fall into a deep depression. These feelings can contribute to disease and health problems in the empath. 

Types of Empaths

There are two basic types of empaths: emotional and cognitive. An emotional empath physically feels the emotion and energy of other people, which allows a greater understanding of the emotions of others, even when the other people are not aware of their particular emotions. A cognitive empath has a desire to understand a person by imaginably putting themselves into the other person’s shoes.

There are subtypes of each of these empaths. A manifestive empath can create their own reality and infuse the reality of others. An intuitive empath can sense and feel the feelings of others. A healing empath can absorb the energy of others to facilitate healing. A spiritual empath can sense how in tune other are with their god. A precognitive empath can predict various outcomes. A telepathic empath can recognize thoughts as well as feelings. A judgment empath can distinguish truth and lies. A seer empath will be able to understand not just the cause of emotions, but where they manifest. There are rarer forms of empaths as well: a molecular empath that blends auras, an animal empath that communicates with animals, a shaman empath that communes with nature, and a universal empath that possesses all the traits. 

Learn More about Intuitive Empathy Today

If you believe you are an intuitive empath, then you should take care to prevent absorbing too many negative emotions. The best way is to avoid surrounding yourself with negative people as much as possible. Additionally, you should make sure to give yourself plenty of alone time to reconnect, including partaking in mindfulness activities such as yoga and meditation.

Alternatively, if you are not an intuitive empath but suffer from a chronic illness, you might benefit from seeking out an intuitive empath to help you recognize the underlying emotions triggering the condition. You can also work on developing your empathetic talent, even if you do not have a natural ability, by taking courses such as Udemy’s How to be a Human Lie Detector.

Page Last Updated: February 2020

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