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Publisher's Summary

Highly sensitive people - or empaths - see life through the eyes of compassion and caring. They were born that way. As a result, they carry a tremendous amount of inner light. But they’re also the favored prey of “vampires” who feed off empaths’ energy and disrupt their lives on every level - physical, emotional, and financial.

In Dodging Energy Vampires, Christiane Northrup, MD, draws on the latest research in this exciting new field, along with stories from her global community and her own life, to explore the phenomenon of energy vampires and show us how we can spot them, dodge their tactics, and take back our own energy. You’ll delve into the dynamics of vampire-empath relationships and discover how vampires use others’ energy to fuel their own dysfunctional lives. Once you recognize the patterns of behavior that mark these relationships, you’ll be empowered to identify the vampires in your life too.

In this audiobook, Dr. Northrup opens up a toolbox full of techniques you can use to leave these harmful relationships behind; heal from the darkness they’ve cast over your mind, body, and spirit; and let your own light shine. In the end, you may find yourself healthier, happier, wealthier, and more vibrant than you ever believed possible.

©2018 Hay House (P)2018 Hay House

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I Wish She Had Written This Book Years Ago

What made the experience of listening to Dodging Energy Vampires the most enjoyable?

It really helped me understand even more who are the Energy Vampires in my life -- past and present -- and how to deal with them.

What other book might you compare Dodging Energy Vampires to and why?

The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists. My parents, first husband, many boyfriends and friends, employees and business partners have all been narcissists who -- to me -- are the same as energy vampires. Listening to the descriptions of relationships involving this type of person helps me to identify and understand why I was attracted to these people and why I need to stay away.

What about Christiane Northrup MD’s performance did you like?

She has a very friendly, relaxed way of reading with emphasis in all the right places.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When she talked about women who had been in 20+ year marriages with energy vampires, why they stayed and how they got away. It helped me to identify with my own first marriage and not feel so bad about how long it took me to leave.

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  • CJ
  • California
  • 06-21-18

Married to an Energy Vampire

I wish I had read this book 50 years ago!! It answers so many questions in my life. I now feel empowered to make the changes so my light will not be dimmed by my Vampire. Thank you for writing this amazing book😘

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Accessible Psychology and Spirituality

Christiane Northrup has been a leading figure on women's health issues and spiritual correlations. Here she steps into the world of psychology. I have identified as an Empath for some time, but don't let that dissuade readers/listeners who don't embrace this spiritual label. The fact is that anyone who is *empathic* will get the drift. This book has tools for dealing with those narcissistic users and manipulators we sometimes cater to (and then punish ourselves, asking what we're doing wrong). Better though, this book offers tools to own your role in it and separate from these toxic people. I've recommended this book to some of my clients and been met with a lot of gratitude.

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phenomenal

So nice to finally read a book written for those of us marginalized to the woo-woo lands. I love the examination of the spiritual practices from a scientific viewpoint. There is no one without the other.

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  • M
  • 04-21-18

Great Book!

This book will definitely change your life...if you are willing to go deep inside yourself.

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Bizarre-This is a sci-fi book

The sample reading sounded good, so I bought the book. However, not far into the book Christiane talked about being hung on the gallows in a past life and some other bizarre deaths she had in her "other lives". She also claims she can interrupt electricity with her strong "empath powers." Cell phone calls drop and the computer messes up because her energy is so strong. This book is a fiction book for sci-fi fans. 10 minutes into the book and I'm done, Too bizarre!

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Good ideas from an odd perspective

I liked the advice in this book, but I struggled with a lot of the metaphysical basis for which it sprung. I do also feel that this book gives and adequate introduction to this topic. I’m now more ready to connect and empathize with people who believe that healing comes from magic powers. Another critique I have is in the wide web that is cast for diagnosing narcissism.

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Life changing!

What a breath of fresh air. This book helped me understand so many questions I have. It not only answered the questions but gave solutions to prevent me from feeling zapped/tired by some people. Thank you Dr Northrup for sharing your knowledge, love and light.

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Compelling -No -Nonsense -Inspiration

This book tackles subtleties and explicit issues that empathic people face in a solid, reliable narrative. It’s inspiring to hear someone like Dr. Northrup whose medical point of view is amplified with her personal experiences and healing. I will listen to this again and again.

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Incredibly Honest and Insightful

I have read many books and had no idea who the author was or what they believed. Most contribute superficial thinking, but this book gives you insight into the essence of her being. I think it is daringly honest and it is an instrument of change. As an empath living in a world that can be so out of focus and noisy, here is a clear channel. No static , just an old soul telling it very bravely.

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  • Carolyn Gibson
  • 05-05-18

A very empowering book

As an empath I found this book incredibly enlightening and empowering, even life changing.
For me it explained so much that I have struggled with since very early childhood. Providing constructive ways to deal and then be able to move forward with a new empowered life.
Christine as narrator and author gives a very well rounded insight into this deep subject. I going to read More of her books and investigate her web sight. For me her evaluation resonated very well.
Highly recommended.
Thank you Christine. 😀

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  • G M Tucker
  • 09-10-18

Essential for Empaths

If you are a kind person and tend to want to help those who need help then you may become a victim of these very manipulative people.
Rather than end up wasting your love and resources on these people who are perfectly capable of looking after themselves, read this highly accurate book that removes the brain washing they have cleverly embedded in your consciousness.

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  • Claire Koehl
  • 09-06-18

loved it!

Thank you for helping me feel I'm not alone & for renewing my strength & focus.

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  • MISS P M GRAFFIN
  • 09-03-18

life changing

everything makes sense now. truly inspired. i feel me again im healed no more energy vampires

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  • Julian Macintyre
  • 08-15-18

An interesting and insightful view into damaging & draining relationships

Having struggled significantly, with coming to terms with controlling relationships, I found this book a great help. The only slight criticism, I would give is it's very female orientated and portrays the male as the perpetrator, which certainly isn't always the case. I particularly found the parts about secondary ptsd/inherited traumas, particularly interesting, as it's something i've long believed.

This book has helped me start to come to terms, with what I need to do, to live the live I want to live and to identify the people I can no longer have in it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-12-18

excellent

loved the book from start to finish , easy listen , practical advice , recommend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-02-18

A must read for every sensitive soul!

Dear Christiane,
Thank you for putting into words what I was feeling for all my life. Now know I'm not crazy nor broken! I'll listen to it again and again!

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  • Audrey
  • 04-21-18

thank you

I loved this book. Was in a relationship with an energy vampire for the past 5 years. whenever I was angry for being used and abused, i came down hard on myself for my lack of compassion because I knew my ex partner struggle through a difficult childhood. this book, along with many material that have come into my life since, has validated my healing. deep gratitude Dr northup!

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  • Catherine Aggarwal
  • 04-20-18

Amazing book

As usual Dr Northrup delivers an amazing book . Very enlightening and practical. A must read and listen

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  • Zara
  • 06-14-18

Upsetting and Narcissistic

This book is supposed to be about how empaths can dodge energy vampires, but I wasn’t expecting it to generalise and demonise everyone with a cluster B mental health disorder, including BPD. The world is not as black and white as this book makes out, and the author is so arrogant, it makes me wonder if she is in fact a narcissist / vampire which she is supposed to be writing about.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-18

Amazing Book!!! Best Self Help Book Ever!!!

This book is fantastic. It is completly new age and I wish it was in my hands 10 years ago. But now must be the right time for it to manifest in this world. Thank you Dr. Christiane for your bravery and courage in writing this. The world is brighter for this wonderful, light bringing, relevant text. Peace.

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