• Empath

  • Best Practices to Learn in Order to Become a Good and Effective Empath
  • By: Daniel Pratt
  • Narrated by: William Bahl
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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The life and journey is a truly fascinating and wondrous thing. On the surface, it manifests as an intense emotional awareness of what is going on in the lives of the people around you. It can even take the form of being able to discern the thoughts of other people! But behind the scenes, there are some intense neurological and psychological processes at play.

Brain imaging has been as powerful to psychology as the advent of the telescope was to astronomy. It allows scientists to see inside of the brain as different functions are occurring. What is of particular interest to those interested in empaths is the neurological responses to emotional stimuli. There are distinct regions of the brain that light up like fireworks in empaths, but that is largely dormant or malfunctioning in people with psychological disorders, like sociopaths. Furthermore, the subconscious minds of empaths are extraordinarily powerful, so powerful that they can overwhelm the empath’s conscious thoughts.

This book will help you understand the neurology and psychology behind an empath’s abilities. You will learn about brain structures like the amygdala, as well as the role of the conscious and subconscious mind. You will learn about the importance of dreams as a bridge between those two hemispheres, and even how you can attain a level of consciousness in your sleep. Interspersed throughout are tips and tricks to help you improve in each of the particular areas so that you can better develop your skills as an empath.

Finally, this book looks at some of the ancient traditions of energy forces: chi, yin, and yang. It explores what these forces are, why they matter, their significance for empaths, and how you can use them as an empath. They can help you find balance and achieve self-awareness. They can even help improve your physical well-being!

By the time you finish this audiobook, you will understand many of the scientific reasons behind the empath’s gift and journey.

©2018 Daniel Pratt (P)2018 K.M. Kassi

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Dreams are weird. Just as Freud.

Do you remember what you dreamed about last night? Odds are, it was probably something quite odd. You may have dreamed that Barney was the monster living under your bed, and by the time you discovered that the monster was, in fact, Barney, he had morphed from purple dinosaur to purple octopus and became a sea monster that was ready to eat you and everyone on board your ship.
There are many theories as to why we dream at all, and as to why we have the dreams that we do. One of the leading ideas is that dreams are our minds’ way of processing the experiences that our conscious minds had and filing them away into our subconscious minds. Those memories can then be retrieved, from the hippocampus and the amygdala. In the process of filing them away, the emotions and events get tangled up and distorted so that your experience of playing with your nephew, who happens to love Barney, turned into the freakish monstrosity living under your bed and trying to devour your ship.
One way to really build up your abilities as an empath is to pay attention to your dreams and what they are trying to tell you. After all, they are, in many ways, your mind’s way of interpreting the day’s events and form the foundation of how you remember them.

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A million bright shining stars!

In neurology, a gyrus is one of the many folds in a person’s brain. One gyrus is of particular importance in terms of developing the skills of an empath: the right supramarginal gyrus. The supramarginal gyrus deals heavily with language and our sense of where we are oriented in both space and time. Surprisingly, the right side is highly important in determining how we perceive the emotions of other people.

Projection is a psychological phenomenon in which an individual attributes his or her emotions to another. For example, if you are feeling particularly angry, you may subconsciously believe that everyone around you is also angry, even if they aren’t. You may also find an innocent person to use as a target for your anger, accusing that person of making you angry. People with a less-developed right supramarginal gyrus tend to have much higher levels of projection than people in whom it is fully developed.

Additionally, in people whose right supramarginal gyrus is not fully developed, their personalities tend to be more egocentric and narcissistic. In other words, they may be more inclined towards sociopathy.

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A Deal You Shouldn't Refuse

Within the trade world of today emotional insights may be a enormous buzzword. I am attempting to make strides my proficient framework.I felt it judicious to check out this arrangement of books since I thought that it would offer assistance me gotten to be a more well-rounded leader.this book was especially valuable to me because it tended to most issues in a trade environment. Upon perusing this book I can safely say that for trade experts it may be a awesome supplement to professional improvement. That being said it is additionally a extraordinary supplement to a life of stay-at-home mother or father, somebody who has specific issues, somebody fascinated by getting to be a clinician, or somebody who considers themself a donor. At times it could seem like very simple subjects but in hindsight what may be straightforward to a few may be ignored to others. Unnecessary to say among the straightforward subjects I found a part of extraordinary diamonds in this book and feel that I will be distant better;a much better;a higher;a stronger;an improved">a distant better individual in life since of it. Exceedingly prescribe.

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Being Sensitive is OK

Modern neuroscience is increasingly showing that there are significant neurological differences between highly empathetic people and people with an average emotional capacity. There are different parts of the brain, some of which are more specialized in carrying out emotion-specific tasks. This chapter will focus on the neurological structures that are more dominant in empaths. Empaths tend to have highly developed frontal lobes. This is usually the result of a more favorable biology, but can also result from exercising that part of the brain to better develop it. Contrary to previous belief, the human brain has a high level of plasticity, meaning that it can be shaped well into adulthood to accommodate the learning of new tasks and abilities. For example, people who have had a stroke were once condemned to live the rest of their lives without the use of half of their brains. Now, however, therapies have been designed to help stroke patients not just better use the half of the brain that was not affected by the stroke but to actually heal the area that was affected.

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Science meets Spirituality

I hope this book was able to help you to better understand the neurological and psychological basis for the empath’s journey. You should now know how the brains of empaths are structurally different, and that these differences enhance their ability to detect the emotions of the people around them. You also know how you can develop the different areas of the brain that are more strongly associated with empathy. Focusing on building up your language skills through things like reading, telling stories, and increasing your vocabulary is one of the best ways to indirectly strengthen your abilities as an empath.

You also know some of the psychology and neurology regarding the conscious and subconscious mind, and how these distinctions affect you and the people around you. Consciousness is nothing more than the awareness of the fact that you are aware, and it can be applied to both the conscious mind and the subconscious mind, particularly through dreams. The subconscious mind is a powerful mechanism that controls most of our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, without us even being aware. It is like an app that is always running in the background but uses most of the phone’s memory.

You also understand some of the teachings regarding chi, yin, and yang, and how you can apply these teachings to your own journey as an empath. They can help you balance out and filter all of the energies that are constantly bombarding you so that you can become spiritually and emotionally healthier. As a result, you will be a better empath who has grown into your gift and has achieved a high level of maturity.

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I found me

Have you ever zoned out and done something without realizing it? I’m not talking about being hypnotized and then manipulated into robbing a bank, only to wake up in prison. I’m talking about some of the basic zoning out that happens in our everyday lives. Maybe you walk the same path to school every day, and there are days when you arrive at school and do not know how you got there. Maybe you came home with a new container of milk and, without realizing what you were doing, put it under the sink instead of in the refrigerator. No, you aren’t going crazy. You are just experiencing a mild form of dissociation, which is a common psychological experience. Dissociation is one means by which the subconscious mind takes over so that we are doing things without being consciously aware of them. If you are hiking through the woods and find yourself facing a bear, your conscious mind isn’t going to stop and ponder what you should do, then consider that you should probably go somewhere else, then suggest that the cabin half a mile back might be a good shelter. No, your subconscious mind will kick in and tell you to run like hell. That experience is one of dissociation.

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Only now do I truly understand Empaths.

We live in a work-a-day world in which many people have to work at jobs that they do not like to pay for things that they do not want or need. Burnout is becoming such a common experience that it is no longer considered abnormal. Find something that you enjoy doing, and do that. If you are able to make a living doing what you enjoy, then you are one of the most fortunate people on the planet. Maybe you enjoy writing, gardening, cooking, singing, or entrepreneurship. You may not be able to generate a full income doing those things, but you can probably generate some side cash. Write stories and publish them. Sell the produce of your garden at a farmer’s market. Post videos of you singing on YouTube. Start an online business. If you are able to generate some income off of the activities that you already enjoy doing, you will decrease the number of hours that you have to work at an unfulfilling job. You will also decrease the sense that you have to buy things to find the meaning and happiness that you aren’t finding at work.

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Discovering emotional/mental/spiritual abilities

Chi, yin, and yang are, at their cores, energies. Chi is the life energy that sustains a person both physically and spiritually. Yin and yang are opposite yet complementary forces that are believed to be present in all things. This chapter will explain what they are and how you can harness them to better develop and grow as an empath.

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Battling burn out as an Empath!

The next step is to begin applying these tips and tricks to your own life to help aid your journey as an empath. You will develop stronger neural structures, a better connection between your conscious and subconscious mind, more self-awareness and emotional intelligence, and a more balanced emotional and spiritual life. As a result, you will be a much stronger empath who is better able to use your gift to help other people.

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Appreciate this book.

It is indeed a very informative book. it was very helpful but really important Emotional Intelligence. best Mastery Bible book is read so far. simple and easy to understand. strongly recommend this book for anybody! A lot of important instruction of Improve Your People Skills.

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  • Derek
  • 07-18-20

Logically organized

Organizing your life. Lastly, to improve the chi in your own life and better develop as an empath, you need to organize your own life. One important way to do that, particularly for empaths, is to learn how to set clear boundaries. Boundaries are understandings of what belongs to you, and you can control, and what belongs to someone else and they can control. For example, in the morning when you are getting ready for work, you may think that you have nothing to wear because all of your clothes are old or out of style. What you are not doing in this situation is recognizing that what other people think about your clothes is not within your control; rather it is within theirs. What is in your control is the ability to take those “old” clothes and make something new and creative out of them. Put together a unique outfit that you wouldn’t have otherwise considered. Doing so is setting good boundaries.

Many people, particularly empaths, struggle with boundaries when it comes to finances. They have great difficulty with things like budgeting, saving, and overspending. As a result, they tend to end up in debt and do not understand why. Setting good boundaries with finances means understanding how much money you have every month and knowing what obligations you have to meet with it.

Setting good boundaries and organizing your life lead to better emotional health, happiness, and overall well-being. The empath in you will be all the better for it.

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  • Nicole Dunigan
  • 07-20-20

The Permission to Know and Love Myself...

Sociopathy is not an official psychological diagnosis, but it refers to a phenomenon in which an individual lacks any form of empathy for others. Studies have shown that some people become sociopathic as a result of incredibly traumatic events. For example, adults who were abused as children and/or spent time in foster care are much more likely to develop sociopathic tendencies. Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who shot President John F. Kennedy, had spent time in foster care as a youth. Additionally, some children display early signs of sociopathy, despite a complete lack of trauma and a loving family environment. Brain scans in preschool-aged children who have violent tendencies sometimes reveal neurological abnormalities; catching these abnormalities early on and providing extensive therapies has been somewhat successful in preventing a sociopathic lifestyle down later in life. It is remarkable that young children who have experienced no trauma and have loving families have the neurological structure of a sociopathic.

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  • Andrew Miura
  • 07-21-20

Yes, you really do need this book.

Hormones are essential to regulating your own emotions, making you emotionally healthy enough to detect and respond to the emotions of others without losing your own sense of self. One of the most powerful hormones in the human body is insulin, which is released by the pancreas every time you eat sugar or other carbohydrates. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors’ bodies developed in such a way that they would crave sugar because calories could be hard to come by. However, most of their nutrition came from fats and protein. When they did get to eat sugar, their bodies surged with insulin, and they experienced a “high” that encouraged them to eat as much of it as possible. Today, however, our food supply is so inundated with sugar that most of our calories come from it rather than from the fats and proteins of our ancestors. Our bodies are still wired to crave sugar, even though we do not need it in the copious quantities with which we are consuming it. We experience such enormous insulin spikes on a daily, even hourly basis, that our entire endocrine systems (the system that regulates our hormones) are thrown out of whack. The resulting condition is usually referred to as a metabolic disorder, and it can have severe ramifications on both our physical and emotional well-being. One of the most important things that you can do to aid your body in the quest to developing as an empath is to restrict your consumption of carbohydrates. You do not need to take on a radical diet, like the paleo diet or keto diet, although you certainly can if you feel that doing so would be beneficial. However, you do need to make sure that you are realistically tracking the amount of sugar that you are actually consuming. Keep in mind that all carbs break down into sugars, including whole grains. Try to reduce your sugar consumption at least by half. Doing so well bring your hormones back into a better regulation and stability, thereby increasing your emotional well-being.

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  • Tegan
  • 07-26-20

Very knowledgeable in this subject and very fair!

This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to better understand and develop your skills as an empath. It begins by looking at the neurological basis for empathy and what neural structures are stronger in empaths. It also gives tips and tricks for improving these neural structures so that you can strengthen your empath skills. From there, it discusses the conscious and subconscious mind so that you can understand the hidden forces, some of which you may have never been aware of, that shape your ability to detect and respond to the emotions of others. Finally, it explores the ancient concepts of chi, yin, and yang. It looks at what they are, some of their core principles, and how you can apply them to your own life. By the time you finish this book, you will better understand many of the functions that allow empaths to explore their potential. You will even be able to develop and exploit many of these functions. Now I'll apply what I reading in this book to start having a more positive life the brain is the centre of all emotions. When you get into any environment, you react to it depending on what you see or what you feel. If you have a definite yes to any of these questions, then you need to read this book because solutions are within reach.

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  • Cynthia Johnson
  • 07-29-20

Finding forgiveness and freedom from anxiety!

The role of mirror neurons is so powerful that psychologists are beginning to look at different pathologies through their lens to try to better understand them. For example, brain scans are beginning to show that patients with schizophrenia have malfunctioning mirror neurons. Autism is beginning to be studied as a deficiency in mirror neuron functioning, making it essentially a condition of broken mirror neurons. The fact that people with autism tend to lack both language skills and empathy attests to the importance of mirror neurons in the life of the empath. You might could say that an empath’s mirror neurons are on steroids.

The mirror neurons in an empath are so strong, in fact, that they are able to read the motives behind people’s actions and even, to some extent, read other people’s minds. Empaths do not need the power of telepathy to know what others are thinking because their powerful mirror neurons enable them to decode the words, actions, and emotions of others and piece them together into the thoughts behind them.

There is a growing field of study into how to develop a person’s mirror neurons better to help increase levels of empathy, especially for people with conditions like autism. As such, there is a growing body of evidence regarding things that you can do to strengthen your own mirror neurons to become a better empath.

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  • Ronal
  • 08-02-20

The missing link for empaths

Have you ever experienced an immediate and intense gut reaction to something but didn’t understand why? In fact, there seemed to be no logical reason for you to have this kind of reaction, but you couldn’t stop it. For example, someone who was severely abused as a young child by someone who had a bushy beard and was bald may, as an adult, run into someone who happens to be bald and has a bushy beard. The adult doesn’t take the time to process the surge of hormones and firing of neurons that occurs as he or she enters into fight-or-flight mode. He or she isn’t even stopping to consider that that is probably not the person who was abusive. But the reaction is there, and it is so strong that the person may go into a full-blown panic attack. The scary part is that he or she may have no idea why. That is the power of the subconscious mind.

Another example may be that you wake up in the middle of the night and feel a bit thirsty. You go to the refrigerator and see that you have milk and apple juice. The sight of the apple juice triggers a past memory of a time when you were with your one true love out in an apple orchard, but you are not aware that this memory is being triggered. All that you are aware of is the fact that even though you like milk better, you want the apple juice.

Your subconscious mind is constantly receiving input from your environment and responding to it, although you are not aware of these processes as they occur.

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  • Ruth Hudson
  • 08-08-20

Full of spiritual seeds to feed your beautiful

Acupuncture and other forms of alternative medicine. One of the most important areas in which the philosophy of chi is applied is that of traditional Chinese medicine. The general belief is that illness is caused by a blockage of chi, and traditional therapies, such as acupuncture, work by restoring the flow of chi. Chi flows through channels known as meridians, and these meridians determine where the acupuncture needles are placed. They are able to open up the blocked channels so that the chi can flow freely. Obviously, this is an entirely different paradigm than the one in which Western medicine is constructed. Cupping is a lesser-known alternative medicine that also works to restore the flow of chi. Cupping involves the use of glass or bamboo bulbs that are pressed onto the skin with suction. The stagnated energy within the area being suctioned is broken up and dispersed so that it can flow freely again. There may be some mild discomfort and bruise, but many patients report that the benefits of cupping outweigh the side effects. Cupping is often used in conjunction with acupuncture to restore the body’s natural health and ability to heal itself. Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicine of India and the Hindu religion, also relies on the same principle of chi, though without the same terminology used. Many people, particularly empaths, are turning to an Ayurvedic diet to help them attain an optimal level of health. The Ayurvedic diet takes into consideration an individual’s body type and prescribes a set of foods that are best for that particular body type. Those foods are believed to help revitalize the person, restore his or her energy, and enable it to flow freely.

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  • Jackson
  • 08-09-20

Yes, you really do need this book.

Years of knowing something about me was different and not quite being able to put a finger on it... This book guided me where I needed to go! I AM an empath! Daniel Pratt does an excellent job in giving confirmation where I needed it most by sharing her knowledge and giving me a great starting point in this book! I cannot thank him enough! A must listen if you are unsure if you are an empath or not. I cannot wait to order his other books and listen them as I go along this journey in my life! The book was anything but difficult to pursue, comprehend and the activities very helpful . Like this great book. Thank you for taking time to write such a wonderful book to help all empaths!I loved this book. It broke down all the traits I’ve been wanting to understand and how to go about learning to control it in my environment. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is seeking information on empathic harmony and balance within yourself. A beautiful job of explaining why Empathy feel as we do. The author provides mantras and activities to center and protects oneself throughout the book. I have read many books on Empaths, but Daniel book feels like a warm, reassuring hug. This explains my constant penitence to be alone in nature and why I seem to bond so deeply with my animal companions. Effective Practical strategies for how to protect me from being overwhelmed by input from others. I started the book last night, and already sense a bright shining light shining over me.

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  • Dennis
  • 08-09-20

Sharp writing about an important topic

Eat a healthy diet. Modern Western culture is an epidemic of disease created by an unhealthy lifestyle. High blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, cancer, and diabetes were all but unheard of in previous eras. Today, they are everyday occurrences, so common that many people are no longer able to register an emotional response to them. In addition to creating physical disease, our unhealthy lifestyles have created high levels of emotional distress and a disruption of the primal energies that flow through us.

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  • James
  • 08-08-20

If you identify as an empath, you should get this

It is important to understand that this is the most vital practice when it comes to moving forward with your empath experience. As you learn to work with your abilities, you are likely going to find that you are absorbing many more energies than you already do. By learning to ground first you can intentionally release these energies when they become too much and return to your core self, allowing yourself to thus be released from any unwanted experiences or symptoms you may be having as a result of your empathic abilities.