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Controlling my Empath Feelings

 

I started feeling other people's emotions when I was about eight years old. Which wasn't the best time for me, mostly because there was a lot going on at the time. My family was basically falling apart, and I had my own pains to worry about, and having the pain of my family thrust upon me was beyond horrible. For two years I was practically a hermit, I'd sit in my room and refused to come out.

My mother sent me to a shrink which I hated going to mostly because I didn't like the feelings that the other patients were feeling. And because I was scared to tell anyone the real reason I was acting the way I was, because I was scared that they would send me away or something.

It wasn't fair to have to go through my own pains and the ones around me as well. It was the hardest time of my life. But I managed to start being able to concentrate hard enough to where I could deflect other's emotions so I didn't feel them as strongly. And soon enough I had taught myself how to not feel them at all, now I can control how much and when I feel someone's emotions. And it's the greatest thing ever. No more surprises, no more breaking down, no more seclusion. I have finally been able to accept my ability as what it is, a gift. And I can finally use it to help others, and that's the best.

I love helping people, and I hope that I'll be able to help more and more people as I grow to understand my ability over the years to come. And I hope that I will be of some help to others who are Empaths. Because I know just how hard it can be, so don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, or need some advice.

Thanks,

Girl_Interrupted

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TheFreak (2 posts)
 
5 years ago (2014-06-24)
[at] PsychicJR, I know it stems from that. I do feel others emotions but as if they were my own. The only way I can tell who is who is by odd form of mental "flavor."
I can do this one thing that does frighten me: I can reach the emotions inside someone's subconscious. I haven't done this since I was eleven.
PsychicJR (8 stories) (541 posts)
 
5 years ago (2014-06-24)
[at] TheFreak it sounds more like telepathy to make people feel an emotion empath comes from the word empathy which means to feel for someone else so you empath abilities could get to a very high level then you learned telepathy by what yoy said
TheFreak (2 posts)
 
5 years ago (2014-06-23)
I have been an Empath since I was born, even my family has recollections. However, I have always been able to feel everyone's emotions to the point that I could, in a way, read their minds. I have been able to do this across states but what I have never encountered in another Empath is the ability to legitimately control someone's emotions. I can make people feel what I want them to--good or bad. I can do this to multiple people at once and I once changed the atmosphere in the room.

Anyone else? Because my freakishness sounds, and I have researched it, like its coming from a comic book.
gk555 (1 posts)
 
9 years ago (2010-03-26)
im 19 years old and I started having empathic abilities around ages 7 or 8! I didn't know what was happening too me until just recently. It has caused many problems for I didn't know why I would have all these feelings for no reason sometimes they are so overwhelming I don't know what to do. Once I hit eighth grade I couldn't handle it and I ended up turning to drugs heroin at age 14. It seems to be the only thing that helps dull the feelings a little. I'm clean now too an extent I take my prescribed medicine now but I just want to be able to control this so I can live a normal life! If anyone knows anything that could help please let me know!
XtjrX (7 stories) (300 posts)
 
10 years ago (2009-05-20)
Jegger: are you comfortable talking to your friend about her anger and how it effects others around her? Study up on meditation, and psychic shielding also. If you would like to e-mail me because you don't want to post her business that's fine. There are lots of empaths here that would do the same.
jegger (1 posts)
 
10 years ago (2009-05-20)
im looking for some advice. I don't know too much bout this kind of thing. When some one is feeling strongly about something I don't know why but I feel like they do, for example I have a friend she is a very angry person every time I'm in her room after she calmed down I get angry. The thing is she isent in the room. I don't like being near here when she is that way it gets me mad. I spent the night in her room once and all I could think of was negative things. The same thing with my mom or friends of mine. I was just wanting some advice or answers. If you need to know more I will be more then happy to share.
XtjrX (7 stories) (300 posts)
 
10 years ago (2009-03-27)
Silver-you may want to read my published introduction. I know how hard and scary it is!
silverbirch (1 stories) (10 posts)
 
10 years ago (2009-03-27)
Unlike many people on this site, empathy hit me completely unnawares. I had no idea what an empath was until I really did some research on what I had experienced.

I get hit by waves of strong emotion that seem to come from nowhere and are hard to control. I get... I don't know... Invaded by other peoples emotions, I end up stressed and upset, it really gets me down. I just want it to stop most of the time.
Could you help?
October (3 stories) (14 posts)
 
11 years ago (2008-08-14)
I have no idea when I first started feeling other people's emotions- but it's like a natural thing to me.
It's kind of like always there, in the background and sometimes I'm able to zero in on a person and be able to feel their emotions.
The closer I am to a person, the more easily I can read them and with that, I can easily pick out if I am being lied to through their emotions.
hunnybunny (3 stories) (21 posts)
 
11 years ago (2008-08-10)
well I learn about my ability about three years ago I'm going to be 16 already and I am very sensitive when it comes to the emotins of others. I have tired to control them yet I find myself spacing out most of the time, so I would like to know how it was you got to control your own emotions.
Thank you:D
Dark_Empath (1 stories) (8 posts)
 
11 years ago (2008-07-23)
I'm empathic in fact it started 5 days and I'm 15 it is a nightmare but I can control it to a certain extent, I'm starting to feel that's not too normal after all your experiences. Buy a scarab necklace I find that it has the power to keep your emotions in check...
RobertWood83 (3 posts)
 
11 years ago (2008-07-18)
I know what you mean unfortunately for me they put me on medications, which stunted my empathy from fully coming until I was an adult. I was four in Orem, Utah when I felt emotions of others for the first time. I couldn't control it at the time due to my age, but when it remanifested at 18 years old, I could control it to some degree.
Girl_Interrupted (1 stories) (1 posts)
 
11 years ago (2008-07-12)
Well I'm not sure whether to be glad I wasn't the only one who was forced to being a hermit or being sad about it. But I hope you worked through it like I did. Thanks for commenting. 😁
<3
Girl_Interrupted
hales3 (9 stories) (115 posts)
 
11 years ago (2008-07-06)
You and I are very much alike. I have empathic abilities and take on others/spirits emotions. I was also a hermit for about a year, I refused going anywhere with people. Out to dinner, to movies, stores...Everywhere. It was very hard for me, especially since I was not aware of these abilities being real at that time. It is good that you are aware and are interested in helping others, I too would love to help people, or younger children in developing their abilities.

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