To fully use that space, that which we call the reading, one must be wholly present. Both, the advisor and the client, must clear away all distraction. As an advisor, I must be fully present, actively listening, and aware. I can use emotional (automatic), and cognitive (deliberate) empathy in this space, and much healing can happen.
Are You an Empath?
Empathy, however, intimates a shared reality where we do take on another’s emotional energy. It is not nearly as tidy as sympathy for we do feel the other person's pain. Empathy is the intersect where we discover a foundation for guiding our actions toward others. We feel their pain, and we experience their joy.
Those highly sensitive people who identify as Empaths can feel very drained by emotional communication. Caregivers, nurses, counselors, and other professionals who take on vicarious trauma can develop compassion fatigue.
To manage emotional overload and understand fatigue before it occurs it's especially vital to practice self-care. Here are my...
10 Tips for Self-Care:
Exercise and eat properly
Drink plenty of water
Get a good night’s sleep
Get outside – spend time in nature
Share time with animals
Take a mental health day – or better yet a vacation
Talk to someone who cares
Embrace your spiritual practice; pray, meditate
and make time for play!
Take good care of yourselves, and I hope you’ll try a Psychic Source Video reading soon!
Thanks for reading, I'm so glad we're on this journey together!