Ask Dr. Orloff

What are tips for empaths to cope during holiday festivities?

Question: Dear Dr. Orloff,

Could you please address how an empath naturally handles hosting a family Christmas and what might make it easier?
Franklin, MA

Answer: Dear Jeanne,

Empaths have many challenges during the holiday time. But this is a perfect time to practice the grounding and centering techniques I discuss in Emotional Freedom. Be sure to meditate before the gathering, centering yourself, connecting to spirit, feeling your heart. Get strong. Also eat some protein to ground the body. At the gathering try not to sit next to the identified energy vampire. Physical closeness increases empathy. Set clear limits and boundaries with people, nicely cutting them off at the pass if they get critical or mean. Practice shielding. And if all else fails, you can always go to the bathroom to meditate or call a friend who can help you ground.
Good luck practicing,

Author of the New York Times Bestseller, EMOTIONAL FREEDOM and the bestseller POSITIVE ENERGY tells everyone who's ever been labeled as "overly sensitive" how to keep your energy high, even in negative or frustrating situations. A liberating video for anyone who tend to feel exhausted by the world.
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