5 Tools to Become A Warrior Empath


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Warrior empaths have strengths that are wonderful to develop and that the world needs. I’ll share with you 5 tools that you can learn to bring out your warrior empath spirit (from “The Empath’s Survival Guide.”) An empath’s strengths include compassion, intuition, depth, and a deep connection to other people and the Earth. The world needs your gifts more than ever. That’s why it’s vital to bring your warrior spirit out.

Empaths Survival GuideWhat is a warrior empath? Here are some characteristics to look for. You know yourself well enough to practice self-care. You have a toolkit of strategies that you USE REGULARLY to stay strong and thrive. You mindfully use these strategies to stop absorbing other people’s stress.

Empaths with strategic, energy saving tools are unstoppable. To support my warrior spirit, I use these five strategies each day that I outline in my book. Give them a try and see how your energy and clarity improves.

5 Warrior Empath Tools

1. Express gratitude. Start each day with a gratefulness affirmation instead of focusing on all the things you have to do. Gratitude increases positive energy and keeps you in the moment rather than wasting energy by catastrophizing about the future.

2. Meditate. Practice the 3 Minute Heart Meditation throughout the day to stay centered in your heart energy, instead of fear. This short meditation works wonders bring you back to your power when you start to feel sensory overload. This meditation strengthens you and makes you in charge of your emotional state.

3. Mindful breathing. Breathe out negative energy and stress, breathe in clarity and power. The breath is your friend. To be a warrior, it’s helpful to keep breathing out negative energy and stress throughout the day. This stops the accumulation of stress in your body.

4. Strengthen your intuition. Trust your intuition to choose positive people in your inner circle. Keep the energy vampires out whenever possible. Intuition will tell you when your energy has increased or decreased around someone. Pay attention to this information. Stick with those people who increase your energy. Learn to set clear boundaries with those who drain you.

5. Love yourself. You are a precious being. Please remember that. Let your daily mantra be “I embrace my sensitivities. I can be vulnerable and strong at the same time.”

The empath journey is an adventure of a lifetime. As a sensitive person, there is much to be grateful for. You are able to experience exquisite passion and joy. You can perceive the big picture on a deeper level. You are attuned to the beauty, poetry, and energy of life. Your compassion gives you the capacity to help others. You are not callous or shut off or coldhearted. Your sensitivities allow you to be a caring, vulnerable, and aware being.

Notice how your own life and relationships improve from embracing your warrior spirit as an empath. Celebrate your progress every time you listen to your intuition or assert your empathic needs or are able to center yourself in the midst of chaos. Celebrate that you are no longer willing to deny your own feelings just to make other people comfortable. Celebrate your ability to love your beautiful self today without conflict or second guessing. Be grateful for all your progress. Baby steps are golden. Don’t worry if you backslide at times. We all do. In every circumstance, treat yourself with compassion.


(Adapted from The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People by Judith Orloff, MD, which is a guidebook for empaths and all caring people who want to keep their hearts open in an often-insensitive world.)


Judith Orloff, MD is a New York Times bestselling author with the upcoming book The Genius of Empathy: Practical Skills to Heal Yourself, Your Relationships and the World (Foreword by the Dalai Lama). She has also written The Empath’s Survival Guide and Thriving as an Empath, which offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people. She integrates the pearls of conventional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, empathy, energy medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice and online internationally. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA, TEDx U.S. and TEDx Asia. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at www.drjudithorloff.com.

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8 thoughts on “5 Tools to Become A Warrior Empath

  1. Interesting! I have never heard of ” empath warrior term before. But while mediitang kind of i relized this term best describes who i am.
    I’ve been ground zero with my native brothers and sisters a number of times we are all still friends,its cost me my families twice. I need better tools to stay in this worlds struggle for peace snd harmony. The narcs are ruining anything left that is good and beautiful. I’d rather die than let them win i have four lovely children that i pass on my wisdom and love to. I was almost beaten. But as you know i wont trully go down. I have a new soard and would appriecitae your lessons in how to care for myself so i can stay strong and wise.

  2. Discovery if being an empath all my life, has opened a path of self-discovery, awe, and “now it finally makes sense.”
    Being IN SPIRIT, despite the horrible challenges I’ve endured. Now, I understand HOW I got through it all. The precious gifts of intuition, kinship with animals, loving nature, and NOT crowds, feeling remarkably “different.”
    I’ve often thought, (without narcissistic grandiosity)
    “I’m light years ahead of these people.”
    And, so it is, with empaths.

  3. Dear Judith: Happy New Year to you. I have been following your advice saying that my body is my temple and stay in my body. well, I have a great news for you. Sometimes, I experience very strong feeling in the relationships and I think I must set a boundary immediately. I am a very respectful, kind, compassionate person that I NEVER say or do anything to hurt anyone. As you know, NOT every body is like that. Therefore, they may say or do which hurts my feeling. This is the time I experience strong feeling. Well, Judith, what do you think. Thank you. I love you. Dr. Blair

  4. Thank you for all the good advice. I have several of Dr. Orloff’s books. I re-read all my highlights in the books. She is like getting help from a friend.

  5. I love this statement: “Intuition will tell you when your energy has increased or decreased around someone.”

  6. So helpful – I haven’t been seeing many of the posts and this just came up – grateful for the synchronicity..

  7. So true and it was in the start of my head this year I had to do more of it daily and tell others they should. Being an empath in these times is like a volcano with all the emotions stuck in lava and ready to blow. More emotional overloads.

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