Do empaths get more sensitive as they age?


Do empaths get more sensitive as they age?


Yes, empaths get more sensitive as they age if they are on a path to develop their spirituality and intuition. As your heart opens, the more sensitive you become. However, you must learn skills to center your energy in general and with your soul mate. You must discuss the situation with your partner and the two of you can work together to find a happy medium. As an empath, you may need some more alone time to meditate and refuel. I often advise my patients to close their eyes. Focus on their breath. Then gently extend their awareness downward to strata, bedrock, minerals, and soil. From the base of their spine begin to feel a continuity with the earth’s core. Picture having a long tail that roots in that center. Allow the earth’s energy to infuse their body and stabilize them. If you meditate for five minutes or an hour this is sacred time. I recommend that you read my book, The Empath’s Survival Guide for relationship tips and more strategies on staying centered and grounded.

Light and love,


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

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