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EMPATHY OVERLOAD: How to support others and not take on THEIR emotions

Empathy Overload is something us bright, sensitive, creative and spiritual women understand well. We are prone to feeling others emotions and have a natural tendency to want to help those in pain. But there are times when it becomes too much and we find ourselves carrying the pain of others. Let's look at how we can support others and NOT take on their emotions.

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by MellyS in blog
20 July 2021

Empathy Overload is something us bright, sensitive, creative and spiritual women understand well. We are prone to feeling others emotions and have a natural tendency to want to help those in pain. But there are times when it becomes too much and we find ourselves carrying the pain of others.

The result is our strongest gift ends up becoming our deepest wound.

No longer being able to differentiate between your emotions and another’s because of this empathy overload, can cause cycles of depression and anxiety. It can get so bad that we turn off our empathy all together in order to survive.

The natural tendency becomes a resistance/block energy to stop others emotions from seeping in. A tendency to push it away until it can no longer touch you. But this has major consequences including blocking our ability to love ourselves.

In this segment of #AskMelly, I share how to overcome empathy overload by doing something that seems completely counter intuitive.

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Melly Stewart is the founder of MellyS The Story Collector, creator of #courage1000project and the mastermind behind the #1 Best-Selling women’s emotional intelligence methodology, #StagesofSelf. She is on a mission to normalise the emotional cycles women experience so they can stop tip-toeing through life and take courageous action instead. Each week, she guides hundreds of women to focus on their emotional well-being through her mentoring programs, podcasts and online community so they can take control of their lives… the feminine way. READ MORE>>

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