A social worker from the east coast of Canada. I'm glad you're here! Those who know me well know I'm deeply fascinated by all things energy - the woo woo, the mystical, the strange. They also know I have a strong need to advocate and protect the vulnerable and oppressed - anything involving human rights, animal rights, and the protection of our beautiful planet. Which - in the metaphysical world - makes me a perfect candidate for the empath label.
Normally I advocate against labels, but being labelled an empath changed my life. For years I lived with anxiety and depression and it wasn't until I learned about energy and the role it had on my experience that I was able to regain control. Energy and energy sensitivity aren't something we often talk about, but talking about them has a lot of potential in bettering the lives of highly sensitive folk. So this is my story - in hopes that talking openly and honestly about energy and energy sensitivity will make it easier for others to know and honour their sensitivity too.
Curious how I found out I was an empath? You can read that story HERE.
As a social worker I have been trained to think critically about the world and advocate for those who are oppressed by the dominant worldview. Anything to do with energy is widely regarded as pseudoscience and the experiences of sensitive people are often dismissed by those trained to support them (seeing ghosts isn't usually a safe conversation at the doctor's office). Folks are rarely invited to explore how energy may be affecting their experience and sensitive people are misdiagnosed with mental illness instead of being recognized for who they are and what they need. By sharing my life, experiences and interests as an empath I am starting a very real conversation about energy sensitivity and creating space for people who have needs that fall outside the western model to feel safe in who they are and what they are experiencing.
It's my hope this space becomes a light that draws sensitive people together to better understand themselves and their needs, and together make change for how energetic sensitivity is understood in our world. While energy sensitivity is not yet part of the formal mental health conversation in many western institutions, it's my hope this will soon change. Until then, we have a responsibility to use our collective voice as sensitive people to support one another and the sensitive community as a whole.
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