Mentoring Empaths. How to seek support if you’ve just learned you’re an empath. Should you seek somebody local? Somebody with a big FB group? What?
VICKY just sent in a sweetly worded, heartfelt question about what to do when you have learned you are an empath:
“I’m new to being an Empath, in terminology at least, and would love to be Happier and de-clutter. I was wondering if there was anyone you could suggest in London who works on a mentoring approach in such areas? Many thanks!”
I started responding. One comment after comment another. Until I realized, hello! It’s a great blog topic. So let’s consider it.
What can you do if you’re interested in empath skills and you want somebody local to teach you?
When Choosing Mentoring, Empaths Play It Smart
When I published the first book in English (and many other countries) for empaths, the field was just beginning. Now you can find loads of teachers, coaches, and experts.
So “Empath coaching” has become commonly understood in pop culture, with many choices, like “meditation” or “cars.”
All are not alike. Empath Empowerment(R) is a unique system. Seems to me…
Enjoying the results that flow from your training as an empath…
Might matter more to you than the convenience factor of studying with someone nearby.
Quick interlude about the funniest thing
Recently I have done a series of healing sessions of Energy Spirituality to help GLADYS. She is a talented, serious ballroom dancer.
One session at a time, we were solving problems related to the (frankly) mediocre quality of instruction at the Acme Dance Academy. (Fictional name, resemblance to any persons or dancing schools, living or dead, totally a coincidence. 😉 )
All those energy healing sessions helped GLADYS, don’t get me wrong. But there was a rather large moment of truth when I finally thought to ask her, “Have you ever investigated other schools for ballroom dancing?”
Never! GLADYS only went to the one in her neighborhood.
“Do you know where there might be a better ballroom dancing school?”
“Over at Tyson’s Corner.” About 30 minutes away from the Acme Dance Academy. Yes, a fortnight divided by quite a number of days, equivalent to half an hour.
GLADYS had been so locked into the convenience of “Close by,” she had been putting up with loads of other problems that might be solved simply by going to a still-pretty-convenient school.
It made me giggle, considering how “Thinking outside the box” can solve a bunch of problems. And how sometimes that limiting “Box” is just about being nearby/propinquity.
Mentoring Empaths. Is Commute Time the Point?
Granted, VICKY and other emerging empaths, if you were searching for mentoring in how to deliver an exquisite twirl on the dance floor, studying in person would be pretty important. For empath mentoring or empath coaching or empath training? Not so much.
But before moving over to specific recommendations for you, isn’t there an elephant in the room? On that dance floor? 😉
Mentoring Empaths. What Do You Think Is the Purpose, Anyway?
The purpose for you. Clearly, this is a very personal question.
- Do you want somebody to tell you to fix your interpersonal boundaries? My informal surveys have shown that, ironically, boundary work can definitely help non-empaths but doesn’t do much for empaths. Except to cause us to feel terrible about ourselves, chalking up “One more failure.
- Do you want an empath coach who will commiserate with you about your terrible “Disability,” then help you to take a nice healing bath or perhaps use a crystal for auric cleanup or self-consolation?
- Do you seek an empath mentor who will teach you how to question the cascades of STUFF that enter into your auric field, as if giving yourself that immense and perpetual detective job would really create any permanent change?
- Would you consider it a triumph to find an empath teacher who will help you sort out many kinds of energy vampires and teach you avoidance ideas?
Because all that… and way more… and way less… is right out there in the empath marketplace right now. Much of it very near to you, probably.
So thank you so much for asking me for ideas, VICKY. 🙂
Mentoring Empaths. Convenience.
Seeking an Empath Coach isn’t like looking for a hairdresser.
Local doesn’t matter. Not even local-ish.
The most local, inexpensive, flexible mentoring for an empath can come from Become The Most Important Person in the Room. At Amazon.com UK, books by Rose Rosetree, the top two books to come up are my two books for empaths. Cute!
An eBook edition, available just like my paperback.
Cycling through that “30-Day Plan for Empath Empowerment” even once can turn you into a skilled empath. While cycling through the book additional times can take your empath skills even deeper.
Both the reading and homework, do just one short chapter per day, and a sloppy job, not what you might call a proper job, VICKY. Definitely not taking more than 10-15 minutes total per day, usually less.
Mentoring Empaths. Talk to this Empath Coach.
Not everyone likes to learn just from books. For more personal mentoring, you might consider one or more personal sessions.
Personal for you, VICKY, as in your being there in London, then using your phone or making a Skype call to have me coach you one mentoring session at a time. This link offers juicy details about mentoring sessions for empaths, or to learn other skill sets that I write about and use and teach in workshops.
Also available is a Skype video call. If you can get a webcam thingie working, we can see each other, wave, make funny faces, etc.
I am so in like with Skype. Just yesterday I got to “Go to Croatia” to help a client over Skype. And we’ve pretty much got the audio recording part working, as well.
Some students in Europe, Asia, South American, Austrailia, Africa — or the far land of California — or other places — would like more than one 55-minute coaching at a time. So I offer some different mentoring programs:
- Mentoring Program in Energy Spirituality
- Professional Face Reading Correspondence Course, and
- Day of Mentoring in the specialty of your choice… which could be Empath Empowerment!
Any other questions about studying empath skills, VICKY and others?