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3 Tips for Tapping Into Your Psychic Abilities

Are You Interested In Developing Your Intuitive Or Psychic Abilities But Just Don’t Know Where To Start?

meditate regularly to promote your intuition and psychic abilitiesSome people know that they have psychic abilities or ‘a gift’ but are unsure about how to control and develop it. While others may think they would like to be able to ‘see the future’, be more intuitive, provide card readings or communicate with a loved one on the other side, but are unsure if they can. Isn’t that just for the gifted few?

The answer to that question is easy, ‘No’. Anyone can develop their psychic abilities, some are more adept at it than others, but anyone can do it, with practice and perseverance.

Here I Will Share My Top 3 Tips For Tapping Into Your Natural Psychic Abilities

The Number One Tip That I Can Share With You Is To Meditate Regularly:

Meditation encourages us to switch off our analytical, everyday-thinking-brain and tap into our intuitive, creative, subconscious mind. This allows us to access information on a deep level and is essential in psychic development. When we start to analyse our feelings and the things that pop into our heads, we block the messages that come via our intuition or from spirit. We need to be able to switch into that mode easily in order to access our psychic abilities.

If you are someone who knows they have a gift but finds it hard to control it, this will really help you. By focussing your ‘psychic’ energy on one particular time of the day when you meditate you can quite literally say to your spirit guides (whether you know who they are or not) that this is the time to pass on messages, and no other. This is particularly good if your ‘psychic side’ wakes you up in the night, or causes you a distraction at other times of the day.

Meditation isn’t hard or complicated, it can be as simple as relaxing in an armchair and listening to your favourite piece of calm music. If you’re not sure how to meditate you can find more in my introduction to meditation blog. If you’re the type of person that thinks they can’t switch off easily, why not try my free meditation download by filling in the form on the top right of this page.

My Second Tip Is To Learn About Your Energy Field:

You may wonder what auras and chakras have to do with your psychic abilities but they are an intrinsic part of the process. We are all energetic beings, we take in, harness and change, and give off energy in various forms. We are surrounded by electro-magnetic fields and through these we can act like a radio transmitter and receiver to pass on and receive information on a subtle (or psychic) level. Learning about these energies and understanding how they work, and how we can utilise them will really change the way you see the world, and the way in which you think about your interactions with others. The essential skills are learning how to open, close & ground, protect your energies. I’ll cover these in new posts soon.

For now, why not practice one key element – grounding. This will be of particular use if you ever feel a bit ‘away with the fairies’ and is a key skill in learning to control your abilities. It will also help you to clear your head if you need it.

  • As a first, very simple exercise stand with your feet hip width apart allowing you arms to hang loosely at your sides.
  • Slightly bend your knees and allow your weight to sink into your feet.
  • Gently rock back and forth on your feet a few times to find your balance.
  • Take all of your awareness to your feet and in particular to point at the base of the ball of your foot (about 1/3rd down your foot between the big and 2nd toe).
  • Imagine all of your weight sinking down to this point.
  • Visualise roots extending out from this point down deep into the ground.
  • Stand like this for a few moments, allowing your body to relax and breathe deeply.

Tip Number Three Is To Have A Go At Dowsing

Dowsing is a great way to learn to tap into your own  innate intuitive and psychic abilities. It  is a skill where you use an object (typically a pendulum or dowsing rods) to physically indicate the answer to a question that you don’t consciously know the answer to. I’m often asked how dowsing works, or even confronted with, ‘I bet you’re moving  that yourself’. My usual response to the latter  is to say, ‘I probably am!’  The idea behind dowsing is that our subconscious or even our psychic side does know the answer and produces micro-movements (idiomotor responses) in our muscles to cause the movement that we can then interpret. Dowsing is a brilliant skill for beginners to start with as they start to develop their psychic abilities. I have put together some instructions on dowsing to find a lost object in this blog this will help you to get started and have a practice. Why not get a friend to hide something in a room or part of your home and see if you can find it. Also take a look at the article What Is Dowsing?

Remember, Practise And Perseverance Are The Keys To Honing Your Psychic Abilities

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33 Responses to 3 Tips for Tapping Into Your Psychic Abilities

  1. adelle February 8, 2017 at 7:37 pm #

    hello helen,
    i dont really know how to start or even really know how to word this. from the age of 13 i used to think i coud hear a muttering in my head. i couldnt really understand what she was saying and i used to hide in my cupbaord and cry untill i told my mum. after a few years this went away however , i messed around with boards in my teens untill i felt being strangled in my sleep and for three years felt haunted by this man untill i got my house cleansed. but… i am questioning myself to is this real? i used to drink and when having drinks i felt comfortable with telling people about passed loved ones, how they looked , how they died and even thier names. ( i never knew these people) i then learnt that drinking alcohol and doing this is not good so i stopped doing it. i have managed to block alot of these random thoughts esp things lie hearing church bells at silly oclock at night. however i am feeling the urd=ge to get back into it but want to know how to progress and do it saftely. i dont know why i have the urge , this happens every now and then. i am also wondering if maybe its because i suffer from depression. it seems to be that when i fall poorly or i am struggling in life i want to get back in touch with this ability (thats if i have one) im so confused.

    • helen February 13, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

      Thank you for sharing. You are right, boards aren’t great, alcohol and this kind of work are a bad idea, and I would suggest that you take it REALLY easy if you have depression as well. When you are low, your energetic protection will be low and that means that you can wear yourself out very readily, physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically. If you really want to improve your abilities I would personally suggest you focus on getting yourself better and then do it when you have a more robust energy. However, you can work on your energetic protection now as that will help you to feel better in yourself anyway. I would also suggest, given that you have depression that you need to work within a circle or development group as this will help your energies maintain at a high vibration and will offer you great support too. My number one advice to anyone, take care of yourself first, get physically, mentally and emotionally robust before you do work of this nature. bright blessings Helen

  2. Jennifer Herckt December 27, 2016 at 7:35 am #

    Hi Helen, I was told by a psychic that when I was six I saw a shadow in my room that opened me up to a gift. I remember it actually. I always felt a spirit in my room. I was afraid of it for a long time. I’ve always had weird feelings that are stronger than normal feelings. It’s like a pulling feeling you can’t shake. Those feelings are usually correct and pretty spot on. I’ve never really seen spirits or had visions. It’s more strong deep undeniable feelings that I experience. Then four years ago I had two minor traumatic brain injury. Since I’ve noticed the feelings are come more and more. Sometimes I’ll spurt out something very random for example my husband wanted to go do out doors type stuff and without thinking or knowing why I’d say it I said “well it’s going to rain next Wednesday so can’t go that day” my husband was like what are you takin about and thought I was weird. The next Wednesday rolls around and yep middle of summer one day random as can be it poured! I remember my husband saying Jen how did you know it was going to rain. I didn’t know but I knew without knowing I knew. It was strange. Then one day we were driving past a mobile home. I randomly spurted out “that house is going to burn down to the ground” the next morning we drove to laundry mat and passed the same mobile home but it literally had burned to ground over night and was actually still smoldering. My husband looked at me like I snuck out and burned the place down myself. He literally was at a loss for words and to be honest I couldn’t believe it but could at the same time. I always have strong feelings about people and I’m usually right. I would truly love to tap into this ability more but I have a very hard time relaxing enough to meditate. My anxiety and need for control over myself blocks what I feel my full ability is. I don’t know how to manage my anxiety and allow myself to become vulnerable enough to the process. If that makes sense??? I really want to be able to help if I honestly have this ability. What do you recommend or am I sounding crazy?

    • helen December 27, 2016 at 10:22 am #

      Hi Jen, firstly, i would suggest that first you learn to relax and control any anxiety issues you have – so learn to meditate, but learn to protect your energies too. You will find articles on both of these on this site – just use the search bar on the right hand side to find the subject ‘meditation’ psychic protection’. Secondly, you don’t have to make yourself vulnerable to be able to access this skill, but you do need to be open and without fear, so learning to control your energy is VITAL! meditation, protection, centring, closing and grounding your energy before you even start to develop anything further. That is where you start. It will help you, and in time, this will mean you can help others, in whatever way that is meant to be. By learning to meditate and calm your mind, you will begin to know or feel where your path lies. Bright blessings on your journey this way. helen

      • Jennifer Herckt December 27, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

        Thank you very much!!!

  3. Migusta December 12, 2016 at 7:43 am #

    What if your abilities where more physical, and enhanced thru anger/rage? What would be the best ways to fully control, and direct it?

    • helen December 14, 2016 at 9:00 am #

      The same as controlling any psychic ability, doesn’t matter what it is. learn to control your energy, and your emotions, i believe fear lies is behind anger and that often feeds situations and makes them worse, and seemingly out of control. They’re not, you can always gain control if you practice. learn to centre, close and ground your energy, and meditate to deal with your anger / fear.

  4. Gina October 30, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

    Hi Helen

    I am really interested in your post. My nan was psychic and my dad has natural healing powers.

    I had a number of readings today and two different mediums said that I have a strong calming power and when people are around me they feel at ease. I was told that I will do great things.

    I wandered if I am a medium or have powers I can grow. Would appreciate any advice.

    • helen November 23, 2016 at 9:30 am #

      Hi Gina, I believe everyone can develop their skills to a greater or lesser degree. I think what is more important to ask yourself is Why do you want to develop the skills? and Are you willing to commit the time and effort it takes?

  5. Lulu August 15, 2016 at 10:31 pm #

    Hey Helen, I’ve been gifted my whole life what do you do about having this horrible nightmares/nighterror?

    • helen August 27, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

      hi, ,i have never had regular night terrors so can’t really help you. All i can suggest is that you put protection in place before you go to sleep each night, and call in your angels, and guardian angels and loved ones in spirit,

  6. Emmerey Rose August 4, 2016 at 12:51 am #

    Great post! this topic interests me a lot right now. Your tips are very informative. I would like to know, do these work for people who does not have any psychic-related experience?

    • helen August 9, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

      yes, anyone can develop this type of skill to a greater or lesser degree, it just takes time and practice

      • Emmerey Rose August 10, 2016 at 6:43 am #

        Interesting! Your response means a lot, thanks Helen! Is there a way I could follow you in social media? I would love to see more about these stuff from you 🙂

        • helen August 27, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

          Sure, i am on twitter (@helenleathers), and facebook (

  7. DeSimone June 26, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

    Hello 🙂 I was diagnosed with auditory hallucinations & psychosis a few years ago. Once I spoke to a deceased relative for a friend, for the first time which I was told my information waa correct! That same friend told me she randomly met a psychic at her job who told her that I’m actually a psychic. I didnt want to take on the title or even the believe of such being that I grew up in church. But I have been interested in psychic gifts since then. Ive even experienced some things recently that has allowed to me to accept it IF thats whats happening. Ive switched to vegetarian lifestyle, become more interested in learning more. Only now, I’d like to know IF I’m actually hearing from 3rd world beings or am I just under mental/emotional attack from my childhood. My hallucinations arent always pleasant, which makes me wonder am I being tortured by demonic forces? Although I HAVE seen/felt spirits 🙂

    • helen June 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

      Personally, as you will see from other articles on here, I don’t believe in ‘demonic forces’ per se. We can all have our own personal demons, and maybe this can include mental health conditions. This is just my opinions but if you have a history of psychosis and hallucinations I would say to tread VERY carefully my dear. Any venture in to the esoteric may make you more vulnerable. Anyone who seeks a more spiritual or even psychi journey should first begin with personal wellbeing and health, including their mental health. Look after your physical needs – eat well, drink water, cut our stimulants, (non-prescribed) drugs and alcohol. The focus on meditation in a really safe way, learn about energy and protection (lots of articles on here) But if you are having experiences – particularly nasty ones please go back and seek medical help. Do not venture down a road that may make you more vulnerable. In love an light always Hx

  8. sonia May 17, 2016 at 11:47 am #

    Hi I wounderd if you could help me in any way. In 2005 I started having rakie and it opened me up psychically soon as I close my eyes I see people I see other things aswell but for some reason just lately when I go to bed at night I see all these orbs flying around me there’s not just one or two there’s loads I also feel like someone is trying to manafest at the side of my bed my partner dose’nt see them only me what should I do all I keep doing is pulling the quilt over my head.

    • helen June 1, 2016 at 10:45 am #

      Always always always start with psychic protection and get really really good at it before you do anything else. Personally i always teach it when i do reiki attunements, but treatments can also open you up to the psychic side too. Start here for info:

  9. Elizabeth April 30, 2016 at 3:46 am #

    Hello Helen,
    Not sure where to start. I guess as a young child around the age of 7 or 8 is when it started. I saw my best friend “sick” I didn’t understand what I was seeing but I just “knew” and a few days later found out she had cancer. I told my mom I “knew” but didn’t understand.
    I always saw beings and orbs but dismissed it. In my 20’s I didn’t really engage in the “curse” as I called it. I come from a very strong Catholic family and I’m very religious and GOD fearing. As I lived life to the fullest in my 20’s I started to settle down got married had a baby and living life … I’m truly blessed ☺️
    Now, the past year or so I started to see beings again, having dreams of those that have passed, seeing orbs and hearing my name being called. I just dismiss it … But take note.
    I’ve also been able to predict things … Nothing major but just know things.
    I went to a show with a medium … Not knowing what to believ until out of 100+ people I was one of the lucky ones that had visitors … Well I knew they were there LOL
    Just didn’t know who.
    She was pretty spot-on with what she said and she asked me “you do know you are a medium, right!?” I told her I knew of abilities just never gave it a name. She told me I’m pretty strong and inhave a wonderful gift and I should use it more. That’s just it, I’ve been doing research and nothing is helping.
    My son saw a man … Who I latter found out from the medium was my grandfather 😊
    I knew it was someone I was related to.
    Part of me is afraid but the other part is so curious … Any words of wisdom!? I would really like to be able to control it and I DO NOT want bad souls near! I think that’s my worst fear.

    • helen May 3, 2016 at 9:57 am #

      HI Elizabeth, your story is not uncommon… Firstly I would say decide why you want to develop this side of things? The tip s on this page should help, and there are lots of other articles on here. With regard ‘bad’ spirits, try not to focus on them, the key is to learn to put psychic or energetic protection in place before you do anything further. I have a book that can guide you in the process of development (the spiritual & psychic development workbook – a beginners guide), also take a look at which is an online course i have set up. best wishes, Helen

  10. Tracey December 5, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

    Hello Helen, I have been very psychic for a couple of years, and I can constantly hear different souls over my head talking all day long. They have proved to me it`s not my imagination a number of times by telling me when different things were about to happen to me. All of which came true in perfect detail. Over time it has just become the norm for me to here them all talking to each other which I`ve embraced and excepted.
    The trouble is that just lately, I have had angry nasty souls who seem to have attached themselves around me and have been actually telling me lies to upset me. I can also at the same time hear the good souls around me trying to get them to back off, but theses bad souls just keep coming back, especially at night when on several occasions I have been kept awake all night worrying as all I can hear is so many souls all at once saying all sorts of different things which have been worrying me sick and l I don’t know what to believe or do about what they are saying. Things so bad that I`ve often ended up sobbing on and off for hours just trying to cut them off as it`s dragging me down with worry hearing bad things I cant change. My mum is going to pass away soon and lately these bad souls have started trying to tell me that she`s already dead, which at first I believed as I didn`t realise these were bad souls. I do also hear good souls fighting my corner for me,voices I know and trust saying she`s not dead, but It`s grinding me down so bad. I can hear them now as I`m writing this saying nasty things aswell as my guides telling them to back off and saying I`m a sweetheart, at the same time I can hear bad souls here right now with me who know I am writing this, saying I don’t know who I`m dealing with, I`m a stupid girl, I`ve just heard some women say she`s always hated tracey. Although at the same time I can hear my good guides sticking up for me. They just wont go away and leave me alone and it`s dragging me down so much that I`m getting desperate for some help. Is there any helpful advice you could give me to help get me through this and protect myself from these souls dragging me right down emotionally

    Kind requards and God bless

    Tracey x

    • helen December 7, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

      Hi tracey, It sounds like you need to learn to close down completely – which is perfectly do-able.

      Firstly no engagement at all – tell your guides you’re shutting down for a short while and ask that they stay to protect and guide you but remain silent, acting as a guard to any other energies. Then visualise your aura drawing in close to you, enveloping your body closely. Do this exercise every day. (it;s only a statement of intention so it won’t have a detrimental effect to you. Then check out the following links, one on grounding (do this every day after closing( Here is an article on psychic protection – put this in place every morning and evening – more frequently if necessary

      If you continue to have problems I would suggest that you visit a local spiritualist church and speak to a reputable medium. If the voices continue and particularly if they urge you to behave in a particular way then please seek medical help.

  11. Timothy Lindsey Jr October 5, 2015 at 11:16 pm #

    I have the gift of clairvoyance but it seems to have turned off use to it would come randomly now it rarely happens I want to now how to turn it back on and how to control it

    • helen October 7, 2015 at 11:22 am #

      There are lots of articles on the basics on here, alternatively you could join a circle, development group or workshop run by someone reputable . Maybe your local spiritualist church if you have one.
      You can also take a look at my book the spiritual and psychic development workbook – a beginner’s guide which takes you through from the basics you can find it on all online bookstores. More Info here
      Or take a look at my courses

  12. Katie September 27, 2015 at 5:09 pm #

    I don’t know how to develop and use my ability. I feel things. I usually know when something is medically and physically wrong with family and friends. When I ask them what’s going on or they need to get checked out, I am usually correct. I know when someone will die before they do. It’s painful, especially when my daughter got sick and then 2 1/2 years later passed away and there was nothing I could do. I want to talk with her, but I don’t know how.
    Can you help me/

    • helen October 7, 2015 at 11:10 am #

      There are lots of articles on the basics on here, alternatively you could join a circle, development group or workshop run by someone reputable . Maybe your local spiritualist church if you have one.
      You can also take a look at my book the spiritual and psychic development workbook – a beginner’s guide which takes you through from the basics you can find it on all online bookstores. More Info here
      Or take a look at my courses

    • Deborah January 18, 2016 at 4:00 am #

      Hello Katie,

      I just read your response and I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss. Much love to you,


  13. Don Cameron December 8, 2014 at 6:41 am #

    I wish to improve my psychic abilities– I have had some interesting experiences in the past, [dreams where I would be in 25 years–dream was 1989], and direct advice from my spirit guide, who is erbonzarto. Recently, here in the Philippines where I live with my Filipino wife, we have had a couple of thefts. We have a suspect, but can prove nothing at this point. My psychic abilites are good when they operate, but i can’t access them now—-perhaps you could help—–don cameron

    • helen December 9, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

      Hi Don, there are lots of free articles here on different ways you can improve your psychic side. Meditate, learn the basics – protection, closing & grounding, then opening up. Our book, the spiritual and psychic development workbook is available on amazon, and the psychic gym is an online course for psychic development, you can find details at

  14. Matthew Hughes November 29, 2014 at 12:47 am #

    This is brilliant, thank you very much. 🙂

    I loved the post. 😀


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