empathy Archives - Helen Leathers, Transformational Women's Coach, Trainer, Speaker
6 Ways To Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

6 Ways To Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

So, you’re an empath. Hi, me too! I spent my earliest years taking on everyone else’s problems, feeling their pain and sadness and worrying about fixing it for them. Not just friends or family members but random people I’d stand next to on the bus or in a shopping...
Is Too Much Empathy A Bad Thing?

Is Too Much Empathy A Bad Thing?

As women, there are times when we nurture and nourish and protect. We see things from other people’s perspectives. We are referees between warring parties. We play devil’s advocate. But there are other times when we just can’t be done with it and we want to walk away....
Am I An Empath?

Am I An Empath?

I know I have Empathy, But Am I An Empath? Being an empath typically refers to those who have a very high level of empathy. They are like emotional sponges, taking on the feelings of others’ and often feeling them viscerally within themselves. This is called somatic...
What Is Empathy & Why Is It Important?

What Is Empathy & Why Is It Important?

There’s a lot of talk about being an empath, but what is empathy and why is it important? Both the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries define empathy as: “the ability to share someone else’s feelings or experiences by imagining what is would be like in that...