Have you ever noticed that you pick up on others peoples feelings or emotions? This is because you may actually be absorbing their emotions. Think of it like you are a sponge and they are unknowingly pouring out their emotions, and you could be soaking up their emotional baggage, just like a sponge. Some of these emotions may be affecting you in a negative way, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you avoid absorbing these emotions.

1. Make sure you are shielded! Having a shield is like an invisible force field around your body. Make sure that you reinforce it, or say “shields up” anytime you are dealing with a difficult person or in any kind of emotional or stressful situation.

2. Release your own emotional baggage. If you have a lot of trapped emotions and other negative energies, they can cause you to resonate with the emotional stress of another person. This will make it more likely that you will absorb negative energies from others, simply because like attracts like!

3. Set boundaries with others and stick to them. Stop trying to solve other people’s problems. Don’t let people dump their problems on you so they can walk away feeling better – this can leave you feeling worse! Make sure that you don’t have any kind of imbalances (i.e. a broadcast message) that cause others to want to throw their problems at you. This is especially important if you are working with clients. You need to be able to listen to the client’s issues so you can work on them, but don’t allow it to become excessive. It’s not healthy for the client to dwell on their negative experiences and it’s not healthy for you to have to listen to it! The Emotion Code and The Body Code are designed to lighten the client’s load, but not by making the healers load heavier!

Give these tips a try and tell us how they work out for you, we would love to hear from you.