What are the tools that "empaths," or highly sensitive people, can use to empower and ground themselves to keep from becoming overwhelmed by noise, crowds, intimacy, work stress, or the hardships of the world. We all know someone who is more sensitive than others and more affected than most by the hardships around them.
The term that describes these sensitive people is "empaths." But unlike the experience of normal empathy, they not only share in others' joy and pain, they actually feel and absorb others' emotions and physical symptoms. Empath's heightened experience of the world can overwhelm or even damage them unless they learn tools to empower and ground themselves.