Movies and Empathy

If you are an empath you are well aware of the effect movies showing tragedy, violence, etc. can have on you. It can feel very devastating from the inside out. You think you can handle it because you know what the movie will portray so you try to watch it thinking that your heads up on the content will make you strong. But then as you watch the movie you are hit hard by the emotions and even though you quickly reach for the remote to turn off the horrid scene you are watching it is too late.

With empathy there is no “catching it in time.” You will still be affect if even only a little. What little you saw will have a tendency to play over and over in your mind. But what do you do when you have turned if off but are still feeling the effects?

Wipe your tears first of all. Acknowledge that you have been affected and must do something to take care of yourself. If you are no good to yourself, you are also no good to anyone else either. If you have children, being that empath is genetic, you may affect them. That is good to keep in mind. They don’t just pick up emotions directly from the source of the emotions, but can pick it up in a second hand kind of way. You are affect my the movie and are carrying the emotions which they then pick up from you. And you more easily pick up emotions from people you are close to of course.watch The Exception movie online now

  • Calm yourself down with some deep breathing. Come on you can do this while doing other things so there is no excuse not to practice some prana breathing. Note: I will post the techniques of prana breathing next. The prana breathing will, it you just make the effort to envision it, help you bring in new air and energy into your body and on the exhale rid the old air and energy.
  • Replace the bad emotions with good positive emotions. Your favorite upbeat music. The comedy channel is one of my favorites to use for this purpose. Laughter is very strong medicine! Get you mind re-focused on so positive feel good thing! You may think to pick up the phone and call a friend. It may make you feel a little better but what if your friend picks up on your sadness? Now both of you are feeling down. Not good huh?

Hope these tips help you in the future as they have greatly helped me.

Thanks for reading.

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