Ep 61 – How to Spot and Dodge an Energy Vampire

by Jessica Ortner

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Have you ever been affected by an Energy Vampire? Are you an empath that is ready to make a change and clear out bad energy in your life? In this amazing interview with Dr. Christiane Northrup, we learn the common traits of energy vampires and how to recognize the patterns of behavior that are draining us of our energy. Today’s podcast is chock full of great information that can help you leave harmful relationships behind and move to a happier, healthier more vibrant you!

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  1. Nancy says:

    Excellent interview. I have loved and left a few energy vampires in my past, and thankfully learned how to pay attention to red flags. But a new situation has presented itself, and I have a question I hope Christiane can help with. Is it possible to be inadvertently drained by someone in the apartment below me? I don’t know her, she’s very ill, on oxygen, doesn’t leave her apartment, has carers who come daily. In the 2 years we’ve lived here, I’ve felt drained, anxious, hopeless, negative, feel like my life will end soon but don’t know why, unable to make decisions, feeling lost and stuck, to the point of a full PTSD breakdown…. And this is not like me! I’m usually optimistic, positive, and strong! We are planning to move as soon as we can, but how do I protect myself 24 hours a day? How do I make sure we don’t end up in a similar situation? I smudge, use a chime, carry crystals, meditate and visualize every day, and some days are better than others but I’m feeling so weak from trying! I tapped for weeks with so little relief that I’ve lost faith in that, too! It clicked when Christiane said if you’re being drained by an energy vampire then tapping probably won’t have any effect. Please, any advice would be most welcome.

  2. Corry Roach says:

    Thank you for a most inspiring and affirming discussion! I was reminded of my wise mentor,the late Dr Elisabeth Kubler Ross, ago had a gift of coining phrases that would stop me in my tracks. She always said that “can’t” was a word used in a position of pain; “won’t” was a word used in a position of power! If we are in doubt, when asked to do something by an energy vampire, run the can’t/won’t differential and you’ll instantly know where you stand! LOL

  3. Márcia Krengiel says:

    What a wonderful interview! It inspired me a lot! I must confess I did not believe tapping very much and through the meditations I have done on line I started receiving some of your videos.
    I-Have been into meditation for a long time but finding out new ways of getting to know youserlf better and healing gave me lots of insights.
    Jessica you were a revelation to me. Dr Christiane, You are a real inspiration.
    Maybe you could drop by in Rio,Brasil one day .

    Congrats, one more time

    Márcia Krengiel

  4. Annie Francoeur says:

    Wishing all women and men hear this conversation, these revelations, these wisdom words.

  5. TribalMama says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this. Christiane is so sassy & salty, she’s a definite “go-to” girl. \\ ٩( ᐛ )و //

  6. nicole says:

    I’m guessing it’s possible for a person to be both an empath & energy vampire… because I’m sure I know one. Any recommendations for this? It’s painful to see the person get burned by others, because they want to see the good in everyone, but then they go on & on about the pain this causes them- which drains others’ energy.

  7. Nancy says:

    Great interview! So validating! Just started reading the book and feel such a relief….and so empowered to continue my inner child healing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  8. Sally says:

    Loved this interview. I am an advanced practice nurse and I especially related to Dr. Northrup’s discussion on how much patients drain you. I see patients who are having surgery and are at their highest anxiety level. I can feel their fear. As an empath, I work tirelessly to help and comfort. However, I have been doing this work for over 20 years and I come home drained every day. Even though empaths are wired to be incredible caregivers, being in healthcare is perhaps the wrong profession for them because the sacrifice is too great. I have been reevaluating my career. I’m exhausted!!

  9. Janet says:

    Thank you. I watched the video and am ordering the book immediately. Your advice has come to me at exactly the right time in my life; I would not have been ready for it in the past. But circumstances, situations, have pushed me to this point where I can understand and know now what work I have to do. Thank you from my head and my heart. You have blessed my life.

  10. Ali Newell says:

    Can’t begin to write all that this has revealed, confirmed, relieved and meant to me. The timing is surreal and vital. I’m so glad I watched it. Thank you x

  11. KMaureen says:

    Oh my gosh thank you so much for this! I’m expecting my first baby any day now, and I seriously had been dreading my mo-in-law coming to visit MORE than labour.
    I love her (I really do) but being in the same room with her for too long is exhausting and draining and I could never figure out why before!
    This podcast described her perfectly. In the past we have put so much energy and effort into “helping” her all to no avail. In fact when we have offered solutions instead of sympathy she has actually become angry with us.
    Christiane summed it up flawlessly when she said “true love is toxic to a toxic person.”
    Anyway, thank you, thank you, thank you, for giving me some firm but truly loving coping strategies for handling this situation more gracefully and effectively

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