Believe it or not, empaths and narcissists have foundational similarities. Not only does the brain chemistry look the same, but empaths and narcissists both struggle with nervous system regulation and look to others to help them regulate their emotions.

But whereas the narcissist avoids the emotions of others, empaths are deeply affected and have a physiological experience to the emotions of others on a subconscious level. This can lead to emotional fatigue, chronic stress, poor sense of self and more.

So what’s the difference between having empathy and being an empath, and how can you change subconscious behavior?

In this episode, Elisabeth, Jennifer and Matt cover the signs of being an empath, the causes of elevated empathy, such as deficits in the interoceptive system, and how it impacts our overall health.

If you identify as an empath, tune in to learn about the power of nervous system regulation for changing harmful empath behavior!

Topics discussed in this episode:  
What it means to be an empath Empathy from a neuro-somatic perspective
Causes of high empathy
Why being an empath isn’t always a good thing
How deficits in the interoceptive system lead to empath behavior
The correlation between sensory mismatch and empathy
How to retain your empathic gifts and also prioritize yourself
Nervous system regulation as a tool for change 

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