Some Empaths can be perceived by people as ‘aloof’ or distant sometimes, even totally ‘devoid’ of emotion. This could well be the case but in most situations it is because they have ‘shut down’ and are blocking out all emotional input. Untrained or un-educated empaths are a prime example of this ‘shutting down’ becomes a coping strategy for them because of their inability to cope with the overload of emotions they experience. It takes training and self-discipline to become a stable and controlled Empath. Outwardly, to others, it would seem that an Empath who has ‘shut down’ is closed off to all emotion, unable to experience emotion at all but this is not the case.

An Empath is constantly, experiencing the feelings moods and emotions of others around them and even those further away. It is imperative that self-control can be learned and exercised over this state of mind to prevent ‘burn out’ from the barrage of emotions that are experienced on a daily basis and detachment is one tool that is used to do this. When we talk about ‘detachment’ for an Empath we refer to it as a type of mental assertiveness and control that allows an Empath the ability to uphold their boundaries when dealing with the emotional demands of another person or a group of people.




Detachment is another protection method for Empaths and it allows you to move away ‘emotionally’ from the situation that may be causing you to take on to much emotion from the people involved in or from the situation itself. It is also known as the “Clinical” mindset in conventional medical terms and is used as a way of assessing the mindset of the patient.


Allow yourself not to become involved in the emotions of others and understand that their emotions are not yours.


  • Observe and get to know your own emotions so that you can separate them from everyone else’s.


  • Centre yourself and learn to turn your empathic sense down. This enables your mind to rest and will train your brain to recognize and be less sensitive to emotional triggers.


  • Remove Mental Blocks by gaining an understanding as to why you may not be able to ‘flip’ your empathy switch off. This may be because you need to deal with ‘ingrained’ patterns of behavior that have created self-limitation within you or your belief systems.


  • Do not allow yourself to become too tied to the emotions of others.

Being an Empath can make you appear someone you are not.

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