Wheeling It In: An Empath and Sensory Sensitivity Balancing Exercise

Are you…

  • Empathic?
  • Sensitive?
  • A really good listener?
  • Good at interpreting energy?
  • Or have you experienced an early micro or mini trauma(s)?

If yes, then chances are you get flooded and overwhelmed at times. Learn how to mange the sensory information and prevent it from overloading your system by reading the blog and watching the video below.

Learn about the Wheeling It In exercise

Quick and easy self management

In all of the cases mentioned above, people consciously or less consciously expand one or more (potentially all) of their senses in order to glean more information from an interaction.

I commonly notice, especially if I do more than a couple sessions in a row, that my senses will continue to expand outward searching for the subtle energies that will give guidance in how to proceed with a session. This is very common in people who intentionally interact with the subtle energies of life.

The challenge is that when your senses expand so far out from your body, you are basically thinning your aura or biofield, and because of this, you may feel hypersensitive to the point of being jumpy or startling easy. This hypervigilance can become habitual, leaving people with ultra-sensitivities in one or more of their physical senses (i.e., seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling, or sensing). I like to say that when you are in this state, a mouse fart may seem like someone let off loud fireworks in your body!

This state is also very common in people that have experienced traumas, or the real possibility of traumas. In the same way, as described before, people extend their senses feeling for subtle changes in their world that may indicate some future danger that they can avoid.

Some people may be sensitive to loud footsteps (which aren’t loud to other people), or they may be able to smell alcohol on someone from 30 feet away. Sometimes people may also notice the absence of something. Another example, that any athletic trainer can tell you, is that they can feel an unnatural silence come over a sports venue when someone is hurt, even without any other information (e.g., seeing the injury happen).

While these sharpened senses can absolutely be useful and potentially lifesaving, they can also lead people to unnecessary suffering. For example, just as your awareness becomes more sensitive and is aware of what “normally” wouldn’t be apparent, your body also becomes hypervigilant. This is most likely why a history of early childhood trauma is the strongest predictor of who is likely to develop a chronic pain syndrome later in life – their systems may interpret a minor pain signal as a potentially harmful signal (e.g., what may be a 2/10 becomes a 9/10) because their system is so sensitized. This increased sensitivity of the senses, most likely augments autoimmune issues too.

I use this exercise after every session. I can immediately feel a rush of energy and ease returning to me after I return to a “normal” sensitivity setting.

Dr Nasypany

You may wish to practice this several times a day in the beginning to develop a sense for when you find yourself in an “expanded sensitivity” state.

If you find that you are expanding and have no reason for it, it could be something that you retrain, or you could get a bit firmer with it and instruct, “Any parts of my Mind – Body – Spirit (MBS) that are automatically increasing sensitivity must signal me when they are doing it.” This will work because at one time we have given (on some level- perhaps less than consciously), permission for the Mind-Body-Spirit complex to increase its sensitivity without asking permission or even telling us.

The key to a harmonious life isn’t necessarily controlling everything, but it IS building awareness and assertiveness over your experiences.

Big Love

Alan and Emma –

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