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Dodging Energy Vampires

An Empath's Guide to Evading Relationships That Drain You and Restoring Your Health and Power
Narrated by: Christiane Northrup MD
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Self-Help, How-to
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Publisher's Summary

Highly sensitive people - or empaths - see life through the eyes of compassion and caring. They were born that way. As a result, they carry a tremendous amount of inner light. But they’re also the favored prey of “vampires” who feed off empaths’ energy and disrupt their lives on every level - physical, emotional, and financial.

In Dodging Energy Vampires, Christiane Northrup, MD, draws on the latest research in this exciting new field, along with stories from her global community and her own life, to explore the phenomenon of energy vampires and show us how we can spot them, dodge their tactics, and take back our own energy. You’ll delve into the dynamics of vampire-empath relationships and discover how vampires use others’ energy to fuel their own dysfunctional lives. Once you recognize the patterns of behavior that mark these relationships, you’ll be empowered to identify the vampires in your life too.

In this audiobook, Dr. Northrup opens up a toolbox full of techniques you can use to leave these harmful relationships behind; heal from the darkness they’ve cast over your mind, body, and spirit; and let your own light shine. In the end, you may find yourself healthier, happier, wealthier, and more vibrant than you ever believed possible.

©2018 Hay House (P)2018 Hay House

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Love this as it hit home!

I loved this audio book as it was so close to home for me and my husband. As soon as I started listening to it, I recognized my 1st ex husband and my 2nd ex husband as well as my daughter. I am married to a NON Vampire now and he has had the same experience in his first 2 marriages. We are going to do the clearning together as I am a Reiki worker and do Emotion Code healing and Body Code healing. This just fits right in with my life! Thanks so much!! I loved it and will listen to it again and again! Gwen Sanche Cypress County, Alberta Canada

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Not scientific/psychological--religious/spiritual

Right near the beginning (after the free sample) the author started talking about how some empaths are "old souls" having lived hundreds or thousands of years and being born having been affected by that. I listened a bit longer and she started talking about an empath who actually displayed the physical symptoms of the illness (lung cancer) of someone close to her up until the point when the person who actually had the lung cancer was diagnosed by a doctor. The when the author talks about "energy" it is in the Eastern sense, and she says that this energy can actually be sucked out of an empath by an energy vampire. I have barely started the book and have decided to return it without listening to any more.

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  • Ali
  • 2019-11-07

Overgeneralized

The book had many truths but she also overgeneralized. It seemed like it was taken from her own personal experiences. Allot of what she say's is not 100 percent true.

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A MUST READ

I loved this book! Reclaim your power, your light & watch your life transform. I’m going to put into practice many things she suggests in this book. We can all use this book I think!

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energy zapping

loved it, would reread again, lots of good tips
must read if you have people in your life draining your energy.

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Nailed It!

This was an amazing book that I will be sure to listen to several more times for the strength and support that are provided. Thank you to you and the divine for enabling your knowledge and strength to fulfill your own dream of touching lives and living in pure divine light.

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osome boke

lurnd so mutch abaut what drains my and way im draynd and that im not the only one. the book gives my hope for the future.

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Ineresting and confusing (to me)

I originally chose this book because I thought it may explain something about toxic relationships. Which, it does. The part that confused me is, what if both people in the relationship are experiencing symptoms as described in the book... Can there be two vampires?

This book left me with more questions than answers is all I mean.

Overall, it's a good book.

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Resonated with me

This book resonated with me. Confirmed what I already knew about myself. Although I found her voice hard to listen to in the beginning it didn’t take long for me to become comfortable with her speaking. Good material good lessons. I recommend to anyone with empath characteristics

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AT first She seemed consumed with too many emotions to give a realistic view. She seemed jaded, like her experiences had given her an angry view. The language was hard for me to get over but it all ends up making sense. I just kept listening. Eventually, I related. Saw things in my life more clearly and even cried at a few parts... realizing that I was stuck in the very story she was telling. I searched for more of their books right away, well worth my money.

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  • Marcia
  • 2018-04-24

I Wish She Had Written This Book Years Ago

What made the experience of listening to Dodging Energy Vampires the most enjoyable?

It really helped me understand even more who are the Energy Vampires in my life -- past and present -- and how to deal with them.

What other book might you compare Dodging Energy Vampires to and why?

The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists. My parents, first husband, many boyfriends and friends, employees and business partners have all been narcissists who -- to me -- are the same as energy vampires. Listening to the descriptions of relationships involving this type of person helps me to identify and understand why I was attracted to these people and why I need to stay away.

What about Christiane Northrup MD’s performance did you like?

She has a very friendly, relaxed way of reading with emphasis in all the right places.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When she talked about women who had been in 20+ year marriages with energy vampires, why they stayed and how they got away. It helped me to identify with my own first marriage and not feel so bad about how long it took me to leave.

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  • Fixed Stars Govern a Life
  • 2018-07-06

Accessible Psychology and Spirituality

Christiane Northrup has been a leading figure on women's health issues and spiritual correlations. Here she steps into the world of psychology. I have identified as an Empath for some time, but don't let that dissuade readers/listeners who don't embrace this spiritual label. The fact is that anyone who is *empathic* will get the drift. This book has tools for dealing with those narcissistic users and manipulators we sometimes cater to (and then punish ourselves, asking what we're doing wrong). Better though, this book offers tools to own your role in it and separate from these toxic people. I've recommended this book to some of my clients and been met with a lot of gratitude.

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  • CJ
  • 2018-06-21

Married to an Energy Vampire

I wish I had read this book 50 years ago!! It answers so many questions in my life. I now feel empowered to make the changes so my light will not be dimmed by my Vampire. Thank you for writing this amazing book😘

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  • Jen Swift--
  • 2018-06-06

phenomenal

So nice to finally read a book written for those of us marginalized to the woo-woo lands. I love the examination of the spiritual practices from a scientific viewpoint. There is no one without the other.

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  • Stephanie Kula
  • 2018-07-28

Life changing!

What a breath of fresh air. This book helped me understand so many questions I have. It not only answered the questions but gave solutions to prevent me from feeling zapped/tired by some people. Thank you Dr Northrup for sharing your knowledge, love and light.

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  • Catherine
  • 2018-05-08

Compelling -No -Nonsense -Inspiration

This book tackles subtleties and explicit issues that empathic people face in a solid, reliable narrative. It’s inspiring to hear someone like Dr. Northrup whose medical point of view is amplified with her personal experiences and healing. I will listen to this again and again.

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  • M
  • 2018-04-21

Great Book!

This book will definitely change your life...if you are willing to go deep inside yourself.

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  • Debra Tucker
  • 2018-04-23

Incredibly Honest and Insightful

I have read many books and had no idea who the author was or what they believed. Most contribute superficial thinking, but this book gives you insight into the essence of her being. I think it is daringly honest and it is an instrument of change. As an empath living in a world that can be so out of focus and noisy, here is a clear channel. No static , just an old soul telling it very bravely.

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  • Justin
  • 2018-08-06

Good ideas from an odd perspective

I liked the advice in this book, but I struggled with a lot of the metaphysical basis for which it sprung. I do also feel that this book gives and adequate introduction to this topic. I’m now more ready to connect and empathize with people who believe that healing comes from magic powers. Another critique I have is in the wide web that is cast for diagnosing narcissism.

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  • Nancy
  • 2018-06-29

Blurring of facts vs. author’s spiritual beliefs

In an era where only 25% of Americans can accurately identify fact vs. opinion, I was troubled by the amount of information which was presented as a simple declarative statements, giving the illusion that all these ideas were indeed facts. As the author is trained in traditional medicine, the casual listener could indeed easily misconstrue her medical authority as lending credence or some kind of scientific basis to many of her thoughts. In fact much of the information was not based on any kind of currently supported scientific data. Rather she is sharing her thoughts, opinions, spiritual beliefs, and a few perhaps as yet unproven scientific ideas. For instance, she says, “The thymus gland is where divine love first enters the body.” That’s it...a simple declarative, seemingly factual statement. She quickly moves on to her larger point, slipping one past a less than critical thinker. Those kinds of passages gave me immediate “stink eye.” Who says? What evidence? What data? I would have had far greater respect for the thought had she instead said something like...I believe, and spiritual leaders working in this arena believe, the thymus gland is where divine love first enters the body. A few words at the beginning would have clarified a deeply held personal belief vs intentionally misleading the reader into thinking she’s presenting a simple fact. That deceptive technique was used over and over again, and I was having none of it. It felt disingenuous.

Having said that, the mind is a powerful thing, and she has presented a construct which many will find useful. This is new age spiritual thinking wrapped in the thin veneer of traditional medicine as seen from the perspective of a traditionally trained doctor searching for deeper spiritual answers as she herself has evolved as a person. Some of her ideas will probably eventually bear fruit among mainstream psychologists and may change how we routinely approach some treatments. That’s yet to be seen though.

Ultimately, I was so put off by the misuse of her medical authority in presenting spiritual beliefs as medical facts that I found myself discounting ideas that I know others will find useful. This book wasn’t for me, but it could have been with a little more intellectual honesty. Others no doubt won’t be bothered at all.

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