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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
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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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Informative but tad projectiony from authors ego

Very glad I purchased, very informative. I think though that the word emotional vampire is in itself a bad label to give people, it seems like its been created from a negative experience and now used as a sweeping word to condemn certain people. doesnt feel healthy to use or say it. Feels slightly ignorant and malicious to coin a phrase like that. I can imagine a hurt or trauma riddled empath saying it but not a happy one.

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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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Emotional energy drainers and how to spot them an

How to know who drains your energy, and how to distance yourself from them,don't waste your energy trying to change them.

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Eye Opener and many aha moments!!!

This will not make sense if you are not an empath but if you have the make up and qualities of one, this book will shine a light on who you are and how to move forward as your authentic self. Every chapter was more and more interesting and insightful. Very well read, thank you for an amazing audible Christiane!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Azizi
  • 2019-07-23

More practical and down to earth than anticipated!

As a empath struggling to create boundaries, this book will be on repeat because: 1. Its impactful without being triggering. Theres realistic and practical situational advice. Healing excercises. self care tips that can be s9ne anywhere.. If youve started your healing journey, add it to your collection, so many gems.

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  • Robin Dini
  • 2019-05-31

Life changing

I am the daughter of a narcissistic mother. I suffered from the emotional and mental abuse of a woman who used me as a pawn to bolster her ego. It wasn’t until after I severed ties and became estranged from my mother and family that I discovered how volatile and real narcissistic personality disorder is. I learned about NPD a year after leaving my family and felt such a tremendous amount of relief and validation that it wasn’t all my fault. I was not alone. I am not the only person who has been victim to someone who must feed their ego with me identity. Finding Dr. Northrop’s book through Kate Northrop’s podcast was vital in my healing. Five years have passed and this book has been a huge cornerstone in my recovery. I am forever grateful.

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  • Angelie A.
  • 2019-06-24

Not the book for me.

Focus is on too many of author's personal stories. I found this book unconfortable and difficult to listen to. I struggled to go through the chapters and it came to a point to were I just didn't care to continue listening. it was making I'll with too many ill personal stories about author and friends. I was expecting a different kind of information. I personally didn't find it useful, but draining. I got to chapter 7, couldn't keep going. I don't know if it gets better, but it was torture for me to listen to the first 6 characters and stopped at 7 after having to take several breaks. I don't care about detailed stories, just information on how to help myself without all the chaotic details.

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  • Vicki Olsen
  • 2019-07-23

Mind-blowing!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Quite possibly the most profound book I've ever read! Nothing like it-- I felt like she was speaking specifically to me. I thought my experiences were unique to me, but she talks about things I've never heard anyone else express, much less experience. Validating, to say the least.

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  • Shelly Reed
  • 2019-02-07

Very Intriguing

I absolutely loved it everything that I was feeling was completely in this book and I got a lot of understanding from it. I am most definitely in a relationship with a Light Draining Energy Vampire #NoMore

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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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