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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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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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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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Thank you for this freeing gift

So much of my life has been made meaningful through the kindness of your message and, as a 66 year old male, I can shout your message to all the old soul guys who need it as much as any woman.

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Life Changing

I was just at the right time in my life to have read this book! I was wondering to myself why am I so different, what is my purpose and how do I contribute my in depth energy and not always get hurt or used. This book has been for me life changing and has made me aware of my special talent and the special talent of many woman and men around me that go through the same experiences. I have since starting this book have shared it with many people and if your reading this I highly recommend this book if the title applies to you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Dr. Northrup for being such a great influence and wise old soul empath :)

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Energy Vampires

An excellent book . Gives strategies to avoid but also deal with this type of person.

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Good book

Although I dont totally agree with everything in this book, listening to it has made me a better person, increased my knowledge and helped me in my journey to discover myself.

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A must read for all Highly Sensitive People

This book is a must read / listen for all Highly Sensitive People.
It not only explains what Energy Vampires are, but how they operate, how to spot them in your life, and how to change your life so that they leave and never come back.
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Good read

Although I enjoyed the book, I found it was a personal take on how much she’s annoyed at all the vampires that have taken from her in her life. I didn’t identify with everything she was saying but it had an interesting perspective on how to keep boundaries in your relationships

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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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  • CJ
  • California
  • 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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  • St. Louis, MO USA
  • 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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  • 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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  • Molly Hermes
  • Houston, TX
  • 2018-08-31

Bizarre-This is a sci-fi book

The sample reading sounded good, so I bought the book. However, not far into the book Christiane talked about being hung on the gallows in a past life and some other bizarre deaths she had in her "other lives". She also claims she can interrupt electricity with her strong "empath powers." Cell phone calls drop and the computer messes up because her energy is so strong. This book is a fiction book for sci-fi fans. 10 minutes into the book and I'm done, Too bizarre!

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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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