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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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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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not about freeing yourself from toxic people

the author talks at length about empaths - how they are supernatural in ways - that they even have the ability to turn off light bulbs with their energy or mess up technological devices. I wanted a book on how to avoid and deal with toxic people - this is not it.

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What did I just listen to?

I was expecting for a psychology book about toxic people. What I got was a "ding dong" lady talking about her past life memories, children who can see dead pets near their owners and communication with angels. Those are not figures of speech neither I am exaggerating - she literally claims these things. What angers me the most that from the description it seems like a psychology book and there are no hints about author's "alternative believes".

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A very empowering book

As an empath I found this book incredibly enlightening and empowering, even life changing. For me it explained so much that I have struggled with since very early childhood. Providing constructive ways to deal and then be able to move forward with a new empowered life. Christine as narrator and author gives a very well rounded insight into this deep subject. I going to read More of her books and investigate her web sight. For me her evaluation resonated very well. Highly recommended. Thank you Christine. 😀

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Not what its advertised as

I thought this was an advice book about the psychology of people who are sensitive and the people who take advantage of them. I did not expect to hear an MD talking about astrology and reincarnation. Her unfounded assertions are given unfair weight by her unrelated qualification and appear very early in the book and turned me off it. I also could not overcome the gender-bias, despite my best efforts to hear past her female-oriented writing. Perhaps I'm simply too sensitive.

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for angel, ghost, and crystal energy believers.

I couldn't finish chapter 2. I'm science trained and believe in logic. This book was never going to be for me. book returned.

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Fantastic information

I wish I had found this book years ago. It would have saved me a lot of heart ache. If you keep getting into relationships and friendships that suck the life out of you then leave you damaged, this explains why! I knew I was an empath but never knew this is why I keep letting people take advantage of me. I have listened through three times already and will do so again! I’d love to talk to the author in person! I’d ask her how do I cope with competing my horse when I go to shows and everyone is nervous and I can pick it up like a sponge. Off to find more books by this author now!

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Amazing

Absolutely loved this book, more so that the audio was read by Dr Northrup. I have followed Dr Northrup's work since I heard her lecture at the Empowering Women Conference with Louise Hay. This is a wonderful, insightful and humble offering of Dr Northrup's own learning, wisdom and growth, she speaks powerfully about how each one of us can empower our Selves in day to day life. There are a number of very clear exercises and guidelines to empower and cut out deadwood from our lives. Highly recommended and definitely worth another listen.

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A strange mix

There is an interesting book in here somewhere, that goes deep into the way the body reacts to the brain and how abusive relationships and cults affect your health, but it's hidden behind the author's own belief system, which she frequently goes into tangents about and I personally find quite off-putting. The author's rejection of conventional medicine and the scientific method casts doubt on the things she says, and I find myself wondering whether she has grouped perfectly normal people into the 'energy vampire' group she describes. Certainly the description of 'empaths' appears to apply to literally everyone I know, even if the levels vary. It's a pity this way of thinking can't be combined with some more factual parts to give a balanced, well researched view on health.

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When the students ready the teacher will come

I was so ready to learn the lesson that I have not been chosen but I have been targeted and that the emotional vampires will continue to be drawn to me ..it’s not my bad choices in people it’s just I have what they so badly need ...empathy and care. So now I just have to practice taking better care of myself when they do rather than spend years trying to figure out how to change them. This book will help anyone who attracts lost souls to understand why and how to protect yourself as you stay yourself !

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amazing book

i read this book in 2 days. amazing and so informative. i loved every second of it and surely will be listening to it again.

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  • Fixed Stars Govern a Life
  • 06-07-18

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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  • Marcia
  • 24-04-18

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
  • 21-06-18

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--
  • 06-06-18

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
  • 23-07-19

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
  • 31-05-19

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.
  • 24-06-19

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
  • 23-07-19

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
  • 07-02-19

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
  • 28-07-18

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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