Have all Empaths Experienced Trauma?

"All Empaths Have Suffered Childhood Trauma or Have They?"

In the Empath community there is a lot of talk and even debate about this blanket statement, I have heard many Empath Coaches state that all empaths have suffered childhood trauma and that is why they are empaths.

You only have to look at the comments in these communities to see that that this isn’t necessarily the whole truth. 

I know from my own personal experience that it isn’t true for me, I didn’t suffer from major childhood trauma, yet I am an Empath and always have been.

So, what is your view or opinion on this?  Do you feel your gift as an Empath came first or did you experience childhood trauma and that caused you to now have the traits of an Empath?

 

 

For me my experience and personal view and guidance on this topic is that I was given this amazing gift as an Empath from God. 

I didn’t suffer any major traumatic experiences as a child, but I do feel my gift of being an empath did make me more susceptible to trauma.

I was talking to my brother just the other day about this, I am 1 of 5 children, the middle child, yes middle child syndrome. 

I have two younger brothers and two older sisters and as we spoke about our childhood, I noticed how he interpreted certain experiences very different to me.

I started to notice that even though we grew up in the same house with the same parents and had similar experiences, we interpreted them very differently. 

It wasn’t like there was anything bad, it could of been something simple like the way in which our dad might look at me and that could be traumatizing to me due to my sensitivity as an empath.

Where as that could happen to my brother and he wouldn’t even notice, it didn’t affect him in any way at all, he would just brush it off. 

So as you can see it was not the trauma that caused me to be sensitive, but my sensitivity that caused me to experience certain events, actions, words, energy as a traumatic event.

Let me be very frank here, I am not saying that you may not have experienced trauma, many of my clients have, unspeakable acts of trauma that no person should ever experience. 

This is just what I have experienced personally and noticed within the empath community.

Trauma is definitely something I see amongst the majority of my clients and 95% of my clients are Empaths, some have experienced as I mentioned unspeakable acts against them, but there are also those that just like me were traumatised due to their sensitive nature.

Either way there is a way home, back to your true self, to heal and release the hurt, pain and trauma. 

You don’t have to keep carrying around that heavy weight, that burden is not yours to carry.

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2 Responses

  1. I am an empath life coach and came across your article while searching the topics of empaths and trauma. I totally agree with you. I am an empath and was born with this gift. I didn’t experience significant trauma as a child, however I did as an adult as the result of domestic violence. I strongly believe I was susceptible to a domestic violence and targeted because I am an empath, but also because I had some childhood wounds that were not healed.

    1. Hi Amanda, I am so sorry to hear what you have experienced. Thank you for sharing your experience as an empath and the work you are doing in supporting empaths. Childhood wounds can definitely put us in a position of being susceptible to bad behaviour, treatment and abuse unfortunately. I am so glad to see your awareness and understanding around why you had this very hard experience. Sending you love xx Nicole

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I am a Holistic Counsellor & Certified Clinical EFT Practitioner.  I share articles to support you in Mind, Body & Soul.  Covering topics such as: Spirituality, Healing & Empowerment.

I also work with clients privately on the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia and online utilising EFT Tapping to support them on their healing journey.

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