What is an Empath and Hyper-Empathy?

Ever since I can remember I have been able to feel the feelings of others. Not just the superficial emotions but every layer of consciousness – superficial emotions and beliefs, sub-conscious, even to the unconscious and the soul. This is now referred to as ‘hyper-empathy‘.

In university I discovered that most other people could not do this, I was very surprised. Over the years thousands of people have asked me to look deeply inside them and to let them know what I see and feel in them. I suppose I am being a mirror that reflects back to them everything they feel and everything they are to the very depths of their soul. I found that I can do this even if the person is not present or even still physically alive. I have done this in psychotherapy sessions, clinical settings, board rooms, court rooms and offices. I can do this with individuals and groups. I have even been able to use this ability to accurately predict reactions to new products and political candidates. I do not consider this strange or unusual. To me it is quite normal and it is strange and unusual that everyone else cannot do it as well or that they do not know themselves this way and even need a mirror. The challenge for me is to be able to discern between the feelings of others and the feelings in my body and mind. For a very long time I was not able to discern the difference. Now I am able to discern quite clearly.

Hyper-empathy has been a gift and a curse over the years but now I consider it a great gift and one that I am thankful is helpful for others. I would not want to be without it.

I have worked with people from all over the world and who speak many different languages. I have found that the language of the unconscious and of the deep inner self is comprised of imagery, metaphors and feelings, not human language. It makes it possible for me to understand and to communicate in this language no matter what tongue the individual I am speaking with communicates in. Of course, bringing this information to the surface and expressing it to my client requires that we both are able to communicate in a particular human language so sometimes an interpreter is required because the number of languages I speak is limited to 4. In a way, I serve as an interpreter for the individual’s mind and True Self. To accomplish this I must not let any of my personal filters get in the way of the communication. I have learned to do this over the years.

If you would like to know more about hyper-empathy and how I can be of benefit to you let me know. You can contact me here.

Jon Shore emp;ath