Get Your Free Audiobook

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
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)
Non-member price: $29.24
After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's 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

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    35
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    29
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    29
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing Book!!! Best Self Help Book Ever!!!

This book is fantastic. It is completly new age and I wish it was in my hands 10 years ago. But now must be the right time for it to manifest in this world. Thank you Dr. Christiane for your bravery and courage in writing this. The world is brighter for this wonderful, light bringing, relevant text. Peace.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic must read

A fantastic read that needs to be taken in and heard - thank you for an eye opening book!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great audio great story great content

I will listen to this again as I thoroughly enjoyed the content in this book. the author really new her stuff and I look forward to listening to other audios from the author.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Marcia
  • 24-04-2018

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.

20 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • CJ
  • 21-06-2018

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😘

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Fixed Stars Govern a Life
  • 06-07-2018

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.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jen Swift--
  • 06-06-2018

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephanie Kula
  • 28-07-2018

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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Catherine
  • 08-05-2018

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.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • M
  • 21-04-2018

Great Book!

This book will definitely change your life...if you are willing to go deep inside yourself.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Debra Tucker
  • 23-04-2018

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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Hermes
  • 31-08-2018

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!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Justin
  • 06-08-2018

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Carolyn Gibson
  • 05-05-2018

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. 😀

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • joanne
  • 30-09-2018

great informative book

really informative book. easy to understand with many varied examples of toxic people including family members.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-2019

Essential reading for empaths and HSPs

At the ripe old age of 40, life is now starting to make sense. This is like reading my life story. I always felt “different”. Always taking on others feelings and feeling the grief/sadness/shame for the collective. All of which very tricky to articulate until reading this book. I also have a long history with personality disordered people. This lead to adverse mental and physical health problems.

Thank you Dr Christiane Northrup for your gift. I am indeed ready to shine my light 🙏🏼

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • RedRev
  • 29-09-2018

Awesome - a must read!!

Dr Northrup's books are excellent. Energy vampires abound in their droves. This book provides an excellent explanation and superb guidance on how to disentangle oneself from energy vampires. Great ideas and exercises affording one the opportunity to surge forward enveloped by light. A fantastic read/listen. Thank you Dr Northrup for your insight and guidance, you're a precious spark, flame and torch!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • madeleine
  • 27-09-2018

Loved it.

Brilliant and full of information. Re listened to over and over as there is a lot of advice and it's hard to take in all of the guidance at once. All of the information is spot on.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • G M Tucker
  • 10-09-2018

Essential for Empaths

If you are a kind person and tend to want to help those who need help then you may become a victim of these very manipulative people.
Rather than end up wasting your love and resources on these people who are perfectly capable of looking after themselves, read this highly accurate book that removes the brain washing they have cleverly embedded in your consciousness.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Julian Macintyre
  • 15-08-2018

An interesting and insightful view into damaging & draining relationships

Having struggled significantly, with coming to terms with controlling relationships, I found this book a great help. The only slight criticism, I would give is it's very female orientated and portrays the male as the perpetrator, which certainly isn't always the case. I particularly found the parts about secondary ptsd/inherited traumas, particularly interesting, as it's something i've long believed.

This book has helped me start to come to terms, with what I need to do, to live the live I want to live and to identify the people I can no longer have in it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sammygirl
  • 12-01-2019

Fantasti!! Fantastic! Fantastic!!

Am only on chapter 5 and I need to review it b4 I even get to the end as its just mind blowing to say the least ❤️❤️ I get every word and every word jis me or my partner or so called friends! 😭 It's so strange as I brought this book a while aga but did not get round to listen to it until now but that was meant to be as a human vampire has attached him self to me and had hurt and left me weak and alone by just one min phone call. I've been with him near to five years and all what she tells you about what they do etc is him all over and sadly it's all the people around me wow my eyes have opened now and am not going to rurn my back on it again and always give him a chance or say to my seld it's me that's the problem.. Like it's said in the book they use what's hurt you in your past and sadly that's a fact I really thought I was on the mark as a few years back a massive bloke who got an healthy crush on me beat me up and even his girlfriend watched 4 a while and my poor son could do nothing to help me the poor boy so after that my trust has been not something I have with any body but wow the bloke am with right now plays on that and once I had a episode and I fitted while I was in bed and as I started coming around I felt him on top of me (I shall say no more as am sure u can fill in the blanks) and after he had finished he rolled me over like a piece of meat but a day later I told him I new what he did he turned it around back on me with a bigh voice shouting "I RAPED YOU THEN IS THAT WJST YOUR SAYING". AND SOME how I found myself saying a sorry so this book means the world to me as now I no am not mad like he and others have told me it's them. God bless you 4 writing this book xx blessed be x I hope its OK to write a review like this if I have to edit it let me know via this or at pinkhair@usa.com many thanks

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Claire Koehl
  • 06-09-2018

loved it!

Thank you for helping me feel I'm not alone & for renewing my strength & focus.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • MISS P M GRAFFIN
  • 03-09-2018

life changing

everything makes sense now. truly inspired. i feel me again im healed no more energy vampires