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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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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.

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So insightful! Induces strength for empaths

Thank you for an insightful and strength inducing book! As an empath I have been caught in psychic vampires’ hold many times. This book validated my experiences, I wish it existed when I was 20 years old! I love Dr Northrup’s no-nonsense, educated, and forward approach. Thank you for calling it for what it is and for giving strategies to over come the challenges that vampires bring.

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A guide to good triumphing over bad.

This is the best life awareness book I have listened to.

The title is miss leading as this book is far more than that, it is about thriving & changing our world through being that.

This book will motivate you to stop arseholes from ruling the world.

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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.

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Always brilliant!

Thank you for this beautiful book

I absolutely love Dr Northrup
So relatable and insightful.
You have changed my life with your books. You have helped me get through.
Huge gratitude 🙏

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Fantastic must read

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

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good book but very sexist

author assumes men are the majority of energy vampires..I would disagree as the best vampires go undetected and worse yet some women's behaviors are increasingly accepted by a society unconsciously obsessed with protecting the eggs

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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😘

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  • 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.

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  • Vicki Olsen
  • 23-07-2019

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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  • Azizi
  • 23-07-2019

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
  • 31-05-2019

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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  • Shelly Reed
  • 07-02-2019

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
  • 28-07-2018

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.

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  • 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.

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  • Katie Hayes
  • 11-03-2019

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-03-2019

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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  • 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. 😀

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  • Catherine Neary
  • 07-03-2019

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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  • James
  • 21-03-2019

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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  • Ellen Coleman
  • 24-02-2019

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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  • Ms. Bhavna Raithatha, Counsellor
  • 05-04-2019

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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  • Chris Christo
  • 18-03-2019

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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  • joanne
  • 30-09-2018

great informative book

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

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  • Zara
  • 14-06-2018

Upsetting and Narcissistic

This book is supposed to be about how empaths can dodge energy vampires, but I wasn’t expecting it to generalise and demonise everyone with a cluster B mental health disorder, including BPD. The world is not as black and white as this book makes out, and the author is so arrogant, it makes me wonder if she is in fact a narcissist / vampire which she is supposed to be writing about.

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