How to be a strong and empowered empath

May 11, 11:30 AM

How can you protect your own energy as an empath, distance yourself from narcissistic people, while managing your own expectations? What is it that you need and how can you provide that for yourself without wishing someone else can do this?

This week's guest has lived experience of the messages she now teaches. Psychotherapist, Keeley Tavner made a choice to release aspects of the life she grew up in - letting go of friends, her job at Ikea, as well as her toxic relationship when she began studying as a mature student while being a single mother.

During an epiphany moment, while watching an episode of Oprah, Keely decided then she wanted to become a different person and better herself and her life. After many years of studying, while also working, she is now sharing her incredible knowledge, experience and insights with other women. 

It was while Keeley was working in the prison service, she had a stark realisation about narcissistic individuals and the toxic relationships they create. From a personal perspective, this helped her in her own relationship but now she helps empathic people to understand how they contribute to unhealthy relationships and helps them take more responsibility, ownership and empowerment from having awareness around their own behaviour and the expectations they are projecting on to others.

In this week's episode, Kate and Keeley cover:

  • conserving and protecting energy if you're an empath
  • being patient with ourselves while in a place of self-discovery
  • chunking down our goals to prevent overwhelm
  • how narcissists can take advantage of an empath energy 
  • looking at our own energy and the expectations we may hold
  • how ego holds you back 
  • making conscious choices around giving and boundaries
  • managing and being aware of our expectations
  • the chasm of change
  • moving on from resentment and anger.

Keeley Taverner is a British-Jamaican psychotherapist that started adulthood as a mother of two working as a cashier at Ikea while feeling trapped in an abusive relationship with a narcissist partner. Raised by her single mother on a London council estate where “schools housed us rather than engineer our minds for success”, she left school with no qualifications, prospects, ambition or self-belief.

Self-help books were solace, and one day, as she sorted through abandoned stock at the checkout, she experienced what her ‘yellow bag’ epiphany when she heard her inner voice speaking to her loud and clear. “Surely you can do better than this, Keeley?” She listened, hard, and step by step, brick by brick, she began rebuilding her life.

From women’s refuge to fighting for a place at a university to coaching prisoners, to running her own practice, Key For Change, Keeley has boldly, passionately and courageously defied the odds -- and now she's on a mission to help others do the same.

Keeley offers life coaching, counseling and psychotherapy to enable you to achieve positive, lasting change and provide you with a confidence toolkit you can rely on for life.

Kate Moryoussef is a Lifestyle & Wellbeing/EFT coach helping overwhelmed yet unfulfilled (many with ADHD like her) mothers find more calm, balance, health, passion, creativity and clarity in their lives. By using Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) in her coaching practice, Kate guides more women to rediscover their inner voice, 'tap' into their expansive potential, fulfill their desires and realise themselves outside of the overwhelm, inner pressure and family dynamic. She is also a mum to four children and hopes to write her own book someday!

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