An Empath's Guide To Stop Being A People Pleaser with Kristen Schwartz


August 26th, 2021

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About this episode​

Navigating the world as an empath & highly sensitive person has its challenges. Empaths often have a natural tendency to go out of their way to please those around them. But Is putting the needs of others above your own sabotaging your wellbeing?


In this episode, we discuss how empaths and highly sensitive people can thrive in their identity and feel empowered by setting healthy boundaries and overcoming people-pleasing behaviour by learning to say no. Kristen shares her techniques and expert insight into how empaths and HSPs can take control of their emotional well being.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How to cope with feeling emotionally overwhelmed (07.41)

  • Kristens tips for setting healthy boundaries to protect your energy (10.40)

  • The journey to fully accepting yourself as a highly sensitive empath (13.45)

  • Letting go of the need to please everyone - You don’t have to change who you are to be accepted! (17.16)

  • What Kristen did to heal her emotional self (21.04) 

  • Taking steps to overcome people pleasing behaviour (25.12)

  • How to communicate your needs to others without feeling guilty (28.37)

  • Saying the empowered NO. Tips on standing your ground with others (32.05)

  • Cultivating joy! Ways to enjoy and embody your sensitive nature (34.22)

  • The difference between Internal and external awareness: Kristens shares a key insight from her book  (39.12)

  • Tips on ending a toxic codependent people pleasing relationship (42.38)

Show Notes

Podcast Theme Music by Justin Cullen (@frankensteinbolts)

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Kristen Schwartz, MA, is a writer, entrepreneur, attuned empathic healer, and certified trauma recovery, coach. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Counseling.


In 2016 fueled by passion and recognizing the need for Empaths and Highly Sensitive People to realize their potential, Kristen became the founder of Realized Empath. Within this wellness community, Empaths unite for support, inspiration, and healing.


Kristen is the author of The Healed Empath, The Highly Sensitive Person’s Guide to Transforming Trauma and Anxiety, Trusting Your Intuition, and Moving from Overwhelm to Empowerment.

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Kristen Schwartz

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