As the seasons change and we gradually reemerge from our self-imposed social hibernation, it’s essential to prioritize your well-being and energy. Whether you’re a social butterfly or a fan of cozy gatherings, managing and protecting your energy is vital for maintaining your mental, physical, and spiritual balance. In this blog, we’ll delve into the wisdom of Reiki practitioners to learn how you can safeguard your energy and prevent the dreaded feelings of depletion. Remember, it’s not selfish; it’s self-care.

Understanding the Energetic Exchange

According to Natalie Bernstein Psy.D., a licensed psychologist and Reiki practitioner, every interaction with another person involves an exchange of energy. Humans, like everything on Earth, emit an energetic frequency. These exchanges can be subtle or overwhelming, affecting us on a profound level. Empaths and highly sensitive individuals may experience physical reactions to these exchanges, leaving them feeling drained or anxious. This unconscious exchange can be perplexing, especially if you struggle to differentiate between your energy and others’.

Why Guarding Your Energy Matters

Energy protection isn’t solely about avoiding “bad” energy while seeking “good” energy. It’s about ensuring you have enough reserves to navigate life’s challenges. Think of your energy as a bank account; you must have enough energy to spend and share. Without protection, you risk overdrafting your energy account, leading to burnout.

Protecting your energy is essential for everyone, whether you consider yourself an empath or not. It enables you to engage in energetic exchanges without depleting yourself. The best part? Most energy protection techniques double as self-care practices.

Now, let’s explore some practical ways to guard your energy and thrive in social situations.

  1. Use Others’ Energy as a Guide

Sometimes, energy protection involves not only preserving your energy but also understanding how others’ energies affect you. If you find someone’s negative energy igniting similar emotions in you, consider it a “humble, loving guide.” Use this as an opportunity to explore and heal the matching energy within yourself. Recognize that life is a mirror, reflecting back what you need to address with love and non-judgment.

  1. Set and Maintain Boundaries

Clear boundaries are crucial for protecting your energy. Get in tune with your limits in all aspects of life to prevent overwhelming situations. Whether it means limiting time with negative influences or engaging only when necessary, boundary-setting is a personalized practice. Regularly checking in with yourself helps you identify energy drains and create space for rejuvenation.

  1. Keep a Tourmaline Crystal Close

Crystals have been used for centuries for various purposes, including protecting against negative energies. Tourmaline, a stone associated with the root chakra, is excellent for grounding and shielding against negative energies, including your own. Place it in your pocket or near your front door for added protection.

  1. Allow Yourself Space to Recharge

Recharging is essential. Some people recharge in the presence of others, while others prefer solitude. Regardless of your preference, taking time to rejuvenate is vital. It helps you make decisions from a place of fullness rather than depletion.

  1. Try Visualization Techniques

Visualization is a powerful tool for resetting your energy after encountering others’ vibrations. During a shower, visualize the water washing away collected energy, leaving you whole and protected. This simple practice can help maintain your energy balance.

  1. Calm Your Nervous System

Many people spend their days in a state of fight or flight, which negatively impacts their energy. Stabilizing your nervous system by engaging in grounding practices, meditation, or spending time in nature can help you connect with yourself and resist the influence of negative energies.

  1. Practice Gratitude

In situations where you encounter uncomfortable energy, practicing gratitude can be transformative. This loving energy can shift the atmosphere and protect your own energy. Kindness, love, and appreciation have the power to change the energy in any room.


In a world where energy exchanges are inevitable, it’s crucial to take charge of your energy and protect it. You have the power to set boundaries and employ energy protection practices that allow you to navigate life’s interactions without feeling drained. Remember, prioritizing your energy is an act of self-love, not selfishness. Embrace these practices and embark on a journey toward maintaining your vitality and inner peace.

How I Can Help

If you’re seeking personalized guidance and support in your energy protection journey, look no further. As a Reiki master and practitioner, Abi Beri, based in Ireland, offers one-on-one sessions in various locations, including Dublin, Naas, and Newbridge. Additionally, Abi provides remote sessions accessible from anywhere in Ireland. With Abi’s expertise and dedication, you can embark on a transformative path towards enhancing your energy, finding inner balance, and mastering the art of energy protection. Whether you’re looking for in-person or remote sessions, Abi Beri is here to assist you on your journey to optimal well-being.

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