The Empath Academy Is a Real Place

Nat Riley
3 min readNov 6, 2020


Here’s how to enroll.

You’re fast asleep in your bed when you’re awoken by a soft tapping on the window.

You groggily stumble across the room and pull back the curtains.

There, on the windowsill, is a large snowy owl, staring at you with its amber eyes. There’s a letter tied around her leg.

With trembling hands, you open the window, untie the letter, rip open the seal and read the following words:

Dear Compulsive Empath,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been invited to apply at The Empath Academy. Our records indicate that you take on everyone else’s emotions as if they’re your own, you’re completely exhausted by emotional overwhelm, and that you’re heartbroken by the state of the world. We hope you agree: it’s time to make a change. Term begins on 3 January. We await your owl by no later than 15 December.

Yours Sincerely,

The Empath Academy Headmaster

You barely have time to register the words when you hear a pounding on the front door.

You race down the stairs, unlock the deadbolt, and yank the door open.

Standing on your doorstep is a man who is twice the height of a normal man and at least four times as wide.

“Well?” he says gruffly. “I see yeh got yer letter. Yeh ready ter go?”

Before you know it, you’ve been whisked away to a magical place where the empathy that you thought was a curse is transformed into a magical power.

You spend 12 weeks immersed in the magic of being an empath, connecting with other empaths who are just like you, and learning from your compassionate professors who are experts in helping empaths become the healthiest versions of themselves.

You stop being knocked over by the negativity of the world and become an expert at grounding and shielding yourself.

You stop over-giving to others and learn impeccable self care.

You stop getting screwed over by narcissists and release your need for codependency.

You release your inner critic and learn to love yourself completely.

The trauma and grief that you once carried with you every day gets processed and integrated.

Your adrenal fatigue and sensitive stomach are nurtured and repaired with proper nutrition.

Your intuition goes from foggy and uncertain to clear and powerful.

You align with your higher purpose and heal so deeply that you become a healer to others.

And at the end of it all, you’ll have more insight, awareness, and empowerment than you ever thought possible.

What you once thought was your curse has transformed into your superpower.

You are now ready to go out and change the world.

The Empath Academy is a real place, and you’ve stumbled upon it for a reason.

Consider this your owl.

Are you ready to embrace your magic?

The Empath Academy is a 12-week educational program that was designed by two trauma-informed yoga teachers, a grief yoga teacher, a functional medicine doctor, and a licensed social worker. These compassionate, empathic women combined their specialties to give empaths the very best tools to create the healthiest versions of themselves: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

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