7 Basic Psychic Self Defense and Energy Protection Techniques

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There are basic techniques a person can learn and practice to protect themselves and their energy from the negativity of others: psychic self-defense.

Protect Yourself From People Who Drain You

I’m sure this topic has been covered many times before. Despite this, it’s always good to have a refresher course. This is especially true considering in our world now more than ever there is so much energy draining and “vampirism” going on.

For those who don’t know, energy vampirism is when a person uses any fear based emotion to emotionally impact us and thereby gain access to our personal energy whereas they are then capable of claiming it as their own. Some of these fear based emotions include intimidation, guilt, embarrassment, pity, anger, and depression.

It becomes important for people that find themselves constantly around energy vampires and their negativity to consistently remind themselves that they are in control of their own energy and where it goes.

That, of course, isn’t always easy and in some cases is much easier said than done. Thankfully, there are many very basic and easy techniques that a person can learn, experiment with, and practice to protect their own energy and themselves from the negativity of others.

Psychic Defense Technique One – White Light

Perhaps the most well known technique in the new age and metaphysical realms is that which involves white light or just light energy. The concept of surrounding ourselves with the white light of eternal love and protection is not really new to many. Still, many have trouble figuring out exactly how to do this. May I suggest the following visualizations:

a) Picture yourself in the center of a light bulb, then imagine it is turned on.
b) While standing under a shower of water (real or imagined), see/feel the water turn into the light.
c) Visualize an angel hovering over you and the light radiating from all around it and around you.

White light is important as being in it raises our own vibrations thus making it less likely that we’ll even encounter those who are choosing to follow the path of a lower vibration (hence negativity). Additionally, it helps to neutralize the negative vibrations that do manage to make their way to our aura.

Psychic Defense Technique Two – Blue Bubble or Blue Shield

Not as well known as the white light technique, the Bubble and Shield technique uses the idea that we can surround ourselves mentally with either a bubble or a shield that will reflect and absorb negativity so that we don’t have to feel the full effects of it. The color blue, associated with the throat chakra, represents will power and when combined with the visualization of the bubble or shield strengthens it.

We can layer the bubble or shield with the white light, so both can be in effect at one time. In truth, in dire situations, all of these methods can be layered to provide additional levels of protection to the psyche and auric energy field.

If you are one of those people that hates being around large crowds because you are so sensitive to energy, this is an important technique which can in essence give your social freedom back to you. Go out to a mall or shopping area where a lot of people are and enter and take note of what it feels like. Exit or excuse yourself to the restroom. Put the blue bubble or shield around yourself before going back. See if you notice a difference.

Going with the idea, one could put a bubble around the person that is being negative too, thereby creating a form of operant conditioning around the individual. When they choose to throw negative energy or use negative emotions to their advantage, this energy can’t escape the bubble and thus they feel the full effects of it. I.E., a person learns that they have to be nice when around you or they get zapped by their own negative energy.

Psychic Defense Technique Three – Physical Body Positions

Crossing your arms and legs can also be very protective. These body positions act to close off the human energy circuits and also protect various chakra (energy) points – depending on where the arms are crossed. The next time you are around someone that seems to be pulling at your energy or spewing a bunch of negativity, sit down calmly, cross your arms and legs, and listen. Their energy won’t be affecting you and eventually they’ll get tired or drained (as they aren’t getting any of your energy and they are using up their own supply) and then just leave you alone for the rest of the day.

Psychic Defense Technique Four – Mirrors

Visualizing mirrors surrounding the self has been used almost as long as the white light and blue energy. The idea here is that your visualization should have the mirrors facing outwards so that energy is reflected away from you. Like the bubble, you can put them around someone else to act as a form of operant conditioning, but this time the mirror’s reflective surface should face inward toward the person you are putting them around.

Psychic Defense Technique Five – Salt

We are speaking of a pure salt here, such as Kosher Salt or Sea Salt. These pure salts absorb negative energy and will ground or take it away from you if you have picked up any. There are many ways to use this technique.

a) Put some salt into a small glass and leave the glass on your work desk or in the room where people are most often found. This will absorb negative vibes. Make sure to flush it and change it out every month or after every fight/argument.

b) Add a sprinkle to some bath water and soak in it. This will pull negativity off and away from you as you soak. Add a touch of baking soda also to revitalize or help regain the lost energy.

c) Dilute some salt into a spray bottle of spring or mineral water. Spray a mist in the air of any room which has been overloaded with negativity or in which recent fights/arguments have occurred. This has the effect of making the environment feel light, pure, and airy again. Many combine this with the burning of sage (often called smudging) to cleanse and clear areas.

Psychic Defense Technique Six – Protection Symbols

Protection symbols come in many forms. It’s the belief in the symbol that will be the most important. However, the symbol itself can act to strengthen the subconscious mind and as a result be an added measure of defense and protection.

Holy symbols tend to be the most popular symbols of protection (cross/crucifix for Catholics/Christians, pentagram for Pagans, cow, Buddha, the list literally could go on) however any symbol can be used as a symbol of protection as long as it is meaningful to you. Thus, don’t make fun of someone who talks about their lucky whatever. It may truly be an important symbol for them and because of their belief and what that symbol invokes; it very well may truly be “lucky” and helpful for them.

Psychic Defense Technique Seven – Prayer and Affirmations

Prayer and affirmations have long been used to build positive energy, amplify other protections, and add layers of defense to the human energy system. In the case of prayer, any prayer which is said immediately following the use of one of these methods will act to strengthen it. In the case of affirmations, affirmations such as “I allow only love around me,” “People adore me,” and “My vibration is stronger and faster each day” can improve your energy and defense techniques. When writing an affirmation, always remember to put it in the present, write it from the first person perspective, and do not include negatives (not, don’t, won’t, can’t, etc) in it.

Likewise, invoking or asking angels for help also falls here. A common conception of the angelic realm is that angels can’t intervene or help humans unless a human has asked and given them permission to do so. The exception being if a person’s life is in danger, then many times that rule can be broken. The point is, always be willing to ask for extra help if you need it. Your angels, guides, and the powers to be will always respond and help out.

There are of course many other techniques. These are only scratching the surface. Please feel free to share your own. Also, be willing to check out the resources of Dion Fortune, Ted Andrews, Christopher Penczak and the many others who have chosen to write about psychic self defense and protection.

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38 thoughts on “7 Basic Psychic Self Defense and Energy Protection Techniques

  1. Christopher Jones

    I’ve started holding my left hand in a hook, a lot of the spiritual warfare is libido draws in disguise, I started holding a hook on my left hand and there was a huge contrast. I’m recently learning aura mancing and energy paths. Holding a left hook excites your energy path on your left arm and you can develop a sense of true energy following through your body. The points in your body they are attacking are intentionally trying to block your energy paths. Once your arm gets heavy and full you can close your hand and feel a massive every blast outward to whomever is latching. Also an immense pain of you slowly lift up your arm like captain Hook and lower it back down you’ll feel the energies go up your leg energy paths once your arms are charged up or flowing energy. Also when you feel someone approaching you can use your right hand hook and your left. This is going to lower their vibration, if that doesn’t work you can charge up your right arm and hook with energy and expel it at the target latching sound if you are connected to it and especially if you familiarize yourself with opening your third eye, they are constantly trying to close your third eye and keep you deaf dumb and blind of your spiritual senses.

  2. Armando Barrera

    Always in a constant and perpetual motion of learning once again I stumbled upon these techniques on your Blog and as I read I see and relate to these techniques as behaviors I am using but never really know how to organize or more properly label them… synchronicity falling into place just at the correct time in my life to say “Another chapter complete”. Now onto the next chapter *wondering to myself* how many days will this chapter last”….. 🙂

  3. lululala

    Make yoursel f -your aura- stronger each night
    Surround the ceiling above your sleeping place with a flickering string of electric cristmas lights of many colors. (The ones made for decorating cristmas trees. ) Favor a LED string of light bulbs with the colors violet and blue in it. Remember to cover your eyes with a dark cloth for a good night sleep.

    1. Colette

      Hi Lululala, was wondering why should one cover their eyes when sleeping? I have genetic dark circles which I thought would never ever disappear until I did a very powerful aura cleansing. The next days the dark circles were gone! Didn’t have the time and energy to repeat that process of aura cleansing and my eyes look very tired again. Always wondered what was the link…

  4. RH

    The thought that the techniques presented above are worthless and they don’t now where they come from are incorrect.
    These techniques have worked for others in the past and that alone depends on whether they are valid or not.
    It depends on your belief system. If white light works for you or hypnosis, that is what matters.

    To arbitrarily dismiss a technique because it does not work for you shows a lack of understanding.

  5. B Matt

    I find that these techniques are put out to keep people from knowing genuine techniques. I write psychic literature and invoke my own abilities and all I can say is that psychic self defense is more based on the properties of psychology and hypnosis. If you want to become psychically shielded from someone you need a lower brainwave range than them. It’s that simple. I don’t know where people get all this other nonsense from. Also, your mood and several other properties depend on how you interpret an event. Instead of learning techniques to alter one’s mood, we’re given visualization techniques that don’t work. Both your mood and brainwave range mean more to your psychic protection than all of the abilities put here combined.

    1. Wanda Woods

      I agree with what you are saying. I’ve visualized for 3 years and saw no change. Lately I’ve studied Swami Nithyanada’s teachings on brain wave ranges and how to push suggestions and stop suggestions. It seems to make sense with a lot of what you are saying. Also, upon reading Yoga Sutras, I found the genuine technique related to visualization. It isn’t found in any other class of psychic developers.

  6. Bill Ward

    Dear Hayden,
    Thank you so much your article has just made my life’s journey so much easier.
    I have been dealing with a energy vampire for a long time now I know how to block
    Her out and keep her out. Thank you again.

  7. Carole

    thanks so much for your psychic protection 7 tips!

    i have a landlady next door with dementia who often knocks and your points are easy and make sense to follow. i like the salt idea too which i will leave inside my front door.

    this morning i was in the loo when she knocked, i opened the door in my pajamas and immediately crossed my arms. was aware of, so uncrossed them to be open ….. ahhhh, you say to do just that. YES of course!

    thank you so much. i basically know them and now will write out.

    HUGE help.
    carole in falmouth cornwall UK

  8. risingphoenix14

    I want to say, I am impressed. This is a very solid list, easy to understand, and pragmatic at heart! Psychic Hayden, well done. A hearty thank you from this seeker!

  9. Danielle

    I believe it is important when doing these protections to be in a positive state of love. When protections are done in a state of fear I find them less effective.

  10. vovo

    avoid energy draining: cover your chackras with that reflective material of dry food bags (the ones that are shiny metallic inside. Wear white clothes, white pajamas. Make your aura stronger: Eat a raw garlic unit a day, or slice one and swallow it.

  11. Amber

    Hayden, this is all information I know already but it is sorta like a the mind is a vast library and I had lent out books and did not put them back where they go.. So thank you so very very much for reminding me! Everything you said there resonated with me 100% : )

    Love & Light!


  12. Robin R

    Have you read any dion fortune. I wonder if it could help. I am being attacked by three men and it is spreading.

  13. ellen

    went to training given by Denise B. and she said she had a brother who at age 3 she noted was “not human”. She saw this by looking in his eyes. She said her family gave him “back to the state” because he was not human. I did not ask her what she wanted the state to do with him: exterminate him because he was not human? or place him in a family with other non-humans? thanks


  14. radhika

    these techniques are indeed very apt and useful. these are the times when one often comes across such situations. i believe they will do wonders.

  15. tbird

    Thanks for this great information, Hayden. I learned about emotional vampires last year, the year I got divorced from one! And being somewhat of an empath, I have felt the negativity of others on jobs and other social situations. Certainly could have used these tips then, and I’ll remember them for the future! You are wise beyond your years.

  16. Quinn ext.5484quinn

    dear hayden,
    thank you so much for all the protective energy – we do indeed live in times where this information is never spoken of enough.
    -quinn ext. 5484


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