7 Psychic Protection Methods That are Easy and Effective

Psychic protection is another way to say that you feel spiritually safe and secure.

It also means that you don’t have the feeling of being “drained” when you are around others (which is super important, especially if you’re a sensitive soul or an empath.)

I receive a lot of email from people who want to strengthen their intuitive or mediumship gifts, but are afraid.

But it’s so important to feel secure during your spiritual awakening journey.

So, let’s have a chat and get happy.

You’ll see that psychic self-defense is within your reach with these simple and practical techniques!

7 psychic protection ideas that are easy and practical

Why You Need Psychic Protection

Psychic protection is about one person: you. 

Intuitive people and mediums are sensitive to energy. And if you’re an empath or clairsentient, you are extra sensitive to energy.

I’m talking about sensitive with a capital “S” — as in, it’s hard to watch the news without crying (like, other people’s stuff affects you A LOT).

As a sensitive soul, healer, clairvoyant, etc. you have an abundance of spiritual gifts, and although these gifts are beautiful, your sensitivity can leave you feeling ungrounded or ‘drained’.

But when you feel spiritually safe and secure, the energy of others (including energy vampires) won’t affect you as much.

In other words:

Psychic protection is about keeping your energy (aura) healthy so you can stay grounded, and live your best intuitive life.

Psychic self defense is something you do so that the energies of others don’t affect you.

Don’t worry, I’ll teach you some easy and effective techniques to guard your energy.

First though, let’s talk a little bit more about what psychic protection is — and is not.

What is Psychic Self Defense?

Did you ever notice that after being around people, or doing exercises to strengthen your intuition, you feel so tired that you want to curl up in your bed and sleep for hours?

This energy drain can make you feel:

  • Tired
  • Overwhelmed
  • Anxious
  • Irritable
  • Shaky
  • Lightheaded
  • Spacey
  • Disconnected from your body

Psychic protection helps you avoid these feelings.

It’s a way of grounding and centering yourself so that you don’t get drained by your empathic or intuitive gifts, or by working with energy.

What Psychic Self Defense is Not

Psychic self defense is not about protecting yourself from evil spirits or ghosts.

Rather, it means that:

  • You can give a reading and not feel drained afterwards.
  • When your best friend calls you to complain about her sister (again), you aren’t exhausted when you get off the phone.
  • Energy vampires don’t have an affect on you. (We’ll talk more about this later, too.)

If your intent is to give readings to help empower people, or reconnect them with a loved one in heaven, you have nothing to worry about. With this loving intention, you won’t encounter anything scary.

Now that you’re super informed, let me teach you my top psychic protection techniques!

6 Psychic Protection Methods

1. Get to Know Aura Colors

Understanding aura colors is a wonderful tool to have in your psychic protection toolbox. Plus, learning to work with aura colors is super good for your energy — and very relaxing!

Here’s my favorite aura exercise for psychic protection:

  • Set aside 10-15 minutes, and tune into your heart. Now, think about how you want to feel. Healthy? Strong? Energetic?
  • The aura color red is a symbol of physical strength and power.
  • Armed with this knowledge, imagine yourself surrounded by ruby-red light.
  • Sense the strength and power of the red energy, allowing your mind and body to feel strong and vibrant again. Breathe and envision this energy moving through the neural pathways in your body, enveloping your aura.
  • Feel at peace with your soul. You’ll be sending thoughts of true and right consciousness down to your body and feeling the protection.


To protect your emotions before heading out, imagine yourself being wrapped in blue. People with high vibrations have deep royal blue auras. They feel aligned and balanced spiritually, physically and emotionally.

Read: How Your Chakras and Aura Work Together

2. Meditation and Grounding for Psychic Protection

You may think that I recommend meditation for everything — and you’d be right.

Meditation is essential to clear your mind and connect with your Higher Self. It’s also a time of solitude and of going inward, and it’s awesome for centering and grounding.

  • Sit or stand with your feet firmly planted on the earth. Face your palms upward in a position to receive.
  • Now, imagine that the bottoms of your feet are growing roots like a tree. Envision them growing deep into the earth, becoming one with Her.
  • Breathe gently and deeply several times. Unify yourself with the ideas of safety and protection. Take as long as you’d like until you feel grounded.

Tip: Bonus points if you can do this grounding exercise outside where your feet can touch the earth!

Once you’re grounded, entertain grateful and positive thoughts.

Simple, yet effective psychic self defense!

3. Understand Darkness and Light

One of  my favorite psychic protection methods is remembering that darkness means the absence of Light.

You’re a loving, heart-centered person. So, if something or someone feels dark, shine a light in there.

The light you shine is the light of truth, of goodness, of the true nature of mankind.

  • Kindness and compassion lie on the other side of bullying.
  • Consideration and honesty lie on the other side of manipulation.

To protect yourself against dark thoughts and places, go directly to the opposite thought and hold it in your heart.

Each day, take a few minutes to focus on your heart chakra. I cannot stress enough how life changing this simple psychic self-defense technique is.

Soon, negativity will affect you less, your energy will elevate, and you’ll feel protected psychically.

Tip: If you give an intuitive reading to someone who has a negative attitude, shine your light on them. Look below the surface; look at them on the soul level and see the truth.

With these kinds of thoughts in your mind, your aura will feel protected.

4. Crystals, Stones, Smudging and Candles

For me personally, I feel that the most powerful psychic protection tool I have is my mind. My positive thoughts definitely make me feel more secure than anything else.

Crystals, candles and sage can boost your psychic self defense!

I’m a crystal-lover and also love sage spray! (affiliate link)

Sage spray is easier than burning a sage stick, plus, you can keep a bottle in your bedroom, living room or car.

I adore this stuff and it smells incredible!

Crystals for Psychic Protection

Smoky Quartz, Jasper or Black or Blue Kyanite are all great crystals for grounding.

You can carry one in your pocket or make jewelry out of it. It’s easy to make earrings, necklaces and bracelets by getting some crystals, then visiting a craft store.

Tip: The laws of the Universe will back you up. If in your heart, you feel a certain crystal will help with psychic protection, then that may be a wonderful tool for you. Don’t overthink it, just get one that you like.

5. Take a Salt Bath

Salts contain lots of natural healing properties and water is cleansing, so you can’t go wrong with a salt bath as part of your psychic self defense arsenal. Plus, it smells divine!

You can use Hawaiian salt, sea salt or Himalayan salt (which I adore).

  • Pour a cup of salts into warm bathwater
  • Lay back and soak for 20-30 minutes. Voila!

Tip:  No tub or time? Use an all-natural salt scrub in the shower.

6. Your Psychic Protection Shield: White Light

Imagine surrounding yourself with a gorgeous white light.

Don’t just cover your body though, extend the light out about several feet around your body to protect your aura.

White light helps protect you from energy-drain.

It’s also a wonderful tool because it represents the purest and strongest attributes of the soul (it’s been called the ‘soul’s armor’).

Each morning, imagine being surrounded in a white opaque light that’s impenetrable. When you put up this psychic shield, nothing and no one can get through to you.

And, if you feel an energy overload coming on, surround yourself with white light.

You can surround your loved ones, your home, and your pets, too!

7. The Ultimate Psychic Protection

Living a heart-centered life with a high energetic vibration is the best psychic protection you can get!

The happier you are, the higher your vibe will be, and the stronger your aura will be — and the less energy vampires will affect you!

What’s the best way to raise your vibration?

Basically, doing anything that you feel passionate about, that relaxes you, or brings you joy will raise your vibration.

So, get out the needlework, take a joy ride, or hop on the phone with your bestie.

You can also:

  • Take time for yourself each day
  • Follow your heart
  • Be kind and spread love
  • Take that class you’ve been wanting to take
  • Leave the dishes in the sink and play with your dog instead
  • Practice raising your vibration by meditating, listening to music, or going for walks in nature
  • Remember that we’re all spiritual beings

Keeping your vibe high will give you a sense of positivity and make you feel less vulnerable — it’s natural defense for your aura!

Tip for Dealing With Psychic Vampires

Psychic vampires can be anybody — our friends, neighbors, family members or clients.

They’re not out to suck our blood like Dracula; in fact, they are usually doing their best, but can be negative or communicate in a way that seems harsh or quarrelsome.

It’s important to be aware of those in our lives who drain us, without blame.

They are dealing with their own “stuff” and when we use our psychic self-defense strategies, we can still enjoy their company and not feel stressed out.

Plus, once you have a nice, strong aura, your positive vibes will rub off on them!

Imagine Surrounding Energy Vampires With Pink Light

I’ve used this method with great results, especially with those energy vampires that I can’t avoid.

When I’m starting to feel drained by someone’s negative attitude, I imagine showering them with a warm, pink light of love.

This keeps me calm and I don’t get drained.

I’ve got plenty more tips for dealing with the psychic vampires in your life.


As you can see, psychic self defense is easy.

The more you practice these techniques, the more they will become second-nature. Wishing you lots of love on your journey!

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