Emotional Well-being of an “Empath”

In my one-on-one coaching last week, I discovered an underlying belief about being an empath – taking on other people’s emotions as my own. As a result of that discussion, I am questioning that belief and looking for another way forward. I think I may be avoiding hearing about other people’s problems because I don’t feel confident I can keep my emotions separate from theirs. It’s even gotten to the point of feeling irritated or repulsed when listening to coaching calls. As coaches, you must learn how to hold space for others while maintaining your own emotional wellbeing; do you have any advice for developing this skill?