As an empath or sensitive person, your ability to 'ground' yourself is probably the most beneficial way to cope with your sensitivity.
Here's one of the easiest and most freely available methods of all: EARTHING.
When you touch the ground with your bare skin, an army of antioxidant electrons flow through your body to suck away the stress of constantly perceiving the energy of others.
When an empath is properly 'grounded' in this way, you will receive amazing benefits: better sleep, less pain, more energy, and a calmer nervous system. This research is being spread by Nicholas Perricone, MD, among others.
Also, the Earthing Company makes products that have profound implications for you as an empath or highly sensitive person, especially if you suffer from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, lupus, electrosensitivity, and/or food allergies. My own muscle pain has been reduced by 75% by using their specially fitted sheets so you can be grounded while sleeping. My mother, who used to get two hours of sleep a night, now gets 6-8 hours a night. You can also use special grounding mats under your desk while at work, to help prevent and discharge the energies of others such as negative co-workers.
Visit the Earthing site and learn how you can ground yourself while indoors so that you won't be harmed by other's lower vibe energy.
Michael Smith, Ph.D.