People are increasingly aware of the need to protect their energies, this is especially needed at this time as so many of us are developing spiritually. You can read more in my article Psychic Protection. If you’d like to research the subject there are a wealth of good books about psychic defence.
By intuitively applying what feels right for you it is possible to build a strong personalised system for any eventuality. You can have a light method you use for every day, one for scary situations, another for dealing with energy vampires and so on. You’ll probably feel a need to swap methods for different eventualities. After all if everyone was relying on just one method it would be very easy for anyone with malevolent intent to crack… a bit like a safe set for 1,2,3,4!
Here are some of the books that I have found helpful over the years:
The Art of Psychic Protection by Judy Hall is a very good introduction to this area. Hall’s advice is sound and many of the techniques are simple but powerful. This one would be my first recommendation if someone felt they needed to bolster their psychic defences, but wasn’t particularly used to working with energy, as she is clear in her instructions and you do not need prior experience or any particular belief system to try most of these exercises.
Judy's more recent book Good Vibrations is helpful, with emphasis on taking responsibility for the vibes you put out. In other words if you have put a lot of negativity into the world, intentionally or unintentionally, then you can't grumble when a dose of it comes right back at you. This is often the problem for individuals, although my husband and I also see people that really are attracting undesirable attention from being so light and bright.
For those a little more conversant with energy work I can heartily recommend The Psychic Shield by Caitlin Matthews. This is a solid piece of work containing a plenty of good advice for maintaining the integrity of your energy field under all sorts of circumstances. Caitlin largely works from a Shamanic perspective & guides you through many methods of calling on help. She is strong on self-responsibility too. Don’t expect to get let off the hook in this book!
Psychic Self-Defense by Dion Fortune is the classic work in this area. It is certainly one of the first published and despite being over 70 years old now it is still highly relevant to all those who are working in the field of healing, clairvoyance or other areas requiring psychic awareness. This is a fascinating, slightly scary read and though sometimes archaic in language at times it contains information that you would be unlikely to find elsewhere. She writes very much from first hand experience, much of which tallies with cases I have come across & I found myself feeling that she & I would understand each other and get on seriously well!
If you have tried using the methods suggested in self help books and are still having problems with psychic intrusion or attack then you may be advised to look for specialist support. My husband Steve runs Entity Removal here in the UK and if you can't find someone local to help he can work at any distance.