Psychics, especially television psychics, are constantly accused of being scammers and deceivers- this is no secret. There is, however, a trick that can tell you who is the real deal and who is just trying to take your money, according to Hollywood medium Tyler Henry. Henry gave Digital Spy an interview where he said:
“No one legitimate will say something that will frighten the person in front of them. That is not the goal of someone truly connected to what I believe to be the source.” “It’s important to have a validating experience [when seeing a psychic]. The information that comes through for me intends to help the person in front of me.
Telling the person something as they will die is not helpful unless they can prevent it,” he added. “A good way to tell if a psychic is authentic is, if they are going to verbalize these things, it should be with the intention of helping the person,” he added. Henry has given about 125 readings on camera as a psychic.
He says all five senses are involved when communicating with the other side, resulting in a sixth sense. The psychic said he never knew he had psychic gifts until he was eleven when he foresaw his grandmother dying. He revealed his premonition to his mom, and the phone rang about five minutes later. It was a phone call advising them that his grandmother had passed away.
Being A Psychic Isn’t An Easy Job
“I would say the nature of what I do can be very overwhelming. Some things revolve around things that are not positive, but I cannot allow fear to dictate my readings. If I did that, I wouldn’t be productive. Ultimately, I look at the long-term goal of communicating messages. Although I’ve seen some traumatic things, delivering messages of comfort and closure allows for a sense of peace.”
Despite having years of experience and being trusted by several very well-known celebrities, he admits he experiences a lot of skepticism. Jersey Shore star JWoww was on his show called Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry, and during filming, she tried to “catch him lying” by giving him an object and lying to him about it having belonged to someone very close to her who had passed away.
“That was quite an experience- she came to me as a complete non-believer,” Tyler says while laughing. “But when the person came through, [I knew] he wasn’t connected to her. I acknowledged that in the reading and said, ‘He isn’t here for you.’ She admitted afterward that she tried to trick me. I don’t love it when that happens, but I understand some people take that mentality. I like to give people life-changing experiences and turn skeptics into believers.”
Tyler fully embraced his psychic abilities at the young age of 16 and began giving readings. He admits that he has encountered several scamming psychics in his field and states that they make it harder for people like him, who have an authentic gift. “This is why I put such an emphasis on validation and make sure people have experiences where they can validate the information coming through; my goal in doing my show is to redefine what a medium is.”