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The Empath's Survival Guide by Dr. Judith Orloff

Advice for Intuitive Empaths: Tips for Expunging Negative Energy

According to psychiatrist Dr. Judith Orloff, there is an epidemic of low energy and exhaustion felt by intuitive empaths.

An intuitive empath is an individual who is highly sensitive and tunes in extra-strength to the emotions of others. As a result, it’s easy to become overly engaged or overwhelmed.

Dr. Orloff is often asked for advice on how people can stop absorbing the negative energy of other people. She’s developed a short checklist of self-love and mindfulness techniques she readily encourages empaths to employ.

Signs of an Intuitive Empath

Woman on BeachA few questions to ask yourself when determining whether or not you are an empath include:

  • Have you been labeled “highly sensitive” by family and friends over the course of your life?
  • Do you prefer to recharge your energy levels by yourself rather than with others?
  • are you sensitive to smells, excessive talking, or loud sounds?
  • do you prefer to drive yourself to ensure you have a means of leaving quickly if you feel necessary?

Dr. Orloff, an empath herself, recognizes the derogatory context of being labeled “highly sensitive,” but ensures that being an empath is a positive thing. While an influx of negative emotions from others can leave an empath feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, being surrounded by positive energy and feelings boosts the peace and love felt by an empath. What’s needed is a guide for empath’s to protect themselves from the negative energy of “energy vampires.”

How an Empath Can Protect His/Her Energy

There are three basic but fundamental things an empath can do to protect his or herself from negative energy. They are:

  • practicing breathing techniques to breathe out negative energy from overly stimulating or less sensitive people;
  • practicing meditation by sitting quietly for three minutes and centering one’s self and pushing negative energy out of the system; and
  • setting firm but kind boundaries with people to avoid being “walked on” by others or left feeling overwhelmed.

Dr. Orloff assures empaths that by following these simple self-love and mindfulness techniques, the preservation of positive energy can be had.

Psychiatrist & Empath Dr. Judith Orloff

Dr. OrloffAuthor of several bestselling books—including Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life (Three Rivers Press), Guide to Intuitive Healing: 5 Steps to Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Wellness (Three Rivers Press), Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear into Vibrance, Strength, and Love (Three Rivers Press), and Second Sight: An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Extraordinary Story and Shows You How To Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom (Three Rivers Press)—Dr. Orloff also blogs for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. She is a well-respected psychiatrist who blends the fields of intuition and energy medicine with modern psychiatry in order to have a more holistic perspective to one’s wellbeing.

As a strong advocate for the interconnection between physical, emotional, and spiritual health, Dr. Orloff offers a free newsletter called Emotional Freedom & Intuition through her website [drjudithorloff.com]. Her wisdom on intuition and emotional health can also be experienced through her YouTube channel.

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The Highly Sensitive Person

Understanding The Highly Sensitive Person

People with the trait of high sensitivity are often labeled shy, neurotic, or introverted.

This sensitivity is innate and not learned: biologists have recognized the differences in the way sensory data is processed.

Leading psychologist Dr. Elaine Aron is noted in the field of studying high sensitivity. She has written several books on the topic, explaining this common trait.

About Dr. Elaine Aron

Dr. Elaine Aron has a Ph.D. in clinical depth psychology. She and her husband, Dr. Arthur Aron, are field leaders in the study of psychology and relationships and have pioneered the study of sensitivity and love using functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI).

In 1991, Dr. Aron started her research of Sensory-Processing Sensitivity. She has written several books on highly sensitive persons (HSP) so that people with this trait can understand more about it. The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You (Broadway Books) offers an introduction and an overview of this trait. Dr. Aron followed up with The Highly Sensitive Person’s Workbook (Three Rivers Press) as a user-guide for HSP to care for themselves in everyday life.

What Does “Highly Sensitive” Mean?

The highly sensitive person is not “weird.” In fact, between 15 and 20% of the population has this trait. It is ingrained and instinctive: high sensitivity is found in most animals and biologists believe it is a form of survival strategy.

Dr. Aron describes this trait as a “preference to process information more deeply.” An HSP notices more than other people because their brain processes and reflects on stimuli more intensely. She has studied HSP brains and non-HSP brains using FMRI technology. The perception centers of HSP’s brains light up more than those of a non-HSP.

As a result of this inherent processing, things feel chaotic and intense, and a HSP often feels overwhelmed. This overstimulation leads to a HSP feeling tired and may lead to he or she “falling apart” during times. Dr. Aron suggests that the HSP take more downtime for themselves, including daily periods to let the mind wander and rejuvenate, and weekly and yearly breaks to recuperate from life’s overstimulation.

The HSP is Not Shy

Being labeled shy is common for the HSP. Dr. Aron notes that shyness is a learned trait rather than innate. They are also frequently labeled as introverts, when according to her research 30% of HSP are extroverts. Other common words used to describe HSP include inhibited, fearful, or neurotic.

The HSP will take his or her time in new situations or relationships. While they tend to make good decisions, it often takes them a while and can seem like a struggle. Dr. Aron wrote The Highly Sensitive Person in Love: Understanding and Managing Relationships When the World Overwhelms You (Three Rivers Press) to explore how HSP and non-HSP can develop and maintain relationships and what they can learn from each other.

The Highly Sensitive Child

Throughout her research, Dr. Aron has heard from many adult HSP about the difficulties faced in childhood: from being bullied to having parents who didn’t understand why they were so “sensitive.” Dr. Aron stresses the importance of parents with highly sensitive children in understanding different child rearing and temperament techniques to ensure a valuable childhood is experienced.

Her best-selling book, The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them (Three Rivers Press) for parents to develop a childhood from which highly sensitive children will flourish.

Dr. Aron features a self-test on her website [www.hsperson.com] and a checklist for parents to use when determining whether or not their children are HSP. She also publishes a quarterly newsletter called The Comfort Zone, which features articles and resources on all sorts of HSP related topics.

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The Highly Sensitive Person

Emotional Freedom Practice Audio Program

Audio Guide for Mastering Negative Emotions & Achieving Inner Balance

The way in which we respond to events is what determines our experiences, both positive and negative. But sometimes our negative emotions overwhelm everything else.

In the audio program Emotional Freedom Practices: How to Transform Difficult Emotions into Positive Energy (Sounds True) by Dr. Judith Orloff, listeners learn how to overcome the negativity of powerful emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, inadequacy, loneliness, jealousy, and more.

Dr. Orloff offers several discussions on emotions, how they affect our well-being, and tips and techniques for becoming masters of our feelings.

Author & Psychiatrist Dr. Orloff

Author Dr. Judith OrloffDr. Judith Orloff is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA. She is considered one of the leading voices in several healing fields, including medicine, psychiatry, and intuitive development.

Dr. Orloff’s teachings have been featured on CNN, PBS, and NPR, as well as in USA Today, The Oprah Magazine, and Self. As the creator of YouTube’s Intuition and Emotional Freedom Channel, Dr. Orloff is the author of several books, including Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life.

Wisdom & Guidance in Audio Program

Emotional Freedom Practices: How to Transform Difficult Emotions into Positive Energy is the 2 CD audio program developed by Dr. Orloff following the successful release of her bestselling book Emotional Freedom. Based on biology, psychology, and intuitive medicine, Dr. Orloff teaches listeners how to not let negativity bring them down, constructive reactions to overwhelming experiences, and how to control every situation.

Emotional Freedom Practices includes:

  • self-care techniques and exercise;
  • discussions on emotions and where they come from; and
  • specific healing meditations that are designed to help listeners transform feelings of fear, disappointment, and anger into courage, patience, and compassion.

Stop Feeling Overwhelmed

Emotional Freedom Practice Audio ProgramDr. Orloff guides listeners with her wisdom with the intention of giving people the joy of achieving balance with their emotions. This self-help program has assisted thousands of people with the realization of their own ability to achieve emotional well-being.

Listeners will discover their innate ability to achieve a high quality of life, one filled with peace, serenity, and the ability to handle stress and other overwhelming emotions. Emotional Freedom Practices is for people wanting to build on their energy power center, giving them true emotional freedom in every of life’s situations.

For more information, please click > Emotional Freedom Practices: How to Transform Difficult Emotions into Positive Energy by Dr. Judith Orloff

Thomas Campbell's Book My Big TOE

My Big TOE: Enlightening Book Offers Model of Reality

Why are we here? What is our purpose? How can our own inner peace affect the peace of the world? These few questions ask a lot from the universe, and in a new book answers derived from years of research and reflection are given.

My Big TOE (Lightening Strike Books) is written by physicist Thomas Campbell. Delving deep into the scientific realm as well as areas of consciousness and spirituality, this book is filled front to back with Campbell’s unique, clear-cut model of reality.

Whether or not readers have a scientific background, they will be able to absorb Campbell’s ideas and learn to personalize his model in their own quest for higher consciousness.

About Thomas Campbell

Author and Physicist Thomas CampbellIn the 1970s, nuclear physicist Thomas Campbell had a curiosity in the subjective and objective minds, which led him into the scientific study of researching altered states of consciousness. While also working as a physicist developing US missile defense systems, Campbell helped develop technology used to create altered states in order to explore more deeply one’s consciousness.

Using his research and his first-hand experiences with reality and psychic phenomena, Campbell wrote My Big TOE to represent his findings on the human existence. My Big TOE is based on 30 years of scientific research and metaphysical perspectives.

My Big TOE: A Model of Reality

Readers will discover in this enlightening book a presentation of reality based on science, philosophy, the human mind, paranormal, and more. Merging mind, body, and spirit with sound scientific theory, Campbell’s My Big TOE is a revolutionary book written for people curious about the nature of reality, whether a scientist or not.

TOE is an acronym for the scientific community’s Theory Of Everything, from “life, purpose, personal significance, physics, evolution, and the reason why.” My Big TOE describes the human experience scientifically and beyond, by discussing each person’s unique and innate abilities. This gives readers appreciation for their potential both in the physical and spiritual worlds.

Theory of Everything Explores . . . Everything

Thomas Campbell's Book My Big TOECampbell writes analytically yet understandably for the average reader, and even offers humor throughout the book. My Big TOE covers a lot of material and explores several questions, some being:

  • the purpose of physical and nonphysical existence: why are we here?
  • is our understanding of reality blurred by our culture and belief systems?
  • how collective peace can be achieved by improvements in ourselves
  • the possibilities of traveling back through time or towards the future
  • how meditation can help improve your understanding of reality by becoming more familiar with your five senses
  • are spirituality, consciousness, love, and paranormal phenomena interconnected?

The model of reality presented in My Big TOE can be incorporated by readers as they begin their own individual journeys toward higher consciousness.

To start your journey, please click > My Big TOE: The Complete Trilogy by Thomas Campbell

Emotional Freedom by Dr. Judy Orloff

Guide to Emotional Health: Insights & Strategies in Transformative Self-Help Book

We are perceptive and intuitive beings who hold the power to transform and heal ourselves.

This is what Dr. Judith Orloff asserts in her psychiatric practice. Our spiritual health is a major component to our overall wellbeing.

In her book Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life (Three Rivers Press) Dr. Orloff uses her personal and professional experience to provide insights on how to achieve a healthy emotional state, leading to greater mind, body, and spiritual health.

Spiritual Psychiatry

Dr. Judy OrloffFor more than two decades, Dr. Judith Orloff has worked with people on their emotional health. As Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, Dr. Orloff integrates traditional medicine, intuition, and spirituality into her healing approaches to mind/body health and wellness. Her goal is to help people achieve inner peace by transforming negative emotions into positive ones.

Dr. Orloff has authored several books, including Second Sight: An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Extraordinary Story and Shows You How To Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom (Three Rivers Press), Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear into Vibrance, Strength, and Love (Three Rivers Press), and Guide to Intuitive Healing: 5 Steps to Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Wellness (Three Rivers Press).

Guide to Help Empower Yourself

Emotional Freedom is a book written with humor and understanding, designed to engage and educate readers in the intricate relationship between body, mind, and spiritual health. Emotional freedom happens when stress has been mastered, there is control over emotions, and life is approached positively rather than with negativity. Dr. Orloff uses her wisdom to teach readers how to deal constructively with life and take control again.

Drawing from several fields, including neuroscience, intuitive medicine, psychology, and energy medicine, Dr. Orloff incorporates several case studies into her discussions, and offers endless strategies on ways to pinpoint negative emotions and flip them into feelings of empowerment.

The book also includes:

  • methods on identifying one’s emotional type (intellectual, empathic, rock, or gusher);
  • discussions on the importance of tapping into the power of dreams;
  • an exploration on the power of one’s intuition;
  • a “survival guide” on dealing constructively with those who are emotionally draining; and
  • strategies on how to face specific negative emotions (such as fear, frustration, disappointment, loneliness, anxiety, depression, envy, or anger) and replacing them with more positive emotional transformations.

Self-Healing Action Plan

Emotional Freedom by Dr. Judy OrloffEmotional Freedom is a resource intended for anyone who struggles with feelings of stress, frustration, or a general sense of being overwhelmed by everything. Anyone who feels it is time to regain control of their life, emotionally and spiritually, will appreciate Dr. Orloff’s wisdom and guidance in her acclaimed book.

As Dr. Orloff teaches, the emotions we feel are directly linked to our spiritual health and rooted in our soul. By learning how to take control of emotional health, readers will have a new perspective on life and be able to regain health and wellness using a balanced mind/body/spirit approach.

For more information, please click >  Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life by Dr. Judith Orloff

Learn About Your Emotional Type

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