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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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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

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

Paint Brushes in Art Mug

Art Therapy Beneficial for Mind, Body & Spiritual Wellbeing

Art therapy is a healing practice used to increase the overall health of one’s body, mind, and spirit. It’s a therapy that can easily be successful for people of all ages and for people suffering from many different challenges, such as illness or trauma.

The American Art Therapy Association was established to help promote the healing aspects of art and how it can improve the overall quality of one’s life.

Art therapy is often used when working with the aging population, as it is effective with increasing people’s self-perception, memory, and coordination.

Wellness with Art Therapy

Paint Brushes in Art MugResearch has shown that the creative process has many benefits, including:

  • helping with managing stress levels;
  • developing conflict resolution skills;
  • balancing emotions; and
  • improving cognitive clarity.

Useful for everybody of all ages, art therapy helps with personal development because the creating and reflecting aspects of art increases self-awareness.

Accepting Aging Through Creative Expression

As we age, there are many things that change in life that sometimes we may not be willing to accept or have a hard time coming to terms with: we lose people, we lose our health, we lose our home, and we lose our mobility. Depression is common among elderly people, in addition to confusion and low self-esteem.

Art helps people come to terms with various aspects of aging and can help people reclaim their identity. Because art is full of choices people have the freedom to make, it helps ease the feeling of dependency that aging people may feel. Growing older is often viewed as merely a day-to-day survival issue, whereas creative expression lays emphasis on the person’s experiences, memories, and relationships.

American Art Therapy Association

With over 5,000 members globally within 36 chapters, the American Art Therapy Association strives to promote the effectiveness of art therapy for every type of person of every age. The Association supports legislation involving art therapy at both the state and federal levels of government and supports different research projects, educational programs, and clinical uses of art therapy.

The following video was produced with help from the American Art Therapy Association with the goal of showing people how effective this creative therapy is for the elderly population. It is an example of rediscovering one’s joy and happiness through expression.

As art therapist Wendy Miller notes, “[Art is] not a luxury; it’s really a necessity.”

Cover for Your Body of Light

Inner Alchemy: Cultivate Your Body of Light

Taoist sages lived with passion and purpose as part of their philosophical belief that an energy body, or body of light, connects each individual to the universe as a whole.

Using this energy body, Taoists learned how to align themselves with their highest potential, something that everybody today can learn to do.

Your Body of Light: Energetic Practices for Better Health, Emotional Balance, and Higher Consciousness (Sounds True) is an audio course presented by qigong expert Lee Holden, designed to encourage listeners to cultivate their own body of light using various techniques and meditations.

Qigong Master Shares Knowledge

Lee HoldenLee Holden is a qi gong instructor known around the world. His first experience with this transformative healing practice came following sports injuries. Realizing how powerful qigong was in healing his body, Holden began practicing regularly. Today, Holden teaches t’ai chi, qigong, and various stress management techniques using his knowledge as a certified Chinese medical doctor and acupuncturist.

In addition to releasing several audio and DVD programs designed to help people rediscover their health and vitality, Holden is the author of Seven Minutes of Magic: Recharge Your Body Each Day with Qi Gong (Penguin). He is also co-founder of the Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine and Chi Center.

Taoist Energy Techniques

Ancient Taoists were “inner alchemists,” meaning they used energy from life forces to search out universal truths. They also often questioned, “Who are you?” in order to continuously search for deeper meaning and connections. In Your Body of Light: Energetic Practices for Better Health, Emotional Balance, and Higher Consciousness, Holden guides listeners through various Taoist energy practices, ones that are not often taught in the Western world. The goal of learning these techniques is to encourage listeners to harness their life energy and consistently question, “Who am I?”

Holden leads listeners through a variety of qigong exercises and meditations, techniques that are useful for combatting stress, sleep problems, worries, and other common everyday problems. Holden teaches an effective stress-reducing technique called “The Inner Smile.” He also explains “Pearl of Consciousness,” a method of learning to find an individual’s personal place of power within the universe.

Your Body of Light is a learning program that prepares one’s soul and spirit for what’s to come after this lifetime. As part of this preparation, Holden teaches the “Breath of Life,” which is various ways to engage one’s qi—or life energy—as well as techniques to attune the mind and spirit with the physical body—such as with the “Three Treasures,” promoting long, healthy living.

Find Your Body of Light

Cover for Your Body of LightAvailable as an audio download or an 8 CD set with a study guide, Your Body of Light is a resourceful program for people searching greater relaxation and connection with self and with the universe. Complete with a volume of Taoist philosophy, energy practices, and guided meditations, Your Body of Light is a useful guide to developing daily practices and routines for healthy physical, emotional, and spiritual living.

For more information, please click > Your Body of Light: Energetic Practices for Better Health, Emotional Balance, and Higher Consciousness