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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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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

Healing From the Influence of Negative People

Question for Alana: Hi Alana, I’ve always been aware of spirit in my life and at one point was very well attuned to my guides and was able to communicate freely.

Unfortunately I came across a very negative person who thought that what I was doing was “wrong” and disapproved of this path.

This person was in a position of great authority over me and sadly was a big influence on me, and I agreed to stop. I rejected the gifts that I had, refused to communicate with my guides and cut off from this side of who I was.

Finally, I broke free from this person and began a long process of healing that had taken many years. I feel drawn to returning to what I had before but don’t seem to be able to do this anymore.

I am so sorry and ashamed of rejecting the gifts, and of rejecting my wonderful guide, and I don’t know how to tune myself in any more, and don’t know how to trust myself.

Do you have any advice or guidance? I found your website very helpful.

blue flowerAlana’s Answer: Greetings Dear One, thank you so much for your heart felt message.

Lessons in life often come to us through the experiences of contrast.

There are many gems within your message that will unfold. They will offer you a deepening of your internal connection to your expanded nature and your spiritual self. Let’s take a walk together so you may discover how your experiences can serve you and assist in healing your heavy heart.

When Those of Power Disapprove

Every day we experience hierarchy in some fashion. Whether it is a boss at one’s place of employment, or a teacher at school, a religious figurehead, or even a family member. In some cultures there are cast systems, and in others we are taught that if we put our needs first we are selfish.  So how is it we give other’s power over us? Most would say it is woven into the fabric of our cultures; or authority has to be present to keep some type of order.

That is all fine and good, but the key to recognize is that when we view each other as separate we then really lose our sense of self. (seems contradictory, doesn’t it?) When we can heal this sense of separation we can respect others and in turn remain clear of our own true power center, which is our connection with heart, grace, and the infinite wisdom that lies within the core we all share. We we understand this,  separation of self dissolves and a sense of powerlessness goes with it.

The process of recognizing who we truly are is often a remembrance that resurfaces after we forget. If we hold ourselves with the same type of judgement that we felt we received from those we once thought had greater powers than we did then we are just mirroring back to us the same dynamic and story. So it is so very important to release shame and guilt and grasp that a disconnection from our power may just be the necessary fuel for our eternal being to powerfully recognize our authentic and vital nature.

How Do I Learn To Trust

yellow flowerLearning to trust is a natural instinct when we learn how to sharpen our senses. I am not just talking about our five senses, but our extended senses as well that reach into the non visible aspects of our being. Trust comes from the reconnection to our power center which can easily be remembered through conscious practice.

Recognize doubt can be a tool to help us learn how to trust, for doubt brings with it questions so we may learn to listen.

Most people have at least one sense that is more predominate. So this is the place to begin listening. For example, the gut level feeling we get when we know we should turn right or left when we come to a stop sign and are lost. Or the feeling we get when we know someone wants to hear from us. Learning to trust again starts with listening to whatever sense one feels is the most predominate and honoring the message we receive. Building trust comes through exercising our intuition. Then what follows is personal transformation as we become clearer channels for our values, needs, and authentic natures that wish to guide us.

If Something Is Done Once By Only One Person It Can Be Done Again

When we feel like we have lost a thing, a presence, or a connection it still exists within the field of implicate order. Intention is a powerful resource that shapes matter and presents itself as patterns of thought, expression, and even material manifestations. The first step to take to rekindle your connection with your guides is to ask for it to be so. Then expect to receive and look for subtle signs. Then build on those subtle signs and ask that the connection become more clear and essential. Here is a beautiful mantra!

Divine Love, Light, and Energy, flow through me and bring forth that which is essential for the highest good of all.

A beautiful mantra such as this embraces connection while also staying focused and free from distraction. This mantra embraces the wisdom of all and what is truly divine. Expecting to receive is a wonderful message to give the universe for it reinforces the natural flow of giving and receiving. It offers a consciousness path to find what may have not been obvious to one’s previous perceptions.

Woven in words such as this are also sparks of remembrance. When we point our attention to the home within our hearts we can recognize we have always been full even when our minds have been distracted. So now you can see that the experience you had really can serve as a gift. If your intuitive connection was strong, the veil can be lifted again. Just practice, be patient, and set aside any self judgment because the big picture is always there and always will be.

Alana with the help of Kirk and Sandy has created a beautiful intuition course that will help you reawaken your connection.

It is free to all, click > Developing Your Intuition Ebook