Guest ProfileGuest Profile: Dr. Judith Orloff
"Dr. Orloff voices the message that intuition works as a potent therapeutic force that can help us lead smarter, saner lives. She is a serene maverick." - USA Today.
Transforming the face of psychiatry, Dr. Judith Orloff asserts that we are keepers of an innate intuitive intelligence so perceptive that it can tell us how to heal—and prevent—illness. Yet intuition and spirituality are the very aspects of our wisdom usually disenfranchised from traditional health care.
Dr. Orloff advocates "a democracy of healing," wherein every aspect of our being is granted a vote in the search for total health. It is our birthright, both as health-care givers and health-care recipients, to reclaim our intuition to build energy and well-being. In response to her work, The Los Angeles Times calls Dr. Orloff "a prominent energy based healer."
Dr. Orloff is accomplishing for psychiatry what physicians like Dean Ornish and Mehmet Oz have done for mainstream medicine—she is proving that the links between physical, emotional, and spiritual health can't be ignored., Dr. Orloff has spoken at medical schools, hospitals, the American Psychiatric Association, Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women Summit, and alternative and traditional health forums—venues where she presents practical intuitive tools to doctors, patients, and everyday people.
As a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA, Dr. Orloff exhibits great courage in drawing upon her own intuitive abilities, evident to her since childhood. Her struggles acknowledging and then finally embracing her gift of heightened intuition are chronicled in Second Sight (Warner Books). Her second book, Dr. Judith Orloff's Guide to Intuitive Healing shows how breakthroughs in healing our body, emotions, and sexuality are accomplished by listening to intuition. Her book Positive Energy completes a trilogy of books around awakening intuition and subtle energy. Positive Energy, which has been translated into 16 languages, takes a probing look at the epidemic of exhaustion in America and how we can reverse it using specific strategies to build energy and combat draining people.
Her New York Times Bestseller, Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself From Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life, now available in paperback, describes how to transform negative emotions into positive ones with specific techniques.
Her newest book, The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life (April 1, 2014) describes the power of letting go in everyday life, health, and wellness--an enlivening and sane alternative to pushing, forcing, and over controlling people and situations. Dr. Orloff teaches workshops nationwide, has given a TED talk on this book, and has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Today, PBS, CNN, NPR, and many others. More information is at www.drjudithorloff.com.