About Judith Orloff

Transforming the face of psychiatry, Judith Orloff, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA and the author of the New York Times and international bestseller Emotional Freedom. Orloff passionately asserts that we have the power to transform negative emotions and achieve inner peace. She offers practical strategies to overcome frustration, stress, and worry, and she teaches people how to quiet overactive minds that won’t shut off. In her latest book, The Ecstasy of Surrender (April 2014), she teaches how to find the balance between taking control of situations and letting go. Dr. Orloff is accomplishing for psychiatry what physicians like Dean Ornish and Mehmet Oz have done for mainstream medicine.

Dr. Orloff has spoken at medical schools, hospitals, universities, the American Psychiatric Association, Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit, and alternative and traditional health forums—venues where she presents tools to doctors, patients, and everyday people. She graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, completed a four-year psychiatric residency program at UCLA, and currently mentors UCLA medical students and psychiatry residents-in-training.

As a board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Orloff blends traditional medical skills with intuition to enhance patient care. A new edition of her book Second Sight chronicles her challenges and triumphs, embracing her own intuition and integrating it into medicine. Her other bestsellers include Positive Energy, Dr. Judith Orloff’s Guide to Intuitive Healing, and Second Sight, a trilogy of books exploring new breakthroughs in intuition, energy, and ways to combat an epidemic of exhaustion overtaking our world. Positive Energy, a national and Los Angeles Times bestseller, has been translated into twenty-four languages.

Dr. Orloff served as a consultant and dream expert for the companion documentary to the feature film Inception, which explored the nature of dreams. Allure magazine calls Dr. Orloff’s dream interpretation skills “frankly uncanny.”

Praise for The Ecstasy of Surrender: 

“With wisdom, grace and good humor, Judith Orloff’s book provides a road map for helping us let go of our fears and anxieties.” —Deepak Chopra, author of What Are You Hungry For?

“This luminous book is crammed full of wisdom on every page.” —Larry Dossey, M.D.