About Judith Orloff
Transforming the face of psychiatry, Judith Orloff, MD, is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA and the author of the New York Times and international bestseller Emotional Freedom, upon which a public television special is based. Described by The Sunday Times of London as “a guru of positive energy,” she synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting-edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality to achieve physical and emotional healing. She 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 teaches people how to quiet overactive minds that won’t shut off. In her upcoming book, The Ecstasy of Surrender, she teaches how to find the balance between taking control of situations and letting go. Learning to find this balance, rather than pushing when the time isn’t right, reduces stress and brings more joy.
Dr. Orloff, who comes from a family of twenty-five physicians, advocates “a democracy of healing,” wherein every aspect of ourselves is granted a vote in the search for total health. She has been celebrated for her unique approach to mental well-being by proving that the links between physical, emotional, and spiritual health can’t be ignored.
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 USC School of Medicine, completed a four-year psychiatric residency program at UCLA, and currently mentors UCLA medical students and psychiatry residents-in-training. She is on Natural Health magazine’s advisory board, and Body & Soul magazine has called Dr. Orloff “one of our nation’s top doctors.”
As a board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Orloff blends her traditional medical skills with intuition to enhance patient care. A new edition of her book Second Sight (Three Rivers Press, 2010) chronicles her challenges and triumphs, embracing her own intuition and integrating it into medicine. Emotional Freedom (Three Rivers Press, 2010) helps readers liberate themselves from negative emotions and develop hope, compassion, and courage. It is a road map for those who are stressed, discouraged, or overwhelmed—and for those who are in a good emotional place but want to feel better. As Dr. Orloff shows, each day presents opportunities for us to be heroes in our own lives: to turn away from negativity, react constructively, and seize command of any situation. 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 how to combat an epidemic of exhaustion overtaking our world. Positive Energy is a national and Los Angeles Times bestseller, which 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.” This spring, Dr. Judith Orloff was the winner in About.com’ s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards for Most Inspirational Person. About.com is a New York Times-owned company and a top internationally ranked site.