Free Articles & Quizzes by Judith Orloff MD

Based on her bestselling books The Ecstasy of Surrender, Emotional Freedom, Positive Energy, Second Sight & Guide to Intuitive Healing

Interactive Quizzes

How surrendered are you? Are you intuitive? Do you have positive energy? How emotionally free are you? Are you in a relationship with an emotional vampire? Do you listen to your intuition? Take these quizzes and find out.

How Surrendered Are You?

Are You In an Obsessive Relationship?

Are You a Relationship Empath?

Are You Emotionally Free?

Are You Intuitive?

Do You Listen to Your Inner Voice?

Do You Have Positive Energy?

Are You In A Relationship With A Victim?

Are You In A Relationship With A Narcissist?

How Jealous Or Envious Are You?

Are You A Worrier?

Are You An Emotional Vampire?

Articles on the Power of Surrender

7 Ways Surrender Can Enhance Your Life

3 Strategies to Read People

10 Qualities of a Good Lover

Are You a Physical Empath?

How to Stop Being a Power Addict

The Power of Surrender

Articles on Emotions

Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself From Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life
An Interview with Judith Orloff, MD on her New York Times Bestseller, Emotional Freedom

Are You Emotionally Free?

4 Techniques to Protect Your Energy

The Emotional Vampire Survival Guide

Am I An Emotional Vampire?

What Is Your Emotional Type?

4 Strategies to Cope with Anger in A Healthy Way

What is an Energy Vampire?

Are You Addicted to Anxiety? Learn How Not to Be

Are You Addicted to Fear? Learn How Not To Be!

Are You An Emotional Empath?

Are You An Emotional Gusher?

Do You Get Drained By Other People's Energy?

How To Stop Absorbing The Energy of Others

How To Protect Yourself From Energy Vampires

Articles on Relationships

Are You In Love With An Emotional Vampire? How to Cope With a Draining Mate

How To Deal With A Narcissist

How To Deal With A Control Freak

How to Cope with Personal Space Intruders

Dealing with Frustrating People

Secrets For Sensitive People To Find Relationships That Work:
Why Emotional Empaths May Stay Lonely Or Alone

Tips to Identify the Difference Between Love and Lust

5 Intuitions About Romance You Shouldn’t Ignore

A Dog's Compassion is Like No Others

Articles on Intuition

An Introduction to Intuition

How to Tell the Difference Between Fear and Intuition

Tapping the Power of Your Dreams.
Tips For Remembering and Interpreting their Life-Changing Messages

Intuition and Health: Tips to Find the Right Doctor

How To Remember and Interpret Dreams

The Magic of Synchronicities

The Meaning of Deja Vu

The Power of Intuition: Dr. Orloff's Personal Journey

Articles on Health and Wellness

See related science articles at bottom of page »

The Health Benefits of Tears

The Healing Power of Releasing Resentments: A Gift to Yourself and Others

Is Empathy Helping or Hurting Your Career?

Depression As A Spiritual Transformation

Coffee As An Antidepressant: Its Pros and Cons

Healing Loss: The Difference Between Grief and Depression

Suicide: A Perspective Beyond Time and Space

The Missing Piece to Overeating: Why Diets Fail

Five Steps to Intuitive Healing

The Southern California Psychiatric Association Newsletter: A Conversation with Judith Orloff, M.D

Meditations and Exercises to Reduce Stress From Dr. Orloff's Book Positive Energy

Positive Energy: An Interview with Dr. Judith Orloff for Body and Soul Magazine

Notice Your Beliefs

Be in Your Body

Health and Spirituality

Keeping Yourself Centered and Protected

How to Center Yourself


Selected Science and Other Articles On Intuition, Healing, and Emotional Freedom

UB researcher says how we arrive at empathy is an important as being empathic
Journal of Experimental Psychology: University of Buffalo

Study finds popular painkiller reduces empathy
ScienceDaily: Ohio State University

The Search for Our Inner Lie Detectors
The New York Times: Applied Science by Matt Richtel

Empathy is Actually a Choice
The New York Times: Sunday Review by Gray Matter

Near-death experience in survivors of cardiac arrest: a prospective study in the Netherlands (PDF)
Pim van Lommel, Ruud van Wees, Vincent Meyers, Ingrid Elfferich
The Lancet Publishing Group

Lewin, Roger, Is Your Brain Really Necessary? Scientific Frontiers, No 15 1981. Science. 210:1232. 1980
(fascinating case of a boy with virtually no brain who had an IQ of 126 and won honors in math) 

Feeling the Future: Experimental Evidence for Anomalous Retroactive Influences on Cognition and Affect. (PDF)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, May 2010

 Beltman, Bernard. Brains Seek Patterns in Coincidences. (PDF)
Psychiatric Annals 39:5. Pps. 255-284. May 2009

Beltman, Bernard. Synchroners, High Emotion, and Coincidence Interpretation. (PDF)
Psychiatric Annals 39:5. Pps 280-286  May, 2009

On Making the Right Choice: The Deliberation-Without-Attention Effect.
Ap Dijksterhuis et al. Science. 17 Vol. 311. no. 5763, pp. 1005 – 1007 Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 2006.
(discusses the importance of “sleeping on” decisions versus figuring them out.)

Intuition Makes For Superior Management Decisions,
“How Senior Managers Think”
Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business School study, Daniel J. Isenberg, 1984

Scientists Search for Soldier's Sixth Sense
Rita Boland, Signal Magazine, July, 2009
Research funded by US Department of Defense, Joint Explosive Device Defeat Organization

 Army Report on Developing Intuition. Gut Feel: Developing Intuition in Army Junior Officers. (PDF)
Colonel Todd B. McCaffrey United States Army, 2007


Between Discipline and Intuition: The Military Decision Making Process in the Army's Future Force. (PDF)
Major JB Vowell. School of Advanced Military Studies. United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth Kansas 2004 
"Codifying training on intuitive decision making and planning into existing processes will only further enable field grade officer staff proficiency and thus empower future force commanders." Page 54 of report

In Battle, Hunches Prove to be Valuable. Intuition Can Be Trained.
New York Times, 2009

Roadside Bomb Hunting. Learned Skill or Intuition?
Politics Daily.

Chinese Meditation Boosts Brain Activity.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2010

 Plant Communication: Sagebrush Engage In Self-Recognition And Warn Of Danger (PDF)
Science Daily. Roger Karban, University of California, Davis, Dept of Entomology June, 2009 Funded by US Dept. of Agriculture
Arnst, Amy. The Biology of Being Frazzled. Science 280. Pg 1711-13. 1998.
(discusses the biology of being emotionally off center.)

Leiberman, Matthew. Intuition: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approach Psychological Bulletin 2000, Vol. 126 No. 1, 109-137 Harvard University
Aston, John A. The Efficacy of Distant Healing; A Systemized Review of Randomized Trials. Annals of Internal Medicine. Vol 132 Issue 11. Pps 903-910 June, 2000.
(a review of distant healing studies.)
Coan, A. Spouse But Not Stranger: Handholding Attenuates Activation in Neural Systems Underlying Response to Threat. Psychophysiology 42, Pg. 544. 2005.
(discusses how holding your spouse’s hand in a threatening situation can biologically reduce his or her stress.)
Davidson, R.J and W. Iron. The Functional Neuroanatomy of Emotion and Affective Style. Trends in Cognitive Science 3 11-21. 1999.
(discusses the neuroanatomy of emotion.)
Gozzola, V. Empathy and the Somatotopic Auditory Mirror System in Humans. Current Biology. Vol. 16. Issue 18. Pgs. 1824-1829. 2006.
(discusses the connection between empathy and mirror neurons.)
Gump, Brooks et al. Stress, Affiliation, and Emotional Contagion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 72 no 2. Pg 305-19. 1997.
(discusses the concept of emotional contagion and how it relates to stress.)
Kemper, Kathy. Impact of Medical School Elective in Cultivating Compassion Through Touch Therapies. Annals of Internal Medicine. 1136. 391-393
(discusses the power of therapeutic touch and compassion.)
 Keltner, Dahser and Anderson, Cameron. Emotional Convergence Between People Over Time. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 84 no 5. Pg. 1954-68. 2003.
(discusses the concept of emotional merging in relationships.)
Lieberman, Matthew. Intuition: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approach. Psychological Bulletin. 2000. Vol 126. No 1. 109-137.
(discusses the neuroanatomy of intuition.)
Luskin, Frederic. The Art and Science of Forgiveness. Stanford Medicine. Stanford University Medical Center. Vol. 16. Number 4. 1999.
(discusses the heath benefits of forgiveness.)
Miller, Greg. Reflecting on Another's Mind: Mirror Mechanisms Built into the Brain May Help Us Understand Each Other. Science. 13 May 2005: 945-947.
(discusses the connection between empathy and mirror neurons.)

Mischel, W & Rodriguez. M. Delay of Gratification in Children. Science. 244. 933-938. 1989.
(the famous marshmallow experiment which linked the ability to delay gratification as a child with future success as an adult.)

Newberg AB, Alavi A, Baime M, Pourdehnad M, Santanna J, d'Aquili EG. The measurement of regional cerebral blood flow during the complex cognitive task of meditation: A preliminary SPECT study. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging. 106: 113-122, 2001.
(discusses the effects of spirituality and meditation on the brain.)

Radin, Dean et al. Double-Blind Test of the Effects of Distant Intention On Water Crystal Formation. Explore Journal. Vol.2, No. 5.September/October 2006.
(discusses the power of intention to create physical change.)
Giacomo Rizzolatti. The Mirror Neuron System. Annual Review of Neuroscience. Vol: 27:169-192. 2004.
(a review of the body’s mirror neurons system and empathy.)
Seeman, Teresa. Social Ties and Support and Neuroendocrine Function.Annals of Behavioral Medicine 16. Pg. 95-106. 1994.
(discusses the positive effects of emotional support on health.)



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