Spirituality and Health: The Empowered Empath


Are you an empath? Take the test here to determine your empath score.

Take the test >



Summary of Article

Empaths can have a profound impact on humanity with their compassion and understanding. They’re able to sense vitality, happiness, and love in others and absorb those feelings into their own bodies. Conversely, they can also feel other people’s discomfort, stress, frustration, and anger, which can lead to illness and disease. The impact of an empath on the world can never be great if they don’t also commit themselves to doing inner emotional work. Learning to stop absorbing the energy and stress of others is key to an empath’s mission. There is a quickening in the world now where things seem speeded up. This means that it is time for empaths to embody their power and be the change the world needs.

In this article for Spirituality and Health, I share three steps from my book The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life and Strategies for Sensitive People to help keep you stay healthy, grounded, and empowered.

Read the full article on Spirituality and Health here.


Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her latest book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with its companion The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA and has a TEDX talk. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive HealingExplore more information about her Empath Support Online course and speaking schedule on www.drjudithorloff.com.

Connect with Judith on  Facebook Twitter and Instagram.