Saturday, December 17, 2016

Are you an empath or sensitive seeking physical healing?

As empaths and sensitive people, we are challenged to keep our physical and emotional bodies in a state of health, free from the energies we pick up from others.

That's why you may want to know about a man who can help you do just that, my friend and co-author, LD Porter.  

A simple, humble man, he can help you eliminate the lower-vibratory energies and blocks that have accumulated.  

He's especially gifted at working with empaths or highly sensitive people who have energy illnesses such as chronic fatigue, lupus, fibromyalgia and electrosensitivities.

He does this from a distance, over the phone, without touching your physical body.

To help you learn more, you can read my article that explains how you can experience healing.  


Or, visit his site at

Thanks so much for being an Empath Connection reader.  I value you!

Continued blessings of health and happiness!

Michael Smith, Ph.D.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

PTSD & Addictions Healing for Empaths and Sensitive People with Trauma

A lot of empaths and highly sensitive people have PTSD and trauma in their backgrounds.  I want to tell you about an incredible mentor of mine...a gentle soul who can help you as an empath heal your PTSD or trauma permanently. He also works with addictions of all kinds including alcohol, pills, weight/eating, and smoking cessation.  His name is Charlton Wilson, and he's a psychotherapist who has been following indigenous healing ways for 30 years. (He's also sober 30 yrs).

How does Charlton work with you? In an incredibly gentle, supportive and compassionate environment, he and you will identify the things (events, PTSD, traumas, conflicts, stressors et cetera) that are getting in your way of your day-to-day living as an empath or highly sensitive person. Then with Hypnotherapy and other techniques, you and Charlton together will change how you react to your present and future by removing the connection to trauma or addiction.

Says Charlton: "This process seems so scary for so many people. I want to let you know that I have been doing this work for over 25 years. I have been extremely successful helping people like you with PTSD and trauma every day. This is the reason I am here: to help you as an empath. Those things that seem insurmountable, they are not. You, the divine and powerful human that you are, can overcome all your obstacles and flourish."

Charlton can work with you via phone or Skype. 

You can contact Charlton here and learn about his background and rates.  I can't recommend him more highly for empaths and highly sensitive people.


Dr. Michael R Smith, Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tips for Empaths or Highly Sensitive in Romantic Relationships and Dating

When we as empaths came into this world our souls chose a journey that we knew would fulfill our calling here on this planet. Many remember being sensitive from the time they were children. The stories are all very similar when you ask an Empath what they experienced as a child and what the world felt like. For many, it was a very confusing time because they were feeling bombarded with different feelings and emotions that were not their own. Many empaths claim to be people pleasers or codependent because it just makes their life easier to just help things to go smoothly.

The incredible thing about an empath is that when they start to intuitively feel that something is going on in a relationship, they are usually 100% on the money. They can sense things long before their partner might ever start to mention anything is going on. It’s important to honor this powerful ability.

If you are newly in a romantic relationship or thinking about venturing out into the dating world, it’s so important to remember a few key points that will help you to maintain a sense of inner peace. Peace is important when going into the world because it helps us to make clear decisions, stay grounded and to see situations with clarity and discernment.

TIPS FOR DATING and Romantic Relationships as an Empath or Highly Sensitive Person

1. Don’t allow your romantic partner to demand more than feels comfortable for you. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of a new relationship, and since we want to see people happy because it feels better for us, we must remember to hold our boundaries and just give what we can and what feels safe for us to give. We have a decision to make in every moment so that we help ourselves to stay grounded and centered.

2. Allow your romantic or love partner to express themselves in any way that they need to. Highly sensitive people really want to help their partners to feel good all the time. Sometimes it’s better to just let that person have the hard experience for their own growth. As painful as it is to standby and do nothing, it’s for the best of everyone involved.

3. Find a place to get away to if you need to center yourself. Being your best self is about taking care of your needs first and foremost. No one ever helped anyone else if they were already struggling and
miserable. If you are feeling triggered or scared, the worst thing you can do is act out of fear. The best thing you can do is to find a place to reconnect to the power of divine Spirit and to allow that love you have for life to reemerge.

4.  Be patient and allow yourself to learn and make mistakes. So many empaths and highly sensitive individuals experience a high level of perfectionism. This comes from always being highly attuned to the energy of the room or the moods of our parents when we were growing up. If things felt awry, we learned to adjust our behavior to not make waves and keep the peace. This doesn’t allow for much learning though as we put unrealistic demands on ourselves to be everything for our romantic partner. Patience is also the nature of the Universe and we learn to grow in leaps and bounds by being kind to ourselves.

Finding inner peace is the focus of your work as an empath. It is paramount if you are going to function in the world at large. This is why: energy flows in the direction of least resistance. If you’re stressed out and feeling bogged down with other people’s energy, then you are blocking the flow of the natural direction of energy. This causes health problems along with other stressful consequences.

Even in the most stressful of situations, it is important to breathe. If you are having a disagreement with your partner and you feel the stress of the situation starting to make your muscles contract, breathe. This is something that we can do anywhere and anytime. 4 seconds on the inhale, 4 seconds
holding the breath, and 4 seconds on the exhale is the ideal breath pattern to create a feeling of peace.

Allow the peace of the Universe to find it’s way into your life. This is the most relaxed place you can find and that place is actually the most powerful place! Functioning at your highest potential, especially in romantic relationships, is in your place of joy and relaxation!

Guest Post by David Bronson Maestas, Empath Relationship Expert

P.S.  For more expert advice about attracting healthy romantic relationships (or removing yourself from destructive narcissistic ones), please visit empath relationship expert David Maestas' website and sign up for his free newsletter and eCourse (scroll down the page). You'll get the first chapter of his acclaimed book Energy Balance, plus a relationship quiz, along with his amazing monthly newsletters and info on his relationship coaching.  Also, you can download here the first chapter of his book Loveaholic: Expose the Secret Addiction That's Killing Your Love Life.

Michael Smith, Ph.D. (if you're an empath, sign up for our free 25 page guide and audio eCourse here).

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Amazing Healing Meditation Videos for Empaths

Watch a new series of amazing healing videos for empaths created and designed by our friend David Maestas, empath relationship expert.

1. Empath Meditation on Forgiveness

2.  Empath Meditation on Gratitude

Sign up for David's YouTube channel here.  He talks about a variety of spiritual issues relevant to empaths and healing and law of attraction.

P.S.  For more expert advice about attracting healthy romantic relationships (or removing yourself from destructive narcissistic ones), please visit empath relationship expert David Maestas' website and sign up for his free newsletter and eCourse (scroll down the page). You'll get the first chapter of his acclaimed book Energy Balance (free on Kindle), plus a relationship quiz, along with his amazing monthly newsletters that talk about law of attraction and relationships.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Empath Connection Scholarship Program Application Form (Ongoing)

Announcing the opening of applications for the new Empath Connection Scholarship program.

I consider it a gift and honor to be able to use my gifts doing work I love which supports the common good and also support myself at the same time.  My mission is to serve my clients and Empath Connection Newsletter subscribers with integrity, gratitude, and as humbly as possible.  In gratitude for the responsibility I've been given, I always ask Spirit how I can give back. One of those ways is through the Empath Connection Scholarship Program in which I give free and pro bono work for those who cannot otherwise afford my work or programs or are financially challenged in some way.

We've given out a lot of free education and training since 2010.  As an example, you can read about some past winners here and here.   With each year, I am able to give more and more, for which I am so grateful.  (If you've applied in the past and would like to be re-considered, please simply contact me here and let me know in 2 paragraphs the reasons why you'd like to be reconsidered and include details of your financial situation.  You don't need to fill out the form again).

The goals are simple:  To have you embrace your empath gifts and use them for personal power, professional enhancement, and to even potentially use them in your career if you so desire.

Total Money Available: Multiple scholarships with a value of $495 each will be available to
the Empath Academy on an ongoing basis. Academies are generally run four times a year (mostly
February, May, August, and November). Multiple ongoing bonus scholarships (value $200 each) will
be awarded for personal coaching sessions with Dr. Michael Smith.

When will the winner(s) be announced?  The week before each academy begins.  The winners will be chosen by a trusted 3-person panel of judges and all your info is totally confidential and won't be shared with anyone else. You will be contacted by email if you are a winner. If you are chosen, you will hear from us generally the week before each academy starts, so thank you for your patience! We thank you in advance for your energy and enthusiasm in applying.  Your application will be considered for multiple academies.


We get a good amount of applications for a limited number of Academy slots, so if you aren't chosen immediately, please don't worry.  You may very well be chosen for a future academy down the road because we evaluate continuously and ongoing.

There is NO deadline as in previous years.  Please submit anytime to be considered for the next two or three academies.  I also give away pro bono, free personal sessions on an ongoing basis.

Please note that unfortunately, if you are not chosen, you will not hear from me.   I wish I could reply to everyone, but I am time limited.  Thank you for understanding.  But please know that even if you are chosen, you may not hear from me for several months, so thank you for being patient!

I look forward to reading your application!  Thank you so much for being a subscriber and keeping in touch with me.  It means the world to me!  I am so grateful for YOU.   Stay strong and be blessed!

With hugs,
Dr. Michael Smith

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Empath & HSP Skill: Asking Questions of the Universe

One of my favorite empath and highly sensitive person intuitive coaching processes involves breaking down the questions that we are continually asking the universe.   Most of us have a set of internal questions, perhaps even subconscious questions, that we ask ourselves in our reflective moments.   “Why must I suffer,”  “Why did my favorite relative/friend have to die?”  “What is the purpose of my life?” 

If you are one who routinely talks to yourself and asks these types of questions, you’re on to something!   The universe LOVES questions and the great thing for us is that it always provides us with an answer.  The answers come in many varied forms, sometimes through signs and symbols, sometimes through synchronicities, sometimes through a book passage, or sometimes through the words of other people.  You can trust that the answers will come, especially if you give the universe time.

In the empath Inner Power coaching work that I do, and in the Empath Academy, we refine your life questions so that you can attract more of what you DO want. When you focus on expecting good, the answers show up magically.

We can take many affirmations and combine them with questions for extra power of manifestation.

Here are some of my favorites:

How can I be so prosperous?
How can I receive the love of my life?
How will I make today a great day?
Whose life can I make better today?
How can I more effectively recognize inspiration from Spirit?
How can I cope effectively with the energy I perceive?
How can I have an even healthier body?

Listening/Watching for the Answer
Answers sometimes will show up instantaneously, if we are quiet enough internally to recognize them.

EMPATH QUESTION EXERCISE:  If you have a question you’d like to ask the universe, simply take a few breaths in and out.  I always recommend between a 10-12 second inhale/exhale to slow down the nervous system.  Do this three times.  Place your hand on your gut (the body’s truth detector), and then ask your question.  Become aware of the quality of energy in your body and mind.   Notice what comes up.  Images?  Thoughts?  Sensations?  If you feel tingles or warmth of any kind, that is your Divine guidance system preparing you to get ready because your question is being answered!

My all time favorite question is, “how will the universe surprise and delight me today?”   It can be said every morning to set an expectation that your day will delight you.   It really works!    Especially for us empaths who sometimes are expecting to feel energies of suffering and woe, this can really re-frame our experience!

So empaths, let us experience and ‘play’ with the fact that the universe is an echo.   We are all awakening to the reality that life is a call and response system that responds to every thought and every question.  Let us begin to gain mastery over the internal dialogue and begin to use the art of asking appropriate and refined questions for spiritual mastery.  When you do, you’ll find that your life begins to look and feel more empowered than you could ever previously imagine!

Dr. Michael Smith

Saturday, August 27, 2016

How to Protect Yourself from Other People's Energy

For those empaths or sensitive people who meditations don't work in protecting from other people's negative energy, I have been using an energy shield that is able to shield and block out most of the energy that we perceive from others on a daily basis.  

The shield amplifies your own energy field while protecting you from others negative energy.

I've used the shield for several years and I always feel calm and serene while wearing it.  I've also heard feedback from other empaths about the device.   One of our subscribers offers this report:  "I feel like I am not being smothered emotionally and I know it is this shield.  There is a huge shift this week. I have talked to two friends today who are so down in life right now and I can't believe how unaffected I am."

Here is a link to all the information about the device (scroll down the page for articles relevant to empaths/sensitives).  There are a lot of articles on how the shield works, especially for highly sensitive people and empaths.

Dr. Michael R. Smith, Ph.D.

P.S.  If you're an empath or highly sensitive person, check out Empath AnnaMariah's experience using the device.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Sedona Spiritual Retreat for Empaths with Medium Carissa Schumacher

Sedona Spiritual Retreat: Our friend and Empath Academy graduate (from way back in the early years!) psychic medium Carissa Schumacher has been putting on amazing Sacred Spirit Illumination spiritual retreats in Sedona Arizona several times a year for the last several years. 

I had the pleasure of attending in 2013 and Sept 2017 (& 2018!) and I can say they were/are one of the highlights of my life! Not only is she the best and most accurate psychic medium I've EVER encountered (she's also an empath), you'll have the opportunity to learn from renowned Lakota elder, guide, and shaman, Joseph Greywolf. Each 3.5 day journey carries an incredibly special and unique focus, which Carissa and Greywolf design and tailor to the group in advance. 

On the first evening, Carissa holds a powerful, rejuvenating Pure Source meditation. On the ensuing days, you (along with possibly several other empaths) will be hiking, singing, learning, meditating, and sharing sacred space within the caves, vortexes, creeks, and heart of the red rocks. Carissa and Greywolf will lead you through incredible drumming and shamanic journeying meditations and ancient ceremonies including water, fire, and medicine wheel rites upon sacred ancient lands.

You will receive unique DNA activation, energy healing, and kundalini activation bodywork. You will also learn about ancient traditions and philosophy, totem animals and spirit guides, and fundamental principles of light-work, dreamwork, grounding, manifestation, and growth in your intuition. The price is VERY reasonable. 

They have also arranged a special rate at a local inn for those travelling. I can't recommend this journey more highly for empaths or highly sensitive people, so if you've been feeling like treating yourself or changing the direction of your life, this is the journey for you! 

Carissa Schumacher also does phone sessions using her psychic medium and empath gifts and is a pure source energy channel.  She is one of the best mediums in the world and regularly works with law enforcement to solve missing persons cases.  For more information about the retreat or her private session rates (she's worth every penny she charges), email Carissa at and she will email you a packet of detailed info.  Carissa holds these events four times a year, so there is bound to be an upcoming date that will fit your schedule.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

How to Tap Your Intuition for Empaths: View Video

Just did a great 30 minute interview about how empaths and highly sensitive people can access their intuition in daily life.  We covered some great tips and techniques.  Thanks to Melissa Sarazin for having me on her video podcast.

Click here to watch the podcast.

Click here to listen via audio.  (Or, alternatively, right click 'save as' or 'save target as' or 'save link as' to download to computer).

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Empath Academy: Tools to Shield and Protect from Negative Energy

Hello fellow empaths!  I am writing today to invite you to join us in learning how to shield and protect from negative energy in the upcoming empath academy.  The empath academy is a weekly 3-hour class leading toward your empath empowerment that is done over a teleseminar line, so you can join us wherever you are in the world.  

I’ve done the Empath Academy since 2010, and perhaps the single most powerful and remarkable aspect of each academy is seeing how individuals who previously thought they had to suffer in silence with a feeling of isolation realize that there is an entire tribe of individuals who have life stories that parallel theirs and who have experiences that mirror theirs!  

In the Empath Academy, each week you'll learn and practice novel techniques and tools to shield and protect from being overwhelmed with the negative energy of other people.  You'll also get a personal coaching session as a part of the class with messages from Spirit to help you on your life journey, if you choose.  There is so much more than just the class learning!
So won’t you consider joining us this next cycle?  We do the Academy 4 times each year (February, May, August, November) for a full month so there is bound to be an academy that might work for you.  You can join us in many countries outside the USA for no long distance charges.

Registration is ongoing, so I hope to have your light and energy in the class with us!  

Until then, many blessings! 
Michael R. Smith, Ph.D.

P.S.  Here is what empath Patricia Morris has said about our a recent Empath Academy:  “I can't recommend this more highly!  If you're an empath (no matter at what stage you're awakened) this class is invaluable. I learned many life-changing things, and Dr. Smith is so loving and compassionate! The energy in the classes feels like you've come home, and the love ,friendships formed, and sense of safety that is felt, is how the world is meant to be.”     

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Empaths: Use your Gut Feelings for Better Intuition

As empaths, how can we better use our gut feelings to promote intuition?

Western medicine completely ignores an additional “brain’ that can help us develop better intuition:  the gut, much to our detriment. The gut area is the home of the enteric nervous system.  There are about 100,000,000 neurons in the small intestine alone, which is more than is in the spinal column.

Furthermore, messages moving upward from the gut to the brain outnumber messages moving down from the brain to the gut by 9 to 1! The enteric nervous system, which includes the large intestine, the anus, the stomach, and the umbilicus (belly button), is the body's truth detector. It takes our experiences, eliminates the clutter, and leaves the rest of the data for our benefit.  Cultural phrases that reflect the power of the gut include: "That was a gutsy thing to do" and "I had a gut feeling it wasn't right.”

Here’s a Tip to receive the wisdom that resides in your gut:

            Here's the protocol:

            1) Drop your awareness from you head to your gut and notice the quality of energy.

            2) Make thought contact with the gut and treat it as if it were a person. Thank it for its help and protection all these years. Ask the solar plexus chakra, which is a part of your gut, to remain open, and visualize the chakra being open in your mind's eye.

            3) Ask the chakra what color energy it wants to support it. Ask the Universe for that frequency of energy to be sent to the solar plexus chakra. Notice what this does to your chakras. Spend a few minutes running this color of energy.

            4) Thank your gut. Close this exercise by asking for it to send you feelings and messages throughout your day.

The exercise above is just one foundational step in our empath empowerment system that we practice in the Empath Academy, which is a 4-week long empath empowerment immersion experience done over a teleseminar line (so you can join us wherever you are in the world).  We do this 4 times a year (February, May, August, and November) so registration is always open at any given time.

If you would like to find a home with people who feel just like you, and to learn to use a system to become empowered, shield yourself from the energy of others, and develop better intuition, then the Empath Academy is for you.

Here’s what Karen in San Antonio, Texas has said about the Empath Academy:  "Thank you Dr. Smith for the most profound experience of my life to date!  For those of you who are on the fence about the Academy, I suggest you take that leap ASAP! It will help you to better understand yourself & your abilities; in addition to giving you confidence beyond belief! Also, thank you fellow Academy Trailblazers, it's been great intermingling with your magnificent energies!" 
Until next time,

Much blessings,
Dr. Michael Smith