Sunday, August 4, 2019

Empower Yourself with Empath Intuitive Coaching and Healing with Dr. Michael R. Smith

My name is Dr. Michael R. Smith, and I am a former doctoral professor of counseling, a practitioner of healing arts & energy medicine, and an author of two empath self-help books, including the Complete Empath Toolkit.

I blend mind-body intuitive coaching techniques with the use of energetic and spiritual antenna to help empaths and sensitive people become aware of what is your energy and what is someone else's energy and how to cope with the sea of energy in which we all live.

Here's the catch:  Most have trouble doing empath empowerment alone.  When two or more strong empaths come together, magic happens.  We are 'energy alchemists' and we can get energy flowing where it's stagnant, in all areas of life.  I have been serving as a catalyst and facilitator of growth for empaths for 12 years, full time.  That's all I do, and my clients attest to the quality of my work.

Here are the benefits of session work with me:

* Learn to stop the cycle of absorbing low-vibe energy/emotions
* Clear your energy field & chakras of the low-vibe 'debris' of others.

* Cut unhealthy energy cords from past and present relationships
* Overcome addictive and sabotaging behaviors
* Stop energy vampires in their tracks and learn to disengage
* Finally put yourself first (stop giving away all your energy)
* Prevent overwhelm, stress, and fatigue.
* Connect with your spiritual Guides and FEEL Divine Love Energy from Source

Sessions cover all your unique issues and questions and are VERY energetic in nature.  You'll feel clear & light after each session, especially as time progresses.  Past wounding and energies are dissolved and transmuted by Source.

I have spent 15 years being trained in mind-body energy medicine and indigenous healing techniques - click here for my professional bio).

I act as a facilitator and mirror. We all want that person in our lives who can mirror for us the magnificent truth of who we REALLY are.  In conjunction with Spirit, I can see and feel your unique gifts, the brilliance of your soul. We work to promote your own authenticity, and voicing of your own highest truth.  I will also provide the accountability (yes, homework!).

I spend a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the phone session tuning into your energy, meditating and retrieving information from Spirit.  I usually receive specific information and intuitive guidance which I write down and which is sometimes brought up during the session (only if you desire).

You can read what others have said of my work, including endorsements from author/intuitive Sonia Choquette.


Click here to sign up for 1 session ($195) (One 60-min phone session and 30 mins of remote work prior to the session).

Click here to sign up for three sessions ($450 for three 60-min phone sessions and 30 mins of remote work prior to the session). 

There is currently a 4-week wait for sessions to begin.  Once you make payment (payment is due at time of booking the session) then you'll get an immediate automatic email to schedule your sessions in your own timezone.  I do sessions Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 am EST to 8 pm EST.  We connect on my teleconference line, which is free for most countries.  You can also connect free via your computer if desired.  Sessions are recorded. 

The sessions expire 4 months after purchase.  A payment plan is available, half charged now, half charged in 30 days.  By making payment, you agree that you are 100% committed to your success and that there are no refunds.

Michael performing ceremony & singing sacred
healing songs in Sedona, AZ, 2018


"These sessions are amazing; the work is presented.... on a different plane (if that makes sense). That one session is the equivalent of 20 books to me; I seriously could never have energetically taken in so much on my own."- Jennifer M.

"Immediately after the session last night my anxiety, depression and frustration were gone.
I also noticed overall body relaxation (my muscles quit cramping), and continued to improve for several hours after we met. Thank you!!" - Theresa

"Thank you Dearest Michael. I am so deeply grateful that God sent you into my life.
I already feel better after our session. When I went to pick Mercy up (our puppy) Mom took one look at me & said 'I knew how important this appointment with Michael was going to actually, look like yourself.' She rejoices with me in this healing.May the healing continue....can’t wait for our next session" - 'Shay'

"Hi Micheal! I just wanted to let you know what happened after our last meeting. True to form of what happens after I talk to you, miracles were unleashed. Literally the day after we spoke, I received a phone call from my realtor that we were automatically under contract on the house. Everything since then has been unfolding in a truly miraculous way." - T.F.

"Michael, you are a true gift. I am grateful that you helped me to clear some of the negative energies around my heart chakra. There has definately been a block there for quite some time. You have an amazing gift of healing."- RP

"I was not able to find people who could help me before I found you. After you helped me, I felt wonderful for the first time, and all these beautiful things started to come to me. It gave me hope that it is possible to really heal."-- Vera.N

"You've taught me more than I could ever imagine. It blows my mind what you've brought to the table. Anything else other than what you bring seems so sub-par to me I am bored." -R.Walton, TX

"Dr. Smith I did your empath academy two years ago and I wanted to let you know that my life is more beautiful every day thanks to you.  Thank you, I love you, keep fighting the good fight -you were the best thing that ever happened to me." - S. King

By you requesting and attending a session and/or booking an appointment with Michael, you understand and agree that any information he provides, including that found on this website or from sessions, is for the purpose of guidance only and it is not a substitute for professional advice or facts of a legal, medical, financial, psychological, business or any other such professional nature. 

For any such matter you should seek advice from the relevant qualified expert. You also understand and agree Michael does not accept responsibility for what you choose to do with the information you receive from him, including any actions you take, and that these choices and actions are solely your responsibility at all times, and the information Michael gives is subject to your own interpretation and judgment. 

By booking and paying for a session with Michael you are accepting these terms, as stated above, and confirming you are over 18 years of age. Any and all correspondence between yourself and Michael is intended for you only.  You agree to completely hold blameless and absolutely indemnify Michael from any and all liabilities and expenses. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Empaths Try CBD Oil to Raise Vibes, Control Anxiety, and Reduce Inflammation

Because empaths perceive so much lower vibratory energy in their bodies, the immune system is often on overdrive.  Too much 'fight or flight' response to other people's energy taxes the immune system and produces the stress hormone cortisol and can often lead to inflammation in the body, along with the ever-present anxiety.

I have noticed in coaching empaths for over a decade that in addition to anxiety, many of my clients suffer from autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia and lupus, among others.

To help alleviate these experiences, you as an empath may want ask your physician/medical provider about trying CBD oil, which has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, help lessen pain, and help reduce anxiety.  This oil is often called hemp or cannabis oil.   It is non-psychoactive and does not contain THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in marijuana and it has tremendous healing properties.  It reduces nausea, controls and eliminates pain, stops seizures, helps with anxiety and depression (it has a very calming effect), and is a powerful antioxidant that will raise your vibration.  I’ve found it also helps my sleep.  

If you are are looking for a very high quality CBD oil, contact me here and I will process your order.  The oil I offer is made in small batches, is ceremonially created and prayed over, and also a crystal grid is used to enhance its vibration even further.   It’s a little more expensive than others on the market, and yet it’s more effective.

My mother, who has Parkinsons, had been using an inferior brand of CBD with no effect.  Her pain went away when she started using the oil I sell.   It’s $150 for a month supply with $15 shipping.    Contact me here to order.

If you are an empath and have been helped by CBD like myself, would you share your experience by commenting below? I am not providing medical advice of any kind in this article, just providing my own experience.


Sign up for Dr. Michael Smith's free empath eCourse training with coping tips to release negative energy, prevent anxiety, stop absorbing energy from others.    Includes a free eBook and free audio training.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

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.

Sign up for Dr. Michael Smith's free empath eCourse training with coping tips to release negative energy, prevent anxiety, stop absorbing energy from others.    Includes a free eBook and free audio training.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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.

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 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

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.   

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.  There are a lot of articles on how the shield works, especially for highly sensitive people and empaths. 

Make sure to use coupon 'empaths20' for 20% off.

Dr. Michael R. Smith, Ph.D.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Research Suggests a Genetic Component for Empathy and Sensitivity....

Although the following study is not specifically about spiritual or intuitive abilities or the inheritance of empathy, it does suggest the potential possibility that gifts like empathy and sensitivity may be passed down to our children.

Reprinted from Science Gymnasium

Research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the tests they learned that that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations.

According to the Telegraph, Dr Brian Dias, from the department of psychiatry at Emory University, said: ”From a translational perspective, our results allow us to appreciate how the experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations.

Such a phenomenon may contribute to the etiology and potential intergenerational transmission of risk for neuropsychiatric disorders such as phobias, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.”

This suggests that experiences are somehow transferred from the brain into the genome, allowing them to be passed on to later generations.

The researchers now hope to carry out further work to understand how the information comes to be stored on the DNA in the first place.

They also want to explore whether similar effects can be seen in the genes of humans.

Dr. Marcus Pembrey, a paediatric geneticist at University College London, said the work provided “compelling evidence” for the biological transmission of memory.  

“It addresses constitutional fearfulness that is highly relevant to phobias, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders, plus the controversial subject of transmission of the ‘memory’ of ancestral experience down the generations.

“It is high time public health researchers took human transgenerational responses seriously.

“I suspect we will not understand the rise in neuropsychiatric disorders or obesity, diabetes and metabolic disruptions generally without taking a multigenerational approach.”

Professor Wolf Reik, head of epigenetics at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, said, however, further work was needed before such results could be applied to humans.

He said: “These types of results are encouraging as they suggest that transgenerational inheritance exists and is mediated by epigenetics, but more careful mechanistic study of animal models is needed before extrapolating such findings to humans.”

May our DNA Carrying also spiritual and cosmic memories passed down in genes from our ancestors ?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Top 5 Regrets of People Facing Death

By Bronnie Ware (who worked for years nursing the dying)

"For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last 3 to 12 weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality.

I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to honor at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.  We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. When you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again. When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, before you are dying."

-Thank you Bronnie!   So much wisdom here for us!
Michael Smith, Ph.D., Inner Power Coaching for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Highly Sensitive Men.....

I was contacted by an Empath Connection reader and am gladly re-posting his wonderful article about Highly Sensitive men.....

Michael Smith

I am a Highly Sensitive Man
By Rick Belden

Editor’s Note: Research tells us that high sensitivity, discerned from a pattern of observation before action, affects 15-20% of individuals of many species, including humans. Rick Belden, a poet, writes about the experience of being a highly sensitive person. 

A few years ago, I was attempting to get closer with a woman I liked. We’d been working together for several years and knew one another solely on that basis, but I wanted something more personal with her. I’d been feeling a powerful sexual and romantic attraction to her for a long time, but given our relationship as peers in a work environment, I was being very deliberate in my attempts to gauge her interest in me and careful in my efforts to move things forward.

When I’m attracted to someone, I tend to move slowly and gradually anyway; in this case, having lived through my share of work-related romantic entanglements, rejections, and disasters, I was eager to avoid any situation that might turn awkward for either of us.

Things seemed to be progressing in the direction I desired, albeit slowly and with frequent yellow flags, but nevertheless, I finally felt confident enough to share something more personal with her than our daily chitchat about our lives in and out of work. She knew I was a writer and that I’d had a book of poetry published because I’d spoken about it during our many visits. I decided to offer it to her and find out if she was interested enough in me to read it. I asked her if she might like to see the book, and she said she would, so I brought a copy to work and gave it to her.

I didn’t want to appear too eager or overly invested in her opinion of the book, so I didn’t bring it up again after giving it to her. One day, while we were outside walking during a break, she mentioned she’d finished reading it. Doing my best to appear as cool as possible and not betray the anxiety that had been building ever since I’d first offered her the book, I said, “Great. What did you think?” And she said:
“I think you’re abnormally sensitive for a man.”

Obviously, this was not the sort of response I was hoping to hear. It’s not the sort of response any man ever wants to hear, any time, from anyone, most certainly not from a woman to whom he’s attracted and with whom he’s just taken the supreme risk of showing his vulnerable side.

It was a painful experience for me, to be sure, but not the first. I’ve heard variations on this theme all my life:
“Don’t be so sensitive.”
“You’re too sensitive.”
“You need to stop being so sensitive.”

To read the full article, click here.

To visit Rick's Facebook page, click here.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Building a Personal Relationship with Color Energy:

This month, I am honored to present some wonderful information by Empath Academy graduate Colette Pellissier, who shared this exercise with us during our annual summer retreat in Colorado last August.  (FYI, the 2013 Empath Connection summer retreat will be held on Aug. 15-19, 2013. Click here for more info on the Summer Retreat and so you can be invited this coming spring) - Michael.

Building a Personal Relationship with Color Energy 
By Colette Pellissier

Today, color therapy is a recognized healing modality in energy medicine where specific color frequencies invite the body's energetic process to come into resonance by speeding up (when deficient) or slowing down (when excessive). Think of it as an invitation at a cellular level to remember what vibrant wellbeing looks or feels like, with a magnetic pull to adjust as needed to experience it.

The use of color energy for the purpose of healing and personal transformation is not limited to researchers or trained practitioners. As an intuitive, sensitive or empath, awareness of color energy can be a very valuable asset in the everyday toolkit.

Is a certain color showing up over and over again for you, either in your field of vision while you are awake or while you are meditating or sleeping? Do you find yourself attracted to certain colors of clothing, and have you noticed if there is a pattern related to the kinds of activities or interactions you are doing / having and the colors you choose to wear?

What if the dance of color through your lives, every day, is not random but instead is intended as a divinely crafted communication that contains valuable guidance?  Just by starting to notice color in our day to day experiences, we can gain access to a new stream of intuitive guidance.

Exercise: Acknowledge your Color Awareness 

Close your eyes, center yourself in your heart. Take 2 or 3 deep breaths in and out. Allow yourself to drop into a state of inner stillness.  From that place inside, clarify your intention to co-create a supportive & curious relationship with color.  Send forward a blessing of gratitude to the color or colors that will reveal themselves to you during this process.

When you are ready, take a moment to allow your inner guidance to support you in identifying the color that you will be working with for the next short while:

a) Ask Spirit to show you a color that is meaningful for you at this time. You might glance around the room and see if a certain color "glows" when you look at it, or notice the color of an object that grabs your attention, or the color might just pop into your awareness.

b) Or, if you are aware of a color that has been making itself known to you recently, bring that color into your awareness now.

Remember, there is no right or wrong way to do this, and it is not an efforting. It is more of an allowing.  With the color you have identified, take the next few minutes in a solo process to simply 'be' with it:

Interact with the color as if it were a person, either in your mind's eye or sitting in front of you; treat it like you would a good friend, having a heartfelt conversation.

In the spirit of unconditional positive regard, ask the color what insight it holds for you at this time. What does it want you to know or be aware of? 

Notice the form of the color. Does it have a shape? 
Is it solid or transparent?   Shiny or matte? 
Smooth or textured? Ask it about the relevance of its shape or form. 
Is it accompanied by a scent? Does the scent remind you of anything? 
What emotion does it bring forward for you? 
Does it have a temperature? 
Is the color connected in any way to a memory, either recent or past? 
Does it evoke any imagery in your consciousness? If so, how do you interpret it?

Ask it, does it represent in any way, or is it coming forward to reveal to you something inside of yourself that can be lifted and healed at this time?   

If so, in whatever way is meaningful for you, take some time now to clarify what that might be and with a light heart, full of gratitude, place that thing, that experience, that emotion, that memory, whatever it is, in the palm of your hand, lift your hand to your mouth and gently blow on it, like blowing on a feather and watch as it rides on the current of air and dissolves into the nothingness from which it came. Ask that the space where it used to reside be filled with Light and Loving, and just notice for a moment what that feels like.

As we bring this exercise to completion, take a moment to greet the color once again and express gratitude for the way in which it has been of service to you today. Say thank you, thank you, for coming forward to teach you and support you on your spiritual journey. And send it off, for now, with Love.


(Advanced techniques for working with color are explored in detail in the Complete Empath Toolkit.  FYI, also included in the Toolkit is a procedure that will allow you to physically see an 'aura' or colored energy field emanating off of a person or object.  The procedure works in about 75 to 85 percent of the individuals who attempt it).