“You can sabotage success by pushing too hard. Surrender is the antidote to stress in a world that relentlessly conspires to interrupt creative thought. Surrender boosts your brain’s endorphins, our blissful neurochemicals.” (Dr Judith Orloff)

Dr. Judith Orloff is a a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA. She is unusual in that she is an advocate for using an intuitive approach to health and draws upon her own intuitive abilities to help her patients and workshop participants.

Her first book “Second Sight” (Warner Books) chronicled her own personal struggle with accepting and incorporating her intuitive abilities into her medical career. Her second book, “Dr. Orloff’s: Guide to Intuitive Healing” (Three Rivers Press) provided an excellent perspective on how breakthroughs in healing our body, emotions, and sexuality can be accomplished by listening to intuition and how Dr Orloff applied this in her work as a medical psychiatrist.

“Positive Energy” which has been translated into 23 languages, takes a probing look at the American epidemic of exhaustion and how we can reverse it using specific strategies to build energy and combat draining people. Her New York Times Bestseller, “Emotional Freedom” describes how to transform negative emotions into positive ones with specific techniques.

Dr. Orloff’s latest national bestseller “The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life” (Harmony Books, 2014) describes the power of letting go in everyday life, health, and wellness–an enlivening and sane alternative to pushing, forcing, and over controlling people and situations.

In the talk below she discusses the ideas behind the ecstasy of surrender and her approach to healthy living and mindful medicine.