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The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Intuitive and Highly Sensitive People
featuring Dr. Judith Orloff, Peter Bedard, MA, CHt, Kala Ambrose, Robin Wimbiscus and Cindy Griffith, MA!
This practical, empowering, and supportive weekend, featuring Dr. Judith Orloff, author of "The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People," is designed to guide empaths and highly sensitive people through their unique challenges and help loved ones better understand their needs and gifts.
March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Virginia Beach , VA


Are you someone who seems to absorb the physical or emotional energy of those around you?
Do you know what’s happening to other people before they tell you?  
Are you quickly overwhelmed by noise and confusion?
Do others tell you that you are “too sensitive”? 
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this is the program you’ve been searching for.

This practical, empowering, and supportive weekend is designed to guide empaths and highly sensitive people through their unique challenges and help loved ones better understand their needs and gifts. You will gain valuable resources for nurturing your empathy and developing coping skills in our high-stimulus world, while fully embracing your gifts of intuition, compassion, creativity, and spiritual connection.

Dr. Orloff and our panel of intuitives and spiritual teachers will share simple, effective strategies to stop absorbing stress and physical symptoms from others and to protect yourself from narcissists and other energy vampires. You'll learn how to ride the waves of emotional energy tossed about by others and to build protective fields in the aura to avoid being overwhelmed.

You will also experience:

  • Exercises to help you identify your empath type and where you are on the empathy and sensitivity spectrum
  • Tools for protecting yourself from sensory overload, exhaustion, addictions, and compassion fatigue while replenishing your vital energy
  • Ways to raise your energetic vibration to protect yourself from being influenced by other people’s energies
  • How to find the right work that feeds you and best matches your special gifts
  • Ways to navigate intimate relationships without feeling overwhelmed
  • Guidance for parenting and raising empathic children
  • Awakening the empath’s gift of intuition and deepening your spiritual connection to all living beings

“For being a ‘sensitive’ and capable of the interpretations of the emotions of others is not easy…”
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Restore your balance and find your center!

For any sensitive person who’s been told to “grow a thick skin,” here is a lifelong guide for staying fully open while building resilience, exploring your gifts of depth and compassion, and feeling welcome and valued by a world that desperately needs what you have to offer.

What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? “Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,” says Dr. Judith Orloff. “But for empaths it goes much further. We actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.”

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: A limited number of partial scholarships are available for most programs. Contact A.R.E. Customer Service for details.

Restore your balance and find your center!
Additional Info and Schedule
March 23 - 25, 2018
Virginia Beach Headquarters
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Judith Orloff, MD is the NY Times bestselling author of The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People which helps sensitive people to thrive in an often insensitive world. 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, the Oprah Magazine and USA Today. She is also Times best-selling author of Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive Healing. To learn more about Dr. Orloff and her free empath support newsletter visit "


co-author of Convergence Healing: Healing Pain with Energetic Love, has an MA in consciousness studies and extensive training in hypnotherapy. Through his expertise working with anxiety, addiction, and chronic conditions, Peter has developed a tried and true process for creating the path to wellness—Convergence Healing. Peter uses his talents to guide people away from their addictive/compulsive behaviors and pains, both physical and emotional, to find a meaningful life. His website,, features alternative methods of healing, their application, and how they work.


Robin Wimbiscus is a freelance illustrator, visual arts teacher and mentor who conducts workshops across the US, where she teaches individuals and groups to understand their emotions and reduce fear and trauma though artistic expression and interpretation her company, ReAlign, offers programs that she developed called Intuitive Art Education and Awareness. She discovered that the colors you paint with are your own personal road map for life.


Kala Ambrose is your travel guide to the other side. Award winning author, wisdom teacher, podcaster and lifestyle expert, she helps entrepreneurs, seekers and visionaries live their best life. She is the author of six books including The Awakened Dreamer, The Awakened Psychic, and The Awakened Aura. Kala has taught thousands around the world how to connect with their soul path and destiny. Learn more about Kala at

“Kala is a wonderful, knowledgeable, deeply spiritual lady.”
“She has taught me how to tap into the power of my higher self and to live each day, regardless of what happens, with a greater sense of peace, fulfillment and gratitude.”

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Cindy Griffith, MA is a Psychic, Metaphysics Teacher and Huffington Post blogger; author of Soul Soothers: Mini Meditations for Busy Lives and Grow Your Spiritual Business. She graduated from Empire State College, with a Bachelor of Science in Spiritual Counseling and Healing and her Masters in Consciousness Development. She teaches metaphysics, spiritual and psychic development and topics relating to the Cayce teachings online through, at the Edgar Cayce Center in Virginia Beach and in Tokyo with Voice Workshops. She offers psychic and channeled sessions at the A.R.E. Psychic Fairs, her Virginia Beach office, and fairs around the country. Find out more about Cindy, her articles, books, classes and psychic readings at