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Biography of Dr. Michael R. Smith, Ph.D.

Self-help author offering spiritual teleclasses and empath training
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Hello empaths, lightworkers & sensitives! My name is Michael Smith. I am a spiritual medium, author, and coach and my passion is to help you as an empath, sensitive, indigo, lighworker, starseed or healer find your joy and power amidst all the chaos. I want you to know that you are not alone.

Like you, from the time I was a little child, I knew other people better than they knew themselves. I could tell, like all empaths, when someone was sad, lonely, depressed, or angry. I would cry other people’s tears for them, and absorb their energy unconsciously and this made me very sick for many years. I can teach you how to stop this cycle.

Like most spiritual wayshowers, we must endure the darkness in order that we may truly understand and work with the Light. My ‘trauma’ came as an adult when I continued to ignore signs from Spirit and refused to align with my own truth. My natural listening abilities, which are a hallmark of being an empath (people dump their stories on you!), led me to being a counselor. That’s where spirit really started whacking me over the head to try to get my attention (I didn’t listen). I knew counseling wasn’t right for me because it was only cognitive and existed only in the head. I longed for spiritual work. So, this refusal to listen to my heart manifested in getting fired from 3 consecutive ‘professional’ jobs because I continued to exist in a vibration of fear. Like you may have felt at some point, I felt I needed the job no matter how soul sucking it was. I eventually went bankrupt accumulating $70,000 in debt, was clinically depressed for much of my 20’s and 30’s, entered the psych ward twice, was diagnosed as psychotic (a misdiagnosis that brought much internal shame), had relationships with narcissistic partners, and my low point was a suicide attempt that was thankfully unsuccessful in 2003. A week later I said I must get help and went on a spiritual retreat. That’s when I met my spiritual mentor who saved my life in Santa Fe.

By then, I had had enough of life as a tenure-track professor of counseling. The feelings inside my gut told me that there had to be more. And so the universe manifested the best thing that ever happened to me. I was fired from my lucrative job and I made the radical decision to head for Santa Fe, where at least I had a few friends and a spiritual community of which I could be a part. I didn't have any job interests to speak of, which scared me to death, but I did have a flicker of light in the Heart that things could be better. I have a feeling you have known or know this feeling well.

In Santa Fe, I somehow managed to pay for a degree in polarity therapy energy medicine, started working with clients on and off the body, and started exploring for the first time what it felt like to be grounded in my body. Soon, I started traveling, expanding my lifelong interest in dancing, movement, and yoga. I traveled to Asia and spent some months hiking through rural villages. I shared a memorable bottle of hallucinogenic moonshine (unbenknownst to me!) with the tribal chief. I traveled to Mexico to study and experience the energy of Mayan temples firsthand. I started attending ceremonies in other world religions in addition to my interest in Native American ways: Buddhism, dharma talks, Sufi Zikr, and African trance-dance ceremonies along with exploring spiritual practices like Santaria.

For awhile, I was basically homeless and I spent a summer living in a tent on the side of a hill, learning about sustainable farming practices, at the Lama Foundation in Taos, NM. I became good friends with psychics and healers. I bought a drum and started attending drum ceremonies. I began explorations into martial arts such as Tang Soo Do, and similar healing practices such as Nia (a form of healing movement). My earnest steps were being reflected back to me and I was rewarded with medicine dreams and astral voyages. As I continued to do weekly Native sweat lodge for years and raise my vibration through this and other means, I started spontaneously channeling, and much to my surprise, the archangels started speaking through me quite often. All this occurred in a few years time. I learned also that I was a medium and could talk to spirits in other dimensions.

We are all now learning to accept that things that were formally considered ‘paranormal’ are actually the new normal for us lightworkers and empaths, and you may very well be having your own spiritual and or psychic awakening. My passion is to help you understand that you are a divine being full of light and your only task is to dump the trauma, limiting beliefs, and low vibrational energy you’ve either picked up from others or created yourself. When you do that, you can live a life that helps others through your simple divine presence. That’s what I hope to do for you. I would be so honored. Read about my coaching and classes by clicking the tabs above. With love, Michael R. Smith

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Intuitive empath coach
Dr. Michael R. Smith
The Complete Empath Toolkit includes 7 hours of audio and 3 eBooks.


As the author of three popular books, including
'The Complete Empath Toolkit,' Dr. Smith works to help empaths and highly sensitive people recognize and embrace their gifts. As a doctoral trained counselor and former energy medicine practitioner, his work on empathic sensitivity has been promoted by best-selling authors like Sonia Choquette and Debra Poneman, and he has been featured in documentary films. Dr. Smith has given workshops worldwide, including at New Yorks' Omega Institute,and has received invitations to speak alongside luminaries like Gregg Braden and Marci Shimoff. He is a regular on the teleseminar circuit, appearing on John Burgos 'Beyond the Ordinary Show', as well as Darius Barazandeh's You Wealth Revolution, among countless others for the last 6 years.

He has personally coached several thousand individuals to make stronger connections between mind, body, and Spirit. Over 950,000 individuals have been guided by Dr. Smith's materials. Dr. Smith has spent the last 14 years working with indigenous healers around the world to more deeply explore and promote human potential. He uses indigenous techniques when called for in his work, and is a spiritual medium.  

In addition to his regular successful
  Empath Academy spiritual telecourses which are offered several times a year, he offers a limited number of spiritual teleseminars. He lives in Bar Harbor, Maine. 

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