My professional bio and personal story
For over two decades, Dr. Michael R. Smith has worked to help empaths and highly sensitive people recognize and embrace their gifts. As a doctoral trained educational psychologist/counselor and energy healing practitioner, his work on empathic sensitivity has been endorsed and promoted by best-selling authors like Sonia Choquette and Judith Orloff. He has been featured in documentary films and on numerous mind-body healing summits, including the Shift Network.
Dr. Smith has given workshops worldwide, including at New Yorks' Omega Institute. He has personally coached several thousand individuals to make stronger connections between mind, body, and Spirit. Over a million individuals have been guided by Dr. Smith's materials since 2007. Dr. Smith has spent the last 16 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, although that is not the focus of his work and advocacy.
He offers classes and coaching to support empaths and highly sensitive people in their journey to awakening and empowerment.
He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan with his husband, where they both engage in a regular yoga practice, gardening, hiking, and caring for their cat, Mocha. He previously lived in Bar Harbor, Maine (2016-2019); Santa Fe, NM (2005-2010), Ft.Collins/Denver, CO (1990's, 2010-16), Reno, NV (1999-2002), and other stints in Ohio, Wyoming, Los Angeles, and Minnesota.
"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!!"
"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)...my Mom took one look at me & said 'I knew how important this appointment with Michael was going to be...you actually, look like yourself.' She rejoices with me in this healing.May the healing continue....can’t wait for our next session"
"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."