Thursday, December 24, 2009
This is a review of the CD set "Emotional Freedom," with Judith Orloff, MD
Dr. Judith Orloff
is a holistic psychiatrist who focuses on teaching people psychospiritual approaches to handling psychological challenges. In her 2-CD set Emotional Freedom, Dr. Orloff shares exercises to help transform emotions such as fear, anxiety, frustration, and loneliness. Activating qualities such as courage, self-esteem, connection, and patience, Orloff guides the listener to begin to experience things in a different way. The guidance includes a variety of cues to help the listener relate their emotions to where they are processed in the body. There are many good insights here to build self-awareness and develop skills to process emotions in constructive ways. One thing that I found missing here was more input about how belief-structures underlying emotional patterns may be addressed. The approach Orloff shares may slowly help a person shift from negative thinking to positive thinking, but there are sometimes ways to foster a more rapid shift. Overall, I found this CD set to be helpful. As a holistic counselor and healer I find Dr. Orloff's approaches to be useful and would encourage those seeking to overcome emotional challenges to consider this recording as a potential tool to help them. Self-help books and audios can be beneficial, while it is also quite valuable to have an experienced therapist/counselor/coach available to help you address emotional challenges in an individualized manner.
Jed Shlackman, LMHC, C.Ht.