Innovative and effective
I began co-leading Six Sensory New York (affiliated with fellow Hay House author Sonia Choquette) and I was happy to invite Dave to speak. As always, he delivered: a packed house; his characteristic funny, warm and humble way of teaching a fascinated audience about a new way of healing; on-the-spot healing demonstrations; and sold-out books. He is always our most popular speaker, with the highest percentage of attendees either buying a book or booking a private session, typically both. His approach to healing is both innovative and effective, and his book, Self-Care For the Self-Aware is groundbreaking. He has a proven track record as a wonderful and experienced speaker and healer, and is well-known and well-connected in the Mind-Body-Spirit community.
How Dave Became “The Empath Guy”
IT ALL STARTED...
You know when the Universe sends you a message repeatedly and from multiple sources?
Of course you do.
Dave Markowitz had been told he is an Empath by many people over many years, but it wasn’t until he had a clear, direct experience that he began to understand what that meant and how that could benefit his clients.
He was invited to a friend of a friend’s birthday party that consisted of going to seven bars in seven hours on a party bus. And, at the end of the night Dave was drunk. Not uncommon, right? Well, except that he hadn’t drank anything but water the entire evening!
In fact, Dave hadn’t drank alcohol in years; he pretty much avoided the bar scene because his intuitive and empathic skills made those types of environments a rather unpleasant experience. Oftentimes in any type of group setting, he found himself getting drained, feeling confused, or even anxious.
Dave says that most of us were never taught how to healthily deal with the gift of being Highly Sensitive. He adds that we had to unconsciously devise systems to make certain situations more bearable. And some of us consciously applied methods that seemed effective but still left us facing our very same challenges all over again.
The patterns we created to preserve the self and even the tools we’re told to use (putting up a wall, encasing the self in light, etc.,) are good in the short term, but over the long term they block us from: true healing; opening the self to having what we want; and experiencing life on a deep, connected level. In fact, those same patterns can make us chronically unwell.
There is hope for Highly Sensitive People (HSP) to not just heal, but to also thrive in a world that typically doesn’t understand us!
Dave has worked with thousands of HSPs. And by following the steps he intuited, healing is not only possible it’s the norm. He’ll lovingly guide you in fine-tuning your empathic abilities so that these talents can be used as gifts rather than seen as a burden. Dave will teach you how to not be a sponge of others’ energies and how to heal what you’ve already accumulated.
By healing ourselves first, we’re then more present for others. The HSP’s mere presence becomes a beacon of possibility and an invitation to healing and wholeness for all.
Dave shows HSPs exactly how to transform illness into vitality, and mystery into clarity.
- Dave has lectured with Deepak Chopra and Gary Null
- His first book, Healing with Source reached number 3 in its category on Amazon.com in its first week, September, 2010. It is endorsed by bestselling authors Lynn Andrews, Dannion and Kathryn Brinkley, Dr. Meg Blackburn Losey, and Shirley MacLaine.
- Dave’s second book, Self-Care for the Self-Aware: A Guide for Highly Sensitive People, Empaths, Intuitives, and Healers hit number 3 in its category in October 2014; has been in the Top 20 in its category on Amazon for 41 consecutive months by “word of mouse” alone; has a 4.4-Star average rating on Amazon; and most importantly, has transformed thousands of lives!
- He is a featured writer in Positive Health, Europe’s number one online publication in its genre, and also a former contributor for the now defunct (but not because of Dave’s writing), Kinetics Magazine published by Kathryn Brinkley.
- Dave’s popular interviews include ABCNews, Virtual Light Broadcast, and Lynn Andrews, best-selling author of Medicine Woman. Links to video and audio interviews at the MEDIA page.
What People Are Saying About Dave
“I had the pleasure of interviewing Dave on WomanTalk Live
Radio. His book opens us up to a whole different way of looking at healing pain and illness. Learning what repressed emotions do to us when we hold on to them, how important it is to release them, and learning how to do so is a huge gift we can give ourselves to help us finally get out of our own way so that we can live a loving, fulfilled
life. Thanks, Dave, for teaching us about this gift.”
– Ann Quasman
, Host, WomanTalk Live Radio, Baltimore MD
“I must tell you I am sitting here with such a smile on my face. I knew you were awesome…but now I am positive of just how awesome you are!!!! It has definitely taken some of the pain and burden away. I will be doing more of the things you recommended now. PROMISE!! Thank you seems so little but...thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
– Sheila L.
, Angel Readings, Certified Reiki Master, Commack, NY
“You bring the magic of simple listening everywhere you go, opening hearts and minds to the truth of power and possibility in this universe, in this life. I love you, Dave. Thank you for sharing this moment of grace with me. I always feel like the example of your life guides me in the realization of my own, but I guess that's what we're each here for, no? To help one another remember the way back...?”
“Dave is a gift (to all of us) from God. He has such a simple and clear understanding of the universe and energy and how it relates to all of us. He has helped me, members of my family, and even my dog! He is also a gifted speaker and author. What more is there to say? He is amazing; I highly recommend him.”
– Lisa Mueller
, Executive Director at Celebrity Entertainment Corp, Greater New York City Area
In this new shift, my next step in personal growth, You (Dave) played a significant role. You were a huge part of my "turn around" and what's amazing is that your way of influencing me was so subtle and gentle that I did not even notice how you were helping me improve my life—and that is an incredible gift.
Everyone likes to state their opinion—to prove their point of view—to be listened to and admired. However, very few are like you. You listen patiently and with an open heart. And your (I can even say "trademark") style is that you don't jump to conclusions or instantaneously spit out your ‘final’ opinion on the situation that's being shared with you.
You don't assume that you know the answer or that you have a perfect solution, you don't even preach on what is morally wrong or right. You simply plant a little seed in one's mind and let it grow as a beautiful tree; free, and independent of your own perceptions.
You have (very subtly) planted seeds in my own mind, and I have allowed them to grow. I never felt like you were ‘teaching’ me anything or that you are superior to me. You didn't judge me, but simply listened, and in just a few simple and warm suggestions and comments you have planted those important seeds of encouragement that have now grown to be little stubs sticking out from the soil of my mind, and I will now nurture them with great care and they will grow like big beautiful trees, as big as I want them to be!
You are a very special human being and I am thankful that I met you. I have a feeling that you will go far in this life, and you will help many people along the way.
“Your desire and determination to do what you are doing is creating an Aura that immediately reminded me of when I saw Deepak's; the energy that flows has a special density that tells us that you are determined to take your truth out there. The gift is to understand that the space that you are holding, at the center, at the heart, has an equilibrium that transforms everything; even your aura.”
– Bea, Writer, Los Angeles
Dear Dave, I stand in Great Appreciation for Who You Are and for the Light You bring through to many. You have offered me a very freeing idea to enjoy reflecting upon -- that none my issues/symptoms are 'mine.' There is True Power in this idea.
And to repeat what I heard about You during our meditation together, I offer again:"You're clear as water and as powerful as Light"
– Lora 'Abrielle' Medina, Lightworker, California
“I just shared with a friend what I learned about healing since meeting you. The forgiveness meditation continues to be a useful tool for me to heal with love and peace and move on without "sticky" issues bogging me down. I thank you for that. I continue to be open and receptive to learning from you and the books you have written. You inspire me – and today, I inspire myself. Wishing you
well on this beautiful day!”
– Diana , Vancouver, WA, USA
“Amazing; he carries the Wand of Hermes. Experience a personally guided tour into the Realms of the GODS. A transformational journey like no other – into the Magic of Light. My Sincerest Thanks”
– Gigi, Portland, OR
“Healing is an art form, and Dave paints at a profound level.”
– Edward Agolia, Co-Director of The Energy Center
“Your work is very impressive. I love how you break down explanations so that even people like me, who know nothing about your work, end up leaving with so much new information. I also love the charisma you have with all the people in the room. Everything I am learning is so new for me, but somehow it all makes sense. I loved both events I attended, the Healing Circle and the Lecture; it's still such an
eye opener for me to realize that stuff (emotions) can be so deeply buried and affect us years later. Thanks so much.”
– Mercedes, NYC
“When I first met you...I was taken back by your kindness and appreciation of all the baggage we were carrying with us. You made it clear how un-necessary this was and gave some insight as to how to drop it at the curb. Thank you!”
– Sheila, Long Island NY
“Dave, it was great to meet you. I know your value as a healer first hand and as one who is working to be a healer to see you in your passion as a healer grounded in love. I hold you in the highest of light; you will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you and Namaste.”
“Tonight was amazing. I am so very happy to have had our paths intersect. You are indeed a jewel. You have a powerful punch. You communicate so that the listener is engaged & you do it with humor and a lightness that's refreshing!”
– Myrna De Jesus, Vortex Energy Healer/Massage Therapist, NYC
“Thank you for your kind and insightful words. You are BRIGHT, as I clearly sensed the first moment I met you. And YOUR PRAYERS strike me like an angelic thunderbolt. Many blessings, much gratitude, and may all you want come easily and miraculously your way. Thank you again.”
“Dave has very beautiful energy and I always learn interesting things from him and the group of people he attracts.”
– Anonymous Healing Circle attendee
“Mr. Markowitz is indeed well-placed on the cutting
edge of his field. His insights synthesize newer and
more meaningful depths and impart information that is
far more enlightened than we think we deserve. I recommend
you to use Mr. Markowitz's talents wisely as he
will provide an extra dimension to your day.”
– Mr. S.J. Benjamin, Editor, New York City