Your emotions – all of them – are the motivation for everything you think and every action you take.

Understanding your emotions and knowing how to work with them will improve every part of your life.

Welcome to Emotion Dynamics, an educational foundation devoted to bringing powerful emotional awareness and healthy empathy to everyone.

This foundation is based on the work of award-winning author and pioneering researcher Karla McLaren, M.Ed., whose grand unified theory of emotions revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens startling new pathways to self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy. This work also encompasses McLaren’s groundbreaking Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model, which makes all of the processes in healthy empathy easily understandable, accessible, and attainable.

All of this work is the focus of Dynamic Emotional Integration® (also known as DEI) a leading-edge process to help you develop keen emotional awareness, healthy empathic skills, and emotionally-respectful mindfulness practices. DEI trainings, presentations, and individual consultations are offered by licensed DEI professionals across the globe.


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Your emotions and your empathy are vital to your ability to think, to feel, to learn, to experience the world, to communicate, and to love -- and you can develop and strengthen your emotional awareness and your empathy at any stage of your life.

DEI professionals offer workshops and courses in their communities and on our sister site, You can learn more every month in our free newsletter.


Each of your emotions contains a specific form of genius that you can learn to access with Dynamic Emotional Integration® (also known as DEI).

This 88-page Dynamic Emotional Integration® Workbook helps you explore your 17 essential emotions and the skills and practices that will help you understand and work with each one of them brilliantly.


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