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 EmotionDynamics.org, an educational foundation devoted to bringing powerful emotional awareness and healthy empathy to everyone!

The Emotion Dynamics 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.

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.

Emotion Dynamics Training and Consultation Programs

Dynamic Emotional Integration®

Dynamic Emotional Integration® (also known as DEI) is a leading-edge training program and consultation 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 in the United States and internationally.

The Latest News From Emotion Dynamics

Self-Care Immersion

Emotional Healing, Self-Awareness, and Healthy Community Starts Monday, January 18th, 2021 4-month program $1200 *CE Credits Available *Application Required Join an empathic online community to explore new information about emotions and develop your own... Read More

Shame and Contentment Rely on Each Other

Introducing two emotions that should work together Shame and contentment are close friends, and when they work well, they almost always work together. These two social emotions they help us become respectful and... Read More

Entering the Sacred River of Grief

A Community Healing Ritual Starts Saturday, October 31st 2-week online course into 3-day ritual $225 Grief is a powerfully healing emotion that helps us mourn our losses and honor that which is gone... Read More

Licensee Close-Up: Amanda Ball, MS

Amanda is a licensed DEI Trainer and Consultant and lead instructor at Empathy Academy. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Currently living in Sonoma County, California, Amanda considers herself... Read More