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. You can develop and strengthen your emotional awareness and your healthy empathy — at home, in your relationships, and at work — with the Emotion Dynamics programs below.

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.

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Healthy Empathy

Healthy Empathy™ helps health and healing professionals develop healthy and sustainable empathy and compassion skills in their practice, in their workplace, and in their lives. Using the groundbreaking Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model, Healthy Empathy makes all of the processes in empathy easily accessible and manageable. This individualized program helps health and healing professionals develop sustainable empathy skills, improve patient/client care outcomes, create a supportive work environment, and nurture themselves with focused self-care practices.

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Emotional Dynamics at Work®

Emotional Dynamics at Work® helps individuals, teams, and organizations develop strong emotional skills and effective communication processes that make the workplace actually work. This individualized and responsive program is designed for organizations wanting to enhance – respectfully and sustainably – emotional awareness and healthy empathy in individuals, in work teams, across departments and divisions, and with current and prospective clients.

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The Latest News From Emotion Dynamics

The Art of Empathy Retreat at Kripalu!
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The Art of Empathy Retreat at Kripalu How to Balance Self-Care with Healthy Relationships February 5th to 10th, 2017 Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts Learn more or register here Empathy is possibly your... Read More

Healthy Empathy in Boulder!
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Healthy Empathy™ How to Give Without Giving it All Away Karla McLaren, M.Ed and Tino Plank, MSN, RN Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:00am to 5:00pm $105 (see the friends and family special below)... Read More

Healthy Empathy in Seattle!
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Healthy Empathy™ How to Give Without Giving it All Away Karla McLaren, M.Ed and Tino Plank, MSN, RN Friday & Saturday, September 23 & 24, 2016 Friday 7:30-9pm and Saturday 10:30am to 5:30pm... Read More

Good boundaries and horse sense
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To create boundaries or not to create boundaries, that is the question… Bobbi McIntyre I can tell you from personal experience about living with an open heart (without boundaries) and living with boundaries.... Read More