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 self-care program based on your unique needs. This 4-month immersion into emotions, self-healing, and self-care will help you uncover the unique genius in your emotions and support you as you develop new awareness … 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 respectable people with healthy self-esteem. You can watch longer individual videos on each of these emotions on our YouTube channel: The Emotions and Their Gifts playlist at YouTube May your shame and contentment … 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 forever. In Entering the Sacred River of Grief, you’ll learn about the important aspects of good ritual and gather together to mourn, to cry, to laugh, to rage; and to feel into the depths … 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 “bi-coastal,” as she also spends a fair amount of time in New England where she grew up. Amanda’s sensitive and loving spirit bring an exuberant passion to all that she does. In addition … Read More

Befriending Shame

Harness the Power of Your Healthy Conscience Starts Monday, October 26, 2020 4-week online course $145   Understanding shame and knowing how to work with it can improve every area of your life! In this experiential online course about the often-misunderstood emotion of shame, you’ll learn how to work with your shame in healthy and surprising new ways. This course is designed to help you understand … Read More

A better way to think about emotions and problems

  In our Emotion Dynamics Facebook group, we search for images or messages that treat emotions and empathy with respect, but we don’t find many. So we create our own! This meme helps us think more clearly about the connection between emotions and problems, and it challenges a lot of messages that blame emotions for everything. Feel free to share this Better Meme. If you’ve read … Read More

Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)

Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris and Eliot Aronson This month’s Great Read is a classic by social psychologists and researchers Carol Tavris and Eliot Aronson, who present a readable, direct, and often uncomfortable(!) explanation of cognitive dissonance – which is our human tendency to hold onto flawed ideas or behaviors even when all of the data suggest that … Read More

Sadness, Grief, and Depression are Necessary

A short video on three healing emotions in the Sadness Family There are three emotions in the Sadness Family that help us us let go, restore ourselves, mourn, and rejuvenate ourselves: sadness, grief, and depression. All three of these emotions are connected, but each has a specific purpose and you can learn how to work with them individually and together by understanding their similarities and differences. … Read More

Understanding Your Emotions with DEI

An introductory course to the DEI approach to emotions Starts Saturday, October 3rd. 4-week online course 169 € / $200 with DEI Trainer and Consultant Camilla Jørgensen Topics we will cover: The four emotion families and their intelligence. The four keys to emotional genius and how to apply them. The Mindfulness Practices and which emotions they are suited for (including Defining Your Boundaries, Grounding and Focusing, … Read More

A better way to think about “soft skills”

In our Emotion Dynamics Facebook group, we search for images or messages that treat emotions and empathy with respect, but we don’t find many. So we create our own! This meme helps us think more clearly about the silly idea that emotional skills are soft skills. As we’ve all seen, when people don’t have emotional skills, they can create the hardest problems there are. Feel free … Read More

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