The Art of Empathy

A Complete Guide to Life’s Most Essential Skill, by Karla McLaren, M.Ed. This month’s Great Read is an in-depth exploration of empathy — what it is, how it works, how it develops, and how you can develop your own healthy empathy. Karla McLaren grew up as a hyper-empathic person who once thought that empathy was a psychic skill (it’s not). She realized her mistake, and dove into … Read More

Welcome to Emotion Dynamics!

We’re starting a monthly series to share videos from our YouTube page that can help you explore emotions and empathy through the Dynamic Emotional Integration framework.    In this video, author and social science researcher Karla McLaren talks about her books The Language of Emotions and The Art of Empathy. She introduces emotions as essential to everything we think and do, and focuses on empathy as … Read More

Befriending Shame

Harness the Power of Your Healthy Conscience Starts Monday, March 2nd  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 the … Read More

A better way to look at fear

In our Facebook group, The Language of Emotions and Empathy, we search for memes and posts that treat emotions and empathy with respect, but we don’t find many. So we’ve started creating our own memes that celebrate the gifts, skills, and genius in the emotions, and we’ll present a new one here each month. Feel free to share these so that Better Memes about emotions will … Read More

The Language of Emotions

What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You, by Karla McLaren, M.Ed. In our Dynamic Emotional Integration® community, we often talk about how difficult it can be to develop emotional awareness and emotional skills. So many books, movies, professionals, memes, and messages tell us to treat our emotions as problems, and that’s not helpful! It’s also completely untrue. In response, we’re starting a monthly Great Reads … Read More

Building a Vibrant Life

A Five-Element Approach Starts Monday, February 3rd 4-week online course We are not just our minds. We are not just our bodies. Nor are we just our emotions or our spirits. Our whole selves are made up of all of these things. Elemental theory looks at all of our different elements: mind, body, emotion, and spirit, as essential parts of who we are. Honoring and supporting … Read More

Licensee Close-up: Pia Ault, MS

Pia Ault is a licensed DEI Trainer living in Dubai. She was a member of the very first cohort of DEI licensees at Empathy Academy and became licensed in 2016. Since then she’s been a pioneer of this work in the Middle East. Her friendly, caring nature combines with her direct and determined personality to create trainings that are well-received by audiences who are used to … Read More

My Journey with and Through Burnout

~ by Camilla Jørgensen, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant. My journey as a bodyworker began 25 years ago, when I met my Hawaiian massage teacher and trained with him over a 12 year period. I was in my early twenties and didn’t really know yet what I wanted to do when I grew up. Now I had found it. He told me I had a healing … Read More

Better Together

~ by Anchen Texter, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant ~ Western culture has stereotypes about emotions that put them into rigid boxes: anger is to be controlled, sadness is only appropriate in certain instances, fear is to be hidden, and happiness is to be expressed, but not too much. There is so much more to our emotional lives than this limited range! What we don’t realize … Read More

Why There Are No Negative Emotions

~ by Jessica Moore, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant ~ How often have you been warned of the dangers of “negative” emotions? Whether from psychologists or New Age gurus, that phrase is repeated so often that I wouldn’t blame you at all if you took it as gospel. I used to feel that way! But what if the truth was radically different? What if all emotions … Read More

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