Introducing Embracing Anxiety!

This month, we’re introducing a new video-series based on Karla McLaren’s newest book, Embracing Anxiety! In this video, Karla explores the many ways that anxiety is confused with other emotions and conditions. Although anxiety works alongside these other emotions and conditions, it contains specific gifts and skills to help you:  Anxiety helps you gather all of your resources to complete your tasks and meet your deadlines. … Read More

A better way to think about judgment

In our Emotion Dynamics Facebook group, we search for images or messages that treat emotions and judgment as vital aspects of our lives, but we don’t find many. So we create our own! This meme boldly states that judgment is necessary. Feel free to share this Better Meme. If you’ve read The Language of Emotions or The Art of Empathy, and you’d like to join our … Read More

Emotional Flow Online

Becoming Fluent in The Language of Emotions Starts Monday, November 30th 8 weeks of self-paced multi-media online learning $165 Emotional Flow will help you access the genius inside your emotions. Your emotions are absolutely essential to every aspect of your life — yet few of us were ever taught how to work with them skillfully. In this self-paced 8-week course, empathy pioneer Karla McLaren brings together … Read More

Doubt: A History

The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson This month’s Great Read is a startling exploration of the history of doubters, doubt, apostacy, atheism, and Jennifer Michael Hecht is a philosopher, historian, and poet who chronicles the history of doubt in this well-researched and beautifully-written book. In Doubt: A History, we learn that doubt has always … Read More

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

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

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

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