The Body Has a Mind of its Own

How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better, by Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee This month’s Great Read is a marvelous book about your body’s proprioceptive system, which helps you map and locate your body in space. This book helped Karla McLaren reframe the aura so that the concept of boundaries could be accessible to everyone. Sandra and Matthew Blakeslee are science … Read More

Befriending Anger

Skills to Help You Make an Ally out of Anger Starts Monday, August 31st 4-week online course $145 You need your anger, and your anger needs your support! Your anger is crucial to your sense of yourself, your ability to know who you are and what you want, and your ability to set boundaries. When you know how to work with your anger, your life can … Read More

The Gift of Fear

And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence by Gavin de Becker This month’s Great Read can help you access the genius in your fear and anxiety. Gavin de Becker is a security expert who tells us how to work with our innate intuition — our fear — so that we can detect and avoid violence. The Gift of Fear is a wonderful handbook for … Read More

Fear, Anxiety, and Panic are Necessary

A short video on three vital emotions in the Fear Family Fear, Anxiety, and Panic are up for many of us right now and they have important information to share with us. You can learn how to embrace the gifts and skill these emotions bring to you. It’s normal to feel multiple emotions, especially in times of trouble. Fear, anxiety, and panic bring you very specific … Read More

A better way to think about fear, anxiety, and panic

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 you understand the differences and similarities between fear, anxiety, and panic so that you can understand how to work with each one — or all three of them if necessary. Feel free to share … Read More

Embracing Anxiety

How to Access the Genius of This Vital Emotion by Karla McLaren This month’s Great Read is a book we’re excited to share! It’s Karla McLaren’s brand new book about the gifts and skills your anxiety brings to you. Embracing Anxiety is an in-depth guide to the emotion Karla calls “your task-completion expert.” She helps you work with anxiety directly and identify the many other emotions … Read More

Licensee Close-up: Bobbi McIntyre

Bobbi is a licensed DEI Trainer and Consultant and Equine-Assisted Life Coach living in the upstate area of South Carolina. She was a member of the very first cohort of DEI licensees at Empathy Academy and became licensed in 2016. Bobbi was also the first woman to qualify as a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer. She’s tough! But her patient, loving nature shines the brightest, creating a compassionate … Read More

Multiple Emotions are Necessary

A short video on why it’s important for your emotions to work together Starting this month, we’re exploring how multiple emotions arise together to support each other, especially during difficult and uncertain times. Your emotions bring you gifts and skills, and it’s normal to require more than one gift and more than one skill! In this video Karla McLaren introduces one of the Four Keys to … Read More

A better way to think about sadness and grief

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, and sometimes we rework terrible ones. This meme comes from a meme we found that told people to suppress their emotions and throw happiness on top of suffering. It was terrible, so Karla rewrote it. Feel free … Read More

The Managed Heart

Commercialization of Human Feeling by Arlie Russell Hochschild This month’s Great Read is a deservedly famous book by sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild, who developed the concept of emotional labor. Emotional labor refers to the ways we manage, conceal, inflate, or studiously ignore our own emotions (and the emotions of others) in the context of the workplace. Emotional labor is a crucial part of many jobs, yet … Read More

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