The Surprising Genius of Anxiety and Depression

Join Karla McLaren and Anxioneers and Dynamic Emotional Integration® professionals Sarah Alexander in Oregon, Sherry Olander in Virginia, and Jen Nate in Alberta, Canada in this exploration of the important relationship between anxiety and depression. Although these two emotions may seem opposite one another, they actually arise to support each other. As Sarah, Jen, and Sherry shared in their examples, they learned to listen to their … Read More

Befriending Anger

Skills to Help You Make an Ally out of Anger Starts Monday, May 3rd, 2021 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 … Read More

A better way to think about confusion

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 usually have to create our own! This meme helps us think more clearly about the gifts in confusion. 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

The Age of Empathy

A Primatologist Explores the Development of Empathy in Primates This month’s Great Read is a wonderful exploration of the deep roots of empathy in our primate cousins by Sir Frans de Waal. Dr. de Waal began his study of primates by watching for violence, conflict, and warring behaviors, but he soon realized that there were just as many soothing, comforting, fight-avoiding, and consolation behaviors among the … Read More

Conscious Questioning for Anxiety

Join Karla McLaren and Anxioneers and Dynamic Emotional Integration® professionals Bobbi McIntyre from South Carolina, Francine Bélanger from Ontario, Canada, and Camilla Jørgensen from Copenhagen, Denmark, in this discussion on the importance working consciously with your anxiety. Conscious Questioning for Anxiety is the main practice for supporting anxiety. As Bobbi and Francine point out, the practice of list-making is a crucial part of this practice, and … Read More

Emotional Genius Online

Discovering the Brilliance in Your Emotions This course is already in progress, and it will be offered again in the fall. We invite you to explore our other course offerings at Empathy Academy: 6-week online course $215 *CE Credits Available Emotions are possibly your greatest source of instincts, intelligence, and energy — and you can learn how to access the brilliance in each one of them! … Read More

A better way to understand sadness, grief, and depression

  In our Emotion Dynamics Facebook group, we search for images or messages that treat emotions respectfully, but we don’t find many. We usually just create our own! This meme helps us understand the differences between sadness, grief, and depression. 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 Facebook … Read More

Why We Believe What We Believe

Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth This month’s Great Read delves into beliefs — why we have them, how they work, and what purpose they play. Andrew Newberg is a professor of Radiology and Psychiatry who studied the brain scans of people as they prayed, meditated, and spoke in tongues. Why We Believe What We Believe is a fascinating journey into the cognitive … Read More

Entering the Sacred River of Grief

A Community Healing Ritual Starts Saturday, March 13th, 2021 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 … Read More

Befriending Fear

Starts Monday, March 8th, 2021 4-week online course $145 Examine Your Assumptions about Fear In this course you will explore your own beliefs about what fear is and isn’t, learn different practices to help work with this essential emotion, and discover its connection to your instincts and intuition. Befriending Fear Length: 4 weeks Dates: Monday, March 8th to Friday, April 2nd, 2021 Instructor: Licensed Dynamic Emotional … Read More

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