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

The Emotional Work of Antiracism

How our Feelings Can Help Us Create a More Just World. Starts Sunday, February 28th, 2021 6-week online course $275 This experiential online course explores the emotional and empathic work that support antiracism, equality, inclusion, and justice. Join us in working directly with the power in our emotions so that we can challenge and transform racism and inequality — and build a community of justice and … Read More

Embracing Procrastination

In this video, Karla McLaren introduces two perfectly acceptable ways that people work with their anxiety, based on the work of Dr. Mary Lamia in her book What Motivates Getting Things Done. Dr. Lamia calls these two styles task-oriented and deadline-driven (which is also referred to as procrastination). Both ways of working with anxiety are valuable and necessary, and neither is better or worse than the … Read More

Emotional Genius Online

Discovering the Brilliance in Your Emotions Starts Monday, April 5th, 2021 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! In this course you’ll learn new ways to view emotions as parts of an intelligent, living system that’s vital to everything you … Read More

A better way to think about the purpose of anger

  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 what anger does. 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 Promise of Sleep

A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night’s Sleep This month’s Great Read is a classic written by a pioneer in the field of sleep, the late, great Dr. William Dement Dr. Dement was one of the earliest specialists in sleep science, and he was the founder and director of the Stanford University Sleep Research Center. Besides providing … Read More

Meet the Anxioneers!

In this video, Karla McLaren introduces the Anxioneers. The Anxioneers are licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® (DEI) professionals from all over the world. The Anxioneers met regularly to support Karla in writing her 2020 book, Embracing Anxiety. This video kicks off a series of conversations about the genius of anxiety with the Anxioneers!

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

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