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

Emotional Genius Online

Discovering the Brilliance in Your Emotions Starts Monday, September 28th 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 do. … Read More

Understanding Your Emotions with DEI

An introductory course to the DEI approach to emotions Starts Saturday, October 3rd. 4-week online course 169 € / $200 with DEI Trainer and Consultant Camilla Jørgensen Topics we will cover: The four emotion families and their intelligence. The four keys to emotional genius and how to apply them. The Mindfulness Practices and which emotions they are suited for (including Defining Your Boundaries, Grounding and Focusing, … Read More

A better way to think about “soft skills”

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 silly idea that emotional skills are soft skills. As we’ve all seen, when people don’t have emotional skills, they can create the hardest problems there are. Feel free … Read More

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

Entering the Sacred River of Grief

A Community Healing Ritual Starts Saturday, September 5th 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 Grie, 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 the depths … 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

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