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

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

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

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