A new DEI licensing program for mental health professionals!

Emotions contain vital healing wisdom Recent research is helping us see that emotions are vital to nearly everything we do. Though we have misunderstood emotions for centuries and treated them very poorly, we are beginning to understand their value and their power. Emotions help us attach value to information. They help us decide whether people are safe or unsafe. They help us choose our careers. They … Read More

Better Together

~ by Anchen Texter, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant ~ Western culture has stereotypes about emotions that put them into rigid boxes: anger is to be controlled, sadness is only appropriate in certain instances, fear is to be hidden, and happiness is to be expressed, but not too much. There is so much more to our emotional lives than this limited range! What we don’t realize … Read More

Why There Are No Negative Emotions

~ by Jessica Moore, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant ~ How often have you been warned of the dangers of “negative” emotions? Whether from psychologists or New Age gurus, that phrase is repeated so often that I wouldn’t blame you at all if you took it as gospel. I used to feel that way! But what if the truth was radically different? What if all emotions … Read More

Educate with Empathy – a more effective way to learn.

~ by Anchen Texter,  DEI Trainer & Consultant Comfort and safety are feelings you might not associate with online courses, but these two values are at the core of empathic course design. Every day, our bodies shift from the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and replenish) to the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) and back again as we go from home to work, or from a … Read More

Resolutions and Emotions

~ by Sherry Jean Olander, DEI Trainer & Consultant ~ Most people I know don’t even bother to make New Year’s resolutions. Some folks who really want to make lasting changes in their life start out with the best of intentions, but you know the drill – they end up overwhelmed, discouraged, and depressed by the 2nd week of January. Are you one of these people? … Read More

Holiday Tips for Emotional Health

by Sherry J. Olander, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant This time of year is chock full of holidays from various cultures and religions. In America, the holiday season usually begins at Thanksgiving and continues until New Year’s Day. During this time there is a lot going on and most people will say that it is very stressful! If you are familiar with Dynamic Emotional Integration® and the … Read More

3 Secrets Healthy Empaths Know That Transform Stuck Emotional Patterns

By Jessica Moore, Licensed DEI Trainer Are you a sensitive person who feels just a bit too much? Do you struggle with cycling anxiety or self-criticism? Do you sometimes just wish your emotions would go away and give you a break? I am here to tell you that even though your emotions may be causing problems for you, your emotions themselves are not the problem. If … Read More

Ego, Shame, & Cognitive Dissonance

by Jessica Moore, licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer In today’s polarized social and political climate, it can be hard to maintain integrity and empathy in our interactions with those who don’t agree with us. One of our most helpful allies in this is the much-maligned and often-misunderstood emotion of shame. Even though shame isn’t the easiest emotion to feel and work with, it is invaluable in … Read More

Taking Life in Stride

An emotions-based equine experience Led by Bobbi McIntyre, licensed DEI® Trainer & Consultant Co-facilitated by Andrea Watkins, licensed DEI® Trainer & Consultant  Humans are emotional beings. There’s no denying it, no matter how hard we try. Thankfully, having emotions is a really good thing. Emotions teach us about life, ourselves, and how to live with other people. They show our friends and partners who we are, … Read More

Here we gather…to honor our emotions!

by Jennifer Asdorian, licensed DEI® Trainer Earlier this year, a dear friend of mine became engaged. She and her fiancé wanted a do-it-yourself wedding in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Their plan was to have guests backpack to the high camp and also give everyone invited a job to do. They asked me to be one of two officiants, and I took the opportunity to create … Read More

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