Licensee Close-Up: Amanda Ball, MS

Amanda is a licensed DEI Trainer and Consultant and lead instructor at Empathy Academy. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Currently living in Sonoma County, California, Amanda considers herself “bi-coastal,” as she also spends a fair amount of time in New England where she grew up. Amanda’s sensitive and loving spirit bring an exuberant passion to all that she does. In addition … Read More

Licensee Close-up: Bobbi McIntyre

Bobbi is a licensed DEI Trainer and Consultant and Equine-Assisted Life Coach living in the upstate area of South Carolina. She was a member of the very first cohort of DEI licensees at Empathy Academy and became licensed in 2016. Bobbi was also the first woman to qualify as a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer. She’s tough! But her patient, loving nature shines the brightest, creating a compassionate … Read More

Licensee Close-up: Pia Ault, MS

Pia Ault is a licensed DEI Trainer living in Dubai. She was a member of the very first cohort of DEI licensees at Empathy Academy and became licensed in 2016. Since then she’s been a pioneer of this work in the Middle East. Her friendly, caring nature combines with her direct and determined personality to create trainings that are well-received by audiences who are used to … Read More

My Journey with and Through Burnout

~ by Camilla Jørgensen, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant. My journey as a bodyworker began 25 years ago, when I met my Hawaiian massage teacher and trained with him over a 12 year period. I was in my early twenties and didn’t really know yet what I wanted to do when I grew up. Now I had found it. He told me I had a healing … 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

Here we gather…to honor our emotions!

by Jennifer Asdorian, licensed DEI Trainer and Consultant 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 … Read More

Empathy in the Middle East

Pia Ault, MS, licensed DEI Trainer shares the experience of her recent empathy workshop in Saudi Arabia. A few months ago, I was invited to hold a workshop on Dynamic Emotional Integration® in Saudi Arabia, at a large government university (male only) for managers and directors. As men and boys are typically part of what we call the exile group – that is, a group who are … Read More

How Close is Close Enough?

by Pia Ault, MS, licensed DEI Trainer and Equine Assisted Coach Practitioner Co-Creation and Connection happened in abundance in last week’s “Let Go and Be Enough” horse-guided workshop in Dubai. When working with horses, we believe “pressure motivates but release teaches,” and six women applied this concept when actively moving and directing a 1000 lb animal around an arena. To get to that point in the workshop, … Read More

Introducing Emotion Swells: Reaching Life Destinations!

Emotion Swells by Andrea Watkins, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant Long ago, before sextants or GPS, sailors navigated by using constellations, winds, and ocean waves. When it was daylight or the stars in the night sky were veiled by cloud cover, skilled navigators would slow down to feel the swells, harness the power of their fiery visions and dreams, and make adjustments to their course based on what … Read More

Good Boundaries and Horse Sense

To create boundaries or not to create boundaries, that is the question… by Bobbi McIntyre, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant I can tell you from personal experience about living with an open heart (without boundaries) and living with boundaries. I fell into the trap (as do others) of believing that living with an open heart is the epitome of love and/or spirituality. I learned it from … Read More

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