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!

A better way to treat guilt, shame, and anxiety

In our Emotion Dynamics Facebook group, we search for images or messages that treat emotions as vital aspects of our lives, but we don’t find many. So we build our own! This meme helps us look at guilt, shame, and anxiety in new ways. Feel free to share this Better Meme. If you’ve read The Language of Emotions or The Art of Empathy, and you’d like … Read More

Befriending Sadness

Welcoming Flow into Your Life This course is already in progress, and it will be offered again soon. We invite you to explore our other course offerings at Empathy Academy: 4-week online course $145 Relaxing and taking care of yourself comes easily when you can access your sadness! Having a healthy relationship with sadness means you recognize when it’s time to let things go. In Befriending … Read More

Licensee Close-Up: Francine Bélanger

Francine is a licensed DEI Trainer who lives in Ontario, Canada. She was in the very first cohort of DEI licensees, and she is also a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach and yoga instructor. When she is not working in those fields, she fills her time pursuing some of her other talents and passions – gardening, stage acting, and voice acting. Her playful, kind, and inspiring … Read More

Supersense

Why We Believe in the Unbelievable This month’s Great Read helps us look at superstitions not as signs of ignorance, but as signs of our brains working in unusual ways to make sense of the world. If you lost your wedding ring, and I offered to replace it with an exact and shiny new duplicate, would you accept it — or would your previous ring carry … Read More

Introducing Embracing Anxiety!

This month, we’re introducing a new video-series based on Karla McLaren’s newest book, Embracing Anxiety! In this video, Karla explores the many ways that anxiety is confused with other emotions and conditions. Although anxiety works alongside these other emotions and conditions, it contains specific gifts and skills to help you:  Anxiety helps you gather all of your resources to complete your tasks and meet your deadlines. … Read More

A better way to think about judgment

In our Emotion Dynamics Facebook group, we search for images or messages that treat emotions and judgment as vital aspects of our lives, but we don’t find many. So we create our own! This meme boldly states that judgment is necessary. 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

Doubt: A History

The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson This month’s Great Read is a startling exploration of the history of doubters, doubt, apostacy, atheism, and Jennifer Michael Hecht is a philosopher, historian, and poet who chronicles the history of doubt in this well-researched and beautifully-written book. In Doubt: A History, we learn that doubt has always … Read More

Shame and Contentment Rely on Each Other

Introducing two emotions that should work together Shame and contentment are close friends, and when they work well, they almost always work together. These two social emotions they help us become respectful and respectable people with healthy self-esteem. You can watch longer individual videos on each of these emotions on our YouTube channel: The Emotions and Their Gifts playlist at YouTube May your shame and contentment … Read More

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