Emotions and Resolutions

~ by Sherry Jean Olander, DEI Trainer & Consultant ~ photo credit: Heather Giasson 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 … Read More

Licensee Close-Up: Dariusz Klupi

Dariusz is a DEI Trainer who lives in Kraków, Poland. He has spent over 20 years working in the IT industry in organizations of various size in 3 countries in Europe and Asia. He offers DEI workshops in Polish and English. Q&A with Dariusz Klupi What brought you to this work? In general, a need to understand emotions, both current and those from the past. I received … 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

A better way to view the gifts of sadness

  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 usually have to create our own! This meme helps us think more clearly about the gifts of sadness. Feel free to share this Better Meme. If you’ve read Karla McLaren’s books or taken courses at Empathy Academy, and you’d like … Read More

Emotions and the Gifts They Bring Us

by licensed DEI Trainer Heather Giasson When first arriving in the world of Dynamic Emotional Integration®, one of my favourite things to learn about were the gifts that emotions bring us. Emotions are here to help us and have gifts when we flow and engage with them? This was such a radical thought for me at the time, that my inner curiosity really sat up and … Read More

McMindfulness

How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality Mindfulness, once a Buddhist spiritual tradition of prayer and dedicated inner work, has become a heavily researched, stripped down, and professionalized industry. Schools, hospitals, prisons, workplaces, and even the military have been sold endless mindfulness programs that promise peace and well-being. However, this isn’t the promise of mindfulness itself, which asks us to become enlightened and to relieve social … Read More

Rejuvenating Yourself

Rejuvenation is one of the 5 Empathic Mindfulness practices, and it’s a skill that helps you refill yourself with the exact influences and sensations you choose. In this video, Karla introduces Rejuvenation as a way to access happiness and joy, among other emotions, without dissociating or throwing yourself away. This is a practice you can spend a lot of time with, or you can learn how … Read More

A better way to view the gifts 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. Especially not for anger! So we usually have to create our own. This meme helps us think more clearly about the gifts of anger. Feel free to share this Better Meme. If you’ve read Karla McLaren’s books or taken courses at … Read More

Meeting the Shadow

The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature This month’s Great Read is a collection of essays on the human shadow, which you can discover by exploring what you despise and also what you adore. Meeting the Shadow uncovers the shadow in a variety of places: in relationships, groups, families, churches, and our hearts — and it shares many ways to work with and … Read More

Complaining Can be a Mindfulness Practice

Conscious Complaining is one of the 5 Empathic Mindfulness practices developed by Karla McLaren. This particular practice was adapted from the work of Barbara Sher in her book Wishcraft. In this video, Karla explores the importance of complaining consciously with intention and care, and how you can use this practice to access the genius in your emotions.

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