A better way to think about shame

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

What Motivates Getting Things Done

Procrastination, Emotions, and Success In this surprising and valuable book, psychologist Mary Lamia explores the importance of anxiety, which she identifies as the emotion of motivation. Dr. Lamia also identifies two ways that we work with our anxiety. In one, which she calls task-oriented, we are motivated by tasks and tend to complete them in a step-by-step way, one after another. In the other motivational style, … Read More

Burning Contracts Can Help You Know Who You Are

Burning Contracts is one of the 5 Empathic Mindfulness practices developed by Karla McLaren. This practice is vital for making changes to ideas, beliefs, and behaviors that no longer work for you. In this video, Karla explores Burning Contracts as a practice for working through intense and toxic messages and how you can disentangle from them – with the help of all of your emotions – … Read More

A better way to think about anxiety

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

The Power of Emotions at Work

Accessing the Vital Intelligence in Your Workplace In her newest book (August, 2021), researcher and workplace consultant Karla McLaren explores the emotional condition of the modern workplace. Sadly, the news isn’t good. In all studies of workplace mental health, researchers have found that the workplace overwhelmingly creates unhealthy and even emotionally abusive environments that negatively affect the health and well-being of workers. We’ve all been taught … Read More

The 6 Aspects of Empathy

In this video, Karla McLaren introduces her Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model from her book The Art of Empathy. Empathy is a trait and a skill, and you can learn to develop (or calm down) your empathy depending on your needs and the situations you come across. Empathy is an art, but you are the artist!

A better way to think about jealousy

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 in jealousy. 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

Escaping Utopia

Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over This month’s Great Read helps us look at the usually hidden world of cults so that we can understand how they work, how they entrap people, and how people can get out. Many people think that cults are bizarre groups filled with lost people, but the work of international cult expert Janja Lalich helps us see … Read More

A Healing Practice: Resourcing for Anxiety

Join Karla McLaren and Anxioneers and Dynamic Emotional Integration® professionals Pia Ault in Dubai, Andrea Watkins in Colorado, and Jennifer Asdorian in Washington, D.C. in this discussion about Resourcing, a healing practice that reminds us that we always have access to stability, even in intense situations. As Andrea points out, we can use the practice of Resourcing to help us move on from practices that may … Read More

A better way to think about apathy

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 in apathy. 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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