The Art of Gathering

How We Meet and Why it Matters This month’s Great Read helps us look at meetings and gatherings in new ways so that we can build meaning and purpose into our meetings, parties, get-togethers, and gatherings. Author Priya Parker specializes in conflict resolution and change management in organizations, and through her work, she learned how to set up meetings that prepared people to be successful in … Read More

Befriending Shame

Harness the Power of Your Healthy Conscience Starts Monday, July 18th, 2022 4-week online course $145   Understanding shame and knowing how to work with it can improve every area of your life! In this experiential online course about the often-misunderstood emotion of shame, you’ll learn how to work with your shame in healthy and surprising new ways. This course is designed to help you understand … Read More

How to Protect Your Anxiety from Overwhelm

Join Karla McLaren and Anxioneers and Dynamic Emotional Integration® professionals Jeanette Brynn from Washington, Jennifer Nate from Alberta, Canada, and Sandi Davis from California in this discussion on supportive ways to work with anxiety when overwhelm is present. Sandi reminds us of the importance of list-making in work with anxiety, especially when we’re feeling overwhelmed. Jeanette talks about how list-making can sometimes create overwhelm, and how … Read More

A better way to think about envy

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 envy. 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

How Emotions Are Made

The Secret Life of the Brain This month’s Great Read is by a researcher who has upended the entire study of emotions. Lisa Feldman Barrett is a professor of Psychology and a groundbreaking brain researcher who has led us into a new understanding of how the brain works, how emotions work, and why so many of our accepted ideas about the brain are mistaken or just … Read More

The Surprising Genius of Anxiety and Depression

Join Karla McLaren and Anxioneers and Dynamic Emotional Integration® professionals Sarah Alexander in Oregon, Sherry Olander in Virginia, and Jen Nate in Alberta, Canada in this exploration of the important relationship between anxiety and depression. Although these two emotions may seem opposite one another, they actually arise to support each other. As Sarah, Jen, and Sherry shared in their examples, they learned to listen to their … Read More

Befriending Fear

Starts Monday, September 12th, 2022 4-week online course $145 Examine Your Assumptions about Fear In this course you will explore your own beliefs about what fear is and isn’t, learn different practices to help work with this essential emotion, and discover its connection to your instincts and intuition. Befriending Fear Length: 4 weeks Dates: Monday, September 12th to Friday, November 26th, 2021 Instructor: Licensed Dynamic Emotional … Read More

A better way to think about confusion

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 confusion. 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

The Age of Empathy

A Primatologist Explores the Development of Empathy in Primates This month’s Great Read is a wonderful exploration of the deep roots of empathy in our primate cousins by Sir Frans de Waal. Dr. de Waal began his study of primates by watching for violence, conflict, and warring behaviors, but he soon realized that there were just as many soothing, comforting, fight-avoiding, and consolation behaviors among the … Read More

Conscious Questioning for Anxiety

Join Karla McLaren and Anxioneers and Dynamic Emotional Integration® professionals Bobbi McIntyre from South Carolina, Francine Bélanger from Ontario, Canada, and Camilla Jørgensen from Copenhagen, Denmark, in this discussion on the importance working consciously with your anxiety. Conscious Questioning for Anxiety is the main practice for supporting anxiety. As Bobbi and Francine point out, the practice of list-making is a crucial part of this practice, and … Read More

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