Recovery from Injury or Illness and the Emotions Involved – Part 1

by DEI Professional and Registered Acupuncturist Heather Giasson I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the question, “What would be the number one element to healing?” The question itself isn’t wrong; what makes it problematic is that it lacks the understanding that healing is a process and at different times will require different things. Think of it like baking. If there are any bakers … Read More

The Universal and the Personal – Who are my emotions to me?

by licensed DEI Professional Heather Giasson By diving into the vast territory of emotions there are so many different things to learn and ways to approach deepening our emotional skillsets. In the teachings of The Language of Emotions (thank you Karla!) the universal emotions are introduced to us along with each emotions’ particular set of gifts, functions, signs when they are flowing or stuck and so on. … Read More

Emotions Supporting the Whole You

by licensed DEI Professional Heather Giasson Taking a wholistic view of health turns conversations from an isolated compartmentalized view, to knowing that anything that happens in the body is connected to everything else also defined as being part of that whole. There is inter-connection and inter-relatedness within all parts of the whole and all parts are necessary to harmonized overall function. That is just too many … Read More

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

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

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

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

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

Hatred and the Middle Path

by Bobbi McIntyre, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant I saw a meme about love and hate going around Facebook, and I thought about the fact that people have never been taught how to work with emotions in an intentional and healthy way. We’ve learned it by watching others and reacting to the feelings triggered by the emotion. It’s easy to say “promote what you love instead … Read More