Multiple Emotions are Necessary

A short video on why it’s important for your emotions to work together Starting this month, we’re exploring how multiple emotions arise together to support each other, especially during difficult and uncertain times. Your emotions bring you gifts and skills, and it’s normal to require more than one gift and more than one skill! In this video Karla McLaren introduces one of the Four Keys to … Read More

Cards! The Language of Emotions card deck

Have you ever wished you had flash cards for your emotions?   In this video Karla introduces her Language of Emotions card set. This card set is a quick and easy way to reference the skills in each of the 17 emotions and each of the 5 Empathic Mindfulness practices. Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinReddit

The Magic of Weasel Words

How can you speak about emotions with people who don’t want to talk about them?   In this video, Karla McLaren introduces the concept of “stress” as a weasel word that people use to avoid or hide from their emotional awareness. “Stress is an emotional reaction. To use the word stress is a way to hide emotional awareness from ourselves.” Luckily, you can increase your vocabulary … Read More

Your Free Emotional Vocabulary List!

This month, we’re focusing on your emotional vocabulary, and how it can help you understand and regulate your emotions.   In this video, Karla McLaren explores the importance of having a large emotional vocabulary to describe how you’re feeling. Understanding and being able to describe your emotions in their different intensities can help you become more emotionally aware, and more emotionally skilled.  You can download this … Read More

Welcome to Emotion Dynamics!

We’re starting a monthly series to share videos from our YouTube page that can help you explore emotions and empathy through the Dynamic Emotional Integration framework.    In this video, author and social science researcher Karla McLaren talks about her books The Language of Emotions and The Art of Empathy. She introduces emotions as essential to everything we think and do, and focuses on empathy as … Read More