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 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

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

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

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

Embracing Procrastination

In this video, Karla McLaren introduces two perfectly acceptable ways that people work with their anxiety, based on the work of Dr. Mary Lamia in her book What Motivates Getting Things Done. Dr. Lamia calls these two styles task-oriented and deadline-driven (which is also referred to as procrastination). Both ways of working with anxiety are valuable and necessary, and neither is better or worse than the … Read More

Meet the Anxioneers!

In this video, Karla McLaren introduces the Anxioneers. The Anxioneers are licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® (DEI) professionals from all over the world. The Anxioneers met regularly to support Karla in writing her 2020 book, Embracing Anxiety. This video kicks off a series of conversations about the genius of anxiety with the Anxioneers!

Introducing Embracing Anxiety!

This month, we’re introducing a new video-series based on Karla McLaren’s newest book, Embracing Anxiety! In this video, Karla explores the many ways that anxiety is confused with other emotions and conditions. Although anxiety works alongside these other emotions and conditions, it contains specific gifts and skills to help you:  Anxiety helps you gather all of your resources to complete your tasks and meet your deadlines. … Read More

Shame and Contentment Rely on Each Other

Introducing two emotions that should work together Shame and contentment are close friends, and when they work well, they almost always work together. These two social emotions they help us become respectful and respectable people with healthy self-esteem. You can watch longer individual videos on each of these emotions on our YouTube channel: The Emotions and Their Gifts playlist at YouTube May your shame and contentment … Read More

Sadness, Grief, and Depression are Necessary

A short video on three healing emotions in the Sadness Family There are three emotions in the Sadness Family that help us us let go, restore ourselves, mourn, and rejuvenate ourselves: sadness, grief, and depression. All three of these emotions are connected, but each has a specific purpose and you can learn how to work with them individually and together by understanding their similarities and differences. … Read More

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