DEI begins in October!

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The Self-Care Track begins on Monday, October 8th

Your emotions contain vital wisdom and healing powers that aren’t available anywhere else. When you know how to listen to your emotions and work with them directly, they can support you in astonishing ways.

Dynamic Emotional Integration® (or DEI) helps you access the genius in your emotions and the art of your empathy to support whole-life awareness and whole-life healing.

Since 2015, author and researcher Karla McLaren has trained and licensed DEI Trainers and Consultants around the world (along with Licensed DEI instructors Amanda Ball, Sherry Olander, and Jennifer Nate).

Each year, we open DEI to new students with a 5-month online education and self-awareness program called the Self-Care Track. After Self-Care, there are 8-month licensing programs for DEI Trainers and Consultants (and now for counselors and therapists! See below).

The Dynamic Emotional Integration® learning tracks

The Self-Care and Awareness Track: You can take the first 4 courses for your own emotional health and well-being without needing to go onward into a licensing track. The Self-Care track is a 5-month program.

The Licensing Tracks

If you complete the first 4 courses successfully, you’ll have the option to go forward into the 8-month licensing program in one of these 2 DEI licensing tracks:

The Consultant Track is an 8-month program for people who will utilize the DEI principles and practices in unique non-clinical consultations with individuals.

The Trainer Track is an 8-month program for people who will offer individually developed group trainings on emotions and empathy using specific DEI processes and materials.

A New Licensing Track!

This year, in conjunction with newly-licensed DEI Trainer Sarah Alexander, LCSW, we’re offering a special Practitioner’s Track for counselors and therapists!

This training will, for the first time, bring DEI principles and practices into the counseling profession. We’re very excited to offer this training, because we receive constant requests for referrals to counselors or therapists who work with emotions in the DEI way.

The Practitioner’s Track will begin with Self-Care in October, and our first licensed DEI Practitioners will graduate in January of 2020!

Send us an email at if you’d like to know more.

We welcome you to Self-Care

If you’ve been working with the processes in The Language of Emotions and The Art of Empathy, and you’d like to delve more deeply into this work, you can learn more on the DEI page at Empathy Academy.

You can also send a statement of interest by email to and include:

  1. Your name, contact information, location, and time zone.
  2. The extent of your experience with my work.
  3. Your chosen learning track (which can shift and change as you do).
  4. Your experience with online learning.
  5. Your plans for implementing Dynamic Emotional Integration® in your life and practice.

We welcome you to Dynamic Emotional Integration®!


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