Emotion Dynamics https://emotiondynamics.org Bringing groundbreaking emotional skills and healthy empathy to everyone Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:41:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://emotiondynamics.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/favicon.ico Emotion Dynamics https://emotiondynamics.org 32 32 Sadness, Grief, and Depression are Necessary https://emotiondynamics.org/sadness-grief-and-depression-are-necessary/ https://emotiondynamics.org/sadness-grief-and-depression-are-necessary/#respond Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:41:33 +0000 http://emotiondynamics.org/?p=12297 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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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.

It’s normal to feel these three emotions in times of upheaval and loss, and they’re all necessary in a whole and healing life.

You can watch longer individual videos on each of these emotions on our YouTube channel: The Emotions and Their Gifts playlist at YouTube

Take care and be well.

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Emotional Genius Online https://emotiondynamics.org/emotional-genius-online/ Fri, 11 Sep 2020 15:55:14 +0000 http://emotiondynamics.org/?p=931 Discovering the Brilliance in Your Emotions Starts Monday, September 28th 6-week online course $215 *CE Credits Available Emotions are possibly your greatest source of instincts, intelligence, and energy — and you can learn how to access the brilliance in each one of them! In this course you’ll learn new ways to view emotions as parts of an intelligent, living system that’s vital to everything you do. … Read More

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Discovering the Brilliance in Your Emotions

Starts Monday, September 28th

6-week online course $215

*CE Credits Available

Emotions are possibly your greatest source of instincts, intelligence, and energy —

and you can learn how to access the brilliance in each one of them!

In this course you’ll learn new ways to view emotions as parts of an intelligent, living system that’s vital to everything you do.

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Emotional Genius Online

Length: 6 Weeks

Dates: Monday, September 28th to Friday, November 6th

Instructors: Licensed DEI Trainers & Consultants Amanda Ball, MS and Sherry J. Olander, LMT

Cost: $215.00

Register Here!

Emotional Genius is offered at different times throughout the year. If you are unable to attend the fall course, there will be other course offerings.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

~ Amanda & Sherry

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Understanding Your Emotions with DEI https://emotiondynamics.org/understanding-your-emotions-with-dei/ https://emotiondynamics.org/understanding-your-emotions-with-dei/#respond Tue, 08 Sep 2020 12:00:19 +0000 http://emotiondynamics.org/?p=12446 An introductory course to the DEI approach to emotions Starts Saturday, October 3rd. 4-week online course 169 € / $200 with DEI Trainer and Consultant Camilla Jørgensen Topics we will cover: The four emotion families and their intelligence. The four keys to emotional genius and how to apply them. The Mindfulness Practices and which emotions they are suited for (including Defining Your Boundaries, Grounding and Focusing, … Read More

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An introductory course to the DEI approach to emotions

Starts Saturday, October 3rd.

4-week online course 169 € / $200

Camilla Jørgensen

with DEI Trainer and Consultant Camilla Jørgensen

Topics we will cover:

  • The four emotion families and their intelligence.
  • The four keys to emotional genius and how to apply them.
  • The Mindfulness Practices and which emotions they are suited for (including Defining Your Boundaries, Grounding and Focusing, Resourcing, and Conscious Complaining).
  • The Situation to Action Pathway that shows you how to work with your emotions.
  • Learning how to receive the messages in your emotions by asking the internal questions for each emotion.
  • Learning about the gifts and purpose of each emotion and why it matters.

You will join a closed facebook group with course material to study leading up to each workshop (pdfs and videos). I will be active and answer your questions in the facebook group in between the workshops each Saturday.

This course is suited for: People who live in Europe or other areas of the world, where the 10am CET time suits them. And people who would like to increase their emotional skills with the DEI approach.

Number of participants is limited to: 12 people.

Free Webinar to Learn More!

For more information, you can join my free online webinar (1-hour) on Saturday September 26th @ 10am CET. You will hear an introduction to the DEI approach to working with emotions and more about the course.

Please subscribe to my newsletter if you are interested in joining my free webinar and I will send you the practical information on how to join. You will also be notified when I have more information to share about the course, such as how to sign up.

Join the mailing list & Learn More

If you have any questions, please email Camilla at hello@emotionsandempathy.com

Understanding Your Emotions with DEI

Length: 4 Weeks

Dates/Time: Saturdays – October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; 10am-12pm CET (GMT+2)

Instructor: Licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant Camilla Jørgensen

Cost: 169 € / $200

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A better way to think about “soft skills” https://emotiondynamics.org/a-better-way-to-think-about-soft-skills/ https://emotiondynamics.org/a-better-way-to-think-about-soft-skills/#respond Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:00:29 +0000 http://emotiondynamics.org/?p=12248 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 create our own! This meme helps us think more clearly about the silly idea that emotional skills are soft skills. As we’ve all seen, when people don’t have emotional skills, they can create the hardest problems there are. Feel free … Read More

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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 create our own!

This meme helps us think more clearly about the silly idea that emotional skills are soft skills. As we’ve all seen, when people don’t have emotional skills, they can create the hardest problems there are. 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 Facebook group, come on over to The Language of Emotions and Empathy group on Facebook.

Description: Photo of an orange sand dune against a blue sky, with this text: 

Anyone who says that emotional skills are soft skills is not paying attention.

Emotional skills are at the center of everything you are: every relationship, every dream, every failure, every triumph, every act of violence, and every act of love.

When you learn the language of emotions, you can change the entire world.

~ Karla McLaren, M.Ed.

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The Body Has a Mind of its Own https://emotiondynamics.org/the-body-has-a-mind-of-its-own/ https://emotiondynamics.org/the-body-has-a-mind-of-its-own/#respond Tue, 25 Aug 2020 12:00:44 +0000 http://emotiondynamics.org/?p=12265 How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better, by Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee This month’s Great Read is a marvelous book about your body’s proprioceptive system, which helps you map and locate your body in space. This book helped Karla McLaren reframe the aura so that the concept of boundaries could be accessible to everyone. Sandra and Matthew Blakeslee are science … Read More

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How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better, by Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee

This month’s Great Read is a marvelous book about your body’s proprioceptive system, which helps you map and locate your body in space. This book helped Karla McLaren reframe the aura so that the concept of boundaries could be accessible to everyone.

Sandra and Matthew Blakeslee are science writers who can make even the most complex topics riveting. The Body Has a Mind of its Own explores the emerging science of body maps and our proprioceptive senses, and we learn about the ways our brains create maps of our bodies, our environment, our tools, our cars, the bodies of people we observe, and even our video game avatars!

The Blakeslees write this about our body maps: 

Just as road maps represent interconnections across the landscape, your many body maps represent all aspects of your bodily self, inside and out. In concert, they create your physical and emotional awareness and your sense of being a whole, feeling self in a larger social world.

Moreover, your body maps are profoundly elastic. Your self doesn’t begin and end with your physical body but extends into the space around you. This space morphs every time you put on or take off clothes, ride a bike, or wield a tool. When you drive a car, your personal body space grows to envelop it. When you play a video game, your body maps automatically track and emulate the actions of your character onscreen. When you watch a scary movie, your body maps put dread in your stomach and send chills down your spine. If your body maps fall out of sync, you may have an out-of-body experience or see auras around other people.

Each chapter will give you something to wonder at, and the book will open your mind about your mind, your brain, your skills, your sense of self, and your relationships to things and people in your environment. Excellent!

You can learn more or purchase The Body has a Mind of its Own here.

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Entering the Sacred River of Grief https://emotiondynamics.org/entering-the-sacred-river-of-grief/ https://emotiondynamics.org/entering-the-sacred-river-of-grief/#respond Tue, 18 Aug 2020 12:03:18 +0000 http://emotiondynamics.org/?p=12428 A Community Healing Ritual Starts Saturday, September 5th 2-week online course into 3-day ritual $225 Grief is a powerfully healing emotion that helps us mourn our losses and honor that which is gone forever. In Entering the Sacred River of Grie, you’ll learn about the important aspects of good ritual and gather together to mourn, to cry, to laugh, to rage; and to feel into the depths … Read More

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A Community Healing Ritual

Starts Saturday, September 5th

2-week online course into 3-day ritual $225

Grief is a powerfully healing emotion that helps us mourn our losses and honor that which is gone forever.

In Entering the Sacred River of Grie, you’ll learn about the important aspects of good ritual and gather together to mourn, to cry, to laugh, to rage; and to feel into the depths of your grief in an empathic community.

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Entering the Sacred River of Grief

Length: 2 weeks leading into a 3-day ritual

Dates: Saturday, September 5th to Sunday, September 20th

Instructors: Karla McLaren, M.Ed.; Licensed DEI Professionals, Sherry Olander and Andrea Watkins

Cost: $225 

Register Now at Empathy Academy

Karla McLaren, M.Ed

Sherry Olander, Licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant

Andrea Watkins, Licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant

 

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Befriending Anger https://emotiondynamics.org/befriend-your-anger-on-may-6th/ https://emotiondynamics.org/befriend-your-anger-on-may-6th/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:29:42 +0000 http://emotiondynamics.org/?p=11227 Skills to Help You Make an Ally out of Anger Starts Monday, August 31st 4-week online course $145 You need your anger, and your anger needs your support! Your anger is crucial to your sense of yourself, your ability to know who you are and what you want, and your ability to set boundaries. When you know how to work with your anger, your life can … Read More

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Skills to Help You Make an Ally out of Anger

Starts Monday, August 31st

4-week online course $145

You need your anger, and your anger needs your support!

Your anger is crucial to your sense of yourself, your ability to know who you are and what you want, and your ability to set boundaries. When you know how to work with your anger, your life can change in remarkable ways.

In Befriending Anger, you’ll examine the gifts and pitfalls of anger, and learn new skills and practices to help you work with anger in healthy, balanced, and respectful ways.

Learn More

Befriending Anger

Length: 4 weeks

Dates: Monday, August 31st to Friday, September 25th, 2020

Instructor: Licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer and Consultant Anchen Texter

Cost: $145 

Register Now at Empathy Academy

 

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The Gift of Fear https://emotiondynamics.org/the-gift-of-fear/ https://emotiondynamics.org/the-gift-of-fear/#respond Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:00:09 +0000 http://emotiondynamics.org/?p=12280 And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence by Gavin de Becker This month’s Great Read can help you access the genius in your fear and anxiety. Gavin de Becker is a security expert who tells us how to work with our innate intuition — our fear — so that we can detect and avoid violence. The Gift of Fear is a wonderful handbook for … Read More

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And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence by Gavin de Becker

This month’s Great Read can help you access the genius in your fear and anxiety. Gavin de Becker is a security expert who tells us how to work with our innate intuition — our fear — so that we can detect and avoid violence.

The Gift of Fear is a wonderful handbook for people who have survived violence, or for people who are filled with anxiety; to both types of people, de Becker offers concrete information about how to detect danger and keep ourselves safe:

Covering all the dangerous situations people typically face — street crime, domestic abuse, violence in the workplace — de Becker provides real-life examples and offers specific advice on restraining orders, self-defense, and more. But the key to self-protection, he demonstrates, is learning how to trust — and act on — our own intuitions. For everyone who’s ever felt threatened, this book is essential reading.

One of the most important things de Becker suggests is to avoid TV news as if it were the plague, since it fills people with fears and anxieties that have nothing to do with their real lives, and confuses them about the true hazards they need to be aware of. This book is a must-read for everyone.

Learn more or purchase The Gift of Fear here.

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Fear, Anxiety, and Panic are Necessary https://emotiondynamics.org/fear-anxiety-and-panic-are-necessary/ https://emotiondynamics.org/fear-anxiety-and-panic-are-necessary/#respond Tue, 21 Jul 2020 12:00:23 +0000 http://emotiondynamics.org/?p=12295 A short video on three vital emotions in the Fear Family Fear, Anxiety, and Panic are up for many of us right now and they have important information to share with us. You can learn how to embrace the gifts and skill these emotions bring to you. It’s normal to feel multiple emotions, especially in times of trouble. Fear, anxiety, and panic bring you very specific … Read More

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A short video on three vital emotions in the Fear Family

Fear, Anxiety, and Panic are up for many of us right now and they have important information to share with us. You can learn how to embrace the gifts and skill these emotions bring to you.

It’s normal to feel multiple emotions, especially in times of trouble. Fear, anxiety, and panic bring you very specific gifts and skills, and they’re all necessary.

The key to working well with them is to be able to identify them, and to know how to work with each one in turn.

You can watch videos on each of these emotions on our YouTube channel: The Emotions and Their Gifts playlist at YouTube

Take care.

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A better way to think about fear, anxiety, and panic https://emotiondynamics.org/a-better-way-to-think-about-fear-anxiety-and-panic/ https://emotiondynamics.org/a-better-way-to-think-about-fear-anxiety-and-panic/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2020 12:00:43 +0000 http://emotiondynamics.org/?p=12255 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 create our own. This meme helps you understand the differences and similarities between fear, anxiety, and panic so that you can understand how to work with each one — or all three of them if necessary. Feel free to share … Read More

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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 create our own.

This meme helps you understand the differences and similarities between fear, anxiety, and panic so that you can understand how to work with each one — or all three of them if necessary. 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 Facebook group, come on over to The Language of Emotions and Empathy group on Facebook.

Description: Photo of multicolored clouds at sunrise, with this text: 

FEAR helps you focus on the present moment and access your instincts and intuition as you orient to your situation.

ANXIETY helps you focus on the future and create the most intelligent plans to help you complete all of your tasks and projects.

PANIC helps save your life when you’re in danger, and it helps you choose the perfect response so that you (and others) will survive.

 ~ Learn more at KarlaMcLaren.com

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