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This is the place to learn about emotions and empathy! Empathy pioneer Karla McLaren is the author of The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life’s Most Essential Skill (2013) and The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You (2010). She’s also the creator of the multi-media online course Emotional Flow: Becoming Fluent in the Language of Emotions (2012).
This site is full of information on emotions and empathy, which you can find in our blog and on our Featured Topics page. You can also find your free Emotional Vocabulary List and take this quiz: Are you an empath?
For information about upcoming workshops, lectures, and interviews, see our Events page. Thank you for visiting!
The Art of Empathy
With her groundbreaking model of the Six Essential Aspects of Empathy, Karla McLaren teaches you how to understand empathy clearly, and how to support healthy empathy in yourself and others. The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life’s Most Essential Skill will help you become a healthy and intentional empathic presence in a world that needs you.
Emotions hold a tremendous amount of energy, and we’ve all seen what happens when we repress or blindly express them. In The Language of Emotions, empathy pioneer Karla McLaren shows you how to work with your emotions to receive their life-saving wisdom in healthy ways.
The Language of Emotions Cards will help you increase your emotional awareness and empathic skills, anytime and anywhere! These 24 cards give you detailed insights into all of the emotions and the unique empathic mindfulness skills that increase your emotional awareness.
January 4th to January 9th, 2015 — Join Karla McLaren for a six-day Art of Empathy Retreat at the Kripalu retreat center in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. No matter where you start, you’ll learn how to work with empathy in grounded and accessible ways.
The Language of Emotions has changed the way I relate to others, and to myself, forever.Gavin de Becker, author of The Gift of Fear and Protecting the Gift
Karla McLaren offers an outstanding guide to the messages emotions send us; she has made a huge contribution to the well-being of us all.Nancy Feehan, MFT, Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco
Karla McLaren is an emotional genius; she is the perfect guide to lead us through the complexities of emotions, and right into the heart of compassion.Michael Meade, author of Fate and Destiny and Why the World Doesn’t End
Karla McLaren brilliantly illuminates the rich, textured landscape of emotional intelligence.Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of Healing Trauma and Freedom from Pain
Empathy is an art, and you are the artist. Thank you for bringing your unique empathic artistry to our waiting world.Karla McLaren