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Empathy pioneer Karla McLaren is the author of the books and audio learning programs 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, or on our Featured Topics page. You can also get your free Emotional Vocabulary List here.

For information about upcoming workshops, lectures, and interviews, see our Events page. Thank you for visiting!

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