Emotional Flow starts December 3rd!

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Becoming Fluent in The Language of Emotions Starts Monday, December 3rd 8 weeks of exploring the genius in your emotions $165 Emotional Flow will help you access the genius inside your emotions Your emotions are essential to every aspect of your life — yet few of us were ever taught how to work with them skillfully. In this self-paced 8-week course, empathy pioneer Karla McLaren brings together findings … Read More

Befriend your anger and change your life

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You need your anger, and you also need to learn how to work with it 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. Starting November 5th, you can explore this essential emotion … Read More

Welcome to the Empathic Autistic Community!

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Hello and welcome! I just received an email from a young newly-identified autistic man* who was looking for resources, and I realized that I need more pages devoted to resources on my site! *I use identify-first language (for instance, autistic man) for most disabilities, including my own, and it’s an intentional choice. Before you prepare a person-first lecture, see the note at the bottom of this … Read More

A Simple Way to Balance Your Whole Life

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Elemental Balance: Honoring Your Whole Self An online course at Empathy Academy Monday, October 1st to Friday, October 26th 4 Weeks: $135 If you want to learn to work brilliantly with your emotions, it’s important to know where they fit into your life. Are they suppressed? Are they overemphasized? Are your intellectual life and your emotional life balanced, or do they fight with one another? Does … Read More

A new therapeutic approach and licensing program!

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Emotions contain vital healing wisdom that isn’t available anywhere else Recent research is helping us see that emotions are vital to nearly everything we do. Though we have misunderstood emotions for centuries and treated them very poorly, we are beginning to understand their value and their power. Emotions help us attach value to information. They help us decide whether people are safe or unsafe. They help … Read More

DEI cohort 4 starts in October!

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The Self-Care Track of the DEI program 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 … Read More

Befriending Your Sadness

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Letting go, relaxing, and rejuvenating: These are the gifts of sadness Online course starts Monday, August 27th at Empathy Academy   I’ve been observing the emotions on the left and the right here in the U.S., and it pretty much goes like this: Anger, fear, panic, hatred, depression, despair, and then it starts again at anger. These are all valuable emotions when you know how to … Read More

Emotional Flow starts August 6th!

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Becoming Fluent in The Language of Emotions Starts Monday, August 6th 8 weeks of self-paced multi-media learning, Q&A, forum interactions, and downloadable content $165 Emotional Flow will help you access the genius inside your emotions Your emotions are essential to every aspect of your life — yet few of us were ever taught how to work with them skillfully. In this self-paced 8-week course, empathy pioneer Karla McLaren … Read More

Healing support for the people who support us

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Essential Boundaries for Bodyworkers Balanced Empathy and Self-Care to Prevent Burnout Starts Monday July 16th – 6 weeks Online at Empathy Academy – $265 6-18 CEUs* available During this difficult time, many of us are turning to our caregivers and healers for support: healthcare professionals, bodyworkers, and counselors. We expect these people to be available, emotionally stable, and prepared to help us — yet something I … Read More

The Nourishment in Deep Emotions

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An evening with Karla McLaren, M.Ed. Portland, Oregon Friday, June 22nd, 3pm to 7pm $40 ($20 for students) CEs available Your deep emotions can be your greatest allies in healing deep wounds. In many psychological and medical traditions, emotions – especially deep and intense emotions – are seen as interfering with cognition, behavior, and the healing process itself. This problem-focused view of emotions has meant that … Read More

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