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

How to talk about suicide

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The Darkness before Dawn: Understanding the Suicidal Urge When a famous person commits suicide, and breathless news reports sensationalize or confuse the situation, there is the danger that others will follow his or her lead. Careful reporting can reduce this risk, and providing straightforward information about depression and suicide can help suffering people find help. Numerous studies have shown that responsible media can save lives (or … Read More

A Healthy Empathy® retreat at Esalen!

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Healthy Empathy® ~ How to Give Without Giving it All Away Karla McLaren, M.Ed and Tino Plank, MSN, RN August 17th to 19th, Friday evening through Sunday afternoon At Esalen Center in Big Sur, California $420 includes your retreat, all of your meals, use of the facilities, and simple accommodations. 9.75 hours of Continuing Education credits are available (see below) Health and healing professionals who demonstrate empathy … Read More

Elemental Balance in May!

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Elemental Balance: Honoring Your Whole Self An online course at Empathy Academy Monday, May 7th to Friday, June 1st 4 Weeks: $195 We are not just our minds. We are not just our bodies. Nor are we just our emotions or our spirits. Our whole selves are made up of all of these things. Yet many people struggle to access all of these elements in workable … Read More

You can befriend your anger!

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Anger is a vital emotion Anger helps you set boundaries, identify what’s important to you, and access strength, justice, and love. However, very few of us have been taught to view anger in this way (or to work with it in helpful ways). Learning to work with anger — instead of repressing the life out of it or exploding outward with it — is one of … Read More

Love is constant; only the names change

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Why love is not an emotion When an emotion is healthy, it arises only when it’s needed, it shifts and changes in response to its environment, and it recedes willingly once it has addressed an issue. When love is healthy, it does none of these things. If emotions repeat themselves endlessly, or appear with the same exact intensity over and over again, then something’s wrong. Yet … Read More

Emotional Genius Online in February!

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~ Discovering the Brilliance in Your Emotions ~ With Licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainers and Consultants Amanda Ball, MS and Sherry Olander, CMT. This 6-week online course starts Monday, February 19th. See below to learn more or register now! Join us for Emotional Genius Online Emotions are possibly your greatest source of instincts, intelligence, and energy — and you can learn how to access the brilliance … Read More

The Magical Healing Properties of Sadness

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Letting go, relaxing, and rejuvenating: These are the gifts of sadness New course starts January 22nd! I’ve been watching the emotional behavior 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 regulate them, but if … Read More

The Art of Empathy retreat in April!

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The Art of Empathy Retreat in California! Balancing Connection, Self-Care, and Healthy Intimacy April 1st to 6th, 2018 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, California   Empathy — for yourself and others — is a crucial skill at all times, and especially in times of trouble. Empathy is possibly your most essential skill, yet many of us struggle with it simply because we weren’t taught how it works. When … Read More

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