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

Emotional Flow starts November 27th!

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Becoming Fluent in The Language of Emotions Starts Monday, November 27th 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 absolutely essential to every aspect of your intelligence and perception — yet few of us were ever taught how to work with them skillfully. In this self-paced 8-week course, empathy … Read More

Is it empathy or projection?

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Ten Ways to Identify the Difference I’m teaching the 3rd cohort of the Dynamic Emotional Integration® series this year, and one of the students had an excellent question about whether we can, in fact, be accurate about other people’s emotions. Are we able to accurately read the emotions of others, or are we simply projecting based on our own understanding? Some people make empathic accuracy difficult, … Read More

A Healthy Empathy® retreat at 1440 Multiversity!

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Healthy Empathy® How to Give Without Giving it All Away Karla McLaren, M.Ed and Tino Plank, MSN, RN November 24th to 26th, 2017, Friday evening through Sunday afternoon 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, California $325 plus accommodations (see the 1440 Multiversity site for your options) 8.5 hours of Continuing Education credits are available (see below)   Health and healing professionals who demonstrate empathy provide better care with higher … Read More

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