Honoring Your Emotional Ecosystem

A live online course to help you work with your emotions!   For many centuries, we’ve been chased away from our emotions and told that they’re unwanted, unreliable, or untrue. In many ways, we’ve been taught to see emotions as the weeds of human nature, best pulled out, or at the very least, suppressed. But today, we’re beginning to understand what poets and artists have known … Read More

A Community Grief Ritual

Entering the Sacred River of Grief A Community Healing Ritual Saturday, December 2 to Sunday, December 17, 2023 Online at Empathy Academy I have often said that we live in a grief-impaired time. Many of us have a very difficult time working with grief, and our funeral rituals are often stripped of their power to bring communities together to heal. But we haven’t forgotten our grief … Read More

A healing practice for anxiety

Conscious Questioning for Anxiety A practice to help you work directly with your anxiety Anxiety has a purpose and a function, and it’s a really important one. Anxiety helps you prepare for the future, and it acts as your task-completion and deadline-focused emotion. Anxiety is an action-focused emotion, so expressing it when it’s intense can be pretty tricky — it can run you in five different … Read More

An Artistic Course to Help You Access Your Emotions

Art and Emotions Working with your emotions through artistic practices  Online course starts Saturday, October 28 at Empathy Academy Accessing your emotions and your inner artist We’ve got a wonderful course with artist and double-licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer and Consultant Sue Barclay from Scotland. During her licensing process, Sue brought us a wonderful artistic practice that helped us access our emotions in amazingly simple, yet … Read More

The Magical Healing Powers of Art

Art is a specific empathic healing practice Artistic expression is a wonderful and soul expanding thing for anyone, but it has a particular healing quality for anyone who wants to understand and work with emotions and empathy, because art helps you express and channel emotions intentionally. Empathy is first and foremost an emotional skill, and learning how to work with and understand emotions is a vital … Read More

Workshop: Rediscovering Your Inner Artist

Exploring the Magic of Mark-Making A 2.5-hour workshop on Saturday, October 8 from 10:00am to 12:30pm Pacific Time   No previous art experience is required! Many of us feel that we’re not artistic, or that art is about perfection and competition. But art is actually an inner skill that all of us possess. Sue Barclay is an artist, educator, and licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® professional who helps … Read More

Free resources from The Language of Emotions!

In celebration of the release of the newly updated Language of Emotions, I’ve created a free resource packet with bonus materials for you! Too good to leave out As I was voicing the audiobook for The Language of Emotions, I realized that listeners would not be able to go through the Emotional Vocabulary List in any workable way, and that they needed a simple chart so … Read More

The Rejuvenation practice

Accessing happiness and joy in grounded and healthy ways Sadly, many of us were taught that happiness and joy are the only worthwhile emotions. Happiness and joy are very important emotions, but they’re just 2 emotions in the marvelous family of 17 emotions, and they can’t possibly work by themselves! Many of us run after these two emotions and try to imprison them, but that’s a … Read More

Turning complaining in to a healing practice

When people think of empathy, they tend to see it as a soft skill, full of yielding and niceness. That’s a part of empathy, but there’s a deeper and more full-bodied form of empathy that helps you engage with people when they (and you!) are not feeling nice at all. In The Art of Empathy, I share a number of relationship skills for dealing with conflict … Read More

Course: The Emotional Life of Parenting

Learning to Parent with Your Emotions A 4-week course at Empathy Academy Starts Monday, September 25   Parenthood can be one of the most deeply emotional adventures in our lives, but we don’t have a lot of support to understand the healing purpose of our own emotions or the emotions of the children we care for.  In this online course, we’ll help you look at emotions … Read More

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