Hello and Welcome to Empathy Academy!
Empathy Academy is an online learning community where you can develop emotional skills and healthy empathy in a supportive environment.
Our approach is based on the groundbreaking work of author and researcher Karla McLaren, M.Ed., and our courses are taught by licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® professionals (see below).
Our courses help you become emotionally skilled and comfortable - and they help you develop empathy that is healthy, intentional, and sustainable throughout your lifetime.
For information on upcoming Empathy Academy courses, see our Current Courses page:
Empathy Academy is also the online home of the Dynamic Emotional Integration® education and licensing program.
Dynamic Emotional Integration® (DEI) is based on Karla McLaren’s pioneering approach to the emotions as vital aspects of intelligence and social awareness. DEI also incorporates her groundbreaking Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model, which makes empathy easily understandable and manageable for everyone.
DEI is a non-clinical approach to emotional awareness, healthy empathy, and social-emotional education that can be used by individuals, couples, families, in schools, and in the workplace.
Dynamic Emotional Integration® is based on the work in the award-winning books, The Language of Emotions and The Art of Empathy, and is both a 5-month Self-Care course and a 13-month licensing program for people who wish to become licensed DEI Consultants or Trainers.
The 3 DEI Learning Tracks
Dynamic Emotional Integration® (DEI) is a non-clinical approach to emotional awareness, healthy empathy, and social-emotional education.
The Self-Care and Awareness track is a 5-month program focused on personal well-being and empathic self-awareness.
The Consulting track follows Self-Care, and is an 8-month licensing program for people who will utilize the DEI principles and practices in non-clinical consultations with individuals.
And the Trainer track follows Self-Care, and is an 8-month licensing program for people who will offer individually developed group trainings on emotions and empathy using specific DEI manuals and materials. Welcome!
Free Reading Guides!
Karla McLaren’s books, The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You and The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life's Most Essential Skill are central texts in the Dynamic Emotional Integration® education and licensing program.
If you're interested in taking courses here at Empathy Academy, or in joining the next DEI learning cohort in October, 2018, these free reading guides will walk you through each chapter of the books and support you in integrating what you’re learning.
Click the buttons below for beautifully designed, free downloadable PDFs of these reading guides. Both guides include sections on how to create your own reading group or book club, but you can also use them on your own. Enjoy!