Anchen Texter, BA, LMT, is the creator of Befriending Anger and Befriending Sadness, the first two courses in an introductory series for each of the emotion families, which include anger, sadness, fear, and of course, happiness! She is also the co-creator, with Camilla Jørgensen, of the Essential Boundaries for Bodyworkers course.
Her path to becoming a dual-licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer and Consultant first began when she experienced strong emotions during massage sessions – emotions which turned out to be those of her clients! She discovered The Language of Emotions, which explained what she was feeling, and The Art of Empathy, which told her how (it was emotion contagion, one of the Six Essential Aspects of Empathy).
Informed by her own journey to establish a deep, experiential understanding of how to set boundaries and work with all of her emotions, Anchen specializes in teaching others to work with anger to gain the gifts it brings, and to develop effective and fun self-care routines. Her experiential approach to teaching supports students in not only understanding, but also experiencing key concepts.
Anchen has also created courses for preventing empathic burnout (from too much emotion contagion, among other things), and coping with stress. She teaches online at Empathy Academy, and holds workshops and classes in person in Oregon, where she lives with her husband and adorable daughter.
You can learn more about Anchen at her website, Emotion Alliance.