June 2024 workshops at Empathy Academy!

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Hello and welcome to June at Empathy Academy! This month is all about boundaries and emotion regulation, and we invite you to explore empathic boundaries and the four keys to emotional genius with us! Developing Empathic Boundaries Setting flexible boundaries in an often-rigid world A 2-hour workshop with Karla McLaren, M.Ed. Saturday, June 8 from … Read more

Understanding Fear’s Gifts

How to work with fear? This month’s Ask a DEI Professional question is about listening to fear. Our questioner writes: Hello! 🙂 I remember that I listened to my fear, but after a while I realized that I probably lost an important opportunity because it was really nothing to fear. Thanks for your question! We … Read more

A Small Shrine and Ritual for My Happiness

by Sue Barclay, licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Professional I never used to think I had a problem with happiness, or that my relationship with happiness needed to heal or change. However, reading about happiness from a Dynamic Emotional Integration®(also known as DEI) perspective has helped me realise how often I have asked my happiness to … Read more

Licensee Close-up: Randy Marles Orabone

Randy Marles Orabone, LMHC, BHPCC  lives in Massachusetts where she has been providing therapy for over 15 years. Previously an opera singer and ballet dancer, she still enjoys classical music, and especially loves the cello. Mindfulness and daily meditation have become an important part of her life, allowing her to appreciate the present moment. When … Read more

Can Shame Be Toxic?

How do you work with toxic messages? This month’s Ask a DEI Professional question is about shame. Our questioner writes: If someone is carrying a lot of toxic shame internalized from the outside, does this inhibit the rise of authentic appropriate shame responding to the moment? I mean, does the toxic shame take the space … Read more

Understanding Your Whole Self

~ by Sherry Jean Olander, DEI Trainer & Consultant ~ If you’ve taken any courses or workshops here at Empathy Academy, you may have heard the term Elemental Balance or reference to “your elements.” Let’s take a closer look at what this means. The foundation of this concept is the understanding that human beings are … Read more

A guide to the genius in your emotions

Newly updated support for your emotions! The newly updated Language of Emotions is now available, and Karla McLaren has also updated the questions and practices in The Dynamic Emotional Integration® Workbook as well! In this 88-page workbook, you’ll learn the Empathic Mindfulness practices that help you work directly with the wisdom in your emotions You’ll explore each … Read more

Shadow Work and Abuse

Do I approach shadow work differently when my hatred arises in response to abuse? This month’s Ask a DEI Professional question is about shadow work. Our questioner writes: Does shadow work have to be approached differently when hatred arises as a response to abuse (or perceived abuse) from a parent – either emotional, psychological, or … Read more

Empathy in the Middle East

Emotional learning for everyone Pia Ault, MS, licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer, shares her experience of providing an empathy workshop in Saudi Arabia. I was invited to hold a workshop on Dynamic Emotional Integration® in Saudi Arabia, at a large government university (male only) for managers and directors. As men and boys are typically part of … Read more