What's Up at Empathy Academy

Licensee Close-up: Pia Ault, MS

Pia Ault is a licensed DEI Trainer living in Dubai. She was a member of the very first cohort of DEI licensees at Empathy Academy and became licensed in 2016. Since then she’s been a pioneer of this work in the Middle East. Her friendly, caring nature combines with her…Read More

My Journey with and Through Burnout

~ by Camilla Jørgensen, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant. My journey as a bodyworker began 25 years ago, when I met my Hawaiian massage teacher and trained with him over a 12 year period. I was in my early twenties and didn’t really know…Read More

Educate with Empathy - a more effective way to learn.

~ by Anchen Texter,  DEI Trainer & Consultant Comfort and safety are feelings you might not associate with online courses, but these two values are at the core of empathic course design. Every day, our bodies shift from the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and replenish) to the sympathetic nervous system…Read More

Here we gather...to honor our emotions!

by Jennifer Asdorian, licensed DEI Trainer and Consultant Earlier this year, a dear friend of mine became engaged. She and her fiancé wanted a do-it-yourself wedding in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Their plan was to have guests backpack to the high camp and also give everyone invited a job to…Read More

Empathy in the Middle East

Pia Ault, MS, licensed DEI Trainer shares the experience of her recent empathy workshop in Saudi Arabia. A few months ago, 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…Read More

How Close is Close Enough?

by Pia Ault, MS, licensed DEI Trainer and Equine Assisted Coach Practitioner Co-Creation and Connection happened in abundance in last week's "Let Go and Be Enough" horse-guided workshop in Dubai. When working with horses, we believe "pressure motivates but release teaches," and six women applied this concept when actively moving and…Read More

Good Boundaries and Horse Sense

To create boundaries or not to create boundaries, that is the question... by Bobbi McIntyre, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant I can tell you from personal experience about living with an open heart (without boundaries) and living with boundaries. I fell into the trap (as do others) of believing that…Read More

Hatred and the Middle Path

by Bobbi McIntyre, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant I saw a meme about love and hate going around Facebook, and I thought about the fact that people have never been taught how to work with emotions in an intentional and healthy way. The problem with bashing the things we hate…Read More

Maintaining Empathy in the Midst of Deep Conflict

by Sherry Olander, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant There are a lot of emotions running through our country this week. Grief, Anger, Sadness, Confusion, Envy, Hate, Suicidal Urge, Shame, Fear... I've been reading posts and articles on Facebook - watching videos, and feeling so much empathy for all the victims,…Read More

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