Ask a DEI Professional

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…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…Read More

Feeling Bittersweet

When feeling bittersweet during a celebration, how do I work with that? This month's Ask a DEI Professional question is about mixed emotions. Our questioner writes: When a celebration time in life is bittersweet (i.e. someone you love isn’t there…Read More

Struggling to Work With Emotions

How should I work with my emotions when I feel numb and defeated? This month's Ask a DEI Professional question is about working with emotions alongside treating a condition that requires medications. Finding the right dosage and medications can take…Read More

Working With Your Anxiety Style

Can a person be too deadline-oriented? Note: The term "deadline-oriented" refers to a style of working with our anxiety that is supported by the pressure of deadlines. The alternative style, task-oriented, is supported by the satisfaction of doing things ahead…Read More

A Healthier Sense of Self

Can you please elaborate on an inflated self-esteem? This month's Ask a DEI Professional question is about self-esteem. Our questioner writes: Can you please elaborate on an inflated self-esteem and give suggestions on how to help feel a healthier sense…Read More

Why do I cry when I'm angry?

Why do I want to cry a lot, especially when I'm angry? This month's Ask a DEI Professional question is about crying when angry. Our questioner writes: This might seem like a strange question for a man to ask, but…Read More

Feeling Other People's Pain

How do I deal with feeling other people's pain? This month's Ask a DEI Professional question is about a struggle with hyper-empathy. Our questioner writes: For highly empathic people, how do we process the pain we experience when we hear…Read More

Dealing with Embarrassment

How do I deal with embarrassment? This month's Ask a DEI Professional question is about embarrassment. Our person writes: How do I work with feeling deeply embarrassed, as in feeling ashamed and concerned that others might judge me? It’s clearly…Read More

Introducing Ask a DEI Professional

  You have questions! And we have answers. Even if you know the language of emotions and even when understand the Dynamic Emotional Integration® (DEI) way of working with emotions, sometimes you're still going to have questions (we do!). And…Read More

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