Befriending Fear

Starts Monday, September 12 | In this 4-week experiential online course, you’ll discover the gifts of fear and redefine your relationship to fear.


You can embrace the gifts of fear! In this course, you’ll learn about what fear is, the gifts that fear brings, and its (and therefore, your) relationship to procrastination, change, and intuition. You’ll also examine your assumptions and unconscious contracts around the Fear Family of emotions

Discover the Gifts of Fear

Fear is an emotion that people tend to shy away from, and distance themselves from, because there are so many negative assumptions about what fear means and why we feel it. In this course, you’ll be working from the DEI definition of fear: fear is your instincts, intuition, and your focused attention, and it helps you adjust to changes in your physical and emotional environment.

In this course with licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® professional Anchen Texter, you will be examining your own assumptions about what fear is and isn’t, learning how to identify the feeling of fear in your body, and working with the 5 Empathic Mindfulness practices to regulate your emotions, update contracts, and hone your relationship with your instincts and intuition.

You’ll be looking at the role that fear plays in relation to procrastination, emotion-shaming messages, handling change, and how fear is often confused with other emotions, such as panic or anxiety.

Embrace the Gifts of Fear

Throughout this course, you’ll reflect on your assumptions about fear, your relationship to fear, and the unconscious contracts you hold around the fear family of emotions. Through a series of journal prompts and self-directed experiential exercises, as well as the optional forum questions and live webinars, you’ll explore the ways in which your fear shapes your behavior and supports your ability to cope with change.

What You’ll Learn:

• How your fear feels physically and emotionally in your body and mind (it may not be what you think!)
• The assumptions and emotion-shaming messages you hold about fear.
• The emotion-supporting messages that ring true for you.
• A 4-step process designed to help you bring conscious awareness to working with fear.
• How your intuition is already showing up in your life.
• The way that fear interacts with panic, anxiety, shame, and anger.

Course Details

Length: 4 weeks

Dates: Monday, September 12, and finishing on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Price: $145

Learning and Interaction Structure: This course is based on written curriculum, with supplemental PDF downloads, audio recordings, self-reflection prompts, experiential exercises, forum questions, and weekly live Zoom webinars.

Live Webinar Discussions: These weekly one-hour webinars are a mix of experiential practices and further discussion, which builds on each week’s curriculum. These sessions will be held on the Zoom webinar program and they will be recorded on our private server if you cannot attend.

Zoom Webinar Schedule: To be announced.

Time Commitment: Please plan on setting aside 1-2 hours weekly for the written curriculum, and Forum discussion, and an additional sixty minutes for the Zoom webinar.

This Course is Suitable For: Everyone interested in learning foundational emotional skills and practices, listening to their intuition and instincts, and developing a respectful and welcoming relationship with their fears.

About the Instructor

Anchen Texter

Anchen Texter helps you understand and embody emotional and empathic skills so that you can work with your emotions in the moment and move through situations gracefully and in a way you can be proud of.

She is the creator of the Befriending series here at Empathy Academy: Befriending Fear, Befriending AngerBefriending Shame, and Befriending Sadness.

Special discount for the entire Befriending Series!

This is an 8-month exploration of the emotions that includes 4 one-month courses, each separated by one month to help you rest and integrate what you’ve learned. We welcome you and your emotions to the Befriending Series!

The four courses are: Befriending Anger, Befriending Shame, Befriending Sadness, and Befriending Fear! Click on the button below to sign up.

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Befriending Series

You can experience the entire 4-course Befriending Series with DEI Professional Anchen Texter and receive a 15% discount on each course!

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