Befriending Sadness

Starts Monday, April 1st: 4 Weeks. This course is for: Everyone. This experiential online course helps you welcome the healing flow of sadness and explore its relationship with your other emotions. This course is based on the The Language of Emotions by Karla McLaren, and her applied work, Dynamic Emotional Integration® (DEI).

18 STUDENTS ENROLLED

Welcoming Flow into Your Life


When your sadness is flowing and welcome in your life, then everything seems to go more easily. Having a healthy relationship with sadness means you recognize when it’s time to let things go, and you have practices to help you do so. Relaxing and taking care of yourself comes easily when you can access your sadness — and you’ll feel revitalized because of it.

In this course, facilitated by dual-licensed DEI Trainer and Consultant Anchen Texter, you’ll be inviting the flow of sadness to help release old ideas around what sadness is and isn’t. You’ll also be delving deeper into the gifts of sadness, the practices to help you stay present with your emotions, and the relationship between sadness and anger. While you might think that a course about sadness will be heavy and feel like molasses, there’s a little-known secret about sadness that will keep things flowing: sadness can clear the way for joy and happiness.

In this course, we will cover:

  • The messages and gifts in sadness
  • The 5 Empathic Mindfulness practices
  • How to work with sadness to embrace change gracefully
  • The relationship between sadness and anger
  • How to work with the other emotions in the sadness family, such as grief, depression, and the suicidal urge
  • The integral place of sadness in self-care

Course Details

Length: 4 weeks

Dates: Monday, April 1st to Friday, April 26th, 2019

Price: $145

Learning and Interaction Structure: Reading curriculum, forum discussions, audio files, course PDFs, and one-hour weekly webinars using the Zoom video conferencing program.

Live Zoom Webinar Discussions: These weekly one-hour sessions will be held on Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm Pacific Daylight Time (these sessions will be recorded on our private server if you cannot attend).

Zoom Webinar Schedule: Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm PDT: April 4th, April 11th, April 18th, and April 25th (if you cannot attend, you can always send Anchen questions to answer during the Zoom).

Time Commitment: You’ll read the course curriculum and interact in the forum on your own schedule (plan for a minimum of 2-3 hours per week), and you’ll meet with Anchen and your classmates for one hour in the Zoom each week.

This Course is Suitable For: Everyone interested in emotional skills, empathic mindfulness practices, and focused self-care.

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