Soul Tending

Starts Monday, October 2 | This 4-month immersion into emotions, self-healing, and self-care will help you uncover the soulful genius in your emotions and develop new awareness and skills.


Healing Your Soul With Emotions

Your emotional health and well being are vital aspects of your relationships with yourself and others, and with the soul of the world.

Caring for yourself, then, is not merely a solitary act. Your self-care and emotional health radiate outward to the people in your life and into the world around you.

Tending to your own soul makes the lives of people fortunate enough to know you richer and deeper.

An Invitation to a Healing Community

We welcome you to a four-month program based on The Language of Emotions by Karla McLaren, and taught by licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® professionals Sherry Olander and Amanda Ball.

In this program, you’ll join an empathic online community to explore new information about emotions and develop deeper skills and resources to heal your soul and support your whole life.

The Soul Tending program relies upon your experience with the material in The Language of Emotions by Karla McLaren, and it moves forward from there into new information on the emotions, new Empathic Mindfulness practices, and new ways to develop your emotional skills and awareness in a supportive community.

This 4-month program contains 3 learning modules (of 4 weeks and 5 weeks) with breaks in between so that you can rest and integrate your learning.

This course is for dedicated learners, and is limited to 20 participants so that we can create a warm, soulful, and empathic learning community.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The gifts in all 17 of your emotions
  • How to identify and how to work with each of your emotions
  • Supportive skills and practices to access the limitless soul-healing and soul-making power of your emotions
  • Healing rituals for emotional difficulties
  • The benefits of engaging in a supportive and empathic online community

How to Apply

Prerequisites: Prospective Soul Tending students need to have read and worked with The Language of Emotions before the first module begins.

You should have a working understanding of the emotional skills and the Empathic Mindfulness practices, with at least 6 months of practice and application.

If you would like to be considered for the Soul Tending program, please click the button below to fill out our online application. The application deadline is Monday, September 18, 2023.

Click here to fill out your Soul Tending application

Course Details

Length: 4 months: Monday, October 2, 2023 to Friday, February 9, 2024.

Breaks: There are two breaks in this program: Saturday, October 28 to Sunday, November 12, 2023, and also Saturday, December 16, 2023 to Sunday, January 7, 2024.

Two Online Retreats: There is an online mini retreat on Friday-Saturday, October 20-21, 2023, and a 3-day online retreat on Friday, February 2 to Sunday, February 4, 2024. Both retreats will be organized to fit into your time zone.

Cost: $300 per month for 4 months ($1,200 total). You’ll receive a $100 discount if you pay in full. See below for your payment options.

Learning and Interaction Structure: This course contains online curriculum for you to read on your own schedule and Forum discussions where we come together as a community (also on your own schedule). We’ll also meet on the Zoom webinar as a community each week.

Live Zoom Webinar Schedule: Your presence in the Zooms is an essential part of this program, and we will choose our Zoom times based on the schedules of our community. These Zoom meetings will be recorded on our private server if you have to miss them for any reason.

Time Commitment: You’ll read the course curriculum and interact in the Forum on your own schedule (plan for a minimum of 4 hours per week), and you’ll meet with your instructors and your fellow learners on the Zoom for one hour each week.

This course is suitable for: People who have worked with the concepts and practices in The Language of Emotions for at least 6 months, and want to spend dedicated time learning to work with their emotions in an empathic and supportive community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I’ve read The Language of Emotions, but I still struggle with certain emotions. Should I take this program?

A: Yes! There is not a lot of support for our emotional lives in the everyday world, and it’s very easy to lose our sense of emotional awareness. In this program, you’ll be surrounded by an empathic community for a 4-month period of time, and you’ll have the time and space (and support) you need to learn to work with all of your emotions skillfully.

Q: Can I take this course with a friend or partner?

A: Yes! Because we all co-regulate the emotions of the people in our lives, it’s wonderful to be able to share this knowledge and these practices with your people. The online community in Soul Tending is so supportive, and it would be doubly supportive to share this program with someone you love.

Q: How will you fit the online retreats into my time zone? I’m not in the Americas.

Each retreat begins in your evening time, and concludes in your afternoon time the next day or two days hence. The instructors maintain the container and boundaries of the retreat during the entire period so that there’s a throughline, but each participant is only responsible for their own time zone. It seems strange, but these retreats always bring their own kind of across-the-world connecting magic with them!

About the Instructors

Sherry Olander

Sherry Olander is double licensed as a Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer and Consultant, and she is a lead instructor of the DEI education and licensing program. She is also the creator of the Elemental Balance course and the Emotion Prep for the Holidays mini-workshop.

Sherry is also a lead instructor in the Discovering Your Emotional Genius course, and she shares her affinity for elemental balance in many courses here at Empathy Academy.

Amanda Ball

Amanda Ball is a double-licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® (DEI) Trainer and Consultant, and she’s a supporting and lead teacher at Empathy Academy and Director of Operations at Emotion Dynamics.

Amanda started her DEI teaching career in school systems teaching emotions to high school students, teachers, and parents. She is passionate about teaching emotional awareness and skills and learning from and alongside others in community.

Continuing Education

This program is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, who provide CE Credits for each of the 3 modules of this program (66 CEs total) to psychologists, psychoanalysts, counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, creative arts therapists, nurses, dentists, educators, and chemical dependency counselors.

There is a post-test and separate fee ($40 per module) for these credits and certificates. Contact us for more information.

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Welcome to Soul Tending

Total tuition for the 4-month Soul Tending program is $1,200 US, paid in 4 monthly installments of $300. If you pay in full, you’ll receive a $100 discount and pay $1,100 US total.

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