Welcome to Soul Tending

Cultivating Emotional Wisdom & Practice

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About Soul Tending

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 community learning program based on The Language of Emotions by Karla McLaren, and taught by licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® professionals Sherry Olander and Jennifer Nate.

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

You’ll learn about all 17 of your emotions: how to identify them, how to work with them, and how to utilize supportive skills and practices to access your emotions' limitless healing power.

The Soul Tending program relies upon your experience with the material in The Language of Emotions, 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 or 5 weeks each) with breaks in between so that you can rest and integrate your learning.

Soul Tending is for dedicated learners who want to be part of an interactive community, and it's limited to 20 participants so that we can create a warm and empathic learning experience.

In this Soul Tending program, you'll become a member of an international group of learners who are exploring emotions and self-care in brilliant new ways.

Soul Tending will begin on October 4th, 2021. See the PDF below for the schedule, reading list, tuition, and information on how to apply.

Soul Tending program information

How to Apply for Soul Tending

Please respond to these questions and email them to us by the application deadline of Friday, September 24th, 2021.

  1. Your name, contact information, mailing address, and time zone.
  2. The extent of your experience with Karla McLaren’s work (at minimum, you should know The Language of Emotions).
  3. Your experience with online learning.
  4. What are your intentions for taking this program?

Send your responses to info@emotiondynamics.org.

System Requirements for the Soul Tending Program

For online curriculum and Forum interactions

  • The most recent version of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge.
  • Javascript and cookies must be enabled for the site to work properly.
  • A broadband internet connection (25 Mbps or greater download speed), or 4G cellular data plan. 3G will work, but might be unacceptably slow.
  • A computer, phone, or tablet capable of the above with at least 1GB of RAM

EmpathyAcademy.org will adapt to almost any display size, however extremely small screens might experience some display issues.

For the Zoom live webinars 

For PC users

  • Operating System | Windows XP or higher
  • Processor | IDual Core 2Ghz or Higher (i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)
  • At least 2 GB of RAM
  • Stable and reliable internet connection
  • Graphics | 64MB of graphics memory
  • A webcam and microphone

For Mac users

  • Operating System | OS x 10.8.5 or later
  • Processor | Intel core duo 2.66 GHz + Memory
  • At least 2 GB of RAM
  • Stable and reliable internet connection
  • Graphics | 128 MB of graphics memory
  • A webcam and microphone

For more information, visit the Zoom website.

If your computer can't manage Zoom on its own, you can also visit the Zoom website for a live session that includes audio and video of the participants (but not video of you), or you can call in for an audio-only session.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If, for any reason, we cancel a Soul Tending program you've already paid for, you will receive a full refund of your course tuition, or you'll have the option of transferring your tuition to another course.

If you've already paid for Soul Tending and yet you cannot attend, and you notify us on or before the course start date, you'll receive a refund minus a $100 processing fee. There will be no refunds after this date, as we plan our staffing budget based upon the attendance numbers for each course.

Soul Tending Instructors


Sherry Jean Olander, LMT [ Instructor ]

    Jennifer Nate [ Instructor ]

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