Emotional Genius in California!

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Emotional Genius

Discovering the Brilliance in Your Emotions

Rohnert Park, Sonoma County, California
Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21, 2016
(This workshop is sold out, thank you!)

Emotions are possibly your greatest source of instincts, intelligence, and energy — and you can learn how to access the brilliance inside each one of them.

Emotions are messengers from the deepest and wisest parts of yourself. All of your emotions are irreplaceable aspects of your intelligence, your social skills, your capacity to learn, and your ability to love – and there is no such thing as a negative emotion.

All emotions contain genius, and all emotions are necessary parts of your cognition, your social skills, and your ability to learn and live well.

Anger, sadness, fear, shame, envy, contentment, even hatred … all seventeen of your emotions are essential for your health and well-being, and when you learn how to work with all of them, your life, your work, and your relationships can improve dramatically.

Join empathic pioneers Karla McLaren, M.Ed and Amanda Ball, MS for a weekend workshop where you’ll learn new ways to view the emotions as a system, and to learn how they work, why they arise, and how to work skillfully with every emotion you have.

Each of your emotions is essential, and all of them bring you the skills, energy, and intelligence you need in each situation. All of your emotions are necessary.

When you know why your emotions arise and how to work with them, you’ll understand yourself and others better – and you’ll be able to access the intelligence and gifts your emotions bring you.

In this weekend workshop, you’ll explore:
  • The messages and intelligence inside each of your emotions.
  • Emotionally intelligent mindfulness practices to help you work brilliantly with each emotion you have.
  • Simple ways to access your emotions when you need their support.
  • Practical approaches to help you access the wisdom of intense emotions, mixed emotions, and emotions that have been repressed.
  • Numerous practices to bring yourself back to center, regain your composure and your sense of humor, and live mindfully with all of your emotions.
  • On Sunday: Emotion Theater®, a unique and accessible process to help you understand how all seventeen emotions work together in real time.

You’re cordially invited to join Karla, Amanda, and a group of fellow explorers in a weekend of learning new ways to work with the genius inside each and every emotion you have.

This weekend workshop is open to everyone: students, elders, youth, artists, counselors, healthcare professionals, highly empathic people, or people who are struggling with emotions or empathy. All are welcome. 10.5 hours of CE Units are available to Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, MFTs, Chemical Dependency Counselors, and Educators (see below).

Special friends and family discount: If you register with a friend or family member, you’ll both receive a 10% discount on registration.

Saturday, August 20th: 10am to 5pm with a lunch break of one hour: Emotional Genius: Discovering the Brilliance in Your Emotions.

Sunday, August 21st: 10am to 4pm with a lunch break of one hour for Deeper Brilliance: Understanding Your Emotional Ecosystem (Deeper Brilliance is an advanced workshop that requires Saturday attendance).

$150 (includes Saturday and Sunday workshops)
Saturday only: $85

10.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits are available at an additional $40 per participant.

See below for CEC registration details.

This Emotional Genius workshop is sold out. Thank you for your interest!

About Karla McLaren and Amanda Ball
Photograph of Karla - a smiling white middle-aged female with brown hair and glasses
Photo by Michael Leras

Karla McLaren, M.Ed. is an award-winning author, social science researcher, and pioneering educator whose empathic approach to emotions revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens startling new pathways into self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy. She is the founder and CEO of Emotion Dynamics LLC.

Karla’s lifelong work has been focused on the creation of a grand unified theory of emotions, which presents every emotion as an essential aspect of intelligence, self-awareness, communication, and empathy.

Her applied work, Dynamic Emotional Integration®, is a leading-edge training program and consultation process to help people develop keen emotional awareness, healthy empathic skills, and emotionally-respectful mindfulness practices.


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Photo by Tia Gavin

Amanda Ball, M.S. has her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. She focused her academic studies and internship on the work in The Language of Emotions and The Art of Empathy. Amanda is the administrator of Emotion Dynamics LLC, and she is double-licensed as a Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer and Consultant.

Amanda is also a lead instructor of Dynamic Emotional Integration®, and her professional interests include emotions & empathy, addiction & distractions, neurodiversity, trauma healing, and gender & sexuality. She divides her time between Northern California and New England.

Continuing Education Credits are available

This workshop is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, who offer 10.5 hours of CE credit to Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, MFTs, Chemical Dependency Counselors, and Educators for the full 2-day workshop.

The PDF below contains information on the CE granting organizations, workshop agenda, and learning objectives.

CEC Information for Emotional Genius

These 10.5 hours of CE credit are available through R Cassidy Seminars at an additional cost of $40 per participant. Click here to register for CEs with Cassidy.

Venue Information

We’ll be at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rohnert Park, within walking distance or a short drive to restaurants (there is also a good restaurant in the hotel). You can also bring a lunch if you like, and eat outside or in the lobby during our lunch breaks.

Wear comfortable clothes for moving, and layers for changeable weather. Chairs and tables will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own cushions or back jacks if you prefer them. Please arrive by 9:45am each morning. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Lodging Update

The DoubleTree is fully booked for the weekend, but there are many affordable openings at AirBnB in Rohnert Park near the hotel.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend one or both days of this workshop, and you notify us within 3 weeks of the workshop (by Saturday, July 30th), you will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee per participant. After that date, no refunds will be given, though you will have the option of crediting a part of your registration fee to another workshop or offering of Emotion Dynamics LLC.

10 Responses

  1. Roxanne IRwin
    | Reply

    I am attending the seminar in August.
    Will you have your materials available for purchase?
    Thanks — so looking forward to it!!

    • Karla
      | Reply

      Hello Roxanne, and welcome! Yes, we’ll be bringing books and cards for sale.

      Is there anything specific that you’re looking for?

      • Roxanne IRwin
        | Reply

        I currently have Emotional Genius and Empathy Audio books….I would like the cards and any other recommended materials and books…
        Thanks so much.

  2. Laura
    | Reply

    I am very interested in attending an in person EG Workshop or any of Karla McLaren’s Language of Emotions related workshop (lay-person level for personal reasons).

    Do you have any coming up soon in the SF Bay Area?

    • Karla
      | Reply

      Hello Laura,

      We don’t have anything planned yet, but we’ll know more in December, and post here, on Facebook, and in our newsletter.

      Thanks for asking!

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