You Can Befriend Your Sadness

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Letting go, relaxing, and rejuvenating: These are the gifts of sadness

Online course starts Monday, April 1st at Empathy Academy

This course is for: Everyone.

Sadness, we need you!

I’ve been observing the emotions on the left and the right here in the U.S., and it pretty much goes like this: Anger, fear, panic, hatred, depression, despair, and then it starts again at anger. These are all valuable emotions when you know how to regulate them, but if you don’t, they can pile up and interfere with your mood, your relationships, and your life.

Something crucial is missing. An emotion that I’m not seeing very often is healthy sadness, which is a healing force of almost magical proportions. Sadness is the amazing down-regulator of the emotional realm.

Your healthy sadness can help you let go of ideas that are outdated, things that don’t work, and attitudes that don’t help you. When you allow your sadness to help you let go, you can make room for things that DO work, ideas that are fresh and new, and attitudes that have value and can lead you to new and worthwhile places.

Your ability to work with your sadness is also directly connected to your ability to feel happiness and joy. Surprise!

On Monday, April 1st, you can join the 4-week online course Befriending Sadness at Empathy Academy. This course is taught by double-licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer and Consultant Anchen Texter, and it’s the perfect emotion to welcome in at this time.

Befriending your healing sadness and learning how to work with it is one of the most important things you can do for your emotional health, for your relationships, and for your outlook.

Welcome your healthy sadness; it will help you change everything for the better.

Learn more or register here

Befriending Sadness: Welcoming Flow into Your Life

Anchen Texter

When your sadness is flowing and welcome in your life, then everything seems to work more easily. Having a healthy relationship with sadness means that 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 Licensed DEI Trainer and Consultant Anchen Texter, you’ll invite the flow of sadness to help release old ideas around what sadness is and isn’t. You’ll also delve deeper into the gifts of sadness, the practices to help you stay present with your emotions, and the relationship between your sadness and your anger.

While you might think that a course about sadness would be heavy and feel like molasses, there’s a little-known secret about sadness that you’ll learn: sadness can clear the way for joy and happiness!

In Befriending Sadness, you’ll learn:

  • 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 even 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 on Thursdays at 4pm 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.
Register here for Befriending Sadness


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