June 2019 at Empathy Academy

June 3rd to June 27th, 4 weeks. Building a Vibrant Life at Empathy Academy. Join dual-licensed DEI Trainer and Consultant Sherry Olander for this 4-week dive into whole life balance. This course explores your emotions, your physical life, your intellect, and your spiritual aspects, and offers practical approaches to help you access the wisdom in all parts of yourself.


July 2019 at Empathy Academy

July 1st to August 23rd, 8 weeks. Emotional Flow: Becoming Fluent in the Language of Emotions. Join dual-licensed DEI Trainers and Consultants Sherry Olander and Jennifer Nate for this 8-week online course that will help you explore the wonderful world of your emotions.


August 2019 at Empathy Academy

August 26th to September 20th, 4 weeks. Befriending Shame: Harness the Power of Your Healthy Conscience. Join dual-licensed DEI Trainer and Consultant Anchen Texter for a 4-week online course focusing on the life-affirming energy in your shame, and learn how to work with it in respectful and loving ways.


August 2019 in the Shenandoah Valley

August 23rd to August 25th, 3 days. Building Empathy and Equity: Emotional Healing for Racial Justice. A weekend retreat with Karla McLaren and Jonathan McRay in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This 3-day retreat will help you work directly with your powerful emotions so that you can transform your relationship to racism and inequality and become a grounded, soulful voice for justice and healing. 


September 2019 at Esalen in Big Sur, California

September 29th to October 4th, 6 days.The Art of Empathy Retreat at Esalen. Join Karla McLaren, M.Ed. and Amanda Ball, MS for a relaxing and grounding week-long exploration of empathy, emotions, communication, and self-care. Learn more or register at Esalen.


September 2019 at Empathy Academy

September 23rd to November 1st, 6 weeks. Emotional Genius! Join licensed DEI professionals Amanda Ball, MS and Sherry Olander, CMT for a 6-week online training where you’ll learn new ways to view emotions as parts of an intelligent, living system that’s vital to everything you do.


September 2019 at Empathy Academy

September 30th to November 8th, 6 weeks. Essential Boundaries for Bodyworkers. Join licensed DEI professionals and professional massage therapists Anchen Texter and Camilla Jørgensen for a 6-week online exploration of focused self-care, boundary-setting, and healthy emotion regulation skills for bodyworkers.


October 2019 at Empathy Academy

October 21st to November 15th, 4 weeks. Befriending Sadness: Welcoming Flow Into Your Life. Join dual-licensed DEI Trainer and Consultant Anchen Texter for a 4-week online course focusing on the remarkable healing gifts of sadness, which Karla McLaren calls the all-purpose healing balm of the soul.



Listen Now

Healthy Empathy for Surgeons with Jeffrey Smith, MD (listen here) 46 minutes

The gifts of ALL emotions – even depression with Tami Simon (listen to Insights at the Edge) 58 minutes

The Art of Empathy, part 1 with Tami Simon (listen to Insights at the Edge, part 1) 1 hour, 2 minutes

The Art of Empathy, part 2 with Tami Simon (listen to Insights at the Edge, part 2) 1 hour, 6 minutes

Emotions are action-requiring programs! (Listen to Weekly Wisdom) 9 minutes

Empathy and Generosity with Marianna Cacciatore (listen to Bread for the Journey) 58 minutes

How to Learn The Language of Emotions with Koren Motekaitis (listen to How She Really Does It) 56 minutes

Healthy Empathy, Self, and Relationships with Michael Stone (listen to Conversations) 51 minutes

Why is Empathy Valuable? on Conscious Talk Radio (listen to Conscious Talk) 56 minutes


Watch Now

Visit Karla’s Emotion Dynamics YouTube Channel

Anger and Good Boundaries (11 minutes)

Shame is Your Friend! (16 minutes)

How Many Ways Can You Say Happy? (4 minutes)

Emotions Simplified! (10 minutes)

The Art of Empathy introduction (2 minutes)

The Magic of Weasel Words! (8 minutes)

Are You Positive about Emotions? (4 minutes)

Embracing Your Emotions (1 minute)