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How to Stay Grounded
in Troubled Times

Engaging with the Healing Genius in Your Intense Emotions

with Karla McLaren

Learn the Skills to Develop Your Emotional Resilience

Receiving Guidance from Your Anxiety, Panic, Rage, and Apathy

Embracing the wisdom of our emotions—instead of avoiding them—is at once a powerful way to show up in the world and a powerful avenue for personal transformation. With How to Stay Grounded in Troubled Times, you will learn to work with your most challenging emotions so you can stop getting overwhelmed, and start seeing the deeper purpose of anxiety, panic, rage, and apathy.

Join renowned teacher Karla McLaren to:

Reframe your anger to identify, set, and protect your boundaries

Access tools for in-the-moment relief from anxiety and panic

Uncover the gifts of apathy: healthy detachment, a positive sense of well-being, and clarity of purpose

Lab Outline

Session One
The Purpose of Our Emotions

Learn about the four emotion families and how to use “groundaries”—a combination of grounding and setting boundaries—to connect with their powerful messages.

Session Three

Explore how to lovingly work with different levels of panic, including any kind of panic you may have experienced from a traumatic past event.

Session Five

Find out how to work with apathy, often a mask for anger or depression, to address what may be wrong in your life.

Session Two
The Purpose of Anxiety

Discover how to recognize what your anxiety is trying to tell you by using “conscious questioning” to ground and refocus while feeling this overwhelming emotion.

Session Four
Anger and Rage

Learn how emotions like rage, anger, and panic often work closely together, and how you can transform them from liabilities into assets.

Meet Your Teacher,

Karla McLaren, M.Ed.

A Groundbreaking Expert in Emotional Resilience

Karla McLaren, M.Ed., is a pioneering social science researcher and empathy educator whose work revalues even the most negative emotions and opens startling new pathways into self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy. Her books include Embracing Anxiety, The Dynamic Emotional Integration Workbook, The Art of Empathy, and The Language of Emotions.

Praise for Your Teacher

Your Transformation Lab Includes:

Practical guidance from a leading teacher

Lifetime access to 5 progressive video sessions

Supplemental materials and transcripts

How to Stay Grounded in Troubled Times

Engaging with the Healing Genius in Your Intense Emotions




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