Welcome to Emotion Alliance,
Where Your Emotions Are Your Allies.



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the first step to working with your emotions!

Hi! I’m Anchen Texter, Licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer and Consultant, and I’m here to help you learn about yourself, your boundaries, and how to listen to your emotions so that you always have access to the wisdom within yourself.

I specialize in teaching people about boundaries, self care, and preventing burnout. I help you learn who you are and what is important to you, and how to communicate that from a place of strength and wholeness within yourself so that you can live life in the moment, rather than always on the sidelines.

This work is based on the work of Karla McLaren, M.Ed., including her books The Language of Emotions and The Art of Empathy. I work with the understanding that every emotion is there for a reason, and contains a message for us, once we learn how to listen.


Online Courses

Essential Boundaries for Bodyworkers

Starts Monday, January 7th, 2019. 6 weeks. In this course designed specifically for bodyworkers, you’ll learn foundational concepts and practices from The Language of Emotions and The Art of Empathy to help you set boundaries, strengthen your healthy empathy, and create a self-care plan just for you. 6 to 18 CEUs* available.

 Essential Boundaries for Bodyworkers starts with defining your boundaries.

Essential Boundaries for Bodyworkers starts with defining your boundaries.

Learn how to work with your natural empathy in a healthy and sustainable way by examining the relationship between boundaries and balanced empathy, taking inventories to help you gauge what you’re already good at and where you need more skills, and learning practices to regulate your emotions.

Each week on the live webinar meetings you’ll practice what you learn during the week. Throughout the course, you’ll combine this knowledge into an individualized self-care plan to help support you long after this course is over. You’ll receive input and guidance from the instructors along the way, and have the opportunity to learn from other students in the group forum and on the weekly live webinars.

In this 6-Week Course, You’ll Explore:

  • How to define and maintain your healthy boundaries at work and in your private life.

  • How to know if your or your clients’ boundaries are broken or enmeshed or unhealthy.

  • How to use your new healthy empathy skills with your clients.

  • How to deepen your level of self-care by learning how to work with your emotions and your empathy in healthy, supportive ways.

  • New practices each week to support you in creating your individual self-care plan – which will be completed by the end of the course.

Price: $215

Bonus: You can book one individual DEI Consultation with Anchen or Camilla at a special 15% discounted rate during this course. These consultations are helpful if you want to dive deeper into an individual theme that comes up for you during the course. You can learn more about DEI Consultations here.

 Shame might feel like it’s unpredictable, but it’s actually there to protect you and help you feel safe.

Shame might feel like it’s unpredictable, but it’s actually there to protect you and help you feel safe.

Starts Monday, April 1st, 2019: 4 Weeks. Welcome to this experiential online course based on The Language of Emotions and Dynamic Emotional Integration®. In this course about the often-misunderstood emotion of shame, you’ll learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy forms of shame.

Harness the Power of Healthy Shame

With the help of reflective exercises, experiential webinars, and a forum that’s accessible 24/7, this course is designed to give you a greater understanding of your intricate relationship with shame, and tools to help you work with it.

You’ll learn how to work with supportive, imaginal practices to clear old contracts with shame (and shaming messages!), and you’ll have the opportunity to develop a new relationship with your natural, indispensable shame.

You will learn:

  • The ways in which shame affects every part of your life, whether you know it or not.

  • How having too little shame can be as detrimental as having too much.

  • How shame interacts with your anger and boundaries, contentment, sadness, fear, and many other emotions.

  • How you can change your relationship with shame so that it helps you live a value-driven life of integrity.

  • How the 5 Empathic Mindfulness practices can help you work with shame and all of your emotions.

Course Details

Length: 4 weeks

Dates: Monday, April 1st, to Friday, April 26th, 2019

Price: $145


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Get a DEI Consultation

Sometimes, despite all the work you do and the information you have, your emotions just don't make sense to you. An emotion consultation with Anchen gives you an educated outside perspective on your emotions, and concepts and/or practices to help you work with and understand what your emotions are trying to tell you. 

As a consultant, Anchen specializes in helping you learn to set boundaries, differentiate between unhealthy and healthy shame, and establish nourishing self-care and emotion-regulation activities and practices. 

She helps you learn to set boundaries by working with your healthy anger, and using all of your emotions to support the boundaries you choose to set.

  • You may benefit from working with Anchen around boundaries if you feel like you have to say yes to everything (or feel like you can't say no), if your life seems chaotic, or you feel like you are awash in circumstances outside of your control, and you ask yourself, "how did I get here?"

Anchen helps you learn to differentiate between unhealthy and healthy shame with reflective exercises and practices you can use in the moment. She offers practices to help you establish conscious contracts with healthy shame, which can change how you interact with yourself and the world around you.

  • You may benefit from working with shame if you feel like you never live up to your expectations or often feel disappointed, if you self-silence or keep yourself on the sidelines, or if you can't seem to stop doing certain behaviors even if you want to.

Having go-to self-care activities and practices is something that you may not consciously think about, but which can be the difference between feeling like you're thriving, or just getting by. Anchen can help you identify and integrate regular rejuvenation practices that nurture and replenish you, so that you can keep going deeper in your journey of emotional awareness, and feel more alive in your daily life.

  • You may benefit from consciously working with your self-care activities and practices if you always put yourself and your needs last, or if you don't know what feels nourishing and rejuvenating even when you do have time to yourself.

Emotion-regulation is shorthand for "doing activities or practices that help you feel centered and in touch with the values that are important to you." Anchen can help you identify the emotions you're feeling, and listen for the messages they have for you. She can introduce some activities and practices that may help you regulate your emotions, so that you can be the one in charge of how you respond to your emotions. 

  • You may benefit from working consciously with emotion-regulation activities and practices if you have a hard time down-regulating from intense emotions, or if you try to avoid feeling certain emotions with distracting behaviors like binge-watching Netflix or stress-eating.

About Me

Anchen Texter is a Licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Consultant and Trainer. She lives in Eugene, Oregon, and offers experiential DEI workshops and trainings in person and online to people and organizations looking for deep, sustainable change from within. Her training in DEI, massage, and shamanic healing have prepared her to work from a whole-person perspective so that she considers the needs of the whole student in her workshops and consultations. Anchen’s expertise in DEI includes working with boundaries and anger, self-care practices, and learning to recognize and work with emotions in any situation.

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I offer personalized trainings for individuals and groups about setting boundaries, preventing and treating empathic burnout, and emotion regulation strategies, as well as one-on-one emotion consultations.


You can reach me at:


(541) 913-0462


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