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 Emotional Martial Arts®

In a world that sometimes seems upside down and scary, it would be nice to have a greater understanding of what drives our moods, our anxieties, our emotions, our coping skills.

Emotional Martial Arts® (EMA) is a proprietary array of tools for understanding emotions and maximizing our capacity for joy, creativity, empowerment and more.

EMA was developed by Howard E. Richmond, MD over the course of his 25+ years of studying the human condition. We are now entrusted with teaching the tools for him ~ and he is ever our guiding light.

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Learn about the Five Circles of Awareness and how Conscious Breathing can affect Body, Thought, Behavior and Emotions.  

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Replays of Lessons and Meditations are available as downloadable, self-paced eCourses, webinars and Podcasts.

We are here to help people to integrate the teachings of Emotional Martial Arts® as a potent language of love with tools that help us wage inner peace. Emotions – most of which we are not aware of – drive our perception and shape our reality, which means we may not even be aware of the emotions that are driving our reactions. EMA teaches us the tools to identify those emotions so we are in charge of our reactions – moving from Auto-Pilot to Conscious-Pilot. The awareness of these emotions helps us to release the density that those emotions hold which then opens up space for more peace and emotional freedom!


Level 1 Covers:

1: Emotional Martial Arts®: A Practice of Waging Inner Peace

2: What We Don’t Know that Keeps Us Stuck

3: Hide & Seek: The Five Hiding Places of Emotions

4: Judgment is a Truth Contaminant: Unblocking the Coffin of Judgment to Release Hidden Emotions

5: How to Not Take Things Personally: Even When they Feel So Personal

6: Deepening EMA in our Lives

Interested? email: [email protected]

LEVEL 2 Covers:

1: Sticks & Stones: POW: Power of Words to Harm or Heal

2: U Turn: How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy and Become your Best Advocate

3: Good Grief! Healthy Grieving: Releasing Old Pain 

4: Positively NOT: How to Say “No” Graciously in any Situation

5: Healthy Anger/Healthy Guilt: Harnessing Positive Emotional Energy from Negative Sources

6: Forgiveness: An Opportunity for Freedom

Interested? email: [email protected]


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