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We cannot choose how we feel, we discover how we feel.
What we can choose is what we do about how we feel.

Winter 2008 Schedule

Available in pdf format
The new schedule in html will be posted shortly

Winter 2008

  • Classes/Workshops
  • Registration
  • Essays

    Special Essays
    Stranger in a Strange Land
    Autobiographical essay recounts the origins and essence of Stephen's approach and Empowering People.

    A Scenario for Peace
    for "Imagine Peace" -- 1987

    Past Essays
    Essays on Being Human

    We recommend that you read
    Chapters 1 through 4 in order.
    Chapter 1
    On Feeling

    Chapter 2
    On Pain

    Chapter 3
    Being Depressed

    Chapter 4
    On Primal

    Chapter 5
    On Caring

    Essays on Relationships

    Chapter 1

    Chapter 3

    Recent Essays (1998-2001)
    Essay 98-B

    Essay 98-C
    Crime & Punishment I

    Essay 98-D
    Crime & Punishment II

    Essay 98-E
    Crime & Punishment III

    Essay 98-F
    On Being
    Psychologically Healthy

    Essay 99-A
    Our Changing World

    Essay 99-B
    The Zen of Driving
    and Other Tales
    About Fairness

    Essay 99-C
    What I Mean Is. . .

    Essay 99-D
    Winners and Losers

    Essay 99-F
    On Taboos

    Essay 00-A
    On Selling and Buying

    Essay 00-B
    Being Resentful

    Essay 00-C
    If I Could
    Change the World  I
    Essay 01-A
    If I Could 
    Change the World  II

    The Organic Process

    About the Organic Process

    The Selected Links

    The Primal Page LogoThe Primal
    Psychotherapy Page

    Max van Manen Home Page Phenomenology Online
    Max van Manen Page

      Psychology Links

      Reference Links


    Worst Things to Say
    to Someone Who is Depressed

    Procrastinator's Calendar

    Welcome to
    Empowering People!
    Empowering People offers informative and stimulating classes and workshops that help participants achieve effectiveness and satisfaction in their relationships and in their work worlds through increased awareness and esteem. Past offerings include The Logic of Feeling, Getting Beyond You vs. Me, Why Relationships Succeed or Fail, and The Real Facts of Life.

    Dr. Stephen Linn
    Photo by: Silvia Wilson

    Stephen E. Linn, Ph.D.

    I am the instructor. My mission is to help people learn to deal with anxiety, depression, and stress, and to take the very best care of themselves. I also specialise in relationship and communication issues. 
    In my view, people are typically not evil, sick, or defective, but misinformed and suffering from a wide variety of unhealed wounds. My premise is that emotional expression that is choked down does not go away. Instead, unless and until we have completed that expression--in its fullness--we remain wounded and our lives remain disturbed. 
    In order to heal, we need clear information, to finish "unfinished business," and to learn and become competent in the communication skills. My classes and workshops are designed to provide clear information as well as instruction and practice in the communication skills. And fortunately, stifled expression (primarily, but not solely "pain") yearns for completion and The Organic Process, a form of primal, which I practised for over 23 years, facilitates this completion.
    I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology (1985) at Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I studied existential-phenomenological psychology (psychology as a human science). After working as a psychologist for six years at a Community Mental Health Clinic, also in Pittsburgh, I was a licensed psychologist in private practice for 17 years.
    I've also earned an M.A. in General Psychology (1969), at Pepperdine University, and a Bachelor of Industrial Design (B.I.D., 1956) at Syracuse University. I have written two books:

    Questions and Comments are welcome.
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    Coming in January/February/March

    Making Sense of Feeling
    The Real Facts of LIfe
    How to Ask for What You Want
    Dealing with Difficult People

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