Facilitators:  Heather Sanford LCSW, MPA, and Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW


Hello and welcome to Emotions Education 101.

The class can best be described as a gentle learning experience to understand your emotions and defenses and help you work the Change Triangle to find your calmest, most authentic self. Connecting and sharing with others about emotions helps normalize emotions and decreases aloneness.


This course is designed for people who are working through their own struggles with anxiety and depression, as well as for people who are supporting others on their journeys like parents, teachers, and healthcare professionals.


For healthcare and wellness professionals: To be the best clinician you can be, you have to be your best self!  We, Heather and Hilary, are much better therapists and coaches since learning and working the Change Triangle.

The structure of the class will be a mix of didactic learning, gentle experiential exercises, questions and answers, and processing of what it is like to talk about emotions authentically with others.


In this course, you will learn to better understand and work with emotions - not changing emotions, but having a different experience with them.  These experiences will lead to a richer and more authentic life.  This course is based on Hilary’s award-winning book It’s Not Always Depression

The next class begins on September 15th, 2021, and runs until November 3rd. Classes are held from 3-4:30 pm ET each Wednesday. 

The cost for the 8-session course is $500.  Payment can be made by Venmo, Zelle, PayPal "Friends and Family", or check. To pay by credit card or PayPal international or Paypal without a "friends and family" option, use the PayPal button below. Please also obtain a copy of the book It’s Not Always Depression prior to the beginning of the course. Please contact Heather or Hilary with any questions!


To register, contact Heather Sanford at sanford.he@gmail.com or Hilary Jacobs Hendel at hilaryjacobshendel@gmail.comSpace is limited - sign up today!

Learn how to move through the Change Triangle and land in the Open-Hearted State of the Authentic Self! 

Questions? Requests? Want us to train your organization to run these classes? Contact Heather Sanford at sanford.he@gmail.com or Hilary Jacobs Hendel at hilaryjacobshendel@gmail.com.

To pay now with a credit card or via PayPal, use this PayPal button. We charge a 5% convenience fee to offset Paypal and credit card fees so the total cost is $525.

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"After 20 years of on and off therapy, and a lot of bibliotherapy in the last year and a half (I've read about 50 books on this subject since the beginning of 2020), I have to say that that this course (and Hilary's book) were what helped me the most. The Change Triangle is a compassionate map that helps you identify where you are in the present moment and helps you predict how you might feel as you start to heal, so that nothing is shocking or surprising and you feel a sense of pride and ownership throughout the process. By meeting weekly to learn more about how this all works, and to practice feeling emotions in the presence of others in the group, I have seen a significant improvement in my ability to trust others as well as myself. I wish I had been introduced to this empowering content earlier in my life, so I am doing my best to educate parents and teachers about your work so that they can hopefully pass on the benefit to their children." -Anne

“This course has been an amazing experience. I think you should do a lot more of these for people. Thank you for offering it!” -Anonymous


"I'm very much enjoying and getting a lot from this course ladies, thank you. The container you have created offers an open and sharing space for folks to come together with intention to better understand, and be with, ourselves; complex emotions and all that comes with having a beating heart. I've loved the psycho-education and the need to 'not fix' rather 'be with' myself... and what's happening inside. Participants' willingness to be vulnerable, and to share openly, has been so helpful in acknowledging 'me too', and feeling understood. Beyond class, I'm slowly showing up for myself in deeper awareness, more subtle and gentle ways too. I feel that I'm cultivating a more intimate level of 'emotional awareness' within, the good and the not-so-good, and am finding I'm less judgemental of myself in it all. A lifetimes' work. Thank You for creating and -so helpfully- facilitating this active learning group." 

-Fiona, (Dublin Ireland)

“Great amount of homework, class is well run, good participation, could use more time for reflections” - Anonymous

“I’m loving the course and learning so much.” -Anonymous

“I wanted to take the course because I want to be my authentic self. At the beginning, I didn't think it would be possible because I didn't understand how one knows when they are being authentic. I think I understand now. I don't know if it can happen for me but you have given me the tools to know how. It's up to me to do it.” -Anonymous

“This course has been an amazing experience. I think you should do a lot more of these for people. Thank you for offering it!” -Anonymous

“Going well. glad to be here” -Anonymous

“Very very good” -Anonymous

“Great class.” - Anonymous