About The Emotional Institute®

Much like the weather patterns of our natural world, our emotional ecosystems are intended to be vibrant and expressive. Like the rain, the sun, the wind, and the snow, our feelings  ̶ in all their forms ̶ are meant to be fully expressed and experienced as part of the natural balance of life.

Yet, in today’s world, we’re often taught to contain or constrict our emotions; don’t be too moody, too sensitive, too angry, too much. Because of that, we can consciously or unconsciously become out of touch with our own emotional intelligence, which can lead to stress, fatigue, and even illness. Everything from life’s daily rigors to deep traumas can leave us feeling depleted, shut down, and disconnected.

This was the inspiration behind the creation of the Emotional Institute®. Bernadette Pleasant, an expert in Health & Wellness, Somatic Healing, Sacred and Sensual Movement and Grief Facilitation, has taken decades of experience and developed multi-sensory techniques that help anyone seeking a fully embodied state of emotional living. 

Emotional Education with Theoretical and Practical Exploration

The Emotional Institute® is an online resource and educational center that offers courses, workshops, and interactive experiences that provide pathways to access and cultivate emotional wellbeing and gain insights that bring about a balanced mind/body connection.  

The Emotional Institute is a safe space for people of all ages, genders, abilities, and backgrounds to awaken and honor their emotional selves and find freedom, release, and reconnection.  

There are no good or bad, light or dark emotions. Only ones that need to be expressed.

 ~Bernadette Pleasant