Emotional Development 101


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Discover How to Thrive 

    in every one of your

Stages of Adulthood  - 
How to Support
Your Kids and Grandkids
                             in their stages too!

Taught by Pamela Levin, 
Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst
(Presenting the material that won the Eric Berne Award)

It's true - they're not just for kids!...As an adult, you have stages of development too!

 In fact, learning how to
navigate these fundamental growth and development stages successfully
is the foundation for every other success in adult life.

Yet, if someone asked you, "What are the stages of adult growth and development?" would you even be able to name one of them, let alone list the growth tasks you need to carry out?

It's not surprising if you can't - because no one taught you... until now.

You will discover answers to these questions and much more in the
10 one-hour streaming audio classes.

You won't have to travel anywhere - and you don't have to wait one more minute, because your classes begin as soon as you register

To Register Now Click Here!

Like to hear a sample of what you'll learn? 
Click here to hear an introduction:

Do you think it's important to know…

  • What the stages of your adult life are - and those of everyone else's?
  • What stage you are in right now, and what the tasks are you need to
    carry out to thrive?
  • Which aspects of adult stages of development are the same as
    those of childhood and which need to be different?
  • What the unique rules are that govern how your emotional brain operates
    and how you can work with each one?
  • Which patterns of relating are emotionally nourishing and sustaining and
    which are toxic?
  • What your "emotional DNA” code is, and how its instructions direct
    your life - even though you're likely not aware of them?
  • Which parts of your emotional life are due to “nature”, which you need to
    “nurture” and how you can accomplish that?
  • How to recognize when you need to relate in a “joining with” way and
    when you need to create boundaries?
  • How you can raise emotionally intelligent children? 
  • How you can raise your EQ (emotional intelligence)?

Imagine gaining all these benefits and many more. Instead of stumbling along without a map, how much more confidence you will have and what better choices you will be able to make when you have the crucial information you need to succeed in all aspects of your life. Then you can…

  • feel better about yourself,
  • reduce your stress and raise your feeling of inner security 
  • increase your emotional satisfaction  
  • improve your relationships 
  • keep better emotional balance 
  • become a better parent to yourself, your children or grandchildren 
  • boost your emotional health 
  • expand your emotional life skills 
  • understand your own and others’ needs and motivations
  • be able to create the emotional life you desire. 

This 10-hour once-a-week training is for you if you’re an adult who wants to experience greater emotional well-being and satisfaction in your own personal life and in your relationships, if you want to be a parent who is even more capable, if you're a counselor wanting to be more effective with your clients, a student wanting to learn more easily - if you're working with other people in any way.

And, because there can be so many levels of learning involved, completion of the class gives you the right to repeat the class at no charge as many times as you want for as long as the class is offered!

A Personal Invitation from Instructor Pamela Levin

Hi, I’m Pamela Levin, and I'm delighted offer you this 10-hour training in which I’ll unravel the mysteries of how our adult life stages evolve - and the emotional work we need to do in each one — ground-breaking, paradigm-shattering information I've gleaned from more than 40 years clinical research and 69 years of life experience.

Each session reveals answers to many key life questions—about who you are, how you’re made, what motivates you, and how you can reduce your stress and create greater well-being and emotional satisfaction in all facets of your life.

You will also learn how others are made and what motivates them - in fact, you will
learn how to decode emotional needs and signals - your own as well as those from others.

Events that challenge our emotional lives are unavoidable (sorry!), every life has them. But how do you maintain a healthy emotional core to help you stay balanced and get through them
without being defeated

That’s what I’ve learned to do, as over the years I’ve either personally faced or helped my clients face just about every emotional life challenge: death of loved ones, job loss, emotional and physical abuse, abandonment, war stresses, depression, failure to meet personal goals, financial hardships, single parenting, physical illnesses … the list goes on.

After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Nursing and working in clinics and hospitals, I had the good fortune to meet Eric Berne, MD, psychiatrist and founder of Transactional Analysis (TA) which is about what goes on between people. I was fascinated and incredulous that Eric was developing objective information that could make sense of relationships. I began studying TA with him in 1966, becoming the first nurse and the first woman to become a Clinical Transactional Analyst, and two years later, a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (the highest rank).

At that time Eric wanted to know how people develop scripts--life plans made in childhood and carried out outside of awareness in adulthood. I thought that first we had to understand how people develop, and then, how we develop scripts, which is how the stages of development and those of emotional development became the focus of my life work.

As I shared what I was learning—first with my clients, then in workshops, lectures and later, giving professional trainings around the world—people everywhere affirmed the power of the material I was presenting.

In Villars, Switzerland, members of the International TA Association from 72 countries voted that this work receive the prestigious Eric Berne Award.

Now, people in the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the UK, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Singapore and more let me know how significant this information is for them and how they use it every day in their personal life, their relationships and work.

“I read for myself. Now I’m going to teach it to my psychology class.”
— Reader, Malibu, California

“We use this material for the Parent-Child Resource Centre, which offers women a community of support that includes workshops on parenting and topics of interest to women…”
— Program Coordinator for Salvation Army Family Services, Canada

“I’m researching how to apply this information to working with mentally handicapped adults for my degree at the University of Frankfurt.“
— Health professional, Griesheim, Germany

“I am going to suggest this as a must for my students.”
— University Psychology instructor, Ontario, Canada

These award-winning, life-transforming insights are the same ones that will be revealed to you
in these ten classes - and in the comfort and privacy of your own home or office or wherever you access them on your mobile device.

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

Over the course of 10 sessions, you'll discover the various aspects of every emotional life along with the positive steps to take that strengthen each part of your emotional self:

Class Descriptions 

Class One: What is Emotional Development? 

  • The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Development 
  • How These Fundamental Truths Were Unmasked 
  • How They Contrast with Conventional Views (Freud/ Erickson/ Levinson-Sheehey) 
  • The Cycle of Emotional Life and its Phases 
  • The Role of Relationships in Emotional Development 
  • Your “Emotional DNA”, or Extra-Genetic Code and How You Compose It. 
"I  am floored by the power of what you call "the extra- 

genetic code..."

    —Human Development music educator
and musician, New York.


Class Two: You and I Are One 
  • Presence: Showing Up for Life 
  • Needs/ Feelings 
  • Your Brain Stem and Your Physical Survival Systems 
  • Trust/ Dependency 
  • Bonding and Connection 
  • Building Basic Adequacy and Okayness 
  • What’s Nourishing or Toxic to Your Fundamental Emotional Being 
  • Skill-Building Suggestion 
"I picked up several nuggets from this one class. . . I got my hour's worth!"
                                                   —Artist, husband, father of three.

Class Three: We’re Still One But It’s a Big World Out There

  • Motivation 
  • Your Sensory and Motor Systems 
  • Exploration, Variety and Tagging-In 
  • Parallel Play 
  • Basic Emotional Needs and Activity 
  • Random and Goal Oriented Action 
  • What’s Nourishing or Toxic to Your Sensory-Motor Self 
  • Skill-Building Suggestion 

Class Four: You and I Are Separate

  • Separation, Independence and Boundary-Making 
  • Cause and Effect 
  • Reality Testing 
  • Taking Responsibility 
  • The Basic Social Contract 
  • Deciding to Think 
  • What’s Nourishing or Toxic to Your Budding Independence 
  • Skill-Building Suggestion 
"Your presentation in the class is quite clear and thorough. I very much appreciate your delivery and "take" on expression of the concepts. Your pace and restatement are well-placed, in my opinion!"
                                                                          —  Therapist, Oregon

Class Five: Who Am I, Who Are All These Other People
  and Where Do I Fit?

  • Forging and Updating Your Identity 
  • The Role of Your Social Network and Your Place in It 
  • Uniting Your Sensory-Motor Self with Your Thinking-Remembering Self 
  • Testing Personal Power 
  • Gender and Sexual Identity/ Fantasy and Reality 
  • Actions Have Consequences 
  • What’s Nourishing or Toxic to Your Emerging Social Self 
  • Skill-Building Suggestion

Class Six: Given Who I Am, How Do I Make My Way in This Tribe?

  • Developing Skills Based on Identity 
  • Skills for Your World As You Know It 
  • Morals, Manners and Values 
  • Sample Structure Messages 
  • Excluding, Arguing and Hassling 
  • Making Not-Ok to Get To OK 
  • What’s Nourishing or Toxic to Your Personal Technology 
  • Skill-Building Suggestion

Class Seven: Regeneration: Integrating Yourself,
  Reproducing Your People

  • Bridging Childhood and Adult Life 
  • The Purpose of Revisiting Previous Themes and Issues 
  • Developing Your Sexual Self 
  • Pre-Flight: Testing Consequences 
  • Separating from Parents and Mentors 
  • Becoming Self-Responsible 
  • What’s Nourishing or Toxic to Your Sexual Maturity and Self-Responsibility. 
  • Skill-Building Suggestion 

"... thank you for sharing your deep knowledge and expertise...  I don't really know how to describe how I feel after hearing lessons 1-7. For me, it's opened up a whole new world that I didn't even know existed, despite being  44 years old!  So many things are clearer to me, and a lot of my past experiences finally make sense. "

  — Consultant, age 44, The Netherlands 

Class Eight: Connected, Separate, and Independent, Or Am I? 
  • Establishing Your Grown-Up Self 
  • Continuing Your Fundamental Process 
  • Your Emotional Code in Action 
  • Pain and Gain 
  • Learning to Steer Your Ship of Life 
  • Skill-Building Suggestion 


"   ... quite rich. . . like a banquet every week that lasts more than a week."
          — Wife, mother, author and book publishing coach, US

Class Nine: Summary and Your Questions

  • How This Information Was Discovered 
  • Culture, Self-Responsibility and Emotional Life Needs 
  • The Extra-Genetic System Revisited 
  • Emotional LIfe: Outer and Measurable vs. Inner and Subjective 
  • Tools for Dealing with Your Personal Emotional Landscape 
  • Self-Limiting Beliefs and Life Results 
  • Your Questions and Comments Addressed 

Class Ten: Applications to Your Life and Work

  • Further Requests 
  • How to Take Charge of the Three Basic Patterns of Emotional Relating 
  • Addressing Trouble Spots - How to Identify a Personal Issue 
  • Applications: Couples, Parenting, Grandparenting, The Learning Process, Educational Settings, The Creative Process, Organizational Life,
    The Healing Process, Culture, Personal Ethics
  • Further Resources Available to You 
"Thanks for an incredible experience. . . I want to make Emotional Development a household word. . ."


Yes, I want to start NOW - Sign me up, please!

How it Works

As soon as you register, you’ll receive your confirmation email so you can start your first class right away and start creating a better emotional life right now. Then one week later, and for the next nine weeks, you'll receive access to your next lesson along with the next class study guide plus bonus supplemental messages to support your learning.

That means you are learning about your emotional life from the comfort and privacy of your own home or office, or wherever you access it on your mobile device. And, you're learning at a pace that allows you to consider and integrate the material before the next class. And, you receive this empowering and indispensible information free of travel expenses. You save time, save money, prevent hassle and learn in a way that’s accessible and convenient, in the environment in which you choose to access it.

(Note: if you are currently in Advanced Transactional Analysis Training  you can apply your certificate for 10 hours’ training credit). You can also get this certificate if you would like it for any other reason.

Pam gathers your questions throughout the classes and answers relevant ones during the classes themselves or in the support materials. (After you register, you’ll receive an email telling you where to send yours.) Please do send them when you have them and also, please do ask as many questions as you need to understand the material.

Free Study Guide

Prior to each class, a Study Guide is available for you to print out and use to take notes.

And you won't have to worry about broadcast times being problematic for your schedule or time zone, because you can pick any time within the week  to listen. However, it’s recommended that you listen as soon as possible after each class becomes available to you so you have maximum time to digest the information before the next class - and listen again if you like.

What to do if you miss a class:
Simply listen to the replay on your computer or mobile device within the week. What could be easier! However if you have to miss a class there is an opportunity at the end to access classes you might have missed (see about your graduation gift below.)

Designed to Support You Emotionally… Even As You Learn about Emotions!

This class is all about emotional well-being, including how you experience it: That's why, every class ends with a brief, guided experiential exercise in which you sit back and feed your emotional self that helps you integrate the material even as you're learning about it.

"Thank you very much dear Pam for those 10 lessons full of new insights and feelings...


I felt each week very grateful for your nourishing affirmations at the end of the sessions which made me feel relaxed, important, having a place on earth and

having the permission to need, feel and be happy about myself.  


I'll go on exploring the learnings and will celebrate this transition with those new permissions." 

 - Human Resources Specialist, Switzerland


You can click here to secure your place and start your learning right now.

Note: Even if you've read The Cycle of Life or Cycles of Power, these classes will allow you to delve much deeper into the material than you can just by reading, and you’ll have a better opportunity to digest and integrate it.

How much does it cost?

You're probably wondering how to pay for this course..

As you know, to attend a course like this, a full 10 hours, and taught by the expert who discovered it, could easily cost well over $500 just to register. Then you'd have to add several hundred dollars more for travel, lodging, meals—not to mention the time out of your daily schedule and the hassle of making travel arrangements, etc.

But this course won't cost you well over $500 plus all those extra expenses plus your time and energy.

This 10-week course (Ten One-Hour Trainings) costs $347. And your certification, should you desire it, is an additional $50.

Click here to start improving your emotional life and relationships now!

This is a small fraction of what you'd pay for a live event. When you compare the value of what you're getting to what you're paying, it's clear that this is very affordable.

"What a wonderful course. . .

 I could never equate money to what you've given us. . . already my life has been enriched. . . I feel very privileged to have been on this course and will thoroughly recommend it to everyone I know."

— 2nd year Transactional Analysis student, UK

(To see course objectives, Click Here)

Others Responses toThis Information*
(*based on the two books upon which this course expands,
The Cycle of Life and Cycles of Power)

“I am in Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous and have been in Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families, Alakid and Overeaters Anonymous. Your book told me what I was covering with all these addictions.”
  — Reader, Minnesota

“This material is invaluable in my work…”
  — Drug abuse counselor, New York

“Now that I know I’m not supposed to outgrow what I needed as a child, I can finally feel normal!”
  — Graphics Designer, California

“I didn’t realize there were stages in parenting as well as in the children being raised, and especially that they are the same stages! Fantastic! My parenting skills have now improved and I’m also much more relaxed. Thank you.”
  — Parent, Seattle, Washington, USA

“… a joy to read and reread this marvelous book [referring to The Cycle of Life, upon which this course expands].”
  — Editor, Child Care Resources, Ohio

“My therapist gave me this information two years ago, and it still brings insights.”
  — Client, Batavia, New York

“I found your words very inspiring, and although new concepts to me, very familiar. What I’d been feeling inside was put into words. Thank you.”
  — 21-year-old first-time mother, 8 months pregnant

“People in retirement communities love Cycles of Power. They intuitively understand the childhood of old age, and use the tools to go ahead and do what they need to do, to meet their needs and separate from their families at the end of life.”
  — Geriatric counselor, Scottsdale, Arizona

“I am a movement therapist and use this material to strengthen cognitive understanding and skills in the area of development.”
  — Massage practitioner, Clinton ,WA

“This is a new bible to me… please send a few more copies, one of which is for my brother’s birthday…”
  — Reader, Victoria, B.C.

“I learned so much after reading Cycles of Power, including that I have more work to complete and how not to repeat the problems I have with my daughter. Thanks so much.”
  — Reader, Baton Rouge, LA

“I graduated from university with an A average in Psychology and Philosophy and a minor in Drama. With all that mind work, I didn’t learn a thing. My [Inner] child was searching for me. You gave me the key. I have begun to open some doors. My heart is full. My child smiles and cries. I exist. Thank you.”
  — Reader, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

“Your book was the perfect healing tool following my divorce. I only wish I’d known before.”
  — Reader, Illinois

“I want to use this information in a class I’m teaching for codependents and adult children of dysfunctional families, and later in a class for nurses, and also on health, healing and wholeness.”
  — R.N. from Kansas City, MO

“We are writing for permission to use this material in our book on training psychotherapists....”
  — Coauthors, London, England

“I am using this material for a research paper required for my Psychology of Family course.”
  — Advanced degree student, Mill Valley, CA

“Can you refer me to a Masters’ or PhD program based on this information? My career goal is to apply this material to working with parents and children in both educational and therapeutic settings…”
  — University student and mother, Kronberg, Germany

“I use this material in my work with ACA’s and with victims of sexual abuse because they are totally ignorant of what good parents do. It has a wonderful, 'melting effect' with them.”
  — Clinical Psychologist, Taylor, Missouri

Cycles is one of two books that are required reading in my training groups”
  — Southeast Institute President, Chapel Hill, N.C.

“This is an incredible resource… for individuals and groups."
  — Editor, Common Ground of Hawaii

“… an exciting addition to the literature… can be read at different depths… reveals a philosophic insistence that hope is always alive and a better life is possible for each human being.”
— Author and founder of Mothers, Fathers and Others Who Care About Children.

“ I’ve not found any material written that makes such clear distinctions between the current developmental tasks of adult life and unfinished business from previous stages.”
  — Supervisor of Graduate Programs in
  Buddhist Psychology, Naropa University

Cycles offers parents of mentally retarded children ways to understand and apply normal stages to their offspring as they attain comparable mental ages.”
— Director, Timpany Center for Special Education, Office of the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools, California

“Brain injured people go back to ground zero, a prenatal state. Cycles describes how to take them through the stages of childhood so they can redevelop. This book is basic; it’s the bottom line and should be used as key material for all the human services people, for in-service training and in medical schools.”
  — Therapist for brain-injured people, Kansas City, MO

“As a classroom teacher, Cycles provides me with concrete ways to support and build self-esteem in my students.”
  — Teacher, San Antonio, Texas.

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(Awarded after completion of 10 classes. Can be applied
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Imagine your life when you feel secure in knowing the basics of your own emotional life and that you share that same essential emotional design with everyone else. You feel confident in your understanding of what makes you tick and what motivates others as well. And you understand what’s emotionally nourishing and what to avoid taking in because it’s toxic!

Yes, sign me up now so I can learn from Pamela Levin how to thrive in the emotional landscape of my own life and deepen and enhance all my relationships with other people.

I understand that I will receive ten one-hour classes (one per week for ten weeks) plus supplemental comments and free Study Guides for each class AND on completion, my complimentary graduation gift will be that I will be able to repeat the class
AT NO CHARGE for as long as it's offered.

Trouble registering? Email: support@emotionaldevelopment101.com

"I want to express my deep gratitude to you for sharing your wisdom and knowledge with me. This course has profoundly changed my life and made me realize so many things about myself, my life and the world in which I grew up.

So many things now make sense, and

 it has given me a great sense of inner peace...

I feel optimistic and hopeful about the future. So thank you, thank you, thank you, and if you have any more courses like ED101, please let me know!"

  — Consultant, 44 year old man, The Netherlands


“Superb information, excellent presentation, full of insights.” 

— District Services Dept., Santa Clara County Schools, CA