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Does Self-Compassion Mean Letting Yourself Off the Hook?

Does Self-Compassion Mean Letting Yourself Off the Hook? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Self-compassion means that we understand the myriad causes and conditions that lead us to act as we do. Compassion is wise and sees through the illusion that we have total control over our actions. Compassion acknowledges the truth that we are limited, imperfect beings who are impacted by things over which we have no control -- our genes, early family history, culture, life circumstances.

 

That's why self-compassion is understanding and accepting rather than punitive and rebuking. At the same time, compassion is intrinsically concerned with the alleviation of suffering -- our own and that of others.

 

 

by Kristin Neff

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Do Dogs Feel Empathy? 

Do Dogs Feel Empathy?  | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
When one person yawns, its not uncommon for someone else to follow suit. The same goes for laughing or smiling. This involuntary mimicry of another person is known as “emotional contagion,” and is thought to be evidence for a basic form of empathy, as one person is able to experience what another is feeling.

 

Now, it seems, dogsmay do this too as they have been found to involuntarily mimic other dogs while playing. The researchers claim that this gives further proof that dogs are very likely empathetic.

We know that dogs can and do mimic their owners, as shown when canines catch their human’s yawn. But the new research, published in Royal Society Open Science, has found that dogs do the same with other dogs in what the scientists think is an attempt at bonding. 

 

 

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5 Ongoing Challenges of Patient Experience: 4. Humans Don’t Have Endless Empathy.

5 Ongoing Challenges of Patient Experience: 4. Humans Don’t Have Endless Empathy. | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
4. Humans Don’t Have Endless Empathy.
After a while, our empathy reserves get tapped. With long working shifts and patients who might be in pain or grumpy lashing out, nurses, doctors and others simply don’t have enough empathy to go around. It’s a practice, like yoga or meditation, to focus on empathy in these different scenarios. As one conference attendee said to me,

“We’re working against two generations of medical education that ignored the idea of empathy.”

’m not sure if that’s totally true, and I believe there are great strides happening in education, but I think she had a point.
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Roots of Empathy

Tiny teachers help educate local students much older than they are.

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How to Avoid Empathy Burnout When Surrounded by Pain | 5 Strategies To Prevent Empathy Burnout

How to Avoid Empathy Burnout When Surrounded by Pain | 5 Strategies To Prevent Empathy Burnout | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

5 Strategies To Prevent Empathy Burnout

Appropriately dosed, empathy is undoubtedly a good thing, but we need to consider the strategies to protect ourselves if we are in professions that require high degrees of empathy.

1. Know Your Vulnerabilities...
2. Surrender To Your Breath...

3. Set Limitations and Boundaries

4. Develop A Support System

5. Embody The Philosophy That Everything Is As It Should Be

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Teaching ‘life skills through stage skills’: They will strengthen their empathy muscles

Teaching ‘life skills through stage skills’: They will strengthen their empathy muscles | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Those summer classes taught me how to be a good listener, how to utilize my strengths and how to step outside of my comfort zone day after day. They also taught me empathy, perhaps the most valuable lesson of all.

Empathy is not easy for any one of us to master. And in this self-interested and — centered age, it is an accomplishment to cultivate a generation of empathetic young people. To be empathetic is not only to hear the stories and witness the emotions of others, but also to feel them, too. It requires energy and stamina. Empathy may ask you to feel some pain and sorrow, knowing full well that these feelings didn’t originate with you. It requires you to bear burdens that don’t belong to you. It requires a degree of ego death and promotes the desire to help those in need.

 

NATALIA NAMAN TEMESGEN 

 

 

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Designing Beyond Empathy

Designing Beyond Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Experience + understanding builds empathy

Even physically experiencing someone else’s living situation isn’t enough to design with empathy. I have had all sorts of experiences to simulate someone else’s living experience, from donning weighted gloves and scratched glasses to emulate driving like an elderly person to living on the streets for weeks to experience what it’s like to be homeless.

 

While this is a great technique to better understand how people engage with the physical world, this approach alone focuses too much on the immediate visceral experience, and perhaps more problematically, my interpretation in isolation.

 

Fieldwork, going to the places where people are living their lives to conduct research, is where we start to really connect with people. We learn about who they are, participate in their activities, and uncover their needs. We witness emotional responses, body language, context, and their use of space. By connecting with individuals in the field, we’re able to collect their stories and perspectives.

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Operating Theater: When doctors do drama - The Empathy Project, intended to foster empathy and creativity among healthcare students and professionals.

Operating Theater: When doctors do drama - The Empathy Project, intended to foster empathy and creativity among healthcare students and professionals. | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

These future doctors aren’t playwrights, but they’ll play them on Tuesday.

That’s when the students of Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College team up with Lantern Theater Company to present “The Truth Beneath: Five Stories You Haven’t Heard From Your Provider.”

The evening of short plays is the culmination of the second year of “The Empathy Project,” a partnership between Jefferson and Lantern that's intended to foster empathy and creativity among healthcare students and professionals.

Lantern artistic director Charles McMahon refers to the project as “an emotional flight simulator.” By writing and enacting different scenarios in the classroom, he says, medical students who are used to facing incredible stress can “flex their emotional and interpersonal muscles in ways that sharpen them.

 

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How do children learn empathy?

How do children learn empathy? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

'''Newborn infants may not be very interactive but they are capable of a form of simple facial mimicry. Try sticking out your tongue in front of a newborn baby and he or she may copy you. Within a few months, babies progress to reciprocal smiles.....

 

But babies and toddlers are generally poor at showing sensitivity to other people’s feelings. So how do they develop this crucial skill – do they learn it gradually or is it just an innate ability that kicks in at a certain age?

Empathy involves being sensitive to the emotions of others, understanding those emotions and responding in an appropriate way. Studies on how empathy develops need to look at how children understand and respond to emotions rather than their ability to recognise them. This is because children who have difficulties with empathy generally have little or no difficulty in identifying emotional reactions in others, but rather in understanding the purpose or cause of it.

 

 

Justin H G Williams

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Child Psychiatry, University of Aberdeen

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5 Ways to Fill the Clinical Empathy Gap

5 Ways to Fill the Clinical Empathy Gap | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Empathy, compassion, and patience seem to be in short supply in the examining room, the classroom, and the operating room. Patients increasingly are feeling like their doctors simply don't care and students and trainees feel that the culture of medical education is abusive and counterproductive. What's more, many think it is the reason why unprofessional and disruptive behavior is perpetuated when graduates start practicing. 

 

Filling the “empathy gap” in medicine will require a multipronged approach.

1. Do a better job of recruiting for empathy....

2. Change how we think about the “triple threat....

3. Recognize that narcissists come with baggage....

4. Teach and train medical professionals to be more empathic....

5. Rethink how to deal with “the dark underbelly of medicine...

 

Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA

 

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An Act of Empathy: Understanding the Injured Brain | Aspen Ideas Festival

An Act of Empathy: Understanding the Injured Brain | Aspen Ideas Festival | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
AN ACT OF EMPATHY: UNDERSTANDING THE INJURED BRAIN


“In My Shoes” gives participants license to step into the shoes of strangers and experience the world from that very different perspective.

 

Initially developed to facilitate communication between patients with traumatic brain injuries and those who support them, it is a tool to challenge preconceptions and facilitate understanding.

 

The series uses touch, taste, smell, audio-visual technology, and first-person documentary to recreate real-life experiences and enable participants to use what they learn to inform communications and care.

Speakers: Jane Gauntlett is an artist and theater producer and founder of Sublime & Ridiculous.

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Why empathy in the classroom is so important

Why empathy in the classroom is so important | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

A new study out of Stanford shows that when teachers maintain an empathetic mind frame, students are less likely to be expelled.

 

The study was conducted by Jason Okonofua, Stanford psychology post-doctoral fellow and lead author on the paper, psychology researcher David Paunesku, and Stanford associate professor of psychologyGregory Walton and was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

 

According to a press release on the study, these results came from the culmination of three separate experiments on inspiring empathy in teachers. ....

 

Approaching discipline with empathy works it practice too, according to 2016 Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Hayes explained that students need to be allowed to be kids and to handle problems from the point a student is at, not the point an educator feels the student should be at.

 

by Abby Payne

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Study: Brief intervention to encourage empathic discipline cuts suspension rates in half among adolescents

Study: Brief intervention to encourage empathic discipline cuts suspension rates in half among adolescents | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

There is increasing concern about rising discipline citations in K–12 schooling and a lack of means to reduce them. Predominant theories characterize this problem as the result of punitive discipline policies (e.g., zero-tolerance policies), teachers’ lack of interpersonal skills, or students’ lack of self-control or social–emotional skills. By contrast, the present research examined teachers’ mindsets about discipline.

 

A brief intervention aimed at encouraging an empathic mindset about discipline halved student suspension rates over an academic year. This intervention, an online exercise, can be delivered at near-zero marginal cost to large samples of teachers and students.

 

These findings could mark a paradigm shift in society’s understanding of the origins of and remedies for discipline problems.

 

  1. Jason A. Okonofua
  2. David Paunesku
  3. Gregory M. Walton
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Report from First International Empathy Trainers Association (IETA) Meeting:  Saturday, May 28, 2016

Report from First International Empathy Trainers Association (IETA) Meeting:  Saturday, May 28, 2016 | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

I’m placing the record of the meeting on the IETA website. Video, links, drawings, etc. It has our Next Steps list as well.http://j.mp/25uLqVA

 

Next meeting is June 8th, 10am to 12pm (PST Pacific Time)
Signup http://j.mp/1Ps7aTX

 

by Kathy McGuire
As a participant, I will give my own small summary of the meeting (of course, just my point of view. See overview in the wonderful attached drawings and the raw data where Edwin has posted our notes during the meeting)


There were five of us,

Edwin Rutsch, our organizer and director of the Center for building a culture of empathy;

 

Mireille van Bremen, a young Non-Violent Communication (NVC) person who is also our wonderful graphic designer; thanks to Mireille van Bremen for the graphic recording.

 

Raj Gill, a long-time NVC trainer now with a leadership role in that community;

 

Lou Agosta a philosopher/psychologist/scholar who has written books about empathy but also has a radio program for spreading empathy;

 

Kathy McGuire, and myself, a long time teacher of Empathic Listening and Gendlin's Focusing (a method of self-empathy) in building supportive communities or "empathy circles."

more http://j.mp/25uLqVA

 

 

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Empathy as Antidote to Bullies and Demagogues -

Empathy as Antidote to Bullies and Demagogues - | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

As former Utah Republican Senator, Bob Bennett, lay dying at George Washington University Hospital in his battle with pancreatic cancer and then partial paralysis from a stroke, he called his wife Joyce and son Jim over to his bed to express his last wish. Quietly and with a slight slur in his voice he said:

 

“Are there any Muslims in the hospital? I’d love to go up to every single one of them to thank them for being in this country, and apologize to them on behalf of the Republican Party for Donald Trump.”

 

...Empathy, however, has always been an antidote to the poison of prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping, and scapegoating, and to bullies and demagogues who take power and control. Empathy is the life force of our humanness, and Bob Bennett, for one, led his life by example.


May Bob rest in peace as we resurrect the empathy in us all.

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How do you make a young doctor really understand what it's like being 74? Virtual reality.: fostering empathy between caretakers and their patients.

How do you make a young doctor really understand what it's like being 74? Virtual reality.: fostering empathy between caretakers and their patients. | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Teaching a student to take audiovisual impairments into account is important, but it's those shared frustrations and emotions that are the real key to the "We Are Alfred" project.

The most important function of "We Are Alfred" is fostering empathy between caretakers and their patients.

There are other techniques like having students wear vision-limiting glasses that medical schools use to try to replicate what it's like to be an elderly patient but Shaw felt those methods weren't holistic enough.

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 Steven Spielberg tells Harvard grads: 'believing that we're members of the same tribe, and by feeling empathy for every soul'

 Steven Spielberg tells Harvard grads: 'believing that we're members of the same tribe, and by feeling empathy for every soul' | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Spielberg said that hate is born of an "us versus them" mentality, and thinking instead about people as "we" requires replacing fear with curiosity.

"'Us' and 'them' will find the 'we' by connecting with each other, and by believing that we're members of the same tribe, and by feeling empathy for every soul," he said.

He also warned against simply feeling empathy without acting on it, either by voting, peaceably protesting, or generally speaking up for those who aren't being heard.

 

“We have to replace fear with curiosity,” . “We’ll find the ‘we’ by connecting with each other and by believing we’re members of the same tribe and feeling empathy for every soul.”

 

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg Speech
Harvard Commencement 2016 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYtoDunfu00&t=15m45s

 

 

 
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Steven Spielberg Challenges Harvard Graduates To Act In Face Of Hatred

Steven Spielberg Challenges Harvard Graduates To Act In Face Of Hatred | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
There’s still so much work to be done, and sometimes I feel the work hasn’t even begun. And it’s not just anti-Semitism that’s surging — Islamophobia’s on the rise, too. Because there’s no difference between anyone who is discriminated against, whether it’s the Muslims, or the Jews, or minorities on the border states, or the LGBT community — it is all big one hate.

And to me, and, I think, to all of you, the only answer to more hate is more humanity. We gotta repair — we have to replace fear with curiosity. ‘Us’ and ‘them’ — we’ll find the ‘we’ by connecting with each other.

 

And by believing that we’re members of the same tribe. And by feeling empathy for every soul — even Yalies.

… But make sure this empathy isn’t just something that you feel. Make it something you act upon.

 

That means vote. Peaceably protest. Speak up for those who can’t and speak up for those who may be shouting but aren’t being hard. Let your conscience shout as loud as it wants if you’re using it in the service of others.

 

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Study: Teaching Empathy Skills to Children with Autism

Study: Teaching Empathy Skills to Children with Autism | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
The purpose of this study was to teach empathetic responding to 4 children with autism. Instructors presented vignettes with dolls and puppets demonstrating various types of affect and used prompt delay, modeling, manual prompts, behavioral rehearsals, and reinforcement to teach participants to perform empathy responses. Increases in empathetic responding occurred systematically with the introduction of treatment across all participants and response categories.

 

Furthermore, responding generalized from training to nontraining probe stimuli for all participants. Generalization occurred from dolls and puppets to actual people in a nontraining setting for 2 participants.

 

Generalization was observed initially to the nontraining people and setting for the other participants, but responding subsequently decreased to baseline levels. Introduction of treatment in this setting produced rapid acquisition of target skills. (Contains 3 tables and 6 figures.)

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The Empathy Project: Lantern Theater Company: introduction to drama, acting, and playwriting for students of health professions

The Empathy Project: Lantern Theater Company: introduction to drama, acting, and playwriting for students of health professions | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Lantern Theater Company is partnering with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) of Thomas Jefferson University to create an introduction to drama, acting, and playwriting for students of health professions, residents, and Jefferson faculty.

Conceived by Salvatore Mangione, M.D., pulmonologist and director of physical diagnosis-clinical skills at SKMC, and the Lantern's artistic director, Charles McMahon, the goal of this program is for the students to develop skills, like empathy and tolerance for ambiguity, which will assist them in their future careers and help prevent burnout.


“The Empathy Project” offers turns med students into playwrights
http://www.phillyvoice.com/operating-theater-when-doctors-write-plays/

 

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Study: Empathizing With Others’ Pain Versus Empathizing With Others’ Joy: Examining the Separability of Positive and Negative Empathy

Study: Empathizing With Others’ Pain Versus Empathizing With Others’ Joy: Examining the Separability of Positive and Negative Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Existing work linking empathy with social behavior has focused overwhelmingly on empathy for the negative emotions of others. But recent research suggests that feeling along with others’ negative emotions is a capacity distinct from feeling along with others’ positive emotions.

 

In Study 1, we demonstrate the separability of positive and negative empathy by showing that although both relate to some of the same foundational empathic processes, each has a number of distinct correlates.

 

In Study 2 we take an experimental approach and show that encouraging participants to empathize with the positive versus negative emotions of a suffering yet hopeful social group results in distinct patterns of vicarious emotion.

 

Finally, Study 3 shows that although both positive empathy and negative empathy are associated to a similar degree with helping behavior directed toward others in need, positive—but not negative—empathy is related to “everyday” prosocial behaviors aimed specifically at increasing others’ positive emotions (e.g., random acts of kindness)

 

. Together, these results provide what to our knowledge is the first demonstration of the causal potency of positive and negative empathy as well as the first evidence that positive and negative empathy relate to different types of social behaviors.

 

Michael R. Andreychik & Nicole Migliaccio

 

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Virtual reality's killer app could be empathy  

Virtual reality's killer app could be empathy   | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Journalists and activists are using VR and empathy to communicate narratives such as 6×9, an experience that puts you in solitary confinement. Thousands of people in the US are put into solitary confinement for all sorts of reasons and some end up with psychiatric disorders associated with the treatment.

 

You can never truly empathise with their situation without experiencing the real thing, but VR is the closest people can get. It’s one thing to read about what these people go through and another to see and hear it all around you. Sure, the experience might be fleeting but it hits home when you see their environment with your own eyes.

 

BY JENNIFER HARRISON,

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Michael Brannigan: Literature and the arts can help us resuscitate empathy

Michael Brannigan: Literature and the arts can help us resuscitate empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

How can we resuscitate empathy?
Empathy cannot be taught; it can only be lived through. One critical path lies in the humanities, arts and natural sciences. Hence the immense value of reading. Through literature, history, etc., we get into the world and mindset of others.


Literature and arts sting us into the grime of human frailty. Their ever-radical agenda can free us from blunted, blinkered vision. Writes University of Chicago philosopher Martha Nussbaum, they are what "our academic institutions should promote in order to foster an informed and compassionate vision of the different."


Can we imagine what it is like to survive disaster?

 

Or be a drowning passenger, hands flailing above and in the water?

 

Imagining what it is like to be "in that person's place," what Nussbaum calls "compassionate imagination," is a vital step in moral sensitivity. Through it, we recognize our shared humanity in our vulnerability to suffering. Through it, we open our eyes, our doors, and hopefully our hearts.


Michael Brannigan

 

Girl Reading (1889), by Fritz von Uhde
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading_(process)

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Teacher empathy reduces student suspensions, Stanford research shows | Stanford News Press Release

Teacher empathy reduces student suspensions, Stanford research shows | Stanford News Press Release | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
When teachers think empathically, and not punitively, about misbehaving students, they cultivate better relationships and help reduce discipline problems, Stanford research shows.

 

The findings showed that giving teachers an opportunity to express their empathic values – to understand students’ perspectives and to sustain positive relationships with students when they misbehave – improved student-teacher relationships and discipline outcomes.

 

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 27, 10:02 AM
My career has been built on thinking empathically to help students find success. This is so important!  As Rita Pierson said, "Students don't care to learn until they know you care."
Ian Masson's curator insight, May 27, 10:27 AM
Just goes to show how crucial empathy can be in avoiding so many conflicts.
Chris Carter's curator insight, May 27, 8:18 PM
Life is about relationships.
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A Focus on Empathy, Not Punishment, Improves Discipline

A Focus on Empathy, Not Punishment, Improves Discipline | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

New research at Stanford University encouraged middle school teachers to take on an “empathetic mindset” when students were being disciplined. The study found that the number of pupils who were suspended across the academic year halved, from 9.6% to 4.8%....

A crucial part of teaching young people is to create positive relationships with students, said Okonofua and Walton, particularly students who are struggling. But some school environments have “zero-tolerance” policies concerning student behavior. In turn, this exposes some teachers to a “default punitive mindset.”

“It is heartbreaking,” Walton said. “Teachers are caught between two models, a punitive model that says you have to punish kids to get them to behave and an older model that goes to the heart of the profession, which says that teaching is all about building strong relationships with children, especially when they struggle.”

 

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Teachers Can Reduce Suspensions by Practicing Empathy?

Teachers Can Reduce Suspensions by Practicing Empathy? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

According to a new study, empathic discipline cuts suspension rates in half and improves student-teacher relationships.

 

A recent study out of Stanford University set out to answer some of these questions. This study found that adopting an empathic mindset and empathic discipline strategies strengthened student-teacher relationships, encouraged better behavior from students, and cut school suspension rates in half...

 

Clearly, students benefit when teachers adopt a more empathic mindset. But what does that look like on a daily basis?

 

Here are some suggestions for cultivating an empathic mindset and practicing empathic discipline as an educator:...

 

  • 1. Reframe the questions you ask when a student misbehaves...
  • 2. To better connect with students, explore your shared identity...
  • 3. Make empathy part of your school culture, starting with staff...

 

By Mariah Flynn

 

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