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University of Michigan News Service | Can you feel my pain? Middle-aged women sure can

University of Michigan News Service | Can you feel my pain? Middle-aged women sure can | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Looking for someone to feel your pain? Talk to a woman in her 50s.

According to a new study of more than 75,000 adults, women in that age group are more empathic than men of the same age and than younger or older people.

 

"Overall, late middle-aged adults were higher in both of the aspects of empathy that we measured," said Sara Konrath, assistant research professor at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and co-author of an article on age and empathy forthcoming in the Journals of Gerontology: Psychological and Social Sciences.

 

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(Empathy @ Work) Empathy: The Solution to Employees’ Engagement Crisis - HR Daily Advisor

(Empathy @ Work) Empathy: The Solution to Employees’ Engagement Crisis - HR Daily Advisor | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
The Recipe for Empathy
Fostering an empathetic culture isn’t always a seamless process. One of the biggest challenges is closing the “empathy gap”—the difference in how employers and employees define empathy, value it, and demonstrate it. We found that 9 in 10 respondents agree that workplace empathy is important.

Yet, most employees think it’s desperately lacking: Only 49% rate U.S. organizations as empathetic and 85% say empathy is undervalued by U.S. businesses. Further, 80% of employees think that empathy in the workplace needs to evolve, versus 57% of CEOs.

With employee engagement levels steadfastly low and skilled labor in high demand, employers have to do more to recruit and retain top talent, and empathy must be a part of the strategy. Here are three dos and don’ts we’ve found to be successful:
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(Audio) The Neural Substrates of Mindful Empathy - Dr. Rick Hanson

(Audio) The Neural Substrates of Mindful Empathy - Dr. Rick Hanson | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
In a group setting, Rick discusses empathy and 3 fundamental circuits as well as challenges to empathy.
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What is Empathy? - Narrative4

What is Empathy? - Narrative4 | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
WHAT IS EMPATHY?

 

Narrative 4, now entering its fourth year, has become one of the world’s most impactful writer-led educational organizations. Since our founding, writers, educators, and students have introduced our key methodology, the story exchange, to tens of thousands around the globe. We have measurably increased empathy and created a network of passionate supporters.

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Could empathy do us more harm than good? | New Humanist

Could empathy do us more harm than good? | New Humanist | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Today, it is taken as given that empathy is a driving force for good. But is reason a more useful and compassionate approach?

 

“The biggest problem we have in our society and in the world right now,”

 

Barack Obama suggested before he became US President, “is an empathy deficit.” It is a view that has become almost unquestioned, indeed almost unquestionable. “Behind every progressive policy,”

 

the American academic George Lakoff suggests, “is a single moral value: empathy.”

 

For the psychologist Simon Baron Cohen, at the root of evil lies “empathy erosion”.

 

Paul Bloom, a psychologist at Yale University, will have none of it. “When some people think of empathy,” he writes in his recent book Against Empathy: the Case for Rational Compassion, “they think of kindness. I think of war.”

 

by Kenan Malik   

 27TH JUNE 2017

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(Teaching Empathy) Spartanburg summer camp aims to develop empathy in teens

(Teaching Empathy) Spartanburg summer camp aims to develop empathy in teens | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

A new summer camp in Spartanburg is teaching teens about empathy.

 

It’s the first ever Writing For Empathy camp being held at the Chapman Cultural Center.

 

The week-long camp gives teens in grades 8 through 10 a safe space to express themselves through creative writing.

 

The camp includes teens from across Spartanburg County and the hope is being exposed to diverse experiences and backgrounds will open their eyes to new perspectives.

 

 

 

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Introduction to Non-Violent Communication with Alan Seid 

We had the pleasure of welcoming Alen Seid from Cascadia Workshops who is a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication. In this Meetup, we had an overview and focus on the benefit of using NVC to help communicate with others.

NVC is a communication process developed by Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s. It focuses on three aspects of communication: self-empathy, empathy, and honest self-expression. People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and conflict resolution.
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What If You're Born Without Sympathy & Empathy? - YouTube

Most of us are born with all our emotions in place, but what if a few crucial feelings were removed?
Watch More: Are Humans Born Good Or Bad?
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(Empaths) How being an Empath can lead to Adrenal Fatigue, Insomnia & Exhaustion.

(Empaths) How being an Empath can lead to Adrenal Fatigue, Insomnia & Exhaustion. | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Empaths can experience a sudden onset of chronic fatigue due to a significant crash in energy levels.

This can be caused by having a variety of emotional responsibilities, and also because we profusely leak our energy when we do not remain present, consciously aware, grounded, and balanced.

Empaths often feel particularly drained when we have spent too much time in the company of other people, and these interactions can cause us to develop emotional exhaustion. Empaths need a great deal of alone time to retreat and recharge their internal batteries.

Our thoughts, emotions, and feelings can all play havoc on our internal system, causing devastating consequences that can debilitate us. If we have regular periods of solitude, we are able to process our emotions and feelings during the day. We will then not become so exhausted, as we will frequently let go of any negativity that might play on our minds and weigh us down.


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Mar 23, 2017

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(Teaching Empathy) Can you teach people to have empathy? - BBC News

(Teaching Empathy) Can you teach people to have empathy? - BBC News | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Empathy is a quality that is integral to most people's lives - and yet the modern world makes it easy to lose sight of the feelings of others. But almost everyone can learn to develop this crucial personality trait, says Roman Krznaric.

 

Make a habit of "radical listening"

"What is essential,' wrote Marshall Rosenberg, psychologist and founder of Non-Violent Communication, "is our ability to be present to what's really going on within - to the unique feelings and needs a person is experiencing at that very moment."

 

Listening out for people's feelings and needs - whether it is a friend who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer or a spouse who is upset at you for working late yet again - gives them a sense of being understood.

 

29 June 2015
Roman Krznaric 

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(Empathic Design) Realizing Empathy, Part 3: Conversation

(Empathic Design) Realizing Empathy, Part 3: Conversation | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

By “realizing empathy,” I don’t mean going around “feeling what others are feeling,” “taking their perspectives,” “understanding,” “listening,” or “interviewing” yourself or other people. I most certainly do not mean being merely nice or polite to them. Let’s refresh our memory on what it means to realize empathy as covered in part 1 and 2.

  • Empathizing is feeling connected or at one with an “other.”
  • Not Empathizing is not feeling connected or at one with an other.
  • Hyper Empathizing is feeling so connected or at one with an other that we are unable or unwilling to make any distinctions between our “self” and that “other.”
  • Empathy is a word invented to explain what makes it possible for us to move from
  • A) not empathizing to either
  • B) empathizing or
  • B’) hyper empathizing.

 

 

Given that empathy is a means to moving from not feeling connected or at one with an “other” to feeling so, there are two basic ways we can make that trip.

  1. We can be moved instantly by having our empathy realized involuntarily.
  2. We can move ourselves over time by realizing our empathy deliberately.

 

 

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You, Me and Empathy: Teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance and recognising bullying behaviours: 

You, Me and Empathy: Teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance and recognising bullying behaviours:  | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
You, Me and Empathy: Teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance and recognising bullying behaviours  

 

One of the most important social skills a child can learn is empathy. Being able to understand how another person is feeling and recognizing their needs helps people to connect to one another across race

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Jelly Beans The Cheetah And Hope  

Jelly Beans The Cheetah And Hope   | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Spreading Empathy One Word At A Time
"Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope" is a vehicle for “empowering youth with empathy to spring into compassionate action.”

 

Compassionate action refers to the positive impact youth can make with friends, family, at school and in their communities. It also refers to making an impact in a broader way by caring about the plight of all people, in the world.

 

 Youth identify with the fictional main characters, as they experience difficulty, persevere, model empathy and then are shown empathy by a tribe, when they are given a home with them. The book reinforces our connection as human beings! It punctuates our shared humanity that we are the human family. It further demonstrates our connection to all, including the endangered cheetah. It relays that WE all belong!

Video: Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope 2016

https://youtube.com/watch?v=8LqSYpeUOpQ

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Turning Empathy Inward (SSIR)

Turning Empathy Inward (SSIR) | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

To function well, social organizations need to promote understanding of and compassion toward not just the people they serve but also their own employees.

 

Most modern workplaces have become so impersonal and demanding that we’ve gotten desensitized to caring about coworkers.

 

Many people who work for nonprofits suffer from passion fatigue and compassion burnout because they already have to give so much to those they serve that they have nothing left for fellow staff. Awakening Compassion at Work, by Monica Worline and Jane Dutton, is a compelling guide to rehumanizing workplaces with love.

 

The book offers a road map for how to instill organizational culture with a deep sense of compassion—something that would make many organizations happier and healthier places to work.Review

 

By Beth Kanter
 Summer 2017

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Empathy is Everything: What we need now more than ever is empathy, not resistance.

Empathy is Everything: What we need now more than ever is empathy, not resistance. | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

What we need now more than ever is empathy, not resistance. Resistance will drive us further apart, empathy will enable us to find the commonality that can bring us back together. Resistance will push us ever closer to civil war, forcing every one of us to take a side and pretending that conflict is inevitable.

 

Empathy will draw the majority of us toward a convergence with which we can work and on which we can build. It will require compromise, but all healthy relationships hinge on compromise.

 

Those who are unwilling to compromise will never find peace. If we are accusing the other side of unwillingness to bend, we might first look carefully at ourselves to ascertain how willing we are to meet halfway.

There can and must be opposition without hostility. There can and must be disagreement without divisiveness. There can and must be an awareness that those with whom we differ are not necessarily malicious, they are simply diverse. Even if we believe them to be wrong, we needn’t believe them to be bad. 

 

Marc Erlbaum, 

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(Empathic Healthcare) (Empathic Design) Designing of Healthcare Centres with Empathy - Healthcare Executive

(Empathic Healthcare) (Empathic Design) Designing of Healthcare Centres with Empathy - Healthcare Executive | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

For healthcare to be effective, services offered need to satisfy both functional and emotional needs of individuals. The individual user needs to feel that the services rendered have been designed ‘just for them’. If the design of a healthcare center is not inclusive, patients will feel less compelled to use them. This applies more so to patients with special needs who might often go through traumatic experiences. It also holds true for marginalized factions of society such as the LGBTQ community who are already battling with societal stigma. ...

 

Another set of examples of empathy-based design, is the extraordinary collection of Maggie Keswick Jencks’ cancer centres throughout the United Kingdom, now steadily spreading across the world.

 

Smaller in scale in comparison the Mayo Clinic, Maggie’s Centres aim provide sympathetic professional advice by trained oncology nurses who staff them but do so mainly through architecture .

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Story Exchange Workshop: Building Empathy Through Narrative

Story Exchange Workshop: Building Empathy Through Narrative | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Led by the organization, Narrative 4, the story exchange is based on the simple idea that by knowing the story of another, we are able to better understand one another. We take care to create a safe, neutral and well-supervised environment for all our story exchanges. 

 

During the exercise, individuals are randomly paired off and each shares a story that in some way defines them. Afterwards, the group reassembles and each participant takes on the persona of their partner and tells their partner’s story in the first person.

Narrative 4 builds a community of empathic global citizens who improve the world through the exchange of personal narratives. 

 

Our vision to achieve a sense of fearless hope through radical empathy is ambitious, progressive, and unique.

 

Our core methodology, the story exchange, helps people tell their stories in a new and powerful way and to engage more profoundly with the world.  We believe language and literature are essential tools for creating a better society.

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(Empathy @ Work) The shocking truth behind contact centre empathy

(Empathy @ Work) The shocking truth behind contact centre empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Customer empathy is more than words. You must put in the environment and habits that prove you are empathetic. Because empathy only works when it’s genuine.

The Supervisor Success Path includes empathy development, because it's a core element in contact centre success. Finding ways to put empathy into the forefront of your daily objectives creates opportunities for individual and organizational growth.

But best way to prevent forced empathy is to learn how not to have to use those phrases of empathy. That is what these 5 things can do for you. Build a culture of empathy.

 

Jim Rembach 

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Three Stories of Empathy in Content Marketing

Three Stories of Empathy in Content Marketing | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Empathy starts with a deep understanding of your audience, gained by social listening, interviews, and persona-building. But you can have a deep understanding of your audience and still fail to tell the stories that will engage them. When you use the insight you have to tell a story that resonates, that’s empathy in action.


Here are three types of empathetic stories you can tell in your content, complete with examples from brands who got it right. Note these types of stories all go beyond the intersection of person and brand—they consider people beyond the small data point where they become customers.

 

Put the “Path” in Empathy

Content marketing requires putting the empathy you have for your audience to a constructive purpose. When you empathetically tell the story they need to hear, you can help lead them to the place they need to go. And that place just happens to be—thanks to your smart targeting and thorough research—where your solution is the best answer.

 

How do you put empathy in action in your marketing efforts? Let me know in the comments.

 

Joshua Nite

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Chatter in the deep brain spurs empathy in rats: Communication within the brain is key to empathetic decision-making

Chatter in the deep brain spurs empathy in rats: Communication within the brain is key to empathetic decision-making | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Duke researchers tracked how signals ping back and forth within the brain during empathic decision-making in rats.  

 

By combining electrical monitoring of neural activity with machine learning, a team of neuroscientists has tuned into the brain chatter of rats engaged in helping other rats. The results clarify earlier conflicting findings on the role of specific brain regions, such as the insula, in guiding antisocial and psychopathic behavior, and may shed light on how to encourage altruistic behavior in humans.

 

 

Jana Schaich Borg, Sanvesh Srivastava, Lizhen Lin, Joseph Heffner, David Dunson, Kafui Dzirasa, Luis de Lecea. Rat intersubjective decisions are encoded by frequency-specific oscillatory contextsBrain and Behavior, 2017; 7 (6): e00710 DOI: 10.1002/brb3.710

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VR Builds Empathy–It Can Build More Inclusive Business, Too

VR Builds Empathy–It Can Build More Inclusive Business, Too | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

From training diverse workforces to understand each other to putting product designers in the shoes of their customers, VR is poised to be far more than just a game.

It’s a truism of history that in a time of upheaval and change, empathy is the first virtue to go. Our current moment is no different.

 

This weekend’s sweeping immigration ban, signed by the Trump administration to block people from seven Muslim-majority countries entry into the United States, is just the latest in a regrettable pattern. It’s visible in the hyper-partisanship in our politics, eroding trust across socioeconomic groups, and the rise of fear-based extremism worldwide: tribal instincts are getting the better of many of us.

Many are pointing at the tech sector as the cause of our empathy-anemic moment. And, while we wouldn’t advocate dropping tech from your life and heading for the woods just yet, these critics do have a point.

 

BY WILL BYRNE AND DALE KNAUSS

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Empathy

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SUGGESTIONS FOR TEACHERS, SPECIALISTS, AND HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS


Focus on empathy by discussing this virtue and poster. To deepen it's meaning, focus on an activity, suggestion, book, or printable. Once an understanding of this trait has been achieved and demonstrated, present award(s). Visit my store to purchase similar virtue packets, awards, posters, and task cards.

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10. What Does Empathy Mean? Printable
11. Empathy Acrostic Poem Printable
12. Empathy word Printable
13. Empathy Poster
14. Empathy Award
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16. TOU and Credits

 

 

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Corporate Training: Engineering Empathy Develop a Culture of Inclusion and Empathy - Dev Bootcamp

Corporate Training: Engineering Empathy  Develop a Culture of Inclusion and Empathy - Dev Bootcamp | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Our Engineering Empathy (EE) curriculum addresses the human side of software development and helps employees work more effectively and collaboratively together. Engineering Empathy offers a hybrid model of asynchronous curriculum and videos, live workshops and guided discussions that promote personal development, diversity, inclusion and emotional intelligence.

 

The program enables participants to:

  • Navigate conflict constructively
  • Address issues that obstruct team productivity
  • Develop an inclusive company culture
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Empathy and Power - Resilience Institute

Empathy and Power - Resilience Institute | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Leadership is the highest expression of our nature, experience and willpower. Human leadership is expressed in physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual forms. Depression is the opposite – we collapse inward. But what if leadership is flawed or bad – or even evil? We explore current thinking on the ongoing evolution of empathy and how we might nurture the roots of skilled empathy rather than stupidity or worse – cruelty. 

Empathy is a primary focus of our leadership development. It provides a powerful insight and practical skills for leaders. Empathy is often viewed as uniquely defining human life. This is incorrect. 

 

Empathy is deeply rooted in the evolution of social animals and continues to evolve in the human condition. It is a poorly defined concept that urgently needs clarity.

 

Dr Sven Hansen

 

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Decoding the Complex Brain Mechanics of Altruism and Empathy

Decoding the Complex Brain Mechanics of Altruism and Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Multiple brain regions coordinate during the empathetic decision-making process.

A new study by a team of neuroscientists from Duke and Stanford University debunks the myth that a singular brain region is responsible for making decisions that affect others.

 

One of the biggest myths in neuroscienceis that a singular brain region—such as the amygdala or insula—is responsible for a specific aspect of social cognition. This week, a team of Stanford and Duke University neuroscientists reported that the frequency-specific interplay betweenand within various brain regions appears to drive the decision-making process behind altruism and empathy.

 

This study helps to debunk the myth that any singular brain region functions in isolation or with autonomy. 

 
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