These one-to-one empathy sessions support; well-being, healing, practicing to be a better listener and supporting you in creating empathic environments in your relationships, family, school, work, communities and beyond.
Something's missing from society these days — and it's worth correcting
The venom and vitriol of our current political season is a symptom of a larger psychological illness in our society, according to new research from Michigan State University.
Empathy is the compassionate quality among people that allows them to understand the perspectives and experiences of others. It is, as psychologist William Chopik at MSU says, “the tendency to be psychologically in tune with others’ feelings and perspectives.
Here are 3 reasons every leader needs to be empathetic.
Empathy makes people feel valued and connected. It creates a bond of trust that can have a direct impact on business results. Large teams, especially those like a call centre, can be a hotpot of emotions. Having a stronger bond with your team can enable you to calm moody waters before the waves come crashing down.
Empathy creates a culture of transparency. Empathy requires you to be present in a conversation – to listen, to ask questions, to care. People feel safe when they can have a conversation and not feel they are being judged. A leader who can listen in a way that makes people want to speak openly to them will inspire their team to do the same.
Empathy encourages growth and innovation. Successful people don’t operate alone. They rely on their peers and the people around them to drive them forward. When businesses fail, it is often because leaders stop focusing on understanding their people and become removed from their environment.
If we are going to be able to use empathy for a bigger purpose, we must put it into action. Empathy is now a verb. Without practice, we cannot learn. Without action, we cannot succeed. It is not enough to just empathize with others, we must use that feeling to spur us into action.
Activating our empathy will provide us with a channel to share our message and heart like never before. Humans are emotional creatures. In order to move them, you must speak to the core of their being. Throughout history, we see all great leaders use empathy, not just to understand those they lead, but as a medium to breathe life into their vision.
Here are 5 simple things you can start doing today to develop your empathy skills and help you start connecting with those who matter the most.
Researchers have long been interested in the relationship between feeling what you believe others feel—often described as empathy—and caring about the welfare of others—often described as compassion or concern.
Many propose that empathy is a prerequisite for concern and is therefore the ultimate motivator of prosocial actions. To assess this hypothesis, the authors developed the Empathy Index, which consists of 2 novel scales, and explored their relationship to a measure of concern as well as to measures of cooperative and altruistic behavior.
A series of factor analyses reveal that empathy and concern consistently load on different factors. Furthermore, they show that empathy and concern motivate different behaviors: concern for others is a uniquely positive predictor of prosocial action whereas empathy is either not predictive or negatively predictive of prosocial actions.
Together these studies suggest that empathy and concern are psychologically distinct and empathy plays a more limited role in our moral lives than many believe.
A 2014 study that found Japanese men to be the most unhelpful in the world when it comes to child care and home chores, inspired governors of three prefectures to team up and make a TV ad -- wearing 16-pound pregnancy suits that mimic being seven months pregnant.
Empathy isn’t simply a listening ear and something that we can offer others. In essence, true empathy is a state of being; a way of living that opens a pathway of spiritual relatedness with life itself.
Spiritual empathy transforms our ability to relate with our full experience of life at a level of mindful and conscious awareness; awareness of ourselves, of others, and awareness of a greater, universal intelligence of which we are an integral and dynamic part.
I recently interviewed Dr. Josh Straub. He’s a psychologist and leading expert on social media and the effect it’s having on our kids. One of the big points he makes is that social media is causing teens to lose empathy.
In our interview, he talked about a study done on college students. The study found that over the past 30 years, self-centeredness has increased by 40 percent in students and empathy has decreased by 30 percent.
This lack of empathy is a product of an internet culture that teaches kids they are the center of the universe and distances them from real relationships and face-to-face conversations.
Lack of empathy is a product of an internet culture that distances kids from real relationships. CLICK TO TWEET With this lack of empathy and face-to-face connection, it has become easier and easier for kids to bully other kids online. They even share videos of bullying, so the whole school can see, causing kids to be desensitized to inappropriate and cruel behavior.
Another year, another brilliant Pixelache Festival in Helsinki! This year’s edition took place mostly inside a former psychiatric hospital. The Lapinlahti hospital was designed by neo-classical architect C.L Engel in 1841. It’s a lovely place.
This year the theme of the festival is ‘Interfaces for Empathy’ because if there’s one thing we need more than anything else right now, more than virtual reality, 3D printing and other lasersabers, it’s the capacity and desire to connect with other people and their emotional state.
But understanding other people better is probably not enough. It would just be another form of anthropocentrism. We need to be more empathetic towards the whole ecosystem humans are only a small part of:
This conversation session will investigate what are our chances to (re)establish a true communication and connection with other species? And can we, humans, reach the next level of empathy that potentially would enable us to understand the other organisms’ perspectives and support the coexistence?
Is it possible to experience empathy towards species that are considered not cute or intelligent?
5 short presentations & actions on research and practice-based experiments will offer viewpoints into communication within and across species and its meaning for a development of empathy. These presentation are followed with open conversation. The language of the event is English.
Could empathy be a key to reconnect us with our ecosystem and ourselves? Pixelache Festival 2016 - 'Interfaces for Empathy' explores the promise of this possible societal shift through macro-level direct experiences and the perspective of interconnectedness of all life.
Empathy seems to be, in its general informal meaning, a flow of inclusive feedback between elements or individuals. What do we see if we try to envision, create a mental image symbolizing empathy? Most commonly a face, features, expressions.
It is not similarly intuitive to envision empathy at the cellular level, and yet also there it appears to play a significant role, enabling inter-subjectivity. If our cells can understand mechanisms that lead to healing, inclusion, and cohesion, perhaps the pure imagination of their activity could provide new insights on empathy and inter-subjectivity. The seminar will take place in the water, chosen as a binding element to favor the dialogue between the participants.
Empathy helps us to feel, share and react. When we feel, we harvest emotions that empower us to connect in more meaningful ways. When we share, we open up a dialogue with our users and customers, instead of a one-way communication vehicle.
When we react, we reach our tribe at a deeper and more memorable level of engagement. While creating a stellar user experience for your brand should be at the helm of your digital marketing efforts, driving digital empathy should be at the very top of the list.
Here are 5 simple things you can start doing today to develop your empathy skills and help you start connecting with those who matter the most.
1. Listen – Really listen to people.
2. Tune in to non-verbal communication.
3. Be fully present when you are with people.
4. Encourage people to speak their minds.
5. Give genuine recognition and praise.
As we move further and further into the connection economy, leaders and business owners must learn to develop empathy and use it on a daily basis. At the end of the day, we work with and for people. People who have real needs and emotions.
Cultivating our empathy skills will help us inspire our team members, create marketing messages that connect, and make our sales process more human. I want to encourage you to try some of these suggestions and see the reactions of those you come in contact with. I believe you will notice some amazing results.
Figuring out how to answer to your partner’s feelings is a critical created-up capability. And most of the time when folks nowadays are acquiring feelings, they need empathy, not strategy. When empathy is nurtured, mutual understanding is also nurtured. And becoming recognized is tremendous appealing.
Right here are four ways to nurture your possess implies to empathize and join.
1. Get curious and inquire.
In get to get substantially a lot more empathetic, we have to be curious about any individual else’s psychological truth. We ought to marvel, “What’s probably on for them?” devoid of appropriate away probably into evaluation or judgment.
The potential of empathy to lead to cruelty prompts Bloom (Psychology/Yale Univ.; Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil, 2013, etc.) to promote the function of compassion, which is informed by rational deliberation.
The author distinguishes between sentimental and cognitive empathy. Without the reasoning power of the latter, impulsiveness is subject to self-deception and manipulation. Sentimental empathy is narrow, Bloom writes, “like a spotlight,” introducing bias, distortion, and/or worse. Most people are unable to truly empathize with more than one or two others at a time.
Cognitive empathy enables the understanding of “what’s going on in other people’s heads.” A single case—e.g., the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut—evokes a much stronger response than the daily murders of teenagers in inner cities around the country
Empathy is the ability to understand and share feelings. Only a handful of species have this trait, including humans. A recent scientific study might have uncovered evidence that tells us why we feel this emotion — and it’s all thanks to a rodent.
Pixelache Festival 2016 will took place from September 22nd to 25th in Helsinki. The festival, named ‘Interfaces for Empathy’, explores possibilities of the shift towards the understanding of human species as a balanced part of the ecosystem we live within.
For a long time humankind has known about the challenge of overconsumption of natural resources that eg. cause climate disruption, loss of biodiversity, pollution and extinction of species. Nevertheless, the knowledge on its own does not seem to lead to rapid and significant change in our behaviour.
Philosopher Peter Singer and philanthropist Julia Wise talk with Buddhist monk and author Matthieu Ricard about why altruism leads to innumerable benefits—not only for ourselves and our loved ones, but for all beings.
In her new book, Arlie Hochschild urges us to feel what Donald Trump voters feel.
What does she discover? Plenty. Scaling the empathy wall allows her to perceive an undeclared class war—but not the one liberals and progressives see, between the one percent and the 99 percent.
This class war is between the middle class, the working class—and the poor. The federal government is on the wrong side of that war, providing help to the poorest while neglecting everyone else.
The oil and gas industry—and business in general—offers jobs and hope, a way forward, leadership and wealth. The poor reject work and steal tax dollars, in the view of people Hochschild interviews; that makes them immoral. That’s why her subjects’ greatest scorn goes to the poor and their greatest respect goes to the people who pursue profit.
People like Donald Trump. I don’t think of myself as someone who dehumanizes people, but I found, in reading this book, that I do, by not seeing our fellow “strangers in their own land” as whole people. I found empathizing with them to be challenging, even when I pretended they were my relatives. But coming to grips with their feelings is far more interesting and gratifying than I anticipated. Strangers in Their Own Land opened up fresh space in my brain and in my heart.
“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” So said Joyce Carol Oates, and many more of us suspect that reading good fiction gives us insight into other people.
Past research backs this up, for example providing evidence that people with a long history of reading tend to be better at judging the mental states of others. But this work has always been open to the explanation that sensitive people are drawn to books, rather than books making people more sensitive.
However in 2013 a study came along that appeared to change the game: researchers David Kidd and Emanuele Castano showed that exposure to a single passage of literary fiction actually improved readers’ ability to identify other people’s feelings.
Our relationship with VOW had come full-circle: Six years earlier, TWI Co-Executive Director John Esterle and VOW Executive Director Mimi Lok met at a similar luncheon.
They were struck by the resonance between our missions, especially between TWI’s focus on dialogue and relationship-building and VOW’s belief in the power of stories to cultivate empathy-based understanding of social justice issues.
Throughout history, collective intelligence has secured the survival of our species. The vital importance of collaboration is resonated in the numerous neural mechanisms we have that give rise to empathy, comprising of skills for understanding other people’s thoughts, feelings, and for acting altruistically.
At the moment humankind is facing problems of tremendous urgency and scale. Simultaneously, we have been able to devise a fantastic tools that have made humans more connected than ever before. However, our digital tools for collaboration are still in their infancy. Ironically, they do not support many things that are highly important for functional human interaction such as feeling of shared context, physical touch, synchronisation and rich expression of emotionality. Very often, these shortcomings seem to inhibit the emergence of empathy in digital environments, and as a consequence, collective intelligence.
Empathy, it seems, is back in vogue again with the recent arrival of a number of new publications which appear to take the subject far beyond our present scope and understanding.
In practical terms, empathy is part of our emotional intelligence (EI) which Daniel Goleman defined as “…the capacity for recognising our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well within ourselves and in our relationships”.
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