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Think Your Organization Is Compassionate?

Think Your Organization Is Compassionate? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
See how it compares with the results from our Compassionate Organizations Quiz.

 

Are you part of an organization—whether a workplace, religious congregation, or volunteer group—where people comfort one another and lend a hand when times are tough? Do your leaders seem to care about their members, and help with real-life challenges?


The answers to these questions aren’t just important for feel-good reasons. Recent research suggests that more compassionate workplaces reap substantive benefits when it comes to employee wellness, creative problem solving, productivity, and the bottom line.

 

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Emily Nauman 

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Are you part of an organization—whether a workplace, religious congregation, or volunteer group—where people comfort one another and lend a hand when times are tough? Do your leaders seem to care about their members, and help with real-life challenges?

Chris Ringer's curator insight, July 6, 2013 4:52 PM

I wonder how they define "compassion." People confronting one another, lending a hand when times are tough, and leaders caring about their team members are only specific manifestations of compassion.

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To Newspaper Front Page: All Sections

To Newspaper Front Page: All Sections | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Empathy Cafe Magazine Front Page


Visit the individual magazines specifically for empathy and;

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Empathy in Education: workshop

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Empathy in Education: Think and act differently when faced with complex challenges.


Empathy is critical to tackling education-based and personal challenges. Empathy is more than standing in someone elses’ shoes – its about understanding their view of the world, their perceptions, their emotions and their real needs.

This unique workshop is designed to increase your capacity for Empathy and confidence in Empathic communication - with a particular focus on the use empathy to solve challenging problems. During the workshop you will:

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(Role Palying) Experiencing dementia the virtual way

(Role Palying) Experiencing dementia the virtual way | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Empathy - the kind where you try to think your way into understanding how others feel - only gets you so far.

The leaders of the Watermark at Logan Square, a senior-living high-rise in Philadelphia, recently helped the children of two residents take their empathy to a new level.

After just a few minutes of being "garbed" with some low-tech handicapping devices, Richard Abraham, 59, a stock trader who lives in Havertown, and Becky Jones, 53, a Widener University political science professor who lives near the Art Museum, developed a new appreciation for what it's like to be old and have dementia.
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My Insights on Emotional Intelligence and Empathy

My Insights on Emotional Intelligence and Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
The other day I was speaking with my 6 year old and it became very obvious there is a “gap” in empathy. In school, they teach her to treat others how she wishes to be treated.


Like most children, my daughter sees what she wants or needs and doesn’t always factor in others. I try not to compare her to other children since she is a unique, intelligent, artistic, and beautiful little girl and most times comparisons can be damaging.


It got me wondering though, can empathy be taught?


by Patti Kwong


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Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation: A Manual

Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation: A Manual | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
The Empathy Manual is now available!


Are you interested in the nature of  empathy?
Are you concerned by what happens to empathy in conflict situations?
Ready for inspiring stories about how empathy can be rebuilt?
You can download Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation: A Manual absolutely free for ipad here


There’s a summary and a downloadable pdf available here.
 
The Empathy Manual comes out of more than five years of research into how empathy works in situations affected by conflict and violence, carried out by Professor Lynne Cameron of the Open University.

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Without Justice, There is No Compassion

Without Justice, There is No Compassion | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
God then places Moses in a cleft in the rock face, telling him he will be able to “see My back” but not His face, and Moses hears God say these words:

“The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished … (Ex. 34: 6-7)

This passage became known as the “thirteen attributes of God’s compassion.”
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Psychology students learn empathy from campus blind walk

Psychology students learn empathy from campus blind walk | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

“My purposes for the blind walk were to help students understand and appreciate individual differences, and to encourage them to think about the concepts they are learning from the perspective of those around them,” he said.


“My personal belief is that everyone is struggling with something. If students can appreciate that the viewpoints of others are just as relevant or important as their own, I will feel successful as their teacher.”

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Empathy Impact: Training & technology

Empathy Impact: Training & technology | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Empathy Impact: Training & technology to help high-growth tech companies Master the Art of Empathy; and make empathy a global cultural norm.


Empathy Impact believes empathy is essential for the harmony and well-being of all humanity. Corporations are the new leaders in global influence, holding more public influence than religion, science, or government. Understanding the feelings and motivations of employees, customers, investors, and the public helps high-growth, high-tech, start-up companies succeed and grow. Through training and technology we help create cultures of empathy in companies that have the potential for global impact.

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Primatologist de Waal to discuss emotions among animals - U Oregon

Primatologist de Waal to discuss emotions among animals - U Oregon | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Primatologist Frans de Waal will share his research findings on socially positive behaviors in animals and humans in his lecture “The Evolution of Connectivity: Empathy, Altruism, and Primate Social Skills.”


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In its third season, House of Cards tries a little empathy

In its third season, House of Cards tries a little empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
If Claire has always been something of a conscience for Frank, such as there is one, in this third season she also starts to emerge as someone who may be a better long-term strategist, if only because Frank finally acquires some legitimate cracks.


In one of the show’s more legitimately interesting twists, it all comes down to empathy, which she demonstrates in both subtle and pronounced ways through the season.


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Empathy for a Child Abuser?

Empathy for a Child Abuser? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

by David M. Allen  


 The task of reconciling begins to sound even more absurd to patients in such cases when I tell them that they have probably not yet employed the basic secret of being able to get past parental defenses and calmly discuss family dynamics (process called metacommunication). That secret is showing the parents empathy.



Empathy for a child abuser? For a child molester? I have got to be kidding, right? How can anyone be empathic with someone who has done something so heinous? So inexcusable? Why would they want to? The perpetrators cannot possibly deserve such a thing.

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Personally I would have not one bit of sympathy for a child abuser. To know what is biblical punishment and what is out of control punishment. Going over the edge and saying such that you feel sorry for a child abuser is sickening and terrible. However this article seems to show difference in theirs views. Which are wrong 

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Three core conditions for restorative justice to work

Three core conditions for restorative justice to work | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Carl Rogers, in the 1950s, defined some core conditions necessary for restorative justice to work. Rogers’ thesis was “in order to develop a healthy self-concept, we need to experience three core conditions in our relationship with those around us.” Richard Hendry, in his book “Building and Restoring Respectful Relationships in Schools,” identifies the three core conditions as empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence.


Rogers asks the questions “Why do these core conditions matter?


How can children learn to understand how someone else feels – to be empathic – if they do not experience empathy from others?


How can children learn to value themselves and others as unique individuals if we cannot value them for who they truly are? How can we ask children to be honest and open with us if we are not offering them an honest reflection of who we are, what we think and how we feel?”

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Encouraging Empathy Through Play

Encouraging Empathy Through Play | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

By David Reeves


While babies aren’t born with empathy, the good news is that children are able to develop the abilities of understanding and caring about others’ feelings as they grow older.

What they need is a little encouragement and help along the way. With that in mind, here are some specific ways to teach children empathy as they play, from role-playing to freestyle playing.

Role-Play Different Scenarios: Sometimes the best way to imagine what it’s like in another person’s shoes is to try them on...


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Extreme Empathy: Taking Empathy to the Next Level

Extreme Empathy: Taking Empathy to the Next Level | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

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When working with groups and organizations, I often talk about NVC practices that I find highly effective and also consistent with developments in positive psychology, including engaging others and increasing accountability through intrinsic motivation (shared values and what we want to do, rather than have to do), noticing the visceral response of our bodies and what brings us the most joy and makes us most come to life, gratitude as a powerful way to re-energize and to reinforce behaviors,  and rather than criticizing, blaming, or demanding, focusing on understanding and empathic connection.


I continue to be amazed how empathy in itself— just being with what is–is transformative...


Empathy Practice


A) For fun and to practice your NVC skills, choose an object in your house—for example, maybe a pot in your kitchen. What gratitude might you have for the pot (appreciation and needs met)?

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Empathetic Babies: Aw! See this sweet baby burst into tears whenever dad cries

Empathetic Babies:  Aw! See this sweet baby burst into tears whenever dad cries | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Fabian Herrera is the proud papa of a particularly empathetic 6-month-old, and in a clip titled "Sweetheart Baby," he shows off his little guy's tender nature.

"I just had to get it on video so you could see that Aris is a natural sweetheart," Fabian explains to the camera. "Anytime he sees me cry, it makes him want to cry, too."

The good news is that Aris not only follows Fabian's cue to cry, but he also stops crying when dad does. So the waterworks don't flow for long.

This touching duo isn't the only daddy-baby team to master this trick. After watching their clip, be sure to check out these classic cry partners:
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Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation (EDiCT)

Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation (EDiCT) | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation (EDiCT) is a knowledge exchange project designed to bring academic research into dialogue with conflict transformation experts and practitioners. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, and connected to the Global Uncertainties programme. 

EDiCT follows on from  "Living with Uncertainty: Metaphor and the dynamics of empathy”, a project carried out as part of the Global Uncertainties Research Fellowship awarded to Professor Lynne Cameron at the Open University. Its goal is to apply the findings of the earlier project to the practice of conflict transformation through collaboration with practitioners. 
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Empathy Tent in Berkeley: Come build the Empathy Movement. Action not just talk. March 4, 2015 Deployment

Empathy Tent in Berkeley: Come build the Empathy Movement. Action not just talk. March 4, 2015 Deployment | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

"I think this is a healing thing that you are doing."

We set up the ‪#‎Empathy‬ Movement Tent yesterday, March 4. We'll be there again Saturday, the 7th. Come by and build the Empathy Movement.http://facebook.com/events/550101135080912/


Lots of people come by and talked about and received empathy. A musician sat next to the tent and played music. Very pleasant.

A peak experience was a guy that teaches Improv Acting came by and we got a group together and did empathy and Improv exercises. See the photo.


A woman in her 50's, who is a student in human services took part. She had some very touching comments afterwards about her healing experience at the tent. I recorded her comments. She talked about her previous negative experiences at the BART Plaza, which is a rather cold and uninviting space. She said,


"That was amazing, I am so happy I was here. And honestly this place normally feels bad for me and I have a hard time because it just triggers childhood memories. In the 80's I was a teenager and would hangout here and I went to Berkeley High and I grew up here. Then it was really painful to have a daughter at 16 who was hanging out out here, because she was using drugs and alcohol with the addicts who are here. That was 2 or 3 years ago. And so normally when I come, it brings up a lot of feelings, and my daughter doesn't even like coming back here.


We kind of avoid it, because I see the other young people that are still addicted here . That's what we call street kids. I know for a fact that even if they aren't using heroin or methamphetamine, they are drinking alcohol every day. That's what's happening for them, I know that because I've talked to a lot of the kids that have been out here.


This was healing for me to be here and meet you and talk about empathy and do a little Improv. I mean it's been kind of transformative for me. Because I've been avoiding coming down here. Does that make sense? I think this is a healing thing that you are doing."


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EMPATHY: The Key To Unlocking Successful Relationships

EMPATHY: The Key To Unlocking Successful Relationships | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

The key to having a successful marriage, getting your teenager to talk to you, or stopping inevitable toddler tantrums may start from within yourself. For centuries we have learned about the "Golden Rule," but when Kids in the House sat down with Roman Krznaric, an international empathy expert who is working to combat the world's empathy deficit, he shared an even bigger secret to unlocking successful relationships: "The Platinum Rule."

"The Platinum Rule is to 'Do unto others as they would have you do unto them'," explains Krznaric. He encourages people to imagine how the other person is feeling and thinking and how they would want you to respond to them.

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Compassion for Voices: a tale of courage and hope - YouTube

A film about the compassionate approach to relating with voices, with potential for use as a therapeutic, educational, and de-stigmatising tool. This project...
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Dad makes baby son cry to prove he has empathy (video)

Dad makes baby son cry to prove he has empathy (video) | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Any parent knows that babies are empathetic little creatures, with an innate ability to know when their mum or dad is happy or sad.
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Review - Empathy and Morality - Philosophy

Review - Empathy and Morality - Philosophy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

The popular and academic discussion of empathy has seen a steady expansion in recent years and it is not uncommon to read about the close connection between empathy and moral motivation, understanding or behavior.


However, the exact relationship between empathy and morality is often not carefully explored, and controversial questions and assumptions remain unaddressed. Empathy and Morality (OUP, 2014) is a stimulating collection of papers that sheds further light on this important topic.


The volume will be accessible to an educated audience, but will be of primary interest to academic researchers engaged in the study of empathy.

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The Futurist: Virtual reality, empathy, and solipsism

The Futurist: Virtual reality, empathy, and solipsism | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
What would happen if I, a cisgender, straight, Indian male, could have an inkling of what it is to be a Chinese sweatshop worker, an Armenian farmer, or a Syrian refugee? I think advancing VR technology offers possibilities that could vastly increase the empathy of its users. 

Existentially, I see two central forces pushing against one another. The first is empathy, which Google defines as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.”


One of the biggest reasons for it is the presence of mirror neurons, which simulate what a person sees, thereby generating similar feelings in the viewer. Simply put, when Anderson Silva broke his leg during an mixed martial arts match and the crowd gasped at the graphic slow-motion replay, their mirror neurons were firing crazily. 


 Arunabh Satpathy

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What Can Bonobos Tell Us about Ourselves?

What Can Bonobos Tell Us about Ourselves? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Famed primatologist Frans de Waal takes on the unproven assumption that apes and humans are natural-born killers.


But what if we descend not from a blustering chimp-like ancestor but from an empathic bonobo-like ape?


The bonobo’s body proportions—its long legs and narrow shoulders, even its grasping feet—seem to perfectly fit the descriptions of Ardi, as do its relatively small canines.


Why was the bonobo overlooked? What if the chimpanzee, instead of being an ancestral prototype, is in fact a violent outlier in an otherwise relatively peaceful lineage? Ardi is telling us something, and there may exist little agreement about what she is saying, but why do I always hear the drums of war while listening to evolutionary scenarios. This has been going on unabated since Konrad Lorenz and Robert Ardrey.


By Frans de Waal 

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5 Steps to Create a Compassionate Workplace

5 Steps to Create a Compassionate Workplace | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
A 16-month longitudinal study at a long-term health care facility with 185 employees, 108 patients, and 42 of the patients' family members was conducted to test how the employees treated the patients and families versus their colleagues.


The researchers found that there was lower absenteeism and employee burnout, as well as higher levels of employee engagement with their work with greater teamwork and employee satisfaction. In addition, the culture of compassion spread to patients and their families. Then, to see if the same positive results would be found in industries such as real estate, finance, and public utilities, they performed a second study involving 3,201 employees in seven different industries.


Again, a greater culture of compassion in the workplace led to greater work satisfaction, commitment, and accountability.


...What steps can we take to develop or increase a compassionate workplace?


1. Try a morning ritual where you literally set a positive tone for your day....

2. Look for what you have in common with others today. ...

3. Practice intentional, but random, acts of kindness...

4. Start a gratitude journal where each day you write three new things you are grateful for at work....

5. Each night write about your day....


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A New Way to Listen

A New Way to Listen | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
To develop empathy, you need to understand a person’s mind at a deeper level than is usual in your work. Since there are no telepathy servers yet, the only way to explore a person’s mind is to hear about it. Words are required.


A person’s inner thoughts must be communicated, either spoken aloud or written down. You can achieve this in a number of formats and scenarios.


Whether it is written or spoken, you are after the inner monologue. A recounting of a few example scenarios or experiences will work fine. You can get right down to the details, not of the events, but of what ran through this person’s mind during the events. In both written and spoken formats, you can ask questions about parts of the story that aren’t clear yet. Certainly, the person might forget some parts of her thinking process from these events, but she will remember the parts that are important to her.


by INDI YOUNG 


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