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Designing Empathy | Chicago Ideas Week

Designing Empathy | Chicago Ideas Week | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

How do you use your toilet paper? Are you a folder? A wrapper? A scruncher? We're betting it's the later. But what does it say about you as an individual, and why does it matter anyway? Deana McDonagh discusses why you can't design anything for someone if you don't understand them first, and how creating empathetic products changes  

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The Empathy Movement Magazine: Front Page

The Empathy Movement Magazine: Front Page | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Visit the individual magazines specifically for empathy and;

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(Empathic Parenting) Kidsinthehouse.com -Robert Brooks, PhD

(Empathic Parenting) Kidsinthehouse.com -Robert Brooks, PhD | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
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(Empathic Parenting) Organizing an active listening partnership with another adult

(Empathic Parenting) Organizing an active listening partnership with another adult | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Counselling or organized active listening with another parent differs from chatting with friends in that it gives you the chance to really drop into exploring where the related feelings are held in your body, and help you to experience relief and release as you share your vulnerable feelings.  


You'll experience a lot more patience and space for you to deepen into your thoughts and feelings when the space is dedicated to you feeling heard.  This process often brings gems of clarity and insight into the origins or the core beliefs of our most painful patterns.


Often in talking about one’s problems with friends, a person doesn’t necessarily gain a sense of relief, release or resolution because many of the responses that friends and family offer are often at a more intellectual level and may lack true emotional connection. 


When you feel that which is raw and vulnerable for you, you need and deserve to feel truly met, heard, understood and empathized with.


by Genevieve


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What Is Empathy, and Can Empathy Be Taught?

What Is Empathy, and Can Empathy Be Taught? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Empathy is a commonly used, but poorly understood, concept. It is often confused with related concepts such as sympathy, pity, identification, and self-transposal. The purposes of this article are to clearly distinguish empathy from related terms and to suggest that the act of empathizing cannot be taught.


According to Edith Stein, a German phenomenologist, empathy can be facilitated. It also can be interrupted and blocked, but it cannot be forced to occur.


What makes empathy unique, according to Stein, is that it happens to us; it is indirectly given to us, “nonprimordially.” When empathy occurs, we find ourselves experiencing it, rather than directly causing it to happen.


This is the characteristic that makes the act of empathy unteachable. Instead, promoting attitudes and behaviors such as self-awareness, nonjudgmental positive regard for others, good listening skills, and self-confidence are suggested as important in the development of clinicians who will demonstrate an empathic willingness.


by Carol M Davis


paper http://www.physicaltherapyjournal.com/content/70/11/707.full.pdf


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Self-awareness is a necessary ingredient for the occurrence of empathy. 

Betty Skeet's curator insight, Today, 1:20 PM

Can empathy be taught?

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(Empathic Relationships) Empathy Can Spruce up Your Lovin! - The art of empathy can keep your love from fizzling

(Empathic Relationships)  Empathy Can Spruce up Your Lovin! - The art of empathy can keep your love from fizzling | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Empathy! If we practice empathy for our partners and ourselves...we have great growth opportunity both personally and in the relationship. Some of the deepest and most loving connections are those where each person in the relationship was able to nurture and show compassion for themselves and their partner to work through past baggage.


Loving another is putting yourself in their shoes and wishing for them to be the best person they can be. It is encouraging their authentic self with all the strengths and weaknesses and being invested in supporting the making of a whole self. Creating interdependent relationships where two whole selves are operating on an adult level is the ultimate. This is hard to do without self-compassion and empathy for your partner.


by Karyl McBride, Ph.D


image Frank Dicksee - Romeo and Juliet. 

http://j.mp/1DKwEWx


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A Compassionate Work Culture Can Really Benefit The Bottom Line, Too

A Compassionate Work Culture Can Really Benefit The Bottom Line, Too | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

While the idea has previous been labeled "touchy-feely" and quickly discarded, creating an emotionally positive work culture can boast big benefits for both customers and employees, according to a new study from researchers at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the George Mason University School of Business.


They found a clear, positive correlation between compassionate behavior, work satisfaction and company success. Their results were recently published in the journal Administrative Science Quarterly.


In the study, researchers Sigal Barsade and Olivia O’Neill focused on exploring the idea of a compassionate love culture, which they describe as the following in their report:

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What is Empathy? | Compassionate Connecting

What is Empathy? | Compassionate Connecting | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

In the context of Compassionate Communication, we embrace the “Cognitive Empathy” as the form of empathy which simultaneously supports autonomy and understanding of someone’s mental/emotional state – i.e. the person empathizing does not take on the feelings of the other person.


This is contrasted with Sympathy or empathic concern for another, related to a wish to see them happier, feeling compassion, perhaps taking on some of the emotions of the other person. Cognitive Empathy is just called Empathy when practicing NVC.


Empathy is a basic acknowledgment of someone’s experience, especially their heart energy – in the form of feelings and needs. Note that empathy can be practiced quietly, just by being present and listening with care to the other person.


In fact, words can get in the way of empathy, especially when what we share has more to do with us than the other person.


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Exploring Digital Empathy - YouTube Yonty Friesem

\In a digital age, where technology offers many solutions and distractions alongside with demand for standardization and accountability, it is time for media literacy research to find a holistic approach to address these advantages and challenges. This presentation will offer a framework to explore media literacy practices through a holistic mixed method structure.


Using a case study of a month-long media literacy summer class with underprivileged high school students, the presentation will describe how digital empathy is not only a pedagogical approach, but also a holistic research method that will advance media literacy scholarship.

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Have a summer of fun and kindness with Camp Empathy

Have a summer of fun and kindness with Camp Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Camp Empathy is a 30 day guided virtual camp that will fill your summer with fun activities, family connection, and wonderful learning about kindness, gratitude, and empathy.


It will encourage your children to stretch their empathy muscles, learning about looking after themselves, their family, their friends, and their environment. Join in and spread kindness!

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Camp Empathy Summer Fun for Families - Fantastic Fun & Learning

Camp Empathy Summer Fun for Families - Fantastic Fun & Learning | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Sign up for digital summer camp this year. Enjoy fun family bonding activities while developing empathy and other valuable social skills.


Camp Empathy is a 30 day real world virtual camp experience for families with kids of all ages


. Through a series of activities and videos families will get a chance to exercise their empathy muscles while making great memories together. Short on time? Don’t worry! Although Camp Empathy is packed with great content and meaningful information, it was designed with busy families in mind. You’ll start each week with a virtual campfire to celebrate previous week and get excited about the week ahead.


 by shaunna evans 

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Empathhic Parenting: Kids who grow up with dogs and cats are more emotionally intelligent & compassionate

Empathhic Parenting: Kids who grow up with dogs and cats are more emotionally intelligent & compassionate | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
1. Compassion: According to this overview of the scientific literature by Nienke Endenburg and Ben Baarda in The Waltham Book of Human-Animal Interaction, 


"If there are pets in the house, parents and children frequently share in taking care of the pet, which suggests that youngsters learn at an early age how to care for and nurture a dependent animal." Even very young children can contribute to the care and feeding of a pet — a 3-year-old can take a bowl of food and set it on the floor for a cat, and at the same age, a child can be taught to stroke an animal nicely, maybe using the back of the hand so they don't grab the animal. Supervising kids during the first few interactions is a teaching moment.


Later, once they have learned the ropes, their memory and understanding of a life outside themselves will be stimulated each time they interact with the animals. Older kids can be responsible for walking a dog or playing with it in the yard, cleaning out a cat's litter box, or taking veggie scraps from dinner to a rabbit or hamster.


A study of 3- to 6-year-olds found that kids with pets had more empathy towards other animals and human beings, while another study found that even just having an animal in a classroom made fourth-graders more compassionate. 

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I have heard the claim, especially by equine therapists, that "the horse is the therapist."  I think that applies to virtually all dependent creatures that children (and adults) interact with..  I heard a cute story that dogs were sent to earth to deliver the message of peace.  The dogs ate the message, but are still trying to deliver it. :) -Lon 

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Empathhic Parenting: Kids who grow up with dogs and cats are more emotionally intelligent & compassionate

Empathhic Parenting: Kids who grow up with dogs and cats are more emotionally intelligent & compassionate | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
1. Compassion: According to this overview of the scientific literature by Nienke Endenburg and Ben Baarda in The Waltham Book of Human-Animal Interaction, 


"If there are pets in the house, parents and children frequently share in taking care of the pet, which suggests that youngsters learn at an early age how to care for and nurture a dependent animal." Even very young children can contribute to the care and feeding of a pet — a 3-year-old can take a bowl of food and set it on the floor for a cat, and at the same age, a child can be taught to stroke an animal nicely, maybe using the back of the hand so they don't grab the animal. Supervising kids during the first few interactions is a teaching moment.


Later, once they have learned the ropes, their memory and understanding of a life outside themselves will be stimulated each time they interact with the animals. Older kids can be responsible for walking a dog or playing with it in the yard, cleaning out a cat's litter box, or taking veggie scraps from dinner to a rabbit or hamster.


A study of 3- to 6-year-olds found that kids with pets had more empathy towards other animals and human beings, while another study found that even just having an animal in a classroom made fourth-graders more compassionate. 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 29, 11:50 PM

I have heard the claim, especially by equine therapists, that "the horse is the therapist."  I think that applies to virtually all dependent creatures that children (and adults) interact with..  I heard a cute story that dogs were sent to earth to deliver the message of peace.  The dogs ate the message, but are still trying to deliver it. :) -Lon 

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Journey To Empathy an Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Webniar - Martin Golder

Journey To Empathy an  Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Webniar - Martin Golder | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

In collaboration with the International Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)

This presentation follows the presenter’s research into Empathy and Compassion as tools in mediation and negotiation.  Empathy is often listed as the primary skill of any successful mediator and there are many tools in the mediator’s tool box to help us towards the goal of true empathy.
 
  • What then is empathy and how do we get it?
  • Is it a learnable skill?
  • Is it just walking in someone else’s shoes?
 
At its simplest it can be described as very focused and attentive listening followed by a kind response. It could also be thought of as the conscious projection of ‘good will’.
 
The essence is based on ancient traditions from India, often now associated with Buddhism but undoubtedly predating it, called metta bhavana, which translates as the cultivation of loving kindness.

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(Empathic Parenting) Kidsinthehouse.com - The power of empathy and listening

(Empathic Parenting) Kidsinthehouse.com - The power of empathy and listening | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

View Chris Fulton, PhD's video on

The power of empathy and listening


also see

Getting kids to open up by active listeningJudy Willis, MD, MEd


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(Empathic Parenting) Kidsinthehouse.com - Meet Roman Krznaric

(Empathic Parenting) Kidsinthehouse.com - Meet Roman Krznaric | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
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Empathy in Action: Snapshots from a DC Classroom

Empathy in Action: Snapshots from a DC Classroom | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

For the teachers at the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School, empathy is a powerful tool. It is fundamental to how they structure their classrooms and how they teach their students. They imagine learning from the student’s perspective, meet their students where they are, and build lessons from there. They find ways to engage their students’ inherent curiosity and guide their discoveries.

But what does that look like in practice?

At a recent Inspired Teaching staff panel, Jon Berg, a first grade Lead Teacher at the Demonstration School and one of the panelists, described the emotional continuums that adorn each classroom.


By Sammy Magnuson

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(Empathic Parenting) How Empathic Parenting Is the Antithesis of Narcissism: Empathy is the cornerstone for love

(Empathic Parenting) How Empathic Parenting Is the Antithesis of Narcissism: Empathy is the cornerstone for love | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Lack of empathy is a trademark of narcissistic parents. Empathizing with your children is feeling what they are feeling and acknowledging those feelings. It is the art of compassion and sensitivity, as well as the ability to give moral support in whatever they are experiencing.


You do not have to agree with them but you are there for them. You put aside your own feelings and thoughts for the moment and tune in to their emotional needs to attempt to understand where they are coming from and why. Instead of citing rules or trying to give advice and direction, try this empathy exercise instead...



When we can give empathy to our children or loved ones, we are doing a double good deed




 by Karyl McBride  


image: Echo and Narcissus - Waterhouse http://j.mp/1DKyc2R


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Empathy

Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
"Somewhere between the overly intrusive parent and the parent who forgets about us after we're out of the house is the ideally empathetic parent who recognizes the relativity of choice, the errors of his or her own way... our need to find our own way, and who can stay with us at a respectful distance while we do it." 


Roger Gould, U.S. psychotherapist and author Transformations, sec. 4, ch 2 (1978)


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John Hoffmire: Can people be trained to be compassionate?

John Hoffmire: Can people be trained to be compassionate? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Compassion training extends beyond merely invoking empathy and concern for others but seeks to infuse the strength to be present with suffering, the courage to take compassionate action, and the flexibility to prevent compassion fatigue.


These qualities, in turn, support a broad array of goals such as improving personal and professional relationships and making a positive difference in the world.

Compassion is not limited to the personal level of our individual relationships but can also permeate the interaction of societies and cultures with one another.

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Empathic Care for Children With Disorganized Attachments: A Model for Mentalizing, Attachment and Trauma-informed Care

Disorganized attachment is the most extreme form of insecure attachment. This book is a practical guide to caring for children and young people with disorganized attachment and related emotional and psychological difficulties. 

Synthesising attachment, trauma and mentalization theory into a useful practice model, Empathic Care for Children with Disorganized Attachments proposes ways of meeting the needs arising in children and young people with disorganized attachments.


Focusing on the importance of interpersonal bonds to facilitate the child's capacity to mentalize, it aims to equip the reader with the appropriate skills to provide effective, sustained and, most importantly, empathic care to the most vulnerable and troubled children.


This structured psychotherapeutic approach to caregiving will enable the development of child–carer relationships and can be used to create informed, safe environments that support both the young person and the caregiver. 

This useful guide will be invaluable to health and social care professionals including residential carers, therapists, counsellors, and those working with vulnerable and troubled children and young people including those supporting foster and adoptive families

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Developing Empathy and Anger Management Strategies Through Drama and Play

Developing Empathy and Anger Management Strategies Through Drama and Play | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Drama and Play Therapist, Dr Sue Jennings came to our school to talk about Neuro-Dramatic-Play and how it can help children learn to develop empathy and anger management strategies,


Neuro-Dramatic-Play Techniques

  • Appropriate massage – upper back and shoulders,or hands
  • Rocking in pairs – row, row, row the boat
  • Blowing bubbles and catching them
  • Messy play with finger paints, sand and water (see also: therapeutic sand play)
  • Drum rhythms and echoes
  • Clapping songs with words and movement
  • Drama games: stop start, healthy struggles

Embodiment Techniques

  • gross body movement involving the whole body
  • fine body movement with different body parts
  • sensory movement involving textures, sound, taste, smell and sight
  • singing games which name hands, feet, eyes, nose and so on
  • rhythmic movement and dance
  • rough and tumble play
  • creative ideas of moving as monsters, aliens, mice, etc.
  • stories with sounds and movement

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Practice Empathy Foundation - Empathy Begins With Me

Practice Empathy Foundation - Empathy Begins With Me | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

We started the Practice Empathy Foundation as a private family foundation in order to teach and inspire our own children to be empathetic and compassionate citizens of the world. Our mission is simple; to hold ourselves accountable to practice empathy in the communities we live in and in the communities where we do business.


A portion of the Magic Box series will go to the Foundation and we, in turn, will fund other empathy projects. The projects can range from a neighborhood initiative to a national non-profit organization launching an empathy related program. A call for submissions will commence in 2015. 


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(Empathic Design) What cows can teach us about empathy

(Empathic Design) What cows can teach us about empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Felicity Mitchem explores the human-centred design and empathy, bringing it all together with cows.


Empathy is a social skill that has become a buzzword in the design world.


The idea of using empathy as a design advantage is not new. Twenty years ago we began to see a shift from design having an objective perspective, where designers would work from their own assumptions, to a human-centred perspective, in which designers involved users in the process and put them at the heart and centre of the process.

Empathy is one of multiple ‘mindsets’ that form the Human-Centred-Design (HCD) methodology.


One particular case that illustrates the power and simplicity of using empathy is from Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science. Temple is famous for innovating in the livestock industry.


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Why Well-Being Is a Skill That Can Be Learned

Why Well-Being Is a Skill That Can Be Learned | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

 Richard J. Davidson 


4. Caring for others. Prosocial behaviors such as empathy, compassion and gratitude comprise another component of well-being.


There's substantial evidence to suggest that engaging in acts of generosity is a very effective strategy to increase well-being. I call it a double positive whammy because, by being generous to others, you benefit them and yourself.


Studies, including one from our lab, show that compassion training -- a form of meditation in which one generates positive wishes for another being -- primes a person's ability to empathize with others and to engage in pro-social behavior aimed at decreasing others' suffering.

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'Empathy Gap' Leads Men to Give Less to Poverty Relief, Study Finds

'Empathy Gap' Leads Men to Give Less to Poverty Relief, Study Finds | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Although men are less willing than women to support poverty relief efforts, they are more likely to give when a shared interest is at stake, a study by Stanford University researchers finds.

The report, What Drives the Gender Gap in Charitable Giving? Lower Empathy Leads Men to Give Less to Poverty Relief (45 pages, PDF), found that, compared with women, men reported less willingness to give either time or money to a hypothetical poverty-relief organization; that men demonstrated lower levels of empathic concern as measured on a seven-point scale derived from answers to a questionnaire; and that empathy is significantly and positively related to respondents' reported willingness to donate or volunteer.


Older and African-American men demonstrated greater empathy, while African-American men and women consistently were more willing to contribute both time and money to anti-poverty efforts, irrespective of their political ideology or past levels of giving. 



Image  Dorothea Lange - Migrant Workers Children

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(Empathic Policing) Police have dangerous jobs, but some empathy could make everyone safer

(Empathic Policing) Police have dangerous jobs, but some empathy could make everyone safer | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Right now, it might seem impossible to eliminate the us-versus-them mindset that permeates society, but optimistically, I do not think that we are at an impasse. What we have to do is look at a trait that all humans already possess: empathy.


Empathy: A basic human tool with great potential
Empathy has evolved in humans and other mammals over time. It allows us to understand the emotions of others and share in those emotions. Expressing empathy has many advantages: it increases cooperation (we like to help each other out when we feel that we are understood), reduces stress and it may even feel good.


BY Chad Posick 

Assistant professor, Georgia Southern University

Culture of Empathy Builder Page http://j.mp/SRGxxu


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