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Hon. Liz Sandals: Introduce a new course called "COMPASSION" for Grade 1 and Grade 12. https://www.change.org/p/hon-liz-sandals-introduce-a-new-course-called-compassion-for-grade-1-and-grade-12

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Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service celebrates 45 years | Cornell Chronicle

Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service celebrates 45 years | Cornell Chronicle | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
This month, Cornell’s Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service (EARS) celebrates its 45-year anniversary, making it one of the nation’s oldest peer-counseling programs in higher education. A new website, targeted to undergraduate and graduate students and funded by an anonymous alum of EARS, has been launched in recognition of this milestone.

“The EARS program has offered support to students on this campus for decades, some of whom might be going through a difficult time and others who just need a listening ear,” said Gregory Eells, director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Gannett Health Services/Cornell Health. “We have been fortunate to have outstanding undergraduate and graduate student peer counselors who have been willing to share their time, empathy and knowledge of local and campus resources with others. In recent years EARS has more intentionally expanded training and support for graduate students and graduate student volunteers.”
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Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.

 

This lopsidedness, according to Mercier and Sperber, reflects the task that reason evolved to perform, which is to prevent us from getting screwed by the other members of our group. Living in small bands of hunter-gatherers, our ancestors were primarily concerned with their social standing, and with making sure that they weren’t the ones risking their lives on the hunt while others loafed around in the cave. There was little advantage in reasoning clearly, while much was to be gained from winning arguments.

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(Empathic Design) Design thinking is revolutionizing the classroom

(Empathic Design) Design thinking is revolutionizing the classroom | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
When executed properly, “Design thinking teaches students the value of empathy for others, collaboration with team members, and the many intricacies of creative problem solving,” says Stein Greenberg.

 

 

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Simple Ways To Foster Empathy In Your Child According to Michele Borba

I was invited to the Hasbro Toy Fair and while I got to get a preview of the fabulous toys coming to market in 2017, they also invited Michele Borba to speak to our group and share simple ways to foster empathy in your child.

 

Toys can be a means to sharing, learning, caring and learning but without empathy a child is not complete.

 

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(Empahtic Policing) We can all find common ground: How Deputy Chief Kelly uses Empathy and Relationships to Build Bridges

(Empahtic Policing) We can all find common ground: How Deputy Chief Kelly uses Empathy and Relationships to Build Bridges | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Driven by Empathy
Understanding and empathy are core to Deputy Chief’s values. “People think we whisk off to a magic place when we are off duty, but we enjoy the same things,”

 

Deputy Chief shared. To him, it is important to have opportunities where police can come out of their shell and be seen as a normal person. “What you find is you have way more in common.”

These conversations, he says, can lead to understanding and may also help recruit future officers. This is part of the goal of their Young Ambassadors for Justice program which is geared towards promoting mutual dialogue between law enforcement and local youth. 

 

 

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How Virtual Reality Instills Empathy to Drive Workforce Diversity

How Virtual Reality Instills Empathy to Drive Workforce Diversity | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Moving Beyond Sympathy to Empathy
According to sociologists, educators and psychologists, the real culprit is empathy. Many people can sympathize with another’s plight, yet they can’t feel the weight of those struggles without the same shared experience. In terms of employment culture, empathy is crucial.

 

What if managers could see the world from the eyes of their talent? What If they had direct insight into their pressures, challenges, successes? What if workers got to experience a day in the life of their managers? Perhaps they would walk away with a different opinion of how difficult those roles may be. Creating empathy, which is what VR does best, could improve every aspect of work. And it’s already happening.

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Can You Train Contact Center Agents in Empathy?

Can You Train Contact Center Agents in Empathy? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Empathy Must Be a Core Value in Your Contact Center


Encouraging your contact center agents to deliver empathetic customer service is going to take more than a simple tactic like call scripting. It must go deeper.

 

Why? Because the only script you’re ever going to hear that sounds authentically empathetic is on Broadway. Unless you’re hiring trained actors, the typical agent won’t be able to make a connection with a customer through a canned script.

 

 

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(Against Empathy) Empathy for Trump voters? No, thanks.

(Against Empathy) Empathy for Trump voters? No, thanks. | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
The argument recurs virtually every time a newspaper sends out a correspondent to harvest the opinions of hardcore Trump voters — and discovers they are pleased with the refugee ban, the press bashing, the outrage of the week.

I side with the empathy bashers. This may not be a surprise, given that I just wrote a book called Against Empathy, exploring the dark side of this aspect of our natures. I focus on emotional empathy — the act of experiencing the world as you believe others do.

 

This can be a force for good — it can act as a spotlight, drawing our attention to those in pain — but it has serious design flaws when it comes to moral judgment. It is biased, tribal, and innumerate; it favors the close over the far, the one over the many. It leads to shortsighted and unfair decisions that make the world worse.

 

by Paul Bloom

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Top 10 Ways to Use Empathy to Support Social Entrepreneurship - Tweak Your Biz

Top 10 Ways to Use Empathy to Support Social Entrepreneurship - Tweak Your Biz | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
by Emad Rahim

McKinsey recently ran a piece on social entrepreneurship that percolated positively in all corners of global deal-making, from government halls to executive suites at major companies, from hallways of prominent charities to conference rooms of global Non Governmental Organizations.

 

Written by Bill Drayton, the CEO of Ashoka — an organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs — the article focuses on empathy, sympathy and the power of collaborative entrepreneurship.

Empathy, both in social entrepreneurship and in the business world, can be a powerful lever to help you reach your goals quickly, improve productivity internally and in multiple-team collaborations, and make your campaign not only cost-effective in the short term, but also efficient in the long run.

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Compassion Is The Most Important Quality In A Marriage — And Here's How To Practice It

Compassion Is The Most Important Quality In A Marriage — And Here's How To Practice It | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
As you probably already know, there isn't just one key to ensure long-term relationship success. From sharing laughs to having open and honest communication, research has found there's actually quite a bit of different things you should have in order

 

As you probably already know, there isn't just one key to ensure long-term relationship success. From sharing laughs to having open and honest communication, research has found there's actually quite a bit of different things you should have in order to have a happy relationship.

 

And according to a new study published in the journal Emotion, there's another one: compassion is the most important quality to have in a happy marriage. "

 

Practicing compassion is as much about what we don't share as what we do," Evie Shafner, LMFT, therapist and one of the founders of the Los Angeles Women’s Therapy Center tells Bustle. "The little moments of annoyance or irritation, a look, a tone of disapproval — these little things we don’t say can do so much to destroy any good efforts. So, practicing containing criticism of any kind is as important as saying kind and loving things." 

 

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Why Empathy Is So Important in Everyday Life (Video)

Why Empathy Is So Important in Everyday Life (Video) | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Empathy is truly about trying to understand other people’s experiences and perspectives. If you think about your strengths and weaknesses in this area, you might find it’s very easy for you, or people you know, to subconsciously practice empathy, like when you see a stranger get hurt.

 

You find yourself truly concerned for their well-being. Our egos can make it difficult, however, to see someone else’s feelings as valid when they differ from our own. But just because someone has, for instance, different sensitivities, doesn’t make them any less real, or any less important.

 

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The Empathy Advantage - Speak First

The Empathy Advantage - Speak First | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Berkley University defines empathy as “the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling”. Since business is personal, and being able to build strong relationships internally and externally is essential, empathy is a must-have skill, not something that’s nice to have. Imagine trying

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Understand the advantage empathy can bring to business relationships
  • Have increased their understanding of the neurobiology of empathy
  • Appreciate how people respond when others engage them with empathy
  • Have acquired lots of practical techniques they can apply to develop their empathy
  • Know what can get in the way of having empathy and how to overcome this
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Empathy, Assistance & Referral Service

Empathy, Assistance & Referral Service | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
EARS (Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service) is a vibrant peer-led counseling and training program open to all members of the Cornell community: anonymous, free, confidential.

 

A vibrant peer-led counseling program and training program founded in 1972, EARS (Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service) continues with the assistance of skilled dedicated volunteers (Cornell Undergraduates, Graduate students and Professional Staff) who have undergone extensive training and have passed through a rigorous selection process to provide non-judgmental, short term counseling.

 

All services are free and confidential. For more information email us at ears@cornell.edu.

 

 

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What is Empathy? 

What is Empathy?  | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Learn more about empathy, being aware of the feelings and emotions of others, and experiencing them for ourselves through the power of imagination.

 

Empathy is, at its simplest, awareness of the feelings and emotions of other people. It is a key element of Emotional Intelligence, the link between self and others, because it is how we as individuals understand what others are experiencing as if we were feeling it ourselves.

 

Empathy goes far beyond sympathy, which might be considered ‘feeling for’ someone. Empathy, instead, is ‘feeling with’ that person, through the use of imagination.

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The Voice of an Empathic Parent Becomes Your Child's Inner Voice

The Voice of an Empathic Parent Becomes  Your Child's Inner Voice | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Tips on Being an Empathic Parent

1. Even in those very hurried moments, when your child tries to tell you something, interrupt what you’re doing and look them in the eye and listen. It may only take a second or lead to an important conversation. Being empathic means showing you care to listen.

 

 

 Laurie Hollman,

 

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(Empathic Design) P art 4: The diagnosis? Empathy 

(Empathic Design) P art 4: The diagnosis? Empathy  | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Empathy is different than conducting a 10-question interview. Empathy is gained through conversation, context and observation. You do not need everyone on the team to conduct weeks of worldwide research to gain empathy.

 

But you do need to give diverse team members the chance to fully participate in at least one to two days of deeply talking with and observing users. Encourage them to be curious. Their personal experience will allow them to more easily absorb their colleagues’ stories and experiences and add to the collective human-centered design process.

 

 

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My Classroom Changed When I Started to Understand What Empathy Really Is

My Classroom Changed When I Started to Understand What Empathy Really Is | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
These sayings are frequently used to get people to empathize with others. But, what does it really to mean to empathize with people, especially our students?

I came across the topic of empathy after I began reading the book, “The Formative Five,” by Thomas R. Hoerr, and participating in a restorative justice activity at a professional development session. These resources really opened my mind, and I began to reflect on my own understanding of empathy and question whether I really empathize with others.


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Cultivate Empathy: Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes

Cultivate Empathy: Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Empathy is the topic of this month's #JACR tweetchat. Join in on Thursday, February 23, at 12 noon EDT by searching for #JACR on Twitter and including #JACR in your tweets. As an added bonus, this month's tweetchat features CME. Moderating the tweetchat is P.F.

 

Anderson, an emerging technologies librarian at the University of Michigan, patient advocate, and lead author of the JACR article that is the subject of this blogpost and the upcoming tweet chat. The tweetchat questions are as follows:

 

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(Against Empathy) Are Babies Racist? Is Empathy Bad for Society? And More with Dr. Paul Bloom

(Against Empathy) Are Babies Racist? Is Empathy Bad for Society? And More with Dr. Paul Bloom | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

In this episode we start with a dive into evolutionary psychology and how biases have been programmed into you by millions of years of evolution, look at why our guest condemns the concept of Empathy, how the science demonstrates that empathy has no correlation with doing good in the world, how empathy creates disastrous outcomes, and more with our guest Dr. Paul Bloom



Dr. Paul Bloom is a Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University and received his PhD from MIT. Paul is the coeditor of the journal Behavior and Brain Sciences and author of several books including Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil, and most recently Against Empathy: The Case For Rational Compassion. 

FEBRUARY 23, 2017

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What You Can Do to Prevent Compassion Fatigue

What You Can Do to Prevent Compassion Fatigue | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

If you have a pet you need to know this. Veterinary professionals are feeling the heat – and paying a price. Forever veterinarians have had empathy for your pets, for wildlife, zoo and farm animals. Maybe now it’s time for you to understand the flip side.

I don’t pretend to be an expert on depression and suicide, but, as for veterinarians, it stands to reason that the enormous debt load of students coming out of school (and I mean monumental) may play a role, and it’s a good guess that the personality type of the average veterinary professional may be also a factor.

“As a profession, we are passionate; we are selfless; we try really hard and don’t accept defeat easily,” says Chicago veterinarian Dr. Natalie Marks. “We don’t leave the job at the office, it comes home with us. We take what we do to heart. Those are really excellent qualities. But that also leaves us emotionally vulnerable.”

 

 By: Steve Dale

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Empathy and education: 500 leaders learn wellness strategies

Empathy and education: 500 leaders learn wellness strategies | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Eight male adults have died from suicide in Butte-Silver Bow County since Oct. 5, said county health director Karen Sullivan. It is one public health problem that has Butte leaders concerned enough to bring in a trauma specialist.

Stacy G. York told 165 community leaders crammed into a Montana SOARS workshop this week that overall, healthier change must start with more empathetic parents, teachers, counselors, healthcare workers and law enforcement. Montana SOARS Butte hosted York, a licensed clinical social worker from Colorado, for two days.
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Empathy Training - The 3 Building Blocks of Empathy

Empathy Training - The 3 Building Blocks of Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Join international emotional development specialist and Founder of the Social Emotional Development Institute (SEDi) Jay Baughan, as he introduces the 3 building blocks for powerful Empathy:

  • 1) The ability to use effective Listening: how the way we listen builds Empathy.
  • 2) The ability to use Curiosity: how being curious builds empathy.
  • 3) The ability to form Emotional Connections: how making an emotional connection build Empathy.

During 3 hours of interactive learning, Jay will build your understanding of Empathy, how your Empathy looks NOW and how to use proven coaching strategies for building your Empathy skill.

 

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7 techniques for getting people to actually listen to what you're saying

7 techniques for getting people to actually listen to what you're saying | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
You deserve to be heard 
As a human being, you deserve the right to be heard. But that doesn’t always mean you will be heard. If you want people to listen to your ideas and respect your opinions in the workplace, you have to stick up for yourself. 

Whether or not people listen to you is largely dependent on how you carry yourself. Understanding this, actively work to ensure you aren’t just blending in with the masses. Pick the right moments to stand out and you won’t just be heard by your peers – you’ll also command the ears of your superiors. 
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Empathy As Resistance: Adversaries Shouldn't See Trump As A Monster

Empathy As Resistance: Adversaries Shouldn't See Trump As A Monster | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Occupying the space between the urge to recoil and the choice to acknowledge my own worst self is the work of empathizing with the current president.

Empathy for Trump does not in the least excuse his many abuses of power, any more than Martin Luther King's practice of nonviolence excused white supremacy or Gandhi excused British imperialism. Nor does it contradict doing everything we can to resist his regime. Empathy is an act of resistance; a way of safeguarding the humanity of those of us who resist; a way of making resistance to hatred an act of love. 

 

By Steven Wineman

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Top 5 Empathy Games

Top 5 Empathy Games | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
In recent years several game designers have taken storytelling in games to another level by making small personal tales the center of the experience. Some call them Empathy Games because they let the player feel what somebody else is going through.
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