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The Empathy Movement Magazine: Front Page

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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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The Surprising (and Non-Technical) Skill You Need to Succeed in Tech: It’s empathy.

The Surprising (and Non-Technical) Skill You Need to Succeed in Tech: It’s empathy. | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Anyone who works in tech knows that integrating the right programming languages and using an agile development process are essential to getting a job done.

But the real key to navigating both the exhilaration and the exhaustion of working in the tech space is much more basic—and much more human.


It’s empathy.

Empathy, defined, is “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” More simply put, it means being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes or to see the world through the eyes of someone else.


By Anne Spalding

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Dr. Dan on Self-Compassion

Dr. Dan talks about what is self-compassion, how to get it and how to use it to make your life better. Daniel Gottlieb, Ph.D., is a practicing psychologist and family therapist who is living with quadriplegia
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Building Stronger, Trust-Based Relationships through Empathy

Building Stronger, Trust-Based Relationships through Empathy

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(Empathic Parenting) Being empathetic to bullies

(Empathic Parenting) Being empathetic to bullies | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Psychologist Dr. Max Wachtel recommends having empathy for the bully to combat their behavior.


Having empathy for a bully actually helps the child affected in many ways. Dr. Wachtel offered these examples:


  • They have more (and better quality) friends
  • They do better in school
  • They feel more in control and are more assertive
  • They are more likely to confront inequality when they see it without resorting to violence
  • Others see them as leaders



Kyle Dyer,  USA

The One Rule For Boys By Dr. Max Wachtel

http://www.oneruleforboys.com/


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Ask the UXperts: Empathy & Active Listening — with Indi Young

Ask the UXperts: Empathy & Active Listening — with Indi Young | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Join us in our next Ask the UXperts session to chat with Indi about why empathy and active listening are such a key part of great design. The sessions run for approximately an hour and best of all, they don’t cost a cent. 


They are text based so there is no audio or video, but a full transcript will be posted up on here in the days following the session.

Where: The UX Mastery Campfire Chatroom
When: 3pm Tuesday 4 August PDT or 8am Wednesday 5 August AEST
(or find out what time that is for you)

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(Empathic Parenting) When moms 'tune in,' babies show empathy later

(Empathic Parenting) When moms 'tune in,' babies show empathy later | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

“These findings show how a mother’s ability to tune-in to her baby’s thoughts and feelings early on helps her child to learn to empathize with the mental lives of other people,” says Elizabeth Kirk, lecturer in the psychology department at University of York.


“This has important consequences for the child’s social development, equipping children to understand what other people might be thinking or feeling.”

“These results are significant as they demonstrate the critical role of conversational interaction between mothers and their children in infancy,”


by Saskia Angenent-York

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Are Some Cultures Better Than Others at Cultivating Empathy?

Are Some Cultures Better Than Others at Cultivating Empathy? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Professor Kirk notes that beginning in day care, Cuban children are socialized to watch out for the weakest, to empathize with others who are less fortunate. ..


Cuba's robust medical internationalism contradicts the common-sense, bleak view of human nature, the dominant narrative of hyper individualism and the profit motive.


I suggest that we remain open to the possibility that some cultures are compatible with the lived expression of empathy while other cultures suppress it.

Cuba's practice of moral medicine is the world's most compelling example of empathetic solidarity. Despite overwhelming odds, this small country of 11 million people has taken empathy from the abstract realm and brought it down to earth. We court both personal and national peril by not learning more about it.


by Gary Olson, 

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Do you agree that certain cultures are better than others at practicing and cultivating empathy?  Where would you rank the US in your list?

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Study: Measuring the impact of a 3D simulation experience on nursing students' cultural empathy using a modified version of the Kiersma-Chen Empathy Scale

Study: Measuring the impact of a 3D simulation experience on nursing students' cultural empathy using a modified version of the Kiersma-Chen Empathy Scale | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

To determine the effect of immersive 3D cultural simulation on nursing students' empathy towards culturally and linguistically diverse patients.


BACKGROUND:
Accelerated globalisation has seen a significant increase in cultural diversity in most regions of the world over the past forty years. Clinical encounters that do not acknowledge cultural factors contribute to adverse patient outcomes and health care inequities for culturally and linguistically diverse people. Cultural empathy is an antecedent to cultural competence. Thus, appropriate educational strategies are needed to enhance nursing students' cultural empathy and the capacity to deliver culturally competent care.


RESULTS: Students' empathy towards culturally and linguistically diverse patients significantly improved after exposure to the 3D simulation experience. The mean scores for the Perspective Taking and Valuing Affective Empathy subscales also increased significantly postsimulation.


Slideshow: From culture shock to cultural empathy to cultural competence: An innovative 3D immersive simulation experience 

http://www.keele.ac.uk/nursingandmidwifery/newsevents/seminarprogramme/seminarsarchive2014/cultural%20empathy%20Levett-Jones.pdf


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Should We Train Doctors for Empathy?

Should We Train Doctors for Empathy? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Following a wave of research suggesting the benefits of emotionally attuned physicians, the medical field is exploring ways to cultivate empathy.

How to build empathy in medicine

...In addition, evidence suggests that physicians with higher empathy levels—meaning that they are aware of their patients’ emotional needs and respond appropriately to their concerns—experience less stress, cynicism, and burnout than those with less empathy.


... Mohammadreza Hojat, the director of Thomas Jefferson University’s Longitudinal Study of Medical Education, has shown that empathy levels tend to decrease as students go through medical school—especially during the third year, when they start to see patients—suggesting that the erosion of empathy may be more about what’s happening during training rather than the capabilities students possess upon admission.


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Morning Musings. 7-21-15 "The power of empathy"

Morning Musings are pithy and provocative reflections by award winning musician Peter Himmelman.
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Lessons learned at Empathy School

Lessons learned at Empathy School | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
What is the most powerful quality a business leader can possess?

Intelligence? Some of the most successful executives were average students. Competitiveness? Conference rooms don't need any more locker room-style pep talks. Wiliness? Bosses need to inspire trust.


Empathy? Probably not your fourth guess, but it's the right answer.

Researchers who study leadership and corporate culture are turning up more and more evidence that empathic leaders build better teams, negotiate better deals and produce happier clients.


Yet surveys also show that many managers consider empathy a sign of weakness or femininity, not the kind of thing macho businessmen embrace.


By Chris Tomlinson

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Doctor's rare condition lets him feel his patients' pain: mirror-touch synesthesia

Doctor's rare condition lets him feel his patients' pain: mirror-touch synesthesia | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
The ability to experience several senses together creating a unique, compounded experience is referred to as synesthesia. It's believed to affect about one to two percent of the population.


People with mirror-touch synesthesia may have a heightened sense of touch that overlaps with sight and/or hearing, triggering pronounced feelings of empathy.


Even without the condition, people who see others in pain may activate the same body response that would be used if they were in pain themselves. "Mirror neurons" help people mimic and identify with what they see.


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http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015/07/27/boston-neurologist-can-feel-patients-pain/

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7 Ways to Build Empathy

7 Ways to Build Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Peace Learning Center for conflict resolution, diversity training, social emotional learning, and bullying prevention


Building empathy is at the heart of “be the change” – the new exhibit and workshop series located in Peace Learning Center’s lower level.

Empathy plays a critical role in shaping how we interact with each other, animals, and the world around us. It’s of critical importance to all good relationships – personal and professional. Some people may naturally have more of it than others. But, research shows us that it can be learned and practiced.Teachers and parents have the privilege and huge responsibility to teach empathy.

Here are seven ways to be a good empathy influence for the children in your life and set them on the path to be the change for others throughout their lives:


  1. Model caring for others
  2.  Model good listening skills
  3.  Be forgiving
  4. Challenge prejudices and stereotypes
  5. Help them learn to recognize, express, and manage their feelings
  6.  Encourage responsibility
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The Business Value of Empathy

The Business Value of Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

What is an interactive business without empathy? What is a business team without an understanding of the employees’ sentiments? What is an organization serving people’s needs without an actual acknowledgement of their needs? What is a company without an understanding of how their service will actually benefit people and their well being?


A business without empathetic traits is a hollow one. Why? Because empathy is a characteristic that most successful businesses inherently require.


A business that demonstrates the capacity to see things from the point of view of the consumer, to put themselves in the consumer’s shoes, is a multidimensional business, a business that can get an accurate idea of consumer’s needs.


 Moreover, an “empathetic business” is already putting themselves in a place for success by just genuinely caring for the consumer in this way. 

By Holly Rosen |

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Psychologist Favors Teaching Empathy to Boys

Psychologist Favors Teaching Empathy to Boys | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

 Yet the Aurora Theater and Sandy Hook shootings hit forensic psychologist Max Wachtel especially hard, driving him to try to figure out what made these killers and other male criminals do what they do. In doing research, one common element arose—a lack of empathy—which led Wachtel to write The One Rule for Boys.



A lack of empathy can manifest itself in a variety of ways. “Almost always, it comes out as problems with anger because anger is a very easy emotion to access, but it’s a very surface emotion,” Wachtel explains. “Usually there’s something else going on like sadness, frustration, anxiety or a feeling of unfairness.”

If boys can be empathic, it helps in nearly every area of their lives, says Wachtel. He found research showing that empathic boys do better in school, have more high-quality friends, are seen as leaders and deal better with bullies. As they get older, he found empathic males tend to get better jobs and report higher satisfaction in romantic relationships and life in general. “I figured it was a good thing but it was surprising to see how much stuff it helped with.”


Courtney Drake-McDonough


The One Rule For Boys By Dr. Max Wachtel

http://www.oneruleforboys.com/


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(Empathic Parenting) Why Your Child Should Have Empathy For The Bully

(Empathic Parenting) Why Your Child Should Have Empathy For The Bully | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
If you teach your children to be empathic, they will understand why so-called mean kids do what they do. It does not give those kids a free pass, and it does not require your children to pity anyone.


But, research shows that kids who are empathic are seen as leaders by their peers and are more assertive. They do better in school (and in work later on), and they better understand how to appropriately confront a school bully. Empathic kids are not pushovers--in fact, they are able to better handle conflict than non-empathic children.


The One Rule For Boys By Dr. Max Wachtel

http://www.oneruleforboys.com/

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11 Books to Help Encourage Empathy in Your Kid - mom.me

11 Books to Help Encourage Empathy in Your Kid - mom.me | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
My children are a gift to me, and I hope to raise them in such a way that they are also a gift to this world. At 2 and 10 they are exemplifying behaviors that reflect values most important to my husband and me.

One of the things I've always tried to do is provide them with opportunities to see other people (including me) model kindness and show empathy. Sometimes these are real life people and other times they are characters in a movie or, even better, a book.


Here are a few books that can support you in raising (more) empathetic children.


By: Krishann Briscoe 

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How to Bring Design Thinking to Your School for Free (Without Hiring a Fancy Consultant)

How to Bring Design Thinking to Your School for Free (Without Hiring a Fancy Consultant) | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

by Mary Jo Madda 

But as my colleague Leonard Medlock says, you have to be careful when finding free alternatives online, because it can lead to a “proliferation of design thinking sans any notions of empathy or learning from failure.”

Keep in mind, design thinking--problem discovery and solution generation using empathy and rapid prototyping, described as “human-centered design”--isn’t something you can just implement in a classroom lesson plan with your students right away.


You’ve got to work on the skills and mindsets yourself first, and develop an openness to iteration and a willingness to be truly honest.

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Empathy, Kindness, and Maturity

Empathy, Kindness, and Maturity | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

When we experience empathy we feel what we believe are the emotions of another.  Empathy promotes prosocial behavior. For social beings, negotiating interpersonal decisions is as important to survival as being able to navigate the physical landscape.

  

Empathy motivates individual behavior that aids in solving communal challenges as well as guide group decisions about social exchange. Its influence extends beyond relating to someone else’s emotions, it correlates with an increased positive state and likeliness to aid others.


  • What is Empathy?
  • Is Empathy a Sign of Maturity?
  • Can Empathy be Learned?
  • Methods that Increase Empathy
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Empathy is related to sexual orientation: Are men & woman attracted to men really more empathetic?

Empathy is related to sexual orientation:  Are men & woman attracted to men really more empathetic? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Empathy is a key mechanism for understanding the other, helping us to feel the emotions of someone distinct from ourselves.


Men and Woman attracted to men are more empathetic than men and women attracted to women, according to a new study from the University of Haifa’s psycholog y department.

“People attracted to a particular gender, whether they are heterosexual or homosexual, have common social tools, and thus exhibit the same level of empathy,” said Prof. Simone Shamay-Tsoory, who conducted the study.

Empathy is a key mechanism for understanding the other, helping us to feel the emotions of someone distinct from ourselves, identify with his or her trials and be aware of the need to offer assistance. Sociologists claim that empathy plays an important role in the development of human society in that it contributes to peoples’ understanding of others and causes them to take the latter’s feelings into account.

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Arrested Empathy: Instinctual, Emotional Cognitive, and Cold Empathy - Sam Vaknin

I propose a tripartite model of empathy, roughly corresponding to Freud’s postulated id, ego, and superego. In this model, normal empathy is comprised of three components: instinctual, emotional, and cognitive.


Children develop empathy in three phases which correspond to these three components, constructing the emotional and cognitive tiers upon an instinctual firmament. In adults, cognitive empathy always goes hand in hand with the instinctual element and the emotional correlate/component.

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Empathy as a consciousness movement

Empathy as a consciousness movement | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Since that day, empathy has become my touchstone in everything I do. I have created lessons, given talks, conducted workshops, and been interviewed numerous times on the subject of empathy.


Often, when working with others on this topic, it feels as if on that early winter’s day in 1989, in that small elementary school built in the 1930’s, I was given a glimpse into my life’s work: to teach how empathy in practice brings to life one of life’s greatest lessons: To treat others the way you would like to be treated.


davida levine 2014 

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FuelEd Pilots Empathy School

FuelEd Pilots Empathy School | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
From elementary through high school, research demonstrates a relationship between empathic abilities and effective teaching. When teachers are more empathic, the positive outcomes are significant: Improved academic effort, achievement, motivation, self-esteem and empathy in students, increased likelihood of teacher intervening in a bullying situation, improved cultural sensitivity and reduced prejudice and racial bias, more productive and satisfying school relationships, and more likely to hold a positive perception of school culture.  When school leaders, as managers are more empathy, their staff is healthier, happier, and perceives them as more effective leaders.


Clearly, empathy is a skill that every educator should have in their toolbox, yet unfortunately, educators are not formally taught how to communicate empathically.


 That is why on March 10th, 2015 FuelEd will be launching Empathy School, or “E-School.”  E-School, a 6-hour in-person workshop by FuelEd where educators learn the communication skill of empathy, is designed to fill this gap in educator preparation by training educators in a key relationship skill that will drive student outcomes and positive school culture.

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What makes kids aggressive later in life?

What makes kids aggressive later in life? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Collectively, the researchers are interested in how these early physiological and temperament profiles might be interacting with empathy, emotion regulation and social-information processing to produce later aggression....


For instance, some children may not experience empathy. They might have perspective-taking challenges that don’t allow them to see themselves in a victim’s position, according to Ostrov.


“Children on the proactive pathway may be fearless and lack empathy,”


he says. “It’s possible they don’t feel bad about their behavior or they may not understand how their behavior is leading to harm.


By BERT GAMBINI

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