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Problem Solving Versus Empathy

Problem Solving Versus Empathy | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it

A classical relationship problem is the dichotomy between solving a problem and providing empathy. If you really want to understand this, spend two minutes and watch the awesome "It's Not About The Nail" video below...

 

If you are an entrepreneur, CEO, or VC take a moment and think. Do you ever focus on “empathy” rather than “problem solving.” If you want to see an example of this in action, watch Jerry Colonna’s brilliant interview with Jason Calacanis. There’s a lot of incredible things on display in this interview, including plenty of empathy.


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A lesson worth remembering for all you guys out there. It´s not about the nail. Hahahaha Funny and full of wisdom...

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John Michel's curator insight, July 3, 2013 7:35 PM

 If you are an entrepreneur, CEO, or VC take a moment and think. Do you ever focus on “empathy” rather than “problem solving.” If you want to see an example of this in action, watch Jerry Colonna’s brilliant interview with Jason Calacanis. There’s a lot of incredible things on display in this interview, including plenty of empathy.

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Mindful or Mindless: Where Are We Going In Our Relationship With Children?

Mindful or Mindless: Where Are We Going In Our Relationship With Children? | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Katie Zahedi spent a day delving into social-emotional learning and walked out wondering why all of that is getting lost in our present educational system.
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Thank you for extending our reach outside of Omega Katie, and thank you Daniel Goleman, Linda Lantieri, Dan Siegel, Shauna Shapiro, Gunilla D, Lama Dawa Philips, Leslie Booker and not the least, Daniel Rechtschaffen.

 

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The Oasis Within: Mindfulness Practice for Teachers

The Oasis Within: Mindfulness Practice for Teachers | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it

A handful of studies with educators have found reductions in stress, increased compassion for oneself and others, improved focus and attention, and more effective teaching practices, even after just eight weeks of mindfulness training. 

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Mindfulness for teachers show positive effects, no wonder. Hard to think of more taxing circumstances to keep calm under then with 30 lively kids in the classroom...

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EmoVideo - The story of emotions - YouTube

Emotion awareness training, impulse control, social skills by EMPATICUS and prePULSE.
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The story of emotions... 

We´ve made an infovideo about emotions.

If you like it, please share!

 

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Connected and Disconnected: Technology, Empathy, and Loneliness

Connected and Disconnected: Technology, Empathy, and Loneliness | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it

Is technology tearing us apart? Can it bring us together?  
From Sweden, Pål Dobrin is presenting Empaticus apps and “Manga” style comics to teach SEL.  From Australia, Lucy Richards shares Smiling Mind, and app-based approach to mindfulness 

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Is technology the problem, or is it about how we’re using these tools?  Can we turn this around?  How can apps and web tools be used to bring us together -- to solve this most basic of human needs?

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HEALTHY HABITS OF MIND

Healthy Habits of Mind shows how kindergarteners at Oxford Elementary School in Berkeley, California are introduced to mindfulness during their school day. The students…
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*Smiling*
This is so inspiring. Kids being taught how to be grounded, how to focus their attention and open up their hearts.

Imagine if this pioneering work could be spread to schools all over the world.

*Smiling*

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Medkänsla i ledarskapet lönar sig – mer än du tror « Chef.se

Medkänsla i ledarskapet lönar sig – mer än du tror « Chef.se | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it

Det är lönsamt att vara snäll som chef. Både väl­befinnandet och effektiviteten ökar. Det menar forskaren Daniel E Martin, professor på Stanfords center för altruism och medkänsla, och som just nu reser världen över och föreläser om ”compassion leadership”.

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Professor Daniel E Martin från CCARE intervjuad i tidningen Chef.

 Nu börjar storföretag inse att det är ekonomiskt riktigt att ha chefer som visar medkänsla, det ger mindre sjukfrånvaro och högre produktivitet.
Ok, då.
 

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The Story of Solutions

The Story of Solutions | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
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Inspiring.
It is time for game changing solutions. Let us aim for better instead of more. Love the way theese people present their (our) case.

Does this sound right to you?

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New study shows humans are on auto pilot nearly half the time | Psychology Today

New study shows humans are on auto pilot nearly half the time | Psychology Today | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it

It turns out that just under half the time, 46.9% to be exact, people are doing what's called 'mind wandering'. They are not focused on the outside world or the task at hand, they are looking into their own thoughts. Unfortunately, the study of 2,250 people proposes, most of this activity doesn't make us feel happy.


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Why, what was that? 

You said something? Sorry, I was somewhere else completely...

Come again?

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Eve Ekman of the Paul Ekman Group Collaborates with EMPATICUS in the Development of Emotional App.

Eve Ekman of the Paul Ekman Group Collaborates with EMPATICUS in the Development of Emotional App. | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
The first product developed in collaboration between Pål Dobrin of EMPATICUS and Eve Ekman of the Paul Ekman Group was an app to map, monitor and regulate the users emotional experiences.
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The app, EMOTIVATION, was unveiled at the prestigious Omega Center in New York on August 17 for a panel of  preeminent experts in psychology, neuroscience, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness.


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Swerre Göthberg's curator insight, October 21, 2013 1:51 PM

this could be it.....

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EMPATICUS and rePULSE Contribute to a Focused Attention for 300 Teachers at the Omega Institutes Conference on Mindfulness & Education

EMPATICUS and rePULSE Contribute to a Focused Attention for 300 Teachers at the Omega Institutes Conference on Mindfulness & Education | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Gunilla Dobrin, rePULSE AB, and Pål Dobrin, EMPATICUS AB contribute their respective impulse control method and social and emotional learning accessories at the Mindfulness & Education Conference at Omega, August 17-18.
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The atmosphere that was generated by the panel of experts in neurology, social and emotional intelligence and mindfulness, with their progressive thoughts on the future of education, was extremely positive and well received by the three hundred teachers and school administrators that were in attendance at a conference.

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Dr Dan Siegel och Gunilla Dobrin rePULSE AB

Dr Dan Siegel och Gunilla Dobrin rePULSE AB | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Ett glatt avslut på Omega Centers konferens om socialt och emotionellt lärande och mindfulness i utbildning.
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Nu återvänder rePULSE och Empaticus hem fyllda av framtidstro och nya idéer för hur redskap och metod kan vidarutvecklas. För Empaticus var intresset från Silicon Valley en positiv överraskning. - Det här är otroligt stort för två små västkustföretag. Det kom som en överraskning att vårt artbete ligger så långt i framkant internationellt, säger Gunilla, metodutvecklare för rePULSE.

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5 Tools for raising compassionate, empathetic kids

5 Tools for raising compassionate, empathetic kids | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Empathy, compassion and the resulting kindness they instill are key ingredients to a life of happiness. Find out how to raise children with these qualities.

 

Raising kids to be compassionate and to have empathy is possible.

The good news is that multiple studies say children as young as toddlers have innate feelings of compassion and empathy. Empathy is defined as the ability to imagine walking in the shoes of another. And compassion is the emotional response generated by the suffering of others and then wanting to act on it by helping.

 

Research also says the empathy, compassion and the resulting kindness they instill are key ingredients to a life of happiness. What we do as adults matters in raising children to further develop those innate responses. Here are five tools that we can each incorporate into our lives.

 

by Robert V. Taylor i


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Want to raise happy kids?
Then you need to teach them compassion and empathy...

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Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:24 PM

Once more the importance of compassion and empathy! Basic ingredients for a peaceful life!

Alexandra Strickland's curator insight, September 12, 2013 3:32 AM

Nicely said!

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TEDx Hayward May 2013 Eve Ekman

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Great talk by Eve Ekman on interventions in youth detention centers. Fantastic work. Stay tuned for her app EMOTIVATION that will be launched by EMPATICUS in September!

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Jeremy Pryce's comment, September 27, 2013 12:47 AM
Interesting!
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Emovideo 2 - Emotion facts

Emotion awareness training, impulse control, social skills by EMPATICUS and prePULSE.
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Animated short-movie about emotions. 

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Sir Ken Robinson - Imagination and Empathy

At the Dalai Lama Center's Speakers Series event "Educating the Heart and Mind", Sir Ken Robinson shares the importance of imagination and empathy in education.
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Well spoken argument by Sir Ken. Our schools need to help students develop skills of heart and mind. 

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Meditation helps pinpoint neurological differences between two types of love

Meditation helps pinpoint neurological differences between two types of love | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Yale School of Medicine researchers studying meditators have found that a more selfless variety of love — a deep and genuine wish for the happiness of others without expectation of reward — actually t
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Romantic Love vs. Loving Kindness for all

The two are not the same, and do not manifest at the same time in the brain. one turns the other off, and some say that it hurts.

Love - hard to grasp.

 

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Is Attention the Secret to Emotional Intelligence?

Is Attention the Secret to Emotional Intelligence? | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it

An interview with best-selling author Daniel Goleman about his new book, Focus. 
Attentional skills are fundamentally under siege today. Never before in human history have there been so many seductive distractors in a person’s day, in a given hour, or in 10 minutes. There are pingings and pop-ups and all kinds of sensory impingements on our attention that want to pull us away from what we’re trying to focus on.

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Attention training need to be part of every school curricculum. Especially since "inner" attention is key to Emotional Intelligence.

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The Power of Outrospection

Introspection is out, and outrospection is in. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselv...
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Mindfulness and intro-spection in all honor, The insight of Krznaric is that it is time to connect with the world around us and expand the circles of empathy. Experiential museum of empathy is a thrilling idea, would love to visit one of those!

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Emotivation online me-search tool

Build everyday emotional awareness with daily logs, evening mindfulness practices and weekly info graphic self-reports.
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Emotional Intelligence Tech Suport 
A collaboration between Eve Ekman and Empaticus
for the Compassion & Technology Contest hosted by Stanford CCARE supported by Dalai Lama Foundation and 1440 

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Compassion - Bridging Practice and Science

Compassion - Bridging Practice and Science | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
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What is the difference between empathy and compassion? Is it possible to train compassion? Can it be measured? How useful is compassion training in schools, clinical settings, and end-of-life care? Can the brain be transformed through mental training?

 Almost everything there is to know about compassion in a multimedia eBook!
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How to Turn Your Brain from Anger to Compassion

How to Turn Your Brain from Anger to Compassion | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Attention is like a spotlight—whatever it shines on becomes brighter in the mind. This knowledge can help us build compassion, says Paul Gilbert.
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Learn to recognize the tricks your brain play on you!

 

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Swerre Göthberg's curator insight, October 21, 2013 1:50 PM

of course, warmth feed warmth. reflection

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Focused Attention, Breath Awareness and Apps - A Vision of the Future of Learning

Focused Attention, Breath Awareness and Apps - A Vision of the Future of Learning | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Focused Attention, the dominating theme behind the Mindfulness & Education Conference.
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The assembled panel of neuroscientists, doctors, psychologists, experts in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and a Buddhist Lama came to present new methods for teachers and students to manage the problem of increasing stress and attention problems.  Pål Dobrin, CEO of EMPATICUS AB unveiled his company’s most recent Apps and presented a vision of the future role of the teacher to a packed  audience.


 

 

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Why Teachers Need Social-Emotional Skills

Why Teachers Need Social-Emotional Skills | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
By developing social-emotional skills, teachers can rediscover the joy of teaching.
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Don´t we all...?

Excellent with to the point advice.

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Vad gör en modell bland världens ledande aktörer inom psykologi och mindfulness?

Vad gör en modell bland världens ledande aktörer inom psykologi och mindfulness? | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Pål Dobrin figurerar i KappAhls butiker och TV-reklam och har lång erfarenhet med många välkända svenska och internationella märken som kunder. 

Intresset för psykologi, mental träning och meditation föddes tidigt. 

Pål deltog i sin första tysta retreat vid 19års ålder i Kathmandu. Det var avslutningen på en långresa till Indien och Nepal som innefattade 1 månads studier i Buddhism i Dharamsala där Dalai Lama har sin exilregering. 

De tysta retreaterna har varit återkommande och om man slår samman dem blir det totalt mer än ett helt år i tystnad och intensiv meditation 

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Bra fråga!

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Self-compassion - A Healthier Way of Relating to Yourself

Self-compassion - A Healthier Way of Relating to Yourself | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it

This website provides information about self-compassion,
and is intended for students, researchers, and the general public.

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This is such an important concept. In a world where marketing strategists dictate our ideals we need guidance in making friends with ourselves and accepting who we are. Better then self-esteem. Compassion for others start with compassion for yourself, love thyself!

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