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DesignThinkers Academy | Join our 1-Day Design Thinking and Empathy Generation, February 17th 2017 in Cape Town.

DesignThinkers Academy | Join our 1-Day Design Thinking and Empathy Generation, February 17th 2017 in Cape Town. | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
In this workshop you will experience the creative power of true empathy. You will learn to distinguish empathy from emotional contagion, sympathy, empathic concern, empathic over-arousal and personal distress. You will be given concepts to understand and tools to practice this often lacking, and much needed, capacity.

As you deepen your capacities for imagination, intuition and inspiration associated with the art of empathy, you will tap into resources for innovative design relevant to the creation of human-centred society.

DESIGN THINKING AND EMPATHY GENERATION
08:00 hr Check in
09:00 hr Empathy and Human-centred design principles
10:00 hr The art of empathy
11:00 hr From emotional contagion to true empathy
12:00 hr 5-Stage empathy practice
14:00 hr The doing of empathy in Human-centred Design
17:00 hr End of day

 

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Teaching empathy to America’s future teachers

Teaching empathy to America’s future teachers | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Shaping young educators who will bring empathy and objectivity to the classroom sometimes requires institutions to bring in outside voices and facilitators to help us in this work.

 

On Jan 19 through 21, administrators, teachers and our current students will participate in an annual two-and -a-half-day training with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond called “Undoing, Racism.”

 

Through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning and presentations, this rigorous program is designed to help participants see how institutions have been affected by racism and how we willingly and unwillingly participate in these systems.

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Course - The Empathic Livelihood Program

Course - The Empathic Livelihood Program | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

EMPATHIC LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM
As an NVC practitioner,you have skills to change lives. Period.

But what if you don’t know how to move from knowing NVC to serving people with it?  Or if you don’t how to find clients?

Learning NVC is something that takes time, experience, and guidance to master. You’ve done that part. And, if you want to move to the level of impacting people’s lives with it, you’ll probably agree that it might be necessary to learn the art of designing an NVC-Based Business and of enrolling clients.

Without these skills, all the gifts you have as an NVC practitioner will simply live as a memory in you. Never serving other people, and never getting you the income and satisfaction of making a living through making a difference.

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Listening with empathy 

Listening with empathy  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

How will this module help me listen with empathy?

  1. Eight STEPS to listening with empathy
  2. Answers to frequently asked questions about empathetic listening
  3. Tools and resources to help you and your team
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Forget the mannequin challenge. Try the empathy challenge this holiday season.

Forget the mannequin challenge. Try the empathy challenge this holiday season. | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
In many ways, we are the center of our own worlds.

We see things through the lens of our own experiences, our own communities, the things we read, and the people we interact with. But the world is so much bigger than what we've seen. It's so much more diverse than our own experiences.

It's impossible to know and understand everything, but we can do our best to empathize. Even the tiniest effort on our parts can make someone else feel heard and appreciated, brightening their day.  
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Empathy via Drama 

G3 using drama to try and understand / empathise a little more about the thoughts and feelings of the person who buried a box below our school. What was their motivation?
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Empathy & Vulnerability: Cultivating Compassionate Witnessing and Authentic Self Expression 

Empathy & Vulnerability: Cultivating Compassionate Witnessing and Authentic Self Expression  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy, the ability to relate to another person’s feelings as if they were your own (without losing the “as if” quality), is connected with having a better life in a myriad of ways.

 

Empathy gives students better grades, patients better health, and people happier lives and more intimate relationships. Vulnerability, as championed by social scientist and author Brene Brown, is essential to the experience of intimacy and connection in human relationships.

 

 

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Empathy & Vulnerability: Cultivating Compassionate Witnessing and Authentic Self-Expression – Workshops

Empathy & Vulnerability: Cultivating Compassionate Witnessing and Authentic Self-Expression – Workshops | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Empathy, the ability to relate to another person’s feelings as if they were your own (without losing the “as if” quality), is connected with having a better life in a myriad of ways.

Empathy gives students better grades, patients better health, and people happier lives and more intimate relationships. Vulnerability, as championed by social scientist and author Brene Brown, is essential to the experience of intimacy and connection in human relationships.


This workshop is simple at its heart – each person has an opening to experience as much vulnerability as they choose to experience, and to receive as much empathy as they’re ready to receive. It opens up an opportunity to experience the risk and reward of being witnessed in our experience and provides a chance to question the story that we create about ourselves in difficult moments.

 

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Somatic Based Empathy for Self-Healing and Growth (Hamburg, Germany) 

Somatic Based Empathy for Self-Healing and Growth (Hamburg, Germany)  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Would you like to listen more closely to your body, work more easily through blocks and triggers, and gain deeper self-connection, wisdom and insight?  

 

Somatic-Based Empathy, a practice developed by Dian Killian, PhD, blends coaching and NVC-based, deep self-empathy practices to listen closely to what our bodies are communicating to us via physical sensations. In addition to providing invaluable information and deeper, grounded wisdom, Somatic-Based Empathy can also result in relief from physical pain and discomfort and lead to new opening, release and renewed energy.

 

Our bodies often are holding crucial information for us over years. Somatic-Based Empathy helps us communicate with our bodies in new ways, so we can deeply hear, listen and heal from our felt-sense. This practicum will include orientation (useful information for context and practice), experiential exercises to develop greater mind-body and sensory awareness, and demos and practice in Somatic-Based Empathy.

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(Empathic Parenting)  3 Ways to Encourage Empathy in Kids

(Empathic Parenting)  3 Ways to Encourage Empathy in Kids | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Dr. Borba, an old friend of Parents who’s worked with schools around the world, has many specific suggestions for how we can help our children be kind and inclusive. “Before children can ‘step into someone’s shoes,’ they must first develop the ability to read nonverbal cues in facial expressions, gestures, posture, and voice tone,” she says.

 

Here are three ways to help.

 

Spend time with a baby. Observing an infant is a powerful way for your child to tune in to emotions.

 

Build a feeling vocabulary. The more of these words your child knows, the more savvy she’ll be about how other people are feeling: agreeable, apprehensive,...

 

Communicate face-to-face. Kids also learn to read someone’s emotions by making eye contact...

 

Diane Debrovner

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(Teaching Empathy) Ages & Stages: Empathy | Scholastic.com

(Teaching Empathy) Ages & Stages: Empathy | Scholastic.com | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy is an important gateway to social and emotional growth in children. Poole, Miller and Church discuss how to nurture empathy in children at various age and development levels.

 

Early Signs of Empathy

Developing empathy is a gradual process. At first a toddler may only have a vague impression that something is wrong. Twenty-month-old Jenny, for example, is busy helping to find baby Sally's favorite blanket. Jenny's teacher explicitly encourages her: "Thank you for helping to make Sally feel better!" As the two-year-olds expanding thinking skills combine with positive emotional experiences, brief moments of early empathy begin to take place.

 

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The Heart and Science of Empathy with Eric Bowers 

Join Eric Bowers for The Heart and Science of Empathy with Eric Bowers. Learn more here:
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(Teaching Empathy) Four Ways to Teach Empathy 

(Teaching Empathy) Four Ways to Teach Empathy  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
An article on Edutopia yesterday outlines four specific things K12 educators can do to cultivate empathy in learners.

 

Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, specialists in brain-based teaching and authors of Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains, offer strategies rooted in two common psychological approaches: shared emotional response (or mirroring another's emotional reaction) and perspective taking (cognitive empathy, imagining yourself in another's shoes).

1) Model

 

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Building Empathy in Children: Lessons From Early Childhood Education

Building Empathy in Children: Lessons From Early Childhood Education | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
The “empathy gap” has been getting a deluge of attention recently, and with good reason. Just google “empathy” and you’ll quickly find that the ability to understand and share the feelings and perspectives of others is now widely considered a crucial 21st century competency. I

 

t’s also the foundation of global citizenship. Students might learn about other people and about world events, but without empathy, they won’t necessarily care what’s happening or choose to be agents of progress and change.

It’s wonderful that SEL is now getting the attention it deserves for students of all ages, but early childhood educators have known about the importance of empathy for a very, very long time. Friedrich Fröbel, Rudolf Steiner, and Maria Montessori, among other luminaries of the 19th century, grounded early childhood education in the importance of nurturing the whole child.

 

By Stefanie Paige Wieder, M.S.Ed.

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(Teaching Empathy) Empathy, Perspective and
Complicity: How Digital Games
can Support Peace Education and
Conflict Resolution.

(Teaching Empathy) Empathy, Perspective and<br/>Complicity: How Digital Games<br/>can Support Peace Education and<br/>Conflict Resolution. | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development / UNESCO Working Paper: 

 

This paper will address how digital games may be uniquely suited to further the work of peace education and conflict resolution.

 

There is a scarcity of research that specifically studies how digital games, as dynamic and interreactive learning tools, can be leveraged to support and enhance the closely related fields of peace education or conflict resolution; however, research in a number relevant sectors will be recruited to better understand the topic and expose gaps for further work.

 

After defining basic terms, the first section will briefly discuss the aims of peace education and interactive conflict resolution and how digital games can assist in facilitating intergroup contact and collaboration.

 

The heart of the paper will examine several serious games for their potential to cultivate perspective-taking and empathy, explore ethical dilemmas, promote intercultural understanding and encourage a sense of complicity, all crucial components in the work of peace education and conflict resolution.

 

 

Author: Paul Darvasi

York University

 

 

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Cleveland Clinic’s approach to burnout focuses on relationships

Cleveland Clinic’s approach to burnout focuses on relationships | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
The “Listening with empathy” module, part of the AMA’s STEPS Forward™ collection of practice improvement strategies, offers more on effective patient-physician communication.

 

There are seven new modules available in STEPS Forward collection, bringing the total number of practice improvement strategies to 42. Several of the modules were developed thanks to a grant from, and collaboration with, the Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative.

 

https://www.stepsforward.org/Static/images/modules/41/downloadable/listening_with_empathy.pdf

 

 

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5 Tips for Empathetic Listening

5 Tips for Empathetic Listening | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathetic Listening is a technique which can help you manage and avoid disruptive and assaultive behaviors. The foundation of the technique can be summarized in 5 simple steps.

  1. Provide the speaker with your undivided attention.This is one time “multi-tasking” or “rapid refocus” will get you in trouble.
  2. Be non-judgemental. Don’t minimize or trivialize the speakers issue.
  3. Read the speaker. Observe the emotions behind the words. Is the speaker angry, afraid, frustrated or resentful. Respond to the emotion as well as the words.
  4. Be Quiet. Don’t feel you must have an immediate reply. Often if you allow for some quiet after the speaker has vented, they themselves will break the silence and offer a solution.
  5. Assure your understanding. Ask clarifying questions and restate what you perceive the speaker to be saying.
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We Can Help Each Other Cope: One Simple Way to Be With Each Other Through Pain Right Now

We Can Help Each Other Cope: One Simple Way to Be With Each Other Through Pain Right Now | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

So if you are overwhelmed right now, and are at a loss for what to do to be with this horrific pain in the company of another human being, you can try this simple practice:

 

Step 1: Make an agreement to spend sacred time with a friend or partner (even if you don’t know them that well – this could be an opportunity to connect).

 Step 2: Arrange the physical space in a way that feels supportive and honors who you are and perhaps honors your ancestors as well. This might include creating an altar or attending to one that you already have. You might light candles, paint a picture, light incense, put down fabric or lay out special stones. Make a ritual of laying out material items that feel sacred or simply speak to you right now. Do this with minimal talking with the person/people you chose to do this with

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Empathy in Design | Tech Talk: Empathy & The Unrealized Dream: The Future of Creative Leadership

Empathy in Design | Tech Talk: Empathy & The Unrealized Dream: The Future of Creative Leadership | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Eventbrite - Tech in Motion Events presents Empathy in Design 

We constantly hear about empathy and how important it is for creative managers and thought leaders.

  • But what is empathy, exactly?
  • How do we cultivate it?
  • Why is it so important to our future as tech and creative managers?

 

Join with Greg as he defines, demystifies, and deconstructs empathy on a guided, whimsical tour of this misunderstood mindset. Greg will set aside design clichés and buzzwords in an attempt to explain why empathy is the most critical skill to the future of creative leadership and how you can use it to help grow your company. This is not design thinking. This is how to design thinking.

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Feel & Deal Activity Deck contains over 35 engaging activities to build emotional awareness, expression,

Feel & Deal Activity Deck contains over 35 engaging activities to build emotional awareness, expression, | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

The Feel & Deal Activity Deck contains over 35 engaging activities to build emotional awareness, expression, and control. Students develop these skills through activities in music, theater, science, art, language arts and problem-solving! The Feel & Deal Activity Deck is a perfect tool to foster understanding and respect in your classroom.

 

Use during classroom meetings, advisory, circle time, or counseling groups. Activities are aligned with the Language Arts Common Core Standards, grades 1-6.

The deck includes:

  • 16 boy & 16 girl feeling cards that appeal to students of different ethnicities and abilities
  • 18 teacher cards with clear and concise activity explanations
  • Feeling words in English and Spanish
  • Feeling face illustrations that accurately show how emotions are expressed on the human face
  • Illustrations that h
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(Empathic Parenting) This is your brain on empathy 

(Empathic Parenting) This is your brain on empathy  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR BRAIN FOR EMPATHY


These studies show that empathy can be thought of as skill we can practice and improve. Here are six daily (or weekly) ideas Krznic suggest for cultivating empathy....

Switch on your empathic brain. Recognise that empathy is at the core of human nature. Empathy isn’t just something you are born with. Most people can expand their capacity for empathy — both cognitive and emotional empathy — by practising mindful attention towards other people’s feelings and experiences.


Make the imaginative leap. Make a conscious effort to step into another person’s shoes. Acknowledge their humanity, their individuality and perspectives. Try this for both your friends and your ‘enemies’.


Seek experiential adventures. Explore lives and cultures that contrast with your own. “Next time you are planning a holiday, don’t ask yourself, ‘Where can I go next?’ but instead ‘Whose shoes can I stand in next?’” suggests Krznaric.


Practice the craft of conversation. ...
Travel in your armchair.  ...
Get curious about strangers..

 

 

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Empathy: The Oxygen of Civilization | Psych Central Professional

Empathy: The Oxygen of Civilization | Psych Central Professional | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

With repetition, empathy continues to grow so one can observe a three-year-old gently rocking her baby doll to sleep. By four years, children are capable of seeing a situation from another’s perspective, while the more verbal five- and six–year-olds have developed the capacity to read actions, gestures and facial expressions.

 

Brain development is first nurtured by the parent/child bond from birth in a safe, secure and stable environment with attuned, empathic parents. The brain circuitry will be laid down through repetition during the early years of childhood. Empathy flows from this attachment.

 

“The steady drip of daily life establishes pathways for lifelong learning, behaviour and health that are inextricably linked to the development of the whole child.”1

 

By Libby Simon, MSW

References
  1. Konrath, Sara H. (2011) http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-me-care
  2. Twenge, Jean M. with W.Keith Campbell, (2009) Simon and Schuster, Inc. New York.
  3. http://www.today.com/id/30312181/ns/today-today_books/t/me-me-me-americas-narcissism-epidemic/#.VJGqRfuB-C.
  4. http://www.6seconds.org/2014/03/10/state-heart-report/
  5. http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45838.html#2.
  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_of_Amanda_Todd.
  7. Baron-Cohen, Simon (2012) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXcU8x_xK18
  8. Baron-Cohen, Simon (2012) The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty, Basic Books, NY, New York:
  9. Siegel, Daniel J. (2010). New York: Bantam Books: (42)
  10. Rizollatti, Giacomo in http://www.6seconds.org/2012/01/16/mirror-neurons/.
  11. http://www.normandoidge.com/?page_id=1042
  12. Siegel, Daniel J. (2010). Mindsight. New York: Bantam Books: (84)
  13. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/ages-stages-empathy
  14. http://www.ontario.ca/en/initiatives/early_learning/ONT06_018865. Pascal, C., (2009) With Our Best Future in Mind (9)

 

 

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(Teaching Empathy) How To Teach Kids Empathy

(Teaching Empathy) How To Teach Kids Empathy | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

 Although this skill can be tough when kids are very young, it is never too early to focus on empathy in the home and outside of it. Here are six ways to teach empathy to your children, whether they are toddlers, preschool aged, or school aged.

 

1. Teach them about emotions...

2. Read and watch TV together...

3. After conflicts, discuss what everyone was feeling...

4. Let them see you resolve conflicts in your own life...

5. Speak for those who can’t speak for themselves...

6. Model respect for those who seem different...

 

Samantha Rodman 

 

 

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(Teaching Empathy) The Importance of Teaching Children Empathy

(Teaching Empathy) The Importance of Teaching Children Empathy | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It seems so simple, yet it is an essential (and often overlooked) skill children need to learn in order to develop into healthy adults.

 

As parents, it’s not always in the forefront of our minds, and some may find it a bit odd to think they need to actually teach their child empathy. Doesn’t it just come naturally? 

 

1. Make your parental expectations clear. ...
2. Identify Feelings...
3. Be a Role Model...

 

Chantal D. Hayes,

References:
Dewar, Gwen, Ph.D. (2009-2014). Teaching empathy: Evidence-based tips for fostering empathy in children. http://www.parentingscience.com/teaching-empathy-tips.html#sthash.HsaVK1hh.dpuf
 
Joyce, Amy. (July 18, 2014) Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2014/07/18/are-you-raising-nice-kids-a-harvard-psychologist-gives-5-ways-to-raise-them-to-be-kind/
 
Lahey, Jessica. (September 4, 2014.) Teaching Children Empathy. http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/teaching-children-empathy/?_r=0
 
VanClay, Mary. (2008). The caring child: How to teach empathy. http://www.babycenter.com/0_the-caring-child-how-to-teach-empathy_67146.bc
 
Weissbourd, Richard, and Jones, Stephanie. How Parents Can Cultivate Empathy in Children. Harvard Graduate School of Education. http://sites.gse.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/making-caring-common/files/empathy.pdf

 

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