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Poverty simulation engenders empathy

Poverty simulation engenders empathy | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

During a simulation, participants have an opportunity to experience daily life as lived by a low-income family or individual trying to find ways to provide food, maintain shelter, seek employment and balance the requirements of various service providers. Participants can view the same experience from the perspective of the service provider....

 

The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for community leaders, social services staff, students, teachers, faith-based workers, businesses and volunteers to gain a better understanding and awareness of the various ways poverty affects families, individuals and those who provide services. In working together to garner better understanding, the hope is that greater empathy and compassion will follow.

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Newspaper Front Page: All Sections

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Empathy Cafe Magazine Front Page


Visit the individual magazines specifically for empathy and;

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(Teaching Empathy) Elements of Empathy: Six Minute Exercise

Explanation of the four Elements of Empathy and a two-person exercise to practice using these elements. Ike and John demonstrate the elements and exercise.

The Elements of Empathy are:
1. Presence
2. Silent Empathy
3. Understanding
4. Need Language


Based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC), the Mediate Your Life processes will help you create what you would like to experience in the world!
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A Healthy Empathy® retreat in November!

Join us for a weekend Healthy Empathy® retreat at the new 1440 Multiversity in the redwoods just north of Santa Cruz! This educational self-care retreat for health and healing professionals and caregivers begins on Friday, November 24th and ends on Sunday, November 26th, 2017. Learn more or register at 1440
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(Empathic Healthcare) (Teaching Empathy) Patients Are People First — Teaching Empathy To Jefferson University Students: 

(Empathic Healthcare) (Teaching Empathy) Patients Are People First — Teaching Empathy To Jefferson University Students:  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Jefferson University brings students and patients with dementia together for a lesson that’s often missing from healthcare: Empathy.

 

There are more than just feel-good reasons for teaching empathy to medical students. Doctors experience professional burnout at a higher rate than other American workers, partly because over time, they start to feel disconnected from what they’re doing, to lose the meaning of their work, the reason they started practicing medicine to begin with. Voeller says connecting more meaningfully with their patients, and with each other, has shown to reduce this effect.

 

And studies have shown that the patients of doctors who have high levels of empathy fare significantly better, including those with diabetes and the common cold. “When there’s an empathetic relationship between doctors and patients, there’s more trust,” says Mohammadreza Hojat, a Jefferson professor who has long studied empathy.

 

JUL. 26, 2017

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(Teaching Empathy) Leading with Empathy in the 21st Century | Brown University

(Teaching Empathy) Leading with Empathy in the 21st Century | Brown University | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

CEPY0946: “Leading with Empathy in the 21st Century” Course Syllabus July 10 – July 21, 2017

 

There is a recent groundswell of interest in empathy; CEOs, best-selling authors, and international leaders have identified empathy as one of the most important leadership skills of the 21st century. Generally understood as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another,” empathy will play an increasingly important role in our interdependent and hyper-connected world.

 

Whether your challenge is to build a collaborative team, become a skilled professional, or advocate effectively for social justice, empathy is a vital leadership capacity.

 

A. Knowledge:

  • − “Empathy” as a multifaceted concept.
  • − The underlying cognitive processes and neural structures related to cognitive empathy
    and affective empathy.
  • − Instruments for measuring empathy-related constructs.
    − The influence of individual difference, motivation, and situational contexts on empathy.
  • − The relationships between empathy, compassion, prosociality, and morality.


B. Awareness:

  • − Appreciation of empathy as a skill spells success for the individual “I” and the  collective “we” in our interdependent society.
  • − Recognition of common cognitive errors and biases in interpersonal interaction and a conscious effort to correct such mental habits.
  • − Conscious effort to cultivate and utilize empathy in personal, academic, and
    professional life.

 

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(Teaching Empathy) How to Be More Empathetic: 5 practical tips to be more empathetic in any situation • Six Seconds

(Teaching Empathy) How to Be More Empathetic: 5 practical tips to be more empathetic in any situation • Six Seconds | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy is the ability to imaginatively step into someone else’s shoes and understand their feelings and perspective – and if you haven’t noticed, we could use as much as we can get these days. From political polarization to racial tension to wars throughout the world, we seem to be at rock bottom in terms of this crucial skill.


So what can we do about it?

 

 It starts with each of us honing our ability to be more empathetic – with friends, coworkers, and even strangers – and here are some tips to do exactly that.

  • #1 Make curiosity a habit
  • #2 Widen your circle
  • #3 Get lost in a good book
  • #4 Learn another language
  • #5 Ask someone how they are doing

 

 

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(Teaching Empathy) 3 Tips for Raising Your Kids to Be Empathetic Entrepreneurs

(Teaching Empathy) 3 Tips for Raising Your Kids to Be Empathetic Entrepreneurs | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Teaching children empathy now lays the foundation for a rewarding future, including in the business world.

1. Make empathy a family habit.

You are your kids’ first teacher: Be mindful of the lessons you impart. When they fight with their siblings or friends, teach them to look at the argument from the other person's perspective. What might their brothers or sisters be feeling when they call them names or won’t share?

Do the same when you have conflicts with your spouse or relatives. If there’s a rift within the extended family, explain it to the kids while acknowledging the other side’s perspective.

In the business world, Costco modeled corporate empathy in an extraordinary way, following the 2008 economic collapse. Most companies were frantically searching for ways to cut costs, but Costco gave its employees a raise.

Jim Marggraff 

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(Teaching Empathy) The Practice of Empathy

(Teaching Empathy) The Practice of Empathy | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Gladney University is proud to host Carol Park, LPC as she provides us with a training on Empathy. She will utilize the work of Brene’ Brown, who has authored The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly and Rising Strong.

 

Berne is a research professor in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston where she primarily focuses on research around shame, vulnerability, courage and empathy.

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(Teaching Empathy) 3 Tips for Raising Your Kids to Be Empathetic Entrepreneurs

(Teaching Empathy) 3 Tips for Raising Your Kids to Be Empathetic Entrepreneurs | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Teaching children empathy now lays the foundation for a rewarding future, including in the business world.

1. Make empathy a family habit.

You are your kids’ first teacher: Be mindful of the lessons you impart. When they fight with their siblings or friends, teach them to look at the argument from the other person's perspective. What might their brothers or sisters be feeling when they call them names or won’t share?

Do the same when you have conflicts with your spouse or relatives. If there’s a rift within the extended family, explain it to the kids while acknowledging the other side’s perspective.

In the business world, Costco modeled corporate empathy in an extraordinary way, following the 2008 economic collapse. Most companies were frantically searching for ways to cut costs, but Costco gave its employees a raise.

Jim Marggraff 

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Transforming Classroom & School Cultures – Prof Dev Workshop: transform your classroom environment to one of openness, empathy and respect,

Transforming Classroom & School Cultures – Prof Dev Workshop: transform your classroom environment to one of openness, empathy and respect, | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Teachers – Learn the skills to shift your classroom environment to be less disruptive and more fun! In this workshop we model and teach basic skills for communicating and building positive relationships.

 

Using these skills, you can transform your classroom environment to one of openness, empathy and respect, making it safer for students to work through their challenges, both academically, as well as socially and emotional

 

As students feel safer in the classroom and become more engaged, there is a reduction in disruptions, absenteeism and suspensions, and an increase in participation, emotional intelligence, personal responsibility, creative and critical thinking, character development, and academic outcomes. The kids are happier and so are you!
 

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(Teaching Empathy) Spartanburg summer camp aims to develop empathy in teens

(Teaching Empathy) Spartanburg summer camp aims to develop empathy in teens | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

A new summer camp in Spartanburg is teaching teens about empathy.

 

It’s the first ever Writing For Empathy camp being held at the Chapman Cultural Center.

 

The week-long camp gives teens in grades 8 through 10 a safe space to express themselves through creative writing.

 

The camp includes teens from across Spartanburg County and the hope is being exposed to diverse experiences and backgrounds will open their eyes to new perspectives.

 

 

 

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(Empathy in Education) 5 Tips for Raising an Empathetic Child — Starting in Preschool

(Empathy in Education) 5 Tips for Raising an Empathetic Child — Starting in Preschool | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

According to Nelson, there are five ways you can help your preschooler learn empathy:

1. Recognize and address your child’s needs.
A child’s needs and wants aren’t always convenient. If adult schedules interfere with nap time, it’s tempting to tell your child, “You can wait a few minutes.” But a “few minutes” can seem like an eternity to a sleepy 4-year-old. Validate your child’s feelings by saying instead, “I know you’re tired, and we’ll get home as soon as we can and then you can go right to sleep.”

2. Focus on feelings.
Read books about feelings, and encourage your child to identify their own emotions, as well as those of others. When you notice a child who is happy or sad, remark on it.

Zoe, the mother of 5-year-old Sofia, said to her daughter recently, “Your brother was very quiet tonight. Do you think he might be sad because Daddy’s out of town?” Another time Zoe said to Sofia, “Your friend Michael was jumping up and down when you got to school! Didn’t he look happy to see you?”

3. Teach verbal and non-verbal cues....
4. Use pretend play...
5. Encourage inclusion...

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(Teaching Empathy) 7 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking | 

(Teaching Empathy) 7 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking |  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Michele Borba

Here are seven ways to weave perspective-building into your daily lessons from UnSelfie. Parents: you can adapt these ideas to use at home.

Assign “feeling and thought” reading logs.
A Washington middle school teacher assigned her students to read The Diary of a Young Girl but varied the usual lesson by creating reading logs. As they read, students were to note in their log page numbers, a one-line description of what was happening, and how they would think or feel if they were Anne. The simple strategy helped students step into a tragic time of history and grasp-at least a little deeper-the impact of the Holocaust.

  • Try shoes, hats, and scarves...
  • Hold a paper-shoe test....
  • Offer real shoes!....
  • Use emotionally-charged books....
  • Switch the pronoun....
  • Hold a 24-hour hunger strike....

 

 

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 (Teaching Empathy) Empathetic Listening

This video explains how empathetic listening can be used to make people think more rationally.

This video is produced by PMSL and it is copyright, not to be used for commercial use.
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(Teaching Empathy) Alan Alda Hits The Empathy Gym

(Teaching Empathy) Alan Alda Hits The Empathy Gym | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy is key to communicating science. Coach Alan Alda is here to help you hit your reps.

 

He spends a lot of time these days with scientists at the Center for Communicating Science, thinking about how they can make their research more relatable to the public. One of the sources he draws from is his theater background. Turns out, the recipes for success on the stage and success in science communication share one key ingredient: empathy.

 

“This is a strange thing, and I don’t understand it,” he said recently on Science Friday. “We have the capacity for empathy. It feels good when we exercise it. Things go so much better … yet it wears off after awhile, and I need a booster shot.”

 

So pack your bag, gym rats. Let’s pump some empathic iron.

Coach Alda’s Training Tips

  •  1:  Warm up properly. Don’t head straight for the heavy lifting....
  • 2:  Play ping pong, not archery...
  • 3:  Find a workout buddy....
  • 4:  Take a break for some chatting and socializing—and storytelling....
  • 5:  Practice. And don’t cheat on your reps...

 

 

by Johanna Mayer

 August 10, 2017
sciencefriday.com

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Can Teaching Kids Compassion Change Culture?

Can Teaching Kids Compassion Change Culture? | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Hofreuter said compassion training is basically physical and social-emotional intelligence training. The concepts are not new, but they are developing. She said students learn to self-regulate and identify emotions so that, instead of being ruled by them, emotions can be used as guides.

“You say to a child, calm down,” Hofreuter said, “but when do you teach a child what that means?”

Hofreuter’s compassion initiative also includes a variety of methods to learn conflict resolution.
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(Teaching Empathy) (Empathic Design) Teaching Empathy Through Design Thinking

(Teaching Empathy) (Empathic Design) Teaching Empathy Through Design Thinking | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

1. Empathize

Empathy is the first step in design thinking because it is a skill that allows us to understand and share the same feelings that others feel. Through empathy, we are able to put ourselves in other people's shoes and connect with how they might be feeling about their problem, circumstance, or situation.

 

Some questions to consider:

  • What is the person feeling?
  • What actions or words indicate this feeling?
  • Can you identify their feelings through words?
  • What words would you use to describe their feelings?

 

5. Test

During testing, empathy plays a key role in shaping of the user's experience. Focus on showing and not telling. This helps the users to create their own experiences, and also helps us to identify how to improve their experiences next time. The opportunity for empathizing is important at this stage, because one is able to see the user's experience and hear his or her thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Testing also helps to shape our point of view in relation to the user's point of view.

 

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(Teaching Empathy) 3 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking Skills 

(Teaching Empathy) 3 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking Skills  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Dr. Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie, offers 3 ways teachers and parents can help children accept differences and learn perspective taking skills.

Raising Kids to Think We, Not Me!

REALITY CHECK: The gateway to learning to empathize, accepting differences and understanding another’s perspective is an emotion vocabulary. That’s why the first of the 9 Crucial Empathy Building Habits in UnSelfie is Emotional Literacy. But when children can identify, name and understand different emotions, it’s time to help children practice understanding other’s feelings and thoughts. It’s a critical step towards  accepting differences and learning perspective taking. 

 

Young children are by nature egocentric and must first see the world from their own point of view. Teens can also revert back to that “Me First” mentality. Thinking and feeling as though the world revolves around you makes it difficult to see someone else’s point of view.

 

That’s why Daniel Goleman reminds us: “Self-absorption kills empathy.” But empathy can be cultivated; children can learn perspective taking skills.

 

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(Teaching Empathy) Children learn empathy growing up, but can we train adults to have more of it?

(Teaching Empathy) Children learn empathy growing up, but can we train adults to have more of it? | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy is an interpersonal skill that can be viewed as part of emotional intelligence. Psychotherapist Carl Rogers wrote that empathy could enhance relationships and recommended it for ordinary people and therapists.

Studies support its value. Health professionals who show high levels of empathy tend to get better adherence to treatment from their patients and better patient outcomes. And beyond health care, empathy is associated with better personal relationships and more successful social behaviour.

 

John Malouff

Associate Professor, School of Behavioural,
Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of New England

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We could all do with developing Empathy as part of our emotional intelligence, adults as well as children.
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(Teaching Empathy) Medical Education Research on Empathy and Improvisation

(Teaching Empathy) Medical Education Research on Empathy and Improvisation | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Research by Amy Zelenski, PhD focuses on teaching physicians how to engage in empathic behaviors with their patients, learners, and interprofessional colleagues, and how increased skill in empathic behavior can increase the quality of patient care and decrease healthcare provider burnout and personal distress.

Improvisational Theater for Scientists (Improv4Scientists)

Improvisers are experts in storytelling, spontaneity, and using observation skills to adjust to their audiences and team members accordingly. Among other skills, this 6-week course will teach participants how to:
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Alan Alda's 'If I Understood You' teaches people how to communicate better

Alan Alda's 'If I Understood You' teaches people how to communicate better | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Forget a spoonful of sugar in helping the medicine go down. Empathy is the key to connection and success, studies of patient reactions to doctors' communication skills found.

“Expressing empathy and concern, providing information on the illness and its treatment, and encouraging patient participation in decision-making” made a real difference. “In studies with diabetics, for instance, when the patients rate their doctor as empathetic, their cholesterol and blood sugar numbers improve,” he writes, and flu patients get better sooner and even the common cold is shorter and less bothersome.

Mr. Alda explores how improvisational exercises that might seem fanciful, foolish or for theater nerds only — such as having one person shape an imaginary object in her hands and pass it to the next person — can produce remarkable results in allowing strangers or colleagues to be in sync or better relate to an audience.

 

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Network of Spiritual Progressives - Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance - Strategies in the Age of Trump

Network of Spiritual Progressives - Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance - Strategies in the Age of Trump | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy – Love the Stranger as Thyself
In session 4 participants learn empathic communication skills, both how to listen and speak compassionately. They are taken on a journey that begins with self-compassion and self-empathy, learning how to gauge their own reactivity, judgments, biases, and pain by first recognizing where they hold their responses in their bodies.

 

They are then taught how to self soothe in the moment and understand their own feelings and needs so they are better equipped to respond from a deeply self-connected and empathic place rather than from a place of reactivity. Next they are taught how to listen empathically to others. What is the meaning articulated behind the statements, policies, positions, and approaches of others? How do we hear their deep pains and sorrows, understand their needs, and demonstrate that understanding as a path to connection?

 

When we are able to empathically connect with others, we can begin to see our shared humanity, our common needs, our collective pain, and our deep yearnings. From that place, we can begin to explore solutions and strategies that can help us build the world we all seek. Our differences begin to breakdown and we find we are actually more alike than we thought. We see that we all yearn for loving connections, lives of meaning and purpose, and mutual recognition and sense of belonging.

In this session, like all sessions, we break into small groups so participants have an opportunity to practice the skills we share. We also do role-plays with the whole group giving people the opportunity to raise challenges, receive coaching, and learn in community.
 

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Fighting India’s Ever More Deadly Culture Of Bullying

Fighting India’s Ever More Deadly Culture Of Bullying | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
3. The power of empathy

One of the best ways to stop the menace of bullying is to awaken empathy in the classroom. The way I try to do that is to initiate a dialogue in the classroom and create a space where those who have been bullied, ostracised and excluded get a chance to speak about their pain. It is then that empathy finally has a chance to emerge.

 

It is then that those who have been bullying realise what they have done and feel ashamed of themselves. I then ask them to please get up and apologise to those they have bullied and maybe even give them a hug. What follows is usually very touching—the bullies slowly get up from their chairs, walk across to those they have bullied and apologise to them. Tears usually flow at this point and the class comes together emotionally. It is a powerful and moving moment!

4. Quietness and active listening are prerequisites for empathy

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(Teaching Empathy) Can you teach people to have empathy? - BBC News

(Teaching Empathy) Can you teach people to have empathy? - BBC News | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy is a quality that is integral to most people's lives - and yet the modern world makes it easy to lose sight of the feelings of others. But almost everyone can learn to develop this crucial personality trait, says Roman Krznaric.

 

Make a habit of "radical listening"

"What is essential,' wrote Marshall Rosenberg, psychologist and founder of Non-Violent Communication, "is our ability to be present to what's really going on within - to the unique feelings and needs a person is experiencing at that very moment."

 

Listening out for people's feelings and needs - whether it is a friend who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer or a spouse who is upset at you for working late yet again - gives them a sense of being understood.

 

29 June 2015
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Science Says You Should Add More Fiction Books to Your Summer Reading List: Build your empathy muscle

Science Says You Should Add More Fiction Books to Your Summer Reading List: Build your empathy muscle | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

1. Build your empathy muscle
A number of research studies have shown that when we read about depictions of smell, touch, and movement, we use the same parts of our brain as when we experience these sensory stimulations ourselves. Taking the research further, a York University psychologist found significant overlap in brain regions activated to understand stories and those used to interact with other individuals.

Put another way, when we read and imagine stories, we are exercising and improving our ability to interact with and understand people. By reading fiction, you improve your ability to empathize with colleagues, clients, and anyone else you might engage with throughout the workday so that you might have more effective conversations and design more valuable offerings.

 

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Workshop: Empathy Bootcamp 

Workshop: Empathy Bootcamp  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy Basics: Tools for building relationships when it really counts. The reality is that human bonds aren't forged when we are on top of the world; but when we are at our lowest.

 

This workshop is for you if you're looking for ways to have more meaningful connections with your friends, colleagues, and family by being supportive, or by asking for help without feeling like a burden. If you are a human, or a human + an HR professional or manager who wants simple tools for building a culture of trust in your workplace, your medical setting, or in client relationships, then attend this workshop.

 

It uses a ton of humor, real talk, and practical tips that will fundamentally improve your capacity to be a better person in just a few hours. AND you will do this in the most beautiful setting known to humankind.

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