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These one-to-one empathy sessions support; well-being, healing, practicing to be a better listener and supporting you in creating empathic environments in your relationships, family, school, work, communities and beyond.

 

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Empathy Symposium 2018

Empathy Symposium 2018
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An overview of the Empathy Symposium and launch of the Virtual Empathy Museum funded by Australian Technology Network of Universities grant
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December 6, 2018
PRODUCER
Tracy Levett-Jones
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Chanukah: Day 5 - Empathy  

Besides just being nice, empathy has been shown to correspond with many factors of success and wellbeing. Children as young at 18 months old can demonstrate compassion and empathy, so it is certainly a part of natural human development, but our environment can really determine how much of a role empathy will play in our lives.
 
Empathy helps in obtaining skills like building relationships, gaining perspective, embracing difference, communicating effectively and even deepening analytic skills. It’s also one of the deciding factors between standing by and standing up.

Wishing you a holiday filled with joy and empathy

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5 Reasons empathy is the most important leadership skill

5 Reasons empathy is the most important leadership skill | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

BY HARVEY DEUTSCHENDORF 
According to studies carried out by Development Dimensions International (DDI), empathy is the biggest single leadership skill needed today. 

 

According to Richard S. Wellins, senior vice president of DDI, “Being able to listen and respond with empathy is overwhelmingly the one interaction skill that outshines all other skills.” Other research has backed up DDI findings. Dianne Crampton at Gonzaga University found that “Empathy is a universal team value that promotes high commitment and cooperation in the workplace.

 

Here are five reasons that empathy is becoming the number one leadership skill:

1. YOUR STAFF WILL BE MORE LOYAL

2. YOUR STAFF WILL BE MORE ENGAGED

3. YOUR EMPLOYEES WILL WORK BETTER WITH EACH OTHER

4. YOUR STAFF WILL BE HAPPIER

5. EVERYONE WILL BE MORE CREATIVE

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Psychoanalytic Perspectives: Empathy with William Kelly, MD « Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute: 

Psychoanalytic Perspectives: Empathy with William Kelly, MD « Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute:  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Empathy: In all twenty-three volumes of Freud’s works the term only appears fourteen times. However he regarded it as basic to the process and the practice of psychoanalysis. He referred to empathy as a “mechanism by means of which we are able to take up any attitude at all towards another’s mental life.

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Alan Alda - Dr. Helen Riess on Empathy and the Science of Emotion  

Alan Alda - Dr. Helen Riess on Empathy and the Science of Emotion   | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Relating and communicating in the doctor’s office can sometimes be a matter of life or death.

 

Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda is devoting a special series of three shows to doctor-patient relations and how better understanding can be achieved through empathy and deeper listening.

 

First up is Dr. Helen Riess whose research has shown that not only is empathy important to the doctor-patient relationship, but that, when it’s lacking, empathy can be taught.

 

 

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Design brief - Interaction Design Student Design Charette – 5—8 February 2019 • Seattle, WA, USA

Design brief - Interaction Design Student Design Charette – 5—8 February 2019 • Seattle, WA, USA | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy is critical not only to the design process but also to the framing and approach of how individuals address important social issues. Every decision we make as designers can raise or lower a person’s ability to participate in society.

 

On a larger scale, its impact manifests in the products we create, the breakdown of communication barriers, and an increased awareness of others’ lived experiences. The ability to empathize serves as a catalyst for inclusive design.

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Empathy, Curiosity, Maturity Linked to Living Longer in New Study

Empathy, Curiosity, Maturity Linked to Living Longer in New Study | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
A new study reveals that a person’s personality traits in adolescence may impact their longevity. In fact, the results reveal that individuals who exhibited a high degree of calmness, social sensitivity (empathy), tidiness, sense of curiosity and maturity but low levels of impulsively had a lower risk of death.

Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, the American Institute for Research in Washington, DC, and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana studied the personality traits of thousands of people who were in high school in 1960 and then used those traits to determine if they were predictors of mortality. The study was published in The BMJ journal this month. 
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The Empathy Effect: 7 Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences

The Empathy Effect: 7 Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Our capacity for empathy is not just an innate trait—it is also a skill that we can learn and expand. Dr. Helen Riess will share her research about empathy and discuss how to transform our lives based on her new book The Empathy Effect. Dr. Riess’ empathy trainings are now used internationally in health care, business, and education, where you can learn to enhance empathic behavior in ourselves and others; recognize and reverse dehumanization and scapegoating tactics; practice empathy at work, home, and in everyday settings; discover ways to build empathy in groups and leadership positions; and much more.

The tools provided by this approach will improve every aspect of our lives—from our most intimate relationships to family, work, and community life—and, in turn, promote a more tolerant, and peaceful world.
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Meryl Streep, at home in N.J., says she empathizes with Trump (who called her overrated)

Meryl Streep, at home in N.J., says she empathizes with Trump (who called her overrated) | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Streep had been talking about the importance of empathy when Colbert brought up the idea of someone not having any empathy at all. Then he mentioned Trump outright. 

"I do empathize with him," Streep said. "I can't imagine what his 3 a.m. is like. I can't imagine it."

"His children are in jeopardy," she continued. "I feel that. So we should be afraid. That's what I think." 

 

"'Empathy is the thing that will save us'
An actor's greatest skill, she said, is being able to empathize with most anyone. 

"Empathy is the thing that will save us, if we will be saved," she said, saying social media makes that all the more difficult. 

"I think the greatest invention of the last 2,000 years is forgiveness," she said. 

But Colbert asked Streep if she has to sometimes turn off her empathy. She said she does.

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Why Empathy Matters and How to Encourage More Empathic Living with Roman Krznaric 

Roman Krznaric is a social philosopher and bestselling author of multiple books, including Empathy, How Should We Live?, Carpe Diem and How to Find Fulfilling Work, books that have been published in more than 20 languages.

 

He is also the founder of the world's first Empathy Museum and of the digital Empathy Library. In this conversation, we discuss the intersection of the art of living and social change, the importance of empathy in our lives, as well as the role of the esoteric game of real tennis in our lives.

 

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Why Your Empathy Might Be Killing You

Why Your Empathy Might Be Killing You | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
I'm a huge believer in the power of empathy--the ability to put yourself in another person's shoes, to see and feel from another person's perspective. It's an essential component of emotional intelligence, one that fuels the connection between you and others. 

But while empathy can vastly improve the quality of your relationships, it can also prove dangerous when taken too far. 

For example, it's possible to demonstrate empathy to an extreme degree, even to the point that it harms you and others. In scientific literature, this is commonly referred to as "borderline empathy" or "hyper-empathy," and it is related to borderline personality disorder (BPD).
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Helping boys develop care and empathy toward women

Helping boys develop care and empathy toward women | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
So-called “natural” boy behaviors are mostly adaptations to a culture that expects boys to be stoic, competitive and aggressive in order to be considered “real men.” But psychologists widely acknowledge that boys pay a psychological and relational price for
renouncing parts of their humanity. The clichéd comment stated by both some political leaders and media pundits, “boys will be boys,” is invalid. Boys become the men they are shaped to be.

The challenge becomes greater in early adolescence. We see the roots of the mistreatment of women as boys repress traits considered feminine. It’s not surprising that boys also lose empathy for women. This is taught. It is not hereditary.

 

The repression of empathic responses and nurturing care increase the odds they will fit a male culture that makes the abuse of women acceptable. The men who are guilty of mistreating women are a minority, but that minority is being revealed as far larger than most of us realized. Healthy boys, raised from infancy to express their feelings and feel empathy for women, are far less likely to become part of that minority.

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This Is Why Empathy Matters As A UX Designer

This Is Why Empathy Matters As A UX Designer | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Tips for introducing an empathic mindset in your company

Without a mutual understanding of the benefits that an empathic design approach can bring, it can be difficult to stand up to business-driven product requirements or unvalidated assumptions about the right solutions to implement.

 

One of the easiest ways to help others in your team or company to start thinking more empathically is to invite them to sit in on user research or user testing. Ask them to be your note taker, or simply have them observe. When a non-design team member can actually see and hear first hand a user experiencing and interacting with a product, it gives them an opportunity to develop empathy for that user and create a meaningful connection with them.

 

Claire Rackstraw

CareerFoundry UX Designer

 

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What is Your Empathy Quotient?

What is Your Empathy Quotient? | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

What is Your Empathy Quotient (EQ)?

  • Are you sensitive to others, care about them, and want to help?
  • Do you listen with your heart not just your head?
  • Can you hold space for others to express their emotions?
  • Can you listen without needing to fix someone’s problem immediately?
  • Are you capable of the give and take of intimate relationships?
  • Are you intuitive and sensitive to other’s needs?
  • Do you care about the greater good, and the wellbeing of Earth?
  • If you answered “yes” to six to seven questions you have an extremely high EQ
  • Responding “yes” to four to five questions you have a high EQ
  • Responding “yes” to two to three questions you have a moderate EQ
  • Responding “yes” to zero to one questions you have a lower EQ
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Listening with Empathy | Patient Care | AMA STEPS Forward

Listening with Empathy | Patient Care | AMA STEPS Forward | Empathy Magazine | 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

 
Introduction

Empathy begins with “engaged curiosity about another's particular emotional perspective.”1Empathetic listening builds on the concept of empathy and allows one to be fully present for another person's experiences. When empathetic listening is used in health care, patients and families are often more satisfied and more open to hearing their physician's advice.

 

Listening with empathy can save time and effectively defuse difficult situations. It can forge deeper connections with patients, which leads to greater professional satisfaction and joy in work.

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Empathy expert resigns as head of Max Planck institute after report confirms bullying allegations

Empathy expert resigns as head of Max Planck institute after report confirms bullying allegations | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy expert Tania Singer will resign as director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, after a commission confirmed allegations of bullying made by several members of the institute.

“[S]ignificant failures in leadership had occurred” at the institute, the Max Planck Society said in a statement released yesterday. “In order to avoid a further escalation of the situation and to enable all parties involved to return to focused scientific work, the Max Planck Society and Ms. Singer have agreed that she will step down from her position as Director on her own initiative.” The neuroscientist “will continue her work as a scientific researcher, on a smaller scale, without a management function outside the Leipzig Institute,” the statement noted.

Singer apologized “for the mistakes I made as a young director of a big Max Planck Department” in a letter to her former lab members. “My psychological and physical resources are exhausted and my reputation and my scientific career are severely damaged,” she wrote.
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Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda | Listen via Stitcher Radio On Demand

Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda | Listen via Stitcher Radio On Demand | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Listen to Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda episodes free, on demand. Learn to connect better with others in every area of your life. Immerse yourself in spirited conversations with people who know how hard it is, and yet how good it feels, to really connect with other people – whether it’s one person, an audience or a whole country.

 

You'll know many of the people in these conversations – they are luminaries in our culture. Some you may not know. But what links them all is their powerful ability to relate and communicate. It's something we need now more than ever. The easiest way to listen to podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, smart speaker – and even in your car. For free. Bonus and ad-free content available with Stitcher Premium.

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Microsoft Design: Empathy  

Having empathy is critical to the design process. Understanding how that differs from sympathy is even more powerful. Explore how this develops into participatory, insightful design.

 

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Prototyping Empathy – Microsoft Design

Here’s a common scenario: Your team just spent a crazy week pulling together a prototype for upcoming user research. Schedules are tight, pressures are high. Despite all the effort, it turns out the prototype isn’t really what you needed to have an awesome conversation with a customer.

 

But at this point, only small tweaks to the prototype are feasible — because who has time for more? And frankly, you would feel like a real jerk if you were to ask for more. The team just sunk in a massive amount of time and effort.
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These are a mix of things we’ve been trying, as well ideas that emerged in conversations we’ve had with dozens of researchers (within and outside of Microsoft) about how they ensure empathy is built in — versus bolted on — while prototyping.

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Civic Nation BrandVoice: How You Can Achieve Personal Growth Through The Well Woman Transformation Framework

Civic Nation BrandVoice: How You Can Achieve Personal Growth Through The Well Woman Transformation Framework | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
The most profound learnings entail empathy. When we walk in the shoes of others and try to picture things the way they see them, we can experience the world in a way we didn’t know and let that experience enrich us. Nadella made empathy a centerpiece of his culture revolution not only as a way to better understand the customer, but also as a practice to foster innovation and develop deeper internal and external collaborations.

The beauty of this vision is that it’s made of elements that reinforce each other. Developing a growth mindset—making peace with the ups and downs of life and our own imperfections—creates capacity for empathy. Empathy, in turn, puts one’s own and others’ failure, obstacles and challenges in perspective. It allows us to learn from them thereby constantly expanding our own learning curve. As Nadella notes in his book, Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone: 
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The Hermosa Beach Empathy Project •  Hermosa Beach City School District

The Hermosa Beach Empathy Project •  Hermosa Beach City School District | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Pick up your book, start reading, then join us for fruitful discussions in the Hermosa Valley Library.  The events will be moderated by Margot Parker, an insightful educational leader with more than twenty years in counseling and school administration.

Tuesday, December 4 - Chapters 5-7, Practicing Empathy
TBD in February 2019 - Chapters 8+9, Living Empathy

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How Your Empathy Could Be Hurting You

How Your Empathy Could Be Hurting You | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
I'm a huge believer in the power of empathy--the ability to put yourself in another person's shoes, to see and feel from another person's perspective. It's an essential component of emotional intelligence, one that fuels the connection between you and others. 

But while empathy can vastly improve the quality of your relationships, it can also prove dangerous when taken too far. 

For example, it's possible to demonstrate empathy to an extreme degree, even to the point that it harms you and others. In scientific literature, this is commonly referred to as "borderline empathy" or "hyper-empathy," and it is related to borderline personality disorder (BPD).
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Building a Culture That Runs On Empathy

Building a Culture That Runs On Empathy | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
In the modern workplace, individual traits like talent, vision and persistence can take you far. But they can only take you so far. Think about it: when was the last time you were able to accomplish something truly significant on your own, without any outside help?

In a hyper-connected world, the most successful organizations are increasingly defined by the quality of their connections. That’s where empathy comes in. When we acknowledge and try to understand the viewpoints of others, we’re much better at collaborating, building strong relationships and navigating the situations that inevitably arise at work (including disagreements and misunderstandings). Plus, it goes both ways: wouldn’t you like to know that your colleagues are willing to consider your point of view and put themselves in your shoes now and then?
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