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The ACT Practitioner's Guide to the Science of Compassion | NewHarbinger.com

The ACT Practitioner's Guide to the Science of Compassion | NewHarbinger.com | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is proven effective in the treatment of an array of disorders, including addiction, depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, and more.


Evidence shows that mindfulness and acceptance exercises help clients connect with the moment, uncover their true values, and commit to positive change. But did you know that compassion focused exercises can also greatly increase clients' psychological flexibility?


More and more, therapists are finding that the act of compassion-both towards oneself and towards others-can lead to greater emotional and physical well-being, increased distress tolerance, and a broader range of effective responses to stressful situations. 


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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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Aurorasa Coaching launches Project Empathy Social Skills Training, the first holistic digital empathy training with Dr. Mark Goulston. – Trinity Digest

Aurorasa Coaching launches Project Empathy Social Skills Training, the first holistic digital empathy training with Dr. Mark Goulston. – Trinity Digest | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Aurorasa Coaching is launching Project Empathy Social Skills Training, an empathy training based on the Humm-Wadsworth personality model, a flexible framework for understanding people’s temperaments. The training is targeting the growing demand for emotional intelligence training from leaders, executives, salespeople, and entrepreneurs who want to improve the quality of their relationships and achieve better results.

Project Empathy helps to increase influence in an ethical and sustainable way by offering a flexible personality model that allows people to communicate effectively and cater to every personality type. The empathy training is completed by connective listening training and also teaches how to ask better questions with Dr. Mark Goulston’s MIA method.
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  Radical Empathy: Women and Power —

  Radical Empathy: Women and Power — | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Through creative breakout groups and a talk from the frog team, we will learn a design research technique called “Radical Empathy” and use it explore what power means for women in the context of the workplace. Join us for an evening focused on how women can truly be there for one another while navigating personal and professional life changes.

It’ll be an evening of solidarity and strategic ideation with delicious light refreshments.
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Political Inclusion and Empathy: Emory President Claire E. Sterk  

As part of Emory University's ongoing Conversations with America focus group series, which encourages our community to address some of our country's most difficult issues, President Sterk takes a moment to discuss her own perspective on such topics as inclusion and diversity, immigration, the future of work, the value of higher education, the impact of emerging technology on higher education, the reasons Emory embraces difficult conversations, and the importance of political inclusion and empathy.
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Bringing Men Out of Isolation with Empathy and Accountability

Bringing Men Out of Isolation with Empathy and Accountability | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
There’s a stereotype in politics that the left is all about “bleeding hearts” and the right is only about “personal responsibility”. I’m not here to challenge political stereotypes, but I know that for growth—personal and communal growth—we need both. We need to empathize while also holding ourselves and others accountable. One or the other does nobody any good.

So, yes, men need to come together into groups. They need to come out of isolation and give up the myth of full independence, but they need to do so outside of the space that reinforces patriarchy and inside the space that moves us forward.
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Filthy Rich and Homeless: can empathy alone really change how we view disadvantage?   The Guardian

Filthy Rich and Homeless: can empathy alone really change how we view disadvantage?   The Guardian | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
admit there was a cynical part of me that approached the show with trepidation, thinking, “This is all just poverty porn.”

But without empathy there can be no compassion, and without compassion our hearts are not running at their full capacity, and there is no will to push for social change.

An empathic response to homelessness might be to ask: What if it were me? I’ve never imagined myself homeless until watching this show. How it might happen? I wondered. How would I cope?

This three part documentary – as with SBS’s similarly structured asylum seeker series, Go Back to Where You Came From – is an experiment in empathy, where “people like us” experience the conditions of “people like them”. By the end, hopefully, we realise there’s not too much difference between us and them, ideally translating this insight into changes in our day-to-day lives.
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Elon Musk, Tania Singer, Avital Ronell: Bosses proving "the power paradox"  

Elon Musk, Tania Singer, Avital Ronell: Bosses proving "the power paradox"   | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Tania Singer is the world’s foremost empathy researcher, an expert in the science of kindness. She’s also accused of bullying colleagues at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany.

Singer’s brain-imaging work has shown that empathy emerges from a vast cognitive network connecting vision, language, perception, analysis, and interpretation. But mapping brains and controlling one’s own mind are not the same thing. In the lab, Singer was allegedly harsh, intimidating, and controlling, as well as discriminatory against pregnant women, according to an Aug. 8 report by Kai Kupferschmidt in Science.

 

By Ephrat Livni
August 16, 2018

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The effects of empathy skills training on nursing students’ empathy and attitudes toward elderly people | BMC Medical Education | 

The effects of empathy skills training on nursing students’ empathy and attitudes toward elderly people | BMC Medical Education |  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Nursing students’ empathy and positive attitudes toward elderly people could help provide improved elderly care in their future practice. This study aimed to investigate the effects of empathy skills training on nursing students’ empathy and attitudes toward elderly people. This quasi-experimental study was conducted in Yasuj, Iran in 2014.

 

The sample consisted of 63 students at Hazrat Zeinab Nursing and Midwifery School who were randomly divided into a control (n = 31) and an intervention group (n = 32). The intervention group attended an eight-hour workshop on empathy skills that was presented through lectures, demonstration, group discussions, scenarios, and questioning. The data were collected using the Persian versions of Kogan’s Attitudes towards Old People Scale and Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy-Health Professionals Version. he intervention. Empathy skills training improved the nursing students’ empathy and attitudes towards elderly people. Therefore, empathy training is recommended to be incorporated into the undergraduate nursing curriculum.

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Ann Patchett on Novelists and the Sources of Empathy in Story

Ann Patchett on Novelists and the Sources of Empathy in Story | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Ann Patchett is a best selling author with an uncanny ability to write amazing characters, who capture our imagination and hold us in their emotional grip. Alan Alda talks with Ann about her approach to writing and how empathy influences both her stories and her personal life.

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Are We Governed by Secondary Psychopaths

Are We Governed by Secondary Psychopaths | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Our focus should be on the powerful people who’ve allowed their biologically inherited empathy trait to atrophy, to be self-anesthetized in order to pursue their ambitions within the rules of the game.  This “bracketing” is required by the capitalist system’s priority on accumulation, the milieu within which its “logic” dictates being highly selective about whom compassion is to be directed. Jon Ronson, an expert on psychopaths, is convinced that “the way capitalism is structured really is a physical manifestation of the brain anomaly known as psychopathy.”

 

In his research, Ronson found that many traits found on the psychopath checklist are in fact positives for non-murderous psychopaths. Why? Because these traits render distinct advantages in achieving success in the highest ranks of politics, business and the military.

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I was a white supremacist. One year after Charlottesville, I'm helping others break the cycle of hate. by Christian Picciolini 

I was a white supremacist. One year after Charlottesville, I'm helping others break the cycle of hate. by Christian Picciolini  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Contrary to how radical extremists win our hearts and minds through the manipulation of our fears, the goal of my film “Breaking Hate” is to win back those same fearful hearts and minds through radical empathy.

 

However you might interpret my use of empathy to counter hate, it’s not an endorsement of anyone’s beliefs or absolution for their deeds. But it’s only fair to tell you, empathy and compassion are the only things I’ve ever seen truly break the cycle of hate.

 

Christian Picciolini 

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Mr. Rogers Was a Brilliant Example of Radiant Empathy | Kathy Marshack

Mr. Rogers Was a Brilliant Example of Radiant Empathy | Kathy Marshack | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Radiant Empathy helps us let go of the negative and shift to the positive more quickly. I’m busily developing a new resource for you to learn more about Radiant Empathy. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter, then you’ll be one of the first to have access to it.

In the meantime, if you’d like to enlarge your empathic skills, read my new book, “WHEN EMPATHY FAILS,” which is a practical guidebook for enhancing self-awareness and making decisions that protect yourself, while contributing to the betterment of your neighborhood. This is what EmD-5 or Radiant Empathy is all about.
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The Problem with 'Facts Not Feelings'

The Problem with 'Facts Not Feelings' | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
If we are to talk to one another’s elephants in an effort to convince, we have to retain a capacity for empathy. If we discard empathy or treat it with boastful contempt, we sacrifice our ability to persuade, and reduce polemical prowess to an exercise in vanity.

 

Eric Weinstein warned against this on Joe Rogan’s podcast saying (in reference to the Intellectual Dark Web) “I believe that fundamentally we are in danger of breaking empathy with people who do not express themselves in our idiom.” Indeed.

 

The ‘facts don’t care about your feelings’ mantra is fair enough as a statement of the obvious. But as a moral statement, it is itself an expression of this very rupture of empathy.

 

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World's Top Empathy Researcher Accused of Widespread Abuse

World's Top Empathy Researcher Accused of Widespread Abuse | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Tania Singer is internationally renowned for her research into human empathy, but her colleagues say her actions speak louder than words.


The preeminent voice in empathy research is Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Director and neuroscientist Tania Singer. Foremost among her research is a project which seeks to prove that meditation can produce kinder, more caring human beings. Unfortunately, it allegedly does not seem to have done very much for Singer herself.

“Whenever anyone had a meeting with her there was at least an even chance they would come out in tears,” one colleague said, in a series of anonymous interviews intended to protect the identities of the alleged victims of Singer’s abuse.

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How Empathy Can Help Your Company Get Ahead

How Empathy Can Help Your Company Get Ahead | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Michael Ventura is quick to dismiss the notion that empathy is some touchy-feely emotion that makes leaders seem soft. In business, he argues, empathy is what can help a company vanquish the competition, gain loyal customers, retain innovative employees and elevate itself from good to great.

 

Ventura, founder and CEO of strategy and design studio Sub Rosa, has put the lessons he’s learned from working with major brands into a book titled, Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership. He recently joined the Knowledge@Wharton show on SiriusXM to discuss why this particular emotion is becoming paramount in the business world.

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Trauma Informed Education » Teaching Empathy with Mary Gordon

Trauma Informed Education » Teaching Empathy with Mary Gordon | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Mary Gordon is founder of the Roots of Empathy program in Toronto, Canada. In 2000, she established this international program Roots of Empathy, which now offers programs in elementary schools in around the world. Roots of Empathy is recognized as one of the top evidence-based social and emotional learning programs. To get access to the links and resources mentioned in the interview, please visit www.tipbs.com.
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How Embodying Empathy Will Improve Your Leadership Skills  

How Embodying Empathy Will Improve Your Leadership Skills   | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Michael Ventura, entrepreneur and CEO of award-winning strategy and design practice Sub Rosa, shares three things he hopes readers take away from reading his book, Applied Empathy. For more on author Michael Ventura visit http://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Michael-Ventura/2142280932

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(Empathic Design) Empathy Mapping Projects for your Clients 

(Empathic Design) Empathy Mapping Projects for your Clients  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
What is an Empathy Map?
Empathetic thinking might not be something you’d jump to address when outlining a basic plan of action for a client.  However, it is slowly creeping into business concept planning and product strategy in the form of an empathy map.

To put it simply, an empathy map is a tool that, if used correctly, allows you to understand your target audience.  Through filling in an empathy map you can understand and cater to the clients wants, needs, goals and feelings.

Below you can see an Example of a Map and How the Attributes of the Client are Thought About:
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Teaching kids the importance of empathy can help shut down bullying | king5.com

Teaching kids the importance of empathy can help shut down bullying | king5.com | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
You have the school supplies purchased and loaded up in your child's backpack, ready to start the year on the right foot - but what about making sure your child is equipped with empathy?

Establishing strong, successful relationships and friendships are vital to your child's development and growth. "Practicing empathy is really just watering the seeds for kindness, tolerance, respect, and compassion," says Dr. Tiffany Spanier of Allegro Pediatrics. Sending your child back to school with a better understanding of these social elements can help them know what to do in bullying situations and establish a better communication connection between you and your child.
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Can You Be Trained to Be More Compassionate? | Greater Good Magazine

Can You Be Trained to Be More Compassionate? | Greater Good Magazine | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

The answer so far seems to be yes, but there is a lot we still don't know about compassion training.
BY HOORIA JAZAIERI | AUGUST 14, 2018

Sometimes, compassion can seem like it’s in short supply.

But there are ways to increase the amount of compassion in the world—and inside of ourselves. Researchers consider compassion to be a skill that can be sharpened, similar to a muscle that can be strengthened with exercise (or deteriorate and atrophy if left uncultivated). In fact, preliminary research from a variety of randomized controlled trials suggests that compassion can in fact be enhanced through systematic training programs. 

 

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Deep Empathy

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TIMELINE OF EMPATHY AND AI
Can we increase empathy for victims of
far-away disasters using AI to create images that simulate disasters closer to home?
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Deep Empathy

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Which image makes you feel more empathic towards victims of Syria crisis?


Help our AI to learn empathy: select which images are more likely to inspire empathy and help us train our algorithm to get better.

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What It Takes To End School Violence and Bullying | Dr Michele Borba

What It Takes To End School Violence and Bullying | Dr Michele Borba | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Based on a practical, six-part framework for reducing peer cruelty and increasing positive behavior support, End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy utilizes the strongest pieces of best practices and current research for ways to stop bullying.

 

The book includes guidelines for implementing strategies, collecting data, training staff, mobilizing students and parents, building social-emotional skills, and sustaining progress, and presents the “6Rs” of bullying prevention: Rules, Recognize, Report, Respond, Refuse, and Replace.

 

 This is not a program, but a comprehensive process for reducing bullying from the inside out, involving the entire school community. Use the book on its own or to supplement an existing program. Digital content includes customizable forms and a PDF presentation for use in professional development.

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The Critical Difference Between Sympathy And Empathy

The Critical Difference Between Sympathy And Empathy | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
By exhibiting these traits and being more emotionally intelligent, products and services can be created in better ways that add more value to customers’ lives.

 

Two pillars of emotional intelligence are empathy and sympathy. In discourse and discussion, people often use “empathy” and “sympathy” interchangeably, but they’re not the same.

 

With the social and business benefits of empathetic and sympathetic responses, it’s wise to break down and dissect your reactions to situations and think about incorporating more empathy and sympathy into your behavior.

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Can You Tell If Your Empathy Is Actually Narcissism?

Can You Tell If Your Empathy Is Actually Narcissism? | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Even though the other person may benefit from it, in reality, there is no trace of that "other person" in your formula at all. It's all about "you".

Two Problems with Empathy

Empathy is the first layer of validation that product teams and startups have.

 

It helps them filter out a huge bulk of irrelevant ideas and features before committing resources to building or testing them. It is a guiding force on the ground in lean product environments.

But be it through personas or design thinking, empathy is still a highly subjective process prone to chance.

 

You could very well employ empathy in a way that results in a thinking pattern that is completely different from that of a competitor team, or from another member of your very team, and all of them might differ from that of the customer’s.

 

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The Essence of Compassion

The Essence of Compassion | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Objectives of the Course

  • Use various forms of journaling and mapping to record expressed ideas on compassion.
  • Dispel myths on survival verses compassion.
  • Explore ideas that may challenge our wisdom on compassion and empathy.
  • Determine a personal circle of compassion and then to consider what it means to work for a more compassionate and ethical world.
  • Experience stories, music and art that may present a different perspective on compassion than one’s own feelings and thoughts about compassion.
  • Consider the language of compassion and its important use in one’s own life.
  • Analyze how compassion is the structural base for a sustainable and harmonious world.
  • Review how compassion is a skill and reflect on how it can be practiced within one’s own life.

 

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