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Order The Soulful Leader by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D., Ph.D.

Order The Soulful Leader by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D., Ph.D. | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
The Soulful Leader provides poignant and practical examples of Dr. Ciaramicoli's ground-breaking AIE (authenticity, integrity and empathy) leadership platform for leaders in all industries to help them successfully optimize the potential of employees.
 
AIE leadership produces an environment where staff members grow to respect each other while producing on the highest possible level.
 
Dr. Ciaramicoli has developed this approach during 35 years of consulting with and counseling leaders in business, education, politics, and on athletic teams. His communication and leadership groups have been ongoing for over 30 years, which has allowed him to study the personal characteristics that lead to excellent leadership skills. His pioneering approach offers new promise to a society struggling with fear and doubt about those in powerful positions. 
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Virtual Reality Used To Foster Empathy For Dying Patients

Virtual Reality Used To Foster Empathy For Dying Patients | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Virtual reality (VR) can be used for all kinds of things, education, entertainment, and now it also seems that it can be used to teach people about empathy. While it’s easy to sympathize with someone who might be dying, empathizing might be harder unless you have been in a similar situation yourself.

However the folks at Embodied Labs think that this is where the use of VR comes in, where they put the user into the shoes of a dying patient who has been told that their lung cancer has gotten to the stage where it is essentially incurable, despite everything that’s been done so far. The doctor also gives you a prognosis of 4-6 months left to live.
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Why is Self Compassion important for a happy and fulfilling life

Why is Self Compassion important for a happy and fulfilling life | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
We all strive to succeed and many a times we might fail.  None of us is perfect.  We are all flawed creatures with real or perceived inadequacies.  We all going through difficult times and suffering at many different times in our lives.

How do we feel about our failures, flaws and difficult times?  What do we tell ourselves in such situations?

It is a very common behavior to beat ourselves up, say very harsh things to ourselves (more than what we would possibly tell others), blame ourselves, not forgive ourselves for any mistakes, pity ourselves and so on. This approach makes us feel dis-empowered, makes the situation worse, takes away our energy and the motivations, and denies us a real opportunity to learn and grow as a person or to cope effectively. 

So how can we help ourselves better? Self compassion is one of the important things that we can practice to help ourselves.
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 Meditation and Empathy Building

 Meditation and Empathy Building | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy is a crucial component in healthy living. Empathy is a complex construct, thought to contain multiple components (Bonfils et al., 2017).

 

Empathy is a basic prosocial behavior which is referred to as an ability to understand and share others’ emotional state and also a social-behavioral basis of altruism (Chen et al, 2015). It is the “capacity” to share and understand another’s “state of mind” or emotion. Empathy is considered an essential aspect of social cognition (Lockwood et al., 2017).

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The Healing Power of Empathy

The Healing Power of Empathy | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
As a psychiatrist and an empath, I am fascinated by how the phenomenon of empathy works. I feel passionate that empathy is the medicine the world needs right now.

Empathy is when we reach our hearts out to others and put ourselves in their shoes. It also means that we can be happy for others during their times of joy. The Dalai Lama says, “Empathy is the most precious human quality.
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Right-Left Empathy Circle: Racism Sexism in Polices and Politics

EmpathyTent.com Presents:
Participants from the political right and left dialogue using the Empathy Circle structured dialogue process. The process increases mutual understanding and connection by ensuring that each person feels fully heard to their satisfaction.

For; 

 

http://www.EmpathyCircle.com 
http://EmpathyTent.com 
http://CulutureOfEmpathy.com 

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Empathy Mapping - Strategy Skills Training From MindTools.com

Empathy Mapping - Strategy Skills Training From MindTools.com | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy Mapping was developed by Dave Gray, co-founder of strategy consultants XPlane. It's a powerful visualization tool designed to help teams use Emotional Intelligence  to gain insight into a target group.

The tool provides a series of prompts to identify a target group's thoughts, feelings, motivations, desires, and needs  . This forces the investigating team to focus on the target group's requirements, rather than its own.

A product development team, for instance, could use an Empathy Map to consider how people might respond to a new device or a pain point. A team manager might use one to assess his or her team's reaction to a new workflow.
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Empathy & Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the... | GGSC

Empathy & Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the... | GGSC | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
One of the key insights from the science of happiness is that our own personal happiness depends heavily on our relationships with others. By tuning into the needs of other people, we actually enhance our own emotional well-being. The same is true within organizations: those that foster trusting, cooperative relationships are more likely to have a more satisfied, engaged—and more productive and innovative—workforce, with greater employee loyalty and retention.
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Become a Better Listener: Active Listening

Become a Better Listener: Active Listening | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Become a Better Listener: Active Listening
By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
We all go through our daily lives engaging in many conversations with friends, co-workers, and our family members. But most of the time, we don’t listen as well as we could or sometimes should. We’re often distracted by other things in the environment, such as the television, the Internet, our cell phones, or something else. We think we’re listening to the other person, but we’re really not giving them our full attention.

Enter a skill called “active listening.” Active listening is all about building rapport, understanding, and trust. By learning the skills below, you will become a better listener and actually hear what the other person is saying — not just what you think they are saying or what you want to hear. While therapists are often made fun of for engaging in active listening, it is a proven psychological technique that helps people talk. It also helps a person feel free to continue talking even if the person they are talking to doesn’t have a lot to offer the other person (other than their ear).

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New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern  'Empathy makes me a stronger leader' 

New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern  'Empathy makes me a stronger leader'  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern is known for being open and likeable - but critics say that makes her a weak leader. She tells the BBC how she's trying to chart a different path.

 
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Empathize...  The Millennial Question

Let's create the Help-Others industry, not the Self-Help industry.
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Largest ever study of psychological sex differences and autistic traits

Largest ever study of psychological sex differences and autistic traits | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge who proposed these two theories nearly two decades ago, said: "This research provides strong support for both theories. This study also pinpoints some of the qualities autistic people bring to neurodiversity. They are, on average, strong systemizers, meaning they have excellent pattern-recognition skills, excellent attention to detail, and an aptitude in understanding how things work. We must support their talents so they achieve their potential—and society benefits too."

Explore further: Study finds that genes play a role in empathy

More information: David M. Greenberg el al., "Testing the Empathizing–Systemizing theory of sex differences and the Extreme Male Brain theory of autism in half a million people," PNAS (2018).

www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1811032115

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5th Annual NVC Telethon

5th Annual NVC Telethon | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Every year we put our heads together to come up with creative (and hopefully inspirational!) themes for this fun annual event. In years past we've explored mutual sustainability, expanded our scholarship fund, celebrated the NVC Academy's 10th Birthday, and focused on growing the NVC Multimedia Library in ways that will enable it to more effectively meet the needs of our flourishing NVC Community.

This year's theme? Get the Word Out!
When you partner with us this year, you'll be actively helping us "Get the Word Out!" about NVC, ensuring that:

 

  • The practice of Nonviolent Communication continues to move into the mainstream — shared inside as well as outside our community —by making and strengthening connections with other worldwide peace-based organizations, even those who think differently than we do;
  • NVC remains relevant and in touch with the needs of all humanity by increasing the diversity in our community and our courses;
  • Enthusiasts can connect with trainers from a wide variety of cultures and lifestyles — no matter where they live;
    Discounts and full scholarships continue to be offered to folks who might otherwise be unable to attend NVC-related programs;
  • The vital living partnership that's the foundation of the NVC Academy and its team is carried forward and sustained.

 

 

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Out of Left Field: Leadership: With empathy and growth

Out of Left Field: Leadership: With empathy and growth | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Psychologists state that the key for empathy is “to understand the other person’s experience as if it were being experienced by the self.”


Goodwin cites Lincoln as an example of leadership empathy and growth, with the latter flowing from the former. Cognitive empathy, “sometimes called ‘perspective taking,’ refers to our ability to understand other people’s emotions.”


For the leaders Goodwin and others highlight, empathy is “a vital first step toward compassionate action.” Not only in his Gettysburg Address but throughout his life Lincoln emphasized building bridges to others, not erecting walls against them.
His willingness to meet with a range of people, to listen attentively and responsively were keys to expanded his compassion for those in distress, and for gathering data that became the basis for new actions (his growth in leadership options moved toward the arcs of justice and humanity).

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VR4HE - Teaching empathy by simulated practice in optometry. The TESPO project - Dr Irene Ctori  

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Empathy Meeting Self-Guide —

Empathy Meeting Self-Guide — | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
On the back of the Empathy Meeting Self-Guide you can review how the meeting has gone more in-depth, by looking at what needs of your were unmet, either by your own actions or by those of others’, “Mourning,” and what needs of yours were met, “Celebrating.”

 

 

Sometimes, one action will both meet some needs and not meet others, such as choosing not to speak up, or speaking up on a particular issue. In the “Learning,” section you can write requests you have of yourself, such as next steps or triggers you want to practice with, or new understandings.

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The Challenges of Empathy – Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (Religion) 

The Challenges of Empathy – Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (Religion)  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
When our friends are hurting, it’s hard to know what to do or to say. We are often left feeling helpless and useless when we can’t fix our loved one’s hurt. How does one empathize in ways that can truly help our friends or even ourselves when life brings us to our knees?

Rev. Karon Sandberg is a hospice chaplain who finds great meaning in her work and learns from her patients how to live life more fully. She was ordained by the Fox Valley UU Fellowship and serves them as a community minister. She and her partner, Joel, have been married for over 30 years. They are enjoying their empty nest and the opportunity to explore new places and activities as they enter this new phase of life.
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Empathy Promotes Emotional Resiliency

Empathy Promotes Emotional Resiliency | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy is strength, and an asset towards surviving and thriving in any environment. It promotes genuine curiosity about others, which facilitates a desire to teach and learn.

 

It allows a would be bully the opportunity to gain insight into how his behaviors would affect others negatively- in regards to both the potential victim and witnesses and it also affords the would be bully the ability to enlist the help of his peers in getting his needs met in healthier ways. With empathy, a potential bully victim wouldn't be a victim of bullying.

 

Because such a person would be able to assertively address a situation where his or her boundary had been crossed and take measures to ensure his or her rights are respected. With empathy such a person while addressing the situation, without missing a beat would regard and treat the potential bully as a fellow human being.

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The mystery of people who can feel others being touched

The mystery of people who can feel others being touched | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
A new study found that 1-2 percent of people are "super-empaths" who experience "mirror-pain synaesthesia." That means that, when they see someone else being touched, they feel it themselves. People have reported being super-empaths for a while, but this is one of the first studies that backs up this observation. Scientists still don't understand how it works.

In the study, the scientists tapped participants on the cheek while letting them watch someone being tapped on the other cheek. Most people could tell the difference between whether they were being tapped or watching others get tapped ... Except for these super-empaths. 
Ilana Strauss
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The relationship between empathy and design - Shepley Bulfinch

The relationship between empathy and design - Shepley Bulfinch | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, in a project interview, I was asked a question by Rob, CEO of a large healthcare organization: “How can design improve empathy in our organization?”

The question has stayed with me, and continues to profoundly shape my work as a designer committed to health and wellness in the built environment. I reflect on the question often, imagining and exploring potential responses—which can and do vary greatly.

Ten years ago, I did my best to respond based on work I’d done with Planetree, and our team was fortunate to be awarded the project. In truth however, my reply that day and work on the project was just the beginning of my immersion into this significant topic.

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The art of empathy — All In The Mind 

The art of empathy — All In The Mind  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Empathy is the power of understanding other people, which in turn allows societies to co-operate and function. But a leading British media executive is concerned that it’s lacking in today’s society, and that the arts and popular culture can bridge the gap.  

The Empathy Instinct: How to Create a More Civil Society

by Peter Bazalgette  

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Jacinda Ardern on being prime minister: 'You can be empathetic and have steel' 

Jacinda Ardern on being prime minister: 'You can be empathetic and have steel'  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
New Zealand's new Prime Minister on her whirlwind first few weeks, her teenage music tastes, and hopes for Auckland.

 

Yeah, well, my friends did. I probably didn’t fall into that. And over here my friends were listening to Pantera, Sepultura and Metallica. And over there, being culturally Mormon, K-Ci & JoJo and Boyz II Men. So a very eclectic world. I’m very grateful for that, because I think it’s built a level of empathy. When I say empathy, not just for people in hardship, but empathy for people’s perspective, be it rural or urban. Be it alternative or bogan...

 

What I’m really firm on is that you can be empathetic and have steel. I think that’s probably the combination required for government. In fact, you want empathy with a bit of steel behind it, because sometimes you’re going to come up against the real detractors from what you’re trying to achieve. 

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Richard Davidson, PhD – Increased connectivity in an emotional regulation network of the brain in adolescents produced by playing a prosocial videogame predicts empathic accuracy

Richard Davidson, PhD – Increased connectivity in an emotional regulation network of the brain in adolescents produced by playing a prosocial videogame predicts empathic accuracy | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Abstract: The ability to understand emotional experiences of others, empathy, is a valuable skill for effective social interactions. Various types of training increase empathy in adolescents, but their impact on brain circuits underlying empathy has not been examined. Video games provide a unique medium familiar and engaging to adolescents and can be used to deliver training at scale.

 

We developed an empathy training video game, Crystals of Kaydor (Crystals), and investigated whether playing Crystals increases empathic accuracy (EA) and related brain activation in adolescents (N = 74; 27 female; mean age(sd) = 12.8(0.7) years; age range 11–14 years). P

 

 

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Radical Empathy With Seth Godin User Defenders Podcast:

Radical Empathy With Seth Godin User Defenders Podcast: | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Seth Godin shows us what radical empathy looks like. He reminds us to do work that matters, for people who care by focusing on serving a minimum viable audience. He teaches us that the way to stay indispensable in our work is to do work where you can’t write down the steps. He also reveals how faked empathy is just as good as real empathy for the true professional acting as if.

  • Creating UX for Early Computer Games (4:23)
  • What Book Would the Seth Godin of the Industrial Revolution Write? (6:43)
  • How Do You Define Empathy? (9:30)
  • Why is Empathy Important in Doing Great Work? (12:01)
  • What's Your Greatest Story of Empathy in Action? (14:50)
  • One of the Greatest Marketing Lessons Seth Ever Learned (18:44)
  • Status Over Empathy (25:07)
  • Empathy Learned the Hard Way (28:19)
  • What's Your Best Advice in Building our Empathy Levels? (30:33)
  • Advice for Becoming Better Storytellers (32:51)
  • Are Our Smartphone Addictions Negatively Affecting our Empathy Levels? (34:27)
  • Seth's Apple Rant (37:44)
  • Apple Could Solve the Texting & Driving Dilemma in 4 Minutes (If They Wanted To) (39:31)
  • How Do We Stay Indispensable In Our Work in an AI World? (41:16)
  • Faked Empathy is Just as Good as Real Empathy (43:59)
  • What Makes You Angry? (45:34)
  • Jason's Blurb for Seth's New Book "This is Marketing" (48:10)

 

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Four Strategies for Introducing Empathy in the Classroom

Four Strategies for Introducing Empathy in the Classroom | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Read About the World
In the classroom, reading has long been a powerful way to help students see situations from different perspectives. Read aloud sessions, such as “Those Shoes,” help students understand topics such as empathy, but teachers don’t always have to only turn to fictional stories for these lessons. News articles and other nonfiction about current events are also a great tool. They help create opportunities for students to understand what is going on in the world and for them to consider how they would feel in situations facing students in other places.

“We discuss nonfiction articles that are about the lives and circumstances of people from around the world,” says middle school Language Arts teacher Kayla Hanson. “Then we talk about how it would feel to go through what those in the article went through. We talk about things that could make their situation easier and how we would treat those people.”
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