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Compassion: The End Of Suffering…

Compassion: The End Of Suffering… | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it
When love becomes divine love, compassion also fills the heart. Love is the inner feeling and compassion is its expression. Compassion is expressing your heartfelt concern for someone — for a sufferinghuman being. Therefore, love and compassion are two sides of the same coin; they coexist. Amma

 

“Compassion is the external expression of the love we feel inside…” Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī (Amma)

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“Compassion is the external expression of the love we feel inside…” Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī (Amma)

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Empathy and Compassion in the Arts (Drawing, Writing, Stories, Poetry, Music, Dance, Fine Art, etc) - CultureOfEmpathy.com
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Kirk Whalum on the Essence of Soul at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Kirk Whalum on the Essence of Soul at the Aspen Ideas Festival | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

But it’s clear that soul musicians feel they are tapping into something ineffable yet very real. When the a cappella group Take 6 joined Whalum and moderator Adam Gopnik on stage, they talked about how their sound has defied music-industry attempts to pigeonhole them.

 

Formed as a gospel barbershop group, Take 6 were first signed to a country label. Over the years, they’ve navigated the line between contemporary and traditional, and gospel and Christian music (distinctions that are more about race than anything else). They said they even lost one awards-show gig because they were deemed too “jazzy.”

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Psychodramatic Methods in Family Therapy

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Interpersonal understanding is another way of describing empathy, operationally defined as one person tuning in to what it’s like to be in the situation of another person. This includes some consideration of the uniqueness of that other person, the likelihood of different tastes, temperament, background. Empathy can be taught through the psycho-dramatic technique of role reversal,

 

of having one person take the role of the other. In that role, the person is interviewed, coached, and drawn out until he or she begins to experience a complex of imaginal associa¬tions. In order to be successful, role reversal requires that the individ¬ual’s feelings be engaged, not just his or her intellect.


... In family therapy, it becomes a playful challenge for, say, a child to watch his father take the boy’s role and be interviewed by the therapist as the boy. Intermittently, the therapist pauses, asks the real boy for corrections, and coaches the father. The goal is to encourage empathy, not to humiliate the person attempting the task, so the therapist should use this technique with tact (Remer 1986).

Another benefit of having people attempt to take each others’ roles in family therapy is that it promotes trust. It’s intuitively obvious that when one person attempts to feel into the situation of the other, the act of empathizing reduces barriers of insensitivity

 

Charles E. Schaefer & Lois J. Carey (Eds.),
Family Play Therapy. (October, 1994) Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.

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Searching for the Roots of Empathy in Rituals of Care

Searching for the Roots of Empathy in Rituals of Care | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it
In Kerry Tribe’s video we see both actors playing patients and medical students acting as though they were doctors, but the aim is for something real: empathy.
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(Empathy in the Arts) Lock in Empathy Exhibition at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

(Empathy in the Arts) Lock in Empathy Exhibition at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it
Adjunct faculty member Gudrun Lock will be showcasing her work in Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition, which asks viewers to do something that seems rather difficult lately: feel empathy.

Lock will also be speaking in the Empathy Through the Visual Arts artist's discussion. Along with two other artists in the exhibition, Lock will discuss the concept of empathy and its manifestation in the visual arts.

Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition
On view through March 10
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 5:00 p.m.

Empathy Through the Visual Arts: An Artist's Discussion
Thursday, February 1, 6:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
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Empathy, gender, identity and art at MIAD

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On exhibit
Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition continues through March 10 in MIAD’s Frederick Layton Gallery, 273 E. Erie St., River Level, Milwaukee. The exhibit is free to see. 
 
On Feb. 1 at 6 p.m., “Empathy Through the Visual Arts: An Artist’s Discussion” brings together three artists — Lois Bielefeld, Tina Blondell and Gudrun Lock — along with curator John Schuerman and moderator Leslie Fedorchuk to discuss the concept of empathy and its manifestation in the visual arts. Reception to follow.

On Feb. 15 at 7 p.m., “Empathy, Connections and Borders: An Evening of Poetry and Storytelling,” is a night of visual and oral storytelling by artists and writers from Milwaukee and Minneapolis. They’ll explore empathy, creating human connections and crossing borders.
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Manifesto: empathy will save the world. (2017) Acrylic painting by Stefania Morgante

Manifesto: empathy will save the world. (2017) Acrylic painting by Stefania Morgante | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it
Manifesto: empathy will save the world. (2017)
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Minneapolis Institute of Art gets big grant to study empathy

Minneapolis Institute of Art gets big grant to study empathy | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it
In theory, art can build empathy. The Minneapolis Institute of Art just nabbed a big grant to explore how and why.

The museum announced Wednesday that it had received a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts. That center will work with researchers, scholars and artists, among others, to research ways the visual arts can foster empathy and compassion, according to a press release.

"Thanks to the Mellon Foundation, we’re proud to take the lead with partners across the country, in studying how to spark and nurture empathy through the visual arts," said Kaywin Feldman, the museum's director, "so that Mia and all art museums can contribute even more toward building a just and harmonious society.”
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‘Empathy’ by Abe Jackson

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Buy 'Empathy' by Abe Jackson as a Poster, Throw Pillow, Tote Bag, Art Print, Canvas Print, Framed Print, Photographic Print, Metal Print, or Greeting Card
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(Empathy in Art) Careers in art therapy: 'The ability to listen is crucial'

(Empathy in Art) Careers in art therapy: 'The ability to listen is crucial' | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

An art, music and dance therapist discuss how to work in the growing creative therapy sector

 

"Empathy, the ability to listen, and life experience are all crucial qualities to have; you may come into contact with really vulnerable people or people who have experienced trauma, so you need to be emotionally resilient and robust."

 

"Gwendolyn Rowlands, art psychotherapist
The strength of art therapy is its use of non-verbal communication. Working with paint and clay allows people a way, literally, to touch on very difficult experiences that can’t be talked about."


 
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Portland’s Parfait Bassale uses the arts to teach empathy | Street Roots

Portland’s Parfait Bassale uses the arts to teach empathy | Street Roots | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it
In the course of his studies, he began to research empathy, realizing it was the missing link that, if achieved by opposing sides, could solve all conflicts. 
 
Jules explained the way he saw his little brother adapt as the family moved from country to country, and as they eventually found themselves in Portland, was different than the way others might adapt. Rather than gravitating toward people of the same background or keeping to himself, he said Parfait always sought to find similarities he could use to bring people from different backgrounds together.  
 
Figuring out how to teach empathy while staying true to himself became Parfait’s personal mission. He knew storytelling helped to build empathy, and he realized that the best reactions came when the stories were told through music. 
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Empathy Stories: Heart, Connection, & Inspiration - Mary Goyer interviewed by Edwin Rutsch

Empathy Stories: Heart, Connection, & Inspiration - Mary Goyer interviewed by Edwin Rutsch | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

 Mary Goyer is Holistic Counselor, Trauma Specialist, & Executive Coach. She supports organizations in cultivating innovative, collaborative, and productive work cultures. Individual coaching and team trainings focus on peak performance, conflict resolution, effective collaborative and feedback skills, and managing personality challenges that impede employee engagement.

 

She is editor of: Empathy Stories: Heart, Connection, & Inspiration. Empathy Stories is a collection of uplifting stories and anecdotes highlighting empathy-in-action in real conversations.

 

These stories show what's possible when compassion comes first between family, co-workers, and perfect strangers in difficult - even life threatening - interactions. In Empathy Stories: Heart, Connection, & Inspiration, Mary Goyer invites over thirty communication experts to share their most teachable stories showcasing how simple and powerful true empathy is.

 

"What a difference it makes when a dash of empathy is added into tense or important conversations of every magnitude."

 

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I Asked Artists About Empathy: Here Is What They Said...

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The Grieving Parents, like so many of Kollwitz’ finest works, is grounded in empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. She recognized that she was expressing something greater than her own feelings and that her art could only function if it served an entire society.

 

Grief and loss are universal feelings that bind us, and sharing them with others leads to consolation and social transformation. It is not surprising that in 1936 the Nazi party barred Kollwitz from displaying her work which they branded as “degenerate.”

 

Deep feelings for the sufferings and losses of others—which lead to collective introspection—can lead to resistance against authoritarian politicians and those who advocate war and other forms of sacrifice and suffering.

 

 
 “It is my duty to voice the sufferings of people, the sufferings that never end and are as big as mountains.” ― Käthe Kollwitz
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Embodying Empathy- Dance-Movement Therapy after Unthinkable Trauma

Embodying Empathy- Dance-Movement Therapy after Unthinkable Trauma
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Build Character Empathy in Your First Few Pages  

Build Character Empathy in Your First Few Pages   | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it
I’ve also discussed this question with others, and I’m finding that failure to connect with the character is a common reason why people stop reading. As a writer, this is good to know. I definitely want my audience to be invested in the hero. To make that happen, empathy is key.

Empathy draws readers in and keeps them engaged. In today’s market, with its growing availability of affordable books, it’s imperative that we hook readers from the very start. To achieve this end, here are some elements that can help you create reader empathy early on.
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Figure Drawing Class Evokes Empathy | Arts | The Harvard Crimson

Figure Drawing Class Evokes Empathy | Arts | The Harvard Crimson | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

By KAYLEE S. KIM, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER April 27, 2018

Hired by the Office for the Arts at Harvard, Siebel teaches this weekly class in Currier Treehouse, which is open to all Harvard students. With multiple degrees in printmaking and years of artistic teaching experience at several universities, Siebel is now in her third year teaching “Figure Drawing,” a class that has run for over 30 years. Welcoming students with varying degrees of drawing experience, she emphasizes the empathy evoked by figure drawing, particularly through studying the nude model.

 

Siebel believes that the students have more power because they are clothed, as opposed to the model. She often has her students pose with the model, one at a time, to understand the feeling of being in front of others and the vulnerability that comes with it. “I want them to bring that energy into their own drawing,” Seibel says 

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(Empathy in The Arts) 'Empathy' artists offer chance to consider reality of other people

(Empathy in The Arts) 'Empathy' artists offer chance to consider reality of other people | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it
How can a painter or photographer convey a person’s essence without the capacity to imagine that person’s experience? If you assume they can’t, an art exhibition about empathy might sound beside the point.

Except when you stop to think how easy it has become to capture, manipulate, distribute and consume images without stopping to think about them at all. Increasingly, a staggering volume of visual information at our disposal threatens to numb us more than move us. In which case a refresher course on empathy is probably a good idea.

“Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition” exhibits works by 12 artists, most from the Midwest, who have been chosen for the feelings they evoke about fellow humans and the natural world. Many come from or live in the communities they depict.
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Dacher Keltner: The Art of Emotions/Emotions in Art: From the Pixar Film to the Empathetic Museum 


In this talk I will chart the journey that the science of emotion has led me on in collaborations on Pixar's film Inside/Out, Emoji at Facebook, and building emotion into museums on our on line life.

 

This talk coincides with the Science at Cal weekend, including the Vision + LIght exhibition (Oct 27 & 28), and the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists taking place in the Bay Area and Berkeley (Oct 26-30).

 

Biography Dacher Keltner is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center. He is the co-author of two textbooks, as well as the best-selling Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, and The Compassionate Instinct. He has published over 190 scientific articles, received numerous national prizes and grants for his research, and has written for multiple publications, including The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. In addition, he was a scientific consultant on Pixar’s film, Inside Out.

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Design media arts professor creates neuroscience-based installation

Design media arts professor creates neuroscience-based installation | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it
In “BrainStorming: Empathy,” two participants wear headpieces that resemble octopuses and can record their brainwaves through an electroencephalogram, the tracking and recording of electrical activity within the brain. The brain waves are then translated into colors and a cappella sounds that correlate with certain mental processes, such as feelings and emotions.

 

Vesna and Cohen will showcase the performance art piece at the LA Art Show in the Dialogs booth from Wednesday to Sunday. It has previously been shown at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center in 2016, as well as an art festival in Slovenia and an exhibition centered on synesthesia.

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"Empathy Gap" Story and Pictures -- National Geographic Your Shot

"Empathy Gap" Story and Pictures -- National Geographic Your Shot | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it
The goal of this assignment was to bridge our world's growing empathy gap through photos — and I couldn't have asked for a most diverse array of images responding to the five prompts I supplied: borders, patriotism, faith, love, and family.
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‘Empathy’ by OlyJa

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(Empathy in Arts) Theatre Teaches Empathy  

Celebrate our 50th anniversary season today and your donation to Encore Stage & Studio will support children learning a special life skill: empathy. Thank you for supporting "Theatre By Kids,
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(Empathic Healthcare) (Empathy in Art) Universities partner with Dallas Museum of Art to teach medical students importance of empathy 

(Empathic Healthcare) (Empathy in Art) Universities partner with Dallas Museum of Art to teach medical students importance of empathy  | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it
These students are all participants in “Art of Examination,” a collaborative course put together by Bonnie Pitman, an art professor at UT Dallas, and Heather Wickless, a professor at UT Southwestern.


The main goal of the class is to teach these doctors-in-training attention to detail, compassion and empathy for patients through viewing art.


The class challenges students to slow down and think about each patient they care for in the same way an artist pays attention to each piece of a painting or sculpture. The course ended on May 18 and will be offered during the spring semester.

 

Esteban Bustillos,

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(Empathy, Art, healthcare) Dell Medical School and Blanton Museum partner to teach empathy through art - The Daily Texan

(Empathy, Art, healthcare) Dell Medical School and Blanton Museum partner to teach empathy through art - The Daily Texan | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

The Dell Medical School partnered with the Blanton Museum of Art to teach medical students empathy through art. 

Faculty members at Dell Medical collaborated with Ray Williams, the Blanton’s director of education and academic affairs, to create three two-hour experiences to teach medical students empathy, observational skills and self-care.


During the session focused on empathy, students analyzed a painting of David and Goliath shortly after David decapitated Goliath. Williams led the students in an interpretive conversation about the piece before connecting it back to clinical practice. Williams said he wanted them to empathize with the emotional trauma David must have experienced as he became a teenage killer. 

 

“This invitation to exercise your empathetic imagination that art and fiction give us is very relevant to the clinical work in terms of being able see beyond a diagnosis and beyond an illness to a real human experience,” Williams said.

 

BY CHASE KARACOSTAS

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Teaching children empathy through the arts

Empathy is an essential skill to connect with the people and world around you. It is also so much more than even compassion- to be truly empathetic one has to feel how it might be to be in another’s place. So how can we teach this skill, and how can we simplify it enough to teach bit effectively to children?

 

The most effective way to teach it is experientially- and the most fun way is through the arts. On this Voices in the Family, we will speak with people involved in the film “The Other Side of the Fence”, a musical performed in schools to teach kids empathy experientially, and we will also speak to the founder and the director of Chicago’s Changing Worlds project- a project that goes into schools to provide artistic experiences through which kids can connect to others different than themselves. 

 

 

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Empathy: Character Development Workshop  

This video is Part 5 of 5 foundations. From which, strong characters may be inherently developed. I was tired of only finding "quick tips" to develop good characters online, so I made this set of videos to dive deep into methods for crafting good characters.
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