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Communication and Improvisation: The Art of Building an Empathic Workplace

Communication and Improvisation: The Art of Building an Empathic Workplace | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Empathic Workplace and Improv Therapy Group present
A full-day workshop, lecture and demonstration on
The Art of Building an Empathic Workplace.
Orrington Hotel, Evanston, IL

 

Attendees will gain valuable knowledge of the foundational principles that build an empathic workplace.

 

Attendees will hear engaging talks on topics related to empathy. The presentations are rooted in the expert knowledge born from decades of workplace interviews and investigations by Angela Nino, CFI (Certified Forensic Interviewer), President of Empathic Workplace. The materials and curriculum offer both general principles and implementation strategies.

 

The Empathic Workplace approach also embeds the techniques of improvisational training. The activities were developed by Lisa Bany, a veteran instructor at The Second City in Chicago and Founding Director at the Improv Therapy Group. The program we will present engages participants in interactive practice exercises that demonstrate the principles of empathy in a fun and unique manner.

 

  

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Med students learn empathy through improv 

Med students learn empathy through improv  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
The second reason for simulated patients is to teach doctors to empathize and communicate with patients, Shannon said.

"If a health care provider is with a patient and they aren't in agreement, where can that relationship go?" she queried.

Drawing on her seven years of teaching theatre, she applies principals of improv to the exam room.

Improv puts a heavy emphasis on "yes, and."

"If we're in a scene together the only way we can elevate the scene and keep it going is by agreeing," Shannon said.

In theatre, that could look like following your scene partner's lead in a goofy improv exercise. In the exam room, "yes, and" involves listening to the patient and building and showing empathy with them. Empathy can be a gift, Shannon said.
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Learn Empathy in Just 5 Steps

Learn Empathy in Just 5 Steps | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy–developed by regularly listening to another person’s thoughts and feelings–helps to build both closeness and respect. To know if you’re practicing empathy when talking to someone, keep this empathy checklist in mind:

Focus your attention on them when they’re talking. Don’t fidget or check your phone or gaze out the window.


Indicate that you’re listening by looking them in the eyes when they speak, nodding when you understand, and touching their hand or using another gesture to indicate your connection.


Show your respect by hearing them out without sarcasm or rejection. If you feel yourself getting angry or annoyed, ask to take a break. Get a glass of water and drink it slowly to give yourself time to mindfully re-center yourself.


Repeat what they say in your own words to make sure you’re hearing them correctly or ask questions if you’re not clear about their meaning.


Validate their emotions. Even if you don’t agree with an opinion, you can acknowledge the person’s right to their feelings.


When you act with empathy toward others, others will respond with empathy toward you. With the empathy exercise and the empathy checklist, you’ve got everything you need to learn and practice this crucial social skill.  

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

What It Takes To End School Violence and Bullying | Dr Michele Borba | Teaching Empathy | 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 Danger of Empathy - YouTube

Paul Bloom's video is here: http://www.theatlantic.com/video/inde...

An article on women and empathy reseasrch: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisf...


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(Teaching Empathy) How to Grow Your Currency of Trust Using Empathy

(Teaching Empathy) How to Grow Your Currency of Trust Using Empathy | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Only by understanding the true needs of our end users and customers, can we think of ways to solve their pain points and help them to overcome challenges. Try out a set of exercises to increase empathy through listening.

 

Everybody can train empathy

Empathetic listening is a way of listening attentively to another person with emotional identification, compassion, feeling, and insight that improves mutual understanding and trust.

 

In my team, Frontrunner Labs in SAP Design, we have developed a set of exercises to increase empathy through listening. Martina SchuhJohanna Wittig, and myself (Tatjana Borovikov) have worked out a concept and instructions for mind-changing activities.

 

The underlying principle is to seek to understand without interpretation.

 

The set of exercises we have developed can you help to:

  • gain awareness of how attentively you can listen.
  • observe what levels of communication are more accessible to you.
  • detect what information, facts, and feelings you can sense.
  • reflect on your own attention and behavior while listening and talking.
  • discover what empathy means for you.
  • experience how empathetic listening can improve relationships.
  • practice and see how you can change.

 

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Navigating Empathy Academy  

EmpathyAcademy.org is a site dedicated to emotional awareness and healthy empathy. We offer courses built for busy people with real lives, and we focus on community, connections, and relationships.This video gives you instructions on how to find your way around Empathy Academy.

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UW-La Crosse program aims to help teachers nurture empathy

UW-La Crosse program aims to help teachers nurture empathy | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
At UW-La Crosse’s Fall for Education Conference Nov. 3-4, Borba will share how to teach students the nine essential habits of empathy — lessons from her latest book, “UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World.”

Borba, an expert in childhood development, has been featured on “Today,” “Dateline,” “The View,” “Dr. Phil,” “Dr. Oz” and “The Early Show.”

UW-L’s Fall for Education conference is a professional development opportunity for area pre-kindergarten-grade 12 teachers and administrators, as well as UW-L’s Master of Education-Professional Development graduate program students.
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Thom Bond: "Teaching Compassion at Scale" | Talks at Google  

Thom Bond, founder New York Center for Nonviolent Communication (NYCNVC), visited Google MTV to discuss the Compassion Course Online (compassioncourse.org). Since 2011, more than 12,000 people in 110 countries have learned to communicate compassionately through this year-long course. As a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), it grows in participation every year and is now offered in four languages, funded entirely through donations.
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Teaching Empathy with Video Games 

Teaching Empathy with Video Games  | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Teaching Empathy with Video Games is Incredibly Effective
There are many great video games out there that can be used as an effective teaching tool.

 

 Teaching empathy with video games can be done through the feeling of agency in a game. Video games allow students to have a deeper emotional connection with a character than other media such as books or film.

 

iCivics is a great tool that allows students to experience historical empathy by placing them in someone else’s shoes during particular situations relating to civics and law. Another excellent tool is Peekapak and the world of myPeekaville. Peekapak is an innovative online platform and personalized learning game that teaches young students important SEL skills including empathy, self-regulation and respect.

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Idean Design Academy: Empathy Intensive  

Idean Design Academy: Empathy Intensive   | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Lead your Design Transformations with True Empathy
We hear over and over that one of the hallmarks of truly successful leaders is empathy. It turns out, however, that few people know what it really means, how to develop it and how to deploy it.

 

Cognitive Empathy, the type of empathy that drives breakthrough innovations, is not an innate human skill. While many think it’s a feeling or a state of mind, in truth it a body of knowledge that you gather through using concrete, strategic tools, and techniques. It is something that must be studied and practiced to gain mastery and when used correctly, it yields incredible results.

At Idean, we know that cognitive empathy is the number one driver that creates resilient, innovative companies that capture and retain loyal customers in today’s market. We love to share great ideas and have developed this workshop to give you a fast-paced and exciting deep dive into our all-time favorite secret weapon. Prepare to roll up your sleeves and dive into an open, collaborative session, other successful leaders. Leave equipped to construct change and drive success with the power of practical empathy.

Join the Idean Design Academy’s two day course ‘Lead your design led transformations with true empathy’ for an immersive look at empathy – how to develop it at a personal level, and how to create a culture of empathy.

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Communication and Improvisation: The Art of Building an Empathic Workplace

Communication and Improvisation: The Art of Building an Empathic Workplace | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Empathic Workplace and Improv Therapy Group present
A full-day workshop, lecture and demonstration on
The Art of Building an Empathic Workplace.
Orrington Hotel, Evanston, IL

 

Attendees will gain valuable knowledge of the foundational principles that build an empathic workplace.

 

Attendees will hear engaging talks on topics related to empathy. The presentations are rooted in the expert knowledge born from decades of workplace interviews and investigations by Angela Nino, CFI (Certified Forensic Interviewer), President of Empathic Workplace. The materials and curriculum offer both general principles and implementation strategies.

 

The Empathic Workplace approach also embeds the techniques of improvisational training. The activities were developed by Lisa Bany, a veteran instructor at The Second City in Chicago and Founding Director at the Improv Therapy Group. The program we will present engages participants in interactive practice exercises that demonstrate the principles of empathy in a fun and unique manner.

 

  

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Learn Empathy in Just 5 Steps

Learn Empathy in Just 5 Steps | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Your relationship with others determines much of your happiness and success in life. How you get along with coworkers, bosses, family, friends, and romantic partners often depends on your social skills, and at the root of good social skills is one thing: empathy.

 

Empathy means the ability to understand and share the feelings and experiences of another. In other words, empathy is imagining yourself in someone else’s skin: feeling what they feel and seeing yourself and the world from their point of view. As the character Atticus Finch says in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

 

 

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Teaching Empathy

Given all of the benefits of cultivating children’s empathy, following Denmark’s example both at home and in schools could have a profound effect on children’s happiness and success.

 

During the “Klassens Time”, the students are encouraged to discuss challenges they are experiencing both in and outside of school. If no student has a problem to discuss, they simply come together as a group to relax and “hygge” or cozy together. If teachers observe any issues emerging among students, they also use the gathering as an opportunity to explore any problems together.

 

 

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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 | Teaching Empathy | 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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The Essence of Compassion

The Essence of Compassion | Teaching Empathy | 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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Workshop: Putting empathy into practice - Jeremy Howick - Tuesday 9 October 2018

Workshop: Putting empathy into practice - Jeremy Howick - Tuesday 9 October 2018 | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Evidence suggests that empathy improves patient outcomes and practitioner well-being, yet the extent to which practitioners express empathy is variable.

This workshop will cover the theory and practice of empathy in healthcare, showing how individuals can enhance empathy in their own work and in their organisations.  

Dr Howick and Dr Rees will demonstrate evidence-based knowledge and skills relating to empathy can improve patient benefit and clinician job satisfaction.

Topics include: 

  • The evidence linking empathy with improved patient, practitioner, and system outcomes.
  • How healthcare can support the develop of empathic practice.
  • The facilitators and barriers to delivering empathic care
    Personal strategies for enhancing empathic care 

 

Develop a personal plan to enhance empathy in your day-to-day work. 
 
key speakers:
Dr Jeremy Howick

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How to Teach Your Kid Empathy

How to Teach Your Kid Empathy | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. It’s essentially being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes — one step up from plain-old sympathy. And while it may seem silly to think you can teach a baby or toddler the art of empathy, there are actually some really important and easy things you can do to lay the groundwork for a lasting process of growth and compassion.

Teach nonverbal cues
Your child can learn empathy before they even learn language; Dewar suggests using hand gestures, facial expressions and other body language to communicate with your baby. This will help them understand that they can do the same to express themselves — and it will help develop their emotional intelligence and aid them in beginning to read others based on their visual cues.

Be affectionate
Have you heard the joke about the serial killer who was never hugged as a child? There may be some truth to that, Dewar posits. Your kids need affection — so hug them, OK? 

 

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Embodying Empathy- Dance-Movement Therapy after Unthinkable Trauma

Embodying Empathy- Dance-Movement Therapy after Unthinkable Trauma
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Workshop: Putting empathy into practice - Jeremy Howick - Tuesday 9 October 2018

Workshop: Putting empathy into practice - Jeremy Howick - Tuesday 9 October 2018 | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Evidence suggests that empathy improves patient outcomes and practitioner well-being, yet the extent to which practitioners express empathy is variable.

This workshop will cover the theory and practice of empathy in healthcare, showing how individuals can enhance empathy in their own work and in their organisations.  

Dr Howick and Dr Rees will demonstrate evidence-based knowledge and skills relating to empathy can improve patient benefit and clinician job satisfaction.

Topics include: 

  • The evidence linking empathy with improved patient, practitioner, and system outcomes.
  • How healthcare can support the develop of empathic practice.
  • The facilitators and barriers to delivering empathic care
    Personal strategies for enhancing empathic care 

 

Develop a personal plan to enhance empathy in your day-to-day work. 
 
key speakers:
Dr Jeremy Howick

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Practical Empathy for Powerful Decision Making  

Practical Empathy for Powerful Decision Making   | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

What You’ll Learn

  • Investigate the different kinds of empathy
    Recognize the difference between applying and developing empathy
  • Learn tips for deep listening sessions
    Weigh solution-focused versus person-focused research
  • When navigating obstacles, we often turn to well-established solutions and get stuck churning in that problem space. We become cyclical and self-referential. Involving others and developing empathy can bring fresh input, perspective, and ideas.


Empathy is a buzzword these days. But what does it really mean and how do you apply it to your work? In this seminar with Indi Young, author of the Rosenfeld Media book Practical Empathy, you’ll learn the different types of empathy, how to develop it, and some tips for persuading the people around you to pay more attention to this powerful tool.

 

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Empathy Day-School – NYCNVC

Empathy Day-School – NYCNVC | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

The Empathy Day School (EDS) is a training intended to support participants in having a deeper integration of empathy in their lives. EDS is also a resource that we are happy to offer for people who may not be able to join the Integration Program in its entirety, but are still committed to get deeper into their practice of NVC. In a supportive, community environment, participants experience challenge, guidance and support in the practice of empathy and seeing our world empathically.

 

Throughout our time together, we will learn to increase our capacity for being present, learn to focus our awareness, and develop the ability to work with our own capabilities and humanity. We will also take advantage of the rich and unique metropolitan environment of New York City to dive into ‘empathic adventures’ immersed in real life scenarios.

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Musical Techniques of Empathy  

Kalani talks about music therapy techniques that help create and shape inter-personal relationships. These "Techniques of Empathy" are very powerful and form the foundation of the therapeutic relationship.
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Applied Empathy & Active Listening Tickets, Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Applied Empathy & Active Listening Tickets, Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Join Sara Auster and Michael Ventura (Founder of Sub Rosa) for an intimate night of empathy-based conversation followed by a sound meditation. Sara and Michael’s work will help to open your perspective on the idea of active listening and learn how to connect with others, and yourself, more meaningfully.

Herbal tea courtesy of House of Waris.
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