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How to Start an NVC Practice Group

How to Start an NVC Practice Group | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
It’s not enough to only study a new language. To learn it means also practicing it by talking and listening to other people who are using it as well. Learning Nonviolent Communication is no different.

Reading about it, watching videos or listening to people talk about it give a decent understanding. Workshops and journalling will boost your learning by providing opportunities to practice and reflect.

Most people find this is not quite sufficient and this is where the NVC Practice Group steps in. I’ve led and been part of several practice groups on my NVC journey and found them invaluable for deepening my skills in NVC and providing motivation to keep going.
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Newspaper Front Page: All Sections

Newspaper Front Page: All Sections | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Empathy Cafe Magazine Front Page


Visit the individual magazines specifically for empathy and;

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*   Animals
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*   Compassion

*   Compassionate Communications (NVC)

*   Curriculums
*   Education
*   Empaths

*   Empathy Quotes

*   Empathic Design - Empathy in Human-Centered Design (New!)
*   Health Care

*   Justice

*   Self-Empathy & Self-Compassion
*   Teaching - Learning
*   Work 

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Empathy matters in early years webinar series

Empathy matters in early years webinar series | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

What will you get?

  1. We consider how we employ empathy in our daily interactions with your children at home and in our early year’s settings and schools. 
  2. We explore what empathy is and what it isn’t
    Discuss why empathy practices are important through the early years and beyond.
  3. Uncover some of the principles, skills and practices (inspired by Nonviolent Communication (NVC) the work of Dr Marshall Rosenberg) that support empathic mindsets to grow.
  4. Learn about the NVC model – 4 components and 3 modes of connection for communication.
  5. Practice applying NVC to situations we encounter with children (practising co-regulation, supporting cooperation, expressing appreciation and more!)

 

 

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The relationship between empathy and design - Shepley Bulfinch

The relationship between empathy and design - Shepley Bulfinch | Teaching Empathy | 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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Four Strategies for Introducing Empathy in the Classroom

Four Strategies for Introducing Empathy in the Classroom | Teaching Empathy | 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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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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4 ways to teach empathy in the classroom

4 ways to teach empathy in the classroom | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Empathy can be thought of as a "superpower" students as young as 3rd grade can learn and develop, writes Roberto Brandao of New Jersey's Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County

Here are some actionable ways educators can teach empathy in the classroom.

 

Teaching empathy through project-based learning
One way that schools can teach students empathy is engaging students in creative, interdisciplinary technology projects focused on building empathy. For example, at SSDS, our 3rd graders recently collaborated with change management and marketing guru Cynthia Phillips — founder and CEO of The Disruptive Factory, a social change consultancy — as testers and ambassadors for a new animated cartoon series and a transmedia campaign called “Verti.” This year-long project introduces students to fictional characters in the animated cartoon and will ultimately culminate in students building prototypes of a space station they think would benefit the characters, promoting empathy.        

 

Creating empathy maps

Research shows the best way for students to begin to understand empathy is by doing — which is why one of the best things educators can do is to promote active learning. 

 

Designing a curriculum that teaches active listening
Another way to promote empathy is through active listening, which is why I created Pocket Empathy, an exercise that teaches 3rd graders the skill of active listening. 

 

Integrating design thinking

Teaching kids about empathy starts with demonstrating what it means to maintain a positive mindset that’s reflected in the way they speak. 

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The Best Ways of Becoming a More Empathetic Teacher

The Best Ways of Becoming a More Empathetic Teacher | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it
Becoming a more empathetic teacher comes from a desire to educate children with genuine connection and understanding. Here are 6 ways you can do just that.

 

6 Ways of Becoming a More Empathetic Teacher

How can you foster this mindset in the classroom and succeed in becoming a more empathetic teacher? Below are just a few examples of ways you can introduce empathy into your classes.

 

  1. Model it. Your students are watching you, even when you think they are not. Portray an attitude of empathy in the classroom by showing compassion, positive regard, and understanding for all with whom you interact. Continue this behaviour in the halls, the cafeteria, and even with how you interact with other teachers.
  2. Try to communicate empathy. An empathetic teacher uses teachable moments in class to explain how one student or even a character in a story might be feeling during a certain situation. This will get your students thinking about things from the perspectives of others.
  3. Emphasize shared values and common interests. ..
  4. Offer a safe environment to discuss differences. ...

  5. Use self-disclosure. ...

  6. Create opportunities for collaboration
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Empathy & Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the... | GGSC

Empathy & Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the... | GGSC | Teaching Empathy | 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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 Teaching Empathy in a Self-Centered, Self-Absorbed Culture

 Teaching Empathy in a Self-Centered, Self-Absorbed Culture | Teaching Empathy | Scoop.it

Our guest says that today's students are smart and self-assured, but they are also the most self-centered, competitive, individualistic, sad and stressed on record. Her solution is teaching empathy, and in this episode, she offers a nine-point model teaching empathy in our schools.

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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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