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Citizens must master empathy to reclaim our humanity against terrorism

Citizens must master empathy to reclaim our humanity against terrorism | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Extremism can be withered, shrunk and eventually annihilated through citizen-centric and citizen-powered empathy strategies.

Governments cannot fight religious radicalization. They can, however, make enabling policies and environments for citizens to take the fight to terrorists by engaging radicalized youngsters through empathy. Places of worship, ghettos and community gatherings across the world which could be potential sites for recruitment and radicalization must witness battles of ideas powered by empathy.


Citizens in multi-cultural and multi-religious countries must preserve their progressive and liberal ways of life by persuading and bringing those who are angry, dejected into their enlightened mainstream. Only genuine embrace of differences and deep empathy can persuade people of different religions to accept that religion does not have any authority over individual choice and freedoms.


Eventually, it will be citizens who will help governments win this war by squeezing out radicalization and terrorism from society through empathy, compassion and consciousness.


VK Shashikumar


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Inserting empathy and care into business for impact with Nora Gherbi, founder of Who Cares!? 

Inserting empathy and care into business for impact with Nora Gherbi, founder of Who Cares!?  | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

Nora Gherbi is the founder of WHO CARES!? Chronicles, a New York-based international caring initiative aiming to promote and provide insight into everything related to CSR. WHO CARES!? Chronicles focuses on great leadership and best practices for the socially conscious business.

 

Nora is also on the advisory board of several non for profit, tech and fashion companies. In this discussion with Nora, we discuss how companies should be or could be creating high value impacts, the potential for an Impact Index, the role of empathy and vulnerability in business, the production of content and finding ways to intelligently promote corporate social responsibilit

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Rational Empathy by Rohit Balakrishnan

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Reimagining the field of moral philosophy through psychology, Rational Empathy explains how knowing morality helps us understand, master and control our own feelings, creating happiness in life! Prepare to question the basics we were all taught as you read this radical take on morality, touching on the most intimate and meaningful topics in life.

by Rohit Balakrishnan,  a 27 year old IT Analyst from Calicut in Kerala, India

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Column: What if I were homeless? An immersion course in empathy in San Francisco's Tenderloin

Column: What if I were homeless? An immersion course in empathy in San Francisco's Tenderloin | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

In San Francisco's Tenderloin, an unusual immersion course in homelessness aims to build law enforcement's empathy.

This is what a small group made up mostly of prosecutors and police officers was challenged to do this week in an extraordinary immersion course designed to expand empathy. I was invited to witness them doing it. And as I joined them in experiencing life on the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin, I did it too, because how could I not?

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Three ways to teach kids to find compassion and empathy behind the screen  

Three ways to teach kids to find compassion and empathy behind the screen   | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
The best way to show your teens that you are there to help is to listen with empathy. Let your teens talk until they run out of things to say, then show compassion by asking how you can help and brainstorming solutions together.

Helping teens learn to find compassion and empathy behind the screen starts at the top. When parents listen and model compassion (including with screen use), their teens do learn to do the same.
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Can We Create Empathy in Others?

Can We Create Empathy in Others? | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
How Do You Define Empathy?
Levitt: In my industry, "empathy" has become a buzzword. People are being told, “Step one, empathize or create empathy” mostly by creating a map of the customer’s step by step process. If you understood their process, you empathized. What is your definition of empathy?

Finkle: Empathy, for the most part, is the ability to understand someone else's experience and to experience their feelings — to some extent — firsthand. To empathize rather than to sympathize is to take on part of someone else’s experience and to resonate with it in some way.
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13 Traits Of A Real Empath

13 Traits Of A Real Empath | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Here is a list of 13 qualities that a real empath has:These traits are innate and not learned. You are either an empath or you are not.
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10 Strategies To Protect Your Energy As An Empath

10 Strategies To Protect Your Energy As An Empath | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Empaths have the tendency to absorb the energy and emotions of people around them which can affect their energy and make them feel drained
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Friends or foes: Is empathy necessary for moral behavior?

Friends or foes: Is empathy necessary for moral behavior? | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
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The past decade has witnessed a flurry of empirical and theoretical research on morality and empathy, as well as increased interest and usage in the media and the public arena. At times, in both popular and academia, morality and empathy are used interchangeably, and quite often the latter is considered to play a foundational role for the former.

 

In this article, we argue that, while there is a relationship between morality and empathy, it is not as straightforward as apparent at first glance. Moreover, it is critical to distinguish between the different facets of empathy (emotional sharing, empathic concern, and perspective taking), as each uniquely influences moral cognition and predicts differential outcomes in moral behavior.

 

Empirical evidence and theories from evolutionary biology, developmental, behavioral, and affective and social neuroscience are comprehensively integrated in support of this argument. The wealth of findings illustrates a complex and equivocal relationship between morality and empathy. The key to understanding such relations is to be more precise on the concepts being used, and perhaps abandoning the muddy concept of empathy.

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Your Relationship Requires Empathy—Here's How to Get It

Your Relationship Requires Empathy—Here's How to Get It | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

One of the best tools we have as humans is the ability to feel empathy. 

Posted Sep 12, 2019

Understanding and Developing Empathy

One of the best tools we have as humans is the ability to feel empathy. The world would be a better place if we were all capable of finding that place within ourselves to help another person feel that they are not alone and that someone else understands what their soul is going through. The good news is that you don’t have to go to years of graduate school to learn how to do this.

Empathy is the ability to share and understand the feelings of another person. When that person is your other half, the importance of empathy cannot be overstated. Having empathic experiences and exchanges with the one you love is one of the most bonding things you can do. 

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Empathy in healthcare: Practice, teaching and design: Mon 4 Nov 2019  

Empathy in healthcare: Practice, teaching and design: Mon 4 Nov 2019   | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
This meeting will explore the latest evidence-based ways to practice, teach, and embed empathy within healthcare settings.

We’ll be joined by experts in empathy, including key speaker Professor Jodi Halpern, Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, University of California, Berkeley, who will be discussing challenges to clinical empathy, Professor Stewart Mercer, Professor of Primary Care Research, University of Glasgow, plus Dr Sian Rees and Dr Jeremy Howick from the Oxford Empathy Programme, and Dr Brian Donley, Orthopaedic Surgeon and CEO of Cleveland Clinic.
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Judith Orloff, MD: "The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for [...]" | Talks at Google 

“The Empath’s Survival Guide” teaches readers how sensitive people can thrive in an insensitive world. This talk is presented in an interview format, with two moderators asking Dr. Orloff questions about key elements of the book.
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Design Is [Empathic] – A Talk on Empathy, Humanity and Designing AI 

We're living in an age where objects and digital assistants come alive with machine intelligence. Today, things have brains—they learn, listen, and speak. This new paradigm is also inherently social, emotional, and narrative-driven.

 

In this talk, Danielle Krettek of Google's Empathy Lab uses neurobiology, psychology, art, film, and music to explain how this wave of personal AI defines a future deeply rooted in feeling.

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Developing Empathy in Early Childhood

Developing Empathy in Early Childhood | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy, or the ability to understand and respect another person’s perspective, is the foundation of all human interaction. As your preschooler grows, she is beginning to recognize what others are feeling, and you can help teach your child about empathy and its importance even at this young age.

 

Observation is a key feature of empathy, and children in preschool are beginning to read the gestures, facial expressions, and actions of others to figure out what they are feeling. You can build your child’s observation skills by pointing out when you see someone behaving kindly, or poorly, as this will help show her how actions are related to empathy.

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I'm a psychotherapist – here's what I've learned from listening to children talk about climate change

I'm a psychotherapist – here's what I've learned from listening to children talk about climate change | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
What was also uncovered in these conversations was an enduring empathy for the creatures they share the world with. These children could recognise their own vulnerability in the face of climate change, but it didn’t eclipse their concern for the natural world. Instead, they expressed solidarity and empathy with other species. One said:

Climate change is like the bug spray of nature, and people are the bugs.
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(Against Empathy) The Trouble with Empathy 

(Against Empathy) The Trouble with Empathy  | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
As one of our most beloved companions at the museum, the library, and especially the theater, empathy is hard to shake. But a host of other scholars, scientists, authors, and journalists have also begun to think through its flaws and failures. While the liberatory potential of empathy cannot be denied, it can certainly be overstated, because, as research shows:

 

  • It’s voyeuristic: my empathy requires the exposure of your suffering.
  • It’s invasive: my empathy requires access to your private realm of feeling.
  • It’s appropriative: your feelings become mine.
    It’s narcissistic: my empathy is really just a loose projection of my own feelings onto yours.

 

By Ashley Chang,

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How Empathy Can Save the World

How Empathy Can Save the World | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
We live in a world full of suffering—it would be difficult for anyone to spend even a few moments reading through news headlines and argue against that.

How we choose to respond to the difficult realities all around us is crucial, and in her new book, Brave Souls: Experiencing the Audacious Power of Empathy (InterVarsity Press), author Belinda Bauman aims to widen our understanding of this virtue that she believes has the power to transform the world as well as our own hearts.
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Academyati preschool in Qatar shows how to teach empathy 

Academyati preschool in Qatar shows how to teach empathy  | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
How to teach little kids empathy 
Almost everyone is born with the capacity to develop empathy. Whether we do or not largely depends on the kind of experiences we have in early childhood.

Empathy is the ability to understand and be sensitive to other people’s feelings. The effort to teach it is part of a larger movement promoting “social-emotional learning,” which the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, a research organization based in Chicago, defines as “the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.”
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The 5 Powers Of Empaths

The 5 Powers Of Empaths | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Being an Empath is not actually easy. It requires constant effort and spiritual guidance in order to avoid energy depletion, depression, and severe anxiety.
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Empaths and Low Self-Esteem: How You Can Set Yourself Free

Empaths and Low Self-Esteem: How You Can Set Yourself Free | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Empaths are natural healers and tend to take everything they experience by heart which can often lead to low self esteem in them.
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5 Ways to Cultivate Empathy for Others - Empathy Definition - Happify Daily

5 Ways to Cultivate Empathy for Others - Empathy Definition - Happify Daily | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

So why is this concerning? Because a lack of empathy in anyone can have an impact on everyone. We do better in all of our endeavors when we're both giving and receiving empathy. Although we don’t all start with the same baseline capacity for empathy, we can actually work to increase our empathy levels. The following tips will help you to do just that.

 

  • Empathy Booster #1: Indulge in Fiction
  • Empathy Booster #2: Spend Time Helping Others
  • Empathy Booster #3: Become an Active Listener
  • Empathy Booster #4: Practice Compassion Meditation
  • Empathy Booster #5: Cultivate Your Curiosity

 

 

 

 

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The Empathy Gap and How You Can Close It

The Empathy Gap and How You Can Close It | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
The 2019 SWES identified some key statistics when it comes to empathy:

82% of employees would consider leaving their job for a more empathetic organisation


78% of employees would work longer hours for a more empathetic employer


72% of CEOs say the state of empathy must evolve; this is a 15% increase from last year’s figures
Like any organisational change, an organisation will not be deemed empathic overnight. It is hereby essential to begin integrating empathy into your company culture in several ways. However, before you can decide when to implement, you need to decide what to implement and why.

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Why Empathy Is a Superpower

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Concerned about the state of the world, Canadian author and illustrator Elise Gravel created a wonderfully timely illustrated poster that explains the oddly elusive concept of empathy to kids in very simple terms. She also posits why empathy should be considered a superpower.
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Empathic Intervision: Process and Benefits

Empathic Intervision: Process and Benefits | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

In our previous article we introduced you to Empathic Intervision as a new peer-to-peer structured method of interaction for groups working together to identify opportunities and co-create solutions. We described how it supplements intervision with the advantages of layered empathic capacities to aid deeper hearing of each other and consideration of each other’s perspectives. 

 

Today we continue by describing how intervision differs from supervision, how the intervision process itself works and how it contributes to well-being, personal growth, innovation and learning for individuals, organisations and groups.

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What are mirror neurons, and how do they make us more empathetic?

What are mirror neurons, and how do they make us more empathetic? | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Perhaps, those firing mirror neurons are the source of empathy — and the better they function, the better we're able to relate to our fellow living beings.

But there's a flip side. What happens when the mirror neuron system is on the fritz? Research suggests there's a link between autism and misfiring neurons. A 2005 study from the University of California, San Diego, for example, looked at 10 people with autism. The researchers noted their mirror neurons didn't function in a typical way but rather responded only to what they did themselves, rather than to the actions of others.
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Inside the Google Empathy Lab with Founder Danielle Krettek

Inside the Google Empathy Lab with Founder Danielle Krettek | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

Behind the scenes with the team at Google, helmed by Danielle Krettek, that’s moving beyond design thinking to design feeling. 

 

Krettek, who earned her stripes with Apple and Nike (Wieden + Kennedy), set out to change that—and the Google Empathy Lab was born. The lab’s foundation is in rigorous, risk-taking research and design provocations.

 

But their methods differ from what you’ll see elsewhere—as Krettek says, they’re “explorations into a future full of feeling.” She describes her work as Design Feeling—an evolution, she says, of design thinking, a practice that blends ideas from art, film and other storytelling media with the core practices of research, inquiry and product design. dscout sat down with her to chat about her approach and what goes on behind the scenes at the Empathy Lab."

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