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Finding the Brain’s Generosity Center

Finding the Brain’s Generosity Center | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

Summary: A new study reveals a brain area that lights up when we do good for others is more active in empathetic people.

 

However, this region of the brain was not equally active in every person. People who rated themselves as having higher levels of empathy learnt to benefit others faster than those who reported having lower levels of empathy. They also showed increased signalling in their subgenualanterior cingulate cortex when benefitting others.’

 

‘This the first time anyone has shown a particular brain process for learning prosocial behaviours – and a possible link from empathy to learning to help others. By understanding what the brain does when we do things for other people, and individual differences in this ability, we are better placed to understand what is going wrong in those whose psychological conditions are characterised by antisocial disregard for others.’

 

Original Research: Abstract for “Neurocomputational mechanisms of prosocial learning and links to empathy” by Patricia L. Lockwood, Matthew A. J. Apps, Vincent Valton, Essi Viding, and Jonathan P. Roiser in PNAS. Published online August 15 2016 doi:10.1073/pnas.1603198113

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7 Empathic Listening Tips

7 Empathic Listening Tips | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

7 Empathic Listening Tips

1. Practice non-judgment.
Although it's not always simple, letting go of your own ideas allows you to concentrate on the viewpoint of the other person. Understanding someone else's opinions and feelings enables you to assist them. It's important to let them know you care about them and that they matter, which doesn't mean you have to agree with everything they say.

2. Give the individual your whole attention.
Avoid any commotion. Make sure you have the time to spend with the individual, and make sure nothing, not even a computer, is in the way. Respect is demonstrated by giving someone your complete attention, and people are more likely to remain calm when they experience respect.

3. Pay close attention (to feelings and facts).
 

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Would you participate in a Street Prophets Empathy Circle?  

Would you participate in a Street Prophets Empathy Circle?   | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

Would you participate in a Street Prophets Empathy Circle?
by linkage - July 18, 2022
"I’m thinking about starting a Empathy Circle for Street Prophets. I the idea is to meet on Zoom for about 2 hours and discuss a topic related to electing more and better Democrats and promoting more empathy in the Democratic Party. Jump the fold for a video on Empathy Circles and a little more explanation. The poll question is: Would you participate in a Street Prophets Empathy Circle?"

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Empathy Circles | My thoughts about grassroots organizing - #1

Empathy Circles | My thoughts about grassroots organizing - #1 | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

Empathy Circles | My thoughts about grassroots organizing - #1

by linkage - August 01, 2022

 

"My first diary on my activism, 12/13/2010, Empathy, Politics, and Activism #1 was inspired by a meeting with Edwin Rutsch, founding director of the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy. The meeting was in person and Edwin and spoke to me about the empathy and his some of his plans. The meeting with Edwin Rutsch had an influence on me because I walked away resolved to conduct my club meetings in the round. This was in stark contrast to the usual speaker and audience arrangement. "

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Edith Stein and the power of empathy

Edith Stein and the power of empathy | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
. Her doctoral thesis tackled one of phenomenology’s most pressing questions: it was called On the Problem of Empathy.

For Stein, “the problem of empathy” was more than a theoretical subject: it guided her brief life in unexpected ways—killed for being Jewish, she was at the time of her death a Catholic nun. Too often overlooked as a thinker, she is now one of the six patron saints of Europe known as St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.

What is empathy? While the word only came into the English language in the early 20th century as a translation of the German term Einfühlung or “feeling into,” the problem of empathy has long been a key question in philosophy.
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Want an engaged and loyal workforce in this tight labor market? Build a culture of empathy

Want an engaged and loyal workforce in this tight labor market? Build a culture of empathy | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
The pandemic brought to light new challenges and needs for workers. Companies have to focus on those needs to ensure their employees are engaged and feel like their needs are being met. Empathy is critical to understanding and engaging the workforce. In order for businesses to create a more empathetic and innovative environment, a culture of curiosity needs to be cultivated. Breaking down barriers, embracing diversity and inclusion, and bringing it to the forefront of company strategy will help drive a more empathetic and innovative culture.
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Parenting tips: Here's how to develop empathy in kids  

Parenting tips: Here's how to develop empathy in kids   | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy is the ability to understand/feel other people’s emotions and empathy helps us form healthy relationships hence, this is one of the skills that need to be developed by parents in their children right from a very young age. Studies have time and again indicated that childhood experiences and the way children are raised have long-lasting effects on the adults they grow up to and following conscious and informed ways of instilling important values during childhood is a good start in laying a strong foundation for shaping well-rounded personalities in children.


Empathy is one such core value that should be encouraged in children from early stages in life in classrooms, campuses and in the world around us. Developing a sense of empathy is an important developmental process for young children, which is tremendously beneficial to them not only in childhood but well into their adulthood too.

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This isn’t another story about burnout: Why empathy fatigue is the worst threat to patient care today

This isn’t another story about burnout: Why empathy fatigue is the worst threat to patient care today | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
At the beginning of the pandemic, we were celebrated as heroes. Now the heroes are asking for help in addressing this new phenomenon of empathy fatigue. If we fail to ignore this crisis of compassion, patients and clinicians will continue to suffer.
By DR. POOJA AYSOLA
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“There’s no billing code for empathy” - Animated comics remind medical students of empathy: a qualitative study - PMC

“There’s no billing code for empathy” - Animated comics remind medical students of empathy: a qualitative study - PMC | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Physician empathy is associated with improved diabetes outcomes. However, empathy declines throughout medical school training. This study seeks to describe how comics on diabetes affect learning processes for empathy in medical students.
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Greater empathy in adolescents helps prevent bias-based cyberbullying

Greater empathy in adolescents helps prevent bias-based cyberbullying | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
A first-of-its-kind study led by Florida Atlantic University in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, explored the relationship between empathy and cyberbullying among early U.S. adolescents. Researchers were particularly interested in two types of empathy – affective and cognitive – and how they differed in children who cyberbullied. Affective empathy is generally automatic and an unconscious reaction where the feelings of another are felt and shared, while cognitive empathy involves an intentional placing of oneself in the position of another to identify their mental state and understand their emotions.
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Empathy Circles | My thoughts about grassroots organizing - #2 

Empathy Circles | My thoughts about grassroots organizing - #2  | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
For today's suggested topic lets consider Empathy Circles. (Please see my previous diary in this series on my struggle with grassroots organizing at this link #1. And two additional diaries I did on Empathy Circles before I started this series: links #1 & #2)
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Why learning empathy and social skills can be child’s play

Why learning empathy and social skills can be child’s play | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
After all, empathy plays a key role in predicting kids’ well-being, academic success, authentic happiness, relationship satisfaction, as well as their ability to have resilience and bounce back from adversity. And as bullying and prejudice plague kids (and adults) the world over, how we could all benefit from an antidote of empathy.

The study investigated the importance of what kids say while they play and found an increased use of language used by children about others’ thoughts and emotions during doll play. When compared to tablet play, this form of pretend play when playing alone showed more signs of internal state language (ISL), meaning that when children create imaginary worlds and role play with dolls, they communicated more about others’ thoughts, emotions, and perspectives – putting themselves in the shoes of others.
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Too Much Empathy Is Damaging: 3 Ways To Get The Balance Right

Too Much Empathy Is Damaging: 3 Ways To Get The Balance Right | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of focus on empathy today, and empathy is a good thing, right? Mostly, yes. But it’s also possible for empathy to go too far, or for it to motivate the wrong kinds of actions and decisions. The key is to get the balance right—with plenty of empathy at the right times and informing the best outcomes—but not so much that it damages you, others or the community.

Clarifying Empathy
It’s important to start with clarity about empathy—that it has tremendous benefits which have been proven for people and business. From greater innovation and better leadership to increased engagement and work satisfaction, there is plenty to celebrate.
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Challenging Empathic Deficit Models of Autism Through Responses to Serious Literature

Challenging Empathic Deficit Models of Autism Through Responses to Serious Literature | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Dominant theoretical models of autism and resultant research enquiries have long centered upon an assumed autism-specific empathy deficit. Associated empirical research has largely relied upon cognitive tests that lack ecological validity and associate empathic skill with heuristic-based judgments from limited snapshots of social information. This artificial separation of thought and feeling fails to replicate the complexity of real-world empathy, and places socially tentative individuals at a relative disadvantage
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Training | Empathy Lab

Training | Empathy Lab | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

The four modules are:

  • Empathy, and how books build it: key research and ideas
  • Practical approaches to choosing and using books to build empathy
  • Building key empathy skills
  • Empathy Day


The cost (note - this information has been updated for clarity since first published): Booking individual modules
£65 per person, per module   or £115 per pair, per module - two people attending from the same organisation (saving £15) 

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Empathy Circles In Schools | My thoughts about attending a session (with video of a past session)

Empathy Circles In Schools | My thoughts about attending a session (with video of a past session) | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

Empathy Circles In Schools | My thoughts about attending a session (with video of a past session)
by linkage - July 25, 2022

"In last weeks Monday Coffee Hour I introduced the concept of an Empathy Circle and took a poll on how many readers were able to zoom. I discussed the benefits of the process and provided a link to a introduction video. A few days ago I attended a Empathy Circles in Schools session. Jump the fold and I will share a bit of my experience with everyone along with an short explanation of the proce

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Empathy Circles | My thoughts about grassroots organizing - #2 (with video & poll)

Empathy Circles | My thoughts about grassroots organizing - #2 (with video & poll) | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

"For today's suggested topic lets consider Empathy Circles.... In last weeks Monday Coffee Hour I introduced the concept of an Empathy Circle and took a poll on how many readers were able to zoom. I discussed the benefits of the process and provided a link to a introduction video. A few days ago I attended a Empathy Circles in Schools session. Jump the fold and I will share a bit of my experience with everyone along with an short explanation of the process...

I remarked in the last session I attended that even the silence was powerful. For many it is hard to speak in front of an audience. Just having the group respectfully wait for the speaker to choose the right words for me was something special. Just imagine stopping time for moment so those with speaking challenges could catch up. It was magic seeing and hearing a group of strangers being kind and considerate of everyone present. "

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Culture of Empathy | BeBetter Podcast

Culture of Empathy | BeBetter Podcast | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Prepare for the future of work by creating a culture of care and empathy.


Build stakeholder capitalism into your business model and strategy.


The caregiving model must evolve to address the changing needs of an aging population.

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Redefining Leadership Through Empathy | by Michaela Hackner

Redefining Leadership Through Empathy | by Michaela Hackner | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
As a UX designer, I’ve always leaned on empathy and user research to design meaningful and relevant product experiences. Both help me understand the needs of users and businesses and find common ground where everyone wins.

But over the last few years, I’ve discovered that empathy is much more than just a product tool for me. I’m wired to be an empath. When I began owning this part of my identity—instead of fighting against it—I evolved into a stronger, more relatable manager and leader.
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11 Tips To Promote Empathy as a Health Care Professional

11 Tips To Promote Empathy as a Health Care Professional | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
What is empathy in health care?
In general, empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. In health care, empathy is the recognition and validation of a patient’s fear, anxiety, pain and worry. It is the ability to understand patients’ feelings and facilitate more accurate diagnoses and caring treatment. Health care professionals such as doctors, surgeons, nurses, specialists, physician assistants and technicians employ empathy throughout their workdays. 

Being empathic involves verbal reassurance as well as interpreting body language and asking questions in response to emotional cues. Medical professionals apply these skills to every aspect of patient care such as gathering patient intake forms, considering room decor, recording patient history, taking notes and explaining treatment plans.
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4 Ways to Communicate with More Empathy

4 Ways to Communicate with More Empathy | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
But just as each of us has varying levels of empathy, not every leader is equally empathic. So is a lack of natural empathy a showstopper when it comes to expressing and benefiting from empathic communications? No. The good news is that all leaders (even those who are not naturally empathic) can communicate messages of empathy as powerfully as they convey messages of unity and accountability.
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Stoneygate Trust and University of Leicester combine to create pioneering new Centre for Empathic Healthcare | News | University of Leicester

The Stoneygate Trust and University of Leicester have combined to create a pioneering new Stoneygate Centre for Excellence in Empathic Healthcare.

This unique £10m Centre, co-funded by the University and The Stoneygate Trust, will ensure that medical students and healthcare professionals across the UK are taught about the vital importance of empathy as an integral part of all aspects of their medical training. 

As part of its work, the new Centre will develop and deliver empathy-focused training for undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare students and professionals in Leicester, with the aim of making this available nationally.

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Empathy and Engagement in Process, Practice and Program

Empathy and Engagement in Process, Practice and Program | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
In this authentic and open discussion, Alisha Wenc and Naomi Clare Crellin will share stories of how Empathy has helped them drive innovation and mission in their work. Alisha will shed light on how her work to advance Women – whether in tech or business – has relied upon an empathetic approach to engaging stakeholders. Naomi will share audience insights from the uses and applications of the Empathy toolkit they use at Storycraft Lab.

Learner Outcomes: 

Frameworks for integrating Empathy in to your process – such as Empathy Mapping and Journey Mapping.
Practical methods for surveying, assessing and building stakeholder and community engagement.
Making the business case for power-skills – integrating Empathy into your programming.
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Dr Judith Orloff on why empathy makes us happier and the power of empaths | Metro News

Dr Judith Orloff on why empathy makes us happier and the power of empaths | Metro News | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
How is empathy linked to happiness?

Empathy is the key not only to the individual’s happiness but for the world’s happiness.

Choosing empathy over anger and fear generates a profound shift in our relationships, personally and globally. It catalyses a compassionate evolution of humankind and a hope for us getting along in more meaningful ways as individuals and as a planet.

I believe empathy will be the deciding factor between war and peace, between hatred and tolerance. We need to grow larger than our smaller selves and egos to be empathic in our lives.

Empathy is the game-changer. It is the trait that will ultimately save the world.
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Greater Empathy in Adolescents Helps Prevent Bias-based Cyberbullying

Greater Empathy in Adolescents Helps Prevent Bias-based Cyberbullying | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
While the topic has received widespread attention in the last decade, little is known about its relationship with empathy. Even less is known about how empathy is related to bias-based cyberbullying:  harm and abuse toward others because of one’s identity (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender or religion) – a phenomenon of increasing concern against the backdrop of rising hate speech and hate crimes across the nation.

A first-of-its-kind study led by Florida Atlantic University in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, explored the relationship between empathy and cyberbullying among early U.S. adolescents. Researchers were particularly interested in two types of empathy – affective and cognitive – and how they differed in children who cyberbullied. Affective empathy is generally automatic and an unconscious reaction where the feelings of another are felt and shared, while cognitive empathy involves an intentional placing of oneself in the position of another to identify their mental state and understand their emotions.
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Why empathy is a superpower in the world of work and beyond | Metro News

Why empathy is a superpower in the world of work and beyond | Metro News | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

Me, an empath, sensing you might be interested in this article after clicking on it.

We’ve all seen the gentle ribbing of so-called ’empaths’, who declare they have such intense empathy that they carry it around like a weight, picking up the emotions and trauma of anyone with whom they cross paths.

 

That level of empathy – also known as being a highly sensitive person – isn’t a great thing to have.

But that’s not what we’re talking about today. Instead, we’re talking about a healthy level of empathy; an ability to understand where people are coming from and connecting with their experience.

 

That type of empathy can be powerful, says Mimi Nicklin, a globally recognised specialist in the topic, and it’s something the world needs more of.

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