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Resources for Learning About Empathy on Valentine’s Day

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Additional SEL Resources from Edutopia
Edutopia has featured some great blogs covering SEL over the years, and below are a few recent posts. But first, check out this nine-part series from Randy Taran on the Project Happiness Curriculum: Activities to Build Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students.

 

  • 8 Pathways to Every Student’s Success, by Marilyn Price-Mitchell (2015)
  • New Class Roles: Building Environments of Cooperation, by Lori Desautels (2014)
  • Why Teaching Kindness Is Essential to Reduce Bullying, by Lisa Currie (2014)
  • How to Bring Listening Circles to Your Class, by Shane Safir (2014)
  • How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy, by Elena Aguilar (2014)
  • Five-Minute Film Festival: Videos on Kindness, Empathy, and Connection, by Amy Erin Borovoy (2013)
  • Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply, by Homa Tavangar (2013)
  • Empowering Students Through Empathy and Collaboration, by Jose Vilson (2013)
  • Teaching Students to Turn Empathy Into Action, by Maurice Elias (2011)

 

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Hon. Liz Sandals: Introduce a new course called "COMPASSION" for Grade 1 and Grade 12. https://www.change.org/p/hon-liz-sandals-introduce-a-new-course-called-compassion-for-grade-1-and-grade-12

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How To Become A More Empathetic Leader In Difficult Times

How To Become A More Empathetic Leader In Difficult Times | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathetic leaders listen attentively. Listening is one of the most important skills of great leaders. Too often when others are speaking we only half-listen as we judge, think of what we’re going to say in response, or interrupt. The solution to these bad habits—which can become even worse when anxiety and stress are at high levels—is the practice of empathy. Tune in with your full attention and listen to understand.
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Leaders must practice empathy

Leaders must practice empathy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

“Empathy is a complex capability enabling individuals to understand and feel the emotional states of others, resulting in compassionate behavior,” writes Dr. Helen Riess, a practicing psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, author of "The Empathy Effect" and the co-founder and chief scientific officer of Emphathetics. “Empathy requires cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and moral capacities to understand and respond to the suffering of others.”

Compassion is the operative principle behind empathy. “Compassion is a tender response to the perception of another’s suffering,” writes Riess. “Compassion cannot exist without empathy, as they are part of the same perception and response continuum that moves human beings from observation to action.”

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Learning on the go: my experience with empathy circles for system sensing and building connection

Learning on the go: my experience with empathy circles for system sensing and building connection | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

During one of the Stoa sessions, I came across the work of Edwin Rutsch. Edwin has a bit of an unconventional life. His bio suggests that he had done a little bit of this and a lot of that and all of that somehow fell into place for him with his leadership of The Center For Building a Culture of Empathy.

It got me curious and I signed up to do a few sessions using their Empathy Circle methodology. Based on the work of Carl Rogers, empathy circles use a structured conversation technique to bridge social, personal, and political divides. You can talk about the most contentious topics or whatever is alive for you and you will be fully heard and the gift that it is, it gives you an opportunity to offer others the same listening ear. Needless to say, it was a nourishing experience and I loved how simple yet magical the conversations were.

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Empathy Avengers | Infographic | Businessolver

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A culture of empathy can really help an organization succeed.

Empathy in the workplace has been linked to financial performance, employee productivity and even employee retention.

Empathy is key to building trust, and trust is a cornerstone of effective leadership.

But, before you jump to the understandable conclusion that a culture of empathy is dictated by an organization’s CEO, consider who employees believe is most responsible for the expression of this workplace value.

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Virtual Screening of Trumphobia followed by an Empathy Cafe

This is a free virtual-educational screening and discussion of the documentary Trumphobia: what both sides fear.
- Meet the Director
- Take part in an Empathy Circle to discuss the film. We welcome all sides!
- Hear how Mutual Empathy can heal the social and political divisions in the country and world.

TRUMPHOBIA: What Both Sides Fear
Directed by Carolina Sosa, is a documentary about the current political division in the USA and the effect of Donald Trump on his supporters and opponents.

Links
Visit www.trumphobiamovie.com to know more
Follow the film at https://facebook.com/TrumphobiaDoc
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Empathy Tent https://www.empathytent.com
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Introduction and Orientation to the Empathy Circle Facilitator Training

2021 01 15 Orientation Cafe
Introduction and Orientation to the Empathy Circle Facilitator Training.
This is an introduction to how to sign up and take part in the Empathy Circle Facilitator Training.

Course Web: https://bit.ly/ECCOURSE
Empathy Circle Facilitator Training Sign Up
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Learn to facilitate an Empathy Circle. Join this event if you would like to take part in the training.

We are forming multiple cohorts of 4 to 20 participants. There is limited space in each cohort, and all participants must check with trainers to be accepted into the training. The basics of facilitating an Empathy Circle are fairly easy, however, it is a life long learning to deepen the skills and build a more empathic way of being and culture.

Empathy Circle http://EmpathyCircle.com
1. What is an Empathy Circle? http://bit.ly/EC-WhatIs
2. Why Participate? http://bit.ly/EC-Benefits
3. How to Empathy Circle? http://bit.ly/EC-How
4. Empathy Circle Facilitator Training http://bit.ly/EC-Facilitate
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Empathy is Not Only Lacking But in the Decline: Lynne Azarchi and Edwin Rutsch

Lynne Azarchi is Executive Director of Kidsbridge Tolerance Center outside of Trenton, New Jersey--a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering bullying prevention, diversity appreciation, anti-bias, empathy, and empowerment,

Lynne is the author of, 'The Empathy Advantage: Coaching Children to Be Kind, Respectful, and Successful.'

We live in a time when empathy is not only lacking but on the decline. Kids are bullied because of the color of their skin, religion, culture, a disability and more. Bullying and cyberbullying are increasing, especially for black and brown kids, LGBT youth, and Jewish and Muslim youth. Fueled by decreases in respect, kindness, and compassion, the house is on fire!

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Empathy Circle Facilitator Training: Cohort 8: Module 1: Session 1 o 5

Empathy Circle Facilitator Training: Cohort 8: Module 1: Session 1

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Course Website: https://bit.ly/ECCOURSE

This is a free Empathy Circle Facilitator Training. Learn to facilitate an Empathy Circle. Join this event if you would like to take part in the training. This is a 4 session training, 2.5 hours per session. Bear with us as we design and set up this training process and workflow.

We are forming multiple cohorts of 4 to 20 participants. There is limited space in each cohort, and all participants must check with trainers to be accepted into the training. The basics of facilitating an Empathy Circle are fairly easy, however, it is a life long learning to deepen the skills and build a more empathic way of being and culture.

Empathy Circle http://www.empathycircle.com/
1. What is an Empathy Circle? http://bit.ly/EC-WhatIs
2. Why Participate? http://bit.ly/EC-Benefits
3. How to Empathy Circle? http://bit.ly/EC-How
4. Empathy Circle Facilitator Training http://bit.ly/EC-Facilitate
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Introduction and Orientation to the Empathy Circle Facilitator Training

2020-12-29
Introduction and Orientation to the Empathy Circle Facilitator Training.
This is an introduction to how to sign up and take part in the Empathy Circle Facilitator Training.

Course Web: https://bit.ly/ECCOURSEEmpathy Circle Facilitator Training Sign Up
https://www.facebook.com/events/27435...

Learn to facilitate an Empathy Circle. Join this event if you would like to take part in the training.

We are forming multiple cohorts of 4 to 20 participants. There is limited space in each cohort, and all participants must check with trainers to be accepted into the training. The basics of facilitating an Empathy Circle are fairly easy, however, it is a life long learning to deepen the skills and build a more empathic way of being and culture.

Empathy Circle http://EmpathyCircle.com
1. What is an Empathy Circle? http://bit.ly/EC-WhatIs
2. Why Participate? http://bit.ly/EC-Benefits
3. How to Empathy Circle? http://bit.ly/EC-How
4. Empathy Circle Facilitator Training http://bit.ly/EC-Facilitate
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Five things worth knowing about empathy 

Empathy is primitive
Evidence of the most basic sort of empathy — “emotional contagion,” or the sharing of another being’s emotions — has been found in many species, suggesting it’s innate in humans.

“We are biologically programmed to have empathy. It’s something we can’t suppress,” says Frans de Waal, a primatologist at Emory University in Atlanta.

Clues about empathy’s mechanisms emerged in the early 1990s, when Italian neuroscientists studying macaque monkeys discovered a class of brain cells that fired both when the monkeys moved and when they observed another monkey in motion. De Waal and other experts propose that these monkey-see, monkey-do “mirror neurons” may be part of the cellular basis of shared feelings.
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Columbia University engineers create a robot that shows basic empathy

Columbia University engineers create a robot that shows basic empathy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Researchers admit that the robot’s empathy is much more simple than the behaviors and goals of humans. However, they believe this could be the start of giving robots the tool known by cognitive scientists as the “Theory of Mind.
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Culture of Empathy Builder: Lynne Azarchi

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Lynne Azarchi is Executive Director of Kidsbridge Tolerance Center outside of Trenton, New Jersey--a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering bullying prevention, diversity appreciation, anti-bias, empathy, and empowerment. Lynne is the author of, 'The Empathy Advantage: Coaching Children to Be Kind, Respectful, and Successful.'
 
Empathy may be not be a cure-all, but just a little effort can transform a child into a more sensitive, caring human being. The good news is that empathy - the ability to "walk in someone else's shoes" - can be taught. This book is all about teaching adults to teach empathy to kids. The payoff will last a lifetime.

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How To Become A More Empathetic Leader In Difficult Times

How To Become A More Empathetic Leader In Difficult Times | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
In difficult times it’s easy for people to fall victim to their anxieties and fears, a natural response to an extended period of stress and uncertainty. What that means in the workplace is that more than ever before we need leaders who are empathetic—who have the ability to be compassionate and sympathetic, who can step into someone else’s shoes, who can understand and act on the needs of others. When people feel seen, heard, and understood, leadership is at its best, and empathy is what makes that happen.

Here are some of the top traits of empathetic leaders. As you read through, ask yourself how many you can claim and where you could be doing more.
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Eliminating The Empathy Deficit

Eliminating The Empathy Deficit | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
That lack of empathy is not only driving wedges between citizens; it’s building walls between our employees. Perhaps some of you witnessed that animus between employees over political candidates during the last election; I know I did.

 

That kind of division is something our companies can’t afford, particularly at a time when we face so many other challenges—the ongoing pain of the pandemic, the global recession, the need to transform digitally, and quickly, lest we become the latest victim of disruption. We need unity within our corporate communities, not only to cope with the challenges we can see, but to anticipate the dangers that have yet to reveal themselves.

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The Empathy Edge: Why Compassion Fuels Leadership Success and How to Build Your Empathy Muscle

The Empathy Edge: Why Compassion Fuels Leadership Success and How to Build Your Empathy Muscle | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

Join brand strategist Maria Ross, author of The Empathy Edge: Harnessing the Value of Compassion as an Engine for Success and host of The Empathy Edge podcast, as she shares the value of compassion as an engine for success. Learn how you, as individuals and leaders, can amplify empathy through your work and bring your organizations along with you to create a better world. With fascinating stories from company founders, change-makers, and brands we know and love,  Ross will precisely reveal how empathy makes leaders (and organizations) more robust and sustainable. You’ll learn five concrete ways to flex your empathy muscles for tremendous success and how you can amplify empathy through your work to create a better world.

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Why 2021 needs to be the year empathy goes mainstream

Why 2021 needs to be the year empathy goes mainstream | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Forbes magazine recently noted that “the word for 2021 will be empathy.” Given the global events during the opening week of January alone, their prediction couldn’t be more poignant.

As the Covid pandemic continues to see people locked inside, as mental health issues spike and suicide levels fly ever higher, and as extreme political division has seen some of our world’s most famous icons, neighborhoods and even national buildings pulled apart by rioters, our society is facing an intersection of mass segregation.

 

Today we are seeing the weakest of mutual human kindness that we have arguably ever seen, and we are facing an empathy deficit that has been slowly growing for three decades and now has clearly raised its deeply disruptive head. There has never been a time when we need more understanding and cohesion as a society than now, and a reversal of the empathy deficit should be at the top of our political, social and business agendas as we face the year ahead.

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Empathy Circle Facilitator Training: Cohort 10: Module 1: Session 1 or 5

Empathy Circle Facilitator Training: Cohort 10: Module 1: Session 1 or 5
Sign Up: Empathy Circle Facilitator Training Sign Up
https://www.facebook.com/events/27435...

This is a free Empathy Circle Facilitator Training. Learn to facilitate an Empathy Circle. Join this event if you would like to take part in the training. This is a 4 session training, 2.5 hours per session. Bear with us as we design and set up this training process and workflow.

We are forming multiple cohorts of 4 to 20 participants. There is limited space in each cohort, and all participants must check with trainers to be accepted into the training. The basics of facilitating an Empathy Circle are fairly easy, however, it is a life long learning to deepen the skills and build a more empathic way of being and culture.

Empathy Circle http://www.empathycircle.com/
1. What is an Empathy Circle? http://bit.ly/EC-WhatIs
2. Why Participate? http://bit.ly/EC-Benefits
3. How to Empathy Circle? http://bit.ly/EC-How
4. Empathy Circle Facilitator Training http://bit.ly/EC-Facilitate
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Brooks and Capehart on the Importance of Empathy - PBS News Hour

David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart talk about the Importance of Empathy. Jonathan Capehart says Biden and Harris need to keep empathy front and center..

Jonathan Capehart. "Talk about a person, who is the person for the time. If there is a word to describe Biden, it is empathetic. It was the one big attribute that he had that was his calling card in this election...
If the Biden -Harris administration pushes forward and keeps EMPATHY at the top of their agenda, at the top of what they have to say to the country, I think they will succeed in showing all of America that they care about them. "
 
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Empathy Circle Facilitator Training: Cohort 8: Module 1: Session 2 of 5

Empathy Circle Facilitator Training: Cohort 8: Module 1: Session 2

Sign Up: Empathy Circle Facilitator Training Sign Up
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Course Website: https://bit.ly/ECCOURSE

This is a free Empathy Circle Facilitator Training. Learn to facilitate an Empathy Circle. Join this event if you would like to take part in the training. This is a 4 session training, 2.5 hours per session. Bear with us as we design and set up this training process and workflow.

We are forming multiple cohorts of 4 to 20 participants. There is limited space in each cohort, and all participants must check with trainers to be accepted into the training. The basics of facilitating an Empathy Circle are fairly easy, however, it is a life long learning to deepen the skills and build a more empathic way of being and culture.

Empathy Circle http://www.empathycircle.com/
1. What is an Empathy Circle? http://bit.ly/EC-WhatIs
2. Why Participate? http://bit.ly/EC-Benefits
3. How to Empathy Circle? http://bit.ly/EC-How
4. Empathy Circle Facilitator Training http://bit.ly/EC-Facilitate
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Introduction and Orientation to the Empathy Circle Facilitator

2021-01-08
Introduction and Orientation to the Empathy Circle Facilitator Training.
This is an introduction to how to sign up and take part in the Empathy Circle Facilitator Training.

Course Web: https://bit.ly/ECCOURSE
Empathy Circle Facilitator Training Sign Up
https://www.facebook.com/events/27435...

Learn to facilitate an Empathy Circle. Join this event if you would like to take part in the training.

We are forming multiple cohorts of 4 to 20 participants. There is limited space in each cohort, and all participants must check with trainers to be accepted into the training. The basics of facilitating an Empathy Circle are fairly easy, however, it is a life long learning to deepen the skills and build a more empathic way of being and culture.

Empathy Circle http://EmpathyCircle.com
1. What is an Empathy Circle? http://bit.ly/EC-WhatIs
2. Why Participate? http://bit.ly/EC-Benefits
3. How to Empathy Circle? http://bit.ly/EC-How
4. Empathy Circle Facilitator Training http://bit.ly/EC-Facilitate
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5 Tips to Cultivate Empathy. Alexandra Smith and Edwin Rutsch

Alexandra Smith is a licensed professional clinical counselor and writer based in Minneapolis. She wrote the article, 5 Tips to Cultivate Empathy. In this dialogue we discuss the article and her tips. She writes,
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Practicing empathy is an essential step to resolving conflict and developing meaningful relationships. Here are five ways to activate empathy.
1. Shift into an empathy-ready mindset..
2. Ask open-ended questions...
3. Practice active listening...
4. Recognize the limits of empathy...
 
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5 things worth knowing about empathy

5 things worth knowing about empathy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
tortoise lies on its back, legs waving in distress, until a second tortoise crawls up to turn it over. Millions have watched this scene on YouTube, with many leaving heartfelt comments. “Great sense of solidarity,” says one. “There is hope,” says another.

The viewers are responding to what many interpret as empathy — a sign that even in the animal world, life isn’t just dog-eat-dog. Alas, they’re probably wrong. As one reptile expert observed, the second tortoise’s motives were likelier more sexual than sympathetic.
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Non-directive Empathic Listening

Non-directive Empathic Listening | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
In this paper I will share how I found out that the listening approach I have used for almost two decades was completely unique. It is based on a happy misunderstanding of Carl Rogers. But I am getting ahead of myself. I want to thank Clare Fowler for her excitement and willingness to encourage me to write this paper months ago, when I was first seeking to publish my findings.  

In the 1990s I began mediating deep-seated interpersonal conflicts. I developed what at that time was a somewhat controversial approach, Party-Directed Mediation (PDM). In essence, it involves pre-caucuses with the parties and eventually bringing them together into a joint session where the mediator sits thirteen or so feet away. The idea was to underscore the fact that they were there to speak to each other with minimal interference from the third party (for those who are interested, the methodology is detailed in the third edition of my book, Party-Directed Mediation: Facilitating Dialogue Between Individuals, a free download as a public service of the University of California). 

 

by Gregorio Billikopf 

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The Power of Digital Empathy for Making Customer Connections

The Power of Digital Empathy for Making Customer Connections | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Digital Empathy Requires Customer Insight
In the digital realm, data is the primary way to listen to your customers. Whatever platform you use for digital engagements, it should automatically gather both explicit and implicit signals about your customers, such as:

Who they are (demographic information)
Their behavior and interests (channels and devices used, visit frequency, content consumed)
What motivates them (purchases and other commitments)
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Columbia engineers built basic empathy into a robot

Columbia engineers built basic empathy into a robot | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
This experiment is a concrete attempt to infuse machinery with human-like behavior, or what cognitive scientists call Theory of Mind, according to Columbia Engineering. Theory of Mind is the understanding that other people can have different goals or perspectives than you, and it tends to manifest in humans around the age of 3. This is a critical aspect in developing cooperation, competition and empathy skills, while it also lays the foundation for deception.
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