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 Ionbhá: The Empathy Book for Ireland  

 Ionbhá: The Empathy Book for Ireland   | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

Ionbhá or empathy is a core element of wisdom and a universal language of the soul. It brings joy to the everyday, making the unbearable bearable. “We need empathy in schools just as we need empathy in the world right now” - Cillian Murphy, Actor and Patron of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre.

The wide range of contributions to the publication Ionbhá act like a compass, guiding us on things that really matter in life. Reflections on empathy illuminate its healing properties, vividly opening our eyes to the countless ways in which its power can shape us all. This collection shows that no matter how big or small, empathetic actions have a massive impact. Although we rarely appreciate how these actions affect people and their communities, they often reverberate long after we act. 

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The Driving Force of Free Markets Is Empathy, Not Greed - Foundation for Economic Education

The Driving Force of Free Markets Is Empathy, Not Greed - Foundation for Economic Education | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Successful Entrepreneurs Are Empathetic
There is overwhelming evidence to suggest that empathy, rather than greed, is the true driving force of capitalism. Empathy is the ability to recognize and understand another person’s feelings and motives, and this is the most important characteristic of successful entrepreneurs.

Take Steve Jobs as an example. He came up with the iPhone and other products because he understood modern consumers’ needs and desires better than anyone else.
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The Big Idea: No More Cognitive and Affective Empathy?

The Big Idea: No More Cognitive and Affective Empathy? | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
  • There is a distinction between cognitive and emotional empathy. The first is considered useful at work but the latter to be avoided.
  • However, research shows that in many complex social situations, cognitive and emotional empathy are jointly required to make sense of the world.
  • To do justice to the skill of empathy, people need to stop believing in the dichotomy and embrace body and mind, emotions and cognition.

Lidewij Niezink and Katherine Train 

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Ballroom Dance Training Promotes Empathy

Ballroom Dance Training Promotes Empathy | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
According to the researchers, among the three subscales of empathy (perspective taking, empathic concern and personal distress), dancers showed significant higher scores than controls in empathic concern.

Furthermore, the empathic concern was positively correlated with years with dance partners (i.e., the number of years that the dancer has officially danced with a fixed dance partner).

Empathic concern is an other-oriented affective empathy and involves the desire to promote others’ well-being or alleviate their suffering, which is widely regarded as the trait that motivates costly altruism and prosocial behavior.
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Empathy is the Thing We All Need

Empathy is the Thing We All Need | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Last week, Adweek published an article about why agencies must practice empathy in health care messaging. A number of studies and industry experts made the case for why warmth and understanding are more effective at getting people to take action and make healthy changes in their lives.

If you’re at all familiar with our agency, you know that empathy is something that we talk about a lot. And while last week’s article was especially relevant for our health care clients, it’s also an important reminder for everyone who “does marketing.” Regardless of your industry, you are reaching real people and need to consider how you fit into their lives.
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What Moms Need To Know About Empathy When It Comes To Their Child

What Moms Need To Know About Empathy When It Comes To Their Child | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy is often thought of as being able to love and care about other people. When someone has the ability to connect with someone emotionally, understanding why a person may feel hurt by seeing things from their point of view. While that is part of empathy, there are other levels of empathy that a lot of people may not even realize exist.

When it comes to empathy and children, it's important to be aware of these levels. Parents may be trying to teach empathy to their child, raising a good human being and all. Being familiar with the different levels of empathy might help them feel more confident on that journey. Empathy is a learning process. The more parents know, the better equipped they can be in handling it.
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Meeting People From Diverse Cultures Makes Us More Empathetic

Meeting People From Diverse Cultures Makes Us More Empathetic | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Friendships are potent in their ability to offer support and solidary. But they may also help nullify social biases by influencing how we empathize, and more importantly, who we empathize with. To put it simply: bias against people from different social identities can be changed, and even reversed.

“White students who had spent extended time in China showed stronger neural responses to pain expressions on Asian faces compared to white faces,” noted PsyPost. describing a new study that found how greater social exposure to people from diverse backgrounds can undo the social conditioning that may have played a part in making us biased against them.
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‘Empathy Is the Secret Source of Connection’—Brené Brown and Doug Conant on Leadership in the Pandemic Era

‘Empathy Is the Secret Source of Connection’—Brené Brown and Doug Conant on Leadership in the Pandemic Era | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

The way to take action on these findings, and embody a ‘people first’ leadership ethos, is to understand that “empathy is the secret source of connection; it is what fuels connection.”

Don’t Worry, Empathy Is Teachable
If empathy is the recipe for forging the connections that are fundamental to effective leadership, how can leaders develop the skill—especially if it doesn’t come naturally? Brené reassures leaders that empathy, like a lot of competencies, can be practiced: “It’s a teachable skill set. It’s not something that you either have or you don’t.”

The first step to unlocking a greater understanding of empathy is rethinking what it looks like. 

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Amazon.com: The Space Between: How Empathy Really Works: 9780197637081: Maibom, Heidi L.: Books

Amazon.com: The Space Between: How Empathy Really Works: 9780197637081: Maibom, Heidi L.: Books | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
When Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court, his comments that a judge should have "the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African-American or gay, disabled, or old" caused a furor. Objective, reasoned, and impartial judgment were to be replaced by partiality, sentiment, and bias, critics feared.

 

This concern about empathy has since been voiced not just by conservative critics, but by academics and public figures. In The Space Between, Heidi Maibom combines results from philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to argue that rather than making us more biased or partial, empathy makes us more impartial and more objective.

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How to Defeat the Empathy Gap | Gleb Tsipursky

How to Defeat the Empathy Gap | Gleb Tsipursky | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
We tend to greatly underestimate the importance and impact of emotions in business and personal settings, a dangerous judgment error called the empathy gap. To address this problem, we need to deploy emotional intelligence, which refers to the skill of understanding and managing your own emotions, and social intelligence, meaning the ability to understand and influence other people’s emotions and relationships.
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People Who Lack Compassion for the Environment Are Also Less Emotional in General

People Who Lack Compassion for the Environment Are Also Less Emotional in General | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
The study’s results suggest that some people’s lack of concern for the environment may not be particularly political or reflect a specific disinterest in the environment. It is instead a characteristic of their broader emotional palette, Preston said.

“Given that our sense of risk and decisions are strongly guided by emotions, more impassive people are less inclined to dedicate resources to this slowly building crisis,” she said.

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Zoom Strengthens Security By Leading with Empathy

Zoom Strengthens Security By Leading with Empathy | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Burke Brownfeld, Manager of Physical Security, Operations Awareness, and Partnerships at Zoom, discovered a simple and effective method of delivering happiness—apply empathy in every business interaction.

In this episode, Burke shares how he strengthened his working relationships and the security function at Zoom by leading with empathy and why he believes it should be at the core of every security professional’s approach to leadership.

Listen to our conversation with Burke to hear about:

Tips for being a more empathetic leader
How to focus on the process, not the outcome, to create more positive workplace interactions
Lessons learned on how to explain and implement procedural changes effectively
Why corporate security should evolve beyond the traditional “guns, guards, and gates” approach
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Episode 29: Empathy Is the Sugar That Helps the Medicine Go Down – Dr. Lara Salyer

Episode 29: Empathy Is the Sugar That Helps the Medicine Go Down – Dr. Lara Salyer | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

“The best thing you can do is find out a person’s experience first before you start coming up with solutions,” explains Ashok Bhattacharya, MD, FRCP. Dr. Bhattacharya has been a psychiatrist for over 36 years and is the founder of The Empathy Clinic, a private psychiatric clinic that focuses on the use of empathy to diagnose and treat a variety of mental illnesses in both individuals and couples. He fully believes that learning to treat patients with empathy puts humanity back into medicine.

Empathy is crucial for proper diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses because it helps practitioners get to the root of the problem.
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Empathy: What it Means and How to Empathize

We tend to misunderstand empathy. We think empathizing with someone is consoling them. We think it’s helping them fix whatever problem they’re having. We think it’s giving advice.

If it were me, I’d pick a different career. If it were me, I’d end the relationship. If it were me, I wouldn’t think so much about it. Have you tried taking a real break? Have you considered that other option?

We think empathizing with someone is wondering how we’d feel or react in the same situation.

But empathy isn’t any of these actions.

According to psychologist and empathy researcher Lidewij Niezink, Ph.D, the latter is actually called an “imagine-self perspective.” Which means we focus on our own experiences as if we are in the other person’s shoes. Which is limiting. Because when we consider how we’d feel, think and react, we don’t learn anything about the other person—and we might even make erroneous assumptions about them.

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Local Nonprofit Health Center Prescribes Empathy for Confronting the Crisis of Homelessness

Local Nonprofit Health Center Prescribes Empathy for Confronting the Crisis of Homelessness | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Local nonprofit health center Unity Care NW prescribes empathy for confronting the crisis of homelessness.

 

UCNW recently brought Ryan Dowd, the Executive Director of the second largest homeless shelter in America, to train its staff in using empathy-driven approaches to compassionately and effectively de-escalate situations and manage conflict. UCNW also partnered with the City of Bellingham, Bellingham Public Library, and the Mount Baker Theatre to offer this same training to more than 800 staff from local businesses and nonprofits. Empathy doesn’t mean excusing and accepting all of a person’s negative behaviors, it just asks that we approach others with awareness that their unique experience and biology impact their way of moving through the world. This can make all the difference for a person on the journey out of homelessness.

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Building the Empathy Movement. Intro to the Empathy Circle 2022- 09-17

Building a Culture of Empathy Movement.
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. Learn to facilitate an Empathy Circle. Join this event if you would like to take part in the training.
Empathy Circle Website: http://EmpathyCircle.com
Course Web: https://BestEmpathyTraining.com
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The Art of Empathy Virtual Lecture Series

The Art of Empathy Virtual Lecture Series | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
The virtual lecture series: The Art of Empathy serves as a timely and important catalyst for healing and connecting on our campus and in the greater central Georgia community and beyond. Through this series we can better understand how empathy can be used as a powerful tool to expand emotional intelligence, tolerance, and community wellbeing. 
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Emotional balance and awareness is important for educators. Empathy is an emotion that needs more attention nowadays. 
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The Empathy Trap | Dan Zahavi

Oxford professor of philosophy Dan Zahavi asks whether empathy is our best base for morality?

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ADHD and Empathy: What’s the Link?

ADHD and Empathy: What’s the Link? | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy is a key component of emotional intelligence (EQ), which refers to the ability to recognize, understand, and hold space for your own and others’ emotions.

Certain habits, behaviors, or personality traits could make it seem as if you or your child have less empathy — regardless of how much empathy you actually have.

For instance, some symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may suggest a lack of empathy, explains Zishan Khan, MD, a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with Mindpath Health.
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Wanted: Business leaders with soft skills like empathy in post-Covid workplace

Wanted: Business leaders with soft skills like empathy in post-Covid workplace | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
According to a LinkedIn survey of around 23,000 workers, employees are increasingly seeking out bosses who show empathy and compassion in the workplace. Additionally, 61 per cent say soft skills in the workplace are just as important as hard skills.
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Is Your Empathy Biased?  The Space Between: How Empathy Really Works,

Is Your Empathy Biased?  The Space Between: How Empathy Really Works, | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

Jill Suttie: Some opponents of empathy argue that we should aim for objectivity. But you make the case in your book that everyone is biased and objectivity is impossible. Why?

 

But philosopher Heidi Maibom believes the opposite is true—that taking other people’s perspectives leads to greater social understanding and justice.

In her new book, The Space Between: How Empathy Really Works, she examines philosophical thought and psychological research to show how each of us has a first-person way of seeing the world that, when recognized and challenged, can increase our understanding of ourselves and others. By examining the role of empathy in our lives, she argues, we can improve our social relationships and civic institutions.

 

philosopher Heidi Maibom
The Space Between: How Empathy Really Works

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Employ a Soft Skill to Overcome Hard Times

Employ a Soft Skill to Overcome Hard Times | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Application: Practical Empathy in Manufacturing
Again, manufacturers can shield themselves from the cost of labor shortages by preventing them in the first place (or at least limiting future damage). No two employees have the same reason for staying in a job, but empathy is a versatile “soft” skill that can help you lean into a group that has diverse priorities. Remember that what’s logical at your desk doesn’t always translate to gains on the production floor. In fact, my own mistakes have shown that logical actions made without empathy can make a tough situation even worse. I was also fortunate enough to see better results from a more empathetic approach that put a (tolerable) burden on me.

Here are a few practical tips for exhibiting empathy, focused on involving your skilled workers in problem-solving:
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How To Be A Good Listener At Work

How To Be A Good Listener At Work | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
In a world of short attention spans and information overload, good listeners in the workplace have never stood out more. Since interpersonal skills begin with the ability to listen attentively, professionals should always be considering ways to improve.
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6 Tips on Empathic Writing Explained | The Writing Cooperative

6 Tips on Empathic Writing Explained | The Writing Cooperative | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Ok, what does an empathic writer actually mean?

An empathic writer is someone who can feel the emotions of the characters they are writing about. They are able to imagine themselves in the story, empathize with other people’s experiences, identify with others’ thoughts and feelings, and connect with readers on a human level.

In this post, I’ll break down how to become a better writer by becoming actively involved in the mindset of different people, and understanding what triggers them so that their feelings aren’t lost on you.
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Maximize your insights with empathy with Rob Volpe | LWD S3

In this week’s special show, Rob Volpe, Author, Speaker, CEO, Chief Catalyst, and Empathy Activist at Ignite 360, talks about his work with brands to identify and understand emerging macro trends and customer sentiments that impact their businesses. He will also discuss the importance of empathy in research and his book “Tell Me More About That: Solving the Empathy Crisis One Conversation at a Time.”
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