Are We Wired for Empathy?

Are We Wired for Empathy?

…on” leaders have a huge responsibility to monitor and manage themselves as role models. Mirror neurons are *always on* – means we affect one another even when we do not mean to. Click To Tweet The Neuroscience of Empathy Iacoboni repeatedly reminded us that we are, literally, wired to connect. Humans are social, and empathy is a fundamental component of the human condition. In the new Afterword to his fascinating book, Mirroring…

Parents, Want Less Conflict with Your Kids? Try Empathy

Parents, Want Less Conflict with Your Kids? Try Empathy

…. Here’s a fun 90-second video about using empathy to be the parents we mean to be: https://youtu.be/ixlkm0yC0jg . Want to connect with your child to solve challenges… instead of escalating? Here’s a 90-second video re using empathy to help make that happen Click to tweet Two Practical Empathy Tools for Parents One of the most powerful tools that helped me reduce my frustration was, and still is, a version of empathy. When I’m agitated about my…

How Communities Heal from Conflict: 3 Practitioners’ Stories

How Communities Heal from Conflict: 3 Practitioners’ Stories

…ns. When emotions can be discussed in a way that allows people to feel heard and understood, that is the beginning of bridging perceived differences, or even finding solutions to common problems. Another theme is to practice empathy. Listening to someone who feels differently than you do about a charged topic is an amazing practice of empathy. Rather than sink into despair or inaction, Michael Eatman chose to use the election to galvanize his…

What Are They Thinking?!? Try This Hands-On Tool to Solve a Conflict with EQ

What Are They Thinking?!? Try This Hands-On Tool to Solve a Conflict with EQ

…ensive, my listening ability went out the window. Maybe writing down her concerns on the “cons” side of a pros cons list would have helped me feel less personally attacked. Isn’t that a cool way to practice empathy and move forward together? And another cool thing is, you can go through this process even if the other person isn’t ready to pull out the T, F, A cards. As this next story shows, you can have yourself or a…

Increase Empathy in the Six Seconds Model of EQ

Increase Empathy in the Six Seconds Model of EQ

…orld, from Albania to New York. Here is a video showing the many faces of our network as it grows. If we are to create a … Click here for more Increase Empathy articles on our site   Recommended Tools EQ for Families: Empathy Workshop: Empathy is essential for caring, prosocial, and supportive relationships. This emotionally-engaging module equips you to teach parents and caregivers raise more empathic, conscientious, and aware children….

How to Increase Empathy in Children

How to Increase Empathy in Children

…ial component is mastering the art of empathy, because it’s empathy, more than anything else, that helps us relate, respond to and connect with others. Here are 5 tips, based on the latest research, for how to increase empathy in children. Empathy is the foundation of strong relationships. It’s a gift that keeps on giving. 1. Model empathy for them. The primary way your child will learn about empathy, and many other things, is by…

How to Increase Your Empathy

How to Increase Your Empathy

…hing will be okay? Just a dose of curiosity, and I want to go help her finish her shopping! You see how the switch to curiosity is a switch from making statements to asking questions – and it really helps increase your empathy. Want to increase your empathy? Try curiosity – replacing statements with questions Click To Tweet Empathy, especially for strangers, starts with exposure to people who are different than us. Research has found…

EMPATHY ADVENTURE

EMPATHY ADVENTURE

…: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw0Lvr4eK-k If you like, this is another engaging video … because Empathy comes in waves and you can discover benefits immediately or after a long swim of life! The Theft video: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/video-tear-jerking-ad-shows-gift-giving-article-1.1458181# Please surf these amazing sites to learn more: http://cultureofempathy.com/ http://startempathy.org/ http://empathy.ashoka.org/  …

Self Direction and Purpose workshop (12 ACE Units)

18 Jun 2018 – 19 Jun: South Africa Durban Self Direction and Purpose workshop (12 ACE Units) Spiritual Emotional Intelligence (SEQ) is all about connection—to yourself, people you know, and the larger world. How can we live more congruently, more often? You might think of SEQ as a way to supercharge the Noble Goal—that overarching sense of purpose that helps us stay in alignment across all areas of our lives. When we consider both the spiritual…

The Neuroscience of Empathy: Wired to Connect – Updated 2017

The Neuroscience of Empathy: Wired to Connect – Updated 2017

…etween self and others: how we connect, heal, and relate. Considering its importance in every aspect of our lives, we are taking a deeper look at the neuroscience behind it all – starting with this basic question about empathy. Is empathy something we are simply born with, or is it a skill that we can practice and improve? The most recent research suggests that, actually, it’s both. While empathy skills can be learned with coaching…

Learning to Connect… The Gift of Empathy

Learning to Connect… The Gift of Empathy

…o being present in the moments – not just with my head, but also with my heart. This new understanding of empathy is affecting my work as a leader and a consultant and trainer of leaders. I used to pay attention to cognitive empathyempathy with the “head” is about knowing, and it leads the other person to know that you understand. But heart empathy is the real gift. It’s not just about doing the right thing but actually feeling, experiencing…

Parkinson’s diagnosis: Sympathy versus Empathy?

Parkinson’s diagnosis: Sympathy versus Empathy?

…nario and based on how they would feel if they imagine themselves having the worst case symptoms. Only one person asked me how I feel about it. Since I am constantly thinking about Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills, such as empathy; I feel this personal issue may be another context to bring forward what I believe empathy means. If people would ask me what I think about my Parkinson’s diagnosis; I would say: “I consider it as a gift from…