Are We Wired for Empathy?

Are We Wired for Empathy?

…ne 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 People, Professor Iacoboni points to the importance of this groundbreaking research. Mirror neurons “help us to be empathic and fundamentally attuned to oth…

Empathy vs. Sympathy: Understand the Crucial Differences and Why Empathy Drives Connection

Empathy vs. Sympathy: Understand the Crucial Differences and Why Empathy Drives Connection

…y vs. Sympathy: What’s the Difference? What’s the difference between empathy and sympathy? Basically, emotion. Empathy means experiencing someone else’s feelings. It comes from the German Einfühlung , or ‘feeling into.’ It requires an emotional component of really feeling what the other person is feeling. Sympathy, on the other hand, means understanding someone else’s suffering. It’s more cognitive in nature and keeps a certain distance. Thi…

Increase Empathy in the Six Seconds Model of EQ

Increase Empathy in the Six Seconds Model of EQ

…ase 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. Empathy Cards: Explore the meanings of empathy with this set of photo cards. The cards can also be used to explore preconceptions, race/age/sex/class-is…

How to Increase Empathy in Children

How to Increase Empathy in Children

…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 observing you. So working to improve your empathy as a parent is one of the best things you can do to help your child develop this essential skill. Are you…

How to Increase Your Empathy

How to Increase Your Empathy

…g 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 that contact with people of different races increases our empathy toward them at a neurological level. So if you want to increase your empathy, widen y…

EMPATHY ADVENTURE

EMPATHY ADVENTURE

…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/   Project… Start: June 20, 2014 End: July/August, 2014   JOIN THE PROJECT  …

Illuminate: Want Empathy? 3 Phrases To Ask for It

Illuminate: Want Empathy? 3 Phrases To Ask for It

…ps! Click to tweet What emotions came up for you when imagining asking for empathy? Where do you feel those emotions in your body? Do you ask for empathy rarely, sometimes, or frequently? How does this impact your relationships? How could asking for more empathy help you get to your goals? PS— Next week is Illuminate’s very first workshop with me:A Workshop for Perfectionists! I can’t wait. If you could use an affordable, powerful, and community-b…

Parents, Want Less Conflict with Your Kids? Try Empathy

Parents, Want Less Conflict with Your Kids? Try Empathy

…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 child, I remind myself: My kid is probably agitated about me. When I’m enraged with one of them (and they seem to take turns pushing those buttons), I r…

Illuminate: The Best Valentine’s Gift? A Big Box of EMPATHY

Illuminate: The Best Valentine’s Gift? A Big Box of EMPATHY

…even 10% to the opposite side? PS— You know what’s be the hardest kind of empathy for me? SELF-EMPATHY. In Feb 25th’s virtual Workshop for Perfectionists, we’ll talk about research-backed tools (that I’ve personally tested!) for increasing self-compassion. I’d love for you to join us! See you next week! Illuminate is a weekly e-mail series that provides practical tips + galvanizing inspirations for practicing an emotionally intelligent life…

The Neuroscience of Empathy: Wired to Connect – Updated 2017

The Neuroscience of Empathy: Wired to Connect – Updated 2017

…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 and practice, recent neuroscience research has found that humans are, quite literally, wired to connect. Wired to Connect by Imitating Imitation is often…

Learning to Connect… The Gift of Empathy

Learning to Connect… The Gift of Empathy

…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 and connecting with the other person. No words are required, just the emotions and the connection. Like trust, true empathy must be felt and experienced…

Parkinson’s diagnosis: Sympathy versus Empathy?

Parkinson’s diagnosis: Sympathy versus Empathy?

…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 God/Universe/Higher Power, it will allow me to transform myself in a way I have never imagined.” People imagine that I feel sad or angry or some unpleasant emo…

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