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Is There A Downside To Empathy?

Is There A Downside To Empathy? | Relationships | Scoop.it

By Adam Hoffman

Empathy can be painful.

Or so suggests a growing body of neuroscientific research.

When we witness suffering and distress in others, our natural tendency to empathize can bring us vicarious pain.


Is there a better way of approaching distress in other people? A recent study...

Dr. Amy Fuller's insight:

Pairing empathy with compassion helps us cope with difficult emotions. 

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Great News about Empathy: New research shows effort matters more than getting it right

Great News about Empathy: New research shows effort matters more than getting it right | Relationships | Scoop.it

If you sit in a restaurant and look around sometimes you can determine who is married and who is still dating. A couple still dating hangs on each other’s every word, while the married folks someti... Fuller LIfe Family Therapy


Dr. Amy Fuller's insight:

A recent study has revealed a refreshing perspective on what really matters for couples is the sincere attempt to understand each other.

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Empathic Listening | Beyond Intractability

Empathic Listening | Beyond Intractability | Relationships | Scoop.it

Empathetic Listening

Empathy is the ability to project oneself into the personality of another person in order to better understand that person's emotions or feelings. Through empathic listening the listener lets the speaker know, "I understand your problem and how you feel about it, I am interested in what you are saying and I am not judging you." The listener unmistakably conveys this message through words and non-verbal behaviors, including body language. In so doing, the listener encourages the speaker to fully express herself or himself free of interruption, criticism or being told what to do.

Dr. Amy Fuller's insight:

Extensive discussion about empathic listening with benefits, how to's, and guidelines. 

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Teach Empathy Through Relationships

Teach Empathy Through Relationships | Relationships | Scoop.it

Teach Empathy Through Relationships

We need to call attention to the role of healthy relationships in education. Then we need a way to bring rigor to the continuous pursuit of building them.

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A school started a lab to investigate empathy in education and discussed what they label the fourth "R"after reading, writing and 'rithmatic which is Relationships. An interesting discussion about empathy follows. 

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An Empathy Video That Asks You To Stand in Someone Else's Shoes

An Empathy Video That Asks You To Stand in Someone Else's Shoes | Relationships | Scoop.it
If you could stand in someone else's shoes... Hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently? A video that speaks to the connections we all need.
Dr. Amy Fuller's insight:

Watch this video on empathy. You may need some kleenex. HT @kristatippett @beingtweets 

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New research on how men and women perceive negative emotions

New research on how men and women perceive negative emotions | Relationships | Scoop.it
Most people are aware that men are from Mars and Women from Venus, metaphorically speaking, thanks to Dr. John Gray. When we put the genders together we sometimes end up with miscommunication, hurt...
Dr. Amy Fuller's insight:

Women feel more satisfaction in a relationship when men express negative feeling...according to new research. 

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