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What if there were a single skill that could directly and radically improve your relationships and your emotional life? Empathy, teaches Karla McLaren, is that skill. With The Art of Empathy, she teaches us how to perceive and feel the experiences of others with clarity and authenticity—to connect with them more deeply and effectively.
Informed by current insights from neuroscience, social psychology, and healing traditions, this book explores:
- Why empathy is not a mystical phenomenon but a natural, innate ability that we can strengthen and develop
- How to identify and regulate our emotions and boundaries
- The process of shifting into the perspective of others
- How to provide support in a sensitive and healthy way
- Insights for navigating our hyper-connected social landscape
- Targeted chapters for improving family, workplace, and intimate relationships
- Ways to expand our empathy to our community, global levels of society, and the natural world
Empathy, reflects Karla McLaren, is the skill that builds bridges— a skill that not only creates connection, but that helps us to be more effective in all areas of our lives.
|Publisher:||Sounds True, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Empath Karla McLaren is an award-winning author, social science researcher, and pioneering educator whose empathic approach to emotions has taken her through the healing of her own childhood trauma, into a healing career, and now into the study of sociology, anthropology, neurology, cognitive psychology, and education. She is the author of The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You (Sounds True, 2010), the online course Emotional Flow: Becoming Fluent in the Language of Emotions (Sounds True, 2012) and The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life's Most Essential Skill (October, 2013).
Karla has taught at such venues as the University of San Francisco, Omega Institute, Naropa University, Kripalu, and the Association for Humanistic Psychology. Additionally, as a prison arts educator with the William James Foundation, she has utilized singing, drumming, and drama to help men in maximum security prisons explore and heal long-held emotional traumas. She is currently developing new forms of Empathy and Social Interaction curricula for neurologically diverse populations.
Karla lives in California with her husband, Tino Plank, a Master's level nurse educator who works in hospice and end-of-life care.
Table of Contents
Preface: A Note to You ix
Part 1 Welcoming Empathy into Your Life 1
Chapter 1 What Is Empathy, and Why Is It Important? 3
Chapter 2 Defining and Redefining Empathy An Empathic Approach 17
Chapter 3 An Empath's Guide to Empathy Developing Your Social and Emotional Intelligence 49
Chapter 4 An Empath's Guide to Emotions Why Emotions Arise 83
Chapter 5 The Art of Empathy Gathering Your Tools 101
Part 2 Bringing Your Empathy into the World 137
Chapter 6 Empaths at Home: Creating a Sanctuary Where Empathy Can Flourish 139
Chapter 7 Empathic Friendships, Empathic Love Relationships as an Empathic Art Form 163
Chapter 8 Empathic Communication Getting into Sync with Others 183
Chapter 9 Empathic Mentoring, Empathic Parenting Nurturing and Supporting Empathy in Children 213
Chapter 10 Empathy at Work Excelling in the Art of Emotion Work 245
Chapter 11 Empathy for the World The Empathic Art of Social Justice 267
Epilogue Envisioning an Empathic Civilization, Together 279
Appendix A Emotional Vocabulary List 283
Appendix B Your Emotional Styles 287
Further Resources 299
About the Author 313