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The Art of Empathy

A Training Course in Life's Most Essential Skill

Karla McLaren

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Description

Course objectives:

  • Define and discuss the six essential aspects of empathy--a scientifically validated human function that can be cultivated in order to improve our relationships and quality of life
  • Discuss an empathic guide to emotions including the three basic levels of emotions, the four problems that lead to emotional confusion, as well as the gifts and necessary actions to be taken inherent within each emotion
  • Summarize the five basic empathic mindfulness skills--new ways to function around pain and challenges; where emotion work may be requested and respected with the intention of healing and transformation
  • Discuss how to engage the art of empathy with self, in relationships, in the workplace, and ultimately, how to contribute to the creation of an empathetic civilization--the human race

Some of us are natural-born empaths--those with an exceptional gift for feeling and understanding the emotions, circumstances, and needs of others. But empathy, teaches Karla McLaren, is a universal human skill that we can all learn to awaken and use wisely.

With The Art of Empathy, you will learn, step-by-step, the art of experiencing through the eyes and hearts of those around you--and to connect with and support them most effectively. Drawing on insights spanning social psychology, current brain research, and traditional healing and spiritual wisdom, this acclaimed teacher and author shows us how to:


  • Discover and strengthen this natural social and emotional ability
  • Prepare for empathy training by learning to identify and regulate our emotions and boundaries
  • Move into the felt experience of others with authenticity and respect
  • Stay rejuvenated on the empathic path through grounding, healthy boundaries, and replenishing with joy
  • Improve our intimate relationships, parenting efforts, and workplace issues
  • Expand empathy into our communities and the natural world

As our social landscape and ways of connecting continue to shift and evolve rapidly, empathy may be the most essential skill for navigating our emotional and interpersonal lives. The Art of Empathy provides us with the insights and training to master its many dimensions.

Sounds True, 9781622030620, 1pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013



About the Author

Karla McLaren Karla McLaren, M.Ed., is an award-winning author, social science researcher, and empathy pioneer. Her work focuses on her grand unified theory of emotions, which revalues even the most "negative" emotions and opens startling new pathways into self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy. She is the CEO of Emotion Dynamics LLC and the developer of the Empathy Academy online learning site.Karla is the author of Embracing Anxiety, The Dynamic Emotional Integration Workbook, The Art of Empathy, The Language of Emotions, and the multimedia online course Emotional Flow: Becoming Fluent in the Language of Emotions.