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 skill that we can all learn to awaken and use wisely. With The Art of Empathy, she guides listeners step-by-step into the art of experiencing through the eyes and hearts of others-and to connect with and support them most effectively. Drawing on insights spanning sociology, current brain research, and traditional healing wisdom, this acclaimed teacher shows us how to:
.Discover and strengthen this natural social and emotional ability
.Prepare for empathy training by learning to identify and regulate our own emotions and boundaries
.Move into the felt experience of others with authenticity and respect
.Use our empathic skills to communicate with and benefit those around us
.Improve our intimate relationships, parenting efforts, and workplace issues
.Expand our empathy into our communities and even 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. This practice-focused course provides the guidance we need to master this essential life skill.
About the Author
Karla McLaren has researched emotional intuition across many world traditions and in her own work as an empathic healer. She is the author of the award-winning book Your Aura & Your Chakras: The Owner's Manual, as well as Rebuilding the Garden: Healing the Spiritual Wounds of Childhood Sexual Assault ? a respected reference book used in prisons, halfway houses, homeless shelters, and rape crisis centers across the country. Karla McLaren is also the author of the Sounds True audio course Emotional Genius: How Your Emotions Can Save Your Life.