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 lifeDiscuss 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 emotionSummarize 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 transformationDiscuss 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 abilityPrepare for empathy training by learning to identify and regulate our emotions and boundariesMove into the felt experience of others with authenticity and respectStay rejuvenated on the empathic path through grounding, healthy boundaries, and replenishing with joyImprove our intimate relationships, parenting efforts, and workplace issuesExpand 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.
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.