Brene Brown on empathy and how empathy is v-e-r-y different from sympathy in an RSI Animation short.
From the video:
“Empathy fuels connection. Sympathy drives disconnection.”
Sharing work of Theresa Wiseman…
Perspective taking – the ability to take the perspective of another person and recognising it as their truth
Staying out of judgement -not easy when you enjoy it as much as most of us do
Recognising emotion in other people
Communicating emotion with people
“And to me, I think of empathy as this sacred space when someone’s kind of in a deep hole and they shout up and say:
‘I’m stuck, it’s dark, I’m overwhelmed.’
‘I’m coming down, I know what its like down here and you’re not alone.’
Empathy is a choice – and a vulnerable choice.