Building Emotional Empathy
A course designed to explore empathy, vulnerability and emotional resilience.
In this daylong class we will examine what causes you to feel emotionally overwhelmed and conversely what leads you to emotionally disconnect from others. We explore whether we genuinely feel and understand the experiences and emotions of other people. You will learn techniques empowering you to relate to others in a healthy, more balanced way.
“I learned I have a lot of misplaced or misguided empathy. I realize how much of a communication issue it is not necessarily an issue with feeling. I realized just how deep my need to fix everything goes, especially with role playing”
- Linda Melisano, course participant
With our varied learning materials and fun interactive exercises, you will learn how to empathize from your heart and from your head. We explore how to genuinely feel and understand the experiences and emotions of other people, allowing for more compassion towards oneself and others. You will be able to integrate these techniques afterwards using a series of audio meditations available from our website.
This course will help you to develop:
• a calmer more focused mind
• better self-understanding and therefore real empathy for others
• identifying what pushes us out of balance allowing the space for wiser choices
• stronger emotional resilience
• closer, more nurturing relationships with family, friends and co-workers
• more compassion for ourselves and others
Building Balanced Empathy is a new course drawn from The a.r.t. of Fulfillment program which is a 30-hour course created by FDCW. The program content is rooted in Buddhist philosophy and psychology and is supported by scientific research, Western philosophy and psychology, as well as other wisdom traditions. It was developed by an international team with academic-level expertise in Buddhism, Western philosophy and psychology, contemporary science and experiential learning methodology. Its creation was inspired by the Dalai Lama’s Mind & Life Dialogues.