empathy

Empathetic Leadership

Nowadays, teamwork, collaboration, and interdependence are necessary, meaning that it’s very important to have a good leader. However, we’re not talking about just any kind of leader. Companies demand that people capable of leadership, particularly empathetic leadership, occupy positions with great…

Do You Know About the Uncanny Valley Concept?

“When computers take over, we may lose control. We’ll survive according to their whim.” What do you think when you read this quote from Marvin Minksy, father of artificial intelligence? Does it concern yo? If the answer is yes, that…

5 habits to enhance your charisma

Do you have any habits in your daily routine that enhance your charisma? As Paul Rand said, “how something is done or presented is often more important than what it is.” That is to say that sometimes it is more…

What Is Ecpathy?

Ecpathy is a new term to complement empathy, which allows the appropriate handling of emotional contagion and induced feelings. Doctor and psychiatry professor J.L. Gonzalez coined the term to define the voluntary process of excluding feelings, attitudes, thoughts, and motivations induced…

Compassion Fatigue in Health Professionals

Sometimes, health professionals are unable to make the person they’re treating feel better. This produces a form of post-traumatic stress in them: compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is a state that comes as a result of caring for and feeling for…

The Benefits of Nonviolent Communication

Communicating effectively isn’t always simple. There tend to be more assumptions and misunderstandings than clear messages and accurate interpretations. That’s why Marshall Rosenberg created empathetic communication, also known as Nonviolent Communication (NVC). 

7 Great Quotes from Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse’s quotes are an invitation to reflect on life and the search for identity. They are a gift to all those who wish to know themselves better and discover who they really are. His great legacy, which is deeply spiritual…

Empathy and Oncology

Empathetic oncologists are the key to holistic, patient-centered care. There are important elements that can help a patient face the reality of their illness, in addition to the different treatments they might have to receive. Some of these are easy access…

Emotional Illiteracy: When Your Brain Has No Heart

So many people suffer from emotional illiteracy. They may have all kinds of other skills and plenty of titles and degrees, but they have the emotional processing ability of a three-year-old. It’s the kind of thing you can’t just learn from…

Mindfulness for Kids – Learning to Manage Emotions

Mindfulness for kids opens up a world of possibilities to help children be healthy and happy. It can improve attention and train their brains in empathy, tranquility, and emotional management. Also, getting our little ones started in the world of meditation makes…

Compassion is the New Therapy – be Gentle on Yourself

The term compassion has been undervalued. Currently, it is usually associated with charity and pity. The same thing happens to the word “self-compassion”, which brings to mind thoughts of victimism. Nothing is further from the essence of these concepts, which…

Hyper-Empathy Syndrome: Too Much of a Good Thing

It’s like people with hyper-empathy syndrome have long antennas that pick up on every emotion vibrating around them. But they end up losing themselves in other people’s needs and poisoning themselves with too much compassion, even feeling guilty for the…

How Empathy Makes Our Relationships Better

When we’re happily spending precious moments at our loved one’s side, time seems to stop, even if the hands of the clock keep moving. Of course, that doesn’t mean there aren’t good days or bad days. But spending time with these…