The Power of Empathy

Have you seen this TEDTalk “The Power of Empathy” by Helen Reiss? In the clip, Helen discuss the empathy acronym she has developed –

  • E: eye contact and indicating “I see you”
  • M: muscles of facial expression and reading facial emotions
  • P: posture – conveying connection
  • A: affect – expressing emotions and naming the feelings
  • T: tone of voice
  • H: hearing the whole person with unconditional acceptance
  • Y: your response to peoples feelings and mirroring these feelings.

Reflection –

  • What was your biggest take-away from this clip?
  • Can you see the Power of Empathy?

Feel free to share your responses below!

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