What is empathy?
… and what not? In this video, it becomes clear how awkward lyrised we sometimes react when someone tells us something.
Would you like to read and learn more about the definition and possible pitfalls? Then you are absolutely right here.
The Miracle and Adventure
Can something new emerge from empathy? Gerhardt Rothaupt talks about the miracle that can arise when we can hear and accept each other.
Marshall on (self-)empathy
"How do you do that, give yourself empathy?" The smile of Marshall Rosenberg suggests that it is sometimes easier said than done.
Many have an idea of what empathy is and what is not. Others ask themselves: Can we learn to listen empathically? If so, how is it possible?
Empathy is an exciting field. Probably everyone knows that they have told something in a situation and the other person has not reacted at all as one would like. That, for example, one is even more frustrated after the conversation than before and one wonders: "Did the other person even understand what my problem is?" Or that you get annoyed when the other person arrived directly with a basket full of tips and you thought, "Was it clear that you know everything better." Just to become more sensitive and mindful here, it is helpful to look more closely at the subject.
Empathy can also help us to get to where the core of a conflict lies more quickly. In this way, conflicts can be more peaceful. This has the effect of having more energy at our disposal that we would otherwise have lost in the dispute. In addition, the sympathy and connection between you and your counterpart can be increased. If your counterpart has been understood, he is also more willing to understand your concern. Take a look at the 4-ear model of nonviolent communication. This can help you to consciously "set up" other ears in the next conflict situation and thereby resolve conflicts more quickly or perhaps not to let them arise in the first place.
If we take a closer look at the subject, other areas also arise: many people think it is about comforting someone. Is that true? And what are compassion, compassion and participation?
And what does self-empathy mean? Can you be empathetic with yourself? Feeling into others – okay. But in itself? I feel how I'm doing and how I'm feeling right now. Self-empathy sounds easier than it often does. The video makes it clear that marshall B. Rosenberg does not always find it easy.
Answers to many of these questions can be found here in the Infothek. Have fun exploring and discovering!