Notes About Empathy

Empathy is something we can all practice and grow in. Take a look at some of these reminders and ideas our intern put together to help you in your own journey with practicing empathy:

  • Start empathizing by recognizing emotions in other people.
  • Empathy is feeling WITH people – and can feel like a sacred place.
  • Practice having conversations when something feels wrong.
  • Praise empathy in others when you see it!
  • You can empathize more effectively when you strengthen your own internal resources (like how you recognize and take care of your own emotions).
  • Know that you can disagree with someone’s perspective, thoughts, or opinions without having to debate with them about it.

How does empathy show up in your own life?