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Webinar: Coaching as a Force for Good (Resource)

For more than half a century, in such books as The Art of Happiness and The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace, the Dalai Lama has guided us along the path to compassion and taught us how to improve our inner lives....

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Profiles of wisdom among emerging adults: Associations with empathy, gratitude, and forgiveness

The objective of this cross-sectional study was to examine multidimensional profiles of wisdom among emerging adults. We expected individuals who displayed deeper perspective across multiple dimensions of wisdom to also report greatest adjustment in reports of empathy, gratitude, and forgiveness....

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Coaching Jounral

You think you are an empathic coach? Maybe you should think again. The difference between perceptions of empathy vs. empathic behaviour after a person-centred coaching training

While empathy in effective coaching is widely accepted, it is yet under researched. Following the call for process research, we assessed 19 coaching dyads regarding their processes with a multi-method research design....

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The Journal of Positive Psychology

Transforming or restraining rumination: The impact of compassionate reappraisal versus emotion suppression on empathy, forgiveness, and affective psychophysiology

We tested the effects of practicing compassionate reappraisal vs. emotional suppression as direct coping responses to victims’ ruminations about a past interpersonal offense....

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2014 Conference Video: The Power of Truth Yael Farber

This empowering and inspiring talk by Yael Farber explores the pursuit of truth through theater.

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Survivor mission: Do those who survive have a drive to thrive at work?

Are helping professionals who have experienced the same types of struggles as their clients more engaged at work? In the current investigation we examine this question in samples of police detectives (with and without a history of violent victimization) and mental health workers (with and without a history of mental illness)....

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Self-compassion, empathy and helping intentions

The trait of self-compassion has three components: (1) kindness toward oneself when facing pain or failure; (2) perceiving one’s experiences as part of a larger human experience rather than feeling isolated; and (3) holding painful thoughts and feelings in balanced awareness....

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Podcast: The Science Behind Empathy

In this podcast, Helen Riess, discusses the science of empathy and outlines some tools you can use to help your clients become more empathetic.  Helen Riess is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts Gener...

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Powerpoint Slides for the Science of Empathy Teleclass

These powerpoint slides are a resource for the podcast with Helen Riess on the "Science of Empathy"

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Resources on Self-Compassion and Empathy

This  article identifies some great resources as a starting point to learn more on empathy and compassion

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