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Cheering Up A Friend With Low Self-Esteem Is Not Always What They Want
2014-06-25 05:07:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A friendship is usually built upon a mutual respect for one another and a willingness to offer advice and display empathy when one person or the other is going through a hard time. However, if you have formed a friendship with someone who suffers from low self-esteem, much of your empathy and advice for how to cheer up may likely be falling on deaf ears. According to a new study out of the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier...

2014-06-10 12:25:43

SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Examining thousands of open-text comments about good leaders and great leaders, a new study identifies key themes of exceptional leadership; at the core is a relationship that engages and supports team members. Lead author, Joshua Freedman, explains: "In business, 'empathy' is often seen as 'soft,' but the research makes it clear that exceptional leaders are highly empathic - as well as hard-headed. This blend of head+heart is key to...

narcissism and empathy
2014-05-31 05:30:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you know a narcissist or are one yourself, then you know how the condition leads to an inflated sense of self-importance combined with a deep need for admiration. At its root, narcissism is actually a cleverly constructed mask worn by those with a low or fragile self-esteem. Like the many other personality disorders, narcissistic personality disorder causes the affected to behave in a manner that limits their ability to function...

2014-05-23 23:10:03

In CHAMPS Patient Experience's most recent blog post, Takeaways from the Empathy + Innovation Summit, Carol Santalucia shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 In CHAMPS Patient Experience's most recent blog post, Takeaways from the Empathy + Innovation Summit, Carol Santalucia shares her thoughts on the topic. Since Sunday, Carol has been at the Cleveland Clinic’s 5th Annual Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation Summit. She thinks it is so...

2014-05-22 11:55:11

Instituto D'Or de Pesquisa e Ensino (IDOR) An unprecedented research conducted by a group of neuroscientists has demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to train brain patterns associated with empathic feelings – more specifically, tenderness. The research showed that volunteers who received neurofeedback about their own brain activity patterns whilst being scanned inside a functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) machine were able to change brain network function of areas...

autism sense of touch
2014-05-22 07:53:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our sense of touch can be simply an awareness, such as picking up a spoon, or it can evoke powerful emotions, such as when we receive a gentle caress. A new study from Liverpool John Moores University describes a system of slowly conducting nerves in the skin that respond to those gentle caresses. Researchers are using a variety of scientific techniques to characterize these nerves. The new findings, published in Neuron, reveal...

2014-05-20 23:13:39

Licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Joanne J. Wendt has helped hundreds of families and couples communicate effectively in high-intensity situations. She’s providing tips to lay the foundation of support and empathy, which is essential for communicating successfully and respectfully. San Diego, California (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Everyone has had times when communications deteriorate. Feelings are hurt. Both parties feel like they’re misunderstood and ultimately neither party feels like...

2014-05-08 23:14:06

The renowned NYC-based psychotherapist shares her insights and practical recommendations in anticipation of Mother’s Day 2014. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Edy Nathan, MA, LCSW, today released her 5 Do’s and Don’ts for reigniting the mother-daughter relationship. With Mother’s Day 2014 just on the horizon, the esteemed therapist and grief expert has curated an actionable list of tips for mothers and daughters alike. The mother-daughter relationship is multidimensional, and...

Stress Is Contagious
2014-05-01 05:44:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is well known that some things in life are contagious, such as social conditions like pregnancy or divorce. According to a new study from the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Technische Universität Dresden, stress is also contagious and can be damaging to one's health. Simply observing another person in a stressful situation, according to their findings, is enough to make our own bodies release the...

2014-03-31 08:30:14

Temkin Group Will Award $2,500 To Individuals Who Submit Ideas For Raising Empathy Within Their Organizations WABAN, Mass., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Temkin Group announces the launch of its Amplify Empathy(TM) Challenge. To help organizations develop more empathy for their customers, Temkin Group has established a new website, www.AmplifyEmpathy.com, allowing people to share their ideas and best practices. To accelerate the sharing of ideas, Temkin Group will award $2,500 for the top...


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