When I sit with a client in individual therapy I am constantly looking for ways to deepen the process, to invite the client towards a more direct confrontation with him or herself. This includes recognizing and naming emotions, expressing deep … Read the rest
Empathy is the foundation of interpersonal connection
Empathy, the ability to identify with or vicariously experience the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another person, is the foundation of interpersonal connection. Humans excel at empathy, though the social mammals (dogs, elephants, … Read the rest
1. Act as if you already have it!
Observe people who appear to be confident. Notice what they are doing. They may be throwing their shoulders back, standing tall, dressing neatly, acting friendly to the people they meet. Your … Read the rest