Empathy – Zoom Talk with Melanie Sears
Welcome to Week 18 of the Needs’ Year!
This week Joachim Berggren will have a conversation with Melanie Sears about the need of Empathy
Melanie Sears, RN, MBA, PhD, has been learning and teaching Nonviolent Communication since 1991. She wrote two books about NVC and Health Care. They are Humanizing Health Care and Choose Your Words. Melanie has been invited all over the world to share what she knows about NVC. She also worked as a nurse for thirty-five years where she applied NVC skills to her day-to-day interactions. This inspired the stories that appear in Humanizing Health Care. She currently lives in Seattle Washington.
Melanie says: “Empathy allows you to enter into the inner world of another person. This allows them to be heard and seen and gives you a sense of connection. When someone receives empathy, there is nothing to defend against so you are more likely to be seen as a friend. When you can empathize with anything they say, it gives them unconditional acceptance. This feels freeing to people and allows them to explore parts of themselves that they usually keep hidden. Empathy feels good. It helps people connect and accept themselves.”
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If you have already subscribed, link to the Zoom will be sent to you by email. You can also find it on the online platform if you are a Premium subscriber.
Date of the Zoom Talk: 6 May 2022
Time: 20:00-20:45 (CEST/Berlin time)
How: ONLINE on ZOOM
Recording: We plan to record this event and make it available to other people. We may also use parts of the recording for marketing and publicity across a range of media. If you do not wish to be recorded, then switch off your camera and microphone for the whole duration of the session.
The recording will be available to the Premium subscribers few days after the meeting.
If you are interested in other Zoom Talks that will be organised in the frame of the Needs’ Year, read more and register HERE.
Besides, we invite you to read a blog post about empathy by Joachim Berggren – it is published on Monday the same week as this event on Empathic Way Europe’s website HERE.