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How Might We Build a Culture of Empathy and Compassion?
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Sub Conference: Empaths

"Empathy is the engine that powers all the best in us." Meryl Streep

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News about Empaths - people acutely sensitive and empathic to others feelings.
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Join the Cause: Help Empaths & Sensitives take Cultural Leadership & Power!!!
People who are highly empathic to their own and others feelings often feel overwhelmed by a world that does not support their values and sensitivities. It's time for Empaths to take Cultural Leadership & Power and to build a Culture of Empathy.
It's time to stop feeling defensive and to actively work to take societal and cultural leadership & power. Your skills for developing deeper empathy and connection can heal the world. Let's transform fear, selfishness, greed, judgment, pain, loneliness & alienation to Empathy, Connection, Compassion, Caring, Community, Responsibility, Freedom and Peace.

The Empath's Survival Guide
Judith Orloff & Edwin Rutsch

Judith Orloff, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, has helped patients find emotional freedom for over 20 years. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality to achieve physical and emotional healing. She is the author of The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People.


 "Having empathy means our heart goes out
to another person in joy or pain,"


"Energy doesn't lie.
Keep sensing it, trusting it, letting it liberate you.


Sub Conference: Empaths


Karla McLaren and Edwin Rutsch: interview on Empaths

"I'm an empath, which means that I am able to read and understand emotions, You're an empath too - we all are..."
How do we create a culture of empathy?
- learning about what emotions are.
- watch out for demonization and idealization.
Sub Conference: Empaths

Ane Axford & Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Highly Sensitive People & Empaths

Ane Axford specializes in working with genetically highly sensitive people (HSP).  She hosts websites, a Facebook page, podcasts, workshops and other resources on this.  


Ane says honesty is her most important and value. Honestly sharing your own feelings is a part of being of empathic. For her empathy is like a compass, creating a container for intentional and safe connection for two people to come together on purpose.

How to build a culture of empathy?

 Know where you are coming from with your energy, your focus, and your sensations. Understanding if you are more introverted or extroverted, more analytical or more feeling based, more sensitive or more hardy can allow you to know where you are starting from, where others are starting from, and so where you can come to meet.

Self-Empathy and Self-Compassion. Remember that HSPs must practice empathizing with themselves and showing compassion toward themselves in order to really bring that into experiences with others. Otherwise, they just feel overwhelmed by other's feelings.
Sub Conference: Empaths