Also, Anne is coauthor (text) with Marian Brickner
Empathy Magic: Insides Out..
A new book that is a fun and whimsical way to introduce young children to
EMPATHY. Stunning photographs of bonobo apes illustrate what empathy is,
and how empathy helps build good relationships with family and friends.
Cute, fun, and engaging. A wonderful tool to help facilitate social skills
development, as well as to prevent later problems such as bullying, school
violence, and depression. Geared towards children aged 3-7.
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Brickner is an Animal Photographer. "Marian has a rare gift, which
takes remarkable skills of empathy, communication and visual art along with
a high level of technique."
In this discussion we talked about the relationship of Fear,
Creativity and Empathy. Anne writes, "My ultimate goal is to help you
increase your self-empathy and stir you curiosity about how artistic blocks
are understandable and reasonable responses to your past experiences, your
present fears and your assumptions about your future... Through
empathic encounters, immersive connections can ultimately diminish feelings
of aloneness while strengthening the persons core... I believe one of your
major tasks in moving through the creative process is finding a way to be
more empathic with your own experience. "
"There are times when it is very difficult to empathize with another person.
Those times include feeling frustrated with our children. But difficult as
those situations may be for parents, clinical psychologist Anne Paris suggests
we would do well to "step back, take a break, ask someone else to
intervene..." because that's the best way to get our emotions under control so
that we can, afterwards, model an empathetic response.
That's how we teach our
kids to do the same. Annie talks with Anne about the empathy response and
about The Empathy Way, Dr. Paris' delightful new series of children's books
which features the remarkable wildlife photography of Marian Brickner."
STANDING AT WATER's
EDGE with Anne Paris
"Anne Paris discusses her book STANDING AT WATER's EDGE: Moving Past
Fear, Blocks, and Pitfalls to Discover the Power of Creative Immersion
(New World LIbrary)"
Standing at Water's
Edge with Dr. Anne Paris
Dr. Anne Paris discusses STANDING AT WATER'S EDGE: Moving Past Fear,
Blocks, and Pitfalls to Discover the Power of Creative Immersion (New
World Library) on the Bay Area's KRON-4