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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Ashok Bhattacharya 

Defining Empathy
Ashok Bhattacharya

 Ashok Bhattacharya is a psychiatrist in private practice and founder of The Empathy Clinic. The clinic is committed to the teaching, practice, and improvement of empathy. Empathy is a starting point for compassion; what we do when we care about each other. Appreciating the experience of another person is a capacity and a skill. Whether we're in a relationship, in the family, with friends, or in the workplace, they all work better and smoother when empathy is being practiced. In this discussion we explored the meaning and definition of empathy.

"Appreciating the experience of another person is a capacity and a skill. Empathy is a psychological-emotional investigatory tool. With education and practice we can sharpen this tool and learn how to use it responsibly, professionally, and personally. Our brains are designed for empathy."


Defining Empathy: Ashok Bhattacharya and Edwin Rutsch
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