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."