" Eve Ekman,
MSW, Ph.D., is an emotion, stress and empathy researcher at UCSF, a
Greater Good Fellow, and trainer in Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB),
an international evidenced based emotion regulation and mindfulness
Based out of her hometown San Francisco, Eve teaches emotional skills
workshops to people around the world, including Australia, Mexico,
Singapore, and, of course, the San Francisco Bay Area."
Eve Ekman looks at the areas of meaning, empathy and
burnout and how to manage stress in a work environment. Recorded on
06/09/2016. Series: "UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents
Mini Medical School for the Public"
Dr. Eve Ekman deconstructs empathy and explains how being
empathetic can better you personally and professionally.
Workshop: The Science of Empathy at Work
Can we move from burnout to connection?
"Build your emotional awareness and empathy skills in this science-based
session with Eve Ekman. First learn the signals and science of chronic
stress and burnout and build skills for prevention and coping through
developing attention of your emotions. Building on these skills of self
awareness you will learn how to preform and sustain the highest form of
emotional intelligence in the workplace: empathy."
"Ekman hypothesizes that clinical empathy, instead of emotional
distancing, can help alleviate job burnout and energize caregivers to
act with compassion. Instead of being discouraged at claims of growing
‘compassion fatigue,’ which refers to the emotional numbing that
caregivers can experience, she has found herself heartened by how many
continue to demonstrate compassion in their jobs despite the daily
suffering they encounter"
"New research suggests empathy and curiosity increase job satisfaction.
Ekman is among a vanguard of researchers taking decades of studies on
job burnout in a new direction.
Instead of looking only at external factors causing burnout, such as
heavy workloads, inadequate resources and difficult work relationships,
they're focusing how workers can develop empathy to spark and sustain
enthusiasm for their work. In doing so, they increase their
effectiveness, even in daunting work conditions."
"Most of us have experienced job burnout – when we get
bored with our work or sick of our colleagues, for example. But what
happens when your work is all about other people? If you’re a doctor, or
a nurse, or a teacher? This is what Berkeley PhD student Eve Ekman calls
“empathy burnout.” Holly Kernan spoke with Ekman about her research."