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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Catherine Cadden

 

Catherine Cadden: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with NVC

Catherine Cadden has been an educator since 1987 finding alternatives to teaching, learning, and conflict resolution that work with the principles of nonviolence. 

Author of, Peaceable Revolution Through Education.  The book offers practical everyday guidance for creating peace and connection in today's learning environments.

How can we build a culture of empathy?
1. Truly releasing enemy imaging that blocks compassion.
2. Remaining curious about each other and letting go our expectations based on our assumptions and our fixed ideas about how people ought to behave.
3. Being clear about our needs in a way that does not hold them as more or less important than another's.
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Catherine Cadden & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with NVC

 

 

 

How can we build a culture of empathy?

1. truly releasing enemy imaging that blocks compassion - I include not only the obvious labels of race but labels
such as teen, parent, teacher, or any politically correct label as well.

2. remaining curious about each other - can we stay curious without condeming another's choice - letting go our expectations based on our assumptions and our fixed ideas about how people ought to behave


3. being clear about our needs in a way that does not hold them as more or less important than another's - the ability to express one's needs can build an empathic connection if the needs are not taken into a me vs. you paradigm
 

 

 

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  • 00:00 Introduction

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