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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Jan Hutton
 

Jan Hutton and Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy and Compassion

Jan Hutton has served as a community organizer, social worker in hospice and hospital settings, meditation teacher, group facilitator in the Quaker community and, she hopes, a ‘kind’ person. The guiding principle for Jan’s work as a facilitator is, “How do we look at those who differ from us and see our shared humanity?”   She offers Compassionate Listening Training with the strong belief that implementing peacemaking in the public sector makes it vital that we practice, heart to heart, that very same peacemaking in our personal lives.

"To build a culture of empathy we each take responsibility for acknowledging the fear that our own hearts might break when empathizing with someone else's pain?"

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Jan Hutton & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy

 

 

 

 

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How can we build a culture of empathy?

How do we each take responsibility for acknowledging the fear that our own hearts might break when empathizing with someone else's pain?


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