is a founder of New York City for Nonviolent
Communication. Thom is the creator and leader of,
The Compassion Course and
author of the
Compassion Book: Lessons from the Compassion Course.
From the book,
"Empathy is the basic practice that brings me to compassion. It is
ultimately quite simple, and quite challenging....
Empathy is the exploration of our human experience
- our feelings, our needs - our life-energy trying to emerge and guide us.
It is the mindful question, the wondering and the genuine curiosity about
what we or some else is going through."