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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Anne Paris

Anne Paris and Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Children's Books

Anne Paris, PhD, author of Standing at Water's Edge: Moving Past Fear, Blocks, and Pitfalls to Discover the Power of Creative Immersion, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has practiced psychotherapy for over 25 years, and has specialized in working with artists, trauma victims, couples, and parents.

Also, Anne is coauthor (text) with Marian Brickner (photography) of  Empathy Magic: Insides Out.. A new book that is a fun and whimsical way to introduce young children to EMPATHY. Stunning photographs of bonobo apes illustrate what empathy is, and how empathy helps build good relationships with family and friends. Cute, fun, and engaging. A wonderful tool to help facilitate social skills development, as well as to prevent later problems such as bullying, school violence, and depression. Geared towards children aged 3-7.
Sub Conference: Home & Family and Arts


 
 

 

 

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Fear, Creativity and Empathy with Anne Paris, Marian Brickner, Edwin Rutsch

Anne Paris, PhD, author of Standing at Water's Edge: Moving Past Fear, Blocks, and Pitfalls to Discover the Power of Creative Immersion, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has practiced psychotherapy for over 25 years, and has specialized in working with artists, trauma victims, couples, and parents.

Marian Brickner is an Animal Photographer. "Marian has a rare gift, which takes remarkable skills of empathy, communication and visual art along with a high level of technique."

In this discussion we talked about the relationship of Fear, Creativity and Empathy. Anne writes, "My ultimate goal is to help you increase your self-empathy and stir you curiosity about how artistic blocks are understandable and reasonable responses to your past experiences, your present fears and your assumptions about your future...  Through empathic encounters, immersive connections can ultimately diminish feelings of aloneness while strengthening the persons core... I believe one of your major tasks in moving through the creative process is finding a way to be more empathic with your own experience. "

Sub Conference: Arts

 
 
 
 
 
"There are times when it is very difficult to empathize with another person. Those times include feeling frustrated with our children. But difficult as those situations may be for parents, clinical psychologist Anne Paris suggests we would do well to "step back, take a break, ask someone else to intervene..." because that's the best way to get our emotions under control so that we can, afterwards, model an empathetic response.
 
That's how we teach our kids to do the same. Annie talks with Anne about the empathy response and about The Empathy Way, Dr. Paris' delightful new series of children's books which features the remarkable wildlife photography of Marian Brickner."
 
 

STANDING AT WATER's EDGE with Anne Paris
"Anne Paris discusses her book STANDING AT WATER's EDGE: Moving Past Fear, Blocks, and Pitfalls to Discover the Power of Creative Immersion (New World LIbrary)" 


Standing at Water's Edge with Dr. Anne Paris
Dr. Anne Paris discusses STANDING AT WATER'S EDGE: Moving Past Fear, Blocks, and Pitfalls to Discover the Power of Creative Immersion (New World Library) on the Bay Area's KRON-4