Developing Empathy

How the Practice of Empathy Enriches Your Relationship with Your Partner
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

Do you need to revitalize your relationship with your partner? Maybe your partner needs to be more empathic? Does your relationship lack feelings of closeness or trust? Or perhaps you are simply looking for new and creative ways to add a spark to your relationship?

This course examines how practicing the three habits of empathy with one's partner contributes to flourishing, romantic relationships by providing a simple breakdown of the latest research on empathy in neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy.

The content includes dynamic multi-media presentations, downloadable lesson plan summaries with links to online video clips, and two practical guides: one that provides empathy practice for thirty days and another that offers popular empathy enhancement practices for you and your partner to experience together.

What are the requirements?

  • All material are provided free of charge with the course.
  • A postive mindset
  • Belief that by putting the ideas and practices of this course to work, you and your partner will experience an invigorated relationship with one another.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • practice the three basic habits of empathy: empathy as feeling-into, empathy as feeling-with, and empathy as feeling-for.
  • understand how practicing the three habits of empathy can help you perceive your experiences differently
  • create positive and flourishing interpersonal relationships.
  • strengthen your relationship with your partner.
  • bond with your partner.
  • practice the art of listening with your partner.
  • explore a number of ways you can express your love by empathically sharing with your partner.
  • draw connections between mindfulness, emotional intelligence and empathy.
  • invent creative habits that will encourage acts of love for your partner.
  • communicate empathically with your partner and avoid unnecessary disputes.
  • draw connections between the ways you observe your partner and how you practice the art of appreciation.

What is the target audience?

  • Whether you need to revitalize your relationship with your partner, or your partner needs to be more empathic, or you are simply looking for new and creative ways to add a spark to your relationship, this course will help any romantic relationship flourish.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Purpose, Aim, and Structure of this Course
Introduction to the Purpose, Aim, and Structure of this Course
04:58
Section 2: What is Empathy?
What is Empathy?
Preview
07:10
What is a Feeling?
Preview
05:04
04:25

In this lesson, we learn the three habits of empathy: feeling-into, feeling-with, and feeling-for.

9 questions

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Section 3: Empathy as Feeling-into
Empathy as Feeling-into
Preview
04:54
Projective Empathy: Romanticism, Aestheticism, and Psychology
04:16
Empathy for Objects?
02:41
10 questions

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Section 4: Empathy as Feeling-with
Empathy as Feeling-with
Preview
03:38
Empathy as Feeling-into and Feeling-with
03:46
Instantaneous vs. Process Empathy
Preview
02:27
9 questions

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Section 5: Empathy as Feeling-for
Empathy as Feeling-for
Preview
03:30
Empathy, Sympathy, and Compassion
05:09
The Three Habits Revisited
05:21
Empathy Practice for Thirty Days
38 pages
Section 6: Part Two: Empathy and the Seven Dynamics of Flourishing Relationships
Bonding
04:22
Bonding and Empathy
4 questions
Mindfulness
04:17
3 questions

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Observation
03:55
Observation and Empathy
3 questions
Conversation
Preview
05:53
3 questions

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Listening
Preview
03:17
3 questions

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Sharing
04:08
3 questions

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Creativity and Empathy
05:29
3 questions

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Exercises for Your Relationship with Your Partner
20 pages

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Instructor Biography

Mark Fagiano Ph.D., Philosopher and Pragmatist

Mark Fagiano is a philosophy professor at the University of Tennessee who specializes in pragmatism and ethics. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Emory University and an M.A. in the anthropological study of religion from the G.T.U. Berkeley.

As a pragmatist, Mark's research, writings, and lectures are inspired by the relational and pluralistic approach of William James, which has contributed to the structure of his forthcoming book with Indiana University Press, Pragmatism about Race (2016).

In Empathy Studies, Mark adopts this same approach by promoting a pragmatic and broad understanding of empathy, which helps to explore the multiple meanings and practices of what people call "empathy" and devises practical habits for meaningful and flourishing interpersonal relationships. He is currently working on a second book, Empathy and Social Justice, which will be completed by the end of next year.

Mark is also the founder of Empathy Vision, which offers empathy-activation solutions through seminars, workshops, and online courses based on research in neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. Focusing mainly on the relationship between individual habits and organizational/communal development, Empathy Vision offers innovative, measurable, and customized training systems that focus on empathic skill, the power of habits, critical thinking skills, relationship development, and the creation of meaningful work.

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