I am excited to introduce Dr. Helen Riess: Author of The Empathy Effect: Seven Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences on Extraordinary Women Radio!
Happiness is grounded in relationships of all kinds. The ways we connect with others at home, work, school, in business, as parents, educators, employers and mentors. The more we understand how to connect meaningfully, the more those relationships will thrive. Empathy is an essential element in good relationships.
Our guest today, Dr. Helen Riess literally wrote the book on empathy. Her new book, The Empathy Effect: is a A Revolutionary Guide for Understanding and Changing the Way We Connect. Dr. Riess shares how we can learn to cultivate our empathy and why it is more important today than ever. We talk about:
- How the topic of “empathy” chose Dr. Riess
- The decline of empathy in the healthcare section and how the power of empathy is very essential today more than ever
- Helen’s description on how we mirror each other’s feelings and emotions
- The shared neuro-circuits between people and animals
- How we can learn more empathy
Dr. Riess’s TEDx talk on “The Power of Empathy,” has been viewed more than 400,000 times. Dr. Reiss is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Empathetics Inc., a company that provides web-based empathy training and workshops for implementation in healthcare institutions.
She is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Empathy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has devoted her career to teaching and research in the art and science of the patient-doctor relationship.
“If you don’t understand someone, and before you judge them, engage your curiosity. Just try to learn one or two more things about them before you judge them.” ~ Dr. Helen Riess
Follow Dr. Helen Riess on Facebook or Twitter or visit her website. Her book The Empathy Effect: Seven Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences is available on Amazon!
It is my pleasure to introduce you to Dr. Helen Riess.