Sunday, June 10, 2012
Empathy Guessing Demystified:
The Practice of Making a Semantic-based Empathy Guess
by Dian Killian, PhD
“When I was new to NVC and first experienced empathy, I was in awe. How could someone know so deeply what I was feeling? Empathy was so simple and powerful it seemed like magic—or at least telepathy…”
Practice hearing what is beneath positive and negative assessments, i.e. taking note of which values may animate both emphathic (emotive) expressions and the more content laden ones. For more, peruse pg. 93 of the book beneath, titled the “roots and oppositions” exercise, which depicts how to decode the needs underlying judgments (see pages 91 and 92 – i.e. “Enjoy the Talking Head Show” – for further details).
Connecting Across Differences, 2nd Edition
Finding Common Ground With Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime
By Jane Marantz Connor, Ph.D. and
Dian Killian, Ph.D.
|See also: Dian Killian & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs – YouTube|