Effects of Empathic Paraphrasing – Extrinsic Emotion Regulation in Social Conflict

From Frontiers in Emotion Science, this interesting study confirms what seems kind of obvious to anyone who worked with non-violent communication and been in imago therapy – when we respond to someone with empathy, in this case through paraphrasing a stressful incident the person has just related in way that let’s him or her know we got it, the person feels better about the incident just related. The full paper is free for download at the link below.