How to grow your Empathy – Valhalla Counselling

Krznaric aims to show how empathy has the power to transform our relationships from the personal to the political. Here are his top five tips to help grow your empathy

Practice empathic listening:

 Next time things are getting tense with another person at work or home simply focus intently on really listening to their needs and feelings. Pause and give them your full attention rather than planning what you want to say next. We would all like some one to step into our shoes if just for a minute to fully understand our experience. This can stop niggling resentment turning into full scale attack.  by Michele Stewart

Get curious about strangers: 


Being empathic with those we care about
is one thing , however Krznaric suggests
we need to nurture our curiosity
about strangers.