International Coach Federation: Understanding empathy as a mirror neuron tool in a coach kit

There are numerous examples in our day to day life where we relate to other people’s experiences almost as if they were our own. A person watching a football game can feel the rush and excitement almost to the same extent as the players themselves. While watching suspense movies, we find ourselves totally immersed in the experience of the movie characters. How one is able to tune into other people’s experiences, emotions and intentions so easily and instinctively?