How mindfulness training helps build a foundational social and emotional skill
I wanted to reflect a bit on empathy and mindfulness. Humans are social beings and positive relationships are important for our happiness. Empathy is a capacity that allows us to understand the minds of others and to resonate emotionally with those states.
Empathy forms a cornerstone of social cooperation.
First, what’s the relationship between mindfulness and empathy?
Second, can mindfulness training enhance empathy?
Written by Matthew Brensilver