Rewiring Your Brain for Healthy Empathy: Acquiring a Voltmeter | Psychology Today

Empathy’s useful, done right — like a voltmeter for relationships By Marsha Lucas, Ph.D….


In the scheme of “rewiring your brain for love,” one of the benefits of mindfulness practice when it comes to relationships could be thought of as acquiring a voltmeter — that quality of empathy that allows you the ability to accurately read the voltage between you and your partner.


Unfortunately, many people don’t “do” empathy in a way that supports a healthy relationship.

I’ve posted below an introduction to different levels of empathy, and how they can serve or undermine your relationships, which I hope you’ll find useful.


Acquiring a Voltmeter: Empathy