We believe empathy is a core life skill, and a revolutionary force for social change as we put it into action.
Neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers are changing our understanding of how empathy works all the time. Most agree that:
- empathy involves multiple aspects of our physiology – from mirror neurons to our endocrine system
- empathy is made up of three main elements: emotional/affective empathy where we literally resonate with someone else’s feelings; cognitive empathy or perspective taking where we apply reason to working out how someone else feels; empathic concern which is a powerful motivator for helping others, a force for social justice.