We do a call-in empathy show with hosts Wendy McDonnell and Cathy Bucher the first Sunday of every month. This was our first show.
Adults or children, call in with any concern or celebration you have about your family life and we’ll hear it.
Aired Live: Sunday, October 3, 2010 on 93.3 FM www.CFRU.ca, Guelph, Ontario, Canada from 8 to 9 AM Eastern Time
Please email wendy(at)compassionatesolutions(dot)ca to arrange to call-in for Empathy Support 519.837.CFRU (2378) or we’ll call you.
While you’re on the air with us, please turn the volume down on your radio or computer and listen to us through your phone.
We discussed what Empathy is and what Empathy isn’t. Thank you Casey and Meme for calling in and sharing your stories with us. Thank you to the others who emailed us later and said you tried to call and the line was busy. Please join us on November 7th for our next Empathy Call-In Show.
Family Heart Camp: www.familyheartcamp.org
The Center for Nonviolent Communication: www.CNVC.org
Empathy is the honour of listening for feelings and what people value in the present moment however they express that. Nothing is broken. There is no urgency to fix anything. We trust people’s innate wisdom to know themselves and follow their own path.
In contrast, Empathy isn’t fixing, advising, or comparing another’s story to our own. Empathy isn’t trying to change the other person’s situation or feelings. It isn’t sympathy, where we share the same feelings as the other person. Instead, we are invited to witness life unfold as is.