Wendy McDonnell and Cathy Bucher explore empathy through discussion and demonstrations. Empathy is a way of opening our hearts to bear witness to another person’s experience. It is not necessarily something we do for another, unless asked. It is a way of being with another. The pace of empathetic listening is often slower than the kind of communication we’re used to. This radio show demonstrates that.
Growing our capacity for self-awareness and understanding leads to actions that are in alignment with our values. Therefore, empathy is a part of practical strategies that we face in our families everyday.
Aired Live on Sunday, November 7, 2010 on www.CFRU.ca 93.3 FM in Guelph, Ontario, Canada: 8 to 9 AM Eastern Standard Time