Empathy – it’s all about the connection #BlogJune

What can better explain the difference between sympathy & empathy than this short animation of a talk by Dr Brene Brown?

As she states at the end – empathy is all about the connection. It’s difficult to be honest & admit that we can’t change or ‘fix’ the situation – and even if we could, that wouldn’t help. What is important is being vulnerable – sharing in that moment with the person.

You can watch Dr Brene Brown’s full talk on the Power of Vulnerability below – I’ve flagged it to listen to soon!

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