The Art of Empathy: An evening of empathic exploration with Karla McLaren
Friday, October 25th, 7pm to 9 pm at Naropa University, Free!
What if there were a single skill that could directly and radically improve your relationships and your emotional life? Empathy, teaches Karla McLaren, is that skill.
We all long to be seen and understood, to be valued and honored, and to be loved for exactly who we are. We also want to connect deeply with others, understand them clearly, and respond skillfully to their wants and needs. We want to navigate through difficulties and conflicts with grace, and we want our relationships to be a source of healing, strength, humor, and love. We want empathy – and we want to know how to offer our empathy to others.
Join empathic pioneer Karla McLaren at Naropa University for an evening of empathic exploration and a celebration of the release of her newest book and audio learning program, The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life’s Most Essential Skill (Sounds True, October, 2013).
Karla has combined her four decades of extensive empathic experience with current insights from neuroscience, the social sciences, the arts, and healing traditions to explore:
- Clear explanations of The Six Essential Aspects of Empathy and how to work with each of them
- Why empathy is not a mystical phenomenon; it’s an innate ability that you can learn to strengthen and develop
- How to create healthy empathic environments at home and at work – for yourself, your family, and your co-workers
- How to regulate your empathy if your empathic abilities are uncomfortably hyper-activated
- How to help children (of any age) develop healthy empathic skills
- Insights into the dark side of empathy and how to avoid the trap of excessive in-group empathy
More than ever, reflects Karla McLaren, the time for healthy empathy has come. The Art of Empathy provides powerful, practical guidance to help you become a healthy and happy empathic presence in a world that needs you!
Friday, October 25th, 7pm to 9pm, Free baby, free!
At Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado
(Nalanda campus at 6287 Arapahoe Avenue)