I now believe it is essential to create safe spaces where we can…
- Unpack our thoughts
- Notice our patterns
- Reorientate ourselves towards actions and values which serve both ourselves and those around us.
Even in the office – how we relate to each other matters.
Do we listen? Do we take each other in? How do people feel at the end of the day – respected, inspired, valued? Or something else?
Both my therapeutic and creative trainings have shown me, time and time again, that empathy is a skill that can be learned.
But empathy is not a quality that everybody has at their beck and call. And being empathic is not all about warm, mushy, thoughts or feelings.
As someone who adores deep conversations with complete strangers as well as old friends, I can assure you that this is a learnable skill.