Do You Make This Common Mistake When Trying to Help a Hurting Loved One? (b191)

empathy-screen-capOther people’s pain can be so uncomfortable, especially when the hurting person is someone we care deeply about. We want to help so badly.

The problem is that sometimes we help badly. đŸ™‚

In this short video animating a snippet of a talk given by Brene Brown (one of my favorite authors), Brene talks about sympathy, empathy, and which is the way to really help ease the pain of others.

Enjoy! (and learn) – John

Video description:

The Power of Empathy

What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

Dr Brené Brown is a best-selling author, speaker and research professor. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.

Voice: Dr Brené Brown

Animation: Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne)