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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Kay Pranis

 How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Circle Process
Kay Pranis & Edwin Rutsch

Kay Pranis is an independent trainer and facilitator for peacemaking circles, as well as, an advocate and leader in Restorative Justice and Circle Process movements. Kay has been involved in the development of circle processes in criminal justice, schools, neighborhoods, families and the workplace. She is author of, The Little Book Of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach To Peacemaking.

 


 

"We have raised an entire generation without the prerequisites for developing empathy and then are outraged when they seem not to care about the impact of their behavior on others. We did not consciously decide to raise them without empathy, but that is the result of significant changes in our social behavior

 

The development of empathy requires:

  • 1. regular feedback about how our actions are affecting others, respectfully communicated

  • 2. relationships in which we are valued and our worth is validated

  • 3. experience of sympathy from others when we are in pain"

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"Social distance maintains the sense of other as different, not like ourselves or our families.  We know the other only through stereotypes or media images. Circles break down social distance. Through sharing our stories, circles help us see ourselves in one another. Interconnectedness and the shared human struggle become visible in circle.

Empathy arises organically.
When we see ourselves in the other, it becomes much more difficult to participate in harming the other. I believe circles are a critical tool for deconstructing the social distance that allows so much injustice...."

 

 

 

Spring, 2000 - Empathy Development in Youth Through Restorative Practices - Kay Pranis

We have raised an entire generation without the prerequisites for developing empathy and then are outraged when they seem not to care about the impact of their behavior on others. We did not consciously decide to raise them without empathy, but that is the result of significant changes in our social behavior.
The development of empathy requires:

1. regular feedback about how our actions are affecting others, respectfully communicated
2. relationships in which we are valued and our worth is validated
3. experience of sympathy from others when we are in pain

 

 

Kay Pranis - Chautauqua Institution

Peacemaking circles advocate Kay Pranis delivers Wednesday's Interfaith Lecture about the "driftwood exercise" and learning how to overcome discomfort in the face of conflict and differences

 

 

 

 

Kay Pranis: Shifts in our paradigms about organizations