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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Kay Pranis

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

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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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: Shifts in our paradigms about organizations