Empathy – The Key To Active Listening

Send the message that you are listening to understand

Instructors: Amesha McElveen and Alexandria Bagwell

By the end of this course, you will be able to explain how to use empathy to become a better, more active listener.

• Define empathy and explain the difference between empathy and sympathy
• Explain the importance empathy plays in developing emotional intelligence
• Develop a list of emotions typical to the environment
• Recognize and communicate an awareness of what someone else is feeling using empathy
• Define cyber-disinhibition and identify methods to reduce its impact on empathy
• Focus on active listening by noting body language, voice tone, and words

Show that you are actively listening by using empathy
You have probably heard empathy described as “feeling someone’s pain”, but what if that is not helpful or possible? Empathy is an important skill to improve your active listening and make those around you feel heard. In this course, you will learn to empathize with those around you by noticing their body language, voice tone, and words.

By the end of this course, you will be able to explain and practice empathy by noticing body language, voice, and tone. You will learn to communicate an awareness of what someone else is feeling and be a better active listener using empathy.
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Course Length

Lessons : 5
Seat Time : 17 Minutes

Lessons Include:

01: What is empathy? (3:32)
02: Empathy and emotional intelligence (3:25)
03: Identifying the emotions of others (3:54)
04: Communicating empathy (2:22)
05: Empathy in the digital age (3:56)

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