Brene Brown on Empathy

This video by Brene Brown has been helpful as I work with clients who are trying to listen more actively with their loved ones.

After viewing it, I asked myself, “How can I be more of a Brown Bear to others?”  

What about you?  How can you be more of a Brown Bear?


2 responses to “Brene Brown on Empathy”

  1. Thank you for sharing this. It makes it so clear what the difference between the two is. My daughter has been helping me understand this it and really can be a relief when you know you can’t fix the problem but just share the pain.

  2. That is so true, Michelle. Sharing another person’s pain can help them in the process of healing. While there are times that we need to offer practical solutions, sometimes others just need to know that someone cares and is willing to listen. When we do that, sometimes they will ask if we have ideas or solutions. But until we are willing to BE with them and share the pain, we have not earned the privilege of speaking into their lives. Many blessings as you refine the art of balancing listening with offering solutions.

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