DISCUSS: Experiencing empathy

Think about a situation that you recently experienced.

  • How would you have liked someone to address you – what words might have made you feel just a tad bit better?
  • Think of what it would feel like to you if someone expressed sympathy “I really am so sorry that you are going through this right now. Is there anything I can do to help?”
  • Think of what it would feel like to you if someone expressed empathy “That sounds really rough. I once experienced something similar, it was tough.”
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