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Building a true connection with your child

Empathy Foundation Network member Deborah Grinter has written these wonderful articles about parenting through heart connection. You can find them here:



Added by Alice Aird on March 26, 2011 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

EFT and The Sedona Method

Hale Dwosin of the Sedona Method talks with Nick Ortner, producer of the documentary film, The Tapping Solution, about a technique that "combines letting go with acupuncture" and how it compares to The Sedona Method. Hale and Nick have…


Added by Alice Aird on March 26, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

The Social Animal

In this warm and humourous video talk from, NYTimes columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences -- insights with massive implications for economics and politics as well as our own self-knowledge. He debunks the myth that we are separate individuals making choices based on our conscious awareness.…


Added by Alice Aird on March 25, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The needs of children are no different to the needs of adults. .....

"How different it would be if we were to say to each other and to children,

'We want to grow in harmony with you. What can we do?'. And at that point

the adult world, either as individuals or groups, must just sit back and

listen and feel, quietly, openly, compassionately.

The needs of children are no different to the needs of adults. .....we all

look for love, warmth, security and stability, and the searching for what is

personally meaningful and…


Added by Alice Aird on February 7, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Robin Grille Interview: a Re-Inspiration about Parenting with Empathy to Change the World!

Hullo to all Empathy Foundation members,…

Added by Alice Aird on November 19, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Baby Bond: Meant to be Held

Added by Alice Aird on July 16, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Empathic Civilisation

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical

prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the

profound ways that it has shaped our development and our…

Added by Alice Aird on May 26, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Barack Obama and a New Spirit of Empathy

A Chronological Video (1hr 49 min) of Barack on Empathy. Compiled from about 38 of Barack's speeches and interviews, etc. on the topic of empathy.

Added by Alice Aird on March 18, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Read this blog about empathy!

Misu is our latest Empathy Foundation Network member and her blog about empathy (Empathic Perspectives) is well worth visiting - see a great post about the Potential of Empathy here

I liked this quote at the end of that post:

Empathy is a pervasive and subtle language of the mind and heart which can be seen and felt in everything you do and say. It permeates every… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on January 30, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Welcoming the Pain of the Inner Child - and at last growing up!

My inner child is in pain today - and I'm glad! I have an exciting project and opportunity for the Empathy Foundation on my plate - and what happens? My old scars from school project days are stirred up and I feel the pain, loneliness, shame and sadness my 10 year old self felt when the dreaded "project" word was used. My resistance is huge - it feels far to dangerous to work on this!

At first the resistance and pain I felt about this great opportunity was incomprehensible.… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on January 15, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Interesting Empathy Article from

EQI Home | Emotional Intelligence


Showing Empathy

Awareness & Acknowledgment

Empathy and Sensitivity

Empathy, Understanding and Compassion

Empathy and Conscience

Too much empathy?

Empathy Deficit

Barrack Obama Quote About "Empathy Deficit"

Article on Cultivating Empathy in Children & Youth, by Dr. Arundhati Ray


Empathy and the Process of… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on January 12, 2010 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Charter for Compassion

I urge you to look at this new "Charter for Compassion" and add your name! See

A call to bring the world together…

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on December 9, 2009 at 12:08pm — No Comments

The Empathy Foundation's Vision

The Empathy Foundation's vision is of a world in which children grow up surrounded by people who know them and love them; where children’s ability to grow in their unique and natural way is understood and trusted; where children’s marvellous work of creating themselves, according to their true and unique nature, is supported with appropriate richly interesting environments; where children are valued and cherished in skilful ways based on our knowledge of what children need at different ages;… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on November 26, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Children's Academy for The Collective Heart in Katikamu, Uganda.

Read this inspiring story here!

Added by Alice Aird on November 23, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Experiences Following Parenting Heart to Heart Facilitators Training

"I am able to be more real with children now. It's easier to say what I really feel, rather than trying to be sweet and nice all the time. I'm getting better at expressing my true emotions in a moderate way that suits the age of the child, and that makes all the difference. The children respond with such open hearts and we feel closer and more loving."

"I was inspired by many aspects of Robin's teaching as I have been with his writing, and it has formed part of a very profound…

Added by Alice Aird on October 6, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Compassion and Empathy - 5 minute read

Nurturing Compassion.pdfcompassion Uruguay.pdfcompassion_rd.pdfI just received these very lovely and informative documents (2 powerpoints and 1 article) on compassion and empathy and how to grow more of these in… Continue

Added by Rita Johnston on September 26, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Baby steps toward a more peaceful world

A Toronto educator's parenting-for-kids program has morphed into a plan to make all humanity more empathic. Pie in the sky? Its been working

Sep 13, 2009 04:30 AM

Debra Black


Please visit link:

Mary Gordon wants to change humanity by rewiring a child's brain — one child at a time.

A noble idea, but is it possible?

"Damn right," says the 61-year-old Gordon, who still has a… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on September 17, 2009 at 12:02am — No Comments

A Big Thank You to Robin Grille from Rita

Rota Johnston cc'd me in to her email to Robin after the Parenting Heart to Heart Course a few weeks ago and she generously allowed me to share her experience with you.

"Thank you Robin so much for the Parenting Heart to Heart Facilitator's training. For me it was transforming in many ways. One example is that I went to visit my 90 year old mother straight after the course. The "inner baby" experience really opened me to a really deep level of gratitude and appreciation for my… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on September 10, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Article: "What's Empathy got to do with it?"

Here is an article I got via LinkedIn on a Leadership Group I'm part of.

I haven't read it yet, still processing the Training with Robin, but if I don't post it now, it won't happen.

Tho in scanning it I like the part i've bolded below.

Keen to hear what people think.

What’s Empathy Got to Do With It?

August 3rd, 2009 by Bruna… Continue

Added by Tathra on August 15, 2009 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

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