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This month’s Wellness Works explores the theme of empathy

January 7, 2022

Empathy is about being able to consider what someone else may be going through and imagining how they might be feeling or thinking.

This month we are exploring the theme of EMPATHY with students as a part of their mental health skill building. It is about walking in another person’s shoes – about listening to another perspective non-judgmentally. It’s about voicing our understanding of their emotions and validating them. It’s about recognizing the humanity of others and challenging ourselves to be present. Empathy is often the first step toward compassionate action and helping others. 

Empathy is important because when we have it we:

Here are some activities you can do at home to reflect and build on empathy:

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