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Wellness Works – This month’s focus is Empathy

May 7, 2024

GUELPH, ON – This month for Wellness Works we are exploring the theme of EMPATHY with students as a part of their mental health skill building.

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

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

Don’t forget that the first week of May is also Mental Health and Education Week. During the week of May 6-10, we’re looking at the 5 Days of Wellness. Learn more on the board website.

The Wellness Works Committee

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