UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators Book Club: November 2021 Pick

For their November 18, 2021 meeting, the UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators Book Club will be reading The Empathy Effect by Dr. Helen Riess. Support your local independent bookstore by purchasing your copy of The Empathy Effect from Flyleaf Books!
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“Getting in touch with your own empathic capacity helps you recognize our shared humanity and not get caught up in particular subgroups, ethnicities, race, or social class,” writes acclaimed researcher Dr. Helen Riess. With The Empathy Effect, she presents science-based practices to enhance empathic behavior; recognize and reverse scapegoating tactics; practice empathy at work, home, and in everyday settings; discover ways to build empathy in groups and leadership positions; and more.
“We are all connected on a neurobiological level far more than we have previously realized. Consciously or not, we are in constant, natural resonance with one another’s feelings. When we are engaged in shared mind awareness, the possibilities for mutual aid and collaborative problem solving abound.”
Helen Riess, MD

A Revolutionary Guide for Understanding and Changing the Way We Connect
Empathy is undergoing a new evolution. In a global and interconnected culture, we can no longer afford to identify only with people who seem to be a part of our “tribe.” As Dr. Helen Riess has learned, our capacity for empathy is not just an innate trait—it is also a skill that we can learn and expand. With The Empathy Effect, Dr. Riess presents a definitive resource on empathy: the science behind how it works, new research on how empathy develops from birth to adulthood, and tools for building your capacity to create authentic emotional connection with others in any situation.
“Nourishing empathy lets us help not just ourselves,” says Dr. Riess, “but also everyone we interact with, whether for a moment or a lifetime.” The Empathy Effect is a life-changing book that will revolutionize the way you understand yourself, relate to your loved ones, and connect to every person in your life.

HELEN RIESS, MD, is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, HuffPost, JAMA, and more. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Empathy Effect: Seven Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683640288
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Published: Sounds True - November 27th, 2018