Empathy &

Empathy &

By Michael Scott Evans
Empathy is a superpower...and you have it! It is a biological, neurological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual imperative....and it is the primary key to deep connections and thriving relationships. Join me as we dig deep into all things empathy.

Cover Art by Melissa Lee @ TheHouseofLees.Com
#9 Empathy & Listening
 This week we consider the science of listening and how we can harness the immense power of our brains to assist in engaging each other in empathy. How is it that we are so easily distracted during conversations, and what are some mindful techniques to slow ourselves down.  Come join in the conversation at empathyand.com
21:36
May 21, 2019
#8 Empathy & The Empath Pt 2
 I believe that we are all built with an instinctual ability to understand each other…across cultures, races, and genders….through the power of empathy. In this episode I continue to describe how this understanding fits into my identity as and empath. It's a combination of science and the esoteric. Come join in on the conversation at empathyand.com
22:38
May 5, 2019
#7 Empathy & The Jesus Story
This episode was recorded the week before Easter 2019. In it we discuss a few of the Biblical references to the Jesus story and how empathy is plays out in the life of the Jewish Rabbi from Nazareth.
21:33
April 22, 2019
#6 Empathy & The Empath Pt 1
I have been called sensitive my entire life. Over time I've come to understand that my sensitivities give me a different perspective on, and a heightened understanding of others emotions. I've had some really strange encounters, and the only way I can explain it is to call it what it is. I'm an empath. This is the first installment of many where I discuss what that means to me. Join in the conversation at www.empathyand.com
21:28
April 8, 2019
#5 Empathy & Fear
What happens when our brains get flooded with stress hormones too much? Can we condition ourselves to primarily see danger? Is it possible to rewire our instinct, through mindfulness and meditation, to make our emotional response serve us properly...rather than drive us to anxiety? Today we discuss this as we learn of the story of Lou Williams, journeyman NBA player and McDonald's fan.
20:45
April 2, 2019
#4 Empathy & Story
 This week I am contemplating the stories we tell ourselves and others…..and why we just might want to remove the word WHY out of our vocabulary. We also discuss the 4 myths of vulnerability popularized by Dr. Brené Brown in her book Daring Greatly.
24:37
March 25, 2019
Empathy & Meditation - Beach
Relax, find a place to sit quietly for 10 minutes, and join Michael in a guided meditation along the beach.
10:06
March 4, 2019
#3 Empathy & Emotions Pt 2
There is so much more to cover, so you get another round of Empathy & Emotions! We talk through the Buddhist concepts of impermanence and detachment as well as introduce meditation as a valuable tool in the work of empathy. 
17:17
March 4, 2019
Empathy Alphabet - B is for Bravery
In this episode we discuss bravery by listening to the story of Malala  Yousafzai. How can we utilize our superpower of empathy to enhance our own bravery and magnify the bravery of those around us?
03:07
February 21, 2019
#2 Empathy & Emotions
This is a big one! We discuss the difference between emotions and feelings and how they correspond to the parts of the brain that inform empathy.  I also give a perspective on how to minimize taking on others emotions as a possible side effect to empathy.
15:23
February 21, 2019
Empathy Alphabet - A is for Afraid
We kick off our tour around the alphabet by discussing what it looks like when we are afraid, and how we can use our empathy with others when we see they need help.
03:45
February 21, 2019
#1 Empathy & Everything
In this episode we define empathy and get in to what it means to be "hardwired" for it. We'll unravel the mystery of the empathic brain and discuss mirror neurons.
23:11
February 21, 2019
#0 Empathy & Introduction
Empathy is a superpower, and you have it! Join host Michael Scott Evans as he dives in to the worlds of neuroscience, biology, sociology, and spirituality to uncover the depths of our ability to connect to each other!
12:23
February 20, 2019
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