About the Author

Karla McLaren

Empath Karla McLaren is an award-winning author, social science researcher, and pioneering educator whose empathic approach to emotions has taken her through the healing of her own childhood trauma, into a healing career, and now into the study of sociology, anthropology,...

The Art of Empathy

A Complete Guide to Life's Most Essential Skill

Karla McLaren

from Sounds True

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Description

What if there were a single skill that could directly and radically improve your relationships and your emotional life? Empathy, teaches Karla McLaren, is that skill. With The Art of Empathy, she teaches us how to perceive and feel the experiences of others with clarity and authenticity—to connect with them more deeply and effectively.

Informed by current insights from neuroscience, social psychology, and healing traditions, this book explores:


  • Why empathy is not a mystical phenomenon but a natural, innate ability that we can strengthen and develop
  • How to identify and regulate our emotions and boundaries
  • The process of shifting into the perspective of others
  • How to provide support in a sensitive and healthy way
  • Insights for navigating our hyper-connected social landscape
  • Targeted chapters for improving family, workplace, and intimate relationships
  • Ways to expand our empathy to our community, global levels of society, and the natural world

More than ever, reflects Karla McLaren, the time for empathy has come. The Art of Empathy brings welcome, practical guidance for mastering this essential life skill.

Product details

Softcover Book:
Contents Paperback book (313 pages)
Date Published October 01, 2013
ISBN-10 1-62203-061-3
ISBN-13 978-1-62203-061-3
Dimensions 6 x 9 inches
Product Codes 3712, k3712, bk03712
Digital Book:
Contents Digital book (313 pages)
Date Published October 01, 2013
Product Codes 3712w, k3712w, bk03712w

Customer Reviews

By Karen W
Date Added: Saturday 21 December 2013
I received the book just before I was to give a class to new graduate RNs at work. It was a very handy and relevant tool to use when teaching them about caring for patients and using empathy, a disappearing art in nursing education. Thank you for an insightful look into caring for others.
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