Empathy is our ability to understand and share someone else’s feelings. It builds stronger, kinder communities. It’s a crucial life skill that we need to learn, thrive and contribute. We’re not born with a fixed quantity of empathy – it’s a skill we can all learn. As we begin to re-open society again, developing Empathy for each other and the varying experiences we have had over the past year will held us build stronger communities. To mark Empathy Day we have teamed up with Mental Health Ireland to learn more about how empathy supports our wellbeing. This will also include a guided meditation.
This event is Free to attend but booking is required to obtain the link. Reserve your place now at http://bit.ly/empathylibrary
We are also encouraging Child to read for Empathy. Excitingly, research shows that books are a powerful tool to develop it. When children identify with book characters, they learn to see things from others’ points of view. As they read, they are building their empathy skills. There are lots of beautiful books on this years Empathy Day Reading List. You’ll find them all at your local library.