As a reminder that today and through out history there have always been so many people that have promoted dialogue, we are introducing some of them in this blog from time to time. We will be trying to select people that are not the most widely known. We do this to show two things: Firstly: There are even more people convinced about the peace enabling power of dialogue than you might think. Secondly: It would be good to have an internationally known sign for those who believe in dialogue to show that conviction and to recognize like minded others.
We are introducing Dr. Helen Riess! She is one off the researchers that discovers amazing things around the relatively new area off empathy. Dr. Riess is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and has devoted her career to research on the neuroscience and art of the patient-doctor relationship and teaching psychiatry residents and medical students.
For many people neuroscience is among the most exciting fields off scientific research these days.
Again and again new insights to our brains are revealed by scientists, delivering prove off what people always have felt to be true but couldn’t explain scientifically.
Her research team conducts translational research based on the neuroscience of emotions.
The effectiveness of Dr. Riess’s empathy training approach has been demonstrated in several studies including a randomized controlled trial. She has developed faculty curricula for “Teaching the Teachers” of Psychotherapy that is used by faculty psychiatrists. Dr. Riess’s empathy training curricula are implemented internationally in healthcare as well as in business.
Teasing you to watch the video: Did you know that empathy can also be an acronym (E.M.P.A.T.H.Y.) for what you need to do in order to use it? The “H” stands for “hearing the whole person” which is a beautiful approach to dialogue. Find out what the other letters stand for!