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Benefits by Marshall Rosenberg

"Our ability to offer empathy can allow us to 

  • stay vulnerable, 
  • defuse potential violence, 
  • help us hear the word 'no' without taking it as a rejection, 
  • revive lifeless conversation, and even 
  • hear the feelings and  needs expressed through silence."

 "Time and again, people transcend the paralyzing effects of psychological pain when they have sufficient contact with someone who can hear them empathically." 


By maintaining our attention on what's going on within others, we offer them a chance to fully explore and express their interior selves. We would stem this flow if we were to shift attention too quickly either to their request or to our own desire to express ourselves." 

Empathy gives you the ability to enjoy another person's pain.” 

The more we empathize with the other party, the safer we feel.” 

Empathy allows us to re-perceive our world in a new way and move forward ” 

”To be able to hear our own feelings and needs and to empathize with them can free us from depression.”