Empathy” is defined as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another and to show compassion to others.”

“One the best ways to express empathy is to show compassion daily to the people in your life.”

Stephen Lesavich, PhD

According to researchers, there are three different types of empathycognitive, emotional, and somatic.

Scientific research has also shown that when you feel empathy and show compassion, your heart rate slows down, your heart begins to open and your brain begins to secrete the hormone oxytocin.

“Many researchers have called oxytocin the ‘bonding hormone.’ “

Stephen Lesavich, PhD
How do you practice empathy and show compassion to others who are suffering?

Practicing empathy and showing compassion will create a positive impact in the lives of anyone you encounter who is suffering and create a positive impact in your life as well.

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Stephen Lesavich, PhD

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