The goop Podcast

Getting through Empathy Overload

45:35 | Jun 6th, 2019

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In partnership with our friends at Ketel One Botanical There’s a lot we misunderstand about empathy, says Jamil Zaki, a professor of psychology at Stanford University and the author of The War for Kin...Show More


aliceko recommended:Jul 6th, 2019

This episode is so good I had to listen three times, because empathy is such an interest topic to me. Part 1 of my notes - Empathy is something you CAN strengthen. - If you think being empathetic is suffering when someone else suffers - in your attempt to be a good person, you WILL burn out. Bu...Show More

alicekoJul 6th, 2019

Part 2 of my notes - Patients benefit when medical professional are empathetic because they are more likely to follow doctors orders and they are more honest. They also heal more quickly. But the same empathy can be a hazard for person delivering it. Do not drown in other people’s distresses - but ...Show More