“Empathy has no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘You’re not alone.’” ~Brené Brown
There are times in life when we encounter someone else’s pain and suffering. And we may feel powerless, or speechless, or just don’t know how to respond. Here’s an idea: be present, listen, let go of judgement (about right or wrong), just acknowledge the suffering and pain, and be there.
This is the essence of The Company Chaplain’s tagline: Supporting human being at work.