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Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW

The Alchemy of Empathy: Transforming Stress into Meaning at Work

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What You'll Learn

  • Learn about the three different levels of burnout, and look at how the relationship between burnout and empathy can lead to compassion

  • Go beyond labeling emotions as "positive" or "negative" and explore emotion as a process that helps us do what we need to do next

  • Hear interesting and surprising data from Eve's research on emotions and burnout among healthcare professionals, and see the effectiveness of wellbeing intervention programs in systems facing high rates of clinician stress

About Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW

Eve Ekman is a Senior Fellow at the University of California Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, Director of Cultivating Emotional Balance Training Program and volunteer clinical faculty at the UCSF Department of Pediatrics. She is contemplative social scientist and teacher in the fields of emotional awareness and burnout prevention. She draws on advanced training and life experiences in clinical social work, integrative medicine research, and contemplative meditation practices and science. Eve is a second generation emotion researcher and has had meaningful collaborations with her father, renowned emotion researcher Dr. Paul Ekman. Their most recent project, The Atlas of Emotions, is an online visual tool to teach emotional awareness, a project commissioned and supported by the Dalai Lama. Eve is a founding teacher for Cultivating Emotional Balance, an evidenced based training committed to utilizing the experience of emotion as a path for developing the happiness of being for ourselves and in relationship to others.

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  1. Serggio García-Guillén May 28, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks Eve!
    wonderful and amazing torrent of insightful information!
    starting my gratitude practices with you and those behind and in front of the summit.

  2. Donna Devlin May 27, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Very engaging and incredibly practical. Would love to follow up with you.

  3. Patricia Dellacha May 27, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Mil Gracias!!! Mucha informacion expresada con mucha claridad, gran contenido: Nuevamente Gracias!

  4. Charmaine May 27, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    This was an amazing presentation – resonates with my daily work as Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Thank you for taking the time to present this to others

  5. Adriana May 27, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Loved it! Very helpful, learned so much, thank you.

  6. Irina Mihaescu May 27, 2019 at 7:59 am

    This was a great talk. I learned so much. Thank you

  7. Gaye May 27, 2019 at 6:08 am

    What an amazing presentation on empathy and compassion. This set of research is exactly what teachers like myself with SEN in schools need to support their professions. Even thinking about the meaning of the word ‘professional’ in a competitive context, brought up many questions for my career and self reflection on where I want to go next with my practice. Immensely Inspiring for me seeing women leading empirical and evidence based scientific research to drive changes for the medical profession, which is what not just I, but society in general are in so much need of right now. Thankyou

  8. John Mosedale, LICSW May 27, 2019 at 1:29 am

    A compelling presentation sharing your and other researcher/educators’ capacity to evolve observations, inquiry, exploration, and applicability to helpers and those they seek to proffer skillful empathy. I’m also quite grateful a clinical social worker that 1) still doesn’t much like the profession’s name (sticky language) and 2) has experienced the poisons of bitter irony, cynicism and lack of efficacy. Feeling more grounded, now.

  9. Hina Shahid May 26, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    This was a brilliant session- informative, inspiring and uplifting. Thank you so much. Looking forward to finding out more about your work.

  10. Maria May 26, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    I love your energy, so positive and contagious. Thank you, I m very greatful

  11. Jyoti Gupta May 26, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Wonderful information, I am really grateful ??

  12. Sharon May 26, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Thanks for a wonderfully informative presentation, best so far. Loved the Atlas of Emotions work. Blessings!

  13. Vera K May 26, 2019 at 10:34 am

    I’m grateful for your excellent talk. That was wonderful! Thank you.

  14. Gia Hoang May 26, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Thank you so much for this presentation. I really like the diagram about emotions. I will try to apply it in my counselling work 🙂

  15. C runkle May 25, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Helpful everyday tips along with the science behind them.

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