Two of the most important life skills that are needed to successfully connect with people and overcome life’s challenges are Empathy and Resilience.

What is Empathy?

Empathy is an indispensable life skill that requires a certain level of intellectual and emotional aptitude in order to recognize and understand the thoughts, emotions and perspectives that others might experience. 

Simply stated, Empathy is not just about “walking in others’ shoes”. Empathy is the ability to connect with others in a manner in which they feel understood and emotionally safe.      

Lack of empathy is one thing that makes people and relationships miserable. If you cannot empathize with others then you are unlikely to care about them. Some people are good at objectifying other people, treating them like 'things' and even abusing them without any feeling or remorse. If you desire to develop and sustain healthy relationships, you must learn to be empathetic.  

Empathy enables individuals like you to connect with others, restore trust and heal through compassion. 

What is Resilience?

Resilience is defined differently for many individuals because it takes on many forms and has various components, but most researchers agree that resilience is associated with an individual’s ability to bounce back after facing adversity or hardship. To add to this basic understanding, we personally define resiliency as the ability to bounce back wiser, better, and stronger after facing adversity. Resilient individuals recover quicker and cope with pressure or stressors in an effective manner. 

Being resilient enables you to move forward and prosper in a healthy manner after facing adversity.  

The Empathy and Resilience Center was founded to help individuals become more empathetic and resilient. We help individuals navigate through life, love and work with a sense of belonging and optimism. Unfortunately, experiencing adversity and hardship is unavoidable, but coping in an empathetic and resilient manner is doable. 

Who Should Receive Empathy Counseling? 

  • Individuals who have Difficulty Connecting with and Relating to others.        

  • Individuals who Desire to improve their Emotional Intelligence 

  • Individuals who struggle with Expressing Feelings of Remorse

Who Should Receive Resilience Counseling? 

  • Victims of emotional, physical or sexual abuse

  • Individuals who Struggle to recover after experiencing Adversity or Hardship. 

  • Individuals who Desire to Face and Cope with Life or Relationship Adversity in an Optimistic Manner.

  • Couples who would like to successfully recover from Infidelity or relationship distress.