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Power of Growth Take 8: Walking into Social Awareness Lane

Many a times I have noticed - that not everyone knows the difference between empathy and sympathy By Lorraine Morris “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.”. – Brene Brown This week we are walking into Social Awareness Lane, over the past episodes we dealt with self awareness and self management which really spoke more on “self”, we got to learn about our own emotions and how to deal with emotional triggers by making use of the emotional traffic light (RED – Stop your thoughts that may lead you to react negatively, Amber – Pause and test the validity of your emotion, Green – Go with an emotionally intelligent response). For the next two episodes we will focus on getting to know how best to deal with others and how to handle ourselves in different situations. The competencies of being socially aware are three-fold, there’s a need to have empathy, be politically astute (i.e.

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