Karla McLaren, MEd,
is an award-winning author, researcher, and pioneering educator whose empathic approach to emotions revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens new pathways into self-awareness and healthy empathy. Karla is the author of The Art of Empathy.
Multiple studies confirm that health and healing professionals who demonstrate empathy provide better care and achieve greater patient/client satisfaction. However, empathic burnout and compassion fatigue are a constant presence in the working lives of health professionals and anyone who provides caregiving. In addition to the many other challenges, they must make sure that their empathy is intentional, self-enriching, sustainable, and most of all, healthy.