Happiness Conference Webinar: Empathy Matters


We have always heard the term “empathy” from people around us, but do we truly understand what empathy is?

Empathy is an essential skill for us humans as we are social beings. It is a part of our emotional intelligence, and helps us to better understand how others are feeling so that we can respond to various situations appropriately.

To understand empathy, we have to take a closer look at what the Spectrum of Empathy is. The Spectrum of Empathy consists of four similar but differing qualities that includes empathy, pity, sympathy, and compassion.
Differentiating among these qualities are important as it can bring about not only confusion, but different reactions in different individuals. Mistaking these different qualities can lead to dire outcomes.

Join us in this webinar to learn about the differences between the four qualities, the science behind empathy, as well as the application of empathy in different settings.

Attendance of this panel discussion is FREE.
This session is part of the annual Happiness Conference, organised by Happiness Initiative supported by National Youth Council.

P.S. The Zoom link for this webinar will be given to you automatically upon registration.

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Company: The Lion Mind
The Lion Mind is a non-profit organisation (NPO) that advocates for mental health. Through education and partnership with the community, The Lion Mind promotes mental wellness and positive psychology. In today’s competitive and stressful living environment, there is a greater need for people to recognise the importance of a healthy mind.

Yap Wei Ren
Weiren discovered the positive effects of counselling after suffering work burnout. After his recovery, he set out to de-stigmatize mental healthcare in the community, aiming to dispel the prejudices against being open about one’s mental illness.

Tan Wei Jie
Associate Psychologist / Centre Manager
Wei Jie is the Centre Manager with The Lion Mind. He oversees the operational aspects of the counselling centre, ensuring smooth centre operations. As an Associate Psychologist with The Lion Mind, he provides quality counselling and assessments to help clients with their issues.

Lai Wei Xuan Vivien
Associate Psychologist
She has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, US and is a member of the Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology. She holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Teaching & Leadership) from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Happiness Initiative is a social enterprise that translates the science of happiness and well-being into actions people can take.

Hence, helping people live a more fulfilling life and take a preventive approach towards mental health conditions.

We focus on three areas - raising awareness on the science of wellbeing, translating research into practice and programmes, and building a community that promotes the practice of wellbeing.

At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop future-ready youth who are committed to Singapore by instilling in them a heart for service, resilience and an enterprising spirit.

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Sun Dec 6, 2020
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM SGT
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