The Power of Empathy
“...an engaging work that is part guidebook and part meditation...[a] meticulous exploration of the ‘invisible connections’ of true empathy illuminates how the reader can use this long-misunderstood social skill to live a more safe and fulfilled life.”
—Publisher’s Weekly (March 6, 2000)
“...quite a thoughtful and rather philosophical treatise on how empathy can be used to deepen relationships."
—Library Journal, March 15, 2000
"...a terrific book...lucid, wise, and compassionate. Highly recommended!"
—Larry Dossey, author of Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words
"The Power of Empathy can help you understand the nature of human behavior and assist you in developing a second nature if you desire to."
—Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles and Prescriptions for Loving
"The Power of Empathy explores the remarkable power of one human being to know and help another human being simply through understanding. One of the most useful, yet misunderstood faculties, empathy can help and heal us all. This excellent book shows you how."
—Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Connect and Driven to Distraction
"The Power of Empathy is a clear, fluent, and helpful guide to some of the most confounding questions of life. Building from both personal experience and professional expertise, the authors offer us a promising path through the thickets of relationships, and the mysteries of our own souls."
—Rabbi David Wolpe, Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and author of Making Loss Matter
"The Power of Empathy truly makes me see that empathy is one of the blessings of being human. The theme is threaded beautifully throughout, like shot silk. A flawless blend of the intuitive and the scientific, of paradise lost and rediscovered right here in the middle of our muddled world."
—Perle Besserman, author of Owning It: Zen and the Art of Facing Life
"This is a wonderful book. Once I began reading it I couldn't put it down until I finished. Dr. Ciaramicoli is a very wise man who comes across as a real human being. I can't imagine a simpler, more beautiful, or more powerful guide to relationships and to navigating the complex world of human interaction. Every reader should find this book deeply meaningful."
—Mira Kirshenbaum, author of The Gift of a Year and Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay