we make self-empathy easy.
welcome to empathy experience
Life is messy. Stressed-out living seems to be the new normal and it feels overwhelming at times. We get it. Our lives are messy too.
Before empathy experience, we often spent more time and energy on others than on ourselves. We've learned that a kinder, compassionate relationship with ourselves is essential to a more calm and fulfilling life. And self-empathy is the key to getting there.
the act of giving yourself empathy and connecting with what is going on with your experiences and emotions
you + 3 decks + 4 steps = empathy experience
We give you simple tools and teach you skills to apply self-empathy on the spot. You can use our kit right in the midst of challenges to clear out the clutter and be the best version of yourself.
We encourage you to try empathy experience just for you. You matter and the more connected you are to what you've got going on inside, the better you can navigate relationships at home, at work or anywhere life takes you.
When we create a little space to sort our feelings, we can figure out what needs they are signaling. When we’re conscious of what we need, we have more power and energy to access our inner resources and take positive action.
empathy experience is all about choice. You choose your cards which will organize and clarify how you feel and what you need because, as we know, life is messy and things can get cloudy.
Then you have some space and clarity which brings calm, insights and creativity to you.
We call this inspiration.
You are full of inspiration. We all are.
Sometimes you need help clearing out
the clutter so it can flow.
Shauna walks you through the steps of an empathy experience in this instructional video.
I've been known to bite off more than I can chew. I'm learning to take smaller bites.
My yoga teacher Jiwan taught me self-empathy, without calling it that. I arrived at his institute feeling exhausted and confused about why drama and suffering seemed to be following me around in life.
His words and actions were always wrapped in compassion and acceptance. It was here I finally experienced what true empathy felt like. This helped me slow down and give these things to myself because I finally believed I mattered.
My life is far from perfect, though I've learned it flows more easily when I'm connected to what I feel and am aligned with my needs. And it quickly falls apart when I'm not.
Throughout the 20 years I've worked in the social services field I've learned this; everyone needs empathy, and it's often in short supply. When we learn self-empathy, it’s the best gift we can give ourselves. It brings relief from stress and struggle. It's all I want to talk about. Watch our videos, you'll see.
… where it’s both messy and wonderful, often at the same time.
I’ve had experiences that made me feel like I was teetering on the edge of a cliff as well as insights that made me feel like I could fly. It’s where my sons’ struggles taught me how to love. And my grit never let me stop trying. It’s where the light and the dark don’t scare me anymore. It’s the lifeblood that pulses both fragility and fierceness through my veins. It’s the very essence of my insatiable curiosity about life and love and the universe. It’s where I mash up monstrous desire with peaceful surrender. It’s where I am awe-struck most of the time.
…the antidote to loneliness and shame.
Empathy was and still is the salve for my soul when life gets complicated. One day I awoke and realized I was acting like a Stepford wife when I was really a radical humanist with a big overstuffed creative soul. I felt scared. Ashamed. I longed to be empathetic, respectful and compassionate. I decided to leave behind the secrecy, judgement and blame. I created support groups and joined study groups, consumed inspirational writing and sought advice from transformational thinkers. I began to evolve and mature, all the while giving and receiving empathy because empathy was the map that led me to the juiciest version of me. I still bathe myself in empathy because I know to be heard, understood and to matter keeps my soul alive.
… showing up to give of yourself to the world.
I studied nursing, mental health, communication, restorative justice, nutrition and plant based cooking. I served at the bedside of cancer patients, advocated for special needs children, I raised money, created recipes, taught inner city kids to cook, and inspired folks to become plant eaters.
I started support groups, study groups and a philanthropic organization whose mandate was to perform random acts of kindness. My reason for getting out of bed every morning is to nourish bellies and souls.
Shauna and Shelley would like to thank our friends for bringing inspiration into our lives and giving us a solid foundation from which to create empathy experience. Contact us so we can learn more about you!
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