Drawing on “The Empathy Effect” by Dr. Helen Riess, All Souls member Diana Martha Clark, DMC, MSW, MA will introduce us to the 7 neuroscience-based keys to understanding and increasing empathy. The latest research on how empathy works from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital has led to a powerful system for understanding and increasing empathy. What helps us to recognize and promote empathic behavior in ourselves and others? How can we confront the modern challenge of authentic connection in the digital age? How can scapegoating be reversed, allowing us to recognize our shared humanity? “Nourishing empathy lets us help everyone we interact with, whether for a moment or a lifetime, thereby also nourishing ourselves,” says Dr. Riess.