The Pioneers

My teacher is a baby!

03 March 2015
The ‘Roots of Empathy’ program has launched in Switzerland. By interacting with infants, children and parents are taught to learn the language of emotions and to cultivate empathy.
Caring for the mind and body Mots-clés : Psychological balance

Recently, the violence prevention program ‘Roots of Empathy’ officially launched in Switzerland. Four primary schools in Zurich have adopted this pedagogy aimed at better understanding the feelings of others, and thus at significantly reducing assaults and harassment at school. Pilot schools have already committed to a 3-year trial period.

Check out this mind-blowing video from neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran that explains what happens in our brains and bodies when we feel empathy.