The Power of Empathy: A Thirty-Day Path to Personal Growth and Social Change

Chronicle. Oct. 2023. 240p. ISBN 9781797220277. $24.95. SELF-HELP
Entrepreneur and diversity and mental health advocate Tennant presents a unique 30-day challenge in this engaging and transforming book. Tennant integrates personal life experiences as well as professional research to support each of the six phases necessary to achieving personal growth. Readers will discover how empathy involves emotional awareness and how it can be developed and used to better connect with one’s inner self as well as with others. The book includes mindfulness exercises and writing prompts, including identifying hard-to-express emotions and instances where readers may have used different types of empathy. The sixth phase prompts readers to share what they have learned.
VERDICT This title is ideal for those looking to flex their empathy muscles and people who are on a journey of healing trauma or want to create better connections with others. Readers of This Book Will Make You Kinder by Henry James Garret will enjoy the way Tennant explores how to grow empathy and how it can change the world. Libraries looking to expand their self-help section will benefit from adding this book to their shelves.
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