The background of Methodical Empathy
Empathy is a new word for a new phenomena, coined first in 1909 and first put into professional and public usage in 1951. It evolved out of the catastrophes of the 20th century, when the lack of empathy brought humanity and the planet to the verge of total destruction. It names a new human ideal: the individual’s striving to understand other individuals from their own point of view. It is in high demand and short supply everywhere.
The old traditional and tribal bonds that used to connect people in the tribes (but not between the tribes) are fast fading away. Individuation emerges unstoppable, and isolation is one of its major outcome. A new source of human connection must be forged consciously out of the emerging individual. Empathy became the name for it. It became a new expected human standard everywhere very fast, and now we expect it of each other in all personal, social and professional interaction. But expectation alone cannot produce empathy.
Methodical Empathy evolved out of many years of exploring and applying Psychosophy, Applied Psychosophy and Psychophonetics. It is being practices by Psychophonetics Practitioners and taught in the professional trainings of Psychophonetics Institute International and its affiliates: BECOME – British College of Methodical Empathy and PACE – Psychosophy Academy of Central Europe.