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    I don't see too much emotional regulation as a sizable percentage. In CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) under every negative emotion are cognitive distortions in the thought process.

    I see our news, politicians and broadcasters use labels, judgment and pejoratives. It is all right to stick to facts or else take private ownership of how one feels in a personal sense. Because I do not see this I think it has to start in early education.

    Having Cognitive Mindfulness and Empathy Skills as Part of the Curriculum
    "There is much discussion of change andblesshaving a paradigm shift in consciousness. For things to get better it starts with the children, education and parental upbringing.
    I am sharing a pet peeve of mine when it came to the audience members of Facebook and (Myers Briggs Typology Index) Forums. A sizable majority don't utilize cause and effect to support their position. Instead they make use of correlations such as, (1) "The eyes are the mirror of the soul." It has no basis in fact. Look at Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, white color criminals and the divorce rates. This is not to mention domestic violence. Most people can be thought to possess kind eyes if we project unto them.

    My next point is almost rhetorical. How do we get the general populace to utilize critical thinking and make use of mindful cognitive discipline? Another whopper, (2) "Love will solve all the answers." There cannot be, not without balanced reason. I put out 165+ 'notes' on cognitive distortions, resiliency, blind spots and various topics. Yet this knowledge is not assimilated unless there is an interest or background of being familiar with the terminology. To be fair that is how the human species learn. Our brains filter in and out information every day to every living person.

    Hypothesis: "Things won't change. (3) "We are in the area of a new spiritual awakening." If that is so then school bullying wouldn't be a problem. It's a readily handy problem and fixable. Resource and attention isn't adhered. We can't evolve until the school systems teach empathy and cognitive discipline. We need to learn to think and feel. The way I see it there has to be scientific research done in control and experimental groups to show the significant (if any) disparity of students learning cognitive discipline and empathy exercise against the one's that don't receive such instruction. What are the graduation rates of the control and experimental group? What is the percentile of crime in the two studies group? What is the happiness ratio of the two sets?"

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    The great majority of mental health issues stem from dysfunctional home life during the early formative years of life. I know this will never be a reality but parents in an ideal world would require some license prior to having children. Dysfunction breed dysfunction. According to resiliency statistics one out of three children overcome dysfunctional home life. A majority of mental illness, crime, substance abuse and alcoholism have their root in early childhood. If people need a license before operating a car then raising a child should require some degree of one's own mental stability. As I said it will never turn into law. Barring that then we need to focus on education specifically cognitive mindfulness and empathy skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightsun View Post
    We can't evolve until the school systems teach empathy and cognitive discipline. We need to learn to think and feel. The way I see it there has to be scientific research done in control and experimental groups to show the significant (if any) disparity of students learning cognitive discipline and empathy exercise against the one's that don't receive such instruction. What are the graduation rates of the control and experimental group? What is the percentile of crime in the two studies group? What is the happiness ratio of the two sets?"
    How do we teach empathy, especially in a school setting? I find it far easier to teach cognitive skills, but even this is done poorly by most schools. Of course it helps at least to try, to have that not only be a goal of the educational system, but to tailor processes to support that goal rather than to undermine it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    How do we teach empathy, especially in a school setting? I find it far easier to teach cognitive skills, but even this is done poorly by most schools. Of course it helps at least to try, to have that not only be a goal of the educational system, but to tailor processes to support that goal rather than to undermine it.
    Hello Coriolis I can envision a setting where one explores their feelings and share much as in a therapeutic environment. When one hears another student voicing concerns and sharing feelings of how a certain event or action by another individual caused them to feel, then one gains clearer insight into another's personal universe. Also, that one's actions have consequences not anticipated.

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