Episode 307 :: Eve Ekman :: Cultivating Emotional Balance

Eve Ekman

Eve Ekman joins us to speak about the program Cultivating Emotional Balance.

In quite a few conversations lately, I’ve noticed a trend to encourage the perspective of emotions as transitory. Which has merit, of course thoughts, sensations, and emotions arise and fade. But I’ve seen this attitude sometimes cross over into dismissing both the strength and power emotions can have, in an unhelpful encouragement to spiritually bypass emotions rather than engage with them — or as they engage with us. Even difficult emotions can be extremely helpful, revealing needed information about our external and internal environment.

Eve Ekman received her Ph.D in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley in 2014. Her dissertation case study focused on juvenile detention center guards and the relationship between meaning in work, burnout, and empathy. She also tailored a CEB-based pilot training to support these workers. Currently at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Eve continues to refine the conceptual framework, research and training around the areas of meaning, empathy and burnout. She is focusing on a population of residents-in-training with a long-term goal of pioneering interpersonal training for medical education to support empathic skills, experience of meaning, and managing burning out. Additionally, Eve’s research interest includes technology that fosters emotion regulation and mindfulness, developing a dynamic measurement for empathy, and assessing the impact of provider empathy on the quality of patient care.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Ku Cha Balance tea.

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