Gail Parker, Ph.D.

Gail Parker, Ph.D.

Gail Parker, Ph.D. CIAYT, E-RYT 500 is an author, psychologist, educator, and certified yoga therapist. She serves as President of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Board of Directors. She is the author of Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma, and Transforming Ethnic and Race-Based Traumatic Stress With Yoga. Dr. Parker holds a…

Why Isn’t EMPATHY Taught In Medical School?
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Why Isn’t EMPATHY Taught In Medical School?

Empathy is defined as  the experience of understanding another person’s condition from their perspective. You place yourself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling. Empathy is known to increase prosocial (helping) behaviors. We have heard the word, we have learned what the word means and we have spoken the word in sentences but…