Pleasantville's Citizens Take A Walk In Other Peoples' Shoes During January 2013

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Westchester County's most respected personal development center, Kapatid Martial Arts promotes empathy during the month of January utilizing the marketing firm of Route 72 Systems to achieve their goals.

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"Intolerance is the enemy of empathy. We can not walk in someone else's shoes if we refuse to acknowledge a
person's right to walk a path different from our own." - Dr. Robyn Silverman

January 2013 is Empathy Month as part of Kapatid Martial Arts Powerful Words Character Development program! All students will be studying, developing and experiencing powerful life lessons focusing on becoming more empathetic in a fun, powerful and effective manner. In addition to all of the physical skills that they'll be working on this month, students will be discussing and practicing the following concepts that will help them to appreciate and enjoy the value and benefit of being an empathetic member of our society. Students will be focusing on the following topics both in and out of class:

  • Empathy defined: Reading and understanding other people's feelings.
  • Predicting/communicating emotions: Educated guesses and "I feel" statements.
  • The impact of emotions: Understanding how our actions impact others.
  • Listening & expressing concern: Showing people that their feelings matter

"Those who have solid empathy skills frequently respond to those around them. Empathy is also a crucial social skill as it allows people to problem solve together as well as make and retain friends. Without the ability to determine the emotions and take the perspective of others, children may choose to act in ways that are wholly self-serving." says Dr. Robyn Silverman, Kapatid Martial Arts child & adolescent expert, and creator of the Powerful Words Character Development system used at the facility.

Patrick Consing, owner of Kapatid Martial Arts says, "Empathy is certainly one of our most powerful character traits. With this skill, our students are sure to benefit both here, at school and out in the real world! It's been our experience that successful leaders are empathetic people and we're confident that this month's curriculum will prove life changing for many in our community! I enjoy seeing our community recognized as a place with Powerful Character, and seeing our students lead the way! As Pleasantville's premier Powerful Personal Development Center, we take this responsibility very seriously. We're thrilled to help our students and our community to thrive and succeed, and empathy month is going to help us to do just that."

"Kapatid Martial Arts strong curriculum and the Powerful Words Character Development system provide our students with the opportunities to become unstoppable in life. These lessons will remain with our students for life and we're honored to help them achieve the success that they deserve" says Consing.

Route 72 Systems is proud to team up with a company like Kapatid Martial Arts, whose values match their own. With leading achievements in various industries such as people search and email data aggregation, the martial arts industry is another one the team at Route 72 System's hope to achieve the same results with. Working with a school that holds such high value in personal development will undoubtedly lead to success.

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