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What Can a Hostage Negotiator Teach Us About Empathy? Andrew Brown on MHNR

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Chief Inspector Andrew B Brown is an internationally renowned negotiator with specialist knowledge and experience in dealing with kidnap for ransom and hostage/crisis incidents, particularly in maritime environments; in designing conflict de-escalation skills for military operations and acting as an expert witness to judicial inquiries on the response to hostage taking. Vincent Guastamacchia, one of our most popular guests, led Andy to the doorstep of Mental Health News Radio.

We dive into the topic of empathy and how it was an invaluable tool for understanding and de-escalating a hostage situtation. The skills of a hostage/crisis negotiator can be applied to most situations, hence their nickname of "street psychologists".

For more information about Andy visit here or email him at andybrow7@aol.com.