The Ecology of Empathy

Monday, September 07, 2020
07:00 pm
Monday, September 28, 2020
End Time
9:30 pm
Number of sessions/meetings
Official training hours
10.0 hours
Online training


Main Topic
Inner Work / Spirituality of NVC
Short description
Come and meet yourself and each other in all your awe-inspiring complexity. Together we can connect in ways simply not possible from behind walls of shame and fear.

This is a 4 week deepening practice (On Monday evenings 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th September) using the tools of NVC to strengthen our empathy skills; for and with others and crucially, for and with ourselves. We will meet online with a mixture of input, discussion, small group practice and pair work.

“It’s so uplifting to be met where I am” Previous participant, June 2020

Course material covers:

What is Empathy?
NVC skills of guessing feelings and needs
Key areas of the brain in relation to reactivity, trauma and empathy
The difference between being trauma-aware and trauma-treating
Empathy processes to integrate past pain and hurt (time-travel empathy)
Increasing your capacity to bring empathy to your life.


Requirements to join these sessions

  • You need to be able to consistently be able to be curious about the feelings and needs someone is experiencing no matter how and what they are communicating
  • Foundation training essential.
  • Further  taught practice,  practice group, or an Intermediate level training preferred.
  • This is not an introduction to NVC. Please do not come if you are new to NVC. You could join this Foundation Training instead 

I welcome contributions between £0-250 for these 4 sessions. Please choose according to your needs around sustainability. If you have capacity to pay the higher amount, you will enable me to keep offering this work