The Ecology of Empathy
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