Your City and Country
Windsor, ON, Canada
Lenexa, United States
Santa Fe New Mexico USA
San Diego, United States of America
Atlanta / United States
Santa Clara, CA USA
Lisboa, Portugal, Europe
Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Pickering, ON, Canada
Laguna Niguel USA
Arlington TX USA
KELLER ,TX - USA
Kansas City, MO
Phoenix \ Arizona \ USA
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Surry, Me , USA
Cape Town South Africa
State College, PA
Any Organizational Affiliations
None at this time
American Red Cross, Good Shepherd Shawnee
University of Rwanda
Student of Yoram Mosenzon (Connecting2Life, Amsterdam), volunteer with NVC Rising Empathy Cafe.
Job Developer, Center for Employment Opportunities
University of Ibadan
Association of Talent Development
American Indian Health Services of Chicago
TARRANT COUNTY MEDIATORS ASSOCIATION; TEXAS MEDIATOR CREDENTIALING ASSOC.
Antioch University New England
ispeakcompassion (my NVC training busness)
Penn State University
Alameda Health System
Preparation: Where did you take part in Empathy Circles and who facilitated them?
Planning to take part in Empathy Circles with Pandemic Professors
Through your organization, and one-on-one
Just finished Cohort 12B
Produced by Edwin
They were called Community Circles, (SEEDS in Berekely, CA) and a harm circle (IIRP/Buxmont Academy) in Pennsylvania)
Took Cohort 12B
In a Zoom meting today 7/26
Linkedin. Cannot remember the name of facilitator. He was from Ontario, Canada
Rwanda, university of Rwanda
On Zoom with Anish and Natalia Menon. At 2 NVC Rising global Empathy Cafes.
I haven't taken any yet. The only date available is July 10 and I've already got commitments.
I have not participated yet. After completing the application, I will plan a session to attend.
With Bill at FB event about Empathy Circles for schools
I have not taken it yet
Bill in 24 of July
The introductory Cafes
Culture of Empathy Facilitation Training- Edwin Rutsch/Francesca
LinkedIn - Edwin
I am scheduled to see the first on July 31st
In zoom facilitated by Bill
EDWIN RUTCH - 2-3 MONTHS AGO
Francesca and Edwin
I have already completed Cohort 12 B training.
1- Online from a linked in Invite - it was facilitated by the organizer. 2- At home with my family - I organized it to try it.
I took part in the Empathy Circles online. They were facilitated by Rasha Mohammed, Graham, Sheima, and Cita.
Catherine Cadden and Jaya Manske online and Wake up and walk towards, Anish Menon his Monday sessions, Emma Buggy and Natalia Menon at the NVCGlobal Rising Fest, Samual Odhiambo and myself organised two for South African participants
Both online with Edwin Rutsch and Lou
Why are you interested in becoming an Empathy Circle Facilitator?
I am passionate about conscious and mindful living. I want to develop generative and empathetic listening skills both professionally and personally.
To gather courage to start doing it on my own
I am interested in cultivating greater empathy in my own life, and encouraging more in the world through leading empathy circles. Creating deeper relational bonds.
Personal and career development
in my institute
I will be a school counselor in the fall. I also want to become better at demonstrating and teaching empathy to students.
I would like to cultivate the experience of empathy in my life and assist others in cultivating it in their lives.
Increase listening skills
I want to grow my leadership skills and make it known in Rwanda.
The World needs more empathy. I need more empathy. I have a need for deeper contribution to others and the world.
Because I have great attunement for empathy, and work with people returning from incarceration. I want to learn to be empathic from a more efficient, less energy consuming place, to be able to spread more goodness in the world.
I am a social worker, this will help my career greatly. Empathy is what a social worker is all about and much more
To assist individuals and families
To improve my communication and collaboration skills. To help expand Empathy Circles to my organization.
I am excited about the possibilities of Empathy Circles in schools and other places in my life
To learn a new way of communicating to other.
Tô create sense of comunity
To improve my listening skills especially at this time we need to practice how to listen to understand and empathize with the other rather than responding
I think it will help me personally, but also with my alternative listening therapy business
This would great to add to my skillset and implement working in the Behavioral Health field.
To help spread empathy
I faciliate trainings in empathy and I love the concept of an empathy circle and would like to add that to some trainings to assist people create a more empathic work culture.
To learn empathy
To be a better listener and to model empathy so I can get it from othes.
I am a psychologist, and a professor of clinical psychology. This format can greatly contribute to my professional development.
I would like to be instrumental in cultivating more empathy in my life directly, and in the lives of others.
Provide a safe environment when having difficult conversations or debates.
I see tremendous application as a Facilitator in my professional journey. However, far more importantly, I believe that being a Facilitator will help me discover my own self. Through years as a corporate trainer and then as an educator (teacher, mentor, school Principal), I have become aware of some of my conscious and unconscious biases. The long road still ahead of me [covid-willing! :) ] demands that I continue to sharpen myself in meaningful conversation with more and more people. I have an opportunity here to not wait until Christmas and take this gift for myself right now.
Being in an empathy circle is so powerful. I would love to share this practice with others.
I would like to hold a regular empathy circle for my community of learners who have studied Nvc with me. I was also reccomneded by Anish to do this course. I wish to hold many circles of reconciliation in South Africa
I would like to bring this to my work with students at a college campus
I am interested because I believe the more we offer Empathy circles, the more we connect on a human level and are able to listen, learn and understand one another. These circles and style of listening can also create greater self awareness and compassion for one another and resolve interpersonal and professional conflicts.
Where would you like to facilitate Empathy Circles?
Berlin area and online
Online via ZOOM
Based in Windsor, ON, and other areas
in my institute
At my school, and maybe become confident enough to help with parents and community.
At home, in the office, in schools, in our neighborhood.
In Santa Fe, New Mexico. Online with my buddy Jacqui.
Over the internet, in San Diego, California, and potentially in local jails if/when they reopen.
N/A for now. Will facilitate after I have gotten the necessarily trainings
Any setting in need
With colleagues, in volunteer groups I work with, etc
Community and work
Comunity, Youth, mental health
work and family
My family, friends or as a complimentary service with my clients and their families or friends
I could implement in Support group and Talking circle teachings
In business and in schools that I volunteer at. I serve on a board for an organization with at-risk youth.
DURING CONFLICT RESOLUTION TRAINING
Zoom - Virtually
Virtually on line for now. and potentially in person in Toronto.
At home \ Work \ Friends \ Family
Tongue-in-cheek answer: everywhere! :) Realistically, as of now, I'd like to facilitate Empathy Circles alongside Rasha's group from 'The Empathy University, with my classmates at University, and with my former students (underprivileged girls from rural India). In the future, I see tremendous potential in the organisation that I am in the process of building (working with prisoners to reduce recidivism).
Online zoom meetings, local community center, in my meditation classes
South Africa and online for my ispeakcompassion community
On a college campus
Online, in the schools and throughout Alameda County.
What do you see as the benefits of Empathy Circles?
Empathy, Space for creativity and conflict resolution, healing and brainstorming.
Cultivating deeper relational bonds and diminishing violence in the world.
Development of interpersonal competencies
healing memories, stress releasing
People feel heard. People can learn different perspectives in a non-threatening way.
Contribute to creating a more cooperative harmonious world that is friend-based and not stranger based.
I see the incredible improvement of my relationships as just one of the benefits of Empathy Circles.
Networking, connectivity, grow CV and leadership skills.
So many! A place to be real. Emotional hygiene. Connecting humans to each other in a disconnected world. Promoting people to use feelings with wisdom and consciously.
The benefits I see include countering the troublesome perspectives and division of today's world, whether starting at the local level or the global level, to help the world into a more loving, supportive, and harmonious space.
Self development, career development, networking, etc
Builds my skill
Provides and opportunity to practice important connection and coaching skills in a safe environment.
Build empathy in the world
New knowledge of communication
Wellbeing and peace
the feeling of being heard helps to improve personal relationship whether if it was in a work setting or amongst friends and family
A better world, the more empathetic people we have, the better all of our lives will be
Create a space for people to share personal topics, speak freely, be heard, learn listening and reflective skills.
Transform the world
Creating a way for people to develop empathic listening skills, thus helping to increase their empathic capacity.
Better communication and relationships
deeper upstanding and appreciation for others' point of view; there is a difference between agreeing and understanding
Enhancing compassion and empathy in all participants; facilitating heightened mental health, well-bring, support, and learning.
Empathy circles foster a greater sense of meaningful connection.
Nurturing emotional healing, providing a tool to being a companion on someone's journey, search and exploration.
I see Empathy Circles as pools of hope and healing, nourished by diverse experiences. I was surprised with the ease with which I gravitated away from my stress into an intimate environment with complete strangers. In any other situation, this would seem unnatural .. but was suddenly not only natural but seemed fundamentally simple! It is my expectation to find another benefit of Empathy Circles (as yet unproven to my mind). I work with children and adults from historically marginalised communities. Their lives are replete with indignity, disappointment, disillusionment, hurt, frustration, and even dehumanisation. I hope that by dint of this process, I can help them create democratic communities amongst themselves, greasing the wheels on their journey towards claiming their rights and remaking their identity in society.
Learning how to listen to others while being completely present (this is quite a practice to develop) is so powerful because it brings us out of our minds, which is very healing. Also learning how to speak effectively is another huge benefit! This practice really complements the meditation practice that I teach. It is about being in your heart space, and that's what empathy circles can achieve.
Mostly a remembering of what it is to be human together. A place where people can some and experience safety of being themselves exactly as they are. This is very healing and in many cases totally new.
It allows people to safely grow in their beliefs in a safe way.
Self Awareness, Conflict resolution, Compassion for each other
Are there any questions that you think should be asked or improvements in this application? If so, what are they?
Not at this time
not at the moment
Not at the moment.
none at the moment
Could you have a form to show interest for future training? I am interested in attending, but there are two weekends where I might be late. I'm sure that means I can't participate. I know you said not to sign up, but I don't know what the contact information is to find out about future events or ask questions. Maybe I misread the ad. I can't find it now.
Not at the moment
Not sure yet
I want to the empathy circle ambassador here in Rwanda
Not necessarily, I believe whatever is relevant was already asked
N/A for now
"What are your pronouns?"
not at this time
None come to me right now.
Not at the momen.
No - I look forward to learning
Any other questions or comments?
I was attending Empathy Circle Facilitator Training and didn't make it to the last 2 sessions, unfortunately. It was tough times in Israel-Gaza and I had to run to safe room/shelter each night..right now I'm back to Berlin and I wish to complete the training this time.
Not at the moment.
it seems interesting!
Will you offer this opportunity again? I will miss the free circle this weekend due to a prior engagement. Will you post more?
Have you considered pausing for 4th of July weekend in 2021? See you soon!
I am very excited to facilitate
Is there an explicit connection between this work and NVC?
Because it's so soon upon the expected start date, July 17, there are no Empathy Circles left for me to attend, except for July 10 and I have previously arranged plans. Will you be able to keep me on the list for a later cohort when I've had the chance of completing the prerequisites? Thank you so much for what you're doing here! This is one awesome way to impact the world in a mega positive way!! So looking forward to this!
Nothing for now
Are you an explicitly anti-bias/anti-racist organization? If not, why not and when will you repair this oversight or how can I help support that repair?
Thank you for such an opportunity
I wanted to thank you for this experience and I look forward to the opportunity to learn more and Graham was great!
I have completed both videos and will attend the first circle July 31st and I will attend another one or create my own with the students that I serve prior to the first weekend in August.
Excited to get started with the training; thank you!
Not at the moment.
None as of now, thank you.
I'm really looking forward to the training!!
I have watched your interviews with Catheine Cadden and Dominic Barter probably twenty times - I love them. Thank you for the work you do. It really touches me and amazes me that you are still caring for empathy after all these years
How soon can you start groups?