06 Ses. 2a

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SUBJECT:  COHORT 9C: Session 2 Assignments: 1). Feedback 2). Facilitate Circle 3). Buddy Call  4). How To 


Building a Culture of Empathy Together

Greetings All

Here are assignments to do before the next Session

1. Fill Out Session Feedback Survey   

Please submit feedback regarding the Empathy Circle Facilitator Training Session that you have just completed. Post any questions and we will try to address them in the beginning of the next Session.


Cohort 9C Participants 3 Most Important Values.

2. Hold an Empathy Circle with Family or Friends.

Try to facilitate an Empathy Circle with family, friends, etc. before the next Session. You just need to find 3 more participants. Sometimes it is hard to get them to take part. One way is to say you have this assignment for a workshop and it would be a big help to you if they took part.

> Report back at the next Session how it went?

Share your approach for getting participants to take part and any challenges.

3. Empathy Buddy Call.

Your Empathy Buddy Call: Facilitator Community and Mutual Support 

For more on support see, http://j.mp/EmpathyBuddy

Part of being an Empathy Circle facilitator is to be part of a community and to have mutual support with other facilitators. You can support each other when you host Empathy Circles, Cafes, and other projects. As a facilitator, it is important to have as much personal support as possible.

We have paired you up with someone else in the training Cohort. (Every week we will pair you with a different participant.) Between now and the next Session, connect (email) with that person. Schedule a 30 minute mutual support call on Zoom or Skype, etc.  Feel free to do it longer if you have the time and inclination. (If scheduling doesn’t work for this time, don’t worry about it. Just do your best.)

In the call:

Person 1 gets 15 minutes to talk about their experience in the training while Person 2 empathically listens.

Talk about:

Then switch roles and Person 2 talks for 15 minutes and Person 1 empathically listens.

> Report back at the next Session how it went?

Your Empathy Buddies this Week

1  Trainer:  Lou Zweier  - lou.zweier@gmail.com     - SF Bay

Trainee: Larry Lawhorn  Larry@EcoDelMar.org 

2  Trainer: Bil Filler - paddlinman@yahoo.com - SF Bay

Trainee: Selene Aitken - selene.aitken@gmail.com

3  Trainee: Michelle Clarke - michelle.clarke@hotmail.com

Trainee: Graham Berends - grahamberends@gmail.com

4  Trainee: Cat Spence catsalive@outlook.com - Scotland, UK

Maria Ross - maria@red-slice.com  - Pacifica, CA USA -  Empathy Edge

5  Gefen Miron - vitism@gmail.com - Berlin, DE

Camille Hoheb  - camille@camillehoheb.com  - Albany

6  Jenny Leigh- jennymleigh@yahoo.co.uk - Forest of dean UK

Emma Freeman - emma.freeman206@gmail.com - San Diego, CA

7  Dustin Berry - Dustin Berry89@hotmail.com - Sault Ste Marie

Janos Deak - ahumanner@gmail.com - Walsall - UK

Adelina adelina.sora@yahoo.com 

Sam Lee SamLee@Millertoyota.com -  Northern Virginia, US (nvc)

9  Mina - minapatel2014@gmail.com - Skokie, IL

Kian Les@laughingdog.net - VT, USA

10  Leslie Les@laughingdog.net - VT, USA

Deloras D. Jones - deloras.jones@quantum-health.com

4.  Giving the Empathy Circle How To.

Next Week you will give the basic instructions for How to Take Part in an Empathy Circle.

You can review them here.


More to Come...