12.09 S4a

SUBJECT:  COHORT 12B: Session 4  Assignments:  1. Donation 2. Survey, 3. Facilitate Circle,  4. Buddy Call


Building a Culture of Empathy Together

Cohort Links

Greetings Team

Here are assignments to do before the next Session 

( ) 1. Donation Reminder

The trainers are donating their time because they want to contribute to building a culture of empathy and spread the Empathy Circle practice as widely as possible. We know that if this vision and practice is widely spread, it will nurture greater well-being in the world. If you would like to contribute to supporting this work, you can make a donation by going to this Facebook fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/133987538603189/ 

or PayPal.

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.


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.

Here Are Some Different Versions of the "How To Empathy Circle" Instructions.   http://bit.ly/EC-How 

And/Or Hold a One on One Empathic Listening with Family or Friends.

See this assignment instructions: https://j.mp/3dPElI7 

This assignment is to empathically listen to someone for an entire hour. If you are not able to find people to hold an Empathy Circle with, this could be an alternative exercise or in addition to that.  You empathically listen to someone just like in the Empathy Circle, but for a full hour. So to be clear, you are not taking turns like in an Empathy Circle, but are just listening for the full hour. 

> Report back on how it went in the next Session.

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

( ) 3. Your Next Empathy Buddy Call.

For more on support see, 


We have paired you up with someone else in the training.

Between now and the next Session, connect with that person and have a 30 minute mutual support call on Zoom, etc.  

> Report back on how it went in the next Session. 

What were the benefits and challenges of doing Empathy Buddy Calls?


1. Trainer: Bill Filler - paddlinman@yahoo.com - SF Bay

Lauren Burger - laurennburger@gmail.com - Corona, CA - Pandemic Professors

3 Trainee:  Bee Kreigh bee.kreigh@pandemicprofessors.org - Chardon, OH - Pandemic Professors

  Trainee: Dominic Masotto dlmasotto@berkeley.edu - Burlingame, CA - Pandemic Professors 

4. Elizabeth Vos voselizabeth22@gmail.com  - Indianapolis, USA - Pandemic Professors 

Lala Liu lalayiheliu@gmail.com  -  Philadelphia

5 Aske Ploug askeploug@gmail.com - London

4 Giulia Cantini giulia.cantini@pandemicprofessors.org - Milan, Italy - Pandemic Professor

 Justine Prignot   Justine_prignot@yahoo.fr - London

Harini Sekar harini.sekar@pandemicprofessors.org 

7 Lisa Battle-Gwathney - dr.l.battlegwathney@gmail.com  - Knoxville, TN, USA

Francesca Castellano  sisqag@gmail.com   - Toronto, Canada Pandemic Professors

 8.  Sunil Sapkota sunilsapkota11@gmail.com Chitwan, Nepal

Elissa Copello - copello.ev@gmail.com