12.08 4a


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


Building a Culture of Empathy Together

Greetings Empathy Circle Facilitators

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: 

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.

Cohort 12.C Session Feedback

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?

 Trainer: Bill Filler - paddlinman@yahoo.com -  SF Bay, CA, USA

If you have trouble connecting with your empathy buddy for a call. you can check with Bill if he has times.

2. Trainer: Selene Aitken - selene.aitken@gmail.com -  Ashland, Oregon, USA

Jacqueline Roche - ispeakcompassion@gmail.com  - Cape Town, South Africa 

3. Trainer: Rasha Kutty rasha@theempathyuniversity.com - Bangalore, India

Shannon McIntyre - slmcintyre.phd@gmail.com - Brattleboro, VT

4. Trainer: Graham Berends - grahamberends@gmail.com - Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Stephen Landau - landau.stephen@gmail.com - Santa Fe NM US  

5. Francesca Castellano - fcastellano808@hotmail.com - Toronto, Ontario

 Martina Dittmar  martinahaines@gmail.com   - Surry, Me , USA

6. Ralph Galen - ralphgalen@gmail.com - Massachusetts, USA

LINDA  BASS -  adr4u2@gmail.com  - DFW TX , USA 

7. Kathy L Kidd  - kathy@peacealliance.org - Houston TX

Aljazi Al-Mubarak - Aljazi.mub@gmail.com - Khobar, Saudi Arabia

8. Mona Abdelhady maa372@pitt.edu - Pittsburgh, PA  

Tiffany Mitchell - tiffanyunlimited@yahoo.com - Kansas city Missouri

9. Kevin Patterson  - Kaven19@outlook.com  - Philadelphia 

 Shyam Prasad - 88.shyampr@gmail.com - Bangalore, India

11.Trainee: Michelle Clarke - michelle.clarke@hotmail.com - Ireland 

Raed Hamzeh - raed.hamzeh@gmail.com - Phoenix Arizona, USA