13.06 3a


COHORT 13A:  Session 3 Assignments: 1). Feedback  2). Challenges 3). Facilitate Circle  4). Buddy Call



Building a Culture of Empathy Together

Important Links


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 13A Session Feedback

2. Review and Document Empathy Circle Facilitation Challenges.

Challenges Catalog: Here is a list of facilitation challenges you may encounter

You can review these before the next Session. 

When you facilitate your Empathy Circle you will be able to dial up the level of challenge you want from

 ( )None, ( )Low, ( )Medium or ( )High.

Write down some facilitator challenges you have had or anticipate.

Here is a video example of a  (x)High

Yes, it can get even more challenging. 


3. 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.

4. 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 you have been parted up with. Have a 30 minute mutual support call on Zoom or Skype, etc. 

Session 3: Your Empathy Buddies

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

(x) Trainee: Michelle Clarke -  michelle.clarke@hotmail.com  - Galway, Ireland

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

1. Trainer: Ann Jordan  annjordan@protonmail.com  - UK 

Cecilia Ribbing  - ribbingcecilia@hotmail.com  - Sweden 

2.   Trainer: Dean Bowles deanbowles@protonmail.com  - UK 

Trainee: Graham Berends - grahamberends@gmail.com  - Windsor, ON, Canada


3.  Trainee:  Lynda Duffill - lyndad3@protonmail.com- Cymru- UK 

Trainee: Larry David Lawhorn - Larry@EcoDelMar.org  Ormond Beach, FL, USA

4  Paul Thistlethwaite  paulthistle@yahoo.com - UK  

Trainee:  Marta Neto -  martacostaneto@gmail.com - XR Ireland

5  Tīaho NGĀ MŌREHU - TiahoNgaMorehu@WakaMauriOra.org - NZ

Michelle Wehner Michelle@XRAmerica.org - XRA

6  Debra Maddex -  debramaddex@gmail.com - UK

Joell Bradshaw - joellbradshaw@gmail.com  -   USA 

7  Aaron Cawley - aaroncawley1997@gmail.com - UK 

Shay Dawidowicz - Shay.meshanim@gmail.com - Israel

8   Renata Albuquerque -   rcalbuquerque@yahoo.com  - London, UK

Marc Pell - contact@marcpell.net  - Wales

9  Freddie Strawson - fredstrawson@icloud.com -  Market Rasen UK  

Tina Barrows kittyredxr@gmail.com- XRA Cascadia Coalition, Red Rebel Brigade

10  Ron Findlay. ronmfindlay@gmail.com X.R. Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Monika Lindner monicalindner@posteo.de - Augsburg, Germany - focusing trainer