13.10 5a

Subject: Cohort 13.A: Session 5  Assignments 1). Next Session, 2). Feedback  3). Buddy Call   4). Empathy Circle 5). Promotion


Building a Culture of Empathy Together

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Greetings All

( ) 1. Session 5

Our final Session is coming up next week. In this session we will focus on

( ) 2. 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

( ) 3.   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. 

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

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

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

Trainer: Dean Bowles deanbowles@protonmail.com  - UK 

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

Paul Thistlethwaite  paulthistle@yahoo.com - UK  

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

Tīaho NGĀ MŌREHU - TiahoNgaMorehu@WakaMauriOra.org - NZ

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

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

7. Marta Neto -  martacostaneto@gmail.com - XR Ireland

Michelle Wehner Michelle@XRAmerica.org - XRA

8.  Debra Maddex -  debramaddex@gmail.com - UK

Joell Bradshaw - joellbradshaw@gmail.com  -   USA 

9. Marc Pell - contact@marcpell.net  - Wales UK

Aaron Cawley - aaroncawley1997@gmail.com - UK

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

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


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

Monika Lindner monicalindner@posteo.de - Augsburg, Germany 

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

Cecilia Ribbing  - ribbingcecilia@hotmail.com  - Sweden 


( ) 4. 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 on how it went in the next Session. 

5. ( ) Inviting others to take part in the training. Invite your Friends to join us in the next Training Cohort. > Report back on how it went in the next Session. 

6. ( ) Building a Culture of Empathy

In our first Session, we spoke of creating a Culture of Empathy and placing Empathy at the center of such a culture. Important core values would be Empathy, Mutuality, Openness and Care. See more at: http://j.mp/CoEValues This is not meant as an exhaustive listing of all the values of a Culture of Empathy, but are a few core values that we see as promoting this culture. You might have other words or understandings of these values, and that’s fine.

Consider the Question:  How do you see the Empathy Circle practice beginning to build a culture of empathy in your world and in the world at large? 

7. ( ) 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,

"Help Design and Host a Free Empathy Circle Facilitator Training" 


or here on PayPal.