Mood Survey

Bill's Questionnaire 

You’ve all seen the recent reports of social divisions and gun violence. Take any one of the news reports that you’ve seen and ask yourself how that situation might have been changed had the people involved participated in Empathy Circles from an early age. We believe this practice is a simple, effective method to help individuals experience empathy and realize that each of us is different, but we all are part of the human community.


We believe that the listening skills developed and the Empathy Circle experience have a significant effect on people’s moods and self-confidence. In order to back this assertion up with data, we request that you take this online mood survey ( a week before you start the training, and retake it the week after the training ends. 

This should take you to a University of Pennsylvania site with several tests available. We ask you to take this one: 

PANAS Questionnaire Measures Positive and Negative Affect

You can take a screen shot of the results. Indicate whether you are a participant or a trainer/trainee. Then send the results to me at after the end of the training (after you take the second test) so we can start to build a database of the results. You’ll have to create a username and password. The test is totally free, is short, and asks only general questions about your mood. Many thanks to those choose to take part. 


The page should look like the image below.

 Take the PANAS Questionnaire Measures Positive and Negative Affect, which is the third test from the top. When you click on “take test” for the first time, you will be asked to create a username and password. Do this and take the test. It’s only 20 questions long and is multiple choice (no wrong answers for those who still harbor PTSD symptoms from high school and college). At the bottom of the page, click Finish and you should get to the page shown below this first image that shows the results of your test. It should show a small chart with your past results along with your most recent test results. Send that to me at after you take the test a second time. When you send it, tell me whether you were a participant or a trainer/trainee.


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Let’s change the world, two ears at a time,





I got some feedback that some of you may have trouble taking a screenshot. 


Here are the instructions for a Mac.


Take a screenshot on your Mac

1.    To take a screenshot, press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 3.

2.    If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.


Here are the instructions for a pc.


How to Take a Screenshot on a Computer


·         Hit the PrtScn button/ or Print Scrn button,  to take a screenshot of the entire screen: When using Windows, pressing the Print Screen button (located in the top right of the keyboard) will take a screenshot of your entire screen. Hitting this button essentially copies an image of the screen to the clipboard. Where does it go? Well, you have to open Word, Paint or some other image editing program to view, edit or save the image. For example, open Word and click Ctrl and v. This is a shortcut instead of right-clicking the mouse and selecting paste. If you’d like to capture only the active window press the Alt and PrtScn buttons together and paste into your document like above.

·         Use the Snipping Tool program to take and edit screenshots: If you’re having difficulty locating or using the Print Screen key you might prefer to use Snipping Tool. Snipping Tool is a program that is included for free with Windows 7, Windows Vista, and a number of other Windows products. It allows you to take screenshots easily by clicking New and then selecting the area that you’d like to screenshot. You can then edit the screenshot, using highlighter and pen tools. Snipping Tool is just one of the numerous tools available to assist you in taking screenshots.

Some laptops, in particular, mightn’t have a PrtScn key. The user manual that came with your machine should have instructions on different key combinations that can be used for taking screenshots.

Hope this helps. If not, we’re working on a document where you can record your scores. Until then send your screenshots to Bill: Thanks to all who have contributed or will contribute. If you have any outstanding concerns or questions, try to attend this Wednesday’s session at 9AM, pacific, US time in Edwin’s zoom room: .


Remember, once the training starts, we’ll meet in my zoom room: .


Take Care,