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Next Empathy Circles: Deep Listening, COVID 19 Support, XR 10 Principles plus..

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Why We Should Tap Into “Deep Listening” Now More Than Ever

You don’t need to be a therapist to support a loved one’s mental well-being.
By Elaine Lipworth

The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it a massive and widespread spike in anxiety. To cope, family members and friends are leaning on each other for support and guidance — looking for ways to alleviate one another’s stress and fear, and sometimes simply seeking help to get through the day. We all need someone to listen to us, and fortunately, you don’t have to be a professional therapist to listen well and help improve someone’s state of mind.

“If you are fully listening to someone who is upset, whether that’s face to face or virtually, it allows that person to feel connected and less isolated,” Vanessa Jung, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist in Torrance, California, tells Thrive. Listening with empathy is a gift. “We can’t solve the world’s problems, or an individual’s problems either,” says Jung, “but we can give someone the benefit of our time and our full presence.”  More ....


Building a Culture of Empathy
Be listened to and listening deeply to others.


Fridays April 10, 17, 24
Empathy Cafe: Designing mutual support responses to COVID 19
We will use the Empathy Circle process to come together online and dialogue about how we might support each other. We are in this together and it will help to share our experiences, thoughts, feelings and insights about this rapidly moving pandemic.


 April 10, 17, 24, etc (Fridays)
Empathy Circle Facilitators Online Support Group

Support in learning to facilitate Empathy Circles




Empathy Cafe: 10 XR Principles, Saturdays
In this 10 week Empathy Cafe series, we will use the Empathy Circle process to discuss and explore a different Extinction Rebellion Principle each Saturday. We will have an ongoing dialogue about the meaning and application of these principles. Bring your questions, comments, feelings, thoughts, needs and insights. You can share whatever is alive for you.



Last Weeks Principle #1 Report


An Empathy Circle is a structured dialogue process that effectively supports meaningful and constructive dialogue. It increases mutual understanding and connection by ensuring that each person feels fully heard to their satisfaction.  The practice is the most effective gateway practice for learning, practicing and deepening listening skills and mindset.  

1. What is an Empathy Circle?

2. Why Participate? 

3. How to Empathy Circle? 

4. Empathy Circle Facilitator Training



Extinction Rebellion Empathy Circles Work Group

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