4. Facilitator Training
Steps to Becoming an Empathy Circle Facilitator
The Empathy Circle practice is a simple and effective way to hold constructive dialogue. The basic process is simple enough that most people can facilitate an Empathy Circle after viewing the How To instructions and taking part in one or two. While it is simple to get started, it is the first step in a lifetime of deepening and building on the practice to create an empathic way of being and culture.
“An empathic way of being can be learned from empathic persons. Perhaps the most important statement of all is that the ability to be accurately empathic is something which can be developed by training.”
– Carl Rogers
Here are some steps to become an Empathy Circle and Empathy Cafe facilitator.
The best way is to learn by doing.
1. Review this Website and Read the Different Pages.
Familiarize yourself with the resources on this website.
2. View the Videos at, HOW TO EMPATHY CIRCLE?
These are the basic instructions for taking part in an Empathy Circle.3. View Some Sample Empathy Circles
We have recordings of many Empathy Circles. You can watch them to see how they work. 4. Take Part in Empathy Circles as a Participant: See the Calendar
The best way to learn to be a facilitator is to take part in as many Empathy Circles as you can. Learn by doing. 5. View the Five Empathy Circle Facilitator Training Videos
Module 1: Introduction to Empathy Circle Facilitator Training
You can also view this new version of Module 1.
6. Take Part in an Empathy Circle Facilitator Training
Note: ( ) Take part in at least 3 Empathy Circles before taking the facilitator training.
7. Attend the Weekly Empathy Circle Facilitator Support Group
8. Hold Empathy Circles
Join this Facebook group for discussions, notices, updates, etc.
10. Keep Deepening Your Experience with
Empathy Circles and Show Others How to Become Facilitators.
11. Train the Trainers
We will be setting up a Train the Trainers group as well so that you can train others to spread the practice.
12. Donations Accepted.
more to come….