Empathy Day-School

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A Non-residential Empathy Immersion in New York City

The Empathy Day School (EDS) is a training intended to support participants in having a deeper integration of empathy in their lives. EDS is also a resource that we are happy to offer for people who may not be able to join the Integration Program in its entirety, but are still committed to get deeper into their practice of NVC. In a supportive, community environment, participants experience challenge, guidance and support in the practice of empathy and seeing our world empathically.

Throughout our time together, we will learn to increase our capacity for being present, learn to focus our awareness, and develop the ability to work with our own capabilities and humanity. We will also take advantage of the rich and unique metropolitan environment of New York City to dive into ‘empathic adventures’ immersed in real life scenarios.

Feelings and needs are the focus of empathy, so our relationship to them directly influences the quality and depth of our empathy. At this training, through practice and exercise, we will broaden and enrich our understanding and experience of these "life energies", thereby deepening our practice of empathy. Throughout the training, we will build on that work with well-defined empathy processes to bring a fruitful, sustainable practice of empathy into our lives.

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 Practices

-Feeling feelings

-Practice "being"

-Connecting to the energy of needs

-Mindfulness practices

-Empathy demonstrations

-Empathy sessions

-Empathy role plays and exercises

-Emergency self-empathy

-Connecting to deeper needs

-Embodying needs

Topics

-Experiencing and practicing empathy

-Your personal relationship to feelings and needs

-Distinguishing needs from strategies

-Working with "non-feelings"

-Self-empathy

-Distinguishing and translating "should/shouldn't" thinking

-Understanding and practicing focus

-Understanding and practicing presence

-Understanding and noticing our intentions

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Suggested Experience

This training is designed for people with an intermediate to advanced experience level. This usually includes a minimum of 10 weeks NYCNVC Practice Group experience, or a Discovery Weekend, or of 12-18 hours equivalent NVC training.

Days and Times

April 20-22, 2018 - Friday to Sunday

Fri - 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Sat - 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Sun - 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
(NOTE: Food or lodging is not provided for Empathy Day-School)

Location

Pearl Studios
500 8th Ave. (btw. 35th and 36th St.)
12th Floor
New York, NY 10018
p: (212) 904-1850

Tuition (Does not include food or lodging) 

First Time Participants - $360

Reviewing Participants (Participated in previous NYCNVC Intensive) - $260