The Building Blocks of Integrative Empathy

5 Skills and Their Underlying Theory

There is a lot of interest in empathy, both in science and the public domain. This results in many definitions and approaches to empathy. While this interest is great, we face the risk of not seeing the wood for the trees. After 20 years of studying and developing empathy practice, we define five distinct, but connected, aspects of Integrative Empathy with resulting behaviours:

This short course presents the theoretical basis of these five building blocks of Integrative Empathy. It provides you with important details to support your empathy practice. It also guides you to understand which empathy approach is most useful for your purpose.

Course Characteristics

  • Duration: 6 weeks 
  • Start the course at your convenience
  • Format: 2 hours/week online self-paced learning + 1 1/2 hour Zoom meeting at the end of the self-paced course, scheduled 3 times per year
  • Price: EUR 95

Course Content

Each weekly module focuses on a new topic with  reading materials, videos, quizzes and suggested further reading.

  • 1: Introduction to empathy
  • 2: Self-empathy and setting intentions
  • 3: Kinesthetic empathy
  • 4: Reflective empathy
  • 5: Imaginative empathy
  • 6: Empathic creativity

Target Audience

  • Health practitioners
  • Coaches and mentors
  • Facilitators and trainers
  • Business leaders and managers
  • Parents
  • Students and Educators
  • General public interested in empathy, communication and interpersonal interaction.

Join the next Building Blocks of Integrative Empathy


This course offers six weeks of self-paced online learning and 1 1/2 contact hours with your facilitator(s).  They will answer questions and explore applications.

Sign up at any time, the next meeting with your facilitators is 6 April 2022 at 15h00 to 16h00 CET.

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