Practising Integrative Empathy

Practising Integrative Empathy

The 5 Core Empathy Skills

This course is teaches you about Practising Integrative Empathy. In it you learn that empathy, as a skill, is an embodied practice. Therefore, it is not enough to just understand what it is. It also needs to be experienced.

Empathy is hot, and you’ll see this by the number of articles written about the subject. Yet despite its popularity, people complain about a lack of empathy in the world. We’re often told to be empathic and to do so we are told to listen to, and observe each other. Yet how to do this in a specifically empathic way is left to chance. 

Practising Integrative Empathy focuses on the practice of empathy with five distinct but connected skills:

  • Bring your undivided attention with self-empathy
  • Create and maintaining connection with kinesthetic empathy
  • Foster mutual understanding with reflective empathy
  • Diversify perspectives with imaginative empathy
  • Ensure actionable outcomes with empathic creativity

Course Characteristics

  • Date: September 2021 at 16h00 CET
  • Durations: 6 weeks
  • Format: 3-4 hours a week of self-paced online learning and 2 hours a week of online training on Zoom
  • Group size: 6 to 10 participants
  • Price: Euro 295

Course Content

Each weekly module consists of reading materials, videos, quizzes and suggested further reading. These guide you to learn in a structured but flexible way. Then you practice, discuss and reflect on your learning during the online training.

Target Audience

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

Join the next Practising Integrative Empathy Course


Six week course with 2 hours a week of online training through Zoom and 3-4 hours a week of self-paced online learning.

Price: Euro 295

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The Building Blocks of Integrative Empathy

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.  The result is many definitions and approaches to empathy. While this is good, we face the risk of not seeing the wood for the trees. Details are important for our understanding. Yet they can obscure the gestalt of empathy. We, therefore, define five distinct, but connected, empathy skills with resulting behaviours:

  • Bring your undivided attention with self-empathy
  • Create and maintaining connection with kinesthetic empathy
  • Foster mutual understanding with reflective empathy
  • Diversify perspectives with imaginative empathy
  • Ensure actionable outcomes with empathic creativity

This short course presents the theoretical basis of these five building blocks of Integrative Empathy. With this, 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

  • Date: 1 September 2021
  • Duration: 5 weeks 
  • Format: 2 hours/week online self-paced learning + 2 hour Zoom meeting at the end of the self-paced course
  • Price: Euro 95

Course Content

Each weekly module focuses on a new topic with  reading materials, videos, quizzes and suggested further reading. This allows for a flexible but structured approach to learning.

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

Target Audience

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

Join the next Building Blocks of Integrative Empathy


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

Starting dates: 3 times a year

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Integrative Empathy Introduction

Integrative Empathy Introduction

Empathy is a competency, therefore training and practice can improve our empathic muscles. In order to train empathy, we developed the process of Empathic Intervision, where we apply Integrative Empathy. In this Integrative Empathy Introduction we distinguish five aspects of empathy which result in five behaviours:

  • Bring your undivided attention with self-empathy
  • Create and maintain connection with kinesthetic empathy
  • Foster mutual understanding with reflective empathy
  • Diversify perspectives with imaginative empathy
  • Ensure actionable outcomes with empathic creativity

Course Characteristics

  • Date: 19 May 2021 at 16h00 CET
  • Durations: 90 minutes
  • Format: On Zoom
  • Group size: 4 to 9 participants
  • Price: Free

Course Content

In this short introductory session our facilitators will guide you to experience Integrative Empathy. They will also answer any questions about the Integrative Empathy and Empathic Intervision training we offer.

Target Audience

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

Join the next Integrative Empathy Introduction


We invite you to join this free session on Zoom with small groups of 4 to 8 people.
The next Integrative Empathy Introduction is 19 May 2021 at 16h00 - 17h30 (Central European Time).

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Empathic Intervision Facilitator Program

Empathic Intervision Facilitator Certification Program

The certified Empathic Intervision Facilitator Program equips you to become a certified Empathic Intervision facilitator. Thereupon you will be able to establish an Empathic Intervision habit in your, or other, organization, or groups. Consequently, you will facilitate groups to use Empathic Intervision to address diverse applications within specific contexts.

By following the Empathic Intervision Facilitator Program you enhance your own Integrative Empathy skills as well acquire skills to facilitate empathy in others. 

Empathic Intervision Facilitator Skills

You will develop these facilitator skills specific to the five Integrative Empathy skills.

  • Self-empathy guides you to be comfortable with the expression of emotions while maintaining neutral emotions yourself.
  • In Kinesthetic empathy you learn observation skills and how to create group cohesion using physicality rather than thought.
  • You learn skills of empathic listening in Reflective empathy. This includes how to guide a group to hold a space for everyone to express themselves and be heard..
  • Imaginative empathy teaches you skills to distil perspectives as well as acknowledge the value of and encourage diversity. This includes skills to suspend judgment and encourage others free from your own projections, values, norms and opinions.
  • In Empathic creativity you learn to guide a group to gather change moments. You will also be able to ensure the change potential is actionable.

So uhm, and I think I learn more about myself also in those two days. And so much more about the needs of my colleagues that I work with. And uhm, this whole thing brought to me more awareness. More awareness of others’ feelings, of how they perceive things, how they react under stress. What are the things they struggle with. And it so much helped me also to understand that better.

- Empathic Intervision participant, SA

Program Characteristics

  • Date: January 2022
  • Duration: One year 
  • 90 minutes online Coaching once a month on Zoom
  • Price: Euro 

Program Content

You will be required to conduct at least six Empathic Intervision group sessions and to complete a Development Portfolio.

Target Audience

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