Empathic Intervision is a structured method of interaction for people working together. Layered empathic capacities guide people to hear each other's experiences, thoughts and feelings about a topic and nurture consideration of all perspectives. Strengthened engagement where there are cultural differences or differences of opinion leads to solutions where everyone is on board.

Self-empathy---------Intention setting

Reflective empathy---------Mutual understanding

Empathic creativity---------Actionable outcomes

Kinesthetic empathy---------Connection with others

Imaginative empathy---------Diversifying perspectives

Self-empathy-------Intention setting

Kinesthetic empathy-------Connection with others

Reflective empathy-------Mutual understanding

Imaginative empathy-------Diversifying perspectives

Empathic creativity-------Actionable outcomes

When to use Empathic Intervision

Empathic intervision is versatile: it can be a peer support and peer learning process as well as a method for co-creation, problem solving and (strategic) decision making. It incorporates elements of warmth and understanding without losing sight of goals, precision and practicality. The Empathic Intervision process can be embedded into existing meeting schedules or it can be used to start a new way of working and learning together.

… what I could relate to was the reflecting [...] part. Uhm, that is something that I am still able to adapt in my everyday life.

                                                          - Empathic Intervision participant, SA

The Benefits

Empathic intervision leads to improved inter-collegial understanding and support, sharing of professional expertise, and improved quality of work. 

It  addresses the complexity of interpersonal dynamics in diverse groups and applies layered empathic capabilities to facilitate interpersonal processes. If left unacknowledged and unharnessed, group dynamics may undermine group processes. Empathic Intervision engages empathic capabilities to embrace unique skills and perspectives associated with diversity. This facilitates creativity and innovation rather than causing aggravations between people.

Are you wondering whether Empathic intervision could be part of your organisational habits? Feel free to contact us and explore the options together.

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