TOPIC FOCUSED EMPATHIC INTERVISIONS

Facilitated Empathic Intervisions can be applied to most work challenges we face. Below are a few examples of ways in which they can be of service. Do feel free to contact us to explore whether this method can address your specific challenges.

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Teams & Innovation


Teams can get stuck. Group dynamics are often the reason. We think we know what others have to say, we have heard it many times before. One or more facilitated Empathic Intervisions focused on a specific topic, can be a way to get unstuck and move a team forward.
(...) I think I learned more about myself also in those two days. And so much more about the needs of my colleagues that I work with. - Empathic Intervision participant, SA

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Decision Making


Some decisions need to be taken but have such far reaching consequences that we hesitate to make them. A decision needs focus, needs to be seen from all possible perspectives and needs to be understood in terms of consequences. A facilitated Empathic Intervision helps to get the overview and take decisions with confidence and trust.

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Conflict Resolution


When people are in conflict, work stagnates, undercurrents appear and relationships deteriorate. Resolving conflict takes courage, empathy and ways to handle triggers. One or more facilitated Empathic Intervisons helps to hear all voices while maintaining clear boundaries to resolve current issues.

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Teams can get stuck. Group dynamics are often the reason. We think we know what others have to say, we have heard it many times before. One or more facilitated peer support Empathic Intervision session(s) focused on a specific topic, can be a way to get unstuck and move a team forward. 

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

Some decisions which need to be taken have such far reaching consequences, that one hesitates to make them. A decision needs focus. It needs to be seen from all possible perspectives and it needs to be projected into future consequences. A facilitated Empathic Intervision decision making session can be a way to get the overview and take decisions with confidence and trust. 

Management is convinced of the direction to take with an organisation but staff are not on board. Communication can fall on deaf ears. What is needed is a place to listen to each other. A facilitated Empathic Intervision participation session helps to hear all voices without shouting over one another. It builds mutual understanding and respect.

The above situations are a few examples of ways in which facilitated topic focused Empathic Intervision sessions can be of service. It is always possible to contact us and explore together whether this method can address your specific challenges. 

This course offers an in-depth training in an understanding of-, and practical skills for the layers of empathy and how to apply them differently, depending on specific team challenges. The course helps teams start off and maintain their Empathic Intervision routine.

The Empathic Intervision Team Training takes place over two days with small groups of between 6 and 14 people. 

Participants come away with the skills to take part in an Empathic Intervision session guided by a trained facilitator.

“I just think […] at the end of the day, most of the times you would see the value not there and then, but you would see it afterwards, Most of the things I’ve learnt actually came from those two days, and it’s all about your own openness and acceptance to the whole thing and whatever. And also maybe to the presenters, the facilitators. How you present it to us and things like that. So everything that’s now impacting positive in my life now, it came from those two days, you know. And it’s all about me being open, and that safe environment that you’ve actually created for us. And that unconditional thing about you, and that you actually make it so easy for us, a very difficult situation or program actually, or sessions, you make it so easy for us to use your skill so that we can be acceptable to the whole thing. So I really value those two days.”

– Empathic Intervision participant, SA

This train-the-trainer-course offers an in-depth training to facilitate Empathic intervision sessions. It covers both, an understanding of-, as well as practical skills for the layers of empathy in intervision and how to guide others in applying them. It also explicitly helps facilitators to develop ways to hold an empathy conducive space within team settings.

The Empathic Intervision Facilitator Training course takes place over five days with small groups of between 6 and 14 people. 

Participants come away with the skills to facilitate an Empathic Intervision session with teams who have undergone the Empathic Intervision Team Training. 

Following one year of independent team facilitation, guided by Facilitator Coaching, facilitators may attend a follow-up two-day training. The successful outcome of an evaluation process qualifies them to conduct Empathic Intervision Team Training and single topic-focused Empathic Intervision sessions within their organization.