Introduction to Empathic Intervision Facilitation Training

Thinking of becoming a certified Empathic Intervision facilitator or scheduling a series of sessions with your team AND you would like to experience Empathic Intervision and have some questions answered. This FREE program is for you!

As a certified facilitator you will be able to establish an Empathic Intervision habit within your organization, in other organisations, or with diverse groups. You will facilitate teams to use empathy to identify opportunities and co-create solutions to challenges.

In Empathic Intervision, colleagues come together to explore situations, questions and problems with an intent to learn from each other, improve expertise and co-evolve new insights to tackle professional difficulties.

Empathy is a competency. Training and practice can improve our empathic muscles. To train empathy, we developed the process of Empathic Intervision. In order to master it, one needs to distinguish the different aspects involved. During an Empathic Intervision, we train five distinct but interconnected aspects of empathy with five behavioural consequences:

  • Bringing your undivided attention with self-empathy
  • Creating and maintaining connection with kinesthetic empathy
  • Fostering mutual understanding with reflective empathy
  • Diversifying perspectives with imaginative empathy
  • Ensuring actionable outcomes with empathic creativity

What you will learn

In this short introductory session our facilitators will give you an experience of an Empathic Intervision and answer any questions you might have about the structure of the training and how it will help your team or professional practice.

Join our next scheduled course

The session takes place on Zoom with small groups of 6 to 14 people. 

The next scheduled session is Tuesday 9 March 2021 at 16h00 (Central European Time)

Email us on to secure a place or to enquire more about the session

Who are your facilitators

Lidewij Niezink and Katherine Train, the co-founders of Empathic Intervision, will be your teachers and facilitators.  

Dr Lidewij Niezink is an independent empathy scholar and practitioner, co-founder of Empathic Intervision, and Applied Psychology teacher, holding a PhD from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. She develops evidence-based interventions and education for diverse organisations and writes and speaks on empathy for scientific, professional and lay publics.

Dr Katherine Train is an independent empathy scholar and practitioner, co-founder of Empathic Intervision and Empathy Facilitator at Design Thinkers Academy, South Africa. She holds a PhD from UCT, Graduate School of Business. She researches, develops and presents training on empathy, wellbeing and professional development and writes on these topics for scientific, professional and lay readers.