Empathic Skills

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 60 Conc £21 Full £120

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:00 - 15:30 2 MAC 23/11/2019 30/11/2019 HC1300

What will the course cover?

• What empathy is and the place it has in our lives. • Practicing the use of empathy in interaction with other participants in the group • Self-empathy: its application and importance • The science of empathy: a brief overview to provide a basic understanding

Who is the course for?

Anyone with an interest in: • learning about empathy: what it is, why it's important and how to use it • developing their capacity to support others emotionally • the connection between human feelings and behaviour • mediating for people experiencing tension between each other • expressing personal boundaries with compassion; to navigate with ease any emotionally charged interaction with others • self-empathy; to find greater capacity re-find ease at times of difficulty

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

None

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

• Talk about empathy and have awareness of where it comes into your life • Feel greater confidence in supporting others emotionally • Have a greater capacity to recognize and ask for what you need • Know when and how to say no: have more awareness of your personal boundaries and feel greater confidence expressing them

How is the course organised?

5 hours plus lunch and tea breaks, each day for two consecutive Saturdays.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

To help consolidate learning from day 1, a simple homework task will be given that will take around 30 minutes. This task will involve creating some material to bring and share with the rest of the group on day 2.

How will my progress be assessed?

In class through your contribution.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Tutor will advise. This is a stand-alone course, however is suitable for anyone who is already or considering counselling or social care studies.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

You are not required to bring anything however you may wish to make notes, in which case a pen and paper are recommended.

What support is available?

Learning resources will be available and communication with the teacher will be possible through Google Classroom.