Walking in another person’s shoes

All Day
Mar 5th 2013
A practical workshop on building empathy, with Kate Beales.
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If you have any difficulties booking this event, please post a cheque made out to St Ethelburga's with your email and the event name included.

What is Empathy? Why does it matter? And – crucially – how we can develop empathic relationships with the people around us?

Kate Beales will explore these questions and more in a dynamic practical workshop using a creative fusion of arts-based learning techniques and conflict resolution tools.

Participants will examine ways in which deep listening, perspective taking, managing assumptions and being present can help us to step into another person's shoes and develop deeper relationships with family, friends, colleagues and communities.

Cost – £15 (£10 concessions)
If you have any problems booking online, please email to say you are coming and then pay on the door.

Kate Beales is a mediator, conflict coach, facilitator and trainer.

Kate's working life started in the theatre. As a theatre director working with young people and communities, she has spent over twenty years exploring creative ways in which we can put ourselves into the shoes of others.

Her academic enquiry into empathy, and current neuroscientific interest in empathy, the brain and mirror neurons began while studying for an MSc in Conflict Resolution and Mediation in 2008. Soon afterwards, Kate started using theatre skills to create practical approaches to developing empathic behaviour. Since then, she has led empathy workshops with a diverse range of groups, including teachers and trainers, young artists, new Londoners and ex offenders.

"I do and I understand" – Confucius