Your City and Country?
Lockport, IL, USA
Currently living in Carrboro, North Carolina
Washington DC, USA
Are you part of an organization, if so what is it and what is the Website?
MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION
Center for Nonviolent Communication cnvc.org
Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Centre
Richmond, American University in London
Part of many other organizations
Would your organization be interested in being a co-host for future Empathy Cafes on Conflict Transformation, Peacebuilding and Security?
Share any feedback about your experience in todays Empathy Café?
I have a great experience joining the conversation today. Glad to be here
GREAT EXPERIENCE - GREAT SUBJECT - LOOKIING FORWARD TO PART 2
I enjoyed the interconnectedness across the globe and space to be listened to
Wonderful experience and good insights for creating move loving and empathic interactions
I really valued the experience and got a lot out of it. I hope to be able to practice, participate and engage more.
I found the experience interesting, challenging and eye opening
Peaceful, empathy circle was diverse and reach on conversation, thoughts, stories and deep listening activity,
I love the structure and I could intuitively embody the model in a way that felt authentic to me (rooted in Rosenberg's non-violent communication framework). I don't think that the facilitator's way of guiding the session was useful, organic or empathetic. I think that he sacrificed the experience of the session for the need to uphold rules and instead of modeling empathy as a principle, he was operating from understanding this as a set of rules that should happen perfectly for them to work out--- I am interpreting this was my facilitator's way of dealing with the space rather than an issue of the model itself because when anyone else was engaged in conversation, it was an incredible experience.
wonderful as ever - I think the principles of equity and non judgmental reflection that the tight structure allows is very freeing.
It was encouraging to meet others interested in empathy and talk about issues that matter.
Do You Have Any Comments or Questions?
Hope to take part in future
Lots of gratitude for the space to co-create the peace we long for starting with inner peace
Just thank you! This is important work!
The topic of discussion was very broad. I felt a bit frustrated not to be able to focus the conversation more. I am keen to participate in more circles, especially exploring more specific issues and experiences.
I loved the diverse nationality and their spoken thoughts
How might this become a space where younger generations are attracted to find one another? How can empathy cafés be used as depolarizing strategies in the United States? What would enable for these spaces to be culturally relevant? How do we embody empathy beyond understanding it rationally?
What topics would you suggest for future CoPeSe Empathy Cafes?
Security & Safety issues
WOULD LIKE A CONTINUATION OF THE SUBJECT
Peace Empathy Circles - How do we co-create peace together one circle, one community, one organization at a time?
Anxieties that are caused by major events or changes in the world, and anxieties or fears related to the necessary changes people find difficult to make.
Community building, creative culture
Role of spirituality (and faith) in conflict AND peacebuilding
What is at the root of human conflict.
I can think on this later but have too much to do now.
A. Will you attend another Empathy Café? 11 yes
(A1) If Yes, what is the reason you will attend again?
To continue to learn
Connection across the globe
keep exercising my empathy/listening muscles; see what I might hear from other sharings that may assist me on my journey
I would like to learn more about the process and develop my skills
This was a challenging and rewarding experience, I want to learn more
Exercise active listening
I'm interested in learning more and I loved the people I met and the conversations we had
Connect with like-minded people; help others; ask people to consider participating in and/or sharing Planet Cents; to get a break from all of the doing-ness that comes with launching a startup; share groups and resources; to further empathy in our world
(A2) If No, what is the reason you will not attend?
I'm afraid all the groups will be facilitated like the one I attended today
(A3) If Maybe, please provide further explanation. No responses