Dialogue Across the Divides with Empathy Circles. 

What is An Empathy Circle?
An Empathy Circle is a structured dialogue process that effectively supports meaningful and constructive dialogue. The basic process can be fairly easily learned in about 15 minutes. It increases mutual understanding and connection by ensuring that each person feels fully heard to their satisfaction.  The practice is the most effective gateway practice for learning, practicing and deepening deep listening skills and mindset.  


1. Review: How To Empathy Circle?
Written instructions on how to take part in an empathy circle.

2. See a Sample Empathy Circle

View: On YouTube  or On Facebook 

YouTube Video

Bridging Political Divides with Empathy Circles
We organize and schedule empathy circles in this group.
(You must be logged into Facebook)
(Or email EdwinRutsch@gmail.com if you are not on Facebook)

For Online Calls We Use Zoom Video Conferencing

For the recorded calls we use Zoom video conferencing.  Zoom is a very easy to use video conferencing program. We give participants a web url link to click on.  You click on the link to enter the Zoom video conferencing room. The first time you use Zoom you may need to install a small app. Click here for a 60-second video with instructions about joining a Zoom meeting.  You can test zoom here.   

The Empathy Circles are recorded and posted to social media.