Empathy Circles: Phase five: The Continuous Possibility of Empathic Creativity and Empathic Action

Over the past few months I have shared with you a blended (science and practice) empathy practice, which I developed with Edwin Rutsch: the Empathy Circles. In describing this last phase of the circles, I take the liberty to share with you my own personal observations and findings of the results of this practice.


My reasoning will be less science based than what I have shared in the articles on the previous four phases. Instead, I share with you my personal learnings of having facilitated and participated in at least one hundred circles, the hypothesis I have developed on the underlying processes, and how I see all of this to be of value. I finish with some recommendations to others who are walking the talk when it comes to empathic action.


by Lidewij Niezink,