‘What is going on here?’ – That’s the question most people ask us when we stand with our Empathy Tent at a market-square or a festival.
We tell them that we connect people in empathy: some people might be in need for someone who listens to them with attention and empathy, while other people have space to listen empathically to someone else, and we bring those people together in our Empathy Tent.
What happens next is a surprise, even for us.
Some of the encounters that touched us, during the German NVC Month:
* A elderly woman sharing about her life without her man, her need for support and while we listen she is being touched by her own words.
* A young and an older woman who didn’t know each other, talking with each other, finding out how they trigger each other and how to deal in a nonviolent way with that.