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Open, engaging asking for inputs early, given already established safe space. Slide 5 - Affective Empathy. Would have been more effective and clearer to describe that empathy consists of two components - Affective and Cognitive....then go into details of Affective component, following with Cognitive empathy. Might have been better for Ken to have taken both components and not break up with another facilitator....
Explained skill well via slides 5, 7, and 17. Slide #5 Affective Empathy as described above. Well done. Did a good job with Slide 17, comparing Empathic Concern (focus on others) with Empathic Distress (focus on self).
Did a good job with Group Activity - Empathy Line, but gave away the "punch line" early. Need to remind ourselves to follow the exercise instructions in the FM. He included a good review of definitions of Affective and Cognitive Empathy, citing a personal experience, which demonstrated willingness to be vulnerable and courageous, but we need to cautious about this kind of sharing that can be triggering...need to generalize so that focus is on the example/experience not the individual sharing.
Slide 17 as above. Great image of two faces overlapping looking at each other (each allowing an overlap) with the idea of trust and open conversation increasing our ability to empathize.
Being more cautious about potential "triggering" stories, experiences that bring focus to facilitator, rather than to the topic of discussion.