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"4 minute experiment" - A workshop on Empathy

Friday, September 23rd
Doors 4:30pm // Workshop 5:00-6:30  

Host: Mark Wallace-Bell (PhD in Psychology and Lecturer at UC)

An opportunity to explore empathy and connection in human interaction.

Based on a wonderful project by Amnesty International in Berlin to prove "borders exist between countries, not people".

"When the world appears rife with division and conflict, it is always worthwhile to look at everything from another person’s perspective. Too often, what gets lost in the numbers and headlines is the suffering of actual people, who, like us, have families, friends, their own stories, dreams and goals. What if we stopped for just a moment and looked at who they really are?”

Mark has a PhD in psychology with 15 years of  experience in education, research and practice in health psychology and behaviour change counselling is inviting us to join him for a workshop on empathy and our own "4 minute experiment"! 

Beginning at 5:00pm
- Brief introduction on the Theme of the session
- Participants will engage in 4 minute silence, interactions, and debriefs
- Review and large group discussion
- Reflection: 
    • Why is empathy important?
    • How to enhance the role of empathy in our relationships?
- Close around 6:30

"People from different continents who have literally never set eyes on each other before come away feeling an amazing connection,” says Draginja Nadażdin, Director of Amnesty International Poland.

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