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Jeff Tretsven

1. What is your name, background and interest with training empathy?

 My name is Jeff Tretsven. I have been studying and teaching Nonviolent Communication since 2007. Empathy is a key part of Nonviolent Communication and I seem to have an intuitive ability to identify feelings and needs from just a few words. I would like to see empathy and the well being and peace that come from it spread.


2. What are your ideas for forming an International Empathy Trainers Association?
A place where we can share ideas and experiment with others to see what works at creating empathy and what doesn't work so we can learn from each.


3. What sort of support do you need from IETA?
A place to test out ideas and get feedback and also to learn from other's experience.


4. How would you like to contribute of building the Association?

By sharing my experience of what works and doesn't work for me.


5. What questions do you have for others on the list?

 How do you let someone know that what they are doing does not create an atmosphere of empathy without them going into self judgment or starting an argument about whose method of empathy is better.

6. Will you be able to attend some planning and design meetings? Yes
What dates and times are good for you?

Days and evenings US Central time.


7. Other Comments?


Jeff Tretsven