Compassionate Integrity Training Final CIT training manual 11-30 - Page 125

Compa ssionate Integrit y Tr a ining A S e cu l a r Ethic s Appr oa c h to C ulti vat ing Pe rs on al, S o ci al and E n vir on me n tal F lo u r i shing Mindful Dialogue Exercise Skill 7: Empathic Concern Instructions: Each participant will select a partner with whom to have a mindful conversation. Take turns answering the following questions. The partner whose turn it is to listen should follow these rules: 1. Be totally present for the other person. 2. Avoid asking questions. 3. Avoid giving advice. 4. Maintain total confidentiality: anything that your conversation partner decides to share must be held in strict confidence. Question 1: What are the drawbacks of a lack of empathy, in your view? Question 2: Is there anything you feel may be holding you back from feeling more empathy to others? Question 3: Would you like to share any insights that emerged for you during the meditation or writing exercise? Final Reflections Use this space to capture any insights or ideas that emerged for you during this exercise. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ce n t e r for Compa s sion, I n teg r i t y a nd S e cu l ar E t hics | L ife Uni ve rsi t y | M ar ie t ta, G e or g i a - 119 -