In our last article, we talked about the positive benefits of becoming an Empatharian Facilitator of Empatharian Circles.
Empatharian Circles exist to deliver optimal vitality and creativity, thriving and aliveness/joy to individuals. Participants become Empatharians, and as such develop empathy, compassionate communication, conflict resolution skills, and leadership skills. Facilitators empower Empatharians to become Facilitators themselves, and the circles grow exponentially.
Within organizations, the positive culture developed, embracing diversity, telling the truth, without judgment or holding back, helps to create thriving productivity within the organization. Collaboration and co-creating increase the innovation and openness to new ways of doing things which speeds the breakthrough to new levels of productivity, new product innovations, and better ways of working.
Professor Kim Cameron of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, has done 15 years of studies with 40 large and small companies, and his results have found No dis-confirming evidence to the positive effect of fostering an Abundance Culture with positive leadership. All these factors improved: profits, less errors, more customer satisfaction, better employee retention and customer retention, more productivity, quality, and innovation.
What’s “Abundance Culture” specifically, in Kim Cameron’s studies? It’s gratitude and appreciation, support and compassion, caring and concern, meaningfulness and purpose, forgiveness and understanding, trust and integrity, and last but not least: positive energy and inspiration. An Abundance, or Positive Culture can only develop with Positive Leadership.
Empatharian Circles cultivate positive leadership.
How do Empatharian Circles cultivate positive leadership?
It’s well known that social relationships improve everything: our physical, mental and emotional well-being.
The Empath Stretch movement practice also provides cellular and circulatory vitality, more assured embodiment, self-nurture and stretching, as well as the clarity and focus of a meditation practice.
The structure of each meeting includes individuals appreciation and gratitude sharing, and listening practice supporting other members of the Circle.
Empathy and compassion practice can include journal processes or active processes where circle members interact to demonstrate their individual situations and stories.
Caring and concern are natural outgrowths of authentic communication and listening, facilitated by the Facilitator’s feedback and questions.
Empatharian Circles are about peace-building in the world, with the purpose and meaningfulness of becoming the peace we seek, and that shared purpose of the practice.
In processes, we enact forgiveness and understanding towards those who have hurt us in the past, and in our current lives. We find insight into our own lessons learned has been the prize of pain, and so feel gratitude to our enemies. We declare our gratitude, both inside and outside the group meeting.
The foundation of our work together is a pledge of trust and integrity, of confidentiality within the circle, and words and promises being kept.
Empatharian Circles operate with positive energy and inspiration, facilitated by trained leader/facilitators who maintain the circle’s focus and forward motion on the agenda of learning.
Empatharian Facilitators are Key
Each facilitator is compensated for their time by each individual participant, or a grant to that individual participant, at the fair rate of $10 per session, minimum of 6. In this way, Empatharian Facilitators generate income for themselves and their families, and are able to give back to the Empatharian Movement for Peace, to train more Facilitators.
Empatharian Circles may vary in time length based on the needs of the participant group. For example, the secondary school groups might meet twice a week for 45 minutes per meeting. Adults might meet once a week for an hour and 15 minutes. Elders might meet daily for 30 minutes per session. Children could meet daily for 20 minutes per session.
Currently all groups are online, which allows far geographic distribution of participants, making for exciting diversity of cultures and languages.
The World House Challenge will introduce the Empatharian Movement for Peace to many people and organizations globally, and it is our hope that we can work collaboratively to uplift and generate peace worldwide for many years to come.