Empathic Intervision is a structured method of interaction for
people working together.
5 Integrative empathy skills guide people to hold space for each other's experiences, thoughts and feelings and nurture consideration of all perspectives.
Strengthened engagement where there are cultural differences or differences of opinion leads to solutions where everyone is on board.
The 5 Integrative Empathy Skills
When to use Empathic Intervision
Empathic intervision is versatile: it can be a peer support and peer learning process as well as a method for co-creation, problem solving and (strategic) decision making. It applies elements of warmth and understanding without losing sight of goals and practicality. Empathic Intervision can be used in existing meetings or it can be used to start a new way of working and learning together.
The Benefits of Empathic Intervision
Empathic intervision applies Integrative Empathy skills. It leads to improved inter-collegial understanding and support, sharing of professional expertise, and improved quality of work.
It addresses complex interpersonal dynamics in diverse groups and applies empathy skills to help guide interpersonal processes. If left unacknowledged and unharnessed, group dynamics may undermine group processes. When we engage empathy we embrace unique skills and perspectives associated with diversity. This facilitates creativity and innovation rather than causing conflict and competition between people.