The Empathy Labyrinth®, was developed by Marc Weiner in 2006 as a tool to teach empathy skills and Compassionate Communication. The EL is inspired by Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
The EL is a vehicle to facilitate joyful, empathic heart-to-heart connection with yourself, others and your beloved Divine Power.
When you want to connect to what's going on inside you, you first need to identify your thoughts, feelings and needs/values.
The EL provides an emotional vocabulary with over 250 feelings and needs/values words.
The EL is laid out in 3 concentric circles. The outer circle includes ten different beloved Jackal thoughts (i.e., habitual judgments, assumptions, & the like). The middle circle has 125 feelings words. And the inner circle has 125 needs/values words.
(Below is the 2-sided laminated handheld Empathy Labyrinth)
You simply go around the EL identifying and connecting to your:
During this process, you will gain:
You will be able to choose actions that are more connecting and congruent with your core needs/values.
Empathy connects you to your heart.
Labyrinths connect you to your heart.
Together you get Heart-to-Heart connection.
As you walk through the Empathy Labyrinth you will experience:
There are four versions of the EL to choose from:
How the Empathy Labyrinth (EL) Works
The Basic EL Instruction Guide for Self-Empathy:
The Goal of the EL
Our goal is to teach a simple yet profoundly transformative process to help you foster heart-to-heart connection. This same simple process for connection can be used to foster heart-to-heart connection with yourself, with others, and with your beloved Divine power.
The Empathy Labyrinth® is being used around the world in the following applications: