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Putting Empathy at the Heart of Support Work – 20 June 2019

Alexander Warren of AJP Dreams has been working with support from Gillian Allan from Edinburgh Development Group to research and develop empathy training for support workers. Using their direct research with support workers and considering the research of others, EDG and ALP Dreams have developed a one day training course to support and enhance a culture of empathy in your organisation.

During the training they create an empathic and non-judgemental which involves:

  • role play
  • art
  • personal reflection
  • interactive exercises

With the aim of increasing understanding of:

  • empathy and what it is
  • overcoming barriers to empathy
  • how to engage in self-care
  • the importance of listening
  • the link between empathy and supporting service users to live their dreams


You can find out more about the research behind the training at:

For more information download the training flyer and learning outcomes


Date of Training:  20th June, 2019  10.30 am to 4 pmVenue:  ARC Scotland, Unit 11 Hardengreen Business Centre, Eskbank, Dalkeith EH22 3NX (there is free car parking available)Cost:  £100 per person

(Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and a light buffet lunch will be provided).
To book a place email [email protected] or Phone 0131 663 4444.