Empathic communication

The heart of what we do

Study visit & Courses with the main theme - empathy

For 20 years, we have implemented empathetic communication in our preschools in various ways. The empathic approach is inspired by NVC (Nonviolent Communication) --- a communication model developed by American psychologist, Dr Marshall B. Rosenberg. Through NVC, we increase the possibility of meeting each other with respect, by understanding each other's needs and desires, and interacting in a way that leads to mutual development.

During a visit at our Preschools, we share how we maintain, practice and develop our empathic approach. By using a conscious empathic approach, we learn from every situation and every challenge. In collaboration with the training company G.A.M (Give it a Minute) and NVC trainer, Tracy Seed in London, we now offer courses, educational trips and training sessions on the subject of empathic communication.

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International on-line empathic training for early years settings

Want to be an empathy educator?

This online course offers practical tools to strengthen children with compassion in less than a minute. You will discover how empathy looks and feels in a care and education setting. You’ll develop Nonviolent Communication skills (created by Dr Marshall Rosenberg), and mindful practices you can use immediately.

Who is this training for?

This course is for educators in preschools. It is suitable if you are completely new to learning about empathy or if you have some prior understanding. This course is for those wanting to be empathy educators and contribute to creating better well-being, care and cooperation in societies.

The course will cover:

  • Discussions on what empathy is and isn’t
  • Adding mindful practices seamlessly into your early year’s curriculum
  • Employing an empathy lens to review and develop your routines, activities and learning resources.
  • Skills to face challenges, for emotional regulation and working with conflict
  • Creating your own props for developing emotional literacy through play and storytelling.
  • Using an NVC 4- step model to review your interactions with children and parents.
  • Leading team meetings using a structure that fosters trust, openness and authentic relationships with each other.

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Time and Date
Thursday, 19 January, 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
(GMT +1) United Kingdom time

6 times 2,5 h of training sessions

Empathy café
4 times 1.15 h reflecting sessions where we support you in your setting.

This international training is led by teachers and NVC trainer from Ängbybarnens pre-schools together with NVC trainer Tracy Seed in London.

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Visit our pre-schools in Sweden and be a part of our empathic communication team

Want to know more about empathy education for pre-school settings?

Join us on an educational excursion to visit the highly regarded Ängbybarnens pre-school (kindergarten, förskola) group.

What will you do?
  • Arrive, meet others in the group and check into your accommodation.
  • Travel each day to the pre-schools to observe, play, train and learn from the team leading the empathic communication work at the pre-schools.
  • Participate in GAM empathy education sessions.
  • Experience, first hand, the mindset and empathy practices in everyday interactions in the early years settings with young children.
  • View, review and learn how to enrich your early years curriculum with mindfulness, empathy and compassion.
  • Participate in GAM empathy education sessions to support you and the dialogue within your team
  • Experience mindful practices you can use immediately.

To register for the course and learn more, please visit:
tracyseed.com If you are Swedish and would like to participate in this course where you get to meet and interact with teachers from other countries, please contact us and we will give you more information gam@angbybarnen.se


May 29, 2023 (11:00 am) - June 1, 2023 (11:00 am)

In collaboration with NVC trainer Tracy Seed, we are once again organizing an educational trip to our pre-schools in Bromma, Stockholm 2023. This excursion is a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about empathy education in Ängybarnen pre-schools in Sweden. You will be immersed in a culture of empathy. There will be time to observe and to play and experience GAM (Give it a minute) empathy educator training. For more information visit our partner in England Tracy Seed.

Study visit, courses & presentations

We have received many study visits over the years, have held training sessions and presentations both in Sweden and abroad. We have also participated in various research projects together with Norway and Denmark.

The study visits that we offer usually last 1.5 - 2 hours and consist of an introductory presentation, a visit to the preschool and a final question and answer session. We also offer workshops for adults, where you get the opportunity to try different exercises and materials that we use. Our presentations also cover how we work with empathic communication in combination with TAKK (supporting sign language for younger children). All our activities that we offer aim to support and increase awareness of your empathic ability to listen, both to yourself and to your surroundings. To learn more, book a visit or a workshop, please contact us: gam@angbybarnen.se

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