‘I have found the insight and tools that Emma has to share so incredibly useful as I navigate both my personal and professional spheres. Following the programme I am able to better recognise my own needs amongst the needs of others, and strategies as to how I can meet these meaningfully and sustainably. Emma is such a warm facilitator and brings her extensive professional and lived experience to the role. I would highly recommend that those experiencing the challenges that a strong empathetic leaning can offer invest in this programme and explore how they can truly take ownership of this incredible strength. You will leave empowered.’ Meg (Social Worker)
The Burden to Gift workshop was so beneficial in gaining more understanding of my empathy strength. I learnt new strategies for managing empathy and using it as a gift rather than being weighed down by it. I had the chance to share my experience of empathy and I felt heard and valued. It was great to be in a group with others and hearing the different experiences people have had. I loved the workshop, it felt like I was able to take some time to focus on myself and learn more about me. I loved the way Emma facilitates the workshop and I felt it worked really well over zoom!
I completed the workshop via zoom, where it was lovely to meet four other amazing people (including Emma) that have empathy in their top five strengths. The workshop was great for me, as I definitely have felt that my empathy has been a huge drain on my daily life but with the conversations and exercises in the workshop that mentality was definitely turned around. If you’ve struggled to balance out your empathy, then this workshop and now online course is for you… I’m sure that you will find at least one great takeaway that will make a difference to your day. ~ Vanessa
In Lockdown 2020 I had signed up to do Emma’s workshop on turning Empathy from a burden to a gift, and had empathy as my top strength. It felt as though I was constantly tripping over empathy instead of it being a blessing to others and myself. I am very blessed to be a mother of 3, which makes life busy with the advantage of my other 4 top strengths being people focussed as well- Empathy, Positivity, Adaptability, Woo and Developer!
I work with preschool children and parents every day and found I was becoming burdened by the various concerns parents shared with me, and I didn’t have any good processes in place for dealing with this. Also what I discovered through the workshop is my life balance (not making any time for my own needs) was way out of whack! Thanks to some really helpful skills I learnt on the course I have made some changes. One change I’ve made is every day after work I take time to download onto paper and to God the various ‘concerns’ parents have shared. Then I take half an hour to sit and enjoy my kai/time alone before starting on housework. Emma’s Empathy course has been really valuable to me and comes highly recommended.
“Working with Emma has helped me with my confidence and has helped me express thoughts I am having and she has helped me create goals for myself and achieve them. She has been supportive and understanding and overall great at her job. I would absolutely go to her again and I rate her highly” …14 year old, Female, Anonymous
“Thank you Emma for your input into my life. After sharing with you over the past few sessions I feel that I have more clarity about my thoughts and direction. it has helped unravel various issues that I have struggled with.” …..18 year old Female, Anonymous