A poem prompted by experiences in Kenya

Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation: A Manual

The Empathy Manual is now available! Are you interested in the nature of  empathy? Are you concerned by what happens to empathy in conflict situations? Ready for inspiring stories about how empathy can be rebuilt? You can download Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation: A Manual absolutely free for ipad here There’s a summary and a downloadable … Continue reading

Videos available as a resource

The EDiCT project (Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation) has a YouTube channel, that links to the Empathy Manual. There you can find videos relating to conflict transformation in Kenya and Nepal, and a video of the Empathy model. Click here or follow the Link

Seeing Israeli action in Gaza through the idea of dyspathy

First reactions: Impossibly complex, impossibly painful to watch from a distance, impossible to comment usefully. Attempting to ‘make sense’ with tools from EDiCT: Dyspathy is anything that blocks empathy. In conflict transformation, we need to understand the roots and processes of dyspathy. We can re-enable empathy by dismantling dyspathy. This morning, a tweet from Robert … Continue reading

Today at the exhibition

Simon Weatherbed from the NGO Responding to Conflict will join me today at my exhibition. At 1700 we will engage in a public conversation on “Creating empathy and transforming conflict”. We’ll start with remembering our visit to Maralal in northern Kenya to see the peace-building work of Evans Onyiego and his team in March 2012. … Continue reading

Launching the Empathy Manual

Two events coming up soon in London where we present the new manual “Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation”. Both at 5th Base Gallery, Heneage Street EC1 5LJ. (Off Brick Lane – nearest tube is Aldgate East) Creating empathy and transforming conflict Lynne Cameron in conversation with Simon Weatherbed, Director of NGO Responding to Conflict Tuesday … Continue reading

It’s all happening!

Final preparations are underway for launching the manual on Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation this coming week. I’ve had a few hard copies printed but the best version is for reading on an ipad – I decided on this after seeing my Kenyan colleagues using ipads. In this version, there are videos to watch and … Continue reading

Two gifts to share

I am very happy to have received two gifts today. 1. an English translation of a Basque poem (I am visiting San Sebastian to discuss conflict, communication and cognition) Embodied Experiment in the Stairway   2. a short url that links to the website Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation http://www.open.ac.uk/edict This is (one of the … Continue reading

Sneak preview of what’s coming…

Busy today with my project advisory group, working through the draft of our EDiCT Manual. Here’s a sneak preview of the cover… When completed, the manual will introduce ideas about empathy dynamics and show how they can be applied in conflict transformation. Publication early in 2014!

Conflict transformation and creativity

If you are in the north of England, do come along to the University of Leeds tomorrow. I am going to be ‘in conversation’ with Simon Weatherbed from the NGO Responding to Conflict about “Conflict transformation and creativity”. We will talk about our shared experience in Kenya last year, and the creative conflict transformation work … Continue reading