As a Bernal Heights resident, I am, of course, always on Cortland Street…..and I thought that was you in the pictures now on display in the shop windows….then went to the “Help Each Other Out” web site and saw IT IS YOU!
Very nice….! And painfully touching right now—I spent Saturday at a memorial for someone I knew that committed suicide last month. Damn! I can’t shake the sadness of it. But it is great to know about this Help Each Other Out work.
Somehow we all accept that we need to go to school to learn things like math, English and Science. Why would we think we don’t need school to learn how to show up for people in difficult times? This workshop offers up a gentle but insistent awakening to its participants. I am walking away with a great understanding on how to recognize people who are struggling and that the simple act of listening can be both powerful and “enough”.
– Mardie Oakes, Nonprofit Executive Director
Extremely helpful experience that provided useful and effective tools to identify how people can use their own empathic strengths to help people they care about.
– Jennifer B.
This was a lovely, thought provoking morning that empowered me with concrete ideas of how to reach out to the people I care about.
– Katie Crouch
The workshop was an amazing experience. I came away with so many thoughts and felt equipped with such important tools to take into future empathy opportunities.
– Kim, San Francisco
The Empathy Bootcamp wonderfully demonstrated the many ways we can be there for each other. It was also a reminder of how good it feels to care for each other.
– John Pennington, Playwright
I often avoid addressing my friends and family’s difficult times. This workshop today motivated me to reach out to my step-aunt who recently lost her father.
– Chloe, San Francisco
The Empathy Bootcamp was a great place to give myself space to learn from others. I saw that I was struggling with how to approach dealing with a friend that was going through a rough time and I learned that what I was doing was adequate and awesome. Thank you, Kelsey, for bringing more awareness and empathy into my life!
– Stephanie Goodson, Founder, NOMAD Gardens
Empathy Bootcamp is a refreshing, practical approach to the topic, offering an accessible and authentic way to overcome the roadblocks that stand in the way of reaching out. I feel expanded confidence in both my ability to bring and give empathy to others, and deepened understanding of how powerfully doing so can be supportive during hard times.
– Alex Armenta, Nonprofit Director
The Empathy Bootcamp raised some fundamental and valuable points in the way that we react and respond to other people going through going through a rough time. How many times have we inadvertently said the wrong thing, or orse, said nothing? This short workshop provided some useful insights on how we can be more supportive to those in need.
– Emmet Murphy, CEO Nile Point