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Empathy training for early years settings – Stockholm, Sweden

May 29 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Would you like to be an empathy educator?
This unique, 3 day training at Ängbybarnen’s preschools in Stockholm, Bromma and 3 sessions online, will help you bring, empathy, mindfulness and compassion into everyday activities with young children. You’ll develop Nonviolent Communication skills (created by Dr Marshall Rosenberg), and practices you can use immediately. 

May 29 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 4:00 pm

Want to bring empathy and mindful practice into your early years setting?

This highly specialised course is delivered over 3 days in Stockholm and 3 sessions online. It offers practical tools for educators to deepen their experience of empathy and compassion. It’s about fostering trust, cooperation, team work and collaboration. 

It’s design incorporates over 30 years’ experience of heart-focused practice in education settings and curriculum design. We share empirical experience from the on-going operations of Ängbybarnen’s preschools in Stockholm and previous operations in preschools in London.

Strengthen children with compassion in less than a minute

You will discover how empathy looks and feels in a care and education setting. Develop children’s awareness of their unique strengths and qualities by supporting them with emotional awareness, vocabulary and skills to face conflicts peacefully, to understand and care for each other, and make decisions together, so that everyone is satisfied.

Empathy and collaboration

Although young children naturally have the capacity for empathy and cooperation, this does not mean that they develop these capacities on their own. We work together as a team to share, learn and cultivate qualities, habits and to increase our awareness and understanding of empathy and collaboration. 

We wholeheartedly believe that empathy offers educators and children the mindset and emotional competencies they need to face a chaotic and rapidly changing world. Empathy can motivate people to learn, be creative, care for each other and work cooperatively for the well-being of everyone. 

Who is this training for?

This course is for educators in preschools. It is suitable if you are completely new to learning about empathy and NVC or if you have some prior understanding. We ask that you come willing to participate in the discussions and practical exercises. Fluency in English is an advantage.

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.

Dates and location:

Part 1 Online 

6.00 – 8.00pm (GMT+1) London (UK) Time

24 May Getting to know each other

Part 2 Sweden in person at pre-schools

28 May Arrive 

29 May Session 1 and 2 Training begins

30 May Session 3 and Empathy cafe 

31 May Session 4 and 5 – Round up celebration 

1 June Travel home 

Part 3 Online 

6.00 – 8.00pm (GMT+1) London (UK) Time

7 June Empathy cafe 2

21 June Session 6

12 July Empathy cafe 3

What does it cost?

£650.00 per person (a reduction can be discussion for groups of people coming together)

Your travel Sweden, accommodation and food is not included in the course fee. It is your responsibility to cover these costs. In the event of cancellation, we accept no liability for refunding flights or accommodation costs.



You will receive an Empathy Educators Certificate on completion of all sessions and assignments. 

Who are we?

Tracy Seed

Tracy has worked in the field of education, emotional intelligence for over 30 years. A qualified teacher, High Scope trainer, with a background in curriculum development, counselling, mindfulness, NLP and embodiment. She owned her own preschools for over 20 years and is well known as an empathy consultant, working with education settings, corporate and NFP organisations in the UK and internationally, as a trainer and coach. She is a NVC Trainer Certified with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication.

Therese Elfstedt

Therese has been a preschool teacher for the past 20 years and has always had a special interest in communicating and establishing rapport with the youngest preschoolers. Through her training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) she, alongside her team, have developed a method by which each pedagogue does his/her very best in ensuring that every child is met with empathic communication. Therese has played a key role in several groups and workshops and lectured in empathic communication both in Sweden and abroad.

Katarina Sparrdal

Katarina has always held a curiosity on the importance of internal communication and how it reflects on an organisation’s general well-being. She has 15 years of extensive experience in the field of empathic communication and is a certified Nonviolent Communication (NVC) trainer. She works primarily at Ängbybarnens preschools in Stockholm, where she regularly trains pedagogues and collaborates with them in drafting educational materials for the preschools. Katarina has held lectures and workshops on NVC in Sweden, the Ukraine and other European countries. She studied Project Management at Stockholm University, focusing on Marketing and Communications.

Helga Ronnysdotter

Helga has worked as a preschool teacher at Ängbybarnens preschools since 2010. This preschool group has been steered and inspired by Nonviolent Communication for the past 20 years. Helga is an art teacher and a workshop educator with a background in drama. Helga is part of Ängbybarnens preschool’s empathic communication team where she co-leads the training of pedagogues and designs educational materials for the preschool. She is trained in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and continues to educate herself and members of her team on the benefits of AAC.


May 29 @ 9:00 am
July 17 @ 4:00 pm

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