train empathy

  • Social thinking as a basis for cooperation, common learning and mental health in school
  • Knut Schnell
  • Lecture

Empathy can be defined as the ability to understand the feelings and beliefs of others and to relate them to one’s own emotions and thoughts. This ability forms a basis for human cooperation and mental health. One method to train this ability together is applied improvisation. The event will discuss how the principles of “yes, and” instead of “yes, but” can be translated into the design of living and learning together in a school.

Dr. Knut Schnell is Medical Director of the Asklepios Fachklinikum, Head of the Translational Psychotherapy Research Group at the University Medical Center Göttingen and co-organizer of the first German-language conference on applied improvisation in psychotherapy planned for 2020.

In the series Schule Neu Denken

In cooperation with the GEW Rhein-Neckar-Heidelberg

Further events of the series can be found here (PDF, 571 Kb)


Dear guests, due to the intensifying developments and the corresponding official orders of the city of Heidelberg in the context of the measures to contain the infection with the Corona virus, all events at the DAI Heidelberg from March 13 to April 19, 2020, inclusive, will be cancelled. Tickets already purchased can be returned at the respective advance booking office.

Ticket Prices (plus fees)

Regular price 8 €
Reduced price 5 €
Member price 4 €

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