Free Empathy Training

A Mini Audio Course

"Empathy is the medicine the world needs." (Judith Orloff)

In this Free Audio Course You Will Learn How to Provide Comfort to One Another

When someone is upset it's hard to know what to do or say. It is easier than you think it is. This course walks through step by step how to talk to one another so you feel close and understood. Designed for romantic relationships but can be applied to multiple settings.

  • Empathy is a surprisingly simple skill that can be taught, practiced and improved

  • Learn how to get the comfort you deserve when you need a listening ear

  • Understand how important it is to postpone problem-solving and find out what to instead

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Empathy Training for Couples

    • Welcome to Empathy for Couples - Mini Course

    • Mini Empathy Training Chapter 1: Ground Rules for the Speaker

    • Ground Rules for Speaker Review

    • Mini Empathy Training Chapter 2: Ground Rules for the Listener

    • Ground Rules for Listener Review

    • Keep Learning (More empathy resources)

  • 2

    Communication Ground Rules Workshop: Bonus Live Webinar Recording

    • Communication Ground Rules Webinar

    • Communication Ground Rules Slides


Laura Silverstein

Certified Couples Therapist

Laura Silverstien, LCSW, helps couples find more happiness and clarity in their lives. She has devoted her entire career to teaching people how to communicate in a more honest and productive way to help them strengthen their relationships while repairing old wounds. As clinical director of a small private practice she oversees 1,000 hours of couples therapy a year, so she truly knows what works and what doesn't. Ms. Silverstein is a clinical social worker who has been training since 1988. She is certified in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy and works with Drs. John and Julie Gottman on their research team. She is grateful for all she has learned from the experts in the field, and even more importantly from the couples who she has worked with for so many years. She is passionate about sharing what she knows about relationship health and happiness.