Empathy Training Mini Guide





Help Transform Loneliness!





We wrote this Mini-Guide to serve two functions:

One: To illustrate the power of music,
as a vessel of empathy,
capable of invigorating those previously thought to be lifeless,
Two: To also inspire the next generation,
to take a journey of awakening. 

The fate of many living things hangs in the balance.

AIF provides “Alive Inside” and “Comm-University” tools and practices,
from hosting screenings in your communities,
creating youth/elder connections,
and sharing open-source practices emerging from communities all over the world.


  • Mary Pat Bretthauer
    commented 2020-01-15 10:59:43 -0500
    Plan to use my care team of our church to reach out to local memory care wards we have some member family members in.
  • Michelle Cicillini
    commented 2020-01-13 15:54:09 -0500
    There is one thing that is crystal clear to me: Empathy is love. That’s what I teach.
  • Crystal Guzman
    commented 2020-01-06 17:08:45 -0500
  • Crystal Guzman
    commented 2020-01-06 16:14:43 -0500
    To decrease social and emotional isolation among both seniors and youth!
  • Stephanie Smith
    commented 2019-12-06 10:30:44 -0500
    It is an important skill for my students to learn as empathy can change the world.
  • Maryann Roper
    commented 2019-12-03 21:47:03 -0500
    I am a Registered Nurse with many years of experience working in facilities where people had dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease.My mother suffered form dementia, and it was so sad to watch the effect it had on her and our family.
  • bie hinnekint
    commented 2019-12-03 06:09:43 -0500
    Becouse I share in Belgium your values and intergenerational connections and love

  • Natalie Soto
    commented 2019-11-21 19:46:44 -0500
  • Gary Smith
    commented 2019-11-08 09:22:55 -0500
  • Heather Hopton
    commented 2019-10-22 15:16:47 -0400
  • Lauren Best
    commented 2019-10-16 04:08:10 -0400
  • Mary Pat Bretthauer
    commented 2019-10-01 14:20:19 -0400
  • Mary Pat Bretthauer
    commented 2019-10-01 14:18:41 -0400
    I work at my church as Coordinator of Care Ministries and would like to review this as a possible option to help connect and make elder/ Youth connections in our church and community.
  • Joseph Durbin
    commented 2019-09-09 14:47:44 -0400
    I am a high school chorus teacher and I am searching for ways for my students to connect with their community and elders
  • Lynna Carnegie
    commented 2019-07-16 16:27:37 -0400
  • Amy Scherschligt
    commented 2019-06-18 22:29:27 -0400
    I lead a ministry team at my church. We are called Champions of Life: we exist to help equip the church to be a gospel-driven champion of life. We are asking God to reveal an elder care ministry to us. Perhaps Alive Inside is it!
  • Jennifer Fink
    commented 2019-05-23 18:06:00 -0400
    I’m caring for my 76 YO Mother who is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s. I’d also like to help the staff where she lives have more successful relationships with many of the residents they care for. Some of them are tough cases.
  • Diana Camp
    commented 2019-05-08 13:21:06 -0400
    Several years ago I saw the movie “Alive Inside” for the first time. I was so moved by what I saw. I lead a community service group at a middle school that is very excited about doing something for the seniors in our community.
  • Vicki Steff
    commented 2019-04-22 14:12:37 -0400
    I live in a rural area and work with our community elders. I am seeing more and more elders with dementia and I am passionate in helping them stay active, independent and aging successfully at home. I would love to integrate our youth into the lives of our elders and this may be the bridge to do so.
  • Denise Koenig
    commented 2019-04-10 15:15:58 -0400
  • Jen Myers
    commented 2019-04-09 17:55:40 -0400
  • Jennifer Myers
    commented 2019-04-09 17:47:21 -0400
    I am a home manager at an assisted living home and would love any tools to improve on teaching the importance of empathy.
  • Donna Baker
    commented 2019-04-07 10:15:43 -0400
    to help those I work with
  • Cheryl Ann Hanych
    commented 2019-03-29 14:34:29 -0400
  • Cheryl Ann Hanych
    commented 2019-03-29 14:33:18 -0400
    I am a clinical instructor for nursing assistants and work with the Veterans. We teach about having empathy in our program.
  • Rodna Wade
    commented 2019-03-29 13:00:31 -0400
  • Suzanne Stagner
    commented 2019-03-27 15:16:57 -0400
    I discovered the Alive Coalition after my dear mother was stricken with Alzheimer’s. As someone at the tale end of the baby boomer generation, I am seeing now what we have created in terms of how we care for our elderly and I am appalled and shocked. And with the rise in the dementia epidemic, it simply isn’t acceptable. I want to be a part of bridging the gap between our youth and or elderly, where more compassion and empathy is necessary in order to make changes in the way we deal with aging and the end of life. There IS a better way!
  • Kelsey Leahy
    commented 2019-03-27 14:01:54 -0400
    Because I care deeply and I want to help.
  • Juanita Hagerty
    commented 2019-03-05 13:22:12 -0500
    I work in Long Term Care Homes and this falls right in line with the culture I work so hard to promote.
  • Barbara Dockter
    commented 2019-02-11 16:12:32 -0500
    I want to get a Grant through the Placerville Elks Lodge to use for members of our communities. We can then serve memory care patients in our County of El Dorado

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