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Iben Dissing Sandahl


Iben Sandahl will lead the Empathy for Children teacher training programmes, teach her ideas and methodologies to trainee teacher trainers and support the research and the implementation of methodologies at every stage. 

Iben Sandahl is an internationally acknowledged public speaker, author, psychotherapist MPF and educator with activities around the globe.


Since 2015 Iben Sandahl has been offering lectures, workshops and counseling to parents and families, public organizations as well as private enterprises.


Her work has been featured in The Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, The Greater Good Science Center Berkley, to name a few - and in every National Newspapers in Denmark.

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Her book The Danish Way of Parenting: what the happiest people in the world know about raising confident, capable kids, has been translated into 27 languages. She is also the author of Play The Danish Way & Hold my hand.


Iben Sandahl has more than 20 years of experienced insight into child psychology and education, which in a most natural way anchor the Danish way of practicing parenthood.

Living and working in Denmark gives her the best possible opportunity to tell about Danish core values and concepts, which are described in the book.


Her main objectives are to inspire, help and support parents and professionals in order to ensure that new generations of children can grow up with a maximum of social- and mental health by offering alternatives to the many violent and abusive ways in which children and youth have been treated in the past as well as in the present.

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