Online Council

Community gatherings for challenging times.

During this time of uncertainty, distance, and isolation, we also need community and support. In an effort to provide much-needed connection and space to listen and be heard, I am facilitating online councils, and you're invited.

Council is a circle-style gathering during which a facilitator suggests prompts and participants take turns sharing their stories and witnessing the stories of others. The four intentions of council are to (1) listen from the heart, (2) speak from the heart, (3) speak spontaneously, and (4) be lean of expression. Join us in the digital circle to sit and practice these intentions together.

Online Council meets using Zoom video conferencing, and you'll need to install the Zoom client to attend.

If you want to meet people, talk about real things (not about the coronavirus all the time), and experience a sense of connection and community, these gatherings may be for you. Councils often feel like "a convening of team human."

If you know someone who would benefit from joining the circle, please feel free to share this invitation with them.


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About Council

Center for Council is also hosting regular Social Connection Councils online. Learn more about those here.

"Council is an age-old practice that involves bringing people together in a circle to bear witness and share authentically. Participants agree to speak one-at-a-time, sharing their personal stories and experiences, rather than opinions, and listening non-judgmentally while others do the same. Sharing and listening to universal stories about love, loss, fear, triumph, challenge, hope and other experiences enables participants to recognize that, despite our many differences, we have much in common."

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