Circles of Resilience
Creating Communities of Connection
Training in Council Facilitation & Conflict Exploration
EnHeartening the world one circle at a time
Join our growing community of facilitators who practice speaking and listening from the heart in order to create more resilient families, workplaces and communities.
Events & Workshops
Circles of Resilience Part One | The Basics
Communication, Empathy, and Stress Reduction
An introduction to the practice of listening and speaking from the heart (Way of Council), along with social engagement activities and mindfulness processes to help build psycho-emotional resilience. All in the comfort of your home via Zoom.
Circles of Resilience Part Two | Going Deeper
(Prerequisite Part 1)
Circles of Resilience, Part Two continues to build skills with the four intentions while emphasizing the formation of prompts and the the use of different forms of council, e.g. the Fishbowl, Spiral and Response.
The Healing Power of Conflict
How do you deal with challenging conversations?
Conflict is an inescapable part of our lives. It often points to opportunities for personal change and growth. Circles of Resilience practices embody both ancient and modern wisdom about how to keep human relationships alive, open, and constructive, especially when conflicts arise.
Whether it be the loss of a beloved or the collective grief over climate chaos, war, polarization, and threats to democracy, we need to mourn, yet our culture has a difficult relationship with grief.
In this course we befriend and tend grief, trusting that the relationship has its own time frame, its own needs, and its own grace.
Circles of Resilience for Teams, Businesses and Organizations
Strong work relationships help establish and nurture a company or organizational culture that emphasizes respect, loyalty and trust, as well as cross-cultural awareness and inclusiveness. Social connection provides a sense of cohesion in the office, built on the safety that comes with co-regulation which is essential for cultivating creativity, teamwork and collaboration.
Organizations we have worked with:
Krotona School of Theosophy
Please contact us if you’d like to speak with us about designing a program for your team, business, or organization.
For those of you who would like a taste of council before registering for a training, please join one of our Resilience Thursdays monthly drop-in councils by donation.
TIME: 5.30pm Pacific Time on January 19, February 16, March 16.
Who We Are
Lori is a Trainer in the Way of Council, and has been facilitating Council groups in the U.S. and Canada for over 20 years. She was a co-coordinator of the Palms Council Project, a school based council program, and has served on circles to advance the practice of Council such as the Trainer’s Mentoring Circle, which shepherds the path and the people seeking to become facilitators and trainers.
Leon is a founding member of the Ojai Foundation, an educational sanctuary in Southern California. He is a Senior Trainer of the Way of Council, and has been facilitating Council groups in the U.S. and abroad for over 30 years. Together with his partner, Glori Zeltzer, he teaches the Art of Intimate Conversation to couples.
“Following every gathering in Council, I felt a deep exhilaration from the peace, joy, and insight that flowed into the circle from every participant.”
By Joining Our Courses You Will:
• Participate in grounding and mindfulness practices for nervous system regulation and resilience.
• Learn different circle forms, exercises, games, and ways of sharing with families, schools, colleagues and clients.
• Engage in home practice with other participants to develop your skills and find deep connection with others.
• Explore the questions we are living now in this time of global pandemic, climate crisis and polarization.
“The secret of creating peace is that when you listen to other people you have only one purpose: to offer them an opportunity to open their hearts.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh